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John Lee Pettimore

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How much empty space is there in Australia?


Out of every 50 Australians, 1 of them lives somewhere in the yellow shaded area.


Half the Australian population lives in the red areas.



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Fireman Ed

It's a Jets thing...you wouldn't understand
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Only 36% of Florida residents were born here (second-lowest percentage of native-born residents after Nevada).

At least 8% of Florida residents were born in New York. That number goes up if you include the wider metropolitan area.

In NYC you can't turn right on a red light. Most drivers from New York think this also applies in Florida. It doesn't.
 

Fireman Ed

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30% of Australian residents were born outside of Australia.

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2/3 of those poms I assume?

I met an Australian tourist years ago. He was so grateful to me that I didn't think he was British (most Americans can't tell the difference). He was also really annoyed that other people had been asking him if he was English.

He was like, "I'M NOT A FUCKING POM!" I said yeah don't waste your time, most Americans can't locate Australia on a map.
 

Wintermute

Formerly 'peter_weyland'
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The Great Pyramid of Giza was the world's tallest building for almost 4000 years.

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And it was originally pure white; the polished limestone casing had been lost over time. What we see is the rough worked underlying structure.

Also it was not built by slaves.

Also, just for fun, the Jews were never slaves in Egypt.
 

Fireman Ed

It's a Jets thing...you wouldn't understand
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Grey foxes, Cuban crocodiles, and bobcats are a few rare examples of smaller species that dominate their larger congeners simply by being more aggressive.

In areas in which both species occur, Grey foxes will dominate red foxes, Cuban crocodiles will dominate American crocodiles, and bobcats will dominate Canadian lynxes.
 

Lars

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And it was originally pure white; the polished limestone casing had been lost over time. What we see is the rough worked underlying structure.

Also it was not built by slaves.

Also, just for fun, the Jews were never slaves in Egypt.
It’s a national origin myth that is a metaphor for when Egypt was Jerusalem’s suzerain. Judaism is also an “evolution” of the Caananite pantheon.
 

Lars

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I did not grow up with a very good formal education. It's a lifelong catch up game. Internet bless.
I grew up in a gold mining town in the subarctic. I learnt French first, couldn’t even read English till the 6th grade.
 

Shang Tsong2

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Google sunniest place on earth.


I lived there 3 years or more
 

Pak protector

teri ma ki chut
May 16, 2021
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William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy both got some hearing damage from explosives on the set of ST.
Shatner has suffered from tinnitus since.

I have tinnitus in my left ear and it sucks
 

Pak protector

teri ma ki chut
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Useless trivia: they once performed with Frank Zappa and the Mothers.
At one point the band was playing a complicated jam.
Lennon had enough sense as a musician to lay out.
Yoko screamed artlessly throughout from the front of the stage. Zappa's release of it was titled "A Small Eternity with Yoko Ono".

Lennon was a cock about the recordings and renamed some of Frank's music on his own release from that night.

 

Jesus X

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The word "alligator" comes from the Spanish words "el lagarto," which means "the lizard."

Spoken by the first Spanish colonists to visit Florida, which is also Spanish for "flowery" due to all the different colored greenery we have here.

If you pronounce the "i" in Florida, you're not from Florida.
your first stanza there contradicts the second one with florida being a spanish word pronouncing it with an I would actually be the correct original spanish pronunciation.


jake 1090 goes pretty hard with flawdah pronunciation and the guy is from boston but got jailed in flawdah
 
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