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Nanatsu no Tsuki
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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Wed May 15, 2019 2:40 pm

Kowani wrote:
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You know what they say: the Habsburgs didn’t war, they screwed their way into other European royal houses. Isabella of Portugal was Charles V’s first cousin after all.

The Hapsburgs were the first EU.


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Postby Kowani » Wed May 15, 2019 2:41 pm

Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:
Kowani wrote:The Hapsburgs were the first EU.


With the STDs as badges of honor. Nothing much has changed.

Eh, the EU doesn’t get us thrown into wars for hegemony.
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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Wed May 15, 2019 2:42 pm

Kowani wrote:
Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:
With the STDs as badges of honor. Nothing much has changed.

Eh, the EU doesn’t get us thrown into wars for hegemony.


But it is diseased.
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Postby Kowani » Wed May 15, 2019 2:44 pm

Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:
Kowani wrote:Eh, the EU doesn’t get us thrown into wars for hegemony.


But it is diseased.

I like the EU…
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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Wed May 15, 2019 2:46 pm

Kowani wrote:
Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:
But it is diseased.

I like the EU…


I don’t. For a number of reasons. But those are irrelevant to your initial factoid about the Habsburgs. They were indeed the masters of royal inbreeding in Europe.
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Postby Kowani » Wed May 15, 2019 2:48 pm

Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:
Kowani wrote:I like the EU…


I don’t. For a number of reasons. But those are irrelevant to your initial factoid about the Habsburgs. They were indeed the masters of royal inbreeding in Europe.

Meh. Como gustos colores.

But. Very.
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Postby New Legland » Wed May 15, 2019 2:56 pm

The Archregimancy wrote:Habsburg inbreeding was so extensive that Carlos II of Spain was simultaneously the son, great-nephew and first-cousin of his parents - who were uncle and niece; all eight of his great-grandparents were descendants of Joanna and Philip I of Castile. Carlos II was famously described as 'short, lame, epileptic, senile and completely bald before 35, always on the verge of death but repeatedly baffling Christendom by continuing to live'.


Kowani wrote:Habsburg inbreeding was so extensive that Carlos II of Spain was simultaneously the son, great-nephew and first-cousin of his parents - who were uncle and niece; all eight of his great-grandparents were descendants of Joanna and Philip I of Castile. Carlos II was famously described as 'short, lame, epileptic, senile and completely bald before 35, always on the verge of death but repeatedly baffling Christendom by continuing to live'.


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Postby Kowani » Wed May 15, 2019 2:56 pm

New Legland wrote:
The Archregimancy wrote:Habsburg inbreeding was so extensive that Carlos II of Spain was simultaneously the son, great-nephew and first-cousin of his parents - who were uncle and niece; all eight of his great-grandparents were descendants of Joanna and Philip I of Castile. Carlos II was famously described as 'short, lame, epileptic, senile and completely bald before 35, always on the verge of death but repeatedly baffling Christendom by continuing to live'.


Kowani wrote:Habsburg inbreeding was so extensive that Carlos II of Spain was simultaneously the son, great-nephew and first-cousin of his parents - who were uncle and niece; all eight of his great-grandparents were descendants of Joanna and Philip I of Castile. Carlos II was famously described as 'short, lame, epileptic, senile and completely bald before 35, always on the verge of death but repeatedly baffling Christendom by continuing to live'.


oops

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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Wed May 15, 2019 2:59 pm

Henry VIII didn’t have vegetables with his meals as he deemed them "peasant food".
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Postby Proctopeo » Wed May 15, 2019 3:04 pm

Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:Henry VIII didn’t have vegetables with his meals as he deemed them "peasant food".

He also, in a legendary power move, split the Church of England from the Roman Catholic Church and the authority of the Pope, just to divorce his wife.
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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Wed May 15, 2019 3:05 pm

Proctopeo wrote:
Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:Henry VIII didn’t have vegetables with his meals as he deemed them "peasant food".

He also, in a legendary power move, split the Church of England from the Roman Catholic Church and the authority of the Pope, just to divorce his wife.


He probably accomplished what Henry II dreamed about all those centuries before.
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Postby The Blaatschapen » Fri May 17, 2019 7:00 am

I just learned about the Southern Euro of the 19th century. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latin_Monetary_Union
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Postby Ardrentt » Fri May 17, 2019 11:41 am

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Postby Window Land » Fri May 17, 2019 11:54 am

This year had the 150th anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad.
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Postby New Legland » Fri May 17, 2019 12:05 pm

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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Fri May 17, 2019 12:07 pm

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Postby Xmara » Fri May 17, 2019 2:27 pm

Window Land wrote:This year had the 150th anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad.

This year also marks the 150th anniversary of the periodic table. Got a ton of emails from the ACS about it.
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Postby Chan Island » Fri May 17, 2019 2:32 pm

There are over 70 towns in the US called Manchester.

What is even funnier Is that the name translates to "boob fort". The Romans reckoned the hill in the area (of the original, in england) looked like a pair of women's breasts.
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Postby Thermodolia » Fri May 17, 2019 3:27 pm

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Postby Thermodolia » Fri May 17, 2019 3:29 pm

Window Land wrote:This year had the 150th anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad.

Both of the companies who started that rail line are now owned by one corporation, UP. Though UP is technically Southern Pacific rebranded
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Postby Autonomous Cleaner Bot Cleaners » Fri May 17, 2019 4:22 pm

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Postby New Legland » Sun May 19, 2019 7:13 pm

Mozart composed a canon the name of which translates to "Lick me in the arse."

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Postby Northwest Slobovia » Sun May 19, 2019 7:34 pm

Chan Island wrote:There are over 70 towns in the US called Manchester.

What is even funnier Is that the name translates to "boob fort". The Romans reckoned the hill in the area (of the original, in england) looked like a pair of women's breasts.

The Teton mountains are similiarly well-endowed. Wakipedia gives the original as "les trois tétons ('the three nipples')", but a sign in Grand Teton National Park gives the full expansion as "the three breasts of Mother Earth".

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Postby Aclion » Sun May 19, 2019 8:15 pm

Kowani wrote:
Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:
But it is diseased.

I like the EU…

You have my condolences.
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