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  • VanIslander
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Re: Tell me a little-known fact.
« Reply #120 on: November 27, 2021, 10:40:48 am »
The increase in heart attacks this year in athletes is because of the lack of exercise and definitely not the vaccine. 
It would be a fact if there was a study of vaccinated vs. unvaccinated athletes post-COVID that showed no significant difference in heart attacks AND if another study was done independently by another scientist to repeat the results and confirm the finding AND there were no studies showing contrary results AND the scientific community had no widespread concerns over the methods used in the studies.


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Re: Tell me a little-known fact.
« Reply #121 on: December 01, 2021, 04:22:21 am »
Red bell peppers, i mean red capsicums, i mean red paprika peppers, i mean red sweet peppers...

Are both A FRUIT & #1 in Vitamin C content.

(Not enuf known facts)

When I have a half raw pepper (and hot sauce) with my Korean rice roll (kimbap) at the 10-minute absurdly-short dinner break we have, the locals look at me like i have two heads. They eat their provided cheap dinner with sugar and cream powdered coffee sticks while staring at my imported Japanese "drip" black coffee.

That said, the hot green peppers and variety of lettuce in EVERY supermarket makes up for it, nutritionwise.
I think the fact that peppers are high in vitamin C is pretty well known.


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Re: Tell me a little-known fact.
« Reply #122 on: December 01, 2021, 04:23:27 am »
Beets are a stable in borscht, which is wildly popular in the predominantly Russian Doukhobor town I lived in.
Main, that stuff was *amazing*.
I used to mow the lawn of my 80 year old neighbour in return for a big jug of that stuff. Wish I still could today!


If you're looking for a good recipe involving beets, a lot of Ukrainian and Russian recipes use them.
Yep, borscht is delicious. Don't forget the sour cream.


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Re: Tell me a little-known fact.
« Reply #123 on: December 01, 2021, 07:20:41 pm »
You can fit ~62 Earths in Uranus.


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Re: Tell me a little-known fact.
« Reply #124 on: December 09, 2021, 02:23:51 pm »
You can fit ~62 Earths in Uranus.

That would have to hurt.


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Re: Tell me a little-known fact.
« Reply #125 on: December 10, 2021, 11:26:01 pm »
Not actually fact, but strange and probably unknown to most:

"The Birds Aren't Real movement exists to spread awareness that the U.S. Government genocided over 12 Billion birds from 1959-2001, and replaced these birds with surveillance drone replicas, which still watch us every day. Once a preventative cause, our initial goal was to stop the forced extinction of real birds. Unfortunately this was unsuccessful, and the government has since replaced every living bird with robotic replicas. Now our movement's prerogative is to make everyone aware of this fact.


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Re: Tell me a little-known fact.
« Reply #126 on: December 10, 2021, 11:47:23 pm »
I thought that chicken had a metallic taste!


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Re: Tell me a little-known fact.
« Reply #127 on: December 10, 2021, 11:51:35 pm »
... the U.S. Government genocided over 12 Billion birds from 1959-2001, and replaced these birds with surveillance drone replicas, which still watch us every day. Once a preventative cause, our initial goal was to stop the forced extinction of real birds. Unfortunately this was unsuccessful,...
No. Your local puddy cat did that. You indeed saw a puddy cat.

https://youtu.be/w-tZef9gmug

Seriously, a massive reduction and extinction of bird species up and down the urbanized east coast of the U.S. of A is due to domesticated felines.
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Re: Tell me a little-known fact.
« Reply #128 on: December 13, 2021, 07:00:49 am »
The catch-neuter-and release method isn't enough.
What needs to be done (in addition to the above) is to breed a subspecies of Felis catus so that when it breeds with feral cats, it produces sterile offspring (a common trait of related species hybrids).
This will ensure that both subspecies will remain, but greatly reduce reproductive viability, which will crash feral populations after 2 or 3 generations (less than a decade).

Something like this is being used to control several species of malaria mosquitos and has shown to be very effective.


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Re: Tell me a little-known fact.
« Reply #129 on: December 19, 2021, 02:01:27 pm »
80% of Canadians live within 100 miles of the US border.



It seems kind of weird that such a large country is mostly uninhabited.


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Re: Tell me a little-known fact.
« Reply #130 on: December 19, 2021, 02:50:34 pm »
80% of Canadians live within 100 miles of the US border.



It seems kind of weird that such a large country is mostly uninhabited.
You are clearly not Canadian. It is a well-known fact.

Yeah, Edmonton may be the northernmost significant city in Canada, but it is farther from the U.S. border than Pyongyang, North Korea is from Busan, South Korea.
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