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Re: What Did You Learn Today: Kewl Fact$ Edition

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Post by DarkZero » Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:14 am

Today I learned that in Super Smash Bros. 64, you get a higher fullhop with the stick than you do with the C-buttons.
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Post by Valigarmander » Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:22 pm

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For some reason I assumed U.S. time zones tidily followed state borders and didn't cut through states anywhere, but apparently they do. Including my state.

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Re: What Did You Learn Today: Kewl Fact$ Edition

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Post by smol Kat » Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:27 pm

^yeah time zones make noooooo sense. Driving into central time last year (twice!) was the most disorienting thing.
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Post by Valigarmander » Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:48 am

Potatoes, tomatoes, and eggplants all come from the same genus of plant.

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Re: What Did You Learn Today: Kewl Fact$ Edition

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:54 am

I didn't expect that at all.

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Re: What Did You Learn Today: Kewl Fact$ Edition

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Post by I am nobody » Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:35 pm

TIL The VGF monthly posts tracker is in GMT, which means I can have fleeting glory by posting twice and stealing it from Val.

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Post by Valigarmander » Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:45 pm

We'll just see about that.

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Post by I am nobody » Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:54 pm

It's too late, I've already won.

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Post by VG_Addict » Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:06 pm

Stop signs used to be yellow.

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Re: What Did You Learn Today: Kewl Fact$ Edition

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Post by Valigarmander » Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:31 pm

"Topher" is short for "Christopher".

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Post by VG_Addict » Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:34 pm

Most toilets flush in E-flat.

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Post by I am nobody » Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:35 pm

were you listening to me flush the toilet

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Post by smol Kat » Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:36 pm

Not closely enough....
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Post by Valigarmander » Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:56 am

There have been 264 Roman Catholic popes, but 266 pontificates, as Pope Benedict IX was elected pope on three separate occasions.

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Post by Valigarmander » Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:41 pm

"Solder" is pronounced the way it's spelled in British and Australian English.

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Post by Valigarmander » Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:59 am

Mikhail Gorbachev was the only Soviet leader born in the USSR. All of his predecessors were born in the Russian Empire.

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Re: What Did You Learn Today: Kewl Fact$ Edition

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Post by steeze » Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:39 am

Valigarmander wrote:
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"Topher" is short for "Christopher".
As someone who's name is actually Christopher. . . If you knew that Dick is a nickname for Richard but didn't know that Topher is a nickname for Christopher then idk man.

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Post by DarkZero » Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:35 pm

names like that are always weird to me. like "eh 'Chris' has been done before, lets just use these leftover parts instead."
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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:33 pm

I thought Topher was just a strange British name or something.

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Re: What Did You Learn Today: Kewl Fact$ Edition

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Post by smol Kat » Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:39 am

TIL Simon & Schuster, one of few publishers I did not apply to work for, wrote a video game about Skittles.
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