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The fastest train in the world is Japans MLX01 Maglev, which can travel a mile in about 10 seconds
360mph top speed hell yeah
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The Chaetopterus pugaporcinus is a tiny worm that was discovered by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in 2007. It's roughly 10-20 mm in size. Oh yeah, it's more commonly known as the pigbutt worm or flying buttocks, and its Latin species name roughly translates to "resembling a pig's rear".

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YugiNoob posted...
The Chaetopterus pugaporcinus is a tiny worm that was discovered by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in 2007. It's roughly 10-20 mm in size. Oh yeah, it's more commonly known as the pigbutt worm or flying buttocks, and its Latin species name roughly translates to "resembling a pig's rear".

Should've named it the Skinnerophicus Bigbuttilus.

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Simple questions deserve long-winded answers that no one will bother to read.
A group of jellyfish is called a smack :3
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The comic book cat Garfield is both named after and got his personality from creator Jim Davis grandfather, James A. Garfield Davis.
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Rotationplasty is when a person's ankle essentially becomes their knee due to a tumor that requires cutting out a large portion of their leg

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YugiNoob posted...
Rotationplasty is when a person's ankle essentially becomes their knee due to a tumor that requires cutting out a large portion of their leg

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Can they still feel their toes?

Just the positioning of the foot in that diagram looks painful on the ankle
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Echidna dongs have 4 "heads", but only 2 become erect at once.
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This fucker is known as the Australian horror moth because of course

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A dime has 118 ridges on its edge.
The ridges on the edge of U.S. coins were added to silver coins, such as dimes and quarters, for security purposes. They made coins harder to reproduce by counterfeiting, and prevented clipping (removing small amounts of silver from coins to sell for profit).
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YugiNoob posted...
This fucker is known as the Australian horror moth because of course

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Yuck but interesting. From Newsweek

Comments on the video of C. gangis , which six days after posting has more than 200,000 shares, express fear and confusion at this strange creature's inflating organs which are each about the length of the rest of his body. The behavior is confusing and makes it look a bit like a sinister alien. But the animal is harmless, as long as you don't eat too many of them.
When C. gangis is just a caterpillar, before it has transformed into its mothy self, it eats plants with alkaloid chemicals. These plants evolved toxicity to discourage insects from eating them, but the caterpillars bit back evolutionarilyin fact, it's necessary for them to eat the toxic plants in order to grow these glands as moths. The more toxins they eat, the bigger their hair-pencils ultimately will be. These toxins also have the added benefit of making them taste terrible
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CobraGT posted...
Yuck but interesting. From Newsweek

Comments on the video of C. gangis , which six days after posting has more than 200,000 shares, express fear and confusion at this strange creature's inflating organs which are each about the length of the rest of his body. The behavior is confusing and makes it look a bit like a sinister alien. But the animal is harmless, as long as you don't eat too many of them.
When C. gangis is just a caterpillar, before it has transformed into its mothy self, it eats plants with alkaloid chemicals. These plants evolved toxicity to discourage insects from eating them, but the caterpillars bit back evolutionarilyin fact, it's necessary for them to eat the toxic plants in order to grow these glands as moths. The more toxins they eat, the bigger their hair-pencils ultimately will be. These toxins also have the added benefit of making them taste terrible
lol that reminds me of this comic

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Well this is just creepy. The Wels Catfish is hunting pigeons D:

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But pigeons are a nuisance.
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Wombats Poop Cubes

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-have-solved-mystery-how-wombats-poop-cubes-180976898/

To build on those results and fully understand how the wombats soft intestinal walls created sharp cube-like edges in the poop, Yang and her team dissected two wombats and examined the texture and structure of the intestinal tissue, reports Tess Joosse for Science . A 2-D mathematical model created from the wombats intestinal tract showed how the organ expanded and contracted during digestionand eventually squeezed out the excrement, reports Science .
A cross-section of the wombats intestine is like a rubber band with two ends kept slightly taut and the center section drooping. The rigid and elastic parts contract at different speeds, which creates the cube shape and corners, Patricia Yang tells Elena Debre for Slate .
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Muggsy Bogues, the shortest NBA player in history, had 39 blocks in his career lol

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The colossal squid has the largest animal eyes ever studied. It possibly has the largest eyes that have ever existed during the history of the animal kingdom. In a living colossal squid they measure about 27 cm across about the size of a soccer ball.
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Hawaii is not protected by NATO.
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The creator of Yu-Gi-Oh!, Kazuki Takahashi has a shiba inu named Taro, which was the basic for the card Shiba-Warrior Taro. He also personally drew the artwork for the card.

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USS Los Angeles Airship Lands On The USS Saratoga, January 1928
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I just realized I said "basic" instead of "basis" in my last post :<

Also, salt has a melting point of 1,474 fahrenheit.
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The most decorated ship in Navy history is the USS New Jersey. She is also the best waifu in Azur Lane, partly due to her permanent :3 face

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YugiNoob posted...
The most decorated ship in Navy history is the USS New Jersey. She is also the best waifu in Azur Lane, partly due to her permanent :3 face

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She has some really good alternate costumes too

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Herpes Gladiatorum, commonly known as mat herpes is a skin infection commonly found in wrestlers. Roughly 30% of high school wrestlers carry it, but only 3% are aware they carry it. Its commonly spread because of the skin-to-skin contact, as well as the virus being on the mats.
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YugiNoob posted...
Herpes Gladiatorum, commonly known as mat herpes is a skin infection commonly found in wrestlers. Roughly 30% of high school wrestlers carry it, but only 3% are aware they carry it. Its commonly spread because of the skin-to-skin contact, as well as the virus being on the mats.

Interesting what are the symptoms I used to wrestle
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  • Fever (especially during first episode)
  • Swollen lymph nodes.
  • Sore throat.
  • Tingling feeling on the skin.
  • Cluster (usually more than one) of clear, fluid-filled blisters, Blisters may or may not be painful. Blisters may be surrounded by redness. Blisters usually heal within seven to 10 days.


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YugiNoob posted...
* Fever (especially during first episode)
* Swollen lymph nodes.
* Sore throat.
* Tingling feeling on the skin.
* Cluster (usually more than one) of clear, fluid-filled blisters, Blisters may or may not be painful. Blisters may be surrounded by redness. Blisters usually heal within seven to 10 days.

Ah OK I got nothing like that.

Well I've had the tingling feeling but it's rare.
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Lightsaber dueling is an official sport in France
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YugiNoob posted...
Lightsaber dueling is an official sport in France

Also, interesting Wonder Woman fact: the creator of Wonder Woman was in a thruple that involved his first wife and his student. They were heavily into bondage which inspired early iterations of the super heroine. Thruple lasted 22 years all the way to his death

Think the bandage kink is well known at least amoung comic fans. The rest I didn't know though.

Wonder of he had a kink for making a woman stronger than himself subservient or if wonder woman is only strong cause she wouldn't make much of a hero otherwise.
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quidditch_(real-life_sport)
Quidditch is a real sport that got an International Quadball Association.
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According to a YouTube comment (so take this with a grain of salt), more than 72% of people climbing Mount Everest report seeing a corpse.

Although an actual proven fact is that it's pronounced "EVE-rest", rather than "ever-est".
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YugiNoob posted...
According to a YouTube comment (so take this with a grain of salt), more than 72% of people climbing Mount Everest report seeing a corpse.

Although an actual proven fact is that it's pronounced "EVE-rest", rather than "ever-est".
Wouldn't be surprised I heard of something called like the rainbow valley or something that's full of dead bodies they apparently call it that due to all the differing colors of clothing on the corpses.
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An estimated 300 people have died attempting to climb Mount Everest, with approximately 200 bodies still on the mountain.
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Foppe posted...
An estimated 300 people have died attempting to climb Mount Everest, with approximately 200 bodies still on the mountain.

Bet it's 99% whites and Asians too if not 100%
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Sufferedphoenix posted...
Bet it's 99% whites and Asians too if not 100%
It is easy to see what country most of them are from, but not their race.
That said, around 4000 persons have climbed the mountain, and only 8 of them were black. I think all of them survived.
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Foppe posted...
It is easy to see what country most of them are from, but not their race.
That said, around 4000 persons have climbed the mountain, and only 8 of them were black. I think all of them survived.

It's a running joke that only white people do crazy shit like skydive or mountain climb. But I assumed some Asians too since well its in Asia and I wouldn't be surprised if a guide has died before.
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Sufferedphoenix posted...
It's a running joke that only white people do crazy shit like skydive or mountain climb. But I assumed some Asians too since well its in Asia and I wouldn't be surprised if a guide has died before.
The first expedition to really climb the mountain had 7 porters from Nepal die in an avalanche. Seems like Nepal, India, Japan and Australia are the countries with most deaths.
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The Oldest Indian, John Smith, Managed To Live In Three Centuries At Once, Being Born In The 18th Century, Living Throughout The 19th Century And Dying In The 20th Century. It Is Alleged That He Lived For About 137 Years.
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Goodyear Illuminated Tires, 1961
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Came in any color you wanted, if they had been released.
They were both easier to make and cheaper than normal tires, but it turned out to have too much negative points.
They couldnt handle heat well, so they could start to melt while breaking.
They lost the grip while wet.
They weighted 150 pounds. Thats 5-10 times more than a normal tire.

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Service At The Track Restaurant In Los Angeles, 1950s. Food Was Delivered Via Conveyor Belt Directly To Cars.
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The dot over a lowercase i and j is called a 'tittle' or superscript dot. The word 'tittle' is known to be a combination of words 'tiny' and 'little', and refers to a small stroke or dot in writing or printing. Derived from Latin word 'titulus', it aims to distinguish letters with vertical strokes such as u, m, and n.
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Kyoto University lets you wear whatever you want to graduation lol

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Soccer balls were initially used for basketball , and they worked fine with the original rules as there was no dribbling. It was more of a rugby like game, running with the ball and mayhem on the court. To reduce bloodshed, running was eliminated, passing and dribbling were then the only ways to move the ball. Naismith, the creator of basketball, worked with Spalding to create a ball that worked with the evolving rules, something about the same size as a soccer ball, that bounced better on a hardwood gym floor.
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Soccer balls were initially used for basketball , and they worked fine with the original rules as there was no dribbling. It was more of a rugby like game, running with the ball and mayhem on the court. To reduce bloodshed, running was eliminated, passing and dribbling were then the only ways to move the ball. Naismith, the creator of basketball, worked with Spalding to create a ball that worked with the evolving rules, something about the same size as a soccer ball, that bounced better on a hardwood gym floor.

And early basketballs were thrown into a basket, and every time someone scores, the game is paused while a person has to climb the ladder to retrieve the ball.
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Kindlifresserbrunnen is a fountain in Bern, Switzerland. Its name means Child-Eater Fountain; I cant imagine why.

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To Kill a Mockingbird is called Alabama Monogatari in Japan lol

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Putting sugar on a cut will make it heal faster.
Pour some sugar on top of the wound and wrap it with a bandage. The granules of the sugar crystals will absorb any moisture that bacteria thrive on.
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The Guiness World Record for longest duration gurning with the lower lip covering the nostrils is 1 minute and 2 seconds

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