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Re: Today I learned... (Post interesting facts.)

Unread postPosted: 11 September 2018, 21:36
by Capt._Trips
acpro wrote:TIL that John Lennon and Paul McCartney used to masturbate together! This is like some 1960's(?) fanfic come true.


http://www.tmz.com/2018/09/11/paul-mcca ... y-beatles/


This story was on my newsfeed. Lol. But had more stories. Like Paul hooking up with 2 hookers in vegas and John banging some guys wife while her husband watched.

Zeppelin groupie stories will always be the best though. ;)

Re: Today I learned... (Post interesting facts.)

Unread postPosted: 11 September 2018, 22:13
by mxguy01
René wrote:Today I learned that, to this day, in German, CEO is Hauptgeschäftsführer :P


Is that HGF as an acronym?

Re: Today I learned... (Post interesting facts.)

Unread postPosted: 12 September 2018, 01:59
by acpro
This is one of the best ongoing threads of GFO! Let's bring it back to life.

Re: Today I learned... (Post interesting facts.)

Unread postPosted: 12 September 2018, 04:14
by Brenden
When the UK finishes Brexiting, the EU will have lost 25% of its aircraft carriers.
(It only has four: UK, France, and two from Italy. Russia and China have one each. The United States has 11. )

Re: Today I learned... (Post interesting facts.)

Unread postPosted: 12 September 2018, 16:29
by mxguy01
Brenden wrote:When the UK finishes Brexiting, the EU will have lost 25% of its aircraft carriers.
(It only has four: UK, France, and two from Italy. Russia and China have one each. The United States has 11. )



Didn't sound like their navy was in very good shape to begin with:
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-uk-military-navy-commentary/commentary-what-the-u-s-should-learn-from-britains-dying-navy-idUSKCN10L1AD

Re: Today I learned... (Post interesting facts.)

Unread postPosted: 12 September 2018, 16:45
by Marmaduke
mxguy01 wrote:
Brenden wrote:When the UK finishes Brexiting, the EU will have lost 25% of its aircraft carriers.
(It only has four: UK, France, and two from Italy. Russia and China have one each. The United States has 11. )



Didn't sound like their navy was in very good shape to begin with:
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-uk-military-navy-commentary/commentary-what-the-u-s-should-learn-from-britains-dying-navy-idUSKCN10L1AD


I mean, yeah, the Royal Navy isn’t going through the best of times right now. The Armed Forces in general are having to make do with less, as it most of the public sector. But it really does annoy me when people compare the armed forces as they are now to “The Navy that once ruled the waves”

The United Kingdom is a small island nation. Our empire no longer governs a quarter of the worlds population. I think the fleet was at its peak in WW2 with something like 400 ships. We don’t need 400 ships now. 400 ships would be a waste of money. The next war is very unlikely to be one that rests on naval supremacy.

Re: Today I learned... (Post interesting facts.)

Unread postPosted: 12 September 2018, 16:57
by Derek
War could be very well rest on naval supremacy if you consider aircraft carriers to be a part of the navy. But somehow I doubt the UK will spring for 11 of those, or 9 landing dock-equipped amphibious assault vessels either.

But if you did, imagine how different the Brexit negotiations would be.

Re: Today I learned... (Post interesting facts.)

Unread postPosted: 12 September 2018, 17:43
by poolerboy0077
Derek wrote:But if you did, imagine how different the Brexit negotiations would be.

They just need an erratic, blowhard leader who changes his mind based on the last conservation he has.

Re: Today I learned... (Post interesting facts.)

Unread postPosted: 12 September 2018, 18:36
by Derek
I prefer marine life conservations myself.

Re: Today I learned... (Post interesting facts.)

Unread postPosted: 12 September 2018, 21:42
by mxguy01
Marmaduke wrote:
mxguy01 wrote:
Brenden wrote:When the UK finishes Brexiting, the EU will have lost 25% of its aircraft carriers.
(It only has four: UK, France, and two from Italy. Russia and China have one each. The United States has 11. )



Didn't sound like their navy was in very good shape to begin with:
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-uk-military-navy-commentary/commentary-what-the-u-s-should-learn-from-britains-dying-navy-idUSKCN10L1AD


I mean, yeah, the Royal Navy isn’t going through the best of times right now. The Armed Forces in general are having to make do with less, as it most of the public sector. But it really does annoy me when people compare the armed forces as they are now to “The Navy that once ruled the waves”

The United Kingdom is a small island nation. Our empire no longer governs a quarter of the worlds population. I think the fleet was at its peak in WW2 with something like 400 ships. We don’t need 400 ships now. 400 ships would be a waste of money. The next war is very unlikely to be one that rests on naval supremacy.


The two main battlefields of the future are under water and space. Submarines are quite effective against the stuff floating on top. As a good friend of mine would say there are submarines and targets, period. BTW, in general the first strikes come from submarines. Not much you can do about something that can park just off your coast, is almost undetectable, and can unleash a fairly powerful weapons with stunning accuracy on sort notice. Almost all the stuff submarines are involved in you and I will never hear about.

Oh, and we already have the next war. It has been being fought in our back yards for a while now.

Re: Today I learned... (Post interesting facts.)

Unread postPosted: 12 September 2018, 23:03
by Capt._Trips
This was on my snapple cap from lunch lol.

"If you drilled a hole through the earth, it would take 42 minutes to fall through it"

Added simple random fact. In most of the world if you dug a hole to the other side of the earth you'd end up in the ocean. There's only a handful of countries that would hit another country.
In the USA we wouldn't hit China but instead the Mediterranean sea.

Re: Today I learned... (Post interesting facts.)

Unread postPosted: 12 September 2018, 23:07
by Derek
mxguy01 wrote:Almost all the stuff submarines are involved in you and I will never hear about.

Things like what? Sinking ships?

In the USA we wouldn't hit China but instead the Mediterranean sea.

Right, because the Northern Hemisphere is opposite the Northern Hemisphere. Makes sense.

Re: Today I learned... (Post interesting facts.)

Unread postPosted: 13 September 2018, 00:40
by mxguy01
Derek wrote:
mxguy01 wrote:Almost all the stuff submarines are involved in you and I will never hear about.

Things like what? Sinking ships?

In the USA we wouldn't hit China but instead the Mediterranean sea.

Right, because the Northern Hemisphere is opposite the Northern Hemisphere. Makes sense.



Hum,
From 2002 to 2008, the U.S. Navy modified the four oldest Ohio-class submarines: Ohio, Michigan, Florida, and Georgia into SSGNs. The conversion was achieved by installing vertical launching systems (VLS) in a multiple all-up-round canister (MAC) configuration in 22 of the 24 missile tubes, replacing one Trident missile with 7 smaller Tomahawk cruise missiles. The 2 remaining tubes were converted to lockout chambers for use by special forces personnel. This gave each converted submarine the capability to carry up to 154 Tomahawks. The large diameter tubes can also be modified to carry and launch other payloads, such as UAVs or UUVs although these capabilities have not yet been fully implemented. In addition to generating a significant increase in stand-off strike capabilities, this conversion also counts as an arms reduction towards the START II treaty,[3][4] because it reduces the number of nuclear weapons that are forward-deployed. USS Florida (SSGN-728) launched cruise missiles against Libyan targets as part of Operation Odyssey Dawn in March 2011.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cruise_missile_submarine

Sounds like you can have a lot of fun with one of those. Why the hell would you sink a ship and let them know where you are at when you can have so much other fun.

Re: Today I learned... (Post interesting facts.)

Unread postPosted: 13 September 2018, 05:24
by Jzone
I learned a colonoscopy isn't as bad as people make it out to be. I had some strangers play with my ass in a clean and safe setting. Beats grindr.

Re: Today I learned... (Post interesting facts.)

Unread postPosted: 13 September 2018, 06:04
by mxguy01
Jzone wrote:I learned a colonoscopy isn't as bad as people make it out to be. I had some strangers play with my ass in a clean and safe setting. Beats grindr.

The worst part is stomaching that crap you have to drink to clean you out. Tastes awful. The actual procedure is a no brainier.

Re: Today I learned... (Post interesting facts.)

Unread postPosted: 13 September 2018, 18:44
by acpro
mxguy01 wrote:
Jzone wrote:I learned a colonoscopy isn't as bad as people make it out to be. I had some strangers play with my ass in a clean and safe setting. Beats grindr.

The worst part is stomaching that crap you have to drink to clean you out. Tastes awful. The actual procedure is a no brainier.


Is it magnesium citrate? If so, I've had that before and the cherry is the best.

Re: Today I learned... (Post interesting facts.)

Unread postPosted: 13 September 2018, 21:43
by mxguy01
acpro wrote:
mxguy01 wrote:
Jzone wrote:I learned a colonoscopy isn't as bad as people make it out to be. I had some strangers play with my ass in a clean and safe setting. Beats grindr.

The worst part is stomaching that crap you have to drink to clean you out. Tastes awful. The actual procedure is a no brainier.


Is it magnesium citrate? If so, I've had that before and the cherry is the best.


Read step 4. Let me know how fun that sounds. And it sure as hell didn't taste like cherry! I remember drinking way more times that that. But yeah, you have to get the whole gallon of that shit down your throat. I remember wanting to vomit towards the end.
https://www.webmd.com/colorectal-cancer/prepare-for-colonoscopy#1

I had to have it done earlier because I'm a high risk candidate. I'm also suppose to have it done more often; how nice is that.

Re: Today I learned... (Post interesting facts.)

Unread postPosted: 14 September 2018, 23:32
by Brenden
Saddam Hussein tried to attack the headquarters of Raido Free Europe / Radio Liberty in Prague in 1995 with a missile launcher. The plot was foiled by the Czech intelligence service.

Re: Today I learned... (Post interesting facts.)

Unread postPosted: 17 September 2018, 01:40
by mxguy01
An interesting article about how to classify obeasity. Goes into more than just psychiatric.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/psych-unseen/201406/is-obesity-psychiatric-disorder

Re: Today I learned... (Post interesting facts.)

Unread postPosted: 26 September 2018, 09:58
by Brenden
The Big Bad Wolf is no longer, and there are only 5 winging coasters (my favorite type) left in the world. :(