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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Post by the innominate one » 02 Feb 2018, 09:31

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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Post by Ellie » 05 Feb 2018, 09:33

Joann Fabrics has a line called Camo Couture, where, for example, you can get satin fabric in TrueTimber camo pattern.
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Post by Ellie » 09 Feb 2018, 23:43

Steve Martin was a huge standup comedy star. I'm sure many of you are rolling your eyes at me for not knowing this sooner. But somehow I didn't! When he got on my radar he had already stopped doing standup and was acting in movies, so I thought he was famous for being an actor, and somehow never realized he'd had a significant career before that.

Oh, here's another thing I learned today! When I looked up the Wikipedia entry on Steve Martin:
Stanley Kubrick met with him to discuss the possibility of Martin starring in a screwball comedy version of Traumnovelle (Kubrick later changed his approach to the material, the result of which was 1999's Eyes Wide Shut).
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Post by Warren » 10 Feb 2018, 13:13

Ellie wrote:
09 Feb 2018, 23:43
Steve Martin was a huge standup comedy star. I'm sure many of you are rolling your eyes at me for not knowing this sooner. But somehow I didn't! When he got on my radar he had already stopped doing standup and was acting in movies, so I thought he was famous for being an actor, and somehow never realized he'd had a significant career before that.

Oh, here's another thing I learned today! When I looked up the Wikipedia entry on Steve Martin:
Stanley Kubrick met with him to discuss the possibility of Martin starring in a screwball comedy version of Traumnovelle (Kubrick later changed his approach to the material, the result of which was 1999's Eyes Wide Shut).
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Post by Jennifer » 11 Feb 2018, 01:23

Nivea cream is made in Germany. During World War Two, some German spies in Britain were caught because they all had Nivea hand lotion with them, and Nivea products weren't available in England during the war.
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Post by Warren » 12 Feb 2018, 01:52

Yale University is the bearer of a 367-year-old bond from the water authority of Lekdijk Bovendams in the Netherlands, from which it still collects interest.
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Post by Mo » 12 Feb 2018, 09:34

There was once a proposal for a midtown airport, that would be built on top of existing buildings. Not on top of their demolished remains, but literally on top of them.

https://untappedcities.com/2013/06/26/t ... p-airport/
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Post by Aresen » 12 Feb 2018, 14:18

Mo wrote:
12 Feb 2018, 09:34
There was once a proposal for a midtown airport, that would be built on top of existing buildings. Not on top of their demolished remains, but literally on top of them.

https://untappedcities.com/2013/06/26/t ... p-airport/
It was tried back in September 2001. :P
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Post by Warren » 12 Feb 2018, 14:33

Aresen wrote:
12 Feb 2018, 14:18
Mo wrote:
12 Feb 2018, 09:34
There was once a proposal for a midtown airport, that would be built on top of existing buildings. Not on top of their demolished remains, but literally on top of them.

https://untappedcities.com/2013/06/26/t ... p-airport/
It was tried back in September 2001. :P
Dude. Too soon.
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Post by Sandy » 12 Feb 2018, 15:35

Warren wrote:
12 Feb 2018, 14:33
Aresen wrote:
12 Feb 2018, 14:18

It was tried back in September 2001. :P
Dude. Too soon.
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Post by Kolohe » 14 Feb 2018, 07:42

Aresen wrote:
12 Feb 2018, 14:18
Mo wrote:
12 Feb 2018, 09:34
There was once a proposal for a midtown airport, that would be built on top of existing buildings. Not on top of their demolished remains, but literally on top of them.

https://untappedcities.com/2013/06/26/t ... p-airport/
It was tried back in September 2001. :P
That was downtown; the midtown one was tried in 1945.
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Post by Aresen » 14 Feb 2018, 10:46

Anyone who has been out in cold weather knows you have to pee more often, here is a possible explanation:

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