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Re: Fascinating Wikipedia Articles Master Thread
« Reply #429 on: December 20, 2017, 07:55:05 PM »
I mean why on earth did they include that in the Critical Reception section?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Promise_(When_in_Rome_song)
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Re: Fascinating Wikipedia Articles Master Thread
« Reply #430 on: December 20, 2017, 08:23:13 PM »
this fascinated my head off.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sankebetsu_brown_bear_incident

truth more jamazing that fiction

how are there not multiple Hollywood adaptations starring liam neeson?

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Re: Fascinating Wikipedia Articles Master Thread
« Reply #431 on: April 02, 2018, 10:45:28 AM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Larson

This dude memorized the patterns of the game board on Press Your Luck and won a bunch of money.

I read about this guy at least every 3 months.  He's a top-5 hero of mine.
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Re: Fascinating Wikipedia Articles Master Thread
« Reply #432 on: April 02, 2018, 06:16:01 PM »
this fascinated my head off.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sankebetsu_brown_bear_incident

truth more jamazing that fiction

how are there not multiple Hollywood adaptations starring liam neeson?

Posts like this are why i'm glad when this thread is bumped.

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Re: Fascinating Wikipedia Articles Master Thread
« Reply #433 on: April 02, 2018, 08:51:01 PM »
 :curse: TYPO  :angry:

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Re: Fascinating Wikipedia Articles Master Thread
« Reply #435 on: April 12, 2018, 12:48:57 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six-day_war

I had a professor that was in the IDF & part of their military planning operations shortly after this.  He didn't talk about it much, I had a very interesting conversation with him about the planning & execution of the bombing runs to take out Egyption runways.
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Re: Fascinating Wikipedia Articles Master Thread
« Reply #436 on: April 12, 2018, 09:56:31 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathias_Rust

Interesting, had heard the story but didnt realize the same guy was convicted of attempted manslaughter for stabbing a girl who turned him down later in life.....and was only served 15 months in jail for the attempted manslaughter.

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Re: Fascinating Wikipedia Articles Master Thread
« Reply #439 on: June 19, 2018, 07:09:34 PM »
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"The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks"

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Re: Fascinating Wikipedia Articles Master Thread
« Reply #443 on: October 15, 2018, 08:31:05 PM »
the french invented a minority group for reasons no one can remember in order to have someone to oppress.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cagot
we understand it better now that the american century is over and some of us sound more and more like serbs.

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"The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks"

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Re: Fascinating Wikipedia Articles Master Thread
« Reply #445 on: December 30, 2018, 11:09:30 AM »
Gotta have a really big mass for F to matter. Big G is tiny.

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Re: Fascinating Wikipedia Articles Master Thread
« Reply #446 on: January 14, 2019, 10:27:26 PM »
I was incredibly good at deciphering 3-D magic eye images within, like, under two seconds. Still am. Now I know a little bit more about them. I suppose even if you are one of those giant losers who could never figure them out, this would still be interesting.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autostereogram
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Re: Fascinating Wikipedia Articles Master Thread
« Reply #447 on: January 14, 2019, 10:37:59 PM »
I was incredibly good at deciphering 3-D magic eye images within, like, under two seconds. Still am. Now I know a little bit more about them. I suppose even if you are one of those giant losers who could never figure them out, this would still be interesting.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autostereogram

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Re: Fascinating Wikipedia Articles Master Thread
« Reply #448 on: December 27, 2019, 10:07:53 PM »
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_2038_problem

I was talking about this to someone today at work and I didn't know there was a parent article for ALL of these problems.  The 5 digit and 'problems that are past when the earth and the sun are even around' were quite humorous to me.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_formatting_and_storage_bugs
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Re: Fascinating Wikipedia Articles Master Thread
« Reply #449 on: May 19, 2020, 08:08:53 PM »
I watched a few episodes of Expedition Unknown this weekend that covered The Secret Treasure Hunt book, where a dude buried keys all over the country back in the early 80's.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secret_(treasure_hunt)
http://thesecret.pbworks.com/w/page/22148559/FrontPage

Safe to say i have since wasted many hours.

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