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ITT: Fun facts

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2021 2:11 am
by uhpkkim
Eyyy here's a place to post some of your favorite fun facts, trivia, one-or-two-sentence oddities about the world, strange little tidbits, and other junk like that! If you want to!

Here's one: It's very likely that unicorns, as a concept / mythological creature, are actually the result of mistranslations and misinterpretations of simplified descriptions of the one-horned Indian rhinoceros :woah:

Re: ITT: Fun facts

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2021 12:36 pm
by theotonic
until the turn of the 20th century, baltimore was the brickmaking capital of the states! common bricks (the "ugly" ones lining the inner layers of a brick structure, as opposed to the outward-facing, clean pressed "face" bricks) were cheap and easy to source+produce thanks to the rich deposits of clay that once lined the shores of the Inner Harbor - the distinct deep pinkish red color is a neat little geological feature. while plenty of shitty government/industry decisions have contributed to the present lack of green space/generally poorer air quality in south/east Baltimore, brickyards were the original developments in those areas (along with shipyards, part and parcel w the brick industry tbh).

baltimore bricks were eventually edged out by the "iron-spot bricks" from the rust belt, which were made with clays fortified by metallic materials from the mines.

Re: ITT: Fun facts

Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2022 2:20 pm
by beebot
Did you know that there is no direct translation of “I love you” in Farsi? HOWEVER there are many ways to convey the sentiment including:

Jeegareto bokhoram = “I eat your liver”

And also

Jeegareh mani = “you are my liver”

:woah: :wink: