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Wanna know what the name for a group of jaguars is? A shadow. Yep, a shadow of jaguars, which sounds like something an edgy 12yo came up with.

Also, a shrewdness of apes, a parliament of owls, a business of ferrets, a conspiracy of lemurs, a fluffle of rabbits, and last but not least, a destruction of wild cats.

EDIT: a group of baboons is called a congress. Insert government joke here.
 
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Wanna know what the name for a group of jaguars is? A shadow. Yep, a shadow of jaguars, which sounds like something an edgy 12yo came up with.

Also, a shrewdness of apes, a parliament of owls, a business of ferrets, a conspiracy of lemurs, a fluffle of rabbits, and last but not least, a destruction of wild cats.

EDIT: a group of baboons is called a congress. Insert government joke here.
Those are all great collectives, gotta love the quirks of language! A personal fave recently is a "gaggle of geese" 😊



 

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Also, a shrewdness of apes, a parliament of owls, a business of ferrets, a conspiracy of lemurs, a fluffle of rabbits, and last but not least, a destruction of wild cats.
Don't forget an unkindness of ravens.

Which is pretty mean honestly. Ravens are ironically very altruistic among their own groups.

My favourite weird animal word though is that the process of an alpaca giving birth is sometimes referred to as "unpacking"
 

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TIL that koalas have fingerprints that are so similar to a human's, they have been known to confuse investigators at crime scenes.

Which makes me believe at least one inncent person has seen prison cuz they got inadvertedly maliciously framed by a f'ing koala.
Which is ironic because koalas are apparently thick as a damn brick, unless I've been misled into thinking that by the internet. Supposedly they're so dumb if you put a plate of their only food on a plate in front of them, they'd just stare at it and not recognize it as food. And I want to believe that's fake, but we've recently seen that there are plenty of humans who would guzzle horse medication because....reasons....so the idiot koala theorem gains a lot of credibility.

Apparently some creatures have brains that never evolved the thinky thinky parts.
 
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Which is ironic because koalas are apparently thick as a damn brick, unless I've been misled into thinking that by the internet. Supposedly they're so dumb if you put a plate of their only food on a plate in front of them, they'd just stare at it and not recognize it as food. And I want to believe that's fake, but we've recently seen that there are plenty of humans who would guzzle horse medication because....reasons....so the idiot koala theorem gains a lot of credibility.

Apparently some creatures have brains that never evolved the thinky thinky parts.
Maybe their dumbness is a natural consequence of their diet? Eucalyptus leaves are supposedly very poor in nutrients, and brains are guzzlers. Maybe they simply have no energy to spare to support a better brain. And even then they also spend 18-22 hours a day sleeping and pretty much their entire time awake is spent eating.
 

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Today I ended up on the Wikipedia entry for Alex Kidd, the video game franchise that was supposed to be the killer game of Sega's to rival Nintendo's Mario before they decided to create an new character that differed more to Mario.

What I found out was that the game that starred the character could have been Sega's mascot was originally a licensed Dragon Ball game before their license expired and they created Alex Kidd to replace the protagonist.
 

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In the United States it is illegal to trade futures contracts for onions following an incident in 1955 where two people gained control of 98% of Chicago's onions which caused the price of onions to collapse and drove several farmers out of business
 

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That Georges St. Pierre is Canadian (not French like I thought), and also seems to be a pretty cool guy.


Usually when you think of UFC superstar, you think of douchebags who flaunt their wealth every second they get. This guy still probably spends wayyy more than a regular person, but he didn't seem to indulge in excess.
 

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A load of tosh happened to me today and I did learn a thing or two.

(1) Got into an altercation with a driver on my way to my internship. He threw a wobbly at me for not making the green light and was cutting me up on traffic til I reached my office. And of course, this resulted in me being late for the third time in a row even tho I was a bit of wanker driving fast like in a fast and furious movie.

(2) My boss wanted me to work on a side job for him. The idea sounds sick and might look good on my portfolio until I found out that I’m working on it alone. I guess this is a fair sign right? That I have the chance to get hired after this internship? Hhhhm. He threw in random guides for starting an e-commerce store, shopify, woocommerce, etc (here’s one of it) at me and wants me to wrap it up and have a draft by the end of the day—which was bloody impossible since a new task was recently assigned to me. I have to create business contracts for each contractor. (to note I almost cocked up all of them cause I had no idea where to start but thanks to this I was able to by)

So what I learned: how to swivel through traffic like a fast and furious driver, start an e-commerce store and create business contracts.
 

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That Georges St. Pierre is Canadian (not French like I thought), and also seems to be a pretty cool guy.


Usually when you think of UFC superstar, you think of douchebags who flaunt their wealth every second they get. This guy still probably spends wayyy more than a regular person, but he didn't seem to indulge in excess.
Man spent 20k on fossils and was the most upfront nemesis of Captain America. Dude's okay in my book.
 
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A load of tosh happened to me today and I did learn a thing or two.

(1) Got into an altercation with a driver on my way to my internship. He threw a wobbly at me for not making the green light and was cutting me up on traffic til I reached my office. And of course, this resulted in me being late for the third time in a row even tho I was a bit of wanker driving fast like in a fast and furious movie.
What's "Throwing a Wobbly"? I'm not familiar with that expression.

Do I need to start watching British TV again so I can keep up with the lingo? I kinda stopped for a bit after giving up on Dr. Who.....
 

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What's "Throwing a Wobbly"? I'm not familiar with that expression.

Do I need to start watching British TV again so I can keep up with the lingo? I kinda stopped for a bit after giving up on Dr. Who.....
Its a tantrum. Its commonly used in Australia as well. In fact I think there's like a 90% crossover of slang between Australia and England. With Scotland, Wales and Ireland there is less overlap.
 
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What's "Throwing a Wobbly"? I'm not familiar with that expression.

Do I need to start watching British TV again so I can keep up with the lingo? I kinda stopped for a bit after giving up on Dr. Who.....
Yep, what @Gordon_4 said. Didn't know it was that uncommon... everyone in my family uses it practically every day. If you're looking to watch British TV try our rom-coms, they're bloody hilarious.

Tip: my guilty pleasure is watching First Dates, it's fun to see how different people date, flirt, and etc–plus, some of the interactions are hilariously honkers. Give it a try~
 
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TIL that eating a shit ton of carrots can actually turn you orange. Well, technically, anything high in carotene can.
 
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TIL that eating a shit ton of carrots can actually turn you orange. Well, technically, anything high in carotene can.
Also eating too much fish or other seafood can give you mercury poisoning, sometimes requiring blood transfusions.
 

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TIL that eating a shit ton of carrots can actually turn you orange. Well, technically, anything high in carotene can.
Omg! I found this one the hard way. I fed my white hamster carrots everyday–true enough, he turned orange after 1 week :ROFLMAO:
 
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