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Gaps in your knowledge 3 years 11 months ago #4419

What are some things that you didn't know about, or else where wrong about for a long time?

One for me, I didn't know that pickles were made from cucumbers until my mid-20s.

Another: I thought for a long time that Brunei was located in the middle east. It isn't.
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Re:Gaps in your knowledge 3 years 11 months ago #4420

I didn't know sugar can be used for bleeding stanch and IV needs water with 0.9% salt. From some US marine movies, i learn that.

Hope I have chance to study some first aid traning course.
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Re:Gaps in your knowledge 3 years 11 months ago #4425

I always thought the elephant man's real name was John Merrick, until I found out recently it was actually Joseph Merrick.

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Re:Gaps in your knowledge 3 years 11 months ago #4428

I always thought it was 'MONS' until I turned the bottle the other way up...
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Re:Gaps in your knowledge 3 years 11 months ago #4431

When i was little i used to think that 'Wind Turbine's' were used to push the air around (as apposed to generating electricity)
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Re:Gaps in your knowledge 3 years 11 months ago #4433

Always thought all gynaecologists are female.
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Re:Gaps in your knowledge 3 years 11 months ago #4437

I always thought it was called Jim Bean, not Jim Beam
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Re:Gaps in your knowledge 3 years 11 months ago #4445

I used to think that there was 330 dimples on a standard golf ball. There isn't. There's 336.
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Re:Gaps in your knowledge 3 years 11 months ago #4446

The Red Roarer wrote:
I always thought it was 'MONS' until I turned the bottle the other way up...


hahah, me too!
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Re:Gaps in your knowledge 3 years 11 months ago #4460

Until I was about 19 I thought to 'have a slash' meant to take a shit.

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Re:Gaps in your knowledge 3 years 11 months ago #4463

Keyser Soze wrote:
Until I was about 19 I thought to 'have a slash' meant to take a shit.

:lulz:

OMG that sounds painful, like razor blades through the caboose. :eek:

:lulz: :lulz: :lulz:
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Re:Gaps in your knowledge 3 years 11 months ago #4534

When I was a little kid, I though that all Asian people were classified as Chinese.

Me: So you're Chinese, right?
Asian kid: No, I'm Vietnamese.
Me: Whatever. So what's the deal with Chinese people and rice? You know kung fu, right? Can you show me some moves? Etc...

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Re:Gaps in your knowledge 3 years 10 months ago #4588

After two years working in Nanjing, I finally learned that if you want to call a mobile phone number that is registered in another city using your landline, you have to dial a 0 first. Now I know why I can never reach my colleagues in Shanghai.
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Re:Gaps in your knowledge 3 years 10 months ago #4624

I thought table-tennis was invented by an American, while it actually originated as a sport in Britain during the 1800s.
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Re:Gaps in your knowledge 3 years 10 months ago #4631

The ten commandments: 279 words
The american declaration of independence: 300 words
The european import regulations for caramel toffee: 25911 words
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Re:Gaps in your knowledge 3 years 10 months ago #4635

Every time I walked into a shop the Chinese would say "Good morning" to me in a funny little accent. I always marveled at how nice and hospitable it was, that they would reach out to me in my own language.

A year later, I finally figured out they were saying "huanying guanying", which is Chinese for "welcome to our shop." :blush:
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Re:Gaps in your knowledge 3 years 10 months ago #4636

One of my students said, "Oh my Lady Gaga" the other day. Just thought they were trying to be funny, but apparently everyone is saying it now:

Check it out.

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