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Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Breeze147, Jul 8, 2017.

  1. Breeze147

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    Ardee - You missed the edit.
     
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    Quite a coincidence that Nick Offerman and Aubrey Plaza have the same birthday.
     
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    If you wanna kill a few hours, google "subway surfing" and related terms. :)
     
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    ardee It's only money.

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    A few hours? I couldn't.
    I've seen it in person in NYC and MA and it ain't pretty. :(
     
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    ardee It's only money.

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    The Hashtag symbol is technically called an octothorpe.

    According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionay, the "octo-" prefix refers to the eight points on the popular symbol, but the "thorpe" remains a mystery. One theory claims that it comes from the Old English word for "village," based on the idea that the symbol looks like a village surrounded by eight fields.

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    In early 1937, a second-class adult one-way ticket from Europe to North America on the Hindenburg was US $400 ($7730 when adjusted for inflation).
     
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    Oh, the humanity!
     
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    Born on this date -

    Helen Keller
    Willie Mosconi
    Bob Keeshan (Captain Kangaroo)
    Ross Perot
    Rico Petrocelli
    Vera Wang
    Toby Maguire
    Khloe Kardashian
     
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    The copper roof of Arizona's capitol building in Phoenix is undeniably impressive, especially once you learn that it's the equivalent to 4,800,000 pennies. That's a heck of a lot of pocket change!
     
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    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in Buffalo, New York, Debt Collector is a more common job title than bartender or construction worker.
     
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    Owe snap! :faint:

    RICHARD
     
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    Born on this date -

    Henry VIII
    Peter Paul Rubens
    John Wesley
    Richard Rogers
    Mel Brooks
    Noriyuke "Pat" Morita
    Al Downing
    Gilda Radner
    Kathy Bates
    John Elway
    John Cusack
    Elon Musk
     
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    You'd think if a spacial body met a phenomenally fiery fate right above our heads, we'd notice. But when a meteor hit our atmosphere on Dec. 18, 2018, and exploded with a force that was 10 times the energy of the Hiroshima atomic bomb, it wasn't discovered by NASA scientists until after the fact. Turns out, it went largely undetected because it took place over the Bering Sea in an area that was close, but not directly on, the path of commercial planes flying between North America and Asia.
     
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    ardee It's only money.

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    Happy Birthday to my favorite American director, writer, actor, comedian, producer and composer. Wishing you well at 94 years young today, Mel Brooks.

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    During Revolutionary War times, commissioned officers in the British armed forces were presumed to be of independent means, and were therefore responsible for providing their own uniforms, weapons, horses (for those in mounted units), and were often times billed for meals served to them in the course of their service.
     
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    Nelson Eddy
    Louis Burton Lindley Jr (Slim Pickens)
    Robert Evans
    Harmon Killebrew
    Eva Boyd (Little Eva)
    Gary Busey
    Dan Dierdorf
    Sharon Lawrence
     
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    Mr Potato Head was the first toy to be advertised on nationwide network television. The kit was designed by George Lerner and distributed by Henry and Merrill Hassenfeld, better known as Hasbro, short for Hassenfeld Brothers. The original kit retailed for 98 cents.
     
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    Willie Sutton
    Susan Hayward
    Harry Blackstone, Jr.
    Florence Ballard
    Ron Swoboda
    David Alan Grier
    Sterling Marlin
    Vincent D'Onofrio
    Mike Tyson
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    You missed the most important birthday. The smartest living man alive, and my avatar. thomas sowell.
     
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