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  • VanIslander
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Re: Tell me a random fact.
« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2020, 10:57:07 pm »
The bowhead whale can live over 200 years.

Pretty good for a mammal.



  • L I
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Re: Tell me a random fact.
« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2020, 05:36:53 am »
The reason the American middle class is shrinking is more people are moving up to join the ranks of the upper class.

Source: 1:44:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBeY6RJxafc

Less lower class, less middle class. more upper class.

Life is getter better!  :afro:


  • LIC
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Re: Tell me a random fact.
« Reply #22 on: April 29, 2020, 07:23:24 am »
It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.


  • stoat
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Re: Tell me a random fact.
« Reply #23 on: April 29, 2020, 07:27:34 am »
The reason the American middle class is shrinking is more people are moving up to join the ranks of the upper class.

Source: 1:44:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBeY6RJxafc

Less lower class, less middle class. more upper class.

Life is getter better!  :afro:

One does not simply 'move up' to join the ranks of the upper class my good fellow. You are born and bred into them,. 


  • tylerthegloob
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Re: Tell me a random fact.
« Reply #24 on: April 29, 2020, 07:38:43 am »
One does not simply 'move up' to join the ranks of the upper class my good fellow. You are born and bred into them,. 

that's a very british way of thinking (from what i've heard about the way brits understand class).

anyway, it doesn't really make sense because class can only be understood as something that is relative i.e. everyone can't be upper class. "less lower class, less middle class, more upper class" shows a fundamental misunderstanding of what class is.


Re: Tell me a random fact.
« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2020, 07:38:55 am »
The bowhead whale can live over 200 years.

Pretty good for a mammal.

I recently found out that the Greenland shark lives for, AT LEAST, 400yrs. The vast majority of that time, it's blind (parasites attack it's corneas) and alone. It moves very little to conserve energy. Sad and beautiful at the same time.



  • Mr C
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Re: Tell me a random fact.
« Reply #26 on: April 29, 2020, 07:42:31 am »
The reason the American middle class is shrinking is more people are moving up to join the ranks of the upper class.

Source: 1:44:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBeY6RJxafc

Less lower class, less middle class. more upper class.

Life is getter better!  :afro:

https://www.brookings.edu/blog/social-mobility-memos/2018/06/05/seven-reasons-to-worry-about-the-american-middle-class/

I'll trust Brookings over John Stossel.
Mr. C is not a bad person, in fact is quite a good person here. One of the best people on this forum if you really look at it
-Mr.DeMartino


Re: Tell me a random fact.
« Reply #27 on: April 29, 2020, 10:16:46 am »
The tarantula hawk is the largest wasp in the United States and its sting is the 4th most painful in the animal kingdom. It taunts a tarantula until it comes out of its nest. It then fights the tarantula and stings it in it's belly, paralyzing it, and drags it back into it's nest to lays eggs on it's stomach. The spider is still paralyzed when the eggs hatch and as it then gets eaten alive.

Not really a fun fact but something I learned after finding one of these bugs in my old work place.


  • hangook77
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Re: Tell me a random fact.
« Reply #28 on: April 29, 2020, 10:27:25 am »
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/social-mobility-memos/2018/06/05/seven-reasons-to-worry-about-the-american-middle-class/

I'll trust Brookings over John Stossel.

I like Stossel but he sometimes get a little too ideological on the libertarian side.  I'd say most folks aren't becoming upper middle class.  Maybe with everyone being pissed at China, they can bring back some jobs and give folks more better paying jobs so there can be a middle class again.  We shall see. 


Re: Tell me a random fact.
« Reply #29 on: April 29, 2020, 10:53:12 am »
Turtles breathe through their butts.


  • stoat
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Re: Tell me a random fact.
« Reply #30 on: May 06, 2020, 10:37:47 am »
1.5 million people died from TB worldwide in 2018.

253,169 deaths wordlwide from Coronavirus so far

Almost half the global workforce – 1.6 billion people – are in “immediate danger of having their livelihoods destroyed” by the economic impact of Covid-19

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/29/half-of-worlds-workers-at-immediate-risk-of-losing-livelihood-due-to-coronavirus

Note how it says 'the economic impact of Convid-1' not the economic impact of the reaction to Covid-19.

« Last Edit: May 06, 2020, 10:42:28 am by stoat »


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Re: Tell me a random fact.
« Reply #31 on: May 06, 2020, 10:40:39 am »
레새 뭐 페르, 커나르드. 에스티 타베르낰 트루 드 볘르즈.


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Re: Tell me a random fact.
« Reply #32 on: May 06, 2020, 12:03:23 pm »
Is this fact true? (It's on a famous YouTube channel.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_agcJXw4Ck


  • stoat
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Re: Tell me a random fact.
« Reply #33 on: May 06, 2020, 12:23:55 pm »
Over 200,000 people have phoned police hotlines in the UK to snitch on their neighbours for breaking lockdown rules. That's a lot of curtain twitchers.


  • hangook77
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Re: Tell me a random fact.
« Reply #34 on: May 06, 2020, 01:50:21 pm »
You can't play tiddly winks with your bum cheeks, at least not well.