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Jasonfan89

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Female pandas only ovulate for 72 hours...a year.

Drinking grapefruit juice or eating grapefruit can negativley affect errectile dysfunction medication because grapefruit raises bp while ed meds lower it. (And yes Viagra was originally developed as a blood pressure medication but was sold as an ED one once the...side effect became noticed.)



I'm not gonna say where I learned that but I will say I'm very ashamed of it *sigh*
 

Cheetahman

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Simpsons Groundskeeper Willie's famous quip, "Bonjour, you cheese-eating surrender monkeys!" was not significantly altered for the French dub. "Rendez-vous, singes mangeurs de fromage" ("Surrender, you cheese-eating monkeys")

Interestingly, the Quebec version apparently skipped the line entirely. There is no citation on the wikipedia page, and also no documentation on either Simpsons wiki. Quebecucks will defend this, so I believe it entirely.
 

AnOminous

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During WWI, many German street names in the US were changed and some food as well such as the hamburger being renamed Liberty sandwich and sauerkraut being renamed Liberty cabbage to disassociate from the enemy.
Despite how dumb this was, the practice was revived in 2003 because France didn't think invading Iraq was a good idea (and for a change they were completely right). They tried to rename French fries "freedom fries" but this was so cringy almost nobody actually did it.
 

Professional Lurker

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Another fun Elder Scrolls fact: It's said that Vivec bit off Molag Bal's penis and fashioned it into a spear. Molag Bal also crushed Vivec's feet. All while they were married.

If you want something cooler, the Numidium was powerful enough to erase something out of existence just by simply arguing "No, this doesn't exist." When Tiber used him to invade the Summerset Isles, specifically the Siege of Alinor, the Altmer had "mirror logicians" be trapped with the Numidium inside a dragon break to counterargue his arguments, by supposedly using mirrors to say "Yes, this does exist." I wish Kirkbride would write more stuff like this.
 

Jasonfan89

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The firefly house in House Of 1000 Corpses was the same house used for The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas (1982)

All the special effects for Bram Stoker's Dracula were done on camera and on set, Coppola refused to use any CGI or post production effects aside some that had to be done in post such as the shadow and mist effects.

Bram Stoker's Dracula is the only Dracula adaptation to win any academy awards (back when that meant something)
 

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All the special effects for Bram Stoker's Dracula were done on camera and on set, Coppola refused to use any CGI or post production effects aside some that had to be done in post such as the shadow and mist effects.
CGI at the time (the movie was released in 1992 and we have to assume it was shot before 1992, but it's hard to be sure, 30 years later Monica Belucci still looks pretty good and Keanu Reeves still can't act) was bad.
 

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Despite how dumb this was, the practice was revived in 2003 because France didn't think invading Iraq was a good idea (and for a change they were completely right). They tried to rename French fries "freedom fries" but this was so cringy almost nobody actually did it.
I ate at a small restaurant that actually did call them freedom fries back then

Their fries were pretty good actually
 

Troon Draugur

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Another fun Elder Scrolls fact: It's said that Vivec bit off Molag Bal's penis and fashioned it into a spear. Molag Bal also crushed Vivec's feet. All while they were married.

If you want something cooler, the Numidium was powerful enough to erase something out of existence just by simply arguing "No, this doesn't exist." When Tiber used him to invade the Summerset Isles, specifically the Siege of Alinor, the Altmer had "mirror logicians" be trapped with the Numidium inside a dragon break to counterargue his arguments, by supposedly using mirrors to say "Yes, this does exist." I wish Kirkbride would write more stuff like this.
Plus, it may well have zero-summed the Dwemer out of existence in the act of its creation, or caused them to all simultaneously achieve chim, depending which theory you favour.
 
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Tour of Italy

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Female pandas only ovulate for 72 hours...a year.

Drinking grapefruit juice or eating grapefruit can negativley affect errectile dysfunction medication because grapefruit raises bp while ed meds lower it. (And yes Viagra was originally developed as a blood pressure medication but was sold as an ED one once the...side effect became noticed.)



I'm not gonna say where I learned that but I will say I'm very ashamed of it *sigh*
Please tell me you did not learn about the sexual cycle of the Panda and the effects of viagra from the same encounter.
 

Titos

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Some autistic Halo facts
Joe Staten the writer of Halo 2 and director of ODST was almost a CIA glowie and taught English in Japan for 2 years.

Both Joe Staten and Marcus Lehto were raised by pastors which contributed to the large amount of religious references in their games.

Marty O'donnell, the composer for Halo CE-Reach is also responsible for the Flintstones Kids vitamin Jingle and the Mr. Clean Jingle.

During development of Halo 2 one of Bungie's staff members worked so long his family had to drive to the studio after not seeing him return home for a few weeks straight. He was sleeping on a cot in the office.

Jen Taylor, the voice of Cortana has also voiced Princess Peach in multiple Mario games.

During the development of MGS4 a staff member at Kojima Productions was playing Halo 3 in the office right after it launched. Kojima saw it and asked the person playing the first mission to shoot a plant, when the plant actually reacted Kojima reportedly made a satisfied grin and walked away.
 

Positron

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Drinking grapefruit juice or eating grapefruit can negativley affect errectile dysfunction medication because grapefruit raises bp while ed meds lower it.
No. The straight dope is that grapefruit juice increases the blood level of Viagra (Sildenafil) because grapefruit juice inhibits a certain cytochrome-based enzyme, which in additional to sidenafil metabolizes a host of important drugs, most famously Cyclosporin, the drug that prevents rejection of transplant organs.
 
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