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Things We Learned Today...
21 July 2023
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Neely said

WHAT! You know I love me some flute. It’s my main instrument in band. 

That’s crazy. Well now I need to go learn it!!

  

My favourite-ever flautist:heart

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GEORGE: In fact, The Detroit Sound. JOHN: In fact, yes. GEORGE: In fact, yeah. Tamla-Motown artists are our favorites. The Miracles. JOHN: We like Marvin Gaye. GEORGE: The Impressions PAUL & GEORGE: Mary Wells. GEORGE: The Exciters. RINGO: Chuck Jackson. JOHN: To name but eighty. 

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21 July 2023
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Excellent flute solo! I like his tone. My favorite however remains Herbie Mann.  He explored world music before most everyone else did — getting into very simple grooves inspired by African music. 

He also had a knack for coming up with creative solos in the time allotted in a song that no one else might do.  This one sounds conventionally old-fashioned as it goes along, then there’s a very ordinary piano solo — then take note how Herbie jumps right in at about 2:33 with a solo that’s completely out of left field, and yet fits perfectly:

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4 October 2023
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Not today but last week – and there is a far more appropriate thread on this forum which details Beatles achievements and the records they hold in music but I have no idea where it is.

In the UK the Beatles have the most UK albums with 15, one more than Robbie Williams who is second with 14, two more than Elvis in third. 

All well and good, no real surprise the Beatles are ahead and one more is great but only one. Can be tied in time easily enough. 

What staggers me is that the amount of weeks the Beatles have been at number one is 176! No other artist/band comes closes. The nearest to them is Elvis with 66, that’s a difference of over two years of being at #1 (110 weeks). ‘PPM ‘ and ‘WTB’ alone would take them into third (51 weeks).

 

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According to the World Health Organization, roughly 475,000 people were murdered worldwide in 2019.

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21 November 2023
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I didn’t know peanut butter “spread” existed until recently. 

You aren’t supposed to put water on your toothbrush before you brush. Toothpaste has all the water built into it that it needs to get the job done.

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Ahhh Girl said
I didn’t know peanut butter “spread” existed until recently. 

  

I don’t understand what kind of peanut butter you did know existed in that case. Is there a kind that isn’t a spread?!

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kelicopter said

Ahhh Girl said

I didn’t know peanut butter “spread” existed until recently. 

  

I don’t understand what kind of peanut butter you did know existed in that case. Is there a kind that isn’t a spread?!

  

Maybe Ahhh Girl is just saying the word “spread” is superfluous! Of course, some peanut butter lovers think it is meant to be eaten straight from the jar by the spoonful!

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24 November 2023
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https://www.mashed.com/1175834…..er-spread/

There is a difference between peanut butter and peanut butter spread.

So, I’m not the only one who didn’t know this. Make me feel a little less awkward. 

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25 November 2023
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Ahhh Girl said
https://www.mashed.com/1175834…..er-spread/

There is a difference between peanut butter and peanut butter spread.

So, I’m not the only one who didn’t know this. Make me feel a little less awkward. 

  

Thanks for that info. Even if peanut butter spread existed in this neck of the woods, I can’t imagine ever wanting to eat it. The nuttier and crunchier the better as far as I’m concerned.

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25 November 2023
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Napoleon Bonaparte has an IMDB page.

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Antibiotics don’t work as well in space because bacteria are more lethal and more resistant to antibiotics in microgravity.  The reason why is not fully understood yet.

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Necko said (10/6/2020)

Ron Nasty said (10/3/2020)

Delaware has more businesses’ headquartered in the State (1.3 million in 2018) than people (just over 900,000).

  

Delaware has low taxes.  That’s the reason why.

  

So I learned a little while ago that that’s only part of the story.  There are other states with low taxes, but Delaware has a special appeal because all the other businesses are incorporated there, which means that the lawyers and judges are well-versed in corporate law.

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I posted a stat in this thread a few years ago about how many people in the US still had dial-up Internet in 2013 (the most recent statistic at the time the post was written) and I think it was around 3%. I can’t find the post. Here’s a more recent version of that:

By 2019, Census estimates put dial-up internet use at around 0.2% of households, meaning as of 2019, at least 265,000 people in the U.S. were still using dial-up for home internet access.

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