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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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R2D21999
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I learned that you can't have 4 guys with a basketball each, throw at the net at the same time. Its a mess, basketballs bouncing everywhere.

Terry_Logic
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I learned what voting is like in the real world. I voted in my first actual election today.

Strop
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I learned what voting is like in the real world. I voted in my first actual election today.


You're supposed to wait until the guy you voted for loses the election and then you kick the nearest crate and yell darn this democracy sucks! :P

TIL riding a horse for real is very different from riding a horse who walks the same trail three hundred times a year for several years. Suddenly technique really matters.
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Today... well, it was yesterday, but I guess it doesn't matter.
I learned that having a degree in Chemistry doesn't necessarily mean you know something about Chemistry. Dedicated to my lovely boss who almost used anhydride acetic instead of anhydrous acetic acid to do a test.

Terry_Logic
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You're supposed to wait until the guy you voted for loses the election and then you kick the nearest crate and yell darn this democracy sucks! :P


I'll be sure to do that the next time I vote for an actual person. This election was only held to "elect" a new proposition for the city I live in. I doubt that anyone will get worked up enough if the proposition passes and they have to pay higher taxes to kick a crate, but I guess there are some things I've yet to see rich people do.
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Today (while pared with an event about a month ago) I learned that my school district will be hasty to cancel after school / outside org. activities for the smallest reasons but not even care if their's 2 feet of snow and black ice infested roads to cancel school -.- (I live in Delaware by the way)

I also learned that Driving with my mom at night while it's raining has a 100% guarantee of coming out with a head ache after all the yelling (she's afraid of everything while on the road)

Strop
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Dedicated to my lovely boss who almost used anhydride acetic instead of anhydrous acetic acid to do a test.


What would the equation have read if that had happened? Organic chem was a long time ago for me...

TIL that the New England Journal of Medicine publishes many of their full articles for free, thus I now have a large stack of paper to "read" tomorrow, at "study group".
daleks
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That when I think I do really well in Physics I still do just pretty bad. Studied so much for it too.

R2D21999
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That I need to study for my East African Countries quiz tomorrow.

firedog12
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Today I learned that in Canada pournawgrafee is illegal. (I didn't want to type the word and get banned.)

Devoidless
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That's not even remotely true. It's legal to anyone over the age of 18/19, depending on the province.

You all should start to fact-check what you post here. I mean, really now.

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I learned that too much smoking is dangerous to our health. That's why i quit smoke.

Terry_Logic
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I did learn that the legal drinking age in Mexico is 18. Maybe that family vacation to Cancun this spring break won't be so bad after all...

kegaumongo
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What would the equation have read if that had happened? Organic chem was a long time ago for me...


Luckily, as she was using it as a solvent and not as a reagent and under those specific conditions, nothing too serious (or dangerous to my physical integrity) would've happened. Maybe just an incorrect result.
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I learned that you can smoke tea.

I don't know why that's so surprising in any sense since tea are leaves, just like tobacco, but I guess you never really think about smoking tea.

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