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Australian rePublic
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Did You Know? Out Of Character Version

Postby Australian rePublic » Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:11 am

Post an interesting, Out of Character, fact, and the next player will tell whether or not they knew that

This thread is NOT about your NationStates nation

E.g.

Player 1: Did you know that the Greek city of Larissa is an inland city?
Player 2: Yep
Did you know that the Australian government holds the patent for Wi-Fi?
Player 3: No I didn't.
Etc.

Please try, to the best of your ability, to not to post false facts

I'll start:

Did you know thar QANTAS stands for "Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services"
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The East Riding of Yorkshire
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Postby The East Riding of Yorkshire » Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:52 am

No
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Dark Socialism
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Postby Dark Socialism » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:04 am

I did know


DYK that if you soak an apple in boiling water for half a minute you can melt the fucking plastic off
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Australian rePublic
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Postby Australian rePublic » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:11 am

I didn't even know that candles had plastic

DYK that the maps used to be depicted with east as up, hence the name "ORIENTation"?
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Frievolk
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Postby Frievolk » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:12 am

Not really.

DYK that most of the modern Middle Eastern States got their borders with a literal geometric ruler?
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Postby Zitravgrad » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:36 am

Dark Socialism wrote:DYK that if you soak an apple in boiling water for half a minute you can melt the fucking plastic off

But... sweetheart, isn't that wax?

Frievolk wrote:DYK that most of the modern Middle Eastern States got their borders with a literal geometric ruler?

Nope. Please tell me more. :o

DYK that being gifted a white elephant is considered a punishment throughout the history of Siam?
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Las Palmeras
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Postby Las Palmeras » Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:02 pm

Not specifically, but I knew the term "White Elephant" isn't positive...



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Dark Socialism
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Postby Dark Socialism » Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:04 pm

Didn't know that, interesting




DYK that there are Aztec/Amerindian pyramids in New Jersey?
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Foutanxia
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Postby Foutanxia » Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:13 pm

Amerindian? Yup! Aztec? Uh...

The leaning tower of Pisa took 344 years to build.
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Postby Australian rePublic » Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:04 pm

And they still couldn't build upright? Bloody incompitence!

Did you know that the genderless Abrahamic God is refered to as "He" for the simple reason that gender-neutrality is completely impossible in the Hebrew language. Every noun (coffee, chair, key, etc. Is either male or female)
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Karamiko
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Postby Karamiko » Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:08 pm

Nope.

Did you know that the empire of the Chola dynasty in India lasted over 1,000 years?
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Postby Alanis Star » Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:10 pm

Karamiko wrote:Nope.

Did you know that the empire of the Chola dynasty in India lasted over 1,000 years?


Ooh, I didn't know that! :P

Did you know that the Fibonacci sequence is encoded in the number 1/89?

1/89 = 0.01 + 0.001 + 0.0002 + 0.00003 + 0.000005 + 0.0000008 + 0.00000013 + 0.000000021 + 0.0000000034...
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Postby Karamiko » Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:23 pm

That's amazing! I had no idea!

Did you know that the Pirate Party is a significant political force in Iceland?
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Postby Australian rePublic » Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:51 pm

Pirate as in "Arrggg! Matie, you'll walk the plank!" Or pirate as in "illegally download all the songs". If the latter, I know that they exist as there is one in Australia. I didn't know that there was one in Iceland too

DYK that there is a legitimate Australian Political Party called the "Australian Sex Party". They're not a joke party, either
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The Burke Islands
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Founded: Apr 25, 2015
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Postby The Burke Islands » Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:57 pm

Did not know that.


Did you know that a blue whale has an average penis size of ten feet?
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The Chilean Soviet Socialist Republic
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Postby The Chilean Soviet Socialist Republic » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:09 pm

Yes, actually. A T-Rex's penis was 12 feet.

Did you know there is more wifi than toilets in Indian households?

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Intrakia
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Postby Intrakia » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:21 pm

Nope

Did you know that Australia has 6 states?

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The Chilean Soviet Socialist Republic
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Postby The Chilean Soviet Socialist Republic » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:25 pm

Yes.

Did you know that people who think their opinions are superior to others are most prone to overestimating how smart they are and ignoring chances to learn more?
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UTZZY
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Postby UTZZY » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:30 pm

Yes.

Did you know that most of very open minded people are more prone to join sects such as communist parties. (Yes, the communist parties are sects, if you don't trust me open google, search for a dictionary, search the word sect, read the meaning and then tell me if I was right or not)
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The Burke Islands
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Founded: Apr 25, 2015
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Postby The Burke Islands » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:45 pm

Seems like a matter of opinion to me, but no, did not know that.


Did you know that Icelandic boys and girls receive their last names from the first names of their fathers and mothers respectively? For example, if John Erickson has a son named David, David’s full name will be David Johnson.
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Valentine Z
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Postby Valentine Z » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:50 pm

The Burke Islands wrote:Seems like a matter of opinion to me, but no, did not know that.


Did you know that Icelandic boys and girls receive their last names from the first names of their fathers and mothers respectively? For example, if John Erickson has a son named David, David’s full name will be David Johnson.


Nope, didn't know that. The More You Know! :P




Did you know that 3435 is the only number (besides 1) where if you split each digit up, raise each digit to that digit's power, and sum all of those products, you get the same number back?

33 + 44 + 33 + 55 = 3435.

Assume that 00 = 1.
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Dark Socialism
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Postby Dark Socialism » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:53 pm

I can't even remember my times tables



DYK that if you feed a rabbit carrots it'll turn them into Americans
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The Burke Islands
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Postby The Burke Islands » Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:05 pm

Wat.


Did you know that the population of southern Louisiana is majority Roman Catholic? This makes it contrast with the rest of the American south, which is largely Protestant.
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Australian rePublic
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Postby Australian rePublic » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:44 am

No I didn't. Makes sense I guess.

DYK that "Israelites" refers to Samaritians, not the Jews***

***Well, there are exceptions to this, I think
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Mabuhay Land
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Postby Mabuhay Land » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:52 am

Yeah.

DYK that the Philippines and India are competing for the BPO industry.
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