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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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Ernie15
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I learned that Black Sabbath was briefly called "Earth" before they changed it to Black Sabbath. Speaking of Black Sabbath, it's currently battling Iron Maiden in Battle of the Bands for anyone who is interested.

Olive Garden now serves breadstick sandwiches.

That's MBFF material right there.

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Related to a discussion here in the tavern, I just found out that October 21 is the International Day of the Nacho. Now that's a special day that makes sense!

Ernie15
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I learned that Kool-Aid has been the official state soft drink of Nebraska since 1998.

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I learned that Kool-Aid has been the official state soft drink of Nebraska since 1998.

Was intrigued, googled and confirmed. Kool-Aid was actually first developed in Nebraska. So I guess I learned that today.

I also learned that people diagnosed with depression have smaller hippocampi than non-depressed people, maybe as a result of damage by excess glucocorticoids. This contributes to the impaired memory function that depressed patients experience. However, depressed patients have a greater memory sensitivity for negative events, meaning they will remember bad things better than non-depressed individuals. The degree of the sensitivity is correlated to the severity of the depression.

Ernie15
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I learned that "AFK" stands for "Away From Keyboard".

I should really get out less.

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Apparently @Clancy12 has a girlfriend and had her for almost a month. I'm just now knowing this and my mind is currently being blown.

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I learned that R2D21999's brain is being blown.

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Darth Vader is popping up on the homepage and blocking all the games. Stay away from the homepage today!

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I learned that most undergrad research goes the same way it's going for me: slow and bad

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I learned that in ContractWars - "Move is win"

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I learned that if I post here I get an achievement ^^

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i just learned that loop stratos is currently stalking AG

Ernie15
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I learned that "Madainn" means "morning" and "Oidhche" means "night" in Scottish Gaelic. Two new vocabulary words to add to my repertoire thanks to @UnleashedUponMankind.

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Instead of learning, I will teach you something. In Hindi, one of the largest spoken languages, Brother is Bhaiyya.....

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I learned that the true name of @09philj is Philip. Don't believe Philip in anything regarding his name.

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