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Is it lying that is subject, or is truth subjective?

Scarab Sages

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Josh Hartnett is a huge jazz fan.


The common raven (Corvus corax) is a large, all-black passerine bird and the most widely distributed of all corvids. Averaging 63 centimetres (25 inches) in length and 1.2 kilograms (2.6 pounds) in weight, these intelligent birds can live up to 21 years in the wild. They are commonly found in mythology, folklore, art, and literature.


Mercury is used in thermometers, barometers, manometers, sphygmomanometers, float valves, mercury switches, mercury relays, fluorescent lamps and other devices, though concerns about the element's toxicity have led to mercury thermometers and sphygmomanometers being largely phased out in clinical environments in favour of alternatives such as alcohol- or galinstan-filled glass thermometers and thermistor- or infrared-based electronic instruments. Likewise, mechanical pressure gauges and electronic strain gauge sensors have replaced mercury sphygmomanometers. Mercury remains in use in scientific research applications and in amalgam material for dental restoration in some locales. It is used in lighting: electricity passed through mercury vapor in a fluorescent lamp produces short-wave ultraviolet light which then causes the phosphor in the tube to fluoresce, making visible light.


DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
When he was a teenager, Anthony Edwards studied ballet with his childhood friend Eric Stoltz in Santa Barbara, California, so that "they could meet girls."
A friend of mine did this in college.

Did it work?


David M Mallon wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
When he was a teenager, Anthony Edwards studied ballet with his childhood friend Eric Stoltz in Santa Barbara, California, so that "they could meet girls."
A friend of mine did this in college.
Did it work?

Indeed it did.

Scarab Sages

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

USS Colorado (BB-45) survived two kamikaze hits during the Battle of Leyte Gulf.


DungeonmasterCal wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
When he was a teenager, Anthony Edwards studied ballet with his childhood friend Eric Stoltz in Santa Barbara, California, so that "they could meet girls."
A friend of mine did this in college.
Did it work?
Indeed it did.

Interesting...

Silver Crusade

Aberzombie wrote:
USS Colorado (BB-45) survived two kamikaze hits during the Battle of Leyte Gulf.

The Yokosuka "Ohka" MXY7 was a specially designed flying bomb developed expressly for kamikaze attacks. "The Cockpit" an anime directed by Leiji Matsomoto actually features a section dedicated to one of these pilots.

The Japanese dubbed it the Ohka after the cherry blossom, a usual symbol for the ephemeral nature of a samurai's life.

The Americans dubbed it the Baka-bomb, from the Japanese word for "fool," believing that the pilots were poor dumb idiots tricked into operating the suicide devices by their Japanese superiors.


The wasp Anoplius viaticus caches a paralysed spider for its offspring to feed on.


Danny DeVito is hella short.


DungeonmasterCal wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
When he was a teenager, Anthony Edwards studied ballet with his childhood friend Eric Stoltz in Santa Barbara, California, so that "they could meet girls."
A friend of mine did this in college.
Did it work?
Indeed it did.

Taking French was less strenuous.

Grand Lodge

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... what an astrophysicist who coordinated with the New Horizons team, and the lead guitarist of Queen have in common?

Spoiler:
They're the same person, Brian May


Freehold DM wrote:
Danny DeVito is hella short.

As is Joe Pesci. And Glenn Danzig. All three are Italian-American and hilarious.

Silver Crusade

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David M Mallon wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Danny DeVito is hella short.
As is Joe Pesci. And Glenn Danzig. All three are Italian-American and hilarious.

... one of these is not like the other.


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Rysky wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Danny DeVito is hella short.
As is Joe Pesci. And Glenn Danzig. All three are Italian-American and hilarious.
... one of these is not like the other.

Yeah, you're right, you don't hear much about Joe Pesci these days.

Scarab Sages

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Estelle Getty played the same character, Sophia Spirelli Petrillo-Weinstock, on five different TV series: The Golden Palace (1992), The Golden Girls (1985), Nurses (1991), Empty Nest (1988), and Blossom (1990).


Myotis escalerai is a European bat, found in Spain (including the Balearic Islands), Portugal, and far southern France. Although the species was first named in 1904, it was included in the Natterer's bat species (Myotis nattereri) until molecular studies in 2006 proved that the two are distinct. Similar to M. nattereri, it is mostly gray with lighter underparts, and of medium size, less than 9.5 g (0.3 oz). It has a pointed muzzle, a pink face, and long ears. The bat is an agile flyer, with rapid wingbeats and broad wings, 245 to 300 mm (9.6 to 11.8 in). Females start to aggregate in late spring in maternity colonies in caves, mines, tree holes, bridges or houses. Hibernation colonies need constant temperatures between 0 and 5 °C (32 and 41 °F), and are usually found in caves or basements.


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Scarab Sages

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In Psych (2006), Timothy Omundson plays Carlton Lassiter, a detective who hates the local psychic. Coincidently, he appears in the "Are you psychic?" commercial in Starship Troopers (1997) only this time, he is the psychic.


Aberzombie wrote:
In Psych (2006), Timothy Omundson plays Carlton Lassiter, a detective who hates the local psychic. Coincidently, he appears in the "Are you psychic?" commercial in Starship Troopers (1997) only this time, he is the psychic.

AWESOME!


On this day, 57 years ago, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs into law the National Aeronautics and Space Act, which creates the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Now where's my jetpack?!?! These commutes are murder.

Scarab Sages

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Jean Reno had a role in every play of stage director Didier Flamand from 1977 to 1981, and then had the lead role in Flamand's first short movie The Screw (1993).


The tarantula Aphonopelma hollyi was named after rock 'n' roll singer Buddy Holly.


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Originally, Lola by the Kinks received backlash for its controversial lyrics. Talks of censorship began to arise, with some radio stations fading the track out before Lola's true gender was revealed. On 18 November 1970, the song was even banned in Australia because of "controversial subject matter." In a then-current Record Mirror article entitled "Sex Change Record: Kink Speaks", Ray Davies refused to tell Lola's true gender, saying, "It really doesn't matter what sex Lola is, I think she's alright."

Despite its subject matter, the BBC banned the track for a different reason. The original song recorded in stereo had the words Coca-Cola in the lyrics, but because of BBC Radio's policy against product placement, Ray Davies was forced to make a round-trip flight from New York to London and back—interrupting the band's American tour—to change those words to the generic "cherry cola" for the single release.

Scarab Sages

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One of Giancarlo Giannini's great passion is inventing. Among other things, he invented the moving, playing jacket Robin Williams was wearing in Toys (1992).

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