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«Reply #400 on: July 05, 2011, 12:05:10 PM »
- Did you know that this is my 3000th post on pianostreet?

Did you know I love Kath and Kim? :)
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«Reply #401 on: July 06, 2011, 12:25:45 AM »
- Did you know Australia lost a war against Emus?


Emu War: how Australia lost a war against birds


The Emu War, also known as The Great Emu War, was a week-long military operation undertaken in Australia in November 1932 to address public concern over the number of emus said to be running amuck in the Campion district of Western Australia. The emus were responding to a long, hot summer, which caused shortages of food and water. The "war" was conducted under the command of Major Meredith of the Royal Australian Artillery, commanding a force of soldiers armed with two Lewis machine guns and 10,000 rounds of ammunition. But shooting blindly into a group of birds which can run up to 50 km/h (30 mph) did not brought the expected results. The birds simply ran away even after being hit by a machine gun round.

Over the course of a week or so, only a handful of the estimated 20,000 birds were actually killed. Major Meredith - the Australian commander in the "Emu war" - was astonished and famously compared the emus to Zulus. After a few days the Defence Minister ordered a withdrawal. And thus the "Emu War" ended in a military defeat for Australia.

from: http://www.oddee.com/item_96610.aspx
Some really strange wars described in that link.
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«Reply #402 on: July 06, 2011, 03:54:54 AM »
Do you know... Why?  Or how?  Why is to sell them.  Do they just dip them in fluorescent dye?



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«Reply #403 on: July 08, 2011, 10:37:02 PM »
Last one...

The NASA channel.

http://www.ustream.tv/nasahdtv

Looks like the shuttle travels butt first.  Haha. ::)
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«Reply #404 on: July 13, 2011, 10:48:35 AM »
Those chicks must have been dipped in food dye or something! They look like moving cotton balls.



- Did you know that such a book exists for children? :)

http://www.amazon.com/Go-F-Sleep-Adam-Mansbach/dp/1617750255

There is a famous Australian who use to do Playschool for TV, Noni Hazelhurst reading the book on youtube :) I couldn't stop laughing.
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«Reply #405 on: July 13, 2011, 11:54:52 AM »
Did you know there's a recording of Samuel L. Jackson reading that book too? 
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«Reply #406 on: July 15, 2011, 03:35:10 PM »
I didn't know that book was so famous.... or infamous :)

- Did you know that a cat and 2 apples can be choreographed with modern instrumental music this effectively?

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«Reply #407 on: July 15, 2011, 06:45:20 PM »
I didn't know that book was so famous.... or infamous :)

- Did you know that a cat and 2 apples can be choreographed with modern instrumental music this effectively?



I have seen this before, just yesterday! It's great, I have no idea how he/she managed to do such a synchronization! :o As if the composer wrote it just for this video... 8)

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«Reply #408 on: July 15, 2011, 07:06:00 PM »
This is really funny! I laughed really a lot!  :D  :) So cool!  8)

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«Reply #409 on: July 21, 2011, 06:02:47 AM »
Did you know that slugs have four noses??

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«Reply #410 on: July 21, 2011, 07:08:27 PM »
Did you know that slugs have four noses??

What? Four noses really? How funny!  :)

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«Reply #411 on: July 27, 2011, 02:37:01 PM »
- Did you know that this baby's reaction to sound is very heart warming? The shock that he can hear sound at first is so evident, then the pleasure of hearing his mothers voice comes in. Simply breathtaking witnessing this little mans reaction from being taking out of a world of silence.



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«Reply #412 on: August 01, 2011, 03:48:16 AM »
DID YOU KNOW THAT HIPPO MILK IS PINK?!

All-Caps intended.... I cannot tell if I find the fact amazing or revolting. Probably an odd mixture of the two ("awesome," perhaps?).

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«Reply #413 on: August 07, 2011, 04:22:08 AM »
- Did you know Bach could be sung like this? "Don't worry be happy" :)

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«Reply #414 on: August 11, 2011, 05:03:09 PM »
- Did you know that you can grow your own engine oil? Very impressive numbers.

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/04/the_diesel_tree_grow_your_own_oil.php
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«Reply #415 on: August 13, 2011, 01:18:54 PM »
- Did you know that this is funny but true?
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«Reply #416 on: October 04, 2011, 06:08:17 AM »
- Did you know that there is a curse of the Ninth Symphony? Some prominent composers died before completing a 10th symphony, Beethoven, Schubert, Dvořák, Bruckner, Mahler, and Vaughan Williams.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curse_of_the_ninth
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«Reply #417 on: October 07, 2011, 02:59:52 AM »
I like learning random facts which make us say, wow I didn't know that! I'll start with one:

- Did you know that rats can go without water longer than camels?

Ha, this explains how my pet rats survived!  ;D

Did you know hippopotamus milk is pink?
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«Reply #418 on: October 09, 2011, 03:14:20 AM »
Ha, this explains how my pet rats survived!  ;D

Did you know hippopotamus milk is pink?

It is a desert rat that can go without water for a long time, pet rats I don't think they can go as long.

That is crazy about the Hippo milk, I remember hearing about a "blood mucus" although it isn't blood that the Hippo can secrete from its skin to protect it from the sun. What an amazing animal!



- Did you know they made a toy out of this viral video?

http://wimp.com/keyboardtoy/

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«Reply #419 on: October 16, 2011, 11:28:12 PM »
That I'm posting during English class? No body knows.
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«Reply #420 on: October 29, 2011, 01:04:42 PM »
That more soldiers died in the war on terror than in the 9/11 attacks?
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«Reply #421 on: October 29, 2011, 01:11:38 PM »
That more soldiers died in the war on terror than in the 9/11 attacks?

I can well imagine this. And certain people made a lot of money with it....

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«Reply #422 on: November 02, 2011, 01:54:10 PM »
that there are 200000000 insects to every human?
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«Reply #423 on: November 02, 2011, 01:55:28 PM »
that the population on earth reached 7 Billion people recently?
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«Reply #424 on: November 02, 2011, 01:56:56 PM »
That I'm posting during English class? No body knows.

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«Reply #425 on: November 02, 2011, 01:57:45 PM »
Did you know I am currently getting a lecture from my mom??  ;D >:( ::)
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«Reply #426 on: November 05, 2011, 12:05:24 PM »
- Did you know that this baby boy had a foot and other body parts growing in his brain!?!??!?!




http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/28635507/ns/today-today_health/t/baby-ok-after-surgeons-remove-foot-his-brain/#.TrUmJ_TDVtk
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«Reply #427 on: November 05, 2011, 12:37:57 PM »
EEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is REALLY ABNORMAL!
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«Reply #428 on: November 20, 2011, 02:26:24 AM »
phobophobia is the fear of fear
panophobia is the fear of everything
more people in China speak English than the USA.
Mexico once had 3 different presidents in 24 hours.
In 2010 there was a traffic jam in China that lasted 2 weeks. The cars moved at most 1 K/day.
Glass is made from sand.
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«Reply #429 on: November 20, 2011, 02:30:03 AM »
Are there two of these threads?  This must be an older one.
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«Reply #430 on: November 22, 2011, 06:37:11 AM »
- Did you know that I am wondering where is the other thread Bob? :)
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«Reply #431 on: November 22, 2011, 12:53:14 PM »
Oops.  Strange.  I could have sworn the last post before pianoplayjl was from 2009.  Duh on me...
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«Reply #432 on: December 05, 2011, 11:39:34 PM »
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«Reply #433 on: December 06, 2011, 02:28:33 AM »
Did you know this is kind of how I picture "Monsty."









I guess the second one is technically a "red dragon." ::)
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«Reply #434 on: December 06, 2011, 04:39:17 AM »
Or maybe this.  I saw the other one with orange hair. 



I picture something with red hair and quills.  Quills that could be petted if it were nice.  Or dangerous is it was in a bad mood.
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«Reply #435 on: December 06, 2011, 05:07:34 AM »
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«Reply #436 on: December 06, 2011, 01:18:22 PM »
Favorite new teacher quote -- "You found the only possible wrong answer."

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«Reply #437 on: December 22, 2011, 02:46:18 AM »
Napoleon designed the Italian flag?
Hot water is heavier than cold water?
Attics were invented in Attica?
Humans spend a third of their lives sleeping?
There are ten towns named hollywood in USA?

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«Reply #438 on: December 26, 2011, 05:06:34 AM »
Did you know that there is a town in North Carolina called Boogertown?  :P

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«Reply #439 on: January 09, 2012, 10:02:44 AM »
That I have an AMEB syllabus book despite being (as I understand) only available to teachers?
Before 1600, New year's day was in March
Horses can sleep standing up
Midgets and dwarves usually have normal size children
All international pilots are required to speak English no matter which country they come from
Some kinds of Bamboo grow 89 cm in one day.
This year is the 100th anniversery of the Titanic.
I am Chinese.
I'm a teenager.


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«Reply #440 on: January 09, 2012, 12:46:27 PM »
I would never have known you were chinese.  2nd generation, right?

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«Reply #441 on: January 09, 2012, 04:07:01 PM »
Humans spend a third of their lives sleeping?
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«Reply #442 on: January 09, 2012, 04:25:59 PM »
the earth is flat not an oblate spheroid

http://theflatearthsociety.org/cms/

lol these people really believe this

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flat_Earth_Society

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«Reply #443 on: January 23, 2012, 02:58:37 PM »
The vibrating parts of musical instruments don't make sound waves of just 1 frequency. This is because the string or forced air, doesn't just vibrate as a whole. Smaller parts also vibrate. In musical instruments the extra frequencies are called overtones. When the overtones are close to the basic frequency, your brain thinks it's a single pitch (level of sound). Different instruments have different strengths of their overtones. This is also what makes your voice sound different from someone else's, even when you sing the exact same pitch.

SOURCE: from 101 cool science experiments.

Just wanted to share this fact even though you might have known this.

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«Reply #444 on: February 17, 2012, 01:15:39 PM »
I found out from a friend of mine today:

Swearing is good for you, in that when you are angry, you let your emotions out. Once you have vented your anger via swearing, there is little anger left inside you. That is what pyschologists and Psychiatrists say anyway.

So the next time I am angry I will say some dirty words....

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«Reply #445 on: February 21, 2012, 02:37:24 PM »


Swearing is good for you, in that when you are angry, you let your emotions out. Once you have vented your anger via swearing, there is little anger left inside you. That is what pyschologists and Psychiatrists say anyway.


This is not correct.  Once you are angry, your emotions are already out.  There is no need to swear. 

When you are NOT angry, because your emotions have been repressed, then you have no urge to swear.  Then sometimes it is useful to allow yourself to feel the anger that is internal. 

But in general, your anger interferes with your ability to rationally solve your problems, and is best dealt with through cognitive methods rather than expression.  It can be very rewarding to become angry and let go a bunch of cuss words, and as we all know rewarding a behavior maintains and increases it. 
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«Reply #446 on: February 28, 2012, 05:33:30 AM »
- Did you know that Michael Peter Fay is an American who was sentenced to caning in Singapore in 1994 for theft and vandalism? Caning is a widely used form of legal corporal punishment in Singapore. It can be divided into several contexts: judicial, military, school, reformatory/prison, and domestic/private.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caning_in_Singapore
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«Reply #447 on: February 29, 2012, 12:42:54 AM »
I remember that.
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«Reply #448 on: February 29, 2012, 03:55:10 AM »
I've heard of this.  ::)

http://www.dailydawdle.com/2012/02/watch-remote-italian-village-builds.html#more

1)  Easy solution.  Just move.

2) One crazy person?  Fine.  Someone comes along and decides they'll camp out in a valley, builda house there eventually.  But the second person?  They come along and say, "Well hey... This guy's living in a valley with no sunlight.  I think I'll settle down here too and build a house."  And then the rest of them?  Yeah... The same people who later decide to put up a mirror and aren't quite sure whether it will actually have much of an effect when it's finished. (It didn't look like it did a whole lot either.)


I vaguely recall this people a little blurb story on a standardized test.  The more important element -- Not 'what type of paragraph is this?' a) Expository b) Narrative... -- No, the important part is 'Why are they all living in a valley with no sun?  And then why bother with the mirror, except that would follow some kind of strange logic that convinced them it was a good place to live in the first place.

That or they're vampires.  "Yeah, we got sun.  Come on it with our sun shining.  We won't turn it off on your and suddenly swoop down on you as vampires or anything."
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«Reply #449 on: February 29, 2012, 04:26:32 AM »
This is not correct.  Once you are angry, your emotions are already out.  There is no need to swear. 

When you are NOT angry, because your emotions have been repressed, then you have no urge to swear.  Then sometimes it is useful to allow yourself to feel the anger that is internal. 

But in general, your anger interferes with your ability to rationally solve your problems, and is best dealt with through cognitive methods rather than expression.  It can be very rewarding to become angry and let go a bunch of cuss words, and as we all know rewarding a behavior maintains and increases it. 

I'm a mathematician. Everyday, I solve problems without emotion. I read journals and analyze them. I was trained so much that I no longer feel the emotion being repressed. It just comes in natural to be cold and calculating.

This is exactly why I'm emotional/angry in cyberspace (lol now I have a tendency to mathematically analyze why they put the "space" in that word. As in metric space? topological space? Prove why are they homologous or isomorphic to other concepts of space that you can justify putting space in there... This is what happens when I function cognitively).

Outside the internet I'm cold and emotionless. Piano is the one thing that brings emotion to me IRL. Being angry/emotional and getting into arguments in the internet gives me the comfort of experiencing them.

wait... I don't have a Did you Know??? nugget for this thread...

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Did you know that sometime ago, the U.S. officially released photos of the dark side of the moon which were identified to be altered? This caused some people to freak out and think of many things on why they had to do so.