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Forum: Soapbox Derby 21 October 2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,090
Posted By Nick Theodorakis
A legacy from the Carter administration is the...

A legacy from the Carter administration is the Camp David accord. I can't imagine what the middle east would look like now without a lasting peace between Israel and Egypt. I'm not sure why this is...
Forum: Amusement Bark 17 July 2017, 01:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,916
Posted By Nick Theodorakis
Odd fact: although "Night of the Living Dead"...

Odd fact: although "Night of the Living Dead" greatly influenced the genesis of the modem zombie apocalypse genre, the undead are not called "zombies" in the film.
Forum: SLC 14 June 2017, 05:42 AM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 154,697
Posted By Nick Theodorakis
Is it just me or does Sessions sound like the...

Is it just me or does Sessions sound like the villain in a movie about the civil rights era?
Forum: SLC 27 May 2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 151,977
Posted By Nick Theodorakis
I believe that the Urban Legends section of the...

I believe that the Urban Legends section of the board has a longer expiry period.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 23 May 2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 82,994
Posted By Nick Theodorakis
1. Carthage 2. Organist 3. Baltimore Colts...

1. Carthage
2. Organist
3. Baltimore Colts (now the Indianapolis Colts)

5. Burlington something. I think they dropped the "Coat Factory" part of the name).
6. Clouds
Forum: Soapbox Derby 25 February 2017, 01:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,901
Posted By Nick Theodorakis
Trump White House staffer Sebastian Gorka worked...

Trump White House staffer Sebastian Gorka worked with anti-Semitic leaders in Hungary: report
...
Forum: SLC 05 February 2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 998
Views: 264,921
Posted By Nick Theodorakis
Fun fact: the word "electric" derives from the...

Fun fact: the word "electric" derives from the Greek "like amber," referring to materials that could attract small objects after being rubbed, as amber does.

Nick
Forum: Wild Kingdom 31 December 2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,292
Posted By Nick Theodorakis
He may love cinnamon rolls but it's not because...

He may love cinnamon rolls but it's not because they are sweet

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/strange-but-true-cats-cannot-taste-sweets/

Nick
Forum: Business Bytes 31 December 2016, 11:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,029
Posted By Nick Theodorakis
English has a word to describe the act of...

English has a word to describe the act of throwing someone out a window but that doesn't mean it's a common problem.

Nick
Forum: Food 23 December 2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 44,213
Posted By Nick Theodorakis
In the safety field, there is a concept called...

In the safety field, there is a concept called "confined space" work, and some of the training materials for this often have stories about workers or rescuers that have succumbed after the initial...
Forum: Social Studies 22 December 2016, 08:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 26,425
Posted By Nick Theodorakis
There was also a live action kids TV show in the...

There was also a live action kids TV show in the 1970s called "Shazam!", which was loosely based on Captain Marvel, see

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shazam!_(TV_series)

Nick
Forum: Social Studies 08 December 2016, 09:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,484
Posted By Nick Theodorakis
He lived in Asia Minor but Turks did not arrive...

He lived in Asia Minor but Turks did not arrive in Asia Minor until much later.

Nick
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 06 December 2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 235,331
Posted By Nick Theodorakis
For #7, I'm going to take a wild guess based on...

For #7, I'm going to take a wild guess based on no data. They were first released as a "B" side of a single.
Forum: SLC 27 November 2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 998
Views: 264,921
Posted By Nick Theodorakis
Just wanted to add that I am sure I wrote...

Just wanted to add that I am sure I wrote "Lexitron" but my phone autocorrected it to "Lexington."
Forum: Soapbox Derby 25 November 2016, 10:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,662
Posted By Nick Theodorakis
And this; ...

And this;

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2016/11/25/how_russian_propaganda_used_facebook_to_spread_fake_news_during_the_election.html
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 25 November 2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 235,331
Posted By Nick Theodorakis
I think Damian has it right. Nick

I think Damian has it right.

Nick
Forum: SLC 25 November 2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 998
Views: 264,921
Posted By Nick Theodorakis
Back in the 1980s I remember that dedicated word...

Back in the 1980s I remember that dedicated word processor machines such as ones from Wang and Lexington were common, at least in academia. By the time i finished grad school in 1989 the office staff...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 24 November 2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 235,331
Posted By Nick Theodorakis
I wonder if it's the "Underworld" series with...

I wonder if it's the "Underworld" series with Kate Beckinsale.

Nick
Forum: Social Studies 19 November 2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,679
Posted By Nick Theodorakis
Apparently there used to be a market for steel...

Apparently there used to be a market for steel made before WWII although these days its value is overstated.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low-background_steel
...
Forum: SLC 04 November 2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 998
Views: 264,921
Posted By Nick Theodorakis
It turns out that monozygotic twinning occurs...

It turns out that monozygotic twinning occurs astonishingly frequently after assisted reproductive technologies that manipulate the embryos like IVF. Like 10 times more common than normal. So you...
Forum: The Doctor Is In 22 October 2016, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,835
Posted By Nick Theodorakis
I gotta agree with Jimmy here. This is a dirt...

I gotta agree with Jimmy here. This is a dirt cheap chemical with an essentially unlimited shelf life in dry form. I also call shenanigans on their claim that their final formulation has a limited...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 11 October 2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 235,331
Posted By Nick Theodorakis
No. 2 is Roku.

No. 2 is Roku.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 13 September 2016, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 235,331
Posted By Nick Theodorakis
I'm pretty sure that No. 1 is the Gateway Arch in...

I'm pretty sure that No. 1 is the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 30 August 2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 235,331
Posted By Nick Theodorakis
I think you may be right about genus=common name,...

I think you may be right about genus=common name, which I know applies to Puma.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 30 August 2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 235,331
Posted By Nick Theodorakis
6. What city has the same name today as when it...

6. What city has the same name today as when it was The capital of "Russian America" between 1808 and 1867

I'm thinking Sitka.
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