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As expected, it's a big list.
Everything Reckoning is wrong about (apart from that one about let them eat cake which he already knew.)
also knew about searing and great wall of china.
I did not know about the origin of the word 'crap' though. So for that alone, top thread.
Everything Reckoning is wrong about (apart from that one about let them eat cake which he already knew, and that one about seeing the great wall of China which he was also aware off.)
This is going to get ridiculous, stop knowing stuff.
so i wasnt wrong about them at all
Everything Creakyknees is right about (apart from the iron maiden one, of which he had previous knowledge.)
cows kicking over lanterns for example.
Only because there's a joke about it in the new Assassin's Creed where they feel bad for Christopher Columbus because he'll be forgotten by history.
someone needs to give Lisa Simpson a slap
I bet there's been loads of cases where people have drowned after potential rescuers nearby assumed they were fine cos of that phase ^
I had no idea about it
"Except in rare circumstances, drowning people are physiologically
unable to call out for help."
- Sushi actually refers to vinegared rice, not just raw fish/a general cuisine.
- Microwaves work on dielectic heating, not water resonance.
Both in the food section. Huh.
There are also a few things on there that I didn't know were common misconceptions, like people thinking coffee stunts children's growth.
the thing about microwave water resonance is such bullshit and it's mainly propagated by physics A level textbooks which need to supply examples of practical uses of resonance. in fact, if microwaves worked on resonance what would actually happen is the outer layer of the food would vaporise, there would then be a thin black crust and the insides would be frozen. YUM
I'm a genius / most people are idiots. Already knew that as well though. BOOYEAH.
I used to say you couldn't see it form space when I was a kid - Only because it's about as wide as a large-ish house so why could you see that if we can't see football stadiums and alike.
Stupid fucking people.
For instance, George Washington did not actually have wooden teeth. Yes, disappointing on first glance. But it turns out his real dentures were actually made of gold, hippopotamus ivory(!), lead, and human and animal teeth (including horse and donkey teeth).
Seasons are not caused by the Earth being closer to the Sun in the summer than in the winter. Duhhhhh