Post # 32
- Wedding: February 2017 - Seattle, WA
This is a good one. My SO is super smart, but he didn’t know that if, say, the 10th day of a month falls on a Friday this year, that it would fall on a Saturday the following year, etc etc. Unless there’s a leap year involved, of course. I was so shocked!
Post # 33
This thread is blowing my mind.
Post # 34
@Baimee: haha, I laughed out loud.
Post # 35
Oh, and another one… Fiance thought that wool was just really thick cotton.
Wool – From an animal
Cotton – From a plant
Post # 36
This is one I encounter a lot as an English teacher! I couldn’t get why my kids couldn’t keep “it’s” and “its” straight. Someone has taught these kids that English is arbitrary and the rules are made up and just try to memorize the words …. but it follows a rule!!!
Possessive pronouns: her, his, its (no apostrophes – yes, even though it’s possessive sigh)
Contractions: she’s, he’s, it’s (apostrophe!!!)
So now I make them sub in “he’s” or “she’s” if they aren’t sure which to use. If it doesn’t work, but “his” and “her” do, no apostrophe!
Post # 37
@Aquaria: Um, no they are not. A stroke may occur due to a haemorrhage/bleed rather than an occlusion/blockage. In a heart attack, it tends to be occlusion or a supply/demand thing.
Post # 38
@younglady: They’re both results of an infarct.
Post # 39
Many of our national monuments (The White House, Lincoln Memorial) as well as court houses and public libraries are what we call neoclassical in style- white buildings, fluted columns, etc. Same with our white statutes that we make of important people. They are modeled after buildings and statutes in ancient Greece and ancient Rome- the birthplaces of democracy and the republic yada yada.
But originally, Greek buildings and statues were not white- they were painted- obnoxiously! Bright red, bright yellow, bright blue, etc. It’s not attractive! But the golden age of Greece had long passed when the Romans saw them, and the paint faded, leaving the white surface behind. So Romans attempted to copy Greek buildings and statues but made them completely white (since that’s what they saw). And we copied the Romans. And now we have all our white neoclassical buildings and statutes that symbolize our nation and leaders that were supposed to be like the ones in ancient Greece, but are wrong due to the mistake of the Romans thousands of years ago. I think I prefer the white, but I do find it amusing.
Here are some pictures for fun!
Post # 40
@Aquaria: Truth. It’s basically a clot that causes an area to get lack of blood flow and die… they sometimes even call a stroke a “brain attack.”
Post # 41
I agree you can have a stroke secondary to infarct.
I was also noting that you can have a stroke secondary to haemorrhage, which does not happen in a heart attack.
Post # 42
DNA proves tha the whale is most closely related to the hippopotamus. Horses walk on one overgrown toenail and their remaining toes are now mostly gone. Their vestiges are known as splint bones.
Post # 43
@aliavenue: just wanted to say technically volume is about displacement of space, like how much physical space is used up so for food measurment its kind of used like capacity, so it’s about how much something hold, and it’s not weight it’s mass that is measured by weighing something so that it’s used to determine mother mass of something
Post # 44
Almost anything human body wise (I’m an anatomy professor).
Many years ago my mom said something that made me realize that she did not know that the meat we eat is muscle.
Some other things that surprise me: many people talk about hernias without knowing that it is when the intestines protrude through the abdominal wall. Similarly, many people talk about hemmorrhoids without knowing that they are similar to varicose veins in the anal canal (but the causes of varicose veins and hemmorrhoids are very different).
I am often surprised by how little people know about their own bodies because it is such sexond nature to me.
Post # 45
@Baimee: I have guineas and I LOOOOVE them lol! Just uh, thought you should know. LOL
Post # 46
@cbgg: I have no clue what you’re talking about. None of those acronyms make any sense to me. This is why I hire people like you to do it for me 🙂
I run across a lot of people who think they can a) build anything they want on their property, b) sell off however much of their land they want and c) think I (or anyone in public service) actually know where their property lines are. You can’t, you can’t, and I don’t.