- 7 years ago
- Wedding: February 2014
This thread is fabulous.
This thread is fabulous.
When you drink alcohol you get dehydrated. This also goes for the fluid in the inner ear (mostly potassium). Since the inner ear is largely responsible for equilibrium and balance, when it dries out you can become unbalanced. This is why people can get the spins or be off balance when they drink too much. 🙂 Stay hydrated! Eat a banana!
Infants are born with the ability to distinguish all phonemes (speech sounds) in all languages of the world. However, if babies are not exposed to certain phonemes they will lose the ability to distinguish them. For example, many people who speak asian languages literally cannot hear the difference between an English “L” and “R” (they only differ VERY slightly!). This is why they frequently switch them while speaking. However, native English speakers can easily distinguish them.
I probably have a million speech/language/hearing ones but those are two of my favorites!
oh and this one! There is no “dark side of the moon.” The moon just freakishly rotates at the exact same speed as the Earth so we always see the same side of it.
Lots of random things in a few subjects, but nothing an expert in that subject would be surprised by. But I do have one really fun talent: I can explain very complex subjects to people normally bad at/scared of/averse to learning/whatever with that subject. I can do so in a way that experts in that subject will generally be pleased with, too, although I got lectured by an engineering professor for making something sound “too interesting” which made me laugh.
I can tell good conformation in a horse pretty well, and can judge its suitability for various disciplines. I’m also better at horse color and patterns than most horse owners because I was (still am) horse-obsessed but don’t have one, so I spend lots of time learning about horses and planning for when I can get one.
I’m relatively knowledgeable about shotokan karate, although I’m not very good at it (compared to where I want to be – I’m actually one of the highest ranking students at my well-thought-of school but I just don’t think I’m good enough).
The proper pronunciation of Hawaiʻi is hu-VAH-ee, with a soft V sound but strong emphasis on the second syllable, and the “apostrophe” is called an ʻokina.
Many are surprised to learn that Italian unification happened in 1861 and German unification in 1871. Technically the USA is older than the Kingdom of Italy and its post-WW2 successor, the Italian Republic.
This thread is making me feel smarter already 🙂
She also dislikes corporations. Um…the mom & pop grocery store down the street is probably incorporated. Most businesses are corporations. It’s a legal status created by the government to reduce personal liability. When did “corporation” become a dirty word?
I’m sure I have random unique knowledge, but I can’t think of anything!! 🙁
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