weird facts

Half-formed posts, inchoate philosophies, and the germs of deep thought.

Re: weird facts

Postby MagsJ » Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:14 am

_
It actually denotes someone from South Germany and/or dark-haired,
who ploughed the land, so a farmer/agriculturalist etc.

Also: Schwarzenegger is a German surname that means person from Schwarzenegg, which is both a town in Switzerland and a place in Land Salzburg in Austria. The name also translates literally to "black ploughman" in German.
The possibility of anything we can imagine existing is endless and infinite.. ~MagsJ

I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get back that time, and I may need it for something important at some point in time.. Huh!? ~MagsJ

You’re suggestions and I just simply don’t mix.. like oil on water, or a very bad DJ ~MagsJ

Examine what is said, not him who speaks ~Arab proverb

aes Sanātana Dharma Pali: the eternal way ~it should not be rigid, but inclusive of the best of all knowledge for the sake of Ṛta.. which is endless.
User avatar
MagsJ
The Londonist: a chic geek
 
Posts: 25037
Joined: Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:59 pm
Location: Suryaloka / LDN Town

Re: weird facts

Postby MagsJ » Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:56 am

_
Castle is Schloss, in German.. I’ve been to a Schloss.. fun times.

Why FC dropping lies, like napalm yo!
The possibility of anything we can imagine existing is endless and infinite.. ~MagsJ

I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get back that time, and I may need it for something important at some point in time.. Huh!? ~MagsJ

You’re suggestions and I just simply don’t mix.. like oil on water, or a very bad DJ ~MagsJ

Examine what is said, not him who speaks ~Arab proverb

aes Sanātana Dharma Pali: the eternal way ~it should not be rigid, but inclusive of the best of all knowledge for the sake of Ṛta.. which is endless.
User avatar
MagsJ
The Londonist: a chic geek
 
Posts: 25037
Joined: Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:59 pm
Location: Suryaloka / LDN Town

Re: weird facts

Postby Jakob » Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:46 am

Egg, Eggerer. Begriffsursprung: 1) Wohnstättenname zu mittelhochdeutsch ecke, egge „Ecke, Winkel“ (oberdeutsch Egg), also für jemanden, der an einer Ecke, an einem Vorsprung wohnt. Auch Herkunftsname zum in Süddeutschland und Österreich häufigen Ortsnamen Egg..

Meaning yes, it refers to a dwelling, and quite possibly in a historic sense, as Germany had a tapestry of some 300 different little cultural realms, it did refer to a fairly substantial dwelling in the state where the name originated. Though the origins of the translation which I have from a reputable source, might be too obscure for google to produce it entirely correctly.
I did not lie. What is with everybody here.
Well,



No riddle
but I aint riding that fiddle.
Image
For behold, all acts of love and pleasure are my rituals
User avatar
Jakob
ILP Legend
 
Posts: 7497
Joined: Sun Sep 03, 2006 9:23 pm
Location: look at my suit

Re: weird facts

Postby MagsJ » Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:27 am

_
Sanatan is the oldest religion in the world, not Hinduism: founded between 6,000 years to 8,000 years ago by various prophets (messangers of god) in present-day India and Pakistan while the roots date back to 7280 BC (about 10,000 years back).
The possibility of anything we can imagine existing is endless and infinite.. ~MagsJ

I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get back that time, and I may need it for something important at some point in time.. Huh!? ~MagsJ

You’re suggestions and I just simply don’t mix.. like oil on water, or a very bad DJ ~MagsJ

Examine what is said, not him who speaks ~Arab proverb

aes Sanātana Dharma Pali: the eternal way ~it should not be rigid, but inclusive of the best of all knowledge for the sake of Ṛta.. which is endless.
User avatar
MagsJ
The Londonist: a chic geek
 
Posts: 25037
Joined: Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:59 pm
Location: Suryaloka / LDN Town

Re: weird facts

Postby MagsJ » Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:27 am

Jakob wrote:
Egg, Eggerer. Begriffsursprung: 1) Wohnstättenname zu mittelhochdeutsch ecke, egge „Ecke, Winkel“ (oberdeutsch Egg), also für jemanden, der an einer Ecke, an einem Vorsprung wohnt. Auch Herkunftsname zum in Süddeutschland und Österreich häufigen Ortsnamen Egg..

Meaning yes, it refers to a dwelling, and quite possibly in a historic sense, as Germany had a tapestry of some 300 different little cultural realms, it did refer to a fairly substantial dwelling in the state where the name originated. Though the origins of the translation which I have from a reputable source, might be too obscure for google to produce it entirely correctly.
I did not lie. What is with everybody here.
Well,

“Similar to many Austrian family names, the distinguished surname Egger is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Austria were patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Austrian and German patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. The name Egger is derived from the Germanic given name Ogier or Edgar, which both combine elements meaning prosperity and spear.”

Maybe the name grew, to also include plush pads.. a’la the prosperity connection? Who knows,.
_
On my mother’s French-Norman/Anglo side, her mother’s surname means sturdy.. and she sure lived up to that name, I can tell you :|
She was definitely from sturdy stock, and sturdy did she convey.
The possibility of anything we can imagine existing is endless and infinite.. ~MagsJ

I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get back that time, and I may need it for something important at some point in time.. Huh!? ~MagsJ

You’re suggestions and I just simply don’t mix.. like oil on water, or a very bad DJ ~MagsJ

Examine what is said, not him who speaks ~Arab proverb

aes Sanātana Dharma Pali: the eternal way ~it should not be rigid, but inclusive of the best of all knowledge for the sake of Ṛta.. which is endless.
User avatar
MagsJ
The Londonist: a chic geek
 
Posts: 25037
Joined: Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:59 pm
Location: Suryaloka / LDN Town

Re: weird facts

Postby promethean75 » Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:05 pm

Beginning in the 30s the soviets started training German shepherds to be anti-tank weapons. First, the dogs were trained to deliver the explosive and then return to the trainer. The dog would pull with its teeth a harness release while underneath the tank, and then gtfo. This didnt work out well for several reasons, so they designed the harness to have a seven inch wooden lever mounted vertically above the dog. When he slid under the tank, the lever would be thrown and ka boom. Essentially the dogs became suicide bombers.

Other problems evolved as well. The obvious one being moving tanks, as opposed to stationary tanks. Another was the fact that german tanks used gasoline while soviet tanks used diesel. The dogs were trained with soviet tanks, so the different smell of the german tanks confused them.

All in all the program didnt work out, but there were a few notable instances and particular battles in which they performed very well.

(yo I'm like a scholar now on the Schäferhund. G'head, ax me anything.)

I wanna get a Czech working line german shepherd. The showlines have purposefully bred deformities into the original bloodline to change the shape (note the smaller haunches and sloping back) of the dog, and they dont tend to be as formidable in character as the working line dogs. Some of that breeding also made hip dysplasia more common among the resulting bloodlines. Also, the Czech german shepherds are the ones that look most like wolves.

Second choice is the saddle black and tan... the 'classic' shepherd that we always see. But no showlines. Man I had no idea about these differences and how they mattered.
promethean75
ILP Legend
 
Posts: 5934
Joined: Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:10 pm
Location: at the fringe with Novatore

Re: weird facts

Postby promethean75 » Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:16 pm

https://youtu.be/_cSNWGmN1KI

Go to 1:49. A sire playing with his litter. This is so adorable I could just melt. See how he rolls into that submissive position for a split second as the puppies bombard him? That's training, man. No I literally think dad is doing that on purpose to give the puppies a chance to experience that dominant position when pinning an opponent down. This is necessary to build their confidence... they have to know they are able to dominate in a fight like that... even if dad is faking it for them. They dont know that. They actually thought they took dad down. So adorable.

Another weird fact: one way to break an alpha male shepherd of his 'attitude problem', is to.... check this shit out... ignore him when you enter the room.

How fucking interesting is that? The alpha's confidence and sense of office depends on his being recognized and acknowledged by his inferiors. Ignore the fucker and he's like 'yo... what's the deal man? I'm over here. You know, leader of the pack. Yoo-hoo.... over here!'
promethean75
ILP Legend
 
Posts: 5934
Joined: Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:10 pm
Location: at the fringe with Novatore

Re: weird facts

Postby MagsJ » Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:54 am

_
Church records show the German Nazis melted down some 80,000 bells to make weapons or ammunition during WWII

Reclaimed church bells can only be returned on ‘permanent loan’ to its owner, as officially they are owned by the German Government
The possibility of anything we can imagine existing is endless and infinite.. ~MagsJ

I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get back that time, and I may need it for something important at some point in time.. Huh!? ~MagsJ

You’re suggestions and I just simply don’t mix.. like oil on water, or a very bad DJ ~MagsJ

Examine what is said, not him who speaks ~Arab proverb

aes Sanātana Dharma Pali: the eternal way ~it should not be rigid, but inclusive of the best of all knowledge for the sake of Ṛta.. which is endless.
User avatar
MagsJ
The Londonist: a chic geek
 
Posts: 25037
Joined: Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:59 pm
Location: Suryaloka / LDN Town

Re: weird facts

Postby MagsJ » Mon May 16, 2022 3:35 pm

_
I recently read, that the temperature for weather-forecasting is taken in the shade..

Which is why it feels hotter when in the sun.. I always wondered why that was, and now I know.
The possibility of anything we can imagine existing is endless and infinite.. ~MagsJ

I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get back that time, and I may need it for something important at some point in time.. Huh!? ~MagsJ

You’re suggestions and I just simply don’t mix.. like oil on water, or a very bad DJ ~MagsJ

Examine what is said, not him who speaks ~Arab proverb

aes Sanātana Dharma Pali: the eternal way ~it should not be rigid, but inclusive of the best of all knowledge for the sake of Ṛta.. which is endless.
User avatar
MagsJ
The Londonist: a chic geek
 
Posts: 25037
Joined: Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:59 pm
Location: Suryaloka / LDN Town

Re: weird facts

Postby Parodites » Thu May 19, 2022 3:08 pm

When you mix a drug like coke/amp with opiates, they don't cancel each other out because one is a stimulant and the other is a depressant like you'd think they would do. This is because each of them have two effect profiles: central nervous system effects, and peripheral nervous system effects. The central nervous system effects of BOTH amphetamines and opiates is euphoria, so that does not cancel out, it actually synergizes and intensifies. The peripheral nervous system effect of amphetamine is jitteriness and anxiety, you know, usually all the negatives of a drug are in its peripheral NS activity; while the PNS effects of opiates, unwanted, are things like somnolence, itching, nausea, reduced breathing: so the only thing the two drugs cancel out for each other are actually their unwanted effects, which is a good thing. They take away one another's negatives and reinforce one another's positives. That is the origin of the speedball. When you fill a needle with cocaine/amp and heroin and inject it all simultaneously.
Qui non intelligit, aut taceat, aut discat.

BTHYS TOU ANAHAT KHYA-PANDEMAI.
-- Hermaedion, in: the Liber Endumiaskia.

ΑΝΤΗΡΟΠΑΡΙΟΝ,
in formis perisseia mutilata in omnia perisarkos mutilatum;
omniformis protosseia immutilatum in protosarkos immutilata.

Measure the breaking of the Flesh in the flesh that is broken.
[ The Ecstasies of Zosimos, Tablet
the First.]
User avatar
Parodites
Philosopher
 
Posts: 1088
Joined: Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:03 pm

Re: weird facts

Postby Ecmandu » Thu May 19, 2022 5:58 pm

Eating your boogers from your nose protects you from colds and flus.

It’s microscopic levels of what’s going around and acts just like a vaccine.
The purpose of life is to give everyone individually what they always want at the expense of no being - forever.

The biggest problem of life is the, “hey, I don’t want this to be happening” problem for everyone.

Welcome to thinking.
Ecmandu
ILP Legend
 
Posts: 16010
Joined: Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:22 am
Location: Duh. Existence. I'm sure that'd be wrong on SAT's!

Re: weird facts

Postby MagsJ » Sat Jul 16, 2022 12:47 pm

_
How do gorillas get so big without meat?

Gorillas don't need to eat protein, because they grow their own protein in the bacteria that thrive inside of them. The gorilla consumes the vegetation to feed the bacterial colonies of their microbiome, and then absorbs the protein formed by the bacteria as they feast on the cellulose fibers of the vegetation .3 Jun 2020

__
What animal has 32 brains?

Leech

Leech has 32 brains. A leech's internal structure is segregated into 32 separate segments, and each of these segments has its own brain. Leech is an annelid.

__
Which heartbeat is slowest?

the blue whale

The mammal which is presumed to have the slowest heartbeat of any warm-blooded animal is the blue whale (<em>Balaenoptera musculus</em>), with between 4-8 beats per minute.


__
What animal never dies?

jellyfish Turritopsis dohrnii

To date, there's only one species that has been called 'biologically immortal': the jellyfish Turritopsis dohrnii. These small, transparent animals hang out in oceans around the world and can turn back time by reverting to an earlier stage of their life cycle.6 Sept 2018

__
Which animal has the strongest heart?

It's estimated that the blue whale's super-sized heart can pump around 58 gallons (220 litres) of blood around the body with each heart beat.
The possibility of anything we can imagine existing is endless and infinite.. ~MagsJ

I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get back that time, and I may need it for something important at some point in time.. Huh!? ~MagsJ

You’re suggestions and I just simply don’t mix.. like oil on water, or a very bad DJ ~MagsJ

Examine what is said, not him who speaks ~Arab proverb

aes Sanātana Dharma Pali: the eternal way ~it should not be rigid, but inclusive of the best of all knowledge for the sake of Ṛta.. which is endless.
User avatar
MagsJ
The Londonist: a chic geek
 
Posts: 25037
Joined: Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:59 pm
Location: Suryaloka / LDN Town

Re: weird facts

Postby Sculptor » Sat Jul 16, 2022 1:45 pm

Fixed Cross wrote:Duhh good catch
another fact

The association between yeasts and angiosperms dates to the Cretaceous, 


The palaeontological record is not capable of asserting such a statement since the quality of he evidence would prohibit such a statement.
Please cite!
Ichthus77 loves himself
Sculptor
Philosopher
 
Posts: 2582
Joined: Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:52 pm

Re: weird facts

Postby Sculptor » Sat Jul 16, 2022 1:46 pm

Keleuthis wrote:You get a boner when you die, or something.


Can you wait that long??
I still get one every morning
Ichthus77 loves himself
Sculptor
Philosopher
 
Posts: 2582
Joined: Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:52 pm

Re: weird facts

Postby Sculptor » Sat Jul 16, 2022 1:47 pm

wuliheron wrote:The average air-speed velocity of an unlade swallow, whether African or European, is 23mph. Knowing this fact could save your life.


I beg to differ...

Urumph!
It is actually 24mph

https://www.saratoga.com/how-should-i-k ... r%20second.
Ichthus77 loves himself
Sculptor
Philosopher
 
Posts: 2582
Joined: Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:52 pm

Re: weird facts

Postby Sculptor » Sat Jul 16, 2022 1:48 pm

Mr Reasonable wrote:Can they carry coconuts?


Only when they want to sound like horses.
Ichthus77 loves himself
Sculptor
Philosopher
 
Posts: 2582
Joined: Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:52 pm

Re: weird facts

Postby Sculptor » Sat Jul 16, 2022 1:50 pm

Arcturus Descending wrote:There are more microbes on a person's body than there are humans on Earth.

Read more: http://www.scienceclarified.com/scitech ... z5HwFJXB2v

I find that to be very interesting though a bit scary.
But talk about inter-connectedness or outer-connectedness.


Also The number of genes in all the microbes in one person's microbiome is 200 times the number of genes in the human genome. The microbiome may weigh as much as five pounds.

I suppose if you could collect is you could make a good few meals from that 5lbs, but you would have trouble digesting it without your microbiome
Ichthus77 loves himself
Sculptor
Philosopher
 
Posts: 2582
Joined: Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:52 pm

Re: weird facts

Postby Sculptor » Sat Jul 16, 2022 1:54 pm

Gloominary wrote:Apparently humans are more ancestrally related to echinoderms (starfish, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, etcetera) than they are arthropods (insects, crustaceans, arachnids...) and mollusks (squid, octopi, cuttlefish...).

You'd think because arthropods and mollusks have heads, faces, brains and the former an exoskeleton (we have an endoskeleton), they'd be more ancestrally related to vertebrates than headless echinoderms, but nope.

So heads, faces and brains independently evolved a few times, weird.


I don't think they really have "faces" as such. Our faces are a massively useful communication device, which is really late flowering in evolution. Maybe only mammals?
Ichthus77 loves himself
Sculptor
Philosopher
 
Posts: 2582
Joined: Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:52 pm

Re: weird facts

Postby Sculptor » Sat Jul 16, 2022 1:54 pm

Mr Reasonable wrote:
Keleuthis wrote:You get a boner when you die, or something.


You also poop when you die.


Nice.
Ichthus77 loves himself
Sculptor
Philosopher
 
Posts: 2582
Joined: Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:52 pm

Re: weird facts

Postby Sculptor » Sat Jul 16, 2022 1:55 pm

MagsJ wrote:
Mr Reasonable wrote:
Keleuthis wrote:You get a boner when you die, or something.


You also poop when you die.

Poop is an understatement.. it literally instantly rushes out of you, like the great flood.


Not if you follow KETO
Ichthus77 loves himself
Sculptor
Philosopher
 
Posts: 2582
Joined: Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:52 pm

Re: weird facts

Postby Sculptor » Sat Jul 16, 2022 1:55 pm

barbarianhorde wrote:There are more potholes in Montreal than there are stars in our galaxy.


But fewer than in Blackburn Lancashire
Ichthus77 loves himself
Sculptor
Philosopher
 
Posts: 2582
Joined: Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:52 pm

Re: weird facts

Postby Sculptor » Sat Jul 16, 2022 1:58 pm

Arcturus Descending wrote:The center of the Milky Way smells of rum and tastes like raspberries.

https://www.howitworksdaily.com/the-mil ... spberries/

Now that is more an interesting fact. There can never be an end to what we can learn.


NON, it tastes of elderberrries and so does your grandmother.

Non.
Ta grand-mère aussi sent les baies de sureau
Ichthus77 loves himself
Sculptor
Philosopher
 
Posts: 2582
Joined: Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:52 pm

Re: weird facts

Postby Sculptor » Sat Jul 16, 2022 1:59 pm

promethean75 wrote:Fact: in Arizona, it is illegal to promote the use of or own more than 6 dildos.


And in New York oral sex is illegal
Ichthus77 loves himself
Sculptor
Philosopher
 
Posts: 2582
Joined: Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:52 pm

Re: weird facts

Postby Sculptor » Sat Jul 16, 2022 2:00 pm

Ecmandu wrote:Eating your boogers from your nose protects you from colds and flus.

It’s microscopic levels of what’s going around and acts just like a vaccine.


Said the naughty boy to his mommy
Ichthus77 loves himself
Sculptor
Philosopher
 
Posts: 2582
Joined: Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:52 pm

Re: weird facts

Postby MagsJ » Sat Jul 16, 2022 2:40 pm

Sculptor wrote:
MagsJ wrote:
Mr Reasonable wrote:Keleuthis wrote: You get a boner when you die, or something.

You also poop when you die.

Poop is an understatement.. it literally instantly rushes out of you, like the great flood.

Not if you follow KETO

Not that anybody wants to test that right now, for verification. 8-[
The possibility of anything we can imagine existing is endless and infinite.. ~MagsJ

I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get back that time, and I may need it for something important at some point in time.. Huh!? ~MagsJ

You’re suggestions and I just simply don’t mix.. like oil on water, or a very bad DJ ~MagsJ

Examine what is said, not him who speaks ~Arab proverb

aes Sanātana Dharma Pali: the eternal way ~it should not be rigid, but inclusive of the best of all knowledge for the sake of Ṛta.. which is endless.
User avatar
MagsJ
The Londonist: a chic geek
 
Posts: 25037
Joined: Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:59 pm
Location: Suryaloka / LDN Town

PreviousNext

Return to The Sandbox



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users