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Does /qa/ know any fun facts?

One I just learned is that copper is actually more dense than iron.


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>fun facts
>copper is actually more dense than iron.
Uh, yeah, real fun dude...


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Well, uh... I, uh... um... I thought it was interesting!


I didn't read about it, but I think every bad odor associated with people isn't actually produced by us, but instead by bacteria and other microbes in or on us. I can't think of an exception.
Is that fun?


Racing Lagoon a JRPG styled street racing game by Square now has a translation in the works. This game has had a cult following for years because of its unique game mechanics and stand out personality but totally forgotten by Square.


Never played the game but I love the soundtrack


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did you know that even with seat belts people die in car crashes all the time?


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Did you know that 5 raised to the integer power of 'n' will always end in 125 or 625, for n>2?


I got into it simply because of how much I loved the music and 90's aesthetic and bumbling around the game untranslated I would say it's a really fun time it's no hidden master piece for instance the driving feels a bit off sometimes and the difficulty can be brutal but it's still a hell of a fun time.


Apparently there's this theory that "you" (your consciousness) is just a biproduct of evolution. Something about some experiment showing the brain makes a decision moments before you're aware of it. Everything one does is not in "their" control, it's all based on chemical reactions and neurons in the complex super computer in their heads; their brain. The brain is the one that's in control, "you" are just an observer to the brain. The more I think about this the more I question existence...


I didn't find the study reference and some of the stuff on google isn't very convincing. Most of it boils down to the same thing, you can tell what choice a person will make X seconds before the are aware they made the choice. I don't think that really rules out "free will" or that even it's fair to say "you" and "your brain" are different entities. It could be something like; one part of "you" makes the decision, on part tells the relevant parts of the body what to do, one part contextualizes and rationalizes the decision, and one part stores the decision made and it's associations. "You"/"Your brain" is the sum of these parts and not an individual part.


No Kunyomi starts ever with a R. Yesterday I stumbled about this when I tried playing shiritori.


The guy who shot the dad of Nabokov (author of Lolita) was the leader of the NORM



Have that book but am yet to read it... is it good?


Yes. Lolita is one of the modern greats.


You wouldn't start a word with it, same goes for 人.


with ri coming at the end.


The average heart rate for a feline is roughly 140-220 bpm.


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Awake brain surgery, also called awake craniotomy, is a type of procedure performed on the brain while you are awake and alert. Awake brain surgery is used to treat some brain (neurological) conditions, including some brain tumors or epileptic seizures.


That makes sense considering the properties of Bronze.


some people can lick their elbow




do not believe his lies! I fell for this once in middle school, never again!

but it is true that you can lick your own nose if you try hard enough


fun fact!!!!! your gay


It can be illegal to import gas masks due to ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations), which can carry very harsh penalties such as jailtime and high fees.


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the label side of cd is more fragile to scratching than the reflective side, because the proactive layer on label side is so thin that a small scratch can cause metal layer to be exposed to air and oxidized, causing data loss


flaming hot cheetoes where made by the janitor who found the number for the ceos office in a contact book at the factory.



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Almost 1 in 5 women in Japanese prisons is a senior.


How many people do the Japanese hold in prison anyways?



What a modest number compared to America...


doesn't mean their legal system is any less broken, they basically don't try to prosecute anyone if they aren't 100% sure they're guilty


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it's time to learn some pillow facts!


They also still have the death penalty and are one of the few countries in the world where there are more female murderers than male ones.


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What that leaves out is that over a third of Japan's total population are 60+, and that number effectively doubled in the time shown on that graph, so while there was certainly an increase in the senior incarceration rate, it isn't quite as extreme as shown there and seniors are still underrepresented in the prison population.


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Back in 2019 Lee Choon-jae now known as the Korean Zodiac killer was finally caught he was doing a pre-existing sentience for the rape and murder of his step-sister. Sadly due to the stature of limitations he did not face charges but will in turn not be released from prison. A man falsely charged with the crimes brought about by a false confession through torture was also finally released after doing 20 years while receiving 1.8 million in damages for the false sentience.

In an odd turn of events the film Memories of Murder released in 2013 managed to predict the true outcome of the events the film was made by the same guy who made Parasite.
This is a short summary as the whole case was a roller coaster of bullshit.
I could easily fill this thread with true crime stuff I know an unhealthy amount.


Decided to watch Star Trek, and I caught Sulu saying "rice wine". I'm so used to hearing "sake", that that term caught me off guard. Anyways, onto the fact: rice wine, or sake, is in fact brewed more closely to beer than wine, so the term "rice wine" is actually a misnomer.

I know that I want to be that pillow, and that is a FACT!


I learned recently that according to the German criminal code, unlike in many other countries I would assume, alongside the right to self defense, you have the right to defend your honor, which includes physical force.


The Japanese people have one of the very highest life expectancies in the world but that is not so much due to their diets as it is due to their lack of drugs; their diets cause higher rates of cancers of the stomach, pancreas, liver, kidneys than in the population of the USA.


but i heard germany passed a law unter covid that stripped the right of privacy under shelter (law enforcement can enter and search your home without a warrant)...


the largest gathering of people ever recorded was a Hindu celebration in 2013 for the purpose of honoring their holy rivers


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Two of the supercentarians alive right now are both from Fukuoka, Japan.


thought you were talking about Rika, then I remember which thread this was


yeah but they don't report when people die, for all we know anonymous could have died in the 70s


Pepsi has in the past taken its advertising outside of just earth.


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Music Otaku here with an interesting fact!
The KLF a UK based electronic music group known for making one of the most infamous books on how to make a number one hit The Manual a book popular among many artist as the best and cheapest way to make it to the bigtime. They're also known for doing one of the best fuck yous in music history by playing a poorly done rock cover of their House hit 3 A.M. Eternal to a pissed off audience at the BRIT Awards, concluded with a limping, kilted, cigar-chomping Drummond firing blanks from an automatic weapon over the heads of the crowd. the KLF's promoter and narrator Scott Piering proclaimed over the PA system that "The KLF have now left the music business!"

They after that they did another fuck you by doing a performance art piece by burning a whole million quid.


>They after that they
My hangover is showing...
Here is the first song to use The Manual this trite rubbish was made under a week to show that most people don't know what good music is and it worked because it was a chart topper. If you listen closely you can hear Harry Enfield loadsamoney character as a sample which I think is their way of making fun of the listener.


The enteric (GI tract) nervous system in humans consists of some 500 million neurons, which is about 2/3 as many as in the whole nervous system of a cat.


Cats are in fact nearsighted, which is quite interesting since, as an ambush predator, you might have expected them to have good vision! They also can't see underneath their nose either.


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Devil Summoner: Kuzunoha Raidou Tai Kodoku no Marebito a Shin Megami Tensei related manga series released in 2009 finally got a translation just last year.


Is the manga much different than the games?


It's similar but not to the point you need to play the games first to understand what's going on in all honest it's an alright series I feel the main appeal is reading something that takes place durning the Taishō period with an MC that collects demons like Pokemon battling in a "monster of the week" fashion which you don't see often.


At the moment it costs $648,242.94 to buy every single game on Steam at full price.



That's actually a lot less than I would have thought.


if each game is ~30USD, then there are only 21,600 games on sale.

I thought there were more games in circulation, but I guess the certification process discriminates enough.


>if each game is ~30USD
The average game is way less than that, it's mostly just the high-profile ones that are that expensive. . Steam recently surpassed 50k games listed.


having trouble reading that number


Six hundred forty eight thousand, two hundred forty two and ninety four cents. Stop being European and using punctuation for your numbers wrong.



just learned that kim jong il kidnapped some south korean director and his actress ex wife in the late 70s to film some movies I thought it was hilarious


Kangal dogs have a bite force of 743 PSI, to put that in perspective a Pitbull has a measly 350 PSI biteforce.


Cats like to eat human earwax because they have far more cells for smelling than tasting, and are drawn to the scent of proteins, which earwax contains an abundance of. Similarly, dogs like to eat cat poop for the same reason: it smells to them of being high in protein.


Dogs will eat their own shit, it doesn't even have to be a different animal's. Source: My lazy brother's preferred way of getting rid of the dog shit in his backyard was to throw it in a corner and when he did it the dog (a retarded German Shepherd) would always snap at it and try to catch it.


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Ishkur's guide to electronic music is..a...well guide to eletronic music! As well as an insight to how some sounds are made.
It originally was a flash based site until flash's death doom it but has now come back.
Sadly some of the more saucy descriptions of certain genres or artists was either toned down or removed, namely an ALL CAPS rants on Testio and how he ruined trance for everyone but the most brain dead of music Otaku.


So if you want to be the next AFX weirdo or you want to make the next club dick banger for the boys to suck their candy sticks too ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pJfMAm_84w ) this guide has it for you!


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Cool site. I'm most interested in Synthwave stuff currently, so it was interesting to see that it's somehow within the lineage of Eurodisco, making it in some respect, a distant cousin of Eurobeat. Also the samples in time are really cool!

Cute Len too.


That is indeed a very cool site. I really can't keep track of all these genres and I swear it's just all an elaborate prank and no one actually knows the difference between the 5,000 genres there are today (with 100 new ones declared every day).
I remember that I used to just say I liked "House" because of Daft Punk, but I don't know if their stuff post-Homework or whatever is still considered House.
So much easier to just say "video game and anime music"


Oh, but I do think it's a little undiligigent to not break Synthwave at least into Synthwave and Dark Synth. Although I would broadly consider artists like Perturbator to be a Synthwave artist, they have a much darker tone than an artist like Waveshaper.

Regardless, I also think it much more plausible that Synthwave in it's current form originated out of, or at least drew a significant amount of inspiration from, French House, and Synthpop, while also drawing upon the affect and vibe of Tracker music (and also Rock, but that's not really "Electronic" is it :P). The draw from Spacesynth, in my opinion seems much more of a matter of convergent evolution, rather than direct lineage.

Waveshaper for comparison against Perturbator: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLelplIhgLE


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I'm more into the Jungle and Trance scene myself so to me I kept it simple; if the song uses Sawtooth Waves it's Synthwave. >>77965 Has it quite right I would say.

>Cute Len too.

Love Len.

You're not wrong there and actually - in some cases artists have been known to mess with music journalists as those are the ones making most of these genre terms IDM is a good example of that, the band Mindless Self-indulgence in an interview once called their style Industrial Jungle Pussy Punk nowadays it's artists trolling journalists to see how many goofy terms they can get them to write about.


this is like the 30th revival of 80es stuff in 20 years, might as well call it electro and sythpop like the rest


ペンライト (Pen light) is the Japanese term for glow sticks.


>Light pollution is excessive, misdirected, or obtrusive artificial (usually outdoor) light. Too much light pollution has consequences: it washes out starlight in the night sky, interferes with astronomical research, disrupts ecosystems, has adverse health effects and wastes energy.

You learn something new everyday, like another way that living in the city is bad for you.


In 1952, China accused the United States military of spreading bacteria-laden insects and other objects during the Korean War by dropping them from P-51 fighters above rebel villages over North Korea. In all, the U.S. was accused of dropping ants, beetles, crickets, fleas, flies, grasshoppers, lice, springtails, and stoneflies.

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