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Curiosities
« on: May 15, 2013, 07:41:45 pm »
Is there a topic about this already? I couldn't find it so...I'm doing it :).

Did your ever make a discovery about something, nothing great, but that made you say "Uh, really?". Well, it's your time to share these useless(or not) and interesting(or not) discoveries with the forum. By the way, it doesn't need to be unique, nor something that no one knows, it can be even common sense, but you didn't know that until recently.

Okay,

In my case, I discovered that R.I.P doesn't mean "Rest in Peace"  :(. "Requiescat in pace" is the true meaning. It's not like it's wrong since they are the same thing(the first is in english, the second is in latin), but I've got so...so...so... :P, that made me search for the truth. And here is the result ::).

Was it useful? No?! Who cares!
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Re: Curiosities
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2013, 02:40:57 pm »
I recently found out that the 2nd biggest country in the world(after mother russia) is Canada.At first I was like "that can't be true , there must be bigger countries then that in africa or asia".But then I looked at the map and shitted my pants.

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Re: Curiosities
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2013, 04:45:43 am »
But which is bigger, China or USA?

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Re: Curiosities
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2013, 05:58:31 am »
But which is bigger, China or USA?
9,826,675 km2 -  US
9,706,961 km   -China

Close but far , us seems to be 3rd an China 4th.

 EDIT: i was wrong
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Re: Curiosities
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2013, 11:51:31 am »
Oh my...

Pizza is not Itallian food at all :P. It's just that the poor people there liked it. The origins of pizza started at the Ancient Egypt.

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Re: Curiosities
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2013, 05:55:56 pm »
In many countries, the word "banana" is also called banana or something similar(like banano, banane, banan, banaan, and some others). There are some languages that have completly different ways to call it though, like:

Banana -> Klwy in Thai (the pronunciation that is, the true name is like this: กล้วย). There are some other examples, but this one caught my attention.

Now can someone explain me how to pronunciante this :)?
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Re: Curiosities
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2013, 08:36:16 pm »
Repeat after me: nflnhtyuntrhy

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Re: Curiosities
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2013, 08:18:05 pm »
Repeat after me: nflnhtyuntrhy

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