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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 17 Nov 2019, 19:10
by Jimbo
Unaware of how popular Korean pop music is, a couple of not so young lady students of mine are big fans. One loves and pays big money to see Super Junior and another is crazy about Big Bang.

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Super Junior

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Big Bang

Anyway, these two bands are on comeback tours after they (some members?) had to perform compulsory service in the South Korean military. When I kidded my students about liking "young cute boys" they both told me the members were in their 30s. But they were just drafted. Elvis was what 18? 19?

What I learned was that Korea drafts men in their 30s and not (necessarily) in their callow youth.

Okay, I just looked it up. Korean draft age is from 18 to 28. I'll now assume these boy bands held out until 28 and then went in coming out in their 30s.

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 19 Nov 2019, 12:29
by Flower
That there are some really interesting tours on the Trans-Siberian Express.

https://www.expresstorussia.com/trans-s ... 9EQAvD_BwE

:D

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 20 Nov 2019, 12:13
by Flower
That when our white cat taps on our front window, that the female crazy next to us believes that I am tapping and pointing fingers at her. She needs glasses and more.

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 21 Nov 2019, 19:16
by Six String
There's a vagina museum in London. :shock:

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 22 Nov 2019, 12:13
by Flower
I was watching the television show Bull and found this out .. I haven't tested it yet ... :D

https://www.today.com/health/person-psy ... ell-t40276

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 22 Nov 2019, 16:12
by Minnie the Minx
Six String wrote:There's a vagina museum in London. :shock:


Go during less busy periods.

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 22 Nov 2019, 16:14
by The Prof
This is a great idea

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/1 ... bags-help/

Drive through restaurants printing car number plates on the packaging sold to customers to prevent littering.

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 22 Nov 2019, 18:39
by Six String
Minnie the Minx wrote:
Six String wrote:There's a vagina museum in London. :shock:


Go during less busy periods.


:D

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 24 Nov 2019, 11:58
by Flower
Romaine lettuce recalled nationwide due to E. coli bacteria outbreak. Federal health officials issued a nationwide alert Friday urging consumers to avoid romaine lettuce from California's Salinas Valley after a multistate outbreak of E. coli infections.

I might've had some on Friday on a sandwich. I rec'd something in my email about a recall and that I had purchased some but either it was a salad a week or so ago or the sandwich on Friday. I guess that "they" track this from "points" cards. :x

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 26 Nov 2019, 03:31
by Minnie the Minx
Not everyone can smell asparagus piss!

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 26 Nov 2019, 10:19
by The Prof
.. but enough people can, so please... there's no need to keep testing this theory.

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 28 Nov 2019, 11:45
by Flower
That Santa and Mrs. Claus are living in sin and were never legally married. Or at least that is the rumor.

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 29 Nov 2019, 16:36
by Jimbo
There was this South African guy we knew back in the day we called Crazy Benny because he was crazy, often seen and heard muttering to himself, "Cunts. Cunts. They're all cunts." I had always thought it was a statement of sexual frustration, a dislike of women because he couldn't get laid. But having hung around here where "cunt" means the same to Brits - and S Africans - as "asshole" does to Americans I now realize Benny was pretty much angry at everyone not just women. :D

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 29 Nov 2019, 21:48
by Six String
The government of the Navajo Nation was created so the U.S. govt. could buy oil from them. The U.S. wanted the oil but somehow due to laws couldn't do it otherwise.

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 01 Dec 2019, 11:46
by Flower
That I need more sleep.

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 01 Dec 2019, 15:50
by Minnie the Minx
Eating gruel and porridge helped society form labiodental fricatives!

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 01 Dec 2019, 18:28
by Jimbly
My Dad used to take medicine for his heart condition. He always referred to it as "Rat Poison"

I was reading a Billy Connolly book today. He was chatting in it with Peter McDougal the playwright. As they reflected on getting older McDougal referred to a tablet he takes for his heart, Wafarin. Connolly replied that he remembered it being used to kill Rats in the shipyards.

I had always thought my Dad was joking and just being a bit daft calling it rat poison.

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 02 Dec 2019, 13:57
by Minnie the Minx
Life is too short to read Camille Paglia’s ‘Sexual Personae’ (sponsored by the word ‘CHTHONIC’)

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 03 Dec 2019, 01:41
by Charlie O.
I've just learned that "Thanks For The Memories", a song I've known my whole life, is actually called "Thanks For The Memory".

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 03 Dec 2019, 01:53
by Jimbo
Charlie O. wrote:I've just learned that "Thanks For The Memories", a song I've known my whole life, is actually called "Thanks For The Memory".


Not "Thanks for the Mammaries"? Or maybe she offered only one "mammary".