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« Reply #120 on: July 28, 2019, 10:33:14 PM »
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« Reply #122 on: September 03, 2019, 04:02:47 AM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Atkinson_Pryor

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During his term, Pryor got into a fierce argument with John F. Potter, a representative from Wisconsin, and challenged him to a duel.[18] Having the choice of weapons according to duel protocol, Potter chose bowie knives. Pryor backed out, saying that the knife was not a "civilized weapon."[18] The incident was widely publicized in the Northern press, which portrayed Pryor's refusal to duel as a coup for the North — and as a cowardly humiliation of a Southern "fire eater".[19]
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Pryor almost became the first casualty of the Civil War - while visiting Fort Sumter as an emissary, he assumed a bottle of potassium iodide in the hospital was medicinal whiskey and drank it; his mistake was realized in time for Union doctors to pump his stomach and save his life.

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« Reply #123 on: September 03, 2019, 06:14:44 AM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Neutral_point_of_view/Noticeboard

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I have continually asked for reliable sources that verify the “constant advocacy for NAMBLA” and pedophilia. There seems to be a massive conspiracy except one lone, but respected LGBTQ journalist. Perhaps that should be also shoehorned into the lead? One of the world’s best known pioneering gay rights advocates whose had dozens of obituaries, articles, interviews, books, and documentaries about him all fail to mention this despite Wikipedia even advertising it, possibly for years. Perhaps because they saw was is plainly evident, a lack of evidence despite NAMBLA themselves posting every scrap of pro-pedophile material they can. I look forward to more people looking into this.
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Accusations of "WP:TROLLING" is a very serious personal attack, especially since clearly that is not at all what's going on. What makes it worse is that your characterization of MMA's statement (FR's version:"Something completely wrong: that Prussia - 18th century Prussia - was part of Poland") is just false. I don't see anything about 18th century Prussia in there. Perhaps you're unaware that "Prussia" generally refers to a region rather than a political entity? If so, that's understandable, but in no way does it excuse your attacks on another editor and the accusations of "trolling"
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Oh please. "Power games"--your article is a terrible piece of fluff. I am an admin, and I am telling you that nothing that contains language like "Chin’s dream of a medical degree was hampered by one reality..." will get into Wikipedia, where we write neutral material that's verified by reliable, secondary sources. If you would start by taking out the "musically inclined" and the squirt gun, we might get somewhere.
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GreenMeansG, please link to or quote the Wikipedia policy that supports your statement "WP:DUE applies to facts". WP:BLPPRIMARY states, "Do not use trial transcripts and other court records, or other public documents, to support assertions about a living person. Do not use public records that include personal details, such as date of birth, home value, traffic citations, vehicle registrations, and home or business addresses." WP:BLPPRIMARY is obviously aimed at protecting a living person against doxing (publishing of private identifying/location information about a living person). The questions of Nblund are not related to doxing Gabbard. Nothing I wrote about Gabbard in the article section "campaign finance reform" relates to doxing. Therefore WP:BLPPRIMARY does not apply to the questions of Nblund or the disputed content.
After I explained to Nblund, that WP:DUE's scope covers opinions but not facts, he replied that "WP:DUE applies to views or aspects of an issue", thereby he implied that aspects were facts. Therefore I explained here why aspects are not facts but partial views and therefore also opinions.
Your remark "the high-handed hair splitting over the meaning of the word aspect is silly" is uncivil. You should strike-through that remark.
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DrifAssault has added an extraordinary amount of criticism to the 5-Minute Crafts article, mostly using original research, self-published sources (including Wikia (RSP entry) and other YouTube (RSP entry) channels), and selective quoting of news articles. The addition of the chart at Special:Diff/913019435 is a bit over-the-top.

I've started a discussion on the talk page at Talk:5-Minute Crafts § Original research to no effect. It would be nice to see some additional opinions on the content of this article.
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There's a dispute over at Talk:Dave Rubin over whether or not the category "classical liberal" can be applied to his article. Several sources describe him as applying this categorization to himself, but few reliable sources actually use the term to describe him in their own voice (he's commonly described as a libertarian). Outside input would be appreciated. (discussion here)
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The problem is that there are two meanings of classical liberal. There's the academic meaning, and there's the informal meaning as used by the cult of Peterson, which is synonymous with misogynist asshat. Rubin is the latter kind. We shouldn't collude in the intentional appropriation of labels to obscure obnoxious views.

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« Reply #124 on: September 03, 2019, 06:37:46 AM »
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« Reply #125 on: September 03, 2019, 06:48:16 AM »
Man the amount of effort that goes into maintaining Wikipedia is staggering. I don't envy anyone who helps edit and maintain it, but they're all heroes.

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« Reply #126 on: September 03, 2019, 08:53:34 AM »
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If you would start by taking out the "musically inclined" and the squirt gun, we might get somewhere.

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« Reply #127 on: September 13, 2019, 02:25:08 PM »
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« Reply #128 on: September 15, 2019, 06:30:00 AM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unsinkable_Sam

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Unsinkable Sam (also known as Oskar or Oscar) is the nickname of a real cat, reportedly in service as a ship's cat during World War II both in the Kriegsmarine and the Royal Navy, surviving the sinking of three ships in total.

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« Reply #129 on: September 15, 2019, 12:17:44 PM »
Oskar or Oscar is a weird name for a cat.
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« Reply #131 on: October 27, 2019, 03:46:26 PM »
:drudge Jason Unruhe is old news. Now BRACE BELDEN is the Bore internet mascot.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brace_Belden

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Belden has identified as a Marxist since his teenage years and protested the Iraq War when he was thirteen. In 2005, when he was fifteen, he and his friends started a satirical right-wing, pro-war punk band called Warkrime. His stage name in the band was President Chaos and they released their first album, Give War A Chance, in 2006. The band, however, broke up in 2008.
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In 2015, he launched a petition to cancel A Prairie Home Companion, a radio show by American Public Media. The petition said it "is a dumb boring show that forces millions of radio listeners under 60 to turn off their radios whenever that stupid old guy starts his rambling crap. All people under like 100 years old should sign this."
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He arrived in Syria in October 2016. He went into training at the YPG's Academy, where he met other Western volunteers including Lucas Chapman and Tommy Mørck. Shortly after graduating from the Academy, Belden was assigned as a machine gunner on a makeshift tank as part of the Raqqa offensive. His unit helped to capture Tal Salman in mid-November. Brace commented that "We pushed up to Tal Saman till we had it surrounded on a half circle. Then we just bombarded the shit out of it." Many refugees fled the town and sought protection behind the Kurdish front line. "Hundreds of civilians coming across for days in a row", Belden said. At night, his unit stayed in whatever building they had just captured and camped out on rooftops in the cold. "The first week we were out it was awful", Belden told Rolling Stone. After capturing Tal Salman, Belden's unit withdrew to Ayn Issa.
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Belden was among seven Western leftist volunteers profiled in Rolling Stone in March 2017. He later described it as "pretty fucking ridiculous, man. They just kind of made up my biography. Which is tight, because I've literally done nothing in my life but jack off before I came here."[12][13][6] It was later announced that the Rolling Stone article was to become a film starring Jake Gyllenhaal and directed by Daniel Espinosa.
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In February 2018, Belden began working in San Francisco at Anchor Brewing Company, which had recently been purchased by Sapporo. As a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, he became part of an eight-person organizing committee to form an employee's union at his factory. By early 2019, the unionization effort had gone public and was profiled in Jacobin magazine and an episode of Chapo Trap House.[18][19][20] Workers at the brewery voted 31 to 16 in favor of unionizing.







I had no idea THIS was the guy who unionized that craft brewery in SF :lol
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« Reply #132 on: October 27, 2019, 04:25:26 PM »
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In September 2016, Willamette Week received a resignation email from Belden, saying that he had "accepted a position out of the country."

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« Reply #133 on: October 29, 2019, 04:46:36 PM »
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butt_(unit)

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The butt was a measure of liquid volume equalling two hogsheads.

“I got a butt load of wine.”

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“Two hogsheads.”
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« Reply #134 on: November 02, 2019, 10:03:06 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_R._Davis
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On December 19, 1854, while trekking on a miner's trail along the North Fork of the American River, Dr. Bolivar Sparks, James McDonald, and Captain Jonathan Davis were bushwhacked by an international band of bandits. The bandits, a Frenchman, two Americans, two Britons, four Mexicans, and four Australians, had robbed and killed four American miners on the previous day and six Chinese miners on the day before that. Several of the bandits were members of the Sydney Ducks gang.[3] McDonald was killed instantly and Dr. Sparks was fatally wounded; however, Captain Davis, an Army veteran, pulled out both of his pistols and killed seven of the bandits in short order. Out of bullets, Captain Davis, an expert fencer, pulled out his Bowie knife and killed four more of his attackers. The surviving bandits fled for their lives. The shootout was witnessed by a group of miners, who buried the bodies of the dead.
then he went on to form the band Korn

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« Reply #135 on: November 04, 2019, 04:09:40 PM »
I loved him as Gimli in LOTR.
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« Reply #136 on: November 06, 2019, 01:34:01 PM »
https://i-d.vice.com/en_uk/article/xwe38a/90s-hollywood-photography-randall-slavin

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Alyson Hannigan at the end :heart
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« Reply #137 on: November 07, 2019, 12:42:26 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Karkoc

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Andriy Karkos, the son of the Minnesota Michael Karkoc who spells his last name differently from his father, stated that his father was never a Nazi and accused the Associated Press of defaming his father.[5] Karkos described his father as a "lifelong Republican", who donated $3,850 to the Republican National Committee in 2013 and 2014

Sounds like a slam dunk case, tbqh.
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« Reply #138 on: November 07, 2019, 01:19:50 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Karkoc

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Andriy Karkos, the son of the Minnesota Michael Karkoc who spells his last name differently from his father, stated that his father was never a Nazi and accused the Associated Press of defaming his father.[5] Karkos described his father as a "lifelong Republican", who donated $3,850 to the Republican National Committee in 2013 and 2014

Sounds like a slam dunk case, tbqh.

This will clearly be a movie within the next five years.
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« Reply #139 on: November 07, 2019, 01:28:07 PM »
I actually found this guy while going down the wiki rabbit hole after reading about the (maybe) Nazi from Netflix’s new documentary miniseries, The Devil Next Door.
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« Reply #140 on: November 07, 2019, 02:19:08 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_Guidestones
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In June 1979, a man using the pseudonym Robert C. Christian approached the Elberton Granite Finishing Company on behalf of "a small group of loyal Americans", and commissioned the structure. Christian explained that the stones would function as a compass, calendar and clock, and should be capable of withstanding catastrophic events. Joe Fendley of Elberton Granite assumed that Christian was "a nut" and attempted to discourage him by giving a quote several times higher than any project the company had taken, explaining that the guidestones would require additional tools and consultants. Christian accepted the quote.[2] When arranging payment, Christian explained that he represented a group which had been planning the guidestones for 20 years, and which intended to remain anonymous.[2]

Christian delivered a scale model of the guidestones and ten pages of specifications.
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A message consisting of a set of ten guidelines or principles is engraved on the Georgia Guidestones[8] in eight different languages, one language on each face of the four large upright stones. Moving clockwise around the structure from due north, these languages are: English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Traditional Chinese, and Russian.

    Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
    Guide reproduction wisely — improving fitness and diversity.
    Unite humanity with a living new language.
    Rule passion — faith — tradition — and all things with tempered reason.
    Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
    Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
    Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
    Balance personal rights with social duties.
    Prize truth — beauty — love — seeking harmony with the infinite.
    Be not a cancer on the earth — Leave room for nature — Leave room for nature.
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A few feet to the west of the monument, an additional granite ledger has been set level with the ground. This tablet identifies the structure and the languages used on it, lists various facts about the size, weight, and astronomical features of the stones, the date it was installed, and the sponsors of the project. It also speaks of a time capsule buried under the tablet, but spaces on the stone reserved for filling in the dates on which the capsule was buried and is to be opened have not been inscribed, so it is uncertain if the time capsule was put in place.

The complete text of the explanatory tablet is detailed below. The tablet is somewhat inconsistent with respect to punctuation, and misspells the word "pseudonym". The original spelling, punctuation, and line breaks in the text have been preserved in the transcription which follows (letter case is not).

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« Reply #141 on: November 07, 2019, 03:03:41 PM »
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The tablet is somewhat inconsistent with respect to punctuation, and misspells the word "pseudonym".
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Yoko Ono praised the inscribed messages as "a stirring call to rational thinking"
Trump should have done something like this instead of a wall.
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« Reply #143 on: November 11, 2019, 12:19:02 PM »
Mr. Mandelin's site is a treasure trove. :heart

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« Reply #144 on: November 11, 2019, 12:24:53 PM »
This is hell! Yeah!
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« Reply #146 on: November 26, 2019, 07:09:04 AM »

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« Reply #147 on: December 11, 2019, 12:52:29 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slut

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Although the ultimate origin of the word slut is unknown, it first appeared in Middle English in 1402 as slutte (AHD), with the meaning "a dirty, untidy, or slovenly woman".[9] Even earlier, Geoffrey Chaucer used the word sluttish (c. 1387) to describe a slovenly man; however, later uses appear almost exclusively associated with women.[9] The modern sense of "a sexually promiscuous woman" dates to at least 1450.

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Another early meaning was "kitchen maid or drudge" (c. 1450), a meaning retained as late as the 18th century, when hard knots of dough found in bread were referred to as "slut's pennies".[9] A notable example of this use is Samuel Pepys's diary description of his servant girl as "an admirable slut" who "pleases us mightily, doing more service than both the others and deserves wages better"

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The attack on the character of the person is perhaps best brought together by the highly suggestive and related compound word, slut's-hole, meaning a place or receptacle for rubbish;[17] the associated quote provides a sense of this original meaning:

Saturday Review (London), 1862: "There are a good many slut-holes in London to rake out."
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« Reply #148 on: December 11, 2019, 12:54:13 PM »
TULSI 2020: An admirable islut

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« Reply #150 on: December 16, 2019, 12:09:15 AM »
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« Reply #154 on: December 20, 2019, 01:08:32 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mental_health_of_Jesus

He went around washing the feet of whores and telling people not to be jerks

Seems sane to me

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« Reply #155 on: December 20, 2019, 01:10:55 PM »
Breh if someone went around wanting to wash whore feet in 2019, he'd no doubt be a serial killer

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« Reply #158 on: January 13, 2020, 08:43:46 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albanian_Civil_War
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The Albanian Civil Unrest of 1997, also known as the Albanian rebellion, Albanian unrest or the Pyramid crisis, was a period of civil disorder in Albania in 1997, sparked by Pyramid scheme failures. The government was toppled and more than 2,000 people were killed.[3][4] It is considered to be either a rebellion, a civil war, or a rebellion that escalated into a civil war.
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« Reply #159 on: January 13, 2020, 08:47:56 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexamenos_graffito

Possibly the first known image of Jesus is graffiti of him with a donkey head. It’s on a building that Caligula owned, although it was put there some time after his reign.
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« Reply #160 on: January 13, 2020, 11:10:19 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexamenos_graffito

Possibly the first known image of Jesus is graffiti of him with a donkey head. It’s on a building that Caligula owned, although it was put there some time after his reign.

2nd century AD MS Paint:

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« Reply #161 on: January 13, 2020, 11:17:21 PM »
The dude looks like Trump with the big hair and tiny hands, and he’s symbolically crucifying the Democrats or something. Somebody should’ve caught this prophecy sooner. It was so important they put it in pictures so Americans could understand it.
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« Reply #162 on: January 22, 2020, 12:43:53 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Rent_War

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Attorneys included Ambrose L. Jordan, as leading counsel for the defense, and John Van Buren, the state attorney general, who personally conducted the prosecution. At the first trial, the jury came to no conclusion and Parker declared a mistrial.[6] During a re-trial in September 1845, the two attorneys started a fistfight in open court. Both were sentenced by the presiding judge, John W. Edmonds, to "solitary confinement in the county jail for 24 hours."

John Van Buren was Martin Van Buren's failson.
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« Reply #163 on: February 16, 2020, 12:44:23 AM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_P%C3%A9tomane
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While serving in the army, he told his fellow soldiers about his special ability, and repeated it for their amusement, sucking up water from a pan into his rectum and then projecting it up to several yards. He found that he could suck in air as well. A baker, Pujol would sometimes entertain his customers by imitating musical instruments and claim to be playing them behind the counter. Pujol decided to try the stage, and debuted in Marseilles in 1887. When his act was well received, he moved to Paris, where he appeared at the Moulin Rouge in 1892.[3]

Some of the highlights of his stage act involved sound effects of cannon fire and thunderstorms, as well as playing "'O Sole Mio" and "La Marseillaise" on an ocarina through a rubber tube in his anus
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It is a common misconception that Joseph Pujol actually passed intestinal gas as part of his stage performance. Rather, Pujol was able to "inhale" or move air into his rectum and then control the release of that air with his anal sphincter muscles.

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« Reply #164 on: February 16, 2020, 02:39:50 AM »
Sure, he was alright, be he couldn't hold a candle to Roland the Farter, flatulist to the king.
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« Reply #165 on: February 16, 2020, 03:12:40 AM »
FACT CHECK:
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He could also blow out a candle from several yards away.[1] His audience included Edward, Prince of Wales; King Leopold II of the Belgians;

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« Reply #166 on: February 16, 2020, 01:05:56 PM »
Yeah, well, Roland the Farter got a FREE HOUSE because of how good he could fart.
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« Reply #167 on: March 02, 2020, 08:42:11 PM »
Extended exercise bouts can stimulate formation of new blood vessels.
These can snake around existing vessels and function as redundants that come in handy if flow is narrowed by say atherosclerosis. Effectively improving infarction outcomes in cases too.

Neat, do your cardio boys.

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« Reply #169 on: May 28, 2020, 03:11:51 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allotransplantation


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« Reply #170 on: May 28, 2020, 03:34:34 PM »
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« Reply #171 on: June 17, 2020, 05:10:06 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jin_Ling

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Jin Ling cigarettes are only sold illegally and the brand is the first to be designed explicitly for smuggling

The Russian mob created a brand for illegal cigarettes.  :doge

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« Reply #172 on: June 18, 2020, 12:07:18 AM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welteislehre
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Welteislehre (WEL; "World Ice Theory" or "World Ice Doctrine"), also known as Glazial-Kosmogonie (Glacial Cosmogony), is a cosmological concept proposed by Hanns Hörbiger, an Austrian engineer and inventor.

Hörbiger did not arrive at his ideas through research, but said that he had received it in a "vision" in 1894. According to his ideas, ice was the basic substance of all cosmic processes, and ice moons, ice planets, and the "global ether" (also made of ice) had determined the entire development of the universe.

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« Reply #173 on: June 18, 2020, 12:12:10 AM »
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Heinrich Himmler, one of the most powerful Nazi leaders, became a strong proponent of the idea and stated that if it were corrected and adjusted with new scientific findings, it could very well be accepted as scientific work. However, the Propaganda Ministry felt obliged to state that "one can be a good National Socialist without believing in the WEL".
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« Reply #174 on: July 05, 2020, 12:04:56 AM »
reading about chicoms and sparrows
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what a clusterfuck

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Pests_Campaign
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« Reply #175 on: July 05, 2020, 12:50:43 AM »
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Rather than being increased, rice yields after the campaign were substantially decreased. Mao ordered the end of the campaign against sparrows, replacing them with bed bugs, as the extermination of sparrows upset the ecological balance, and insects destroyed crops as a result of the absence of natural predators.

Mao was kinda stupid, wasn't he?
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« Reply #176 on: July 05, 2020, 01:18:01 AM »
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Rather than being increased, rice yields after the campaign were substantially decreased. Mao ordered the end of the campaign against sparrows, replacing them with bed bugs, as the extermination of sparrows upset the ecological balance, and insects destroyed crops as a result of the absence of natural predators.

Mao was kinda stupid, wasn't he?

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Re: interesting and/or fun wikipedia articles
« Reply #177 on: July 23, 2020, 09:05:58 PM »
The Erfurt latrine disaster was an event that occurred in Erfurt, Duchy of Thuringia in 1184. A number of nobles from across the Holy Roman Empire were meeting in a room at the Church of St. Peter, when their combined weight caused the floor to collapse into the latrine beneath the cellar and led to dozens of nobles drowning in liquid excrement. At least 60 people died in the accident.
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Re: interesting and/or fun wikipedia articles
« Reply #178 on: July 27, 2020, 11:01:23 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monstrous_moonshine

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In mathematics, monstrous moonshine, or moonshine theory, is the unexpected connection between the monster group M and modular functions, in particular, the j function. The term was coined by John Conway and Simon P. Norton in 1979.

It is now known that lying behind monstrous moonshine is a vertex operator algebra called the moonshine module (or monster vertex algebra) constructed by Igor Frenkel, James Lepowsky, and Arne Meurman in 1988, having the monster group as symmetries. This vertex operator algebra is commonly interpreted as a structure underlying a two-dimensional conformal field theory, allowing physics to form a bridge between two mathematical areas. The conjectures made by Conway and Norton were proven by Richard Borcherds for the moonshine module in 1992 using the no-ghost theorem from string theory and the theory of vertex operator algebras and generalized Kac–Moody algebras.
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Re: interesting and/or fun wikipedia articles
« Reply #179 on: July 27, 2020, 11:34:10 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monstrous_moonshine

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In mathematics, monstrous moonshine, or moonshine theory, is the unexpected connection between the monster group M and modular functions, in particular, the j function. The term was coined by John Conway and Simon P. Norton in 1979.

It is now known that lying behind monstrous moonshine is a vertex operator algebra called the moonshine module (or monster vertex algebra) constructed by Igor Frenkel, James Lepowsky, and Arne Meurman in 1988, having the monster group as symmetries. This vertex operator algebra is commonly interpreted as a structure underlying a two-dimensional conformal field theory, allowing physics to form a bridge between two mathematical areas. The conjectures made by Conway and Norton were proven by Richard Borcherds for the moonshine module in 1992 using the no-ghost theorem from string theory and the theory of vertex operator algebras and generalized Kac–Moody algebras.
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