Facts


(78 Aster) #1

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(Remiel Pollard) #2

The seed chosen to randomly generate the EVE Online universe (New Eden) was the number 42.

And it was widely regarded as a bad idea :joy:


(Remiel Pollard) #3

Fun fact of the day: Pepsi once had the 6th largest military in the world, when the USSR traded warships for supplies of Pepsi, because the Ruble wasn’t accepted anywhere in the world.


(78 Aster) #4

Survival fact:

Apple seeds (cores too), contain traces of cyanide, so when eating an apple (especially at an anime convention) don’t try to be Ryuk.


(Dan Sever) #5

This picture is about as old as EVE…


(78 Aster) #6

Did you know…?

Google accounts have a limit on how long you can make your password


(Pleasure Hub Node-514) #7

Sex workers of historic Greece could be punished for not wearing lipstick. In historic Greece lipstick was so synonymous with prostitution that a prostitute found not wearing lipstick could be punished for trying to pass herself off as a lady of society. :lips:


(Khergit Deserters) #8

The dwarf chameleon (Brookesia minima) found on Nosy Be Island off Madagascar isn’t much bigger than an ant. That makes it hard for them to find each other to mate.


(Remiel Pollard) #9

I believe it is generally considered a fact that flying without a point is kinda… well… pointless.

Gettit?


(78 Aster) #10

Power strips (or surge protectors) actually have an expiration date, but not one measured in time, rather, by how much electric current it has absorbed in its life time. If you are prone to power surges then it may only last a few weeks


(78 Aster) #11

Scorpions glow under uv light


(Maxi dela Tierra) #12

We need a subforum for this.


(Pleasure Hub Node-514) #13

Besides humans, bonobo chimps, dolphins (and maybe Fedo) are the only animals that have sex for pleasure.


(78 Aster) #14

When pancake ix is put into a vacuum chamber to extract all the air bubbles, cooking it produces more bubbles than a non-vacuumed mixture, giving it a honeycomb like texture and a dense feeling


(yellow parasol) #15

In a democracy, to have proper control over a big amount of the population, you set up artificially opposing parties to make sure you can easily control all of those who don’t agree with your position.

That’s actually a modified strategy of big business. You create daughter companies selling alternative prodicts to cover a wider range of the population. those who don’t like product A will buy instead product B, C or D and the money still lands in the parent company’s wallet.


(Maxi dela Tierra) #17

The only generalization that is true is that generalizations (all, none, always, never, everbody, nobody … ) are never true. What’s acutally a paradoxon.


(yellow parasol) #18

That’s… uhm… All humans die, no?

edit: not all generalizations are wrong and there is no paradox. sorry.


(Khergit Deserters) #19

Anyone know what the airspeed velocity of a swallow is?


(Pleasure Hub Node-514) #20

The answer depends on the size of the load and amount of pineapple in the diet.


(Khergit Deserters) #21

Did you know that some people put pineapple on pizza? Strange, but true.