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  1. Profile photo of drawman61
    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7740 posts
    July 22, 2013 at 2:34 pm
    Link: 25 Facts We Should Know - The geography ones are for our American friends
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    djwajda Male 40-49
    885 posts
    July 22, 2013 at 2:48 pm
    Wow, now please show some facts that this American may not actually know.
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    patchouly Male 40-49
    4746 posts
    July 22, 2013 at 2:51 pm
    I agree; everyone of these should be known. Granted, some are "beefs", but everyone should know this stuff.
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    honkeylips Male 30-39
    1586 posts
    July 22, 2013 at 3:06 pm
    That whole 10% brain thing isn`t strictly accurate.
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    Sleepyhallow Male 50-59
    1983 posts
    July 22, 2013 at 3:07 pm
    It never ceases to amaze me the vast number of people who don`t seem to *know* that the sun is a star.

    I have ceased talking to people and just walked away from them when this basic lack of knowledge became apparent.
    I have no time to waste conversing with idiots, morons, and the willfully ignorant.

    I do enough of that here.
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    Wendypants Female 30-39
    2420 posts
    July 22, 2013 at 3:08 pm
    The last one bugs me the most... and the `intents and purposes` one.
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    SethDog Male 18-29
    768 posts
    July 22, 2013 at 3:39 pm
    Not very informative....
  8. Profile photo of ferdyfred
    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13631 posts
    July 22, 2013 at 4:19 pm
    Yup I have had heated discussions with peasants
    who do not know the bloody sun is a star
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    July 22, 2013 at 4:25 pm
    One of my biggest peeves is when people say, "you know what I mean", when they haven`t the vocabulary to really express what they mean.

    Also, stuttering "Uh..uh.." (like our current president does)
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    broizfam Male 60-69
    4855 posts
    July 22, 2013 at 4:32 pm
    @honkeylips,
    Personally, I think the 10% brain use issue is actually true for some people. Unfortunately, it`s the 10% that keeps them breathing and walking so that the rest of us can`t get away from their stupid, incessant yammering!
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    broizfam Male 60-69
    4855 posts
    July 22, 2013 at 4:34 pm
    @ferdyfred,
    When I was in college a friend told me he`d played Trivial Pursuit with his girlfriend and her mother. The question was, "What is the closest star to the planet Earth?" The GF and mother agreed it was the moon.
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7470 posts
    July 22, 2013 at 4:42 pm
    I found myself saying "duh" for most of these.
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    erikthevikin Male 30-39
    757 posts
    July 22, 2013 at 4:42 pm
    Must be for Americans only, because this is all very common knowledge.
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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
    2546 posts
    July 22, 2013 at 4:42 pm
    How is it that after Jurassic Park there are still those who don`t realize that paleontologists study prehistoric life?
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
    1803 posts
    July 22, 2013 at 4:45 pm
    How about "don`t immediately stop in your tracks when step off an escalator or moving walkway, etc. to figure out where to go next unless you want to get run over by the people coming behind you". Or "if you stand a couple feet away from the luggage carousel, all of us can look for our bag coming and only step in closer to grab it. If you stand right up on it, you`re blocking the view and access for everyone". Can you tell I just had a business trip?
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    Thonious Male 40-49
    987 posts
    July 22, 2013 at 5:00 pm
    Disirregardlessly, in the words of King Oslo of Norway, "ignorance is the blissfulness."

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    Thonious Male 40-49
    987 posts
    July 22, 2013 at 5:04 pm
    Amazing fact:

    People are ignorant, mean-spirited, stubborn, and rude all over the world. The U.S. did not invent or perfect those qualities.
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    slut_etta Female 50-59
    3849 posts
    July 22, 2013 at 5:06 pm
    what do i win if i knew all this stuff already?
  19. Profile photo of broizfam
    broizfam Male 60-69
    4855 posts
    July 22, 2013 at 5:16 pm
    @Thonius,
    In support of your "Amazing fact":
    ALL people living on the American continents, including "Native Americans", have their original roots in a different part of the world. So, yes, all those qualities you mentioned, as well as some very good ones, were imported.
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    broizfam Male 60-69
    4855 posts
    July 22, 2013 at 5:17 pm
    Sorry..."ThonioUs".
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    broizfam Male 60-69
    4855 posts
    July 22, 2013 at 5:17 pm
    Oops...ThoniOus!
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11741 posts
    July 22, 2013 at 5:42 pm
    Most of this is just the rantings of a whiny little bitch.
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    Zed68 Male 40-49
    1015 posts
    July 22, 2013 at 5:59 pm
    Someone found a replacement for comic sans
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    richanddead Male 18-29
    3489 posts
    July 22, 2013 at 6:14 pm
    I had actually had a AP psychology teacher in high school who thought we only used 10% of our brains, we got into a heated argument about it one day and the class just believed him because he was the teacher, he even put it on our quiz. It still gets me angry anytime someone brings it up.

    ...and the Sun is considered a yellow dwarf star.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3908 posts
    July 22, 2013 at 6:26 pm
    Ummm... yeah, I already knew all that sh*t. That was a waste of time.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    32823 posts
    July 22, 2013 at 6:45 pm
    Eh?

    (That`s all I got, eh?)

    How about: "The Exception PROBES The Rule" not "proves"...
    Too late to change that one though, lolz! For all intensive purposes...

    D`OH!
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    July 22, 2013 at 6:47 pm
    English has been so heavily altered over the centuries that I think it`s a bit uncertain whether it`s accurate to call it a Germanic language. Old English is, but modern English is quite different and not just in vocabulary. Old English doesn`t even use the same alphabet (it initially used runes and later used a heavily modified Latin alphabet with additional characters).

    Odd factoid - the "Elvish" runes in The Hobbit are Old English.

    Some Old English, after it had already been changed a bit, to illustrate my point:

    Eft he axode, hu ðære ðeode nama wære þe hi of comon. Him wæs geandwyrd, þæt hi Angle genemnode wæron. Þa cwæð he, "Rihtlice hi sind Angle gehatene, for ðan ðe hi engla wlite habbað, and swilcum gedafenað þæt hi on heofonum engla gefera
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    July 22, 2013 at 6:50 pm
    Dammit, the Old English characters displayed perfectly in the editing window and were then mangled before posting. I was expecting something like that, since IAB`s software is so spectacularly crap, but it`s still annoying.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36679 posts
    July 22, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Here`s another one...

    Don`t Believe Everything You Read.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    32823 posts
    July 22, 2013 at 8:14 pm
    Don`t Believe Everything You Read.

    I totally believe that too, @Gerry1!
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14625 posts
    July 22, 2013 at 8:47 pm
    I like how Wookiepedia has a twisted convoluted theory as to why Han Solo said the M Falcon did the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs lies lies
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    broizfam Male 60-69
    4855 posts
    July 22, 2013 at 8:53 pm
    To clarify Draculya`s comment a bit, a parsec is also a measurement of distance.
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    Magentab0b Female 30-39
    1467 posts
    July 22, 2013 at 9:50 pm
    I don`t get the light year one. I hope people are just forgetting the definition.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    July 22, 2013 at 10:01 pm
    I like how Wookiepedia has a twisted convoluted theory as to why Han Solo said the M Falcon did the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs

    I like how it casually mentions the high probability of hitting an asteroid in an asteroid belt. That`s a plot device in sloppy sci-fi. In reality, asteroid belts are almost completely empty and you could fly on any random course straight through one with only a tiny chance of hitting anything, even if you were asleep and none of your sensors were working.
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    GolfPunk69 Male 30-39
    58 posts
    July 23, 2013 at 6:09 am
    Not to be one of those internet users, but I`m about 100% sure the indicator in my car doesn`t show that my intent is to turn right when I push it up...
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
    5097 posts
    July 23, 2013 at 7:47 am
    Angilion: Yes we`re all waiting for Fancy to update his character set to one that`s actually relevant in the 8th century, not to mention the 21st.
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    nubblins Female 18-29
    1743 posts
    July 23, 2013 at 8:00 am
    I would totally frame "Correlation is not causation" and put it on my wall.
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    July 23, 2013 at 9:10 am
    I didn`t realise that there were so many ten-year-olds looking at IAB
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    July 23, 2013 at 10:23 am
    How is letting people out of the elevator before you get in a fact??
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    papajon0s1 Male 40-49
    578 posts
    July 23, 2013 at 12:31 pm
    I feel like telling this user the list is quite goodly, irregardless.

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