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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
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I watched the card one on QI, completely lived that one.
I still tell it to people to this day....i know, such a fun guy to be around right 😂👍
I watch every day.
Great work to all involved.
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.
I live in the state of Maine and i've got to say It's rather trippy to see the building you're in show up in a random video you're watching on youtube. Also I can confirm that black people are like unicorns here.
That last one is only true if the deck was already shuffled before you shuffled it. If it's a new deck, or in the same orientation of a new deck, the odds will be far greater for getting identical shuffles.
Number eight! That means low crime! Must be heaven. I grew up in the mountains of Pennsylvania and it is true, per capita, that a spade is more likely to attack you than a black bear. And bears will leave your car stereo alone too! They feed themselves without the government and raise their children. Bears - superior to the shine.
The unpleasant reality is that to an authoritarian follower - mostly conservative paid internet trolls, Faux Noise watchers, and bots under assumed names spreading disinformation to preserve the status quo, unless I miss my guess - name-calling, strawman, and gaslighting are considered most effective means of 'combat'. It's a fallacy and a difficult habit to break.
In this wise: authoritarian followers are a lot like bullies, in that they are very conscious of social rank, are amoral, and tend to see life as a zero-sum game.
They want to get on top - they want to have absolute control of the people around them, if they can get it - and they'll do more or less anything to get there. This is much of why they worship Drumpf - he's a boss-bully. He's on top, and that's the thing if you're an authoritarian follower.
When maintaining and increasing status is that important - when you think like a status-obsessed eighth-grader - just how are you going to dominate the people around you so you can use them as stepping stones to a better place in the dominance hierarchy? Simple - insults, put-downs, and similar crap. You don't care about real stuff, like policy - you want to own other people - you want to win.
Faux Noise knows this - they realize they're talking to people who think like eighth-grade bullies - and they tailor their BS accordingly. This comment section is a microcosm of the treachery going on real life. The difference is that most of the true offenders would rather hide behind a computer screen instead of facing the consequences of devious ideologies.
"If you live in earthquake country, you'll know anything above a 4.0 is terrifying" As a lifelong California resident (who experienced a 6.7 with an epicenter less than 2 miles away, in a box canyon with canyon walls rising a minimum of 4000 vertical feet, literally in my backyard) I can tell you that we aren't really fazed by anything under a 6.0.
Please, people, read this. He said Maine has more black bears than black folks, meaning it's almost entirely White, well Maine is the Safest State in the US. In fact, all the safest States in the US have the highest White Population. Iceland is the safest country in the world because it hasn't had diversity and multiculturalism forced upon it leaving it fortunately still 99%+ White.
Safest State= Most White
Safest Country= Most White
HOW MUCH LONGER MUST WE IGNORE THIS VERY OBVIOUS FACT?!
Fun video, but as he does with so many words, Simon butchers the pronunciation of "antechinus". The "ch" should be hard (pronounced like a "k"), and the "i" should be long (so the word rhymes with "minus"): ant-ee-KYE-nus.
Mark Kmiecik i would say ww1 the first modern war and had many firsts. Machine guns regularly used, tanks, flame throwers,airplanes,poison gas. Europeans studied the american civil war prior to ww1 to gain an edge on tactics.
Didnt work though. Technology always moves faster than tactics so we re always fighting the prior war
Betelgeuse is close to going Supernova. It will be almost as bright as the Sun. Anytime between now and a million years or so (much closer to now as the star is only 10 million years old and is approaching its end).
In all of the peer-reviewed data on Chernobyl I've found there are somewhere near 45 deaths. There has been much wild and contentious speculation that 100,000s will die, but none of it has ever been proven and will likely not be proven. Some of the larger estimates quote a year of 2065....by that time I think many of the people around during that disaster will have succumbed to just about everything possible including simple old age.
More scary to me are the numbers of people who die every day due to other forms of power generation. Go do your own research...it changed my mind.
I mention this, because of how horribly wrong your data is on this one issue. What are the chances you have the other issues wrong that I don't know as much about?
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