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rousetafarian

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In an identical vein to the popular Reddit thread (TIL)......

TIL that the scratch-off panels on Lottery cards are made out of latex.

What one thing did you learn today?
 

Inferno

Distinguished Member
Today i learned that you must have far too much time on your hands making threads like this ;).
 

dj_padd

Well-known Member
In an identical vein to the popular Reddit thread (TIL)......

TIL that the scratch-off panels on Lottery cards are made out of latex.

What one thing did you learn today?
I take it you didn't believe me when I posted that in the thread you locked?
 

rousetafarian

Moderator
I take it you didn't believe me when I posted that in the thread you locked?
No, quite the opposite I do believe you but just didn't know it.
 

Pisto_Grih

Distinguished Member
that incompetence is no barrier to middle and higher management.*





*OK, I didn't learn that today. :(
 

tvbox

Well-known Member
That no flights leave the airport between 00:00 and 05:00.

I always thought that flights were a 24 hour thing, mainly because of the ridiculous time that you have to wake up in order to get to the airport, check in and all that nonsense.
 

BT Bob

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Does yesterday count??

YIL that, if you're sitting out side a pub enjoying the sun, look at your pint to check there isn't a wasp swimming around in it BEFORE you swill a mouthful :(:facepalm:
 

LemonGrab

Well-known Member
Today i learned that Currys/PC world are crap, hence i will never buy from them again.
 

phil t

Well-known Member
That no flights leave the airport between 00:00 and 05:00.

I always thought that flights were a 24 hour thing, mainly because of the ridiculous time that you have to wake up in order to get to the airport, check in and all that nonsense.
Depends on the airport.
 

x3j3UKN

Well-known Member
TIL that as I've just spent over £1,000 on a home gym I better get my ass into gear and get fit again. But one more night of beer and football can't hurt. Can it?
 

imightbewrong

Distinguished Member
TIL you can start a car journey with '50 miles' left in the tank and end it, 40 miles later, with '60 miles' left.
 

koeman

Well-known Member
Til that having an abcess removed surgically from my eye under local anethestic is incredibly painful. I want to be at home now boo hoo
 

Kieron

Moderator
Til that having an abcess removed surgically from my eye under local anethestic is incredibly painful. I want to be at home now boo hoo
Ouch. Get well soon.
 

SteveCritten

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TNL (today Newfie Learned) that it's learned and not learnt. Sorry to be pedantic mate but every day is a school day ;).
 

imightbewrong

Distinguished Member
Yep, it's only 'learnt' if he is posting from outside America. (TSL? :p)
 

Miss Mandy

Moderator
Its 'learnt' in proper English and 'learned' in American English.

Today I learnt that if I need an emergency dentist appointment I can get one within hours if I pay for it privately, but the same dentist surgery will keep me waiting until Friday if I want it done on the NHS.
 

nabby

Distinguished Member
TNL (today Newfie Learned) that it's learned and not learnt. Sorry to be pedantic mate but every day is a school day ;).
Yep, it's only 'learnt' if he is posting from outside America. (TSL? :p)
Its 'learnt' in proper English and 'learned' in American English.

As in the classic Simpson's episode from Season 5, "Brother from the Same Planet":

Homer shows Pepe a wonder of modern technology: The automatic garage door. But it doesn't open all the way.
Homer offers to take Pepe home, but Pepe asks to see the stars. That evening, the two recline on the porch, admiring the stars.

Pepe: Tell me more! I want to know all the constellations.
Homer: Well, there's... Jerry the Cowboy. And that big dipper looking thing is Alan... the Cowboy.

Pepe: Oh, Papa Homer, you are so learn-ed.
Homer: Heh heh heh. `Learn'd', son. It's pronounced `learn'd'.
 

k17chy

Distinguished Member
TIL that I should double check things as I ended up replacing a wheel bearing and turned out to be the bearing on the drive shaft:facepalm:
 

THE_FORCE

Distinguished Member
Today I learnt that an acquaintance of mine is on Kirsty Allsop's 'Fill your house for free' tonight on CH4.

One to miss. o_O
 

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