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Old 02-07-2014, 08:58 AM   #1
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Today I Learned

The movie studios wanted OJ Simpson for the role of the Terminator, but James Cameron felt he would not be believable as a cold-blooded killer.
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Old 02-07-2014, 09:25 AM   #2
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Today I learned that the last time the Cubs won the World Series was during the Ottoman Empire.
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Old 02-15-2014, 06:33 AM   #3
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The name "Napoleon Dynamite" was first coined by Elvis Costello, as a pseudonym, in 1982.
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Old 02-15-2014, 09:34 AM   #4
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Old 02-15-2014, 09:38 AM   #5
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2 new word forms from a show about Egypt

Desertification
Pharaonic
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Old 02-15-2014, 10:20 AM   #6
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We heard about desertification in geography until we desertifaecated through boredom.
But we were never properly taught the actual geography of the British Isles.

I suppose I have to add to the learning of the thread. Today I learned how a book ordered three weeks ago can be completely inappropriate by the time it arrives from America.
Terracotta Cooking will have to be sold along with my newly acquired terracotta pot.
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Old 02-15-2014, 11:53 AM   #7
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Why? I mean, granted, that style of cooking is for larger meals, but cooking in bulk and freezing portions is a great way to save money when you're cooking for yourself.
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Old 02-15-2014, 12:06 PM   #8
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I suspect storage space issues ...
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Old 02-18-2014, 08:57 AM   #9
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According to a New York Times article, you are twice as likely to have a fatal crash if you are driving under the influence of marijuana than you would be if sober. And you are 20 times as likely to have a fatal crash if you are driving drunk than you would be if sober. So smoking pot and driving isn't terribly safe, but it's far far safer than drinking and driving.

According to the article, being under the influence of marijuana is if you have any detectable amount of THC in your bloodstream, and drunk driving is having 0.08 blood alcohol.
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Old 02-18-2014, 10:47 AM   #10
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and pot can remain in your blood stream for 30 days or more. I call bullshit on that twice as likely statistic.

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Still, it is clear that marijuana use causes deficits that affect driving ability, Dr. Huestis said. She noted that several researchers, working independently of one another, have come up with the same estimate: a twofold increase in the risk of an accident if there is any measurable amount of THC in the bloodstream.
The estimate is based on review papers that considered the results of many individual studies. The results were often contradictory — some of the papers showed no increase in risk, or even a decrease — but the twofold estimate is widely accepted
apparently, you just need to practice:

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seems to depend heavily on whether the driver is accustomed to being stoned.
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Old 02-18-2014, 05:11 PM   #11
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Soooo...........We learned.....what?
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Old 02-18-2014, 05:16 PM   #12
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if you're going to smoke pot, you need to do it every day.
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Old 02-18-2014, 07:25 PM   #13
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Soooo...........We learned.....what?
That scientists are trying to actually quantify this stuff, which is good, since the lawyers and politicians come next, and you want them setting policy based on actual data and not folklore.
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:17 PM   #14
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Soooo...........We learned.....what?
get stoned a lot it takes practice
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:09 PM   #15
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if you're going to smoke pot, you need to do it every day.
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get stoned a lot it takes practice
Ok, if you guys say so...
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