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Time to protect my knees....

Although, in truth, I'm only around 6', so not that tall. But I do make pretty decent money.....


Did you know...

...that it bothers me every time I read "Kajehase", because I don't know how to pronounce it...?

Care to enlighten a troubled soul, Kajehase? I assume it doesn't rhyme with "rageface"...


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Ka as in Catastrophe
Je as in Yes
Ha as in Half
Se as in Self


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Kajehase wrote:

Ka as in Catastrophe

Je as in Yes
Ha as in Half
Se as in Self

Awesome! Cheers, now I'll be able to sleep at night :)

Also, is it a name, or just a regular word? And either way, what does it mean?

Apologies if I'm being too nosy, but I like words and languages :)


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It used to be the password for my first internet forum account - I made it up from the two first letters of my names, and because the protocol demanded it be eight characters long I added the se bit on the end since the site's top domain was .se.


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Lol that's funny :)

I was kinda hoping it was Swedish for "asskicker", or "bearded one", or "shorty", or something...


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Sweden is currently experiencing a shortage of sprinkles in the whole country.

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A group of whales is called a pod.

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Armadillos can walk underwater.


All primates can be identified by their teeth. In each quadrant of the mandible and maxilla: two incisors, one bicuspid, two premolars, three molars.


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The Norwegian football team's midfielder Stefan Johansen grew up in Vardø, a community that's closer to the North Pole than to Camp Nou.

When a reporter asked if he'd been the kind of kid who ran around and climbed a lot of trees he replied "we didn't have trees."


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More football geography.

Everton FC have never actually played in Everton - the club was originally called St. Domingo's, after the methodist church by the same name in Everton, and was founded for members of that parish to play, and was then renamed once they started to accept members from outside the parish.


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Adam Rainer, an austrian who lived between 1899 and 1950, was the only person in medical history to be, at two different times of his life, formally classified as both a dwarf and a giant.

At age 21 he measured barely 1,22m (4'), while 30 years later he clocked 2,34m (7'8''). His most extreme period of growth happened between ages 25 and 35, when he grew at a rate of 2,6mm per day (about 0.07 inches), or nearly 10cm/year (4 inches).


Klaus van der Kroft wrote:
At age 21 he measured barely 1,22m (4'), while 30 years later he clocked 2,34m (7'8''). His most extreme period of growth happened between ages 25 and 35, when he grew at a rate of 2,6mm per day (about 0.07 inches), or nearly 10cm/year (4 inches).

Good grief!


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Klaus van der Kroft wrote:
At age 21 he measured barely 1,22m (4'), while 30 years later he clocked 2,34m (7'8''). His most extreme period of growth happened between ages 25 and 35, when he grew at a rate of 2,6mm per day (about 0.07 inches), or nearly 10cm/year (4 inches).
Good grief!

On the bright side, the guy must have needed new sweaters like twice per year, so figuring out what to gift him for his birthday and Christmas must have been a breeze.


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Klaus van der Kroft wrote:

Adam Rainer, an austrian who lived between 1899 and 1950, was the only person in medical history to be, at two different times of his life, formally classified as both a dwarf and a giant.

At age 21 he measured barely 1,22m (4'), while 30 years later he clocked 2,34m (7'8''). His most extreme period of growth happened between ages 25 and 35, when he grew at a rate of 2,6mm per day (about 0.07 inches), or nearly 10cm/year (4 inches).

{ponders the sheer badassness of 7'8" Peter Dinklage on Season 4 of GoT}


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Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
{ponders the sheer badassness of 7'8" Peter Dinklage on Season 4 of GoT}

See, I TOLD you he could play Conan!

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Fun stuff

Cracked.com article, maybe blocked at work.


Klaus van der Kroft wrote:
-Flatulists are entertainers who fart professionally. One of the oldest accounts of a flatulist was given by Saint Augustine in his work De Civitate Dei ("The City of God"), where he describes a man as "having such control of his bowels that he could pass air continously, creating a sound as if singing". One of the most famous medieval flatulists was Roland the Farter, who was employed by King Henry II of England. Every year for Christmas, Roland played "Unum Saltum et Siffletum et Unum Bumbulum" ("A Jump, A Whistle, and A Fart"). Even though flatulists still exist, the last great flatulist was the french Joseph Pujol, better known as Le Pétomane ("The Fartmaniac"), who became quite famous during the XXth century, and even inspired three theatrical works. The latest, "Southern Wind", narrates "the story of a famous french farter while strolling across a farmyard".

O_o


Aberzombie wrote:

Time to protect my knees....

Although, in truth, I'm only around 6', so not that tall. But I do make pretty decent money.....

in case of zombie apocalypse/making more money than you break glass, use baseball bat liberally on head/knees

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Bitter Thorn wrote:
Klaus van der Kroft wrote:
-Flatulists are entertainers who fart professionally. One of the oldest accounts of a flatulist was given by Saint Augustine in his work De Civitate Dei ("The City of God"), where he describes a man as "having such control of his bowels that he could pass air continously, creating a sound as if singing". One of the most famous medieval flatulists was Roland the Farter, who was employed by King Henry II of England. Every year for Christmas, Roland played "Unum Saltum et Siffletum et Unum Bumbulum" ("A Jump, A Whistle, and A Fart"). Even though flatulists still exist, the last great flatulist was the french Joseph Pujol, better known as Le Pétomane ("The Fartmaniac"), who became quite famous during the XXth century, and even inspired three theatrical works. The latest, "Southern Wind", narrates "the story of a famous french farter while strolling across a farmyard".
O_o

Names of various native tribes were typically the ones they were called by other tribes. Not all of these are meant to be flattering.

Kansas = People of the South Wind.


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Kannada is a Dravidian language spoken by about 38'000'000 people as their native language and another 11-½ million or so who has it as a second language.


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World map with countries not using the metric system marked in red.


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Worldwide driving orientation by country. - Also a map.


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Map with literal translations of the Chinese names for European countries. (Well, not quite - read the comments.)

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Kajehase wrote:
World map with countries not using the metric system marked in red.

LMAO

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Kajehase wrote:
Worldwide driving orientation by country. - Also a map.

Wow


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Crimson Jester wrote:
Kajehase wrote:
World map with countries not using the metric system marked in red.
LMAO

shakes fist When will 97.9% of the world realize they are wrong?!?!?!!


The aardwolf is not a wolf at all, or even a canine, but an insectivorous relative of the hyena.


Freehold DM wrote:
Crimson Jester wrote:
Kajehase wrote:
World map with countries not using the metric system marked in red.
LMAO
shakes fist When will 97.9% of the world realize they are wrong?!?!?!!

The more the rest of the world complains about us USians still using non-metric, the more we will stubbornly refuse to change.


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
The aardwolf is not a wolf at all, or even a canine, but an insectivorous relative of the hyena.

At least it's still in the same biological order! Contrast with the Tasmanian wolf, which is not a wolf at all, or even a canine, or even in the Order Carnivora -- but was rather a marsupial.


Monitor lizards are the only known lizards that actively engage in play. They can also anticipate where their prey is going so they can skirt around it and ambush it as it draws near, and some individuals have been known to be able to learn to count as high as 6.

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On average, humans are about one centimeter taller in the morning than in the evening.


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
The aardwolf is not a wolf at all, or even a canine, but an insectivorous relative of the hyena.

They are in fact suborder Feliforma, meaning they're closer to cats than dogs!

Edited for clarification


Oni_NZ wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:
The aardwolf is not a wolf at all, or even a canine, but an insectivorous relative of the hyena.

They are in fact suborder Feliforma, meaning they're closer to cats than dogs!

Edited for clarification

That's exactly right.

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Hyenas are also closer to cats than dogs.

Scarab Sages

Typically, the bones of a pigeon weigh less than its feathers.


Musk oxen are closer related to sheep than they are to bovines.


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Icyshadow wrote:
Musk oxen are closer related to sheep than they are to bovines.

In case there are any goblins in the thread, I want to clarify that this fact still doesn't make it okay to [redacted].


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Forbidden [redacted] is the best kind of [redacted].


White Tailed Deer have been known to eat mice and other small rodents as well as carrion.


Kirth Gersen wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:
The aardwolf is not a wolf at all, or even a canine, but an insectivorous relative of the hyena.
At least it's still in the same biological order! Contrast with the Tasmanian wolf, which is not a wolf at all, or even a canine, or even in the Order Carnivora -- but was rather a marsupial.

Nobody calls it the "Tasmanian wolf." It was called the Tasmanian tiger. Yes, it's a marsupial, but OF COURSE it wasn't a canine.


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I Hate Nickelback wrote:
Nobody calls it the "Tasmanian wolf." It was called the Tasmanian tiger.

Six and one-half dozen. "Tasmanian tiger" is a random nickname as well; it's called a thylacine.


Kirth Gersen wrote:
I Hate Nickelback wrote:
Nobody calls it the "Tasmanian wolf." It was called the Tasmanian tiger.
Six and one-half dozen. "Tasmanian tiger" is a random nickname as well; it's called a thylacine.

Yeah. Except Tasmanian Tiger is its colloquial name used by millions, and Tasmanian Wolf is used by... No one :)


littlehewy wrote:
Tasmanian Tiger is it's colloquial name

Its.


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Stuffy Grammarian wrote:
littlehewy wrote:
Tasmanian Tiger is it's colloquial name
Its.

That was my iPad spellchecker, not me! I changed it in under a minute!


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littlehewy wrote:
Yeah. Except Tasmanian Tiger is its colloquial name used by millions, and Tasmanian Wolf is used by... No one :)

Better tell these guys, and these, and so on, and correct the dictionaries and encyclopedias while you're at it.


Kirth Gersen wrote:
littlehewy wrote:
Yeah. Except Tasmanian Tiger is its colloquial name used by millions, and Tasmanian Wolf is used by... No one :)
Better tell these guys, and these, and so on, and correct the dictionaries and encyclopedias while you're at it.

Ok, not no one... But I think you'll find that Tasmanian tiger is still used far more often than wolf - by every single Australian for example.

I'd liken this little revelation (i.e. that anyone at all calls it a Tasmanian wolf) to a hypothetical situation where you discovered that some people outside of the US called a bald eagle a bald hawk...

It's a Tasmanian tiger :P Please don't tell us what our (admittedly extinct) animal is called!

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Typically, taller people are seen as being more attractive.


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Apparently, so are men with beards!

We Aussies research all the hard-hitting areas of, er, science.

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