(Closed) Just for fun: (Not so) Common Knowledge

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Post # 62
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

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@adnama:  Ooooh, I think I would get a bit ragey.  When people get passionate about an issue they are pretty ignorant about it makes me a bit twitchy.  Dealing with that BS for my job would be testing my tolerance.

Post # 63
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

This is something I consider common knowledge but people find interesting. We have the same basica bones as horses, bats, whales, and so on.

Post # 64
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2019

Because I see this a lot around the bee when it concerns people printing their own invitations–color modes and resolution matter when concerning images.

When using images for web, they are saved in RGB (red, green, blue) mode which is a color model used exclusively for devices and their color displays–like a computer. The images are also saved at 72 dpi, which is the amount of pixels per inch, and this decreases the file size to keep loading time low. This is why when you usually download pictures from the internet they don’t print so well because the resolution is so low.

When using images for print, they are saved in CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) mode which is a color model exlusively used for printing. The images are saved at 300 dpi to get the best possible quality print. 

Post # 66
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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@Baimee:  Hahahha I do this kind of stuff all the time to people, especially Future Mother-In-Law she is TERRIBLE at animals, we were watching a documentary on tigers and she kept telling my daughter they were lions. Even at 18 months she was like ‘No, tiga”

 

Lions are not ‘kings of the jungle’, they don’t live in the friggin’ jungle.

 

 

The largest of the dolphin family is not the bottlenose, it’s the killer whale which isn’t a whale. 

Fiance is a beekeeper so I know all sorts of weird bee stuff. Queen bees are made by the worker bees feeding them a secretion called royal jelly as larvae. Worker bees are all female. The runnier the honey, the less goodness it has (basically just sugar) etc etc. 

 

Post # 67
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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@Baimee:  Haha I HATE when I’m on the phone and they start screeeaming! They purposely come up to my screen door to sabotage my phone calls every time. But they are very sweet and they seek protection from my pit bulls and when my dogs aren’t available they seek protection from my cats. It’s the cutest thing ever. Except for when my friend comes over with his chihuahua…and the guineas follow that tiny dog around like it’s their mother…THAT is the cutest thing ever!

Post # 68
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Kids should have their first eye exam at 6 months, because at that age an optometrist can detect all kinds of health and refraction disorders – i.e, really high prescriptions or an eye turn – and start treatment early. I didn’t see an eye doctor until I was 3 and a half for a pre-kindergarten screening, and it turns out my left eye is lazy but doesn’t turn, so no one noticed, and I only had about 10% vision left by the time they caught it, patched it, and put me in glasses. It’s still not 100%. I never said anything because I just assumed no one else could read a street sign from more than 10 feet away, either. GET YOUR KIDS’ EYES CHECKED, PEOPLE. In Ontario, its covered under OHIP, so it just blows my mind when parents refuse an eye exam for their kids because “they don’t need one”…

Post # 69
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Blushing bee

Hmm, random knowledge? Um, I discovered recently that the ‘cellulose’ that is labeled on stuff like shredded cheese is actually wood fibers/pulp. Yucky!

Post # 70
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

My mom thought “Et tu, Brute?” was “Eh, too?” until I explained the origin of the quote (it’s from Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar, Latin for “And you?” when Caesar realizes Brutus has betrayed him).

And until recently, I thought the expression “having your work cut out for you” meant the opposite of what it actually means. Apparently it means having a really difficult task in front of you, whereas I thought it meant the task would be easier than anticipated (like someone has cut out/removed most of the work ahead of time). I still think my way makes more sense, but whatevs.

Post # 71
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@Baimee:  Can I just say that Lions are from India…..

..the more you know….

Post # 72
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Buzzing bee

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@KingsDaughter:  =D That’s fair!

 

 

 

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@boogiewoogies:  I’ve watched one get ‘stuck’ behind a fence it flew over. Then it ran back and forth for literally an hour. D’oh!

 

 

 

 

 

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@Snowden:  the orca/dolphin fact is actually integrated into a password I have for something haha.

 

Also, I’ve heard people do that too! It’s so weird!

 

Try googling cheetah and see how many leopards pop up in the image search….

 

 

 

 

 

Oh! Finally, I can’t tell you how much I facepalm when I hear someone exclaim “ZEBRA!!!!” when they see this animal:

 

 

 

 

Post # 73
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@MechEBee:  Military jobs are NOT all dangerous…I have talked to too many people who think service members are thrown out into the middle of a battlefield civil war style. Lots of military members have office jobs! 

Post # 74
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Colds are caused by viruses, not cold weather! I am tired of people saying they are going to catch a cold from being outside in the cold.

Post # 75
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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@Eckle:  I work with GMOs too, its SO hard to get people to understand just the basics – besides, just because your don;t understand doesn’t make it inherently scary, wrong, or bad for you *rolls eyes*

 

As for me? I am really surprised by the amount of people who thought all wheat looked, grew, acted, tasted, cooked and looked the same. Nope. You can get wheat varieties without orns people, and if you eat some specific seeds they TASTE like what they are used for, it’s great! 🙂

I can also tell so many seeds apart its crazy. The amount of people who think all peas are round, plump and green, that all brassica is tiny, perfectly round and black, that all beans look like those in a can… just… no.

 

I know so much other stuff, but the thing is I don’t realise it’s not common knowledge until I say something and get weird looks 😛 Like when I discribe grammar. Yes, comma’s are there for a damn good reason and they have a rule, they don’t (direct quote from my mother) “sprinkle them through text to break it up” or, no kidding, “make it look better”. NOOOOO!

 

 

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@adnama:  I knew that (and didn;t realise it wasn’t common knowledge) but the horse skeleton really creeps me out every time I look at it! Also reminds me of the amount of people who don;t understand the comparison of our hands to cat paws and hence the reality of declawing. Blood.. boiling…

Post # 76
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

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@HeartsandSparkles:  This is an awesome one! I knew this, but I was so flabbergasted when I learned it.

I’m a college admissions consultant part-time, so I know a LOT about college admissions and financial aid.

So… the federal government determines how much a student’s family should be required to pay, not the college. This number is the same for EVERY college you apply to. So the amount your parents are supposed to pay doesn’t actually depend on how much the college costs. (Obviously if their expected contribution is like $20,000 per years and the college only costs $10,000, then they wouldn’t have to pay MORE than the cost.)

When colleges guarantee that they will meet a student’s need, that literally means they will make you an aid package, not that they will give you scholarships.

One of the most commonly overlooked factors in an application that colleges care about a LOT is “demonstrated interest” in the school.

Unrelated:

A “novel” does not mean any book. It means a book of fiction.

The Federal Reserve is a BANK and not exactly part of the government.

Hong Kong is not in China.

Oh and also, I’m always stunned by the number of people who say that they like poetry, but don’t read it. Who says, like, I love cooking, but I don’t actually cook. I love basketball, but I prefer not to watch or play it. And also, most people cannot name a single living poet, which blows my mind! Haha, I’m a writer.

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