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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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pangtongshu
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Geez I don't even want to imagine...


Find the context clues

Also, TIL about Kelly Thomas
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TIL how to play Sober by Tool on guitar. My repertoire has reached 30 songs.

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Find the context clues

Ermahgerd :>

Today I learned about how once radioactivity comes to an area, it never leaves.
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Today I learned about how once radioactivity comes to an area, it never leaves.

An area stays radioactive sometimes for thousands of years until its half life has decayed to a safe level. To be precise.
I also learnt today that Google is going to be saving lives with it's contact lenses that detects blood sugar levels, heart rate etc.
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I learned that there is an large amount of Battle of the X threads.

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I also learnt today that Google is going to be saving lives with it's contact lenses that detects blood sugar levels, heart rate etc.


I saw that on TV just today too... Man, Google is taking over everything

I learned that there is an large amount of Battle of the X threads.


You know it. I think there are 8 now lol
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TIL I learned that Google will be the new V-chip

It gives them insight
To all the life running through her hair

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TIL I learned


mfw you learned you learned something then you talk about some messed up Google invention.

Today I learned that the best singing ever is when you're high. And I mean high as the sky.
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An area stays radioactive sometimes for thousands of years until its half life has decayed to a safe level. To be precise.


I think a substance's half-life is precisely when those qualities have halved, to be precise

I also learnt today that Google is going to be saving lives with it's contact lenses that detects blood sugar levels, heart rate etc.


And, that apparently they've been eavesdropping on our medical data for advertizing purposes: Canada says Google broke law by snooping health info to serve ads.

I've a weekend ahead of learning all about humus (soil); wonder how some 16+ hours of full-on attention will go on me these days :| It's honestly been quite a while. Plus, catering to the attendants. Wish me luck.
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I learned that Teddy Bear Picnic Massacre is one of the worst flash games I've played in years, simply because of how little effort the programmer(s) seemed to have put into crucial aspects of the general gameplay.

It's almost as bad as Flagman.

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I think a substance's half-life is precisely when those qualities have halved, to be precise

That is exactly what I said. A radioactive atom with stay radioactive until it's half-life under goes enough decaying to reach safe levels. Here is a table from Wikipedia displaying an example of the typical decaying of a radioactive atom.

Number of
half-lives
elapsed Fraction remaining Percentage remaining
0 1/1 100
1 1/2 50
2 1/4 25
3 1/8 12.5
4 1/16 6.25
5 1/32 3.125
6 1/64 1.563
7 1/128 0.781
... ... ...
n 1/2n 100/(2n)
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You mean 1/(2^n), right? Because 2*7 =/= 128. Same for the third column.

Just making sure.

Today I learned that Despicable Me is pretty freakin' adorable, which I knew I would learn eventually but didn't want to watch the movie because it would be cliche...

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I learned that there's a Lego movie!
That should be entertaining!

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Today I learned that I can eat burning tortilla chips without consequence.
Feel tha fiya!!!!!!

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Today I learned that I can eat burning tortilla chips without consequence.


... I won't even ask.

Today I learned that my turtle's water smells very similar to sewage.
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