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Zaragoza

Love Saw It
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And adding to said TIL:
His bombing of the Murrah Building remains the deadliest attack of domestic terrorism within United States history. If you were to disregard the difference between Spree Shooters and Domestic Terrorism in the United States, he would still remain on top for killing 168 people. While both events are two completely different park games, his success and infamy would aspire Eric Harris of the Columbine Massacre to emulate him and his success to something to aspire to and surpass by having the original set date of the massacre on being set on the fourth anniversary of Oklahoma City Bombing on 4/19/1999 but would delay the attack a day later after some more ammunition he ordered weren't brought in until the next day. Also he couldn't stop mentioning McVeigh on his personal journals. As Ted Kaczynski once said: "We're allowing every Eric Harris, every troubled kid out there, to become the next Tim McVeigh."
 

AprilRains

Drowning Pumpkin
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Sam Houston, first President of the Republic of Texas, had many connections with the Cherokee. His nickname among that tribe was said to translate to "The Raven" because of his coal-black hair.

This went unchallenged for decades until a historian thought to wonder why the Cherokee would think black hair unusual. He found that some historian had decided to improve the facts.

The name actually meant "Big Drunk".

Wikipedia still has it wrong.
 

MerriedxReldnahc

World's Okay-est Proctologist
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From my day at the wildlife rehab center:
-Turkeys are really big up close. It's one thing to see a prepared turkey for eating at the store, it's quite another to come face to face with the actual bird. Their feathers are quite pretty though.
-Turkeys are also pretty dumb. Catching one in an enclosure is as easy as throwing a towel at it.
-Holding on to it while someone attempts to draw blood for testing is another story. Once that turkey started realizing that he didn't like the situation it took three of us to get it back in position and have the towel back on his head.

Other fun things learned on previous days are that pelicans smell really bad in close spaces, and seagull bites are unexpectedly painful.
 

JustStopDude

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The largest carrier ever sunk was the Shinaro. Meant to be the third Yamato class battleship, she was converted to a carrier. An in experienced crew and very many design flaws, she was sunk 10 days after commission by the USS Archerfish.

It was only after the War the US realized exactly what ship was sunk.
 

Lurkette

Professional Depression
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While the custom of burning "hell bank notes" remains legal in China, the Ministry of Civil Affairs has as of 2006 banned the practice of "vulgar" burnt-offerings for the deceased, which include "luxury villas, sedan cars, mistresses, and other messy sacrificial items", as well as Viagraand simulated models of "karaoke hostesses" and "Supergirls" based on the hit TV contest Mongolian Cow Yoghurt Supergirl, according to the Ministry, in effort to eradicate "feudal" and superstitious behavior.[5]


Also, I took a child to the bathroom and, completely unprompted, learned their peeing habits. I may have to let her father know, but this is not a subject I have breached before and am unsure how to start.
 

Rumpled Foreskin

More Human Than Human
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My partner had a sick love for sharknado, so today after I got done work, we watched the third one. After swing one and two, today I learned, the movies tend to hire people who have been accused of some sort of sexual conduct. And I don’t particularly mean the #metoo kind.

See:
Anthony Wiener
Jared Fogle
Matt Lauer
Et Al.
 

AprilRains

Drowning Pumpkin
True & Honest Fan
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Potassium chlorate and white sugar make an acceptable substitute for smokeless powder, at least for a while.
 
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