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NFT: What is common knowledge that you just recently learned?

tbonfig : 1/11/2019 12:42 pm
I just learned something new today that blew my mind: black raspberry is a real fruit.

I always thought this was an artificial flavor and never realized it was an actual fruit. Unreal.

What is something you just learned that you assume everyone else already knows?
How to make popcorn in the microwave.  
NoPeanutz : 1/11/2019 12:47 pm : link
Just take a brown paperbag, add a few kernels and put it in for :90. Works as well as or better than "microwave popcorn." And costs probably 2-3 pennies.
Tim Tebow's fiance  
ATL_Giants : 1/11/2019 12:47 pm : link
is over hyphenated
I have been tying my shoes  
pjcas18 : 1/11/2019 12:48 pm : link
backwards my whole life, many of us have.

According to this Terry Moore Ted talk
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That I need to spend more time  
Beezer : 1/11/2019 12:51 pm : link
talking about myself. Specifically on elevators.
Unsure of it can be classified as "common knowledge"  
figgy2989 : 1/11/2019 12:54 pm : link
But I am a dope when it comes to excel. I learned that if you simply do a "ctrl f", you can find something very quickly instead of scouring through each workbook/tab.

Kind of blew my mind...
RE: How to make popcorn in the microwave.  
Greg from LI : 1/11/2019 12:55 pm : link
In comment 14258340 NoPeanutz said:
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Just take a brown paperbag, add a few kernels and put it in for :90. Works as well as or better than "microwave popcorn." And costs probably 2-3 pennies.


If you're going to do that, just get some coconut oil and pop it in a pan on the stove.
I just learned that saving money on car insurance is so easy  
YAJ2112 : 1/11/2019 12:57 pm : link
a caveman could do it
My 11 year old just taught me about tabs on iPhones.  
lawguy9801 : 1/11/2019 1:00 pm : link
I had no clue. Using my iPhone just got a lot easier.
to move hot air from one room to another  
Moondawg : 1/11/2019 1:01 pm : link
blow cold air from the colder room into the warmer room.
Rhode Island is neither a road nor an island  
Anakim : 1/11/2019 1:07 pm : link
Discuss
RE: Rhode Island is neither a road nor an island  
pjcas18 : 1/11/2019 1:14 pm : link
In comment 14258422 Anakim said:
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Discuss


road and rhode is pure ignorance.

the island part is because Rhode Island was formed by the combination of multiple "colonies". Aquidnick (Narragansett word) Island (which is an island - Newport and Portsmouth are on Aquidnick Island) and other colonies.

Aquidnick official anglo name is Rhode Island

Aquidnick merged with Providence and (Warick?) to form a state formally known as State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations is still the official name of Rhode Island.
That  
dank41 : 1/11/2019 1:14 pm : link
the classic movie part of Home Alone was actually filmed for the movie and not an actually classic old movie. "Keep the change ya filthy animal!"
pj  
figgy2989 : 1/11/2019 1:19 pm : link
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the island part is because Rhode Island was formed by the combination of multiple "colonies". Aquidnick (Narragansett word) Island (which is an island - Newport and Portsmouth are on Aquidnick Island) and other colonies.

Aquidnick official anglo name is Rhode Island

Aquidnick merged with Providence and (Warick?) to form a state formally known as State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations is still the official name of Rhode Island.


You are assuming this is common knowledge?
The IRS has just hired a slew...  
Racer : 1/11/2019 1:21 pm : link
..of new investigators. They can take your house and garnish your pay.
Its espresso ...  
kinard : 1/11/2019 1:21 pm : link
... not "expresso"
RE: pj  
pjcas18 : 1/11/2019 1:21 pm : link
In comment 14258457 figgy2989 said:
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the island part is because Rhode Island was formed by the combination of multiple "colonies". Aquidnick (Narragansett word) Island (which is an island - Newport and Portsmouth are on Aquidnick Island) and other colonies.

Aquidnick official anglo name is Rhode Island

Aquidnick merged with Providence and (Warick?) to form a state formally known as State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations is still the official name of Rhode Island.



You are assuming this is common knowledge?


No, unless you live in RI then it's taught in elementary school, but Anakim sort of changed the topic.
RE: The IRS has just hired a slew...  
YAJ2112 : 1/11/2019 1:27 pm : link
In comment 14258460 Racer said:
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..of new investigators. They can take your house and garnish your pay.


I can't have my wages garnisheed
I don't know if these are common knowledge,  
Beezer : 1/11/2019 1:38 pm : link
but I learned them last night and found them pretty damn cool.

Watching Norm McDonald's talk show episode with Chevy Chase, they discussed

1) how Fletch was "up there" as far as Chevy's favorite of his 55 films he has done, and how much of that movie was "off script," or completely adlibbed by Chase. Need to rewatch it again soon now.

2) and this blew my fucking mind - Chevy Chase was the original drummer for Steely Dan.

Let that one sink in. Who knew that? I sure as hell did not.

McDonald also mentioned how a fair number of comics were drummers ... he mentioned a few by name (can't recall which ones, but I think Jimmy Fallon and Johnny Carson?) and Chevy, dead pan, says, "they weren't drummers like I was a drummer." I believed him.
Those  
You'reMyBoyBlue!! : 1/11/2019 1:41 pm : link
Raised bumps on sidewalks are for blind people to know a street is ahead of them

So after posting that (Chase, Steely Dan)  
Beezer : 1/11/2019 1:42 pm : link
I read more online. Turns out he was at Bard college with Donald Fagan. Jammed with and was in bands with the guys who would eventually become Steely Dan. But technically, was not IN Steely Dan. So ...

Still pretty damn cool, imo.
Speaking of blind people,  
Beezer : 1/11/2019 1:44 pm : link
is it common knowledge THE REASON WHY there's Braille on the keyboard in a bank drive-through teller?

If it is, I still haven't learned that yet.
..  
You'reMyBoyBlue!! : 1/11/2019 1:45 pm : link
The photo I used being that large is also for the visually impaired
RE: Tim Tebow's fiance  
jonnyess : 1/11/2019 1:53 pm : link
In comment 14258342 ATL_Giants said:
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is over hyphenated


Or is it overHYMENated??

;)
RE: Speaking of blind people,  
pjcas18 : 1/11/2019 1:56 pm : link
In comment 14258507 Beezer said:
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is it common knowledge THE REASON WHY there's Braille on the keyboard in a bank drive-through teller?

If it is, I still haven't learned that yet.


the manufacturer decided they could use the same ATM for drive up and walk-in, , they determined there was no value in manufacturing a different ATM version that removed braille simply so people who drive didn't need to see the braille.

Dana Carvey is also a drummer  
Greg from LI : 1/11/2019 1:58 pm : link
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RE: RE: Speaking of blind people,  
Beezer : 1/11/2019 2:00 pm : link
In comment 14258523 pjcas18 said:
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In comment 14258507 Beezer said:


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is it common knowledge THE REASON WHY there's Braille on the keyboard in a bank drive-through teller?

If it is, I still haven't learned that yet.



the manufacturer decided they could use the same ATM for drive up and walk-in, , they determined there was no value in manufacturing a different ATM version that removed braille simply so people who drive didn't need to see the braille.


And it stimulates funny conversation.
The closest US state to Africa is....  
give66 : 1/11/2019 2:09 pm : link
Maine
RE: RE: pj  
Anakim : 1/11/2019 2:13 pm : link
In comment 14258463 pjcas18 said:
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In comment 14258457 figgy2989 said:


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the island part is because Rhode Island was formed by the combination of multiple "colonies". Aquidnick (Narragansett word) Island (which is an island - Newport and Portsmouth are on Aquidnick Island) and other colonies.

Aquidnick official anglo name is Rhode Island

Aquidnick merged with Providence and (Warick?) to form a state formally known as State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations is still the official name of Rhode Island.



You are assuming this is common knowledge?



No, unless you live in RI then it's taught in elementary school, but Anakim sort of changed the topic.


I was quoting Coffee Talk with Linda Richman :P But that was an interesting anecdote, PJ
Flat..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 1/11/2019 2:17 pm : link
Earthers do not possess this common knowledge:

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The closest US state to Africa is....
give66 : 2:09 pm : link : reply
Maine
Its espresso ... kinard : 1:21 pm : ... not "expresso"  
NBGblue : 1/11/2019 2:17 pm : link
Thank you for this. Thank you! Drives me crazy. Right up there with "eckcettera" and a "mute point."

As for common knowledge: the ridges on coins are not for blind people, but rather to prevent coin shaving.
RE: So after posting that (Chase, Steely Dan)  
Pete in MD : 1/11/2019 2:17 pm : link
In comment 14258500 Beezer said:
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I read more online. Turns out he was at Bard college with Donald Fagan. Jammed with and was in bands with the guys who would eventually become Steely Dan. But technically, was not IN Steely Dan. So ...

Still pretty damn cool, imo.

I knew this story but only because my wife's family has a few proud "Bardys" in it. Every Thanksgiving I hear stories about Chevy Chase, Becker and Fagen, and Blythe Danner. My wife also worked with people who went there with Vinny Chase (Adrian Grenier) and Gabby Hoffman. It's a small, eccentric world of creative types in upstate New York.
RE: The closest US state to Africa is....  
dep026 : 1/11/2019 2:20 pm : link
In comment 14258545 give66 said:
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Maine


Holy Shit. This is not believable to me...haha
RE: Flat..  
giants#1 : 1/11/2019 2:23 pm : link
In comment 14258558 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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Earthers do not possess this common knowledge:



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The closest US state to Africa is....
give66 : 2:09 pm : link : reply
Maine



Or any knowledge...
RE: RE: The closest US state to Africa is....  
giants#1 : 1/11/2019 2:26 pm : link
In comment 14258565 dep026 said:
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In comment 14258545 give66 said:


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Maine



Holy Shit. This is not believable to me...haha


RE: The closest US state to Africa is....  
madgiantscow009 : 1/11/2019 2:27 pm : link
In comment 14258545 give66 said:
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Maine


Alaska is the most Eastern, Northern, and Western state.
never get involved in a land war in Asia  
madgiantscow009 : 1/11/2019 2:32 pm : link
but only slightly less well-known is this: "Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line.

I guess everyone knew those already.

The little cardboard tabs  
Southern Man : 1/11/2019 2:38 pm : link
at the end of tin foil/cling wrap boxes are meant to be pushed in to keep the roll in place when you are pulling out the foil/wrap.
The hole in a pot handle  
pjcas18 : 1/11/2019 2:47 pm : link
isn't just to hang the pot if you have a pot hanger.

it's also for holding a spoon so you don't need a plate or spoon holder.

On the Measuring Tape  
LawrenceTaylor56 : 1/11/2019 2:51 pm : link
theres a little slot at the end of the measuring tape that is used to hook onto a screw or nail for one handed measuring.

Celebrities have finally come to realize R kelly is a monster  
GMAN4LIFE : 1/11/2019 2:51 pm : link
only took 15 years
The Earth is round  
since1925 : 1/11/2019 3:07 pm : link
Even though it seems like it is flat.
That thing that came up recently  
BlackLight : 1/11/2019 3:14 pm : link
about the ridges on the bottom of a salt shaker was news to me.
Smoking is bad for you.  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 1/11/2019 3:16 pm : link
Dammit.
That when people say "Hold your horses"  
Gmen88 : 1/11/2019 3:39 pm : link
they are telling you to be stable.
RE: The hole in a pot handle  
Larry in Pencilvania : 1/11/2019 3:40 pm : link
In comment 14258624 pjcas18 said:
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isn't just to hang the pot if you have a pot hanger.

it's also for holding a spoon so you don't need a plate or spoon holder.



Holy Crap you just blew my mind!!!
RE: never get involved in a land war in Asia  
Eli Wilson : 1/11/2019 3:59 pm : link
In comment 14258589 madgiantscow009 said:
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but only slightly less well-known is this: "Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line.

I guess everyone knew those already.


Also - never get in a discussion regarding religious beliefs on BBI.
Reno NV is further West than  
ATL_Giants : 1/11/2019 4:17 pm : link
Los Angeles
That there is a stretch of hwy on Route 66 in New Mexico  
montanagiant : 1/11/2019 4:21 pm : link
That if you drive to the right side and go precisely 45 MPH the road plays "America the Beautiful"
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International Don't Use Your Turn Signal Day  
idiotsavant : 1/11/2019 5:32 pm : link
As decreed by Our Dear Leader, few years back, only applies to certain people! And here I thought I was breaking the law by using my own turn signals all this time.

Now, if I can only find out what to do about:

Texting While Driving Week!
The capital of Montenegro is  
Lurts : 1/11/2019 6:33 pm : link
Podgorica.
arcarsenal  
TJ : 1/11/2019 6:57 pm : link
is a 'Bama fan
I just found this one out  
Jay on the Island : 1/11/2019 8:22 pm : link
The hole in the tab of an aluminum soda can is meant to hold a straw in place. Just rotate the tab around.
Let's not forget those ingenious Chinese Take Out 'Plates'  
smshmth8690 : 1/11/2019 11:36 pm : link
So far, a lot  
section125 : 1/12/2019 6:37 am : link
of common knowledge...
Who knew  
XBRONX : 1/12/2019 7:17 am : link
Abe Lincoln was a Republican?
Because of the Africa thing  
cjac : 1/12/2019 8:04 am : link
I guess I just learned that Richmond Virginia is on the same latitude as the Northern Africa
My trees are talking !  
SuperRonJohnson : 1/12/2019 8:22 am : link
Seriously .Read it on the Wood Wide Web
RE: My trees are talking !  
pjcas18 : 1/12/2019 8:25 am : link
In comment 14259221 SuperRonJohnson said:
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Seriously .Read it on the Wood Wide Web

They definitely talk.

There is unrest in the Forest
There is trouble with the trees
For the Maples want more sunlight
And the Oaks ignore their pleas.
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