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Something New

Something New


Everyday, post something new you learned or found online or whatever. I will start.


The human body contains enough fat to make seven bars of soap.



I'm gonna make a new thread on every page to try to get it alive again. 

submitted by Pancake, age Fresh, On A Plate
(October 25, 2022 - 2:58 pm)

There's a creature called a siphonophore. Look it up, it's really cool.

submitted by Hex
(October 25, 2022 - 4:55 pm)
submitted by TOPsyTurvy
(October 25, 2022 - 7:19 pm)

Gulper Eels are also called Pelican Eels because they can inflate their mouths like balloon

Pouty says 'aticc' are the bats back?? (true story, we used to have bats in our attic) 

submitted by Darkvine, infinite zucchini
(October 26, 2022 - 11:50 am)

All maps are WRONG! (The flat, rectangular ones)

submitted by WiLdSoNg
(October 26, 2022 - 3:06 pm)

There are imaginary numbers (?)

submitted by Flamarestii
(October 26, 2022 - 4:41 pm)

Bumblebees like to play by rolling balls around! There was an article on that today in the Guardian newspaper, with a video. It's sooo cute!

submitted by Poinsettia
(October 27, 2022 - 8:48 pm)

Uh...I learned that jumphouses are extremely fun, and so is being barefoot in the grass?

The last time I was barefoot in the grass I danced around and stepped on a fire ant hill. I still have the scars from the bites.

submitted by Rora
(October 28, 2022 - 6:26 pm)

it used to be illegal to kill pigeons in Russia, apparently.

submitted by Artemis
(November 2, 2022 - 7:55 pm)

There's going to be a lunar eclipse on November 8!

submitted by Flamarestii
(November 3, 2022 - 8:35 pm)

There is an immortal jellyfish. It basically just clones itself.

submitted by WiLdSoNg
(November 4, 2022 - 3:44 pm)

"ye olde tavern" is pronounced "the old tavern", not "yee old-ay tavern", as I so foolishly thought in my youth.

submitted by Artemis, age 5,262 days
(November 7, 2022 - 8:23 pm)

All right, I didn't find this out exactly today, but... when some rats picked off the streets of NYC were exposed to Beethoven or Mozart or somebody like that, they moved their heads in time to the music - it's so cute :)))

submitted by Amethyst, age many years, Arendelle
(November 19, 2022 - 4:18 pm)