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November 29th, 2012, 22:30
Americans have trouble reading; they prefer just to look at pictures. Therefore to keep it simple enough for Yanks to understand, they changed the picture on the bills to a different person. Once everyone can follow that, they might also consider changing the colours, but currently that is a little too complex and advanced for most Americans!! Hey, just look at their politics………..on second thought don't, it only confirms my thesis!!!!

If God said it, then that settles it!!

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November 30th, 2012, 02:24
Pffftttt, us amerikans r smart! I reed and spel gud.
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December 3rd, 2012, 03:08


pibbur who can't guarantee that the list is completely correct as he has little personal experience

PS. On a sidenote: Yesterday the police had to stop a party in a small town not far from where I live. The party had been playing loud music all night: The Macarena (no, I won't link to that. I'm not evil.)

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December 10th, 2012, 21:10
Drosera regia is a carnivorous plant in the sundew genus Drosera and is endemic to a single valley in South Africa. Apparently there are only about 50 plants left, making it a very endangered although not particularly dangerous species. Unless you are smaller than a cat. And live in said valley. NOTHING compared to the triffids, which by definition inhabits Australia.

Speaking of Australia (I'd rather not), Apple Maps as it appears on iPhone 5 has a spot of trouble with down under. According to the Norwegian broadcasting company Apple claims that Mildura (wherever that is) is in the middle of Murray Sunset national park (wherever that is), which is unfortunate because in reality is 70 km away (wherever that is). This has caused several life-threatening episodes, which is kind of silly, since every day in Australia is a life-threatening episode.

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PS. Berlin is according to our broadcasting company according to Apple in Antarctica. (I know where that is, can't be more down under than that). DS

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December 11th, 2012, 09:59
They grow oranges and rednecks in Mildura. I wish apple maps was around when I was a kid, I would have much preferred to go to the national park for our holidays.

I'm sorry to hear about the endangered sundews, I like plants that eat animals. Did triffids actually eat people, or just sting them to death? Wiki here I come.
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December 11th, 2012, 20:46
I am always pleased there is so much I don't need to know!
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December 11th, 2012, 22:45
Originally Posted by pibbur2012 View Post
71 english words where the 'q' is not followed by an 'u'. Most of them are loan words, but according to Wikipedia they are "considered to be naturalised in English according to at least one major dictionary". The list:
  1. buqsha
  2. burqa
  3. cinq
  4. cinqfoil
  5. coq
  6. faqih
  7. faqir
  8. fiqh
  9. inqilab
  10. mbaqanga
  11. miqra
  12. muqaddam
  13. nastaliq
  14. niqab
  15. pontacq
  16. qabab
  17. qabalah
  18. qadarite
  19. qadariyah
  20. qaddish
  21. qadi
  22. qadiriyah
  23. qaf
  24. qaid
  25. qaimaqam
  26. qalamdan
  27. qalandar
  28. qanat
  29. qanun
  30. qasida
  31. qat
  32. qawwal
  33. qawwali
  34. qepiq
  35. qere
  36. qhat
  37. qheche
  38. qhom
  39. qhythsontyd
  40. qi
  41. qiana
  42. qibla
  43. qibli
  44. qigong
  45. qin
  46. qinah
  47. qindar
  48. qinghaosu
  49. qipao
  50. qirsh
  51. qiviut
  52. qiyas
  53. qoph
  54. qorma
  55. qwerty
  56. rencq
  57. sambuq
  58. sheqel
  59. souq
  60. talaq
  61. taluq
  62. taluqdar
  63. taluqdari
  64. taqiya
  65. taqlid
  66. tariqa
  67. tranq
  68. tsaddiq
  69. umiaq
  70. waqf
  71. yaqona

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December 12th, 2012, 00:19
Qwen, too
With its various forms, like Gwen, Queen etc.

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December 12th, 2012, 08:26
Today's thingd are dedicated to things pibbur doesn't understand (and doesn't bother to examine further):
  1. Munir Malik played 49 first-class matches and took 197 wickets, including 14 five-wicket hauls, at the average of 21.75
  2. Old Colfeians were once knocked out of the National Trophy by Camels
  3. Pat Creeden was hitless in the eight at bats in 1931

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December 12th, 2012, 08:32
Originally Posted by Crispy View Post
You forgot a very important one.

~ Qwinn
I knew something was missing. Therefore (disregarding nnames):
  1. buqsha
  2. burqa
  3. cinq
  4. cinqfoil
  5. coq
  6. faqih
  7. faqir
  8. fiqh
  9. inqilab
  10. mbaqanga
  11. miqra
  12. muqaddam
  13. nastaliq
  14. niqab
  15. pontacq
  16. qabab
  17. qabalah
  18. qadarite
  19. qadariyah
  20. qaddish
  21. qadi
  22. qadiriyah
  23. qaf
  24. qaid
  25. qaimaqam
  26. qalamdan
  27. qalandar
  28. qanat
  29. qanun
  30. qasida
  31. qat
  32. qawwal
  33. qawwali
  34. qepiq
  35. qere
  36. qhat
  37. qheche
  38. qhom
  39. qhythsontyd
  40. qi
  41. qiana
  42. qibla
  43. qibli
  44. qigong
  45. qin
  46. qinah
  47. qindar
  48. qinghaosu
  49. qipao
  50. qirsh
  51. qiviut
  52. qiyas
  53. qoph
  54. qorma
  55. qwerty
  56. rencq
  57. sambuq
  58. sheqel
  59. souq
  60. talaq
  61. taluq
  62. taluqdar
  63. taluqdari
  64. taqiya
  65. taqlid
  66. tariqa
  67. tranq
  68. tsaddiq
  69. umiaq
  70. waqf
  71. yaqona
  72. qwinn

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December 13th, 2012, 08:57
The 500 rightmost decimal digits of Grahams number (G) are 02425950695064738395657479136519351798334535362521 43003540126026771622672160419810652263169355188780 38814483140652526168785095552646051071172000997092 91249544378887496062882911725063001303622934916025 45946149457887142783235082924210209182589675356043 08699380168924988926809951016905591995119502788717 83083701834023647454888222216157322801013297450927 34459450434330090109692802535275183328988446150894 04248265018193851562535796399618993967905496638003 222348723967018485186439059104575627262464195387

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December 13th, 2012, 18:11
Some chemical substances for you:
  1. Arsole
  2. Moronic acid

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3,7-dihydro-1,3,7-trimethyl-1H-purine-2,6-dione

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December 14th, 2012, 20:17
Some important issues in history:

At the funeral of his uncle, from whom he inherited the earldom, John Eugene de Vere, 14th Earl of Oxford, received an axe brought into the church by a mounted horseman.

The vulture Phasmagyps may be the oldest non living New World vulture from North America.

Obamadon gracilis is an extinct lizard, named after an american president "in reference to the tall, straight teeth, and the manner in which he has acted as a role model of good oral hygiene for the world." According to Nicholas R. Longrich of Yale University, the creature "was probably a foot long, and with these tall, slender teeth it used to eat insects and plant matter."

OTOH Alastair Cook has scored the highest number of Test centuries for England, and is the youngest batsman to score more than 7,000 runs

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December 15th, 2012, 17:59
Leaves of the fossil maple Acer palaeorufinerve resemble the living redvein maple, which also means that redvein maple resmbles sais fossile maple. Which would be a problem of course if the redvein one was toxic. Fortunately it's not. I think.

According to Lucille Ball, God was a New York hairdresser called Kenneth. Which reminds me of the movie "Rat Race" where one of the protagonists (Cuba Gooding ver 2) found himslef a driver of a buss full Lucy impersonators.

Someone named Mitchell apparently lost his rainforest snail in Stotts Island Nature Reserve. Which apparently is a dangerous place.

Frances Hashimoto, who became CEO of Mikawaya confectionery company at the age of 27, invented mochi ice cream. He's not behind Hashimoto's disease, although eating huge quantities of his product might lead to similar symptoms.

pibbur who above all classifies the above mentioned movie as a horror movie, due to the above mentioned scene above. And who knows quite a lot about the other Hashimoto's medical escapades.

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December 18th, 2012, 05:06
Shania Twain's Las Vegas residency show, Shania: Still the One, marks her first live performance show since the Up! Tour in 2004. The prototypen of useless information.

Lumberjack Augustus Barrows was elected Speaker of the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1878, even though his Greenback Party only held 13 seats out of 100, and he was a freshman legislator. Or for wearing high heels.

Pibbur who at the moment is Bush, which according to his iPad is the correct way of spelling "busy". A conspiracy. Anyhow, he was busy preventing the cat from repeatedly jumping onto his lap.

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December 18th, 2012, 19:53
Dunno if this was posted already:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%B6bekli_Tepe

Probably the only mystery we'll never be able solve.

Okay… The only munument/building mystery.
As there are other types of unsolvable mysteries like Voynich manuscript.
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December 20th, 2012, 18:40
Guitarist Marty Friedman left Megadeth only to get mixed up with bodacious space pirates. Here's "Mōretsu Uchū Kōkyōkyoku Dai 7 Gakushō «Mugen no Ai»". From Trash to trash methinks.

Ralphie, the live mascot of the Colorado Buffaloes, is actually a female American bison.

Duff Goldman of Ace of Cakes hired some painters and sculptors as assistants even though they didn't have experience as pastry chefs.

That a pencil sharpener "is a device for sharpening a pencil's point by shaving the end of the pencil" was the first thing Wikipedia wondered if you knew.

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December 20th, 2012, 21:30
The mother.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature…&v=mL8puJMUDpk

There is nothing as beautiful as she is.
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December 21st, 2012, 18:15
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyrig…he_Netherlands

Read it? What does that mean actually? It means that piracy in Netherlands is - legal. Yup, if you live in Netherlands, you may download whatever you want and noone can or will stop you.

However, there is a catch. To satisfy "the industry", the country itself takes care that things are payed for. A sort of.
So Netherlands has taxes not only on empty media (CDs, DVDs, BRs) but it is recently extended also on smartphones, USBdevices, computers - just everything that can be used to hold data.
Who needs DRM?
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December 22nd, 2012, 03:20
And surprise, surprise. We're still here!!

Now we should prepare for the upcoming collision with the Andromeda galaxy on 22.12.4500002012

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