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    • Fact of The Day:

      8 hours ago

      IronBridge Keeper of Knowledge

      In the 1993 film “Groundhog Day”, starring Bill Murray, the president of the Groundhog Club, Buster Green, whose one great purpose in life is to make sure that the Groundhog Day festival goes as smoothly as possible, is played by Murray’s brother: Brian Doyle-Murray.


      So all interactions between them, including Buster requesting the police shoot Bill's character of Phil instead of the titular Groundhog. Are in reality between brothers.



      Based on experience with my brother, I would probably say shoot him instead too...


      Further Info: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Doyle-Murray

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    • Fact of The Day:

      1 day ago

      IronBridge Keeper of Knowledge

      What was James Bond's job?


      If you answered secret agent, then I’m afraid you’re incorrect.


      In the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), commonly known as MI6, an agent is an informant to an intelligence officer, which was Bonds actual job, he can’t be an agent as he actually works for MI6.


      An intelligence officer is a person employed by SIS to collect, compile and/or analyse information which is of use to that organisation. An informant is a person who provides privileged information about a person or organization to an agency, that they are not a member to.


      So there you are SIS actually call their staff officers, agents are informants who are not members of staff.



      Intelligence officer just doesn’t sound as good, makes it sound like he’s an accountant:

      “The names Bond, fixed bonds...”.


      Further Info: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secret_Intelligence_Service

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    • Fact of The Day:

      2 days ago

      IronBridge Keeper of Knowledge

      Godwin's law is an Internet adage that asserts that as an online discussion, or more specifically an argument, grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Hitler approaches 1, that is, if an online discussion (regardless of topic or scope) goes on long enough, sooner or later someone will compare someone or something to the Nazis, Adolf Hitler or his deeds.


      It is also generally agreed that upon the comparison of such topics in the discussion then they that have brought it up have lost and the discussion should end.


      That’s not to say such comparisons can’t be made with justification, it is simply identifying those situations in which it has no pertaining relation.

      We all know the ones.



      This must make discussions about WW2 rather difficult...


      Further Info: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin's_law

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    • Fact of The Day:

      4 days ago

      IronBridge Keeper of Knowledge

      Monopoly helped prisoners of war escape during the Second World War.


      During the war, large numbers of British airmen were felled over enemy airspace and then held as prisoners of war behind enemy lines. Germany, however, in part as a nod to the Geneva Convention, allowed humanitarian groups like the Red Cross to distribute care packages to those prisoners.

      Including "games and pastimes."


      The Allies took military advantage of this human kindness, to send the prisoners Monopoly sets, contained within the sets were numerous tools that could be used in an escape.


      Compasses and files were both disguised as playing pieces. The money, in the form of French, German, and Italian bank notes were of course sneakily hidden below the Monopoly money. The maps were ingeniously concealed within the board itself. 

      The game was too innocent to raise suspicion,


      The "special edition" Monopoly sets would be designated with a red dot on the Free Parking space, something that would look to anyone who didn't know about the trick like a benign printing error.


      Thus the prisoners, with their new “game pieces”, could begin plotting their escape, after having 

      destroyed the remains of the board game so that no one would catch on.



      I would have just used the get out of jail free card...


      Further Info: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/01/how-monopoly-games-helped-allied-pows-escape-during-world-war-ii/266996/

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    • Fact of The Day:

      1 week ago

      IronBridge Keeper of Knowledge

      “The unsuccessful self-treatment of a case of “writers block”” by Dr. Dennis Upper is the shortest academic article ever written.


      It has no words.


      It has been cited at least 60 times.



      Whoever said scientists have no sense of humour?


      Further Info: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_unsuccessful_self-treatment_of_a_case_of_%22writer's_block%22

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    • Fact of The Day:

      2 weeks ago

      IronBridge Keeper of Knowledge

      George W. Bush named The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, as one of his favorite books from childhood.


      It was published on June 3rd, 1969.

      Bush was almost 23.

      ...



      A round of applause for Mister Bush everybody!


      Further Info: http://mentalfloss.com/article/66090/15-delicious-facts-about-very-hungry-caterpillar

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    • Fact of The Day:

      2 weeks ago

      IronBridge Keeper of Knowledge

      Stephen Hawking was born exactly 300 years, to the day, after Galileo Galilei died.



      I share a birthday with Nicki fucking Minaj...


      Further Info: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Hawking

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    • Fact of The Day:

      3 weeks ago

      IronBridge Keeper of Knowledge

      Ethiopia has a space programme.


      The Ethiopian government has stated, earlier this year, they would launch a Chinese-built civilian satellite, from an overseas rocket pad, within the next five years.


      It will be designed to Ethiopian specifications and used to monitor crops, weather, as well as most likely to spy on neighbours, too.


      The government also wants to reduce reliance on foreign telecoms by launching its own communications satellite.


      Though first they wish to construct a world-class observatory, on the mountains that surround the ancient holy town of Lalibela, perched some 2,500 metres above sea-level in Ethiopia’s northern highlands, which boasts some of the clearest night skies imaginable.



      Huh.

      Would people they send up be called “Afronauts”?


      Further Info: https://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21720129-and-why-critics-think-it-odd-use-scarce-resources-why-ethiopia-building

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    • Fact of The Day:

      3 weeks ago

      IronBridge Keeper of Knowledge

      Every year, all the world’s spiders can potentially consume more food than all the worlds whales.


      Spiders make up a world biomass of around 23 million tonnes (25 million tons), being made up of around 45,000 different species.

      Allowing them to consume somewhere between 362 and 725 million tonnes (400-800 million tons) of insects each and every year.


      As compared to the total amount of prey all whales eat, which is thought to be somewhere in the region of 254 to 453 million tonnes (280-500 million tons).


      Thus showing that all the worlds spiders are capable of consuming more by weight than all the worlds whales.



      This is why I don’t kill spiders, because I hate flies even more.


      Further Info: http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/all-the-worlds-spiders-eat-as-much-prey-as-all-the-worlds-whales/

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    • Fact of The Day:

      3 weeks ago

      IronBridge Keeper of Knowledge

      Obsidian blades are still being used, relatively, regularly to this day.


      Obsidian is a naturally occurring type of volcanic glass, that is extremely hard and brittle. It therefore fractures with very sharp edges, which were used in the past in cutting and piercing tools, it has even been used experimentally as surgical scalpel blades.


      These blades are spectacularly sharp and smooth, being so sharp they are capable of cutting through individual cells. In comparison to steel scalpels which under a high power microscope appear more like saws than scalpels.


      The obsidian edge when, cut correctly, is so sharp that it’s edge is 30 angstroms in width, a unit of measurement equal to one hundred millionth of a centimetre, that’s over 16.6 thousand times thinner than a human hair.


      Their use however is limited due to their fragility, the blades are so thin that one miniscule move from side to side can shatter it, a problem steel scalpels do not have, needless to say a shard of volcanic glass being stuck in the patient is not a good thing.


      Thus it takes a great deal of practice to be able to use these blades effectively with minimum risk, though this practice can pay off as it has been found that obsidian scalpels may reduce inflammation, healing time and scarring in the patient due to the lessened irritation caused by the blade.


      Ultimately however the blades cannot be justified for use outside of very fine surgery, due to their higher cost from being hand made, their greater fragility and their little forgiveness for wayward movements.


      So much so that the FDA has not approved them for use, despite the benefits they can bring, thanks to the higher tolerance they must be held in and their extreme fragility.



      Huh...

      I wonder if trepanning will make a comeback in western medicine as well?


      Further Info: http://edition.cnn.com/2015/04/02/health/surgery-scalpels-obsidian/index.html

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  • Comments (12)

    • Joron093 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of The Forges

      5 months ago

      Thanks for the friend request!

      • IronBridge FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Knowledge

        5 months ago

        @Joron093 Anytime, we long hair having, metal workers need to stick together.

    • Izayer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Stories

      6 months ago

      FUCK YOU. YOU THINK YOU KNOW EVER.....wait you mean that's the wrong FU? ..... You're saying it had a different meaning than what I thought? .......... Oh..... Happy Featured User. I thought you were someone else. 

      • IronBridge FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Knowledge

        6 months ago

        I probably get the first one more often than any other...

        Thank you.

    • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian Emeritus

      6 months ago

      Happy FU Day!

      • IronBridge FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Knowledge

        6 months ago

        Danke schön!

    • LadyOddDuck FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Call Me Duck

      6 months ago

      Happy FU Day!

      • IronBridge FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Knowledge

        6 months ago

        Thank you kindly!

    • Joron093 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of The Forges

      6 months ago

      Happy FU day!

      • IronBridge FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Knowledge

        6 months ago

        Thank you very much!

    • andytheciderman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTCyclist/Keeper of Wine

      11 months ago

      Congrats on Featured User dude! Muchly deserved :)

      • IronBridge FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Knowledge

        11 months ago

        Thanks, I'm gonna keep doing what I do best and share my pointless knowledge with everyone.

  • Questions answered by IronBridge

    How do I earn my wings?

    | Asked by: Austin0434 1 year ago

    Well either wait for someone to ring a bell, or join the airforce and train to become a pilot, or drink a red bull