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Posted 13 April 2017 - 11:45 AM

TIL that the Honeybee is probably the smartest insect species existing, their unusual and impressive skill set include: "Advanced symbolic communication, language, facial recognition, number use, observation and mimicry, understanding of rules, and high-level problem-solving."

 

 

 

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 02:59 PM

pshaw    I'd put my Border Collie up against a bee any day.

 

Can a bee fetch my paper?  Or a beer?

Can a bee tell when you need kisses and love?

Can a bee understand my tone of voice? 

 

Mimicry?    Hi Five, smile, cock your head side to side, have a staring contest?


TIL Wild Horses couldn't drag me away

 

Watch: Wild horse attacks alligator in Florida

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 04:03 PM

TIL that the Honeybee is probably the smartest insect species existing, their unusual and impressive skill set include: "Advanced symbolic communication, language, facial recognition, number use, observation and mimicry, understanding of rules, and high-level problem-solving."
 
 
 
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And they make those Steelers throwback jerseys liik snappy.

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 04:35 PM

Not really something new that I learned today, but watching The Great War on PBS American Experience, it's amazing and slightly humorous to see pictures of hospitals full of patients and staff smoking cigarettes



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Posted 14 April 2017 - 01:20 AM

Not really something new that I learned today, but watching The Great War on PBS American Experience, it's amazing and slightly humorous to see pictures of hospitals full of patients and staff smoking cigarettes

 

My mother-in-law was an RN.  She learned to smoke cigarettes in nursing school.

 

@ work... They used to have signs on the wall that would pivot and have to be flipped right side up.  When flipped, it said: "No Smoking."  We would have to flip them when tankers with petrol-chem, HAZMAT, etc... would transit the lock so nobody would smoke and we wouldn't go all boom!  We would see who could drive the fastest with the golf cart and flip them all the quickest.  I am surprised there was never a crash into the lock chamber. :lol:

 

Now?  There is just "no smoking signs" everywhere, permanently mounted: "Danger! No Smoking During Lockage"  What fun is that?



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Posted 15 April 2017 - 05:30 PM

Today I learned of fraternal twins separated as infants who would later meet, fall in love, and get married.  A DNA test at a fertility clinic revealed the couple were biological twins

 

http://mississippihe...ological-twins/



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Posted 16 April 2017 - 09:14 AM

Today I learned there is nobody alive who was born prior to 1900

 

https://www.yahoo.co...-174058715.html



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 11:43 AM

TIL that every year on 4/20 Canadians gather on the steps of parliament to smoke weed. Despite it not being legal in Canada yet, no arrests are made

 

 

 

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 11:58 AM

were you in attendance? 



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:13 PM

TIL that every year on 4/20 Canadians gather on the steps of parliament to smoke weed. Despite it not being legal in Canada yet, no arrests are made
 
 
 
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I have a friend who lives in Ottawa and he calls it The Land That Fun Forgot. Apparently not entirely true.

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 07:40 AM

All gold on this planet originally came from outer space.



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:49 AM

All gold on this planet originally came from outer space.

 

Everything on this planet originally came from outer space.



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 11:23 AM

TIL: Over the course of two weeks, a single human male produces enough sperm to impregnate every fertile woman on the planet.

 

 

 

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 03:05 PM

TIL that a copy of the Declaration of Independence dating to The Revolution was recently discovered in jolly old England

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 08:41 AM

TIL: Over the course of two weeks, a single human male produces enough sperm to impregnate every fertile woman on the planet.
 
 
 
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So is this something you wish to prove?

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 04:43 PM

People got on line and voted for their favorite attraction in New York. Boldt Castle on Heart Island in the Thousand Islands was #1 and Letchworth State Park was #2.

 

I learned people have very poor taste in attractions.



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Posted 23 April 2017 - 05:39 PM

People got on line and voted for their favorite attraction in New York. Boldt Castle on Heart Island in the Thousand Islands was #1 and Letchworth State Park was #2.

 

I learned people have very poor taste in attractions.

I came to the bolded conclusion long ago



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Posted 23 April 2017 - 06:51 PM

We had a 2.3 earthquake today which doesn't happen very often. The was one when I was on grade school, but I don't remember it. This is the first one I ever felt and heard. I can't imagine being in a serious one.

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 08:25 PM

We had a 2.3 earthquake today which doesn't happen very often. The was one when I was on grade school, but I don't remember it. This is the first one I ever felt and heard. I can't imagine being in a serious one.


You have to die from something! :)

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 08:37 PM

You have to die from something! :)

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About an hour West of Philly.