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    This thread is intended for Woollys to share nuggets of information with the WA crew. The knowledge you drop should be something outside mainstream information. Extra points are awarded for unusual knowledge supported articles or links. Example is below.

    Big ships plus lots of money equaled handy profits for Spain when it ran the world’s first trans-Pacific trading enterprise.
    "There were no arguments, those were ass chewings....."
    Nick Saban 9/10/2016

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    R. Lee Ermey was born to act as a drill sergeant in a movie.

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      BigBalls is neither big nor has balls

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        ...Between 1950 and 2010, 230 languages went extinct, according to the UNESCO Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger. Today, a third of the world’s languages have fewer than 1,000 speakers left. Every two weeks a language dies with its last speaker, 50 to 90 percent of them are predicted to disappear by the next century.
        Every two weeks a language dies. Wikitongues wants to save them.
        "There were no arguments, those were ass chewings....."
        Nick Saban 9/10/2016

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          Originally posted by Stan View Post
          BigBalls is neither big nor has balls
          That's just mean.

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            Patriot missile efficiency was widely lied about in the first gulf war. It was probably less than 15% but the USG counted any target that was fired on and didn't hit a crucial target as a success. In the 2nd Gulf conflict, 21 out of 23 was the official tally and pretty close to the truth. It has never gotten the same widespread press that it got in the first Gulf conflict though.

            In Patriot's defense, before the first Gulf War it wasn't actually designed to do missile defense.
            Last edited by Hannibal Lecter MD; 04-16-2018, 03:34 PM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by quack quack bang View Post
              ...Between 1950 and 2010, 230 languages went extinct, according to the UNESCO Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger. Today, a third of the world’s languages have fewer than 1,000 speakers left. Every two weeks a language dies with its last speaker, 50 to 90 percent of them are predicted to disappear by the next century.
              Who knew?

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                quack quack bang commented
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                In exchange for all the native american languages, we now get Twitter & instagram.......SMH

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              Ever thought a gull purposely pooped on you? New research suggests you’re right! (A very special article published Sunday April 1st.)
              "There were no arguments, those were ass chewings....."
              Nick Saban 9/10/2016

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                One of my biggest pet peeves is damned tourists feeding those damn things on the beach. They crap everywhere.

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                  Released Toxicants

                  Glaciers, like many venerable objects, can act as time capsules. Like a dusty vinyl record holds an era’s songs, ice holds very old molecules—not just the H2O of snow, but traces of airborne particles like dust, ash, and chemicals that hitched a ride on falling flakes. In the Antarctic, Adélie penguins harbor consistent levels of the pesticide DDT even though it’s been widely banned since the 1970s. The source: glacier meltwater that trickles past the penguins on its way to the sea, eventually making its way into the penguins’ food webs. That means at least some of the ice now melting inland was once snow that fell before DDT was restricted in the 1970s. Many other once-airborne and now-banned pollutants are reappearing in glacier meltwater, such as PCBs and CFCs, the latter of which were a component of hairspray and other aerosols until they were phased out in the 1980s. Thanks, Van Halen. Re-emerged Diseases

                  In 2016, an anthrax outbreak killed a young boy and decimated reindeer herds in Siberia. The source of the disease puzzled scientists since the area had been anthrax-free for 75 years. Eventually, they traced it to an anthrax-bacteria-ridden reindeer carcass once locked in the permafrost and now thawed due to climate change. The story raised fears that global warming might resurrect other once-vanquished diseases. Viruses can lurk in frozen bodies for a long time, which may not be an entirely bad thing. In 2005, researchers carefully reconstructed the virus that caused the 1918 flu pandemic from a corpse buried in the icy Alaskan ground, allowing the study of the virus’s genome for the first time. In reality, the chances of these diseases re-infecting humanity are very small, but millions of microbes live on and within ice sheets and glaciers.
                  The movement of meltwater from ice to the ocean carries some surprising cargo.
                  "There were no arguments, those were ass chewings....."
                  Nick Saban 9/10/2016

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                    We interrupt your regularly scheduled news programming to bring you this wonderful piece of trivia about kangaroo genitals. Regular readers will know of my love for Inside Nature’s Giants, the British documentary where anatomists cut up large animals to examine how their bodies work and evolved. It’s a truly incredible show, combining unbridled joy at …
                    "There were no arguments, those were ass chewings....."
                    Nick Saban 9/10/2016

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                    • #12
                      Originally posted by 2Stater View Post

                      One of my biggest pet peeves is damned tourists feeding those damn things on the beach. They crap everywhere.
                      The birds can be pretty messy too.

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                        Buzz Aldrin may not have been the first man on the moon, but he's got another historic first under his belt, so to speak: first person to pee on the moon.
                        On the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing, the unconventional astronaut riffs on Twittering, not knowing whether moonwalking was "far-out," and more.
                        "There were no arguments, those were ass chewings....."
                        Nick Saban 9/10/2016

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                          Brimley was born Anthony Wilford Brimley in Salt Lake City, Utah, on September 27, 1934,[3] where his father worked as a real estate broker.[4] Prior to his career in acting, Brimley dropped out of high school to serve in the United States Marine Corps, where he served in the Aleutian Islands for three years. He also worked as a bodyguard for Howard Hughes,[5] a ranch hand, a wrangler, and a blacksmith.[1] He then began shoeing horses for film and television. He began acting in the 1960s as a riding extra in Westerns and a stunt man at the urging of his friend, actor Robert Duvall.[6]
                          "There were no arguments, those were ass chewings....."
                          Nick Saban 9/10/2016

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                          • #15
                            Did you know...

                            You already knew that a group of seagulls is called a "flock" and a group of geese is called a "gaggle." But did you know that a group of Turkeys is called "a rafter?"

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