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Sometimes you just learn something strange you'd like to share but there is no good place.


TIL: The subreddit /r/marijuanaenthusiasts is actually about trees, dendrology and getting trees identified from pictures. It has this name becase /r/trees was already taken by marijuana enthusiasts who didn't want to give up the name.
 

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The Cockney English accent comes from a part of London that is actually defined by the ringing of church bells. If you are within the sound of Bow Bells in London, you are in the Cockney region.
 
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TIL after seeing someone else's TIL about the US Constitution being the only one still in use from the 18th century that only 11 Constitutions around the world are over 100 years old (and Mexico's only turned 100 in February). Only 40 are more than 50 years old.

I know we revere ours, and I'd be way too afraid in the current political climate to have modern politicians draw one up, but it's hard to imagine we get by with interpreting words older than 90% of the countries on the planet get by with.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_national_constitutions can be sorted by date using the header.
 

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A horses eyeball is the same size at birth as it will be during it's entire lifetime.
 

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Today I learned that there aren't enough random pictures on the Internet for my liking.


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Cops are reluctant to pull over tinted out cars with out of state plates. Tint laws vary between so many states that most wont bother.

Source: RI Trooper today as we were each getting our new rides tinted.

Looking back: I've never been pulled over due to tint in other states. I've also driven from RI to Nova Scotia and Niagara Falls. I'm careful not to drink and drive knowing I'm ridin dirty, yet still, have never been pulled over due to tint. They have every right according to RI law, tho...



so now I'm gonna get pulled over in 3...2...
 

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Cops are reluctant to pull over tinted out cars with out of state plates. Tint laws vary between so many states that most wont bother.

Source: RI Trooper today as we were each getting our new rides tinted.

Looking back: I've never been pulled over due to tint in other states. I've also driven from RI to Nova Scotia and Niagara Falls. I'm careful not to drink and drive knowing I'm ridin dirty, yet still, have never been pulled over due to tint. They have every right according to RI law, tho...



so now I'm gonna get pulled over in 3...2...
Buy a Prius, then drive however the hell you want. You won't get pulled over :hihi:

OK back to the topic, there are no swear words in any of the Native American languages. So in addition to introducing them to alcohol, guns, and smallpox, we taught the Native Peoples to cuss.
 

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Cops are reluctant to pull over tinted out cars with out of state plates. Tint laws vary between so many states that most wont bother.

Source: RI Trooper today as we were each getting our new rides tinted.

Looking back: I've never been pulled over due to tint in other states. I've also driven from RI to Nova Scotia and Niagara Falls. I'm careful not to drink and drive knowing I'm ridin dirty, yet still, have never been pulled over due to tint. They have every right according to RI law, tho...



so now I'm gonna get pulled over in 3...2...
You can have standard tint, regulation tint, Louisiana approved tint, but if you have Zulu-king on your license plate, I give a damn what tint you have...you are getting pulled over in Louisiana on over and up to North Carolina.

Believe it
 

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Today I learned that Michael Keaton of Batman and Beetle juice fame is really Michael Douglass.

He had to change his stage name to avoid confusion with the other Michael Douglass, son of Kirk Douglass.
 

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TIL that USA is really just the NCIS and Law and Order SVU network but they also have wrestling on two nights a week.
 

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Today I learned that 20 packs of boudin I bought last month is actually andouille and I'm out of boudin.

Not sure whether I'm happy or sad, but no boudin for breakfast.:jpshakehead:
 

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It was the first time I had run across the story of Aaron Swartz, who was arrested and consequently accrued from 3 to eventually 11 felony charges for downloading and attempting to distribute scientific articles from JSTOR for the general public at MIT..he eventually committed suicide..definitely worth the 1 hr 45 min video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYepn6QDaTI
 

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You can have standard tint, regulation tint, Louisiana approved tint, but if you have Zulu-king on your license plate, I give a damn what tint you have...you are getting pulled over in Louisiana on over and up to North Carolina.

Believe it
ITT, I learned that cops throughout the Southeast hate all mardi gras krewes. And all this time I thought it was nust Bacchus that Carolina troops are out to get.
 

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