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Postby diehard67 » 4 years ago

they did that a lot in those old games, not much room in those little rom chips in the cartridges.
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Postby Shiyonasan » 4 years ago

In 864 AD, the Council of Worms in western Germany decreed that a swarm of bees should be publicly executed by suffocation in retribution for the death of a man who had been stung.

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Postby Novacain » 4 years ago

"Shiyonasan" wrote:The clouds and bushes in Super Mario Bros for the NES use the same sprite, only they are colored differently.

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Postby Novacain » 4 years ago

Filling your icecube tray with warm water will freeze faster than if you filled it with cold water. It's something called the Mpemba Effect.

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Postby Tetsuwan Penguin » 4 years ago

The country with the LOWEST number shooting deaths per capita is Iceland. The country with the second lowest number is Japan.
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Postby Novacain » 4 years ago

"Tetsuwan Penguin" wrote:The country with the LOWEST number shooting deaths per capita is Iceland. The country with the second lowest number is Japan.


Interesting. I wonder what Iceland's choice of weapon is then? I know you pay about $5 for a corner store coffee there, maybe guns cost too much? :p

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Postby Tetsuwan Penguin » 4 years ago

"Novacain" wrote:[QUOTE=Tetsuwan Penguin;234910]The country with the LOWEST number shooting deaths per capita is Iceland. The country with the second lowest number is Japan.


Interesting. I wonder what Iceland's choice of weapon is then? I know you pay about $5 for a corner store coffee there, maybe guns cost too much? :p [/QUOTE]

Maybe people in those countries don't kill each other. Then again I wonder how many people in Japan die by sword? :sick:
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Postby Shiyonasan » 4 years ago

The oldest hotel in the world is the Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan in Japan. It was founded in 705 AD and has been operated by the same family for 52 generations. Samurai used to visit the hotel in its old days.

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

Only one other company in the world has lasted longer than Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan: a construction company also from Japan called Kongo Gumi. It was founded in 578 AD.

There is a short documentary of the family who runs the second or third oldest hotel in the world, Houshi Ryokan, on Vimeo which you can watch in the link below. It was once thought to be the oldest hotel in the world until Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan was discovered to be a few years older (Houshi Ryokan was founded in 718 AD). Houshi Ryokan has been run for 46 generations from the same family.

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Postby Tetsuwan Penguin » 4 years ago

If I ever make it to Japan, I'll put that on my list of things to see and do.
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Postby dannavy85 » 4 years ago

Then again, Japan has the lowest gun crimes because its' practically a police state.
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