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11 August 2015
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Its good to ask questions otherwise you wont learn.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of 'self' to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

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I learned that even seemingly straightforward real estate transactions have more twists and turns than a snakes and ladders board.

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meanmistermustard said
Its good to ask questions otherwise you wont learn.

Their a six year old trash bag

https://youtu.be/52nwiTs7bk8

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meanmistermustard said
Why was a 6 year old filled with leaves?

No, the 6 year old wasn't filled with leaves, it was a trampoline filled with leaves, with a 6 year old on it.

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natureaker said

meanmistermustard said
Why was a 6 year old filled with leaves?

No, the 6 year old wasn't filled with leaves, it was a trampoline filled with leaves, with a 6 year old on it.

Uh. Thats a shame. Was hoping for tales of real live scarecrows.

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meanmistermustard said

natureaker said

meanmistermustard said
Why was a 6 year old filled with leaves?

No, the 6 year old wasn't filled with leaves, it was a trampoline filled with leaves, with a 6 year old on it.

Uh. Thats a shame. Was hoping for tales of real live scarecrows.

Yeah, as cool as that would be, it didn't happen. No, instead I came home covered in leaves!ahdn_paul_01

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trcanberra said

I learned that even seemingly straightforward real estate transactions have more twists and turns than a snakes and ladders board.

I hope you are getting closer to getting it sold and the ordeal behind you.

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Today I learned how kiwis are made

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On the other hand, I learned my state has the worst drivers. Ha, no kidding by what I see on the roads!a-hard-days-night-paul-10

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On the other hand, I learned my state has the worst drivers. Ha, no kidding by what I see on the roads!a-hard-days-night-paul-10

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If I remember correctly, Louisiana also has the highest political corruption and Illinois (the state I live in) comes in second for political corruption.

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And here's what the states are the best at:

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 I can't come up with anything about my county but if we take Europe, Ireland has the highest rate of cystic fibrosis, is the fifth most expensive country to live in and is the worst country in the world for breast-feeding. 

However we do have the fewest divorces and according to Forbes magazine, Ireland is the best country to do business in....so there's that.

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My state seems to have a lot of female criminals who make really, really good license plates.

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My state seems to have a lot of female criminals who make really, really good license plates.

And my state has really terrible drivers that somehow graduated college.. That's how it works, right?

Another thing I learned: my brother now knows 5 music artists! (earlier it was only 3)
 

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I've lived in four states.
New York (Worst Daily Commute) - I have to imagine that is due to the traffic in New York City. I lived Upstate and my commute was incredibly easy.
Arizona (Worst Alcoholism) - There are many Native American reservations in this state. Sadly, alcoholism is all too prevalent in each one. Add to that the fact that tourism is a major industry here and there are bars everywhere - in some places one at each point of an intersection. Arizona State University is traditionally ranked among the Top 50 "party schols" in the country.
Maine (Dumbest State) - Treading lightly here. One of the biggest knocks against this state is that it is not friendly toward big businesses. There are very few corporations with a foothold in Maine because they tax businesses to death (literally) and it is cheaper for corporations to do business elsewhere. As a result, the brightest Mainers get educated and then are forced to move out-of-state to find work. Zag and I worked for the same company when we lived there. We both went as far as we could go with that company in Maine, forcing us to look for positions with the same company in a different state. We both still work for the same company, but wish it had worked out in Maine. It is a beautiful state - quite cold, though.
Pennsylvania (Most Arson) - This is surprising to me as I rarely hear about arson.

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New York (Transit Use) - Again, results have to be dominated by NYC. Between buses, subway and cabs you could live your whole life there without ever needing to own a car.
Arizona (Sunniest) - Without question. On average, it only rains about 7 days a year. Most of that occurs durning the Monsoon in July and August. We lived there for 14 years and found out you can actually get tired of sunshine.
Maine (Least Violent Crime) - It's too cold to leave the house just to murder someone.
Pennsylvania (Most Hunters) - The first day of deer hunting season is a holiday - schools closed and all - no shit. It begins on the Monday after the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. Technology geeks all over the country stand in long lines to be one of the first to get the latest iPhone. In Pennsylvania, hunters begin camping out on Saturday and Sunday in order to start "Elmer Fudding" (my term for it) at sunrise on Monday morning.

So now, you've learned a little bit about four US states. You're welcome.
*I wonder why I keep getting turned down for jobs writing tourism brochures.*

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I went to the Museum Of Science today and basically just learned Boston's entire history in an hour and a half in a Duck Boat Tour

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I learned that I live on an island. I guess that explains why every time I try to go somewhere, I keep ending up in the ocean. Please excuse me while I go dry off yet again.

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I learned that Ireland and the UK both have a different name for a chocolate bar.

In Ireland we get this little bundle of deliciousness, the 'Moro' bar:

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And in the UK, it's called 'Boost':

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Well, that was quite interesting, wasn't it?

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I learned my useless fact of the day!:

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AppleScruffJunior said
I learned that Ireland and the UK both have a different name for a chocolate bar.

In Ireland we get this little bundle of deliciousness, the 'Moro' bar:

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And in the UK, it's called 'Boost':

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Well, that was quite interesting, wasn't it?

Boosts are horrible; leave a revolting aftertaste in my mouth.

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