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Mai72

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The bible was written 40-50 years after Jesus died.
There are no originals. Everything is a copy of a copy of another copy.
The Buddha was born some 500 years before Christ.
 

shortylickens

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The guy who opened TGI Fridays was trying to meet girls.
The apartment building next to him had 480 stewardesses living there.
 
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Svnla

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The popular modern pizzas as we know today in the US were created by two brothers (Dan and Frank Carney) in the mid West US (Wichita, Kansas) in 1958 even they had zero experience in restaurant. Pizza Hut was the name. Then Domino's was created by another two brothers in Michigan (Tom and James Monaghan) and it was the first to make delivery of pizzas to customers. The rest is history.
 
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shortylickens

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I dont know why but I got to thinking about geography and it reminded me of something I learned in grade school, couldnt believe, so I looked it up, and it was true. And every couple years I have to go back, look at a globe, and remind myself.

Maine is closer to Africa than Florida is to Africa.

Also, looking at the globe it appears Houston is further south than Cairo.
 
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IronWing

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I dont know why but I got to thinking about geography and it reminded me of something I learned in grade school, couldnt believe, so I looked it up, and it was true. And every couple years I have to go back, look at a globe, and remind myself.

Maine is closer to Africa than Florida is to Africa.

Also, looking at the globe it appears Houston is further south than Cairo.
Reno, NV is further west than Los Angeles.
 

IronWing

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Leucistic redtail hawk, yesterday in Arizona

Not my photo.
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More photos here:
Leucistic great horned owl, Arizona.

Again, not my photo.
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Another photo here:
 

Captante

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The popular modern pizzas as we know today in the US were created by two brothers (Dan and Frank Carney) in the mid West US (Wichita, Kansas) in 1958 even they had zero experience in restaurant. Pizza Hut was the name. Then Domino's was created by another two brothers in Michigan (Tom and James Monaghan) and it was the first to make delivery of pizzas to customers. The rest is history.

Those are NOT actually "pizza" anymore than McDonalds makes a proper hamburger.

;)
 

UsandThem

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The first retail CD player in the U.S. market was launched this day, 1983 for roughly $730.

I think I finally had a CD player for the first time around 1991ish. Back then we wanted to get away from cassette tape and vinyl, only to have hipsters come along and claim it was so much better than music in digital format. :p

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony_CDP-101

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UsandThem

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I had a CD player not long after 83, and my first CD?
DSOM
My first CD I ever bought, Pink Floyd? Nope. I really didn't truly discover most of their stuff until around 1993-1994.

The first music CD I ever purchased was actually White Zombie La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Vol. 1. :p

CD's were so freaking expensive back then compared to tapes, I still mostly bought most of my music on cassettes until 1995 or so.
 

shortylickens

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According to Wikipedia, the smallest active football stadium in America is Benson Field in New Orleans, with 30,000 seats.
The largest is Michigan Stadium, with 107,601 seats.

According to my calculations, the average of all football stadiums is 58,308 seats. It was very easy thanks to microsoft excel.
 

Mai72

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Richard Carrier states that Jesus might had been made up. About the 29:28 mark (first video) he talks about how rising and dying gods existed before Jesus.

Inanna, the first and only female rising and dying god was nailed and died on the cross. She rose from the dead in 3 days. Osiris, another dying and rising god said to his followers that if they get baptized in his blood they too can find forever in heaven. Both are very similar to Jesus. Interesting. He also talks about Jesus possibly having a male lover. And, how Moses was possible the real Jesus.


 

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