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 No.74491[View All]

Does /qa/ know any fun facts?

One I just learned is that copper is actually more dense than iron.
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 No.86861

>>86859
Yeah I used the wrong term then. I thought they were interchangeable. That's straight up radioactive water similar to bodies of water where nuclear waste is dumped in.

 No.86862

>>86860
Also some of the ads at the beginning look right out of fallout

 No.86863

>>86861
>similar to bodies of water where nuclear waste is dumped in.
In modern reactor designs, river water used for cooling is never in direct contact with any radioactive material at any point. Neither is radioactive material dumped into bodies of water for the purpose of disposal.

However, there was one such incident in which this occurred in the Soviet Union. The nuclear reactors at Mayak built between 1945-1948 used an "open-cycle" cooling system wherein water from Lake Kyzyltash flowed directly over the reactors and then was discharged back into the lake. This resulted in the rivers Techa and Ob becoming contaminated with nuclear waste. Later on, nuclear waste was stored in tanks, however, in 1957 one of these tanks exploded releasing more radioactive material than was released in the reactor explosion and meltdown at the Chernobyl NPP.

 No.86871

>>86863
Between this, Chernobyl, and the Aral Sea getting drained the Soviet Union really did cement it's place for massive, irredeemable fuckups.
Glad they're gone.

 No.86872

>>86835
I was confused why you would think that so I did a quick search and it seems you are referring to a very early law by Emperor Tenmu form the 7th century that banned what you listed but only during one part of the year for some reason and then in the 8th century they banned killing all animals and even fishing. So take that how you will. Anyway clearly that was modified or removed in the hundreds of years and many civil wars since then. As I said, they didn't eat four legged animals until the Meji restoration.

Americans are also one of the most obese countries in the planet, with a terrible health care system and they have sugar and who knows what in pretty much everything. There are always more factors to this than one simple metric. However, while it's hard to say because different studies releases different results, Australia and Switzerland are also pretty high up there in life expectancy and according to some studies Australian males actually have the longest life expectancy of any males. Australia is also the second largest consumer of red meat per capita as well by the way.

As for processes meat, you should really look into that study because it's highly flawed. It's based on isolating one compound found in processed red meat and then giving a ridiculous amount of that to lab mice, an amount so ridiculous that you physically could never consume that much as a human eating red meat.

 No.86873

Friendly reminder to restrain yourself in constantly replying to other posts. The point of this thread is to share fun facts, not argue or have long-form discussions.

 No.86876

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The largest known animal is the Blue Whale, being around 130 tons, with the heaviest confirmed being 175 tons. I found two sauropods (admittedly with cryptic samples) that could compete with that position. The "Broome Titanosaur" and Bruhathkayosaurus could actually surpass the Blue Whale in size if some of their estimates are true.
The Broome Titanosaur is only known from a footprint found in the Broome Sandstone formations in Western Australia. That said, these footprints were 1.5-2 meters long. Some weight estimates based on these footprints are a weight range of 120-200 tonnes.
As for Bruhathkayosaurus, it has more fossil evidence, in the form of a few bones. The tibia in particular is significantly larger than that of Argentinosaurus, and could've had it at weights of up to 200 tons.

There's also a few more sauropods with similar weight estimates to the two I mentioned, like Amphicoelias fragillimus and Parabrontopodus distercii. Granted, every single sauropod mentioned here has undergone a lot of discussion as to their actual size; with some conservative and lower estimates putting them below 100 tons, while others put them at 200+ tons. That's why you'll see plenty of completely different weight ranges if you were to research these names online. My main point is that if the larger estimations are true, then they could very well be in the "largest animal" category.

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 No.86928

>>86873
that's not the /qa/ way

 No.87093

Salmons die after mating due to massive release of corticosteroids which inhibit their cells ability to multiply and cause programmed death in their cells. They swim around while falling apart. Isn't that yabai?
And since corticosteroids are the thing that your kidneys release when you're under stress it really puts into perspective how being stressed is bad for you.

 No.87128

In February 1959, the mercury distribution in Minamata Bay was investigated. The results shocked the researchers involved. Large quantities of mercury were detected in fish, shellfish, and sludge from the bay. The highest concentrations centred around the Chisso factory wastewater canal in Hyakken Harbour and decreased going out to sea, clearly identifying the plant as the source of contamination. Pollution was so heavy at the mouth of the wastewater canal, a figure of 2 kg of mercury per ton of sediment was measured: a level that would be economically viable to mine. Indeed, Chisso did later set up a subsidiary to reclaim and sell the mercury recovered from the sludge.[20]

 No.87249

A Judas goat is a trained goat used in general animal herding. The Judas goat is trained to associate with sheep or cattle, leading them to a specific destination. In stockyards, a Judas goat will lead sheep to slaughter, while its own life is spared.

 No.87252

>>87249
Grim.

 No.87290

1 sperm candle = 1.14 HK

 No.87476

John Napier Invented the Logarithm in 1614

 No.87733

The longest year in history was 46 BC, which lasted 445 days. This oddly long year was on account of Julius Caesar extending the year so that the seasons would stay constant over time, as the Winter solstice was occurring in the summer months. This was also the year of the introduction of the Julian calendar, the basis of our mondern calendar system. The Julian calendar would remain in usage until 1582 when it was superseceded by the Gregorian calendar, introduced by Pope Gregory XIII. Despite this, the Gregorian calendar is a minor revision, only changing the average year length from 365.25 days to 365.2425 days.

 No.87734

>>87476
I'm honestly surprised it wasn't Euler.

 No.87779

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Bottom line Tap water is as good as sterile saline solution to irrigate simple lacerations before repair.

 No.87780

>>87779
>before repair.
Strange way to phrase "bandaging/topical medication"

 No.87810

Teeth can actually heal minor decay over time so long as the decay is not extensive and hasn't broken through to the dentin or inner layer of the tooth.

 No.89269

Was looking around at human eye stuff and apparently human eye color differences are from this and not pigment differences: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyndall_effect
It's a "structural color". The pigment is actually brown, but the cellular structure bounces it around and it looks blue or green to an observer. This is how it is for peacock tails, too, although birds do have a variety of "real" pigment colors.
Huh. Biology really is amazing.

 No.89270

>>89269
That's also true for plants as well. If I'm remembering correctly, there's only one plant that actually has natural blue pigment. The rest only appear blue due to that phenomenon.

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 No.89540

Queen Elizabeth II is the only remaining head of state who served in WW2.

 No.89551

>>89540
I'm not sure you can really call what the queen does "serving". She reigns.

 No.89557

>>89540
8 POPES
1 QUEEN

 No.89563

>>89551
No, she actually served as a truck driver/mechanic. She was not queen then.

 No.89564

>>89563
Sorry, I read "served since WW2".

 No.89725

>>89557
Popes start old though it's a miracle one of them even lives 10 years.
It was always a pain in the ass having to keep track of those guys in Crusader Kings when I was weighing in mentally the real cost of buying their loyalty versus how old they are.

 No.89878

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Snow Leopards aren't actually Leopards, Snow Leopards are actually a sister group of the Tiger with the ancestors of the Snow Leopard breaking of from the Tiger.

Ohh, and while I mention this, clouded leopards aren't Leopards either, also Leopard Cats are not Leopards.

 No.89879

And also Leopard seals aren't Leopards either.

 No.89883

sea horses might not look like it but they in fact aren't large bodies of salted water

 No.89884

die sagers

 No.89885

live sagers

 No.89890

>>89884
The sagers

 No.89926

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https://www.brickbending.com/
very discouraging website

 No.89929

>>89884
>>89885
>>89890
None of these are fun facts. Consider not posting next time.

>>89926
Interesting, but not a fun fact.

 No.89947

The velociraptors in the Jurassic park Franchise are not actually velociraptors, they are dromaeosaurs. Kemono Friends does not have a velociraptor so I can't show you what one actually looks like.

 No.89948

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 No.89951

>>89948
I too would prefer her bag of meat over the two slices on her hand.

 No.89952

>>89951
That's not a fun fact, that's a creepy perv fact. >>89929 isn't going to be happy when he sees this.

 No.89975

Aesop's Fables was the only book in existence to be excluded from the expulsion of Western books in Edo Japan.

 No.89978

>>89975
westaboos at it again

 No.90045

>>89975
shogunate approved!

 No.90094

japanese people sleep in the closet

 No.90339

The return message to a "PING" command is called a "PONG". PING... PONG.

 No.90815

The world hiccup champion had a hiccup for 69 years.

 No.90828

>>90339
ah, I see you have the machine that goes `PING'. This is my favourite.

 No.91082

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apparently falcons are much genetically closer to things like cockatoos and parakeets than they are eagles.

 No.92132

Childhood anemia increases the chance of childhood leukemia.




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