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February 8th, 2012, 02:40
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Don't forget the Cricket!! Some people wouldn't want to know that Australia beat India.
Or England losing to Pakistan!
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February 9th, 2012, 21:39
The Darmstadt Windspiel, a German sailplane which set a 1934 world distance record, was silk covered and weighed less than its pilots.

Considering the size of many of the germans I saw last time I was there, I'm not sure what's so special about this.

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February 10th, 2012, 00:11
And you don't know that "Darmstadt" literally translated means "Intestine town" or "Gut Town".

Like the German headquarter of Opel, a German daughter company of GM, is locvated in "Rüsselsheim", which means "Trunk-Home", with "Home" being a rendering of "Heim", which is an oldish name representing a small village.
Rüsselsheim is big, though.

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February 10th, 2012, 00:40
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And you don't know that "Darmstadt" literally translated means "Intestine town" or "Gut Town".
Reminds me of the Undercity.

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February 10th, 2012, 01:29
Something I for sure wants to knowe. But perhaps not all of you?

Don Eigler shared the 2010 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience for using a scanning tunneling microscope tip to arrange 35 xenon atoms to spell out the letters "IBM"?

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February 10th, 2012, 13:41
Olympic bronze medalist John Russell was a member of the United States' last military delegation to equestrian at the Summer Olympics as well as its first civilian one?

Hmmm. Hmmm. HMMMM! The above reminds me of a short text about the number 39 in the "Penguin Dictionary of Curious and Interesting numbers", saying that 39 was the first uninteresting number, having no interesting mathematical properites. Which of course made in interesting, and by that having the property of at the same time being both interesting and uninteresting.

In later edition, they found something interesting to say about said number. And apparently the new uninteresting/intersting number is 51.

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February 10th, 2012, 23:31
After Lord Grosvenor's Rhadamanthus and John Bull won the Derby Stakes in 1790 and 1792, only three horses showed up in 1794 to run against and lose to his Daedalus in the smallest field in Derby history? I would assume that even fewer participated after one of the worst horses ever won in 1802 or when the Emilius family ruled the world in the thirties.

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February 10th, 2012, 23:41
Rhadamantus … That's an interesting name, sadly very distorted by one of Blizzard's games …

Rhadamantus is possibly the name of the very first king from Crete … distorted through ancient Greek eyes.

I read in a book about ancient Minoan culture that this name was occupied by ancient Greek mythology and distorted so that the Minoan people from Crete actually lost their … "ancestor".

More here : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minoan_civilization
And here : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prehistoric_Crete

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February 11th, 2012, 14:14
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February 11th, 2012, 18:55
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Which of course makes it highly relevant! Liked it, obviously there are several things to try out.

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February 11th, 2012, 22:39
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FK Fyllingsdalen (football club, pibbur's addition) originally was named FK Varden by the board, even though a majority of the club members voted for FK Fyllingsdalen?

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February 12th, 2012, 01:26
Bermuda hedge fund Juniperus Capital was named after the Juniperus bermudiana, Bermudian cedar trees that are extremely hardy in the face of adverse conditions.

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February 12th, 2012, 01:37
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Which of course makes it highly relevant! Liked it, obviously there are several things to try out.

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Dr Pibbur, what is your professional advice regarding putting your head in ice-cold water, going for a swim in ice-cold water, putting a an ice-necklace around your neck and at the same time drinking vodka ?
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February 12th, 2012, 03:56
Only the last is a worthwhile activity!!

If God said it, then that settles it!!

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February 13th, 2012, 09:10
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February 13th, 2012, 10:38
What is it you don't understand?

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February 13th, 2012, 20:19
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February 13th, 2012, 22:45
The gooseneck barnacle Pollicipes polymerus will become sterile if there are no others within 20 cm.

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February 13th, 2012, 23:17
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Dr Pibbur, what is your professional advice regarding putting your head in ice-cold water, going for a swim in ice-cold water, putting a an ice-necklace around your neck and at the same time drinking vodka ?
Could be a once in a lifte time experience.

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February 13th, 2012, 23:34
So Dr Pibbur is not an expert in "ice-cold water coverage of the human body" ?
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