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I think some games are coded to make you fail, time and time again. I'm not kidding. Like with the "Vegas" version of Solitaire on Windows. I've played dozens of games and because I had the "cumulative" box checked, I ran up over 1,500 in fake debt. The winning rate, currently in statistics, is only 1% for over a hundred games. That's ridiculous. At least in casinos, they have to let you win sometimes, or people will never come back, but with the computer, it can give you the shittiest hands to play with...constantly. Grrrr.
Franz Richter, a 19-year-old volunteer in the Austrian Transport Corps following World War I, was admitted to the hospital suffering from pneumonia. In the same hospital was another patient named Franz Richter, also 19 years old, also suffering from pneumonia, and also a volunteer in the Transport Corps. Both men were born in Silesia.
Talk about weird.
Ever forgot what you were going to say mid-sentence?
- Third was not even remembering what the poll was about in the fi…
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Ever couldn't remember what you were going to say, even though the thought had just popped into your head seconds ago? You get interupted, and: poof! You can't remember for the life of you what you were going to say. I've lost count of the times I've done this, and when it happens again, I tell mom or dad, "Hey, you know I'll remember it later when it will have no impact on conversation." Which is the truth, sad to say. Or, sometimes, (rarely, thank God!) I'll remember it the next day, and I'll shout out, "Hey! Now I remember what I was going to say!" and by this time everyone has forgotten that you were going to make point on something, and so you have to remind them what you were talking about the day before, and then there's that chance when you're explaining that you forget your point all over again. Ugh.
The "409" cleaner is actually named 409 because it took that many tries before the inventor got the solution right, so its named in honor of that.
Just goes to show that if you pers…
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I think we all know someone who has said a "bonehead" comment. Or done something bonehead. I remember two in particular:
- 14 years ago, when I had Measles (or Chicken Pox, I don't know which one it was), mom pumped me up with Benadryl and I basically slept it off for 4 days straight. What bonehead thing happened here? She took a picture of me when I was asleep, and I was covered with red spots. And then she showed it to me later, saying when I got upset (who wouldn't?!), "I thought you would want to remember when you got the Measles or Chicken Pox." Why would I want another reminder? I still have scars on my chest and arms all these years later. That picture went missing long ago, and I don't know where it is, and I'm certainly not going to look for it.
- Not too long ago, I went to bed and got the worst backache. I must have pulled a muscle earlier in the day when I was searching the ground for acorns (long story). It was so bad, I could barely even move, so I crawled out of bed and into my pare…
I think some movies swear too much. Or, to be more direct, too much of the "F" word. Its OK if you got shot in the arm or really stubbed your toe on that chair leg, but for ordinary things? Bah. Use something else. Some movies have it worse than others, like fvck is every other word: "Dude, I fvckin' got a discount on my fvckin' cigarettes! I couldn't fvckin' believe it!" Come on. You use it that much, it loses any status it used to have, and becomes just something vulgar. Some of my neighbors are like that, too. God! Knock it off already! I'm not afraid to use swear words myself, but I think you should use them when they are appropriate, not just as an ordinary word.
Tossing salt on a fire can turn the flames different colors. I'm not kidding, I've tried it. I've even seen special salt packets (with certain dyes added for more effects) for sale that you could add to your fire in the fireplace. Certain highly colored papers can also alter the natural colors of flames. Try it with a newsp…
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Ever said something that totally didn't make sense, or, instead, didn't match what you were trying to mean? Mom is a pro at this, though not on purpose. This morning we were listening to the news and they were talking about some guy getting criminal charges, and so mom asked, "Does anyone want criminal service?" when she meant chocolate syrup. 'Course, I've laughed at bloops by her in the past, like "dampit" when she meant "dammit" or "barding dog" when she meant "darting barking dog." Or the now classic (to me, at any rate) "spork and foon" which, although there are sporks, there are no foons that I know of.
The word "limits" come from the Latin limites, which meant "to the road" or "to the fence."
If you HAD to choose between them, would you choose hot or cold temperatures?
- Third was two votes for not wanting to choose. You know, I'm in a quandary: did these people vote for the option because they wanted to have a third place? Did they feel sorry for it because it didn't have any votes? Th…
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UPDATE: We have received your submissions and Dogmeat has been mechanically augmented. Presenting: Augmeat!
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, the latest entry in the cyberpunk stealth-action game franchise, launches on August 23, and Fandom has partnered with publisher Square Enix to launch a Wikia-wide community activity themed around mechanical augmentation.
Augmented people -- or "Augs," in the game's parlance -- play a crucial role in the Deus Ex fiction. Protagonist Adam Jensen is himself an Aug, outfitted with state-of-the-art body enhancements that allow him to punch through walls, render himself invisible, and perform other useful tricks.
So we recently asked eight of the top communities on Wikia how they would mechanically augment someone from their favorite pop culture franchise. The responses were incredibly creative, and we’ve incorporated the best of them into a series of custom illustrations showing of the “augmented” version of each pop culture hero. The Fallout Community focused on…Read more >
To be honest, here, I prefer mild temperatures. If I absolutely had to choose between hot or cold, I'd choose cold. Why, you might ask? Because with cold, at least you can put on more and more clothes and huddle under a bunch of blankets, but with hot, there's only so much you can take off before there's nothing left to take off, and you're still hot. Ever tried to sleep during a power outage in summer? You'll get my point. Though I'm not calculating you weirdo masochistic people that like to suffer. For you, I'm not going to argue. Just give me Spring, Fall and Winter. You can keep Summer.
I read somewhere that each tongue has a unique print. I'm talking about your taste buds, here. I don't know how they found out; how many people did they take a magnifying glass to? You won't catch me looking in somebody's mouth with a magnifying glass or asking them to make a "tongue print" anytime soon.
What position do you generally sleep in?
- Third was a triple tie (!!) between "on my face," "on my back,"…
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