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Offline Mike

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Today I learned...
« on: Saturday 1 June 2013, 10:35:56 pm »
Stolen from Reddit, of course.

What did you learn today?

I didn't learn s***.

Offline Dr. Nguyen Van Falk

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Re: Today I learned...
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 1 June 2013, 10:36:48 pm »
Eating junk food will make you feel like junk.

Offline Northerngimp

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Re: Today I learned...
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 1 June 2013, 10:37:51 pm »
Ants are well organised life form.
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Offline Kid Icarus

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Re: Today I learned...
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 1 June 2013, 10:38:30 pm »
Not today, but the other day I learned that the expression 'Daylight robbery' comes from window tax.
Dead in the middle of Little Italy little did we know that we riddled some middle men who didn't do diddely.


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Offline Hanshithispantz

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Re: Today I learned...
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 1 June 2013, 10:39:27 pm »
Throat infections are f***ing grim.

Offline Northerngimp

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Re: Today I learned...
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 1 June 2013, 10:39:35 pm »
Not today, but the other day I learned that the expression 'Daylight robbery' comes from window tax.

Narrow houses and all that?
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Offline Kid Icarus

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Re: Today I learned...
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 1 June 2013, 10:40:03 pm »
Not today, but the other day I learned that the expression 'Daylight robbery' comes from window tax.

Narrow houses and all that?

I don't follow...
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Offline QuakesMag

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Re: Today I learned...
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 1 June 2013, 10:40:57 pm »
I learned that daylight robbery comes from window tax as well.
Not one of the cool kids, and really insecure about it.

Offline Northerngimp

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Re: Today I learned...
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 1 June 2013, 10:43:05 pm »
Not today, but the other day I learned that the expression 'Daylight robbery' comes from window tax.

Narrow houses and all that?

I don't follow...

Cant fully remember if its the same tax but in Holland and could have been here as well, people were taxed on either widow space or land space...thats why you see old houses really thin/narrow...to avoid paying the tax.


Edited

http://mjwrightnz.wordpress.com/2012/10/28/amsterdams-taxing-narrow-houses/
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Offline Kid Icarus

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Re: Today I learned...
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 1 June 2013, 10:44:45 pm »
Not today, but the other day I learned that the expression 'Daylight robbery' comes from window tax.

Narrow houses and all that?

I don't follow...

Cant fully remember if its the same tax but in Holland and could have been here as well, people were taxed on either widow space or land space...thats why you see old houses really thin/narrow...to avoid paying the tax.

Oh right, I see. I have no idea. I just read about the window tax that was brought in by the Tudors, and that's why you see a lot of older houses with bricked up windows, and that that's where the expression 'Daylight robbery' comes from.
Dead in the middle of Little Italy little did we know that we riddled some middle men who didn't do diddely.


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Offline Mike

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Re: Today I learned...
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 1 June 2013, 10:45:11 pm »
:lol: Look at Gimp teaching us s***.

Offline Northerngimp

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Re: Today I learned...
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 1 June 2013, 10:46:19 pm »
Not today, but the other day I learned that the expression 'Daylight robbery' comes from window tax.

Narrow houses and all that?

I don't follow...

Cant fully remember if its the same tax but in Holland and could have been here as well, people were taxed on either widow space or land space...thats why you see old houses really thin/narrow...to avoid paying the tax.

Oh right, I see. I have no idea. I just read about the window tax that was brought in by the Tudors, and that's why you see a lot of older houses with bricked up windows, and that that's where the expression 'Daylight robbery' comes from.

Two different things, I thought they were realated for a moment.

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Offline Northerngimp

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Re: Today I learned...
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 1 June 2013, 10:46:50 pm »
GO LEAFS GO!

Offline Kid Icarus

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Re: Today I learned...
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 1 June 2013, 10:50:24 pm »
I didn't learn this today, but it's a fact that has always stuck with me because it's just incredible.

More British soldiers died in the last year of the first world war, than in all of the second world war.
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Offline Northerngimp

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« Reply #14 on: Saturday 1 June 2013, 10:54:52 pm »
I didn't learn this today, but it's a fact that has always stuck with me because it's just incredible.

More British soldiers died in the last year of the first world war, than in all of the second world war.

Aye its mental stat.  Another one, when the Russians pulled out of WW1 due to their revolution.  The allies, Uk, France, Japan, US and others sent troops to try and stop the revolution.

Wikki i know, but gives some basics

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allied_intervention_in_the_Russian_Civil_War
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Offline Ishmael

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Re: Today I learned...
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 1 June 2013, 10:56:22 pm »
I've been reading and thinking about a few thought experiments from another forum. 

And I spent a bit of a car journey trying to answer the monty hall problem, which I did!

Offline Dr. Nguyen Van Falk

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Re: Today I learned...
« Reply #16 on: Saturday 1 June 2013, 10:58:34 pm »
There are roughly as many brain cells in your gut as there are in a cats head.

Re: Today I learned...
« Reply #17 on: Saturday 1 June 2013, 10:59:51 pm »
I learned that Emily Ratajkowski is the greatest woman in history.
And in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love you make

Offline Decky

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Re: Today I learned...
« Reply #18 on: Saturday 1 June 2013, 10:59:55 pm »
That Bioshock Infinite is awesome.

Offline Mike

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Re: Today I learned...
« Reply #19 on: Saturday 1 June 2013, 11:00:14 pm »
I learned that Emily Ratajkowski is the greatest woman in history.

:lol:

Offline Ameritoon

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Re: Today I learned...
« Reply #20 on: Saturday 1 June 2013, 11:00:39 pm »
Ants are well organised life form.

Just think if they got truly organized, humans would be dead in months.

Offline Northerngimp

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Re: Today I learned...
« Reply #21 on: Saturday 1 June 2013, 11:01:48 pm »
Ants are well organised life form.

Just think if they got truly organized, humans would be dead in months.

Thats cos they are top down dictatorship and everyone knows their place.  None of this democracy bollocks.
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Offline wacko

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Re: Today I learned...
« Reply #22 on: Saturday 1 June 2013, 11:05:33 pm »
Ants are well organised life form.

Just think if they got truly organized, humans would be dead in months.

Except for teachers. We have chalk.
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Re: Today I learned...
« Reply #23 on: Saturday 1 June 2013, 11:07:00 pm »
And in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love you make

Offline Ishmael

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Re: Today I learned...
« Reply #24 on: Saturday 1 June 2013, 11:08:25 pm »
Ants are well organised life form.

Just think if they got truly organized, humans would be dead in months.

Well 99% of users on here act like ants so it'd be an even fight!