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Every day we learn new things. Sometimes it's just a small fact or realization. No matter how trivial or random, let's start recording our daily lessons.

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Today I learned that you clean up a white hat by spraying some cleaner with bleach on it (rinse before putting it back on your head!)
 
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Today I learned that "oyster veneering", a wood working technique invented in the late 1600's in England but dropped after about 50 years as being just too damned labor intensive in addition to being a bit gaudy, is having a very slight revival these days presumably by people with too much time on their hands. I had thought it was just a historical curiosity.

I found this out when I did some research to make a slight update to the entry on oyster veneering in my woodworking glossary, here:

http://hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/_g_NO.htm
 
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Today I learned that 23! is 25,852,016,738,884,976,640,000 which has, coincidentally, 23 digits. The same coincidence does not occur in any other factorial except 1!.
 
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Today I learned that TV makes people more fat than they are in real.
 
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Today I learned that TV makes people more fat than they are in real.
Yeah, but I've tried adjusting my personal aspect ratio and I'm STILL fat !
 
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Today I learned that the list of threads similar to the "today I learned" thread is most hilarious.
 
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Today I learned that a medical specialist will spend less than 10 minutes in the examination room with me. I also learned that after three minutes they start typing on the computer even if I am still talking. I did not learn if they can actually multitask.
 
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Today I learned that I can make it across a swimming pool of more than 1 km in front crawling style without stopping to rest.
 
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Today I learned how bloody expensive it is to get decent business suits
 
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Today I learned 9 posts worth of mildly amusing and competely trivial information.
 
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Today my 72 year old brain learned just how correct my 25 year old brain was, about how pretty this picture was and still is:cool:

i+dream+of+jeannie.png


PS. After all these years, I still can't follow directions:(:(
 
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Today I learned that "oyster veneering" is not a food-preparation technique.
 
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Today I learned that "chasing the dragon" is slang for smoking heroin.
 
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Today I learned the Linux error message: "eth0: UDP Checksum error" can mean the Ethernet cable is loose on the server NIC card.

DOH!
 
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Today I learned what to do if a GENeco bus is out of fuel.
Bio-Bus-Press-1-1024x740.jpg
 
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Today I learned that Muhammad Ali, although sentenced in 1967 to 5 years in prison for draft evasion, never served time in jail and his conviction was overturned on appeal in 1971.
 
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Today I learned bureaucracy is a pain.

In essence a law passed to "protect employees" is causing them to be fired and prevents them to be rehired by any other employer. Thanks to the government and the National Academy of Science *sigh*
 
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Today I learned that 23! is 25,852,016,738,884,976,640,000 which has, coincidentally, 23 digits. The same coincidence does not occur in any other factorial except 1!.
If you divide that number by 23 doesn't that mean that 22! Is a 22-digit number?
 
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If you divide that number by 23 doesn't that mean that 22! Is a 22-digit number?
Congratulations! You are correct. Also, 24! is a 24 digit number. It's a hat trick: 22!, 23!, 24! .
 
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I learned the mtDNA is passed down from the mother mainly
 
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Today I learned that my part time Hispanic housekeeper is not Hispanic. She is a Member of the Hopi Nation (Native American Indian) and a student at the University of Arizona.
 
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Today I learned that Cambridge University is older than the Aztecs
 
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Today I learned that under Similar Threads, there is a thread titled "I had sex today" the year 2005 (nasty times at PFoo)) :D.....Gee! I miss Moonbear :(:L.
 
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Today I learned that a single kiss may transfer 80 million microbes!:rolleyes:
 

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