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Borange rhymes with orange. However since that's a word I made up to escribe words that have no ryhmes I'm not sure if it counts. ;)


xanthemann wrote:
Nothing rhymes with 'orange', 'silver' or 'purple'.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blorange


xanthemann wrote:
Nothing rhymes with 'orange', 'silver' or 'purple'.

Nonsense! "Orange" and "silver" don't even rhyme with each other, much less with "nothing"!

I can't think of any words off-hand that rhyme with "nothing," but the ones you list aren't right!


P.S. I'm told that "hirple" is an old word meaning "to hobble along," and that "curple" is a Middle English word for "buttocks" (generally on a horse), which would imply at least two rhymes.

Answers.com also tells me "Despite the myth that nothing rhymes with purple, month, orange or silver, each does have at least one rhyme. Silver rhymes with several words, including: chilver, filver, and hilver. (Chilver as an Old English noun meaning a ewe lamb.)"

You would have been better off claiming that "aardvark" and "vacuum" don't have rhyming words for them, for example.


I did not know that. That is what this thread is about, isn't it? I suppose when my english teacher told me about what words didn't have rhymes, they were probably meaning in the American English language. Then again, they probably thought because they couldn't think of any none existed.


The duck billed platypus is poisonous.


xanthemann wrote:
The duck billed platypus is poisonous.

Correction, just the males have the poison spurs.


Azten wrote:
xanthemann wrote:
The duck billed platypus is poisonous.
Correction, just the males have the poison spurs.

That would be more of 'specifically' than a 'correction' wouldn't it?

Still, thank you for the specifics. I didn't know the females were not poisonous.

How about the armadillo being able to carry it's offspring to be for 2 years, and the armadillo actually 'clones' itself?

At least that is the way it was described.

Osirion

Buddhism was in the Hellenistic world as early as 275 BCE.

Qadira

Sanakht Inaros wrote:
Buddhism was in the Hellenistic world as early as 275 BCE.

As Buddhism expanded in Central Asia, and fused with Hellenistic influences into Greco-Buddhism, the Greek hero Hercules was adopted to represent Vajrapani. He was then typically depicted as a hairy, muscular athlete, wielding a short "diamond" club.


A good deal of the Mongol leaders who conquered Asia were Nestorian Christians (non trinitarian). When interacting with Christendom, they were perplexed that one's religion had anything to do with whether you ought to kill them or not.

Osirion

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Coca-Cola launched its third product, Sprite, in 1961.


What was their second product?


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xanthemann wrote:
That is what this thread is about, isn't it?

If you mean "posting random stuff you heard somewhere as if it were fact without checking it out first," then yes, that's EXACTLY what most of this thread is about!


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That's why the internet sucks: urban legends and misinformation is so easily checkable these days. It's no fun at all.


Burgomeister of Troll Town wrote:
That's why the internet sucks: urban legends and misinformation is so easily checkable these days. It's no fun at all.

Greatest tool for social evolution in generations. Get on board, shortie.


Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:
Burgomeister of Troll Town wrote:
That's why the internet sucks: urban legends and misinformation is so easily checkable these days. It's no fun at all.
Greatest tool for social evolution in generations. Get on board, shortie.

It pays to keep in mind that the function of evolution is not trial and error but error and trial...


Stolen from wikipedia:

Supposedly, Ned Ludd was a weaver from Anstey, near Leicester. He is described as an "idiot" or "half-witted", suggesting he had a mental disability.[1] In 1779, either after being whipped for idleness,[4] or after being taunted by local youths,[5] he smashed two knitting frames in what was described as a "fit of passion".[6][7] This story is tracable to an article in The Nottingham Review on 20 December 1811[citation needed], but there is no independent evidence of its truth. John Blackner's book History of Nottingham, also published in 1811, provides a variant tale, of a lad called "Ludnam" who was told by his father, a framework-knitter, to "square his needles". Ludnam took a hammer and "beat them into a heap".[8] News of the incident spread, and whenever frames were sabotaged, people would jokingly say "Ned Ludd did it".[6][7] Nothing more is known about the life of Ludd.

By 1812, the organized frame-breakers who became known as the Luddites had begun using the name King Ludd or Captain Dick for their mythical leader. Letters and proclamations were signed by "Ned Ludd".


Hitdice wrote:
Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:
Burgomeister of Troll Town wrote:
That's why the internet sucks: urban legends and misinformation is so easily checkable these days. It's no fun at all.
Greatest tool for social evolution in generations. Get on board, shortie.
It pays to keep in mind that the function of evolution is not trial and error but error and trial...

It's a tool, which by it's nature is only as good as those using it. So idiots will continue to be idiots, but at least the rest of us can fact check with relative ease when something sounds amiss.


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Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:
Burgomeister of Troll Town wrote:
That's why the internet sucks: urban legends and misinformation is so easily checkable these days. It's no fun at all.
Greatest tool for social evolution in generations. Get on board, shortie.

Stop ruinin' my mystery!


Yeah! And who are you calling "Shortie," shortie?


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Burgomeister of Troll Town wrote:
Yeah! And who are you calling "Shortie," shortie?

I'm tiny and I own that because it's adorable. It's part of my charm.

You're just short.


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-Napolean Bonaparte was 5'7", which was slightly above the average height of men at the time.

-Everyone's favorite medieval torture device, the iron maiden, likely never existed. The only "real" one turned out to be a forgery. Other dubious torture methods include the pear of agony and the Viking blood eagle. It turns out that, when it comes to torture, sometimes all our ancestors really needed was something sharp or hot.

Aberzombie wrote:

Nitpicking is the pastime of pointing out minor flaws or mistakes. The term is always used in a negative light. The term comes from the intense concentration and careful attention to detail required when nitpicking (searching for the eggs of lice, known as nits).


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Klaus van der Kroft wrote:


Being an olive oil producer myself, it's something we have to fight against in pretty much every market we enter (Brasil being a particularly problematic one), because people became used to low-quality oils and it's quite an ordeal getting them to buy premium quality.

That's interesting, thanks for the olive oil skinny. There's a similar problem with soy sauce, wasabi (often just horseradish and mustard), and saffron. And as you said with olive oil, the thing is people get so used to the fake stuff, that when they taste authentic food, they don't like it.

Osirion

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Kirth Gersen wrote:
xanthemann wrote:
That is what this thread is about, isn't it?
If you mean "posting random stuff you heard somewhere as if it were fact without checking it out first," then yes, that's EXACTLY what most of this thread is about!

My random stuff comes from a "Did you know...." website. I can neither confirm nor deny the veracity of each statement. Thoughaves would hope the people running the site did their homework.

I have noticed that some of their "did you knows" are worded rather poorly. Some I try to fix with an added word or two. Some I just skip over. Most of the stuff seems decent though.

Osirion

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Apples can be more effective at waking you up in the morning than coffee.

Osirion

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Room temperature is defined as between 20 - 25 degC (68 - 77 degF).


Aberzombie wrote:
Apples can be more effective at waking you up in the morning than coffee.

Especially if they're thrown at your head. That's verified. ;-)

Andoran

Aberzombie wrote:
Apples can be more effective at waking you up in the morning than coffee.

I guess it depends on the pitching arm of the teacher, the ripeness of the apple, and whether the desk you're sleeping at is within range.

Edit: You f%&!ing ninja bastard!


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I used to think the Onions were the only vegetable that could make you cry. Then someone threw a coconut at my face.


Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
Apples can be more effective at waking you up in the morning than coffee.

I guess it depends on the pitching arm of the teacher, the ripeness of the apple, and whether the desk you're sleeping at is within range.

Edit: You f#%*ing ninja bastard!

**Takes a deep bow**

Glad to be of assistance. ;-)

Osirion

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I had a teacher throw an eraser at me in a statistics class. Threw it right back at him. I mean, come on, it's statistics! Of course I'm gonna fall asleep.

Osirion

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Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:
I used to think the Onions were the only vegetable that could make you cry. Then someone threw a coconut at my face.

Was this in New Orleans? Sometimes that can happen at the Zulu parade.


Aberzombie wrote:
Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:
I used to think the Onions were the only vegetable that could make you cry. Then someone threw a coconut at my face.
Was this in New Orleans? Sometimes that can happen at the Zulu parade.

Other things were always thrown at me in NOLA.

Osirion

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Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:
I used to think the Onions were the only vegetable that could make you cry. Then someone threw a coconut at my face.
Was this in New Orleans? Sometimes that can happen at the Zulu parade.
Other things were always thrown at me in NOLA.

Was it purple cabbage? Because I had that problem down there once.


Aberzombie wrote:
Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:
I used to think the Onions were the only vegetable that could make you cry. Then someone threw a coconut at my face.
Was this in New Orleans? Sometimes that can happen at the Zulu parade.
Other things were always thrown at me in NOLA.
Was it purple cabbage? Because I had that problem down there once.

Mine was more of a metaphorical throwing involving literal body parts in a good way. ;-)

Silver Crusade

Aberzombie wrote:
I had a teacher throw an eraser at me in a statistics class. Threw it right back at him. I mean, come on, it's statistics! Of course I'm gonna fall asleep.

I had a music theory professor who threw chalk and erasers at students all the time. It kept things interesting.

Osirion

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Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:
I used to think the Onions were the only vegetable that could make you cry. Then someone threw a coconut at my face.
Was this in New Orleans? Sometimes that can happen at the Zulu parade.
Other things were always thrown at me in NOLA.
Was it purple cabbage? Because I had that problem down there once.
Mine was more of a metaphorical throwing involving literal body parts in a good way. ;-)

wouldn't mind having some body parts thrown at him


Aberzombie wrote:
Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:
I used to think the Onions were the only vegetable that could make you cry. Then someone threw a coconut at my face.
Was this in New Orleans? Sometimes that can happen at the Zulu parade.
Other things were always thrown at me in NOLA.
Was it purple cabbage? Because I had that problem down there once.
Mine was more of a metaphorical throwing involving literal body parts in a good way. ;-)
wouldn't mind having some body parts thrown at him

I was young, in college, and generally stupid. Good times. Good times.

Osirion

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Huzzah!

Osirion

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

An octopus pupil is rectangular.

Osirion

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

The hyoid bone in your throat is the only bone in your body not attached to any other.


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Aberzombie wrote:
The hyoid bone in your throat is the only bone in your body not attached to any other.

Heh heh heh.

Bone.


Aberzombie wrote:
The hyoid bone in your throat is the only bone in your body not attached to any other.

Interesting. Where in the throat is that bone?


Your Creepy Neighbor wrote:

Heh heh heh.

Bone.

D&D approved.


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Klaus van der Kroft wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
The hyoid bone in your throat is the only bone in your body not attached to any other.
Interesting. Where in the throat is that bone?

Deep.


Your Creepy Neighbor wrote:
Klaus van der Kroft wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
The hyoid bone in your throat is the only bone in your body not attached to any other.
Interesting. Where in the throat is that bone?
Deep.

Klaus, You walked right into that one.

Osirion

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Klaus van der Kroft wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
The hyoid bone in your throat is the only bone in your body not attached to any other.
Interesting. Where in the throat is that bone?

No idea. I just cut and paste. Anything beyond that falls outside the realm of lazy posting wherein I dwell.

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