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Ernie15
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You learn something new every day, whether or not you realize it right away. There are no exceptions to this rule.

Today I learned the difference between bowler hats, pork pie hats and fedoras. Before today, they were all just fedoras to me. It never occurred to me that all three of these different hat styles had different names.

I also learned that Roseanne is Jewish, and that gummy shot glasses exist.

http://giantgummybears.com/images/products/ShotGlasses-11Flavors.jpg

It doesn't have to be anything life-changing or significant or anything, just something that you learned. So AG, I ask you now, what did you learn today?

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StormWalker
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It is my social studies teacher.
my old history teacher


So does mine. Or, at least, my Comp Gov teacher is definitely an interesting person to talk to. Most of the teachers I've had in that general subject (Civics, History, etc) seem to be pretty amazing.
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I learned all about the spectacled bear! It's a very shy, peaceful bear and the only bear species in South America. And it's darn cute. I also learned that the word "nightingale" is an Anglo-Saxon word that has been around for a millennium without changing hardly at all. It means "night songstress" because the nightingale sings at night and probably people used to think it was the female that sang. I also learned that there's a dolphin type called the dusky dolphin and it's gorgeous, while the river dolphin is...not quite so gorgeous. No offense meant but they look like they aren't really native to rivers but instead were so ugly that their fellow dolphins kicked them out of the ocean and the only place they had to go was to a river... (I spent several hours on an animal facts website haha)

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Compared to a very odd vegetarian cooking book (owned by my sister) i learned that also bacon is veggie...^^

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http://s4.postimg.org/8ixgww7rd/assassin.jpg
This is all too true. Sad, really.

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Snag618
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I... seem to be getting posts from forum games. Or at least some of them. I don't know why.

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Same here Snag! I have gotten a few from Count to 100. I learned that yet another one of my friends got a gf and i'm still forever alone :'

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I learned about the different shapes that orbits can take! Circular (as an approximation for ellipse), elliptical, hyperbolic, and parabolic.

I also learned that the New Year's crowd around the Taipei 101 building is crazy huge!! My friend told me that it's large enough to cause a lack of oxygen, but I didn't understand until he sent a picture. Oh yes. It's large. (I still wish I could see the fireworks in person though!)

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I learned this and it's pretty sad.
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-09-11/radioshacks-last-hope-for-survival-shrinking-fast-in-bankruptcy

I used to go to that store every week and spend a good bit of my pay check on electronics.
I always avoided the computer section because the prices were ridiculous back then.

In the middle 90's they started selling crap like cheap boom box and other brand products so I quit buying there and went to an electronic warehouse that sold pretty much everything Radio Shack used to have before.

Their Realistic brand was amazing. They later replaced it with the Optimus brand which was okay.
You could actually find everything to build your own electronic devices, like diodes, resistor, motors, circuit boards, transformers, etc.
Then they shrunk that section more and more every year.

They still had a great choice for batteries though. You know, those batteries you can't find anywhere else.

I guess the Internet pretty much put the last nail in the coffin.

StormWalker
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Apparently the last chapter of Tokyo Ghoul is the next one, and there's so many things that weren't explained yet that I kind of want to scream. At the same time, nobody can leave that many holes and not have a sort of sequel, so I'm crossing my fingers.
This is why I shouldn't get invested in things, I get depressed when they end.

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I learned the story of Chang'e, the Chinese woman on the moon. Actually there are many versions of her story and none of them make much sense. What's awesome is that Houston contacted the Apollo 11 crew to tell them to look for Chang'e and her rabbit companion on the moon and Buzz radioed back "okay, we'll keep an eye out for the bunny girl." Haha.

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I learned that it's very hard to play any Xbox when it is sitting at my dad's computer desk. He's ALWAYS on it AND I just got a new game. This is frustrating.

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I learned that my mom's car drives automatically when my foot isn't on the brake.

Would have been nice to know before I stepped on the gas.

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I learned that working out every other day is better than working out everyday.

SSTG
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I learned that my mom's car drives automatically when my foot isn't on the brake.

It's called cruise control and it's very useful when you're on a long trip.
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