What Did You Learn Today?
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18-09-2013, 05:46 PM (This post was last modified: 18-09-2013 05:51 PM by ghostexorcist.)
RE: What Did You Learn Today?
This isn't something I just learned, but it is still interesting. Humans are still stuck back in the Pleistocene (2.5 MYA - 12 KYA), the time when we first developed into our current forms. We were hunter-gatherers for the first 190,000 years of our existence. We have only been living sedentary lifestyles for the last 10,000. Our society is progressing much faster than we can adapt to it. For instance, the protein, fat, sugar, and salt from our favorite junk foods would have powered our muscles, served as energy reserves and helped us retain water while chasing down prey on foot on the savannahs. Nowadays, all of that energy is stored in our guts because we no longer need chase our food to exhaustion. We just drive our cars to McDonald's and gorge ourselves. Another example is Jet lag. We are still only adapted to living in a single time zone. Flying to a different country upsets our body because of the difference in sun patterns.
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20-09-2013, 07:47 AM
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(14-09-2013 04:03 AM)Free Thought Wrote:  I learned that Vera still exists, and that Vera has an undoubtedly irrational fear of insects.

Of course I still exist. Or have you seen blood rain from the sky, not to mention vast multitudes of people tearing their clothes and wailing disconsolately? Oh wait, I forgot you live in Australia...

And "irrational fear of insects" is an oxymoron. Drinking Beverage

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20-09-2013, 07:52 AM
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(20-09-2013 07:47 AM)Vera Wrote:  
(14-09-2013 04:03 AM)Free Thought Wrote:  I learned that Vera still exists, and that Vera has an undoubtedly irrational fear of insects.

Of course I still exist. Or have you seen blood rain from the sky, not to mention vast multitudes of people tearing their clothes and wailing disconsolately? Oh wait, I forgot you live in Australia...

And "irrational fear of insects" is an oxymoron. Drinking Beverage

Vera!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Big Grin

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20-09-2013, 07:55 AM
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(11-09-2013 11:13 AM)Vera Wrote:  About the "Little Big Five"
Almost saw an Ant Lion, too... After seeing the picture, kinda glad I didn't.

You see, when you say Antlion, it makes me think that you almost encountered this:

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20-09-2013, 07:56 AM
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(18-09-2013 05:46 PM)ghostexorcist Wrote:  We are still only adapted to living in a single time zone. Flying to a different country upsets our body because of the difference in sun patterns.

Angry You want me to stay in this shit hole 'til I die?

Wherever I end up, my body is just gonna have to suck it up. Dodgy

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23-09-2013, 10:02 AM
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I learned hairless baboons look like fucking demons. KILL IT WITH FIRE!!!

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23-09-2013, 10:04 AM
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(23-09-2013 10:02 AM)ghostexorcist Wrote:  I learned hairless baboons look like fucking demons. KILL IT WITH FIRE!!!

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01-10-2013, 02:15 PM
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I learned that tyrannosaurus rex has huge menacing sharp teeth that he uses to eat watermelon and other tough foods like coconuts.
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02-10-2013, 03:13 AM
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I learned that if a hobo wants to casually walk across the expressway despite on-coming traffic, no amount of riding up real close and blasting your horn in his face will make him move any faster.
Bloody hobo's.

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05-10-2013, 10:35 PM
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John Hurt has the record for most deaths on a movie screen, with his character dying in 40!!!! of his movies and a couple mini-series to boot.

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