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10. Chicago Was Once Raised 6 Feet (and no-one noticed)
9. Irish Traffic Police Accidentally Invented their own Supervillain
8. The State of Maine Has More Black Bears than Black People
7. Congress Name-Checks Hitler Seven Times a Month
6. We Still Have No Idea How Many People Chernobyl Killed
5. Nintendo Existed at the Same Time as the Ottoman Empire
4. The Ocean Contains 20 Million Tons of (unclaimed) Gold
3. The Biggest Quake in History Hit 23 on the Richter Scale
2. Antechinus Mice are so Sex-obsessed They Literally Screw Themselves to Death
1. You Make History Every Time You Shuffle a Deck of Cards
Hello everyone! We've been experimenting with a bit of a podcast for our Biographics channel (a few people were asking for audio versions so they can get Biographics while doing other things)! Fair warning: none of these are new biographies, but rather me having a bit more of a free form chat around the script. I'd love to know what you think, if these are useful, wanted etc :). Thanks, Simon.
Trolled people: https://open.spotify.com/show/0JzjzwJcRqFZ3BcACtahh8?si=MG5HSm1oT0GTNm_r8_HQcg
11:42 the number here is
eighty unvigintillion, six hundred fifty-eight vigintillion, one hundred seventy-five novemdecillion, one hundred seventy octodecillion, nine hundred forty-three septendecillion, eight hundred seventy-eight sexdecillion, five hundred seventy-one quindecillion, six hundred sixty quattuordecillion, six hundred thirty-six tredecillion, eight hundred fifty-six duodecillion, four hundred three undecillion, seven hundred sixty-six decillion, nine hundred seventy-five nonillion, two hundred eighty-nine octillion, five hundred five septillion, four hundred forty sextillion, eight hundred eighty-three quintillion, two hundred seventy-seven quadrillion, eight hundred twenty-four trillion
#8 - Alaska is the northeastern most state in the U.S., not Maine. Part of Alaska is an island that is to the west of the international dateline, making it both more eastern and northern than any part of Maine. Maybe add that to your next list.
My high school math teacher actually did explain factorials by shouting, "n!" in his definition. He could also sing all the verses to The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze, and taught us how to spell and pronounce Cholmondeley. We had so much fun and learned so much more than math in his classes.
They compare the instantaneous deaths of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to what can only be the extended cancer deaths of Chernobyl. This channel regularly makes absurd comparisons like that. I wish it would stop showing up in my feed.
The Antechinus is NOT a mouse, but a marsupial. As such, it is more closely related to a kangaroo or a Tasmanian devil than a mouse. Also, check the pronunciation. The "ch" in antechinus is pronounced like a "k".
I live around Chicago, and you can still see evidence of this today. Building will have what appear to be windows half underground and that were filled in with bricks. In many cases these basements use to be first floors.
A friend of mine is a stand-up comic, and teaches comedy traffic school. His vanity licence plate says "VOID". The joke is, if he gets pulled over and is written a ticket, the officer will have to write "VOID" on the ticket!
LMAO The Maine one is true. Outside of immigrants, we have very few black people in the state. In fact, the vast majority of the people here are white. It's quite an adjustment when you come from a place where there are lots of different kinds of people.
in greece we have a place called kokkalia... which means little bones... those bones belong to some gauls that raided greece in the 3rd century bc and were defeated there, and you can still find pieces of bones to this day.
On the hitler part,in the U.S. the left, democrat,protester,global warming belie era all call anyone opposing them are called hit look er and must be jobless because as other citizens are working,these idiots are destroying property and calling others imposing their ideas as hitler,facist,and trying to silence them meaning who are the true hitler.
Years ago a detective was amazed to find that the oddly named "Fnu Lnu" was listed in the national database as a master criminal wanted for thousands of crimes. Turned out that she didn't know it meant "First name unknown, Last name unknown".
Number 9 , it is very unfair to label the Irish as stupid, I am sure it could happen to anyone.
Number 6 don’t think we need to be to concerned with Chernobyl, the true effects of Fukushima and death toll will likely not be new until many decades from now.
Number 2 , but what a way to go.!!!!!
Yeah, just that 6.5 is the highest on the richter scale you can ever measure, all above that is using another scale, which then might be possible to calculate back, but thats rather pointless for such high numbers
The card stuff at the end makes me question if someone on your staff has been reading Issac Asimov. This is my guess from where this comes, specifically, "Of things great and small." On the section about the biggest number. Which is the number by which the number or prime numbers must start increasing again. It is a four ten number. 10/10/10/1,73 Or ten raised to the power of ten raised to the power of...
It is the one book that never actually goes back on a bookshelf but sits atop a hutch of mine. My bedroom walls are lined with bookshelves ranging from five to ten feet. Which if you exclude my cars books make up more than half of the mass of my belongings.
Something that I do brag about. Speaking to a young African American man last week, it somehow came up that I spend at least an hour minimum studying something a day. His response was, "I try to do that, that is what rich people do." Sorry about rambling.
1:30 They talked about it on RTE in the news. That’s an accident at work, cute and funny. My landlord gave me a receipt for ‘Driving Licence’…
Since last 20 years, Irish (including Police) have to deal with a lot of languages new for them. Some of them were going just for most prominent words on the Driving Licence. I’m not surprised. I look at the same way at Russian custom papers. Until you know where are important bits and you’re used to it it’s gibberish. The real issue is they can’t find results of one million alcohol tests out of 5 mln issued and ..can’t find anyone to blame it.
I believe Irish are more artists, use more their right hemisphere, their culture is rather oral. Generally, they don’t like foreign movies with subtitles.
One Pole complained to a Policeman taking his breath test almost every week, on the way to work. Asked why they won’t better check those exiting pub on Saturday evening and getting into their jeeps. Answer astonished him: ‘because they just going home’. Logical and notoriously harassed by Polish Police Pole won’t get that usually farmers will meet friends and go back by the road well known to them. More dangerous would be young or stoned drivers. Unfortunately, also Irish police tend to do less ‘community policing’ and be more strict. Education and prevention are more important than punishment.
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