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classicJackets
classicJackets Reader
11/30/15 2:23 p.m.

Didn't see one of these threads and thought it would be cool to start. If it exists please direct me to it; a few Google searches brought nothing up.

Today I learned the first internal Combustion engine powered vehicle was produced in 1885, called a Daimler Reitwagen, and looked like this:

More here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daimler_Reitwagen#/media/File:Daimler_Reitwagen.JPG

Learn anything interesting today?

oldtin
oldtin PowerDork
11/30/15 3:45 p.m.

Michael Faraday created the first electric motor in 1822

joey48442
joey48442 PowerDork
11/30/15 7:24 p.m.

Not so much learned as confirmed my suspicions as to where someone who I work closely withs loyalties truly lie.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
11/30/15 8:19 p.m.

I learned that if you multiply nine by any whole number (except zero), and repeatedly add the digits of the answer until it's just one digit, you will end up with nine: 2 × 9 = 18 (1 + 8 = 9)

M2Pilot
M2Pilot HalfDork
11/30/15 10:17 p.m.

Yeah, 9 has always been like that.

BrokenYugo
BrokenYugo UltimaDork
12/1/15 2:39 a.m.

There are now paint and rust removal laser guns, made by Germans.

http://www.cleanlaser.de/wEnglish/produkte/high-power-cl-1000.php

https://www.youtube.com/embed/dZ_90920Zbg

logdog
logdog SuperDork
12/1/15 4:51 a.m.

In reply to Kenny_McCormic:

Wait until they find a way to put that on a shark!

Mazdax605
Mazdax605 UltraDork
12/1/15 6:01 a.m.
logdog wrote: In reply to Kenny_McCormic: Wait until they find a way to put that on a shark!

Or maybe at the very least some ill-tempered sea bass...

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 PowerDork
12/1/15 6:57 a.m.

Today I learned that i can overthink a simple choice.

Related, I learned that gm has at least three different in tank fuel pump module designs.

Jay
Jay UltraDork
4/8/16 3:06 a.m.

Today I learned .horse is a valid top-level domain.

...I don't think I can do any better than that. I'm going to bed.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
4/8/16 6:15 a.m.

Today I learned that you can use Simple Green to remove 90 weight gear oil from a Goldendoodle.

 photo dirty dog_zpsbmpusthw.jpg

secretariata
secretariata Dork
4/8/16 6:39 a.m.

Today I learned Woody can train a golden doodle to change the oil in his differential!

spitfirebill
spitfirebill UltimaDork
4/8/16 8:33 a.m.
Dusterbd13 wrote: I learned that gm has at least three different in tank fuel pump module designs.

And probably all in the same vehicle.

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy PowerDork
4/8/16 9:00 a.m.
spitfirebill wrote:
Dusterbd13 wrote: I learned that gm has at least three different in tank fuel pump module designs.

And probably all in the same vehicle.

And all of them poor quality and unreliable.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
4/8/16 10:59 a.m.

I learned that I have a stout inner monolog, as I'm still employed.

Jay
Jay UltraDork
4/11/16 3:27 p.m.

Today I learned I can fork out $120 on a hair styling and not regret it in the slightest.

Bobzilla
Bobzilla UltimaDork
4/11/16 3:42 p.m.

today I just learned Goldendoodles can change oil, lasers cook seabass and people pay $120 for a hair style.

Jay
Jay UltraDork
4/11/16 4:07 p.m.
Bobzilla wrote: today I just learned Goldendoodles can change oil, ...

This post is worthless without pics.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
4/11/16 5:10 p.m.
Jay wrote:
Bobzilla wrote: today I just learned Goldendoodles can change oil, ...

This post is worthless without pics.

Goldendoodles can't actually do the oil change themselves, but they are very absorbant.

Bobzilla
Bobzilla UltimaDork
4/11/16 5:37 p.m.
Woody wrote:
Jay wrote:
Bobzilla wrote: today I just learned Goldendoodles can change oil, ...

This post is worthless without pics.

Goldendoodles can't actually do the oil change themselves, but they are very absorbant.

So what you're saying is a goldendoodle is a walking pigmat?

SVreX
SVreX MegaDork
4/11/16 5:57 p.m.

Today I learned how much product can be ejected from a broken high pressure sewage forced main, and how rapidly someone can be covered in it.

I also learned how quickly I can disconnect a pump when there is absolutely nothing whatsoever I care about other than getting said pump disconnected.

ultraclyde
ultraclyde UberDork
4/11/16 6:20 p.m.
SVreX wrote: Today I learned how much product can be ejected from a broken high pressure sewage forced main, and how rapidly someone can be covered in it. I also learned how quickly I can disconnect a pump when there is absolutely nothing whatsoever I care about other than getting said pump disconnected.

Today I learned I'm glad I have my job and not SVreX's

mazdeuce
mazdeuce UltimaDork
4/11/16 6:56 p.m.

Today I learned that an adult human has about 1.5 gallons of blood in them. I'm slightly concerned that Google search put me on a list somewhere.

WonkoTheSane
WonkoTheSane HalfDork
4/11/16 7:27 p.m.
mazdeuce wrote: Today I learned that an adult human has about 1.5 gallons of blood in them. I'm slightly concerned that Google search put me on a list somewhere.

As you should be.. Everyone knows for that you should use Wolfram Alpha. Then you can do handy conversions with that data, like "humans worth of blood in lake Michigan."

SVreX
SVreX MegaDork
4/11/16 7:43 p.m.

In reply to ultraclyde:

I am happy I was able to give you some contentment.

Some days are just E36 M3ty.

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