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Old 07-03-2009, 02:40 AM   #1
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Did you know...

...that the Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat is more endangered than the Sumatran Tiger or the Giant Panda?

I didn't.

That's what I learned today. (among other things)

Do you have a 'did you know?'
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Old 07-03-2009, 03:22 AM   #2
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... that starting this thread with something learned today sounds a lot like the What I Learned Today thread.
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Old 07-03-2009, 04:01 AM   #3
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Yeah...I thought of that after I'd written most of it, but then I thought I'd leave it here because the fact that I learned it today is incidental to the point of the thread.
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Old 07-03-2009, 10:57 AM   #4
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Oh, I have one. (Well, it was a couple days ago...but it'll count.)

Microsoft Excel has a row limit. Up in the range of 65000, I think. I was combining spreadsheets and it ran out of room! Easy to rectify, I just sorted and deleted extraneous accounts before I added more, but in my weird brain I thought Excel would go on infinitely.

I felt like I had found the end of the universe!
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Old 07-03-2009, 01:33 PM   #5
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Did you know that you can break plastic bottles? Yes, my mom dropped and broke the Heinz relish plastic bottle. I thought the purpose behind plastic bottles so that it won't break.
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Old 07-03-2009, 05:24 PM   #6
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Microsoft Excel has a row limit. Up in the range of 65000, I think.
The latest version doesn't have that limit. It goes to over a million now.
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Old 07-03-2009, 09:58 PM   #7
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Therefore, the universe is expanding.
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Old 07-03-2009, 10:53 PM   #8
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Old 07-04-2009, 12:21 PM   #9
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The latest version doesn't have that limit. It goes to over a million now.
Ahhh, yes...I'm due for an upgrade to my Commodore 64 at work, and will be getting Office 07. Never considered it might be an 03 limitation.
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Old 07-05-2009, 08:48 AM   #10
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Did you know that Mary Queen of Scots spoke with a French accent all her life?
It's worth knowing if you ever intend to impersonate her.

It also shows Lord Blackadder was a poor impressionist.
(although his impression was an anachronism to begin with of course - something pedants like me noted)
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Old 07-06-2009, 08:27 AM   #11
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Did you know ...


... the sum of two complex conjugates is real?


Pie, that was for you.
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Old 07-06-2009, 12:18 PM   #12
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Did you know ...


... the sum of two complex conjugates is real?


Pie, that was for you.
Isn't that the definition of "complex conjugate"?


Did you know that LabView is for pussies who can't code?
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Old 07-08-2009, 06:34 PM   #13
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Did you know that the world record for eat hotdogs is 68 in 10 minutes?

I'm still wondering how anyone can fit that many in their guts at one time.
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:36 PM   #14
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Isn't that the definition of "complex conjugate"?


Did you know that LabView is for pussies who can't code?
Of course; I was just trying to talk dirty to you.
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Old 05-11-2015, 09:06 AM   #15
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Did you know

that these #@!*% things that represent profanity in comic strips are referred to as 'grawlixes'? Well, they are.

Did you know

that Mort Walker, the creator of "Beetle Bailey", and "Hi & Lois", wrote a book called "The Lexicon of Comicana" to address his made-up terms for representational graphics in comic strips? Things like 'grawlixes', and 'plewds' - the flying sweat droplets that indicate someone is working hard, or stressed out.

Did you know

that Mort Walker is still alive, and, at 91, still supervises daily work at his studio?

Did you know

that "Beetle Bailey" has been in the Army for 65 years? Still a private.

Did you know

that Mort Walker volunteered for the US Navy at the outbreak of WWII? He tried out for the Amphibious Scouts (you may have heard of them by their later name: Navy SEALs), but was disqualified from the program because his penis was too big to allow him to maneuver in close quarters.

Yeah, I learned a thing or two this morning about Old Big Dick Mort.
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