The Interesting Facts Thread™

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by OrangeRKN » Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:54 pm

I don't know whether your trevally are contaminated with ciguatera or not, but use caution just in case.

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by Moggy » Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:36 pm

Preezy wrote:Greenland sharks have the longest known lifespan of all vertebrate species (estimated to be between 300–500 years). As an adaptation to living at depth, they have a high concentration of trimethylamine N-oxide in their tissues, which causes the meat to be toxic.

So not only can they kill you by eating you, but they can also kill you by you eating them! :lol:

And there are most likely some Greenland sharks alive today that were alive when Shakespeare was knocking about :o


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by Abacus » Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:49 pm

If you leave a dead Greenland shark to rot, the toxins in its body break down to the point that it is edible, although that is a matter of opinion. At least you won't die.

This rotten Greenland shark is an Icelandic delicacy. I have tried a chunk, and can safely say it is the most disgusting thing it is possible to eat.

It makes me want to retch just thinking of it again.

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by Peter Crisp » Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:09 pm

Vimto sales surge during Ramadan.

https://metro.co.uk/2018/05/17/muslims- ... w-7552621/

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by Ironhide » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:29 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:Vimto sales surge during Ramadan.

https://metro.co.uk/2018/05/17/muslims- ... w-7552621/


Oddly enough, when my parents worked in Saudi Arabia in the late 70's/early 80's Vimto was one of the only available western drinks you could buy there and was surprisingly popular with the locals, more so than Coca-Cola.

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by Vermilion » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:57 pm

Ironhide wrote:Oddly enough, when my parents worked in Saudi Arabia in the late 70's/early 80's Vimto was one of the only available western drinks you could buy there and was surprisingly popular with the locals, more so than Coca-Cola.


When it comes to overseas drinks distibution, i still think it's a shocking state of affairs that Um Bongo is not readily available in the Congo.

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by Ad7 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:08 pm

Vermilion wrote:
Ironhide wrote:Oddly enough, when my parents worked in Saudi Arabia in the late 70's/early 80's Vimto was one of the only available western drinks you could buy there and was surprisingly popular with the locals, more so than Coca-Cola.


When it comes to overseas drinks distibution, i still think it's a shocking state of affairs that Um Bongo is not readily available in the Congo.


Maybe they drank it all.

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by Pedz » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:24 pm

Interesting fact.

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by Moggy » Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:23 pm

Pedz wrote:Interesting fact.

GRcade is gooseberry fool for helping me find Teen Titans Season 3.


Netflix has the first 4 seasons.

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by Pedz » Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:39 pm

I thought that was Teen Titans Go! ?

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by Moggy » Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:51 pm

Pedz wrote:I thought that was Teen Titans Go! ?


Ahh, ignore me then.

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by VlaSoul » Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:51 am

uh fun animal facts here we go

wallabies living near australian opium fields have learned to use it to get high
jaguars like to use ayahuasca presumably for the DMT it contains
There's a small population of hippos living in columbia, which are descended from individuals that escaped from Pablo Escobar's personal menagerie

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yeah i always found this cool; really puts into perspective exactly how successful dinosauria and archosauria are as groups considering the fact that they were dominant for 170mya and are still arguably the most successful vertebrate clade alive today

Preezy wrote:Greenland sharks have the longest known lifespan of all vertebrate species (estimated to be between 300–500 years). As an adaptation to living at depth, they have a high concentration of trimethylamine N-oxide in their tissues, which causes the meat to be toxic.

So not only can they kill you by eating you, but they can also kill you by you eating them! :lol:

And there are most likely some Greenland sharks alive today that were alive when Shakespeare was knocking about :o

they also smell like piss and dont reach sexual maturity until they're like 150

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by Ironhide » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:27 pm

The brand name Ribena is derived from the latin name of the blackcurrant plant,Ribes nigrum .

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by RichardUK » Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:32 pm

The first British flag came about in 1606 when James VI of Scotland inherited the English throne and became known as James I of England. He sought to create a flag that combined the symbols of the two countries and represented the unification of their crowns.

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by Moggy » Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:35 pm

RichardUK wrote:The first British flag came about in 1606 when James VI of Scotland inherited the English throne and became known as James I of England. He sought to create a flag that combined the symbols of the two countries and represented the unification of their crowns.

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And soon it will look like this:

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by Karl_ » Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:37 pm

When you think about it "I'll just draw both flags on top of each other" is actually a pretty lame and uncreative way to represent a union of two countries

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by Ad7 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:52 pm

*Chortles in Welsh*

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by RichardUK » Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:53 pm

The "Grand Union Flag" (also known as the "Continental Colors", the "Congress Flag", the "Cambridge Flag", and the "First Navy Ensign") is considered to be the first national flag of the United States of America.

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PostRe: The Interesting Facts Thread™
by Ironhide » Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:54 pm

Karl_ wrote:When you think about it "I'll just draw both flags on top of each other" is actually a pretty lame and uncreative way to represent a union of two countries


A diagonally split flag with each countries flag depicted on each half then?

Or the words first lenticular flag that depicts a different image depending on the angle you see it from.

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by Karl_ » Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:14 pm

Ironhide wrote:
Karl_ wrote:When you think about it "I'll just draw both flags on top of each other" is actually a pretty lame and uncreative way to represent a union of two countries


A diagonally split flag with each countries flag depicted on each half then?

Or the words first lenticular flag that depicts a different image depending on the angle you see it from.

Why does it have to be some stale-ass half-and-half of two flags we already saw? That's so last millenium. Why not design something new and radical?

Idea: The flag of the UK should be furry porn of a dragon, the Loch Ness monster, and a leprechaun having a three-way while St. George hides in the bushes jerking off.

It's bold, it's subversive, it's horny yet not problematic. I'm not seeing any downsides.


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