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What's the most recent gem of knowledge you picked up?

Asked by richardhenry (12659points) April 28th, 2008 from iPhone

Mine: the escape hatch in lifts (elevators) has to be bolted shut from the outside by law, it’s for emergency personnel to get in, not for passengers to get out.

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gailcalled's avatar

That my new cat turns into a hungry saber-toothed tiger when I try to clip his claws.

El_Cadejo's avatar

Human Flesh tastes like veal

Riser's avatar

A policeman cannot give you a ticket for running a stop sign within a parking lot, or any other traffic violation, for that matter.

Apparently because the parking lot belongs to a private owner

cheebdragon's avatar

Police are not there to protect you and can not be held legally responsible for not showing up.

Allie's avatar

Riser: A-ha!! Now I can tease the five-ohs at my school. Yes!

Trance24's avatar

Betta fish otherwise known as Siamese Fighting fish can both breath under water and above water. This is why they are able to be kept in such a small environment. Although I don’t recommend that you do, they just seem happier when kept in larger spaces.

Trance24's avatar

@Allie actually you can’t because your school I am sure will order them to issue you a traffic violation. That way they have permission by the private owner.

cheebdragon's avatar

yeah I don’t think that it applies near schools, kids could get hurt if someone ran a stop sign and plowed into them

Allie's avatar

Trance24: Boo! Foiled again.

There’s a stop sign at a turn in the back corner of my schools lot and I always run it when I’m moving my car on my way from my class at one end of campus to my class at the other end of campus. So far… nothing.
Come to think of it, I don’t remember even seeing the stop sign today. Hmmm..

loser's avatar

that elavator thing is pretty disturbing

loser's avatar

I just learned how to get rid of whiteheads here on Fluther. Shudder…

ljs22's avatar

I just learned, from watching House and some subsequent googling, that a lot of interesting people are suspected to have had syphilis.

Allie's avatar

I learned that I can get a Fluther icon in my dock.

Riser's avatar

@all: A school is NOT private property. It is government property so you can still receive a ticket from a police officer for running a stop sign on school property.

gailcalled's avatar

@riser; unless the school is a non-profit (ie. private school.)

buster's avatar

when you do plumbing always remember hot water on the left cold on the right and crap dont flow uphill.

richmarshall's avatar

You must realize your 13 year old kid is smarter than you…............or is that only in my house?

delirium's avatar

Masturbation is physiologically necessary:
“Sex physiologist Roy Levin explained to me that sperm which sit around the factory a week or more start to develop abnormalities: missing heads, extra heads, shriveled heads, tapered and bent heads. All of which render them less effective at head-banging their way into an egg. Levin speculates that’s why men masturbate so much: It’s an evolutionary strategy. ‘If i keep tossing myself off, I get fresh sperm being made.’ Thereby upping the likelihood of impregnating someone and passing on your genes.”
-Mary Roach in The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex

loser's avatar

hmm… Thanks delirium! Good to know!

delirium's avatar

I thought it was a fascinating bit of info. That book is incredibly interesting, btw.

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delirium's avatar

papa… did you actually read what I said?

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Trance24's avatar

@ Papa – In order for it to be a scientific fact it had to be researched and tested more then once. And reviewed by other scientists other then himself. So there for it couldn’t just be some guys lame attempt to have masturbation seen as necessary.

El_Cadejo's avatar

@papa…..really???? i mean really????? did you misconstrue it that much? Where do you see del saying she finds it fascinating that guys masturbate? She only said that the sperm gets all mutated and thats why its necessary which is a “fascinating bit of info”. And COME ON!!! Everyone masturbates end of story. Its not gross, its normal.

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