Just for fun: (Not so) Common Knowledge

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I thought everyone knew the difference between the flu (like a stomach flu) and influenza (a respiratory flu for which there is a vaccine).

Stomach flu is usually caused by a norovirus.

Respiratory flu is caused by the influenza virus.

 

 

I work in health care, so I get that I might have more information in my brain than the average person, but COME ON- these are super, super, duper common illnesses.

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@DaneLady:  That’s just plain confusing, as when most medical professionals use the term the flu publically they mean influenza (or at least I thought they did!).

I avoid the term stomach flu anyway, but the few times I use it I would never just call it the flu, it’s always preceeded by stomach.

 

Mine is that chemicals make up most things.  People will often be like, well yeah, but you know what I mean.  No, as where is the line drawn?  A strawberry has more chemicals in it than many artificial things.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

A dissertation is, in fact, not a textbook.

There is a big difference between a private, public and proprietary university.

 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

DH didn’t know there was a difference between volume and weight. As in measuring in ounces. I couldn’t figure out why he was using every measuring cup in the house everyday. Well the app he has been using to log his food measures food in ounces. So everything he eats he measures first. Except, he knows 1 cup = 8 oz, so he measures a cup of chicken and logs it as 8 oz. He does this with everything he eats! We keep going over it but he cannot understand the difference! 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

All females are inherently spotted. Since we are XX and males are XY we would get a double dose of gene products from our X chromosomes if our bodies used both. To counter this dosing problem early on in gestation, around the 40 cell or so stage, each of our cells chooses one of the X chromosomes and condenses it down into a structure called a Barr body so that none of the DNA on the chromosome is ever used to make protein. Not every cell condenses the same chromosome which is how you get things like calico cats and a woman who is color blind in one eye, but not the other.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@sofialovesmikey:  Ut oh. I totally do this. What should I be doing instead?

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@sofialovesmikey:  Do you have a kitchen scale so you can show him how to weigh the food?

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

Tigers aren’t from Africa.

 

…It’s what’s up.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Scottish Rite Cathedral (New Castle, PA)

@MechEBee:  That sign language is not universal (e.g. there’s Spanish Sign Language, American Sign Language, French Sign Language, etc). 

Also, 9/10 times when I tell someone I work in Deaf Education they say “oh! So you know how to read braille?!”…nope. No, I don’t. 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@aliavenue:  liquids are measured by volume, as in 8 oz of water = 1 cup. Solids such as chicken or peanuts or whatever, if measuring in ounces, should be measured by weight, using a food scale. 

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

A heart attack and a stroke are same thing, just in different parts of the body.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

There are more than two dialects of the Chinese language than the commonly known Cantonese and Mandarin.  I learned about this from my husband, as Chinese is one of his two native languages.

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