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Rasputin_Vol

Brooks Robinson is not black.
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Forgot to post this a few weeks ago... but learned that when Magellan's crew finally made it back to Europe, they realized they were a day behind, even though they had kept track in their log books without missing a day. Turns out, they were the first to crossover the date line from east to west.
 

JCHateSteve

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I learned today that Mountain Dew was created in Knoxville.
I learned today 3 things today, because of you're post.

1: Knoxville had a proto "Mountain Dew" that was supposed to be a mixer for Whiskey.

2: Marion VA is in the story somehow.

3: Johnson City is still the home of modern Mountain Dew. High acid content and all.
 
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BigOrangeMojo

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My wife learned this a few years ago as well. She did not appreciate the stitches.
Mine didn't like the stitches or the 5 numbing shots

Mine hasn't appreciate the jokes

- My first comment after I saw the bandaging was "I guess this is not the best time to ask for a HJ". Her middle finger still works. Ha

I was like "You almost had permanent rock fingers".
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McDad

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Mine didn't like the stitches or the 5 numbing shots

Mine hasn't appreciate the jokes

- My first comment after I saw the bandaging was "I guess this is not the best time to ask for a HJ". Her middle finger still works. Ha

I was like "You almost had permanent rock fingers".
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OUch.

McMom fussed about the numbing shots more than the stitches, too.
 

Rasputin_Vol

Brooks Robinson is not black.
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Mine didn't like the stitches or the 5 numbing shots

Mine hasn't appreciate the jokes

- My first comment after I saw the bandaging was "I guess this is not the best time to ask for a HJ". Her middle finger still works. Ha

I was like "You almost had permanent rock fingers".
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Put some dirt on it...
 

Border Vol

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Mine didn't like the stitches or the 5 numbing shots

Mine hasn't appreciate the jokes

- My first comment after I saw the bandaging was "I guess this is not the best time to ask for a HJ". Her middle finger still works. Ha

I was like "You almost had permanent rock fingers".
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A guy i know years ago got wounds like that when he grabbed the knife of a mugger.
 
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LouderVol

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TIL that we dont really know why bicycles work. We know the how, most people can, but not the why, the math/physics side of it.

The conundrum arises from a non ridden bicycle will maintain its balance, even correcting itself to an extent.

I always assumed it was the gyro stabilization from the wheels. But apparently that's not it at all.
 

Wireless1

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TIL that we dont really know why bicycles work. We know the how, most people can, but not the why, the math/physics side of it.

The conundrum arises from a non ridden bicycle will maintain its balance, even correcting itself to an extent.

I always assumed it was the gyro stabilization from the wheels. But apparently that's not it at all.
From college:
1) No one should be able to hit a golf ball straight
2) Everyone should be able to throw a baseball 90+ MPH
 
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