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Postby Earthshine » 5 years ago

It's adorable!

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Postby Chicory » 5 years ago

Torchic's old design pictures have it with bunny ears for some reason. And it has a small black dot on its rear if it's male.
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Postby Shiyonasan » 5 years ago

Despite being the smallest US state, Rhode Island has the longest official name of all 50 states; it's official name is the "State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations".

If we're talking strictly the commonly said names of the 50 US states however, then Massachusetts, North Carolina, and South Carolina are all tied for the longest name, with all 3 of those states having 13 letters in their name.
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Postby Earthshine » 5 years ago

The word "queue" is pronounced the same when you remove the last 4 letters in it, leaving only "q".

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Postby Rejoyce » 5 years ago

In 1995 there was a guy who robbed two banks in broad daylight. He had rubbed lemon juice on his face, thinking it would make him invisible to security cameras.

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Postby Shiyonasan » 5 years ago

Technically, Frankenstein is not the name of the monster in the Frankenstein story. Frankenstein (specifically Victor Frankenstein) is the name of the person who creates the monster with neck bolts. The monster is often just called "creature", "demon", "monster", and "it" in the original Frankenstein novel.

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Postby Tetsuwan Penguin » 5 years ago

"Shiyonasan" wrote:Technically, Frankenstein is not the name of the monster in the Frankenstein story. Frankenstein (specifically Victor Frankenstein) is the name of the person who creates the monster with neck bolts. The monster is often just called "creature", "demon", "monster", and "it" in the original Frankenstein novel.

As in "Frankenstein's monster". The title of the original novel referred to Victor Frankenstein, as is clear when you add the subtitle " the new Prometheus"
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Postby Shiyonasan » 4 years ago

According to Mario's Super Smash Bros. Melee trophy in the Japanese version of the game, he is "about 26 years old". That would make Luigi 26 years old as well, since, according to a Nintendo Direct from February 14, 2013, Satoru Iwata stated that the Mario brothers are twins. Since they do not appear identical to each other, it can be assumed that they might be fraternal twins. That would mean that Luigi is still Mario's younger brother, but only by a few minutes.

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[url=http://www.themushroomkingdom.net/ssbm_j2e.shtml]The Mushroom Kingdom[/url], [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cntz1GyM1Bs]Nintendo Direct (2/14/2013)[/url]

Ninth line, third from the bottom, you'll see a 26.

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Postby jeffbert » 4 years ago

I knew identical twins, though as adults, they were a bit different. One was broad shouldered, & generally wider than the other. Though I rarely saw them together, I frequently confused one with the other! :D Oh, they were in their 20s.
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Postby Shiyonasan » 4 years ago

When eating something really spicy, the best thing you can do to subdue the heat in your mouth is to drink milk. Whole milk is better than skim milk because it contains less water. Water does little to subdue the heat in your mouth from eating something spicy. Generally, any milk/dairy-based food will also do wonders to cool down your mouth, including yogurt.


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