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lrrs
lrrs HalfDork
1/30/21 1:36 p.m.

TIL how small 18 wheel tanker trucks are when you are driving/riding in a 40 foot class a coach. 

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/30/21 2:43 p.m.

TIL that you really CAN weld a handle on a fuel tanker truck while it lays in a ditch with no carriage.

I'll be waaaaay over here ........

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/30/21 10:00 p.m.
Trent
Trent PowerDork
2/1/21 9:16 a.m.

TIL that Koni shocks do not work when mounted upside down.

 

RX Reven'
RX Reven' SuperDork
2/4/21 7:08 p.m.

TIL,

If a 4.5" candle burns out in nine hours, it'll burn 6.75" in 13.5 hours surprise

The exact question posed in my daughter's 7th grade math practice quiz was...

If a 4.5" candle burns out in nine hours, how far will it burn in 13.5 hours.

I said to her (4.5"...it's a trick question, a 4.5" candle can't burn more than 4.5" regardless of the amount of time.)

"Buzzzz, try again" (alright Honey, try 6.75")  "Ding, ding, ding, that's correct"

In fairness, I think highly of her math and science materials overall, I just thought I'd share this one flaw in logic.  

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy MegaDork
2/4/21 10:58 p.m.

My oldest daughter had a grade four teacher that couldn't add, so she used worksheets from a company that couldn't add, so I taught my daughter math.

NickD
NickD MegaDork
2/5/21 9:28 a.m.

TIL that a Cadillac XT4 has SIX engine coolant temperature sensors but the diagnostic trouble codes don't distinguish which one is throwing the code. So if you have an intermittent DTC for an engine coolant temp sensor and you can't actually catch it acting up, you are screwed. berkeley you, Cadillac

Stampie (FS)
Stampie (FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/5/21 9:53 a.m.

TIL NA and NB hood props are different and my bank account is $2.99 lighter for it.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
2/5/21 11:47 a.m.

In reply to Stampie (FS) :

TIL that S60 and S60R fog lights are different.  Not going to mention the tuition for that education.

 

NORMALLY I will cross reference part numbers, but I was lazy this time.

kazoospec
kazoospec UberDork
2/5/21 3:08 p.m.

If a blop of hot glue drops on your jeans, trying to quickly brush it off with your hand is the wrong play.  See also: burns are painful.

Wally (Forum Supporter)
Wally (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
2/5/21 7:14 p.m.

My mother tells Alexa to play relaxing pet music at night for the dogs when she goes to bed. 

adam525i (Forum Supporter)
adam525i (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
2/5/21 7:23 p.m.

In reply to kazoospec :

Ever drop some CA Glue (Cyanoacrylate adhesives aka super glue) on your jeans? It reacts with the cotton and becomes HOT glue.

Wiki: Reaction with cotton, wool, and other fibrous materials 
Applying cyanoacrylate to some natural materials such as cotton (jeans, cotton swabs, cotton balls, and certain yarns or fabrics), or leather or wool results in a powerful, rapid, exothermic reaction. This reaction also occurs with fiberglass and carbon fiber. The heat released may cause serious burns[33] or release irritating white smoke. Material Safety Data Sheets for cyanoacrylate instruct users not to wear cotton (jeans) or wool clothing, especially cotton gloves, when applying or handling cyanoacrylates.[34]

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/5/21 7:31 p.m.
Wally (Forum Supporter) said:

My mother tells Alexa to play relaxing pet music at night for the dogs when she goes to bed. 

kazoospec
kazoospec UberDork
2/5/21 7:41 p.m.
adam525i (Forum Supporter) said:

In reply to kazoospec :

Ever drop some CA Glue (Cyanoacrylate adhesives aka super glue) on your jeans? It reacts with the cotton and becomes HOT glue.

Wiki: Reaction with cotton, wool, and other fibrous materials 
Applying cyanoacrylate to some natural materials such as cotton (jeans, cotton swabs, cotton balls, and certain yarns or fabrics), or leather or wool results in a powerful, rapid, exothermic reaction. This reaction also occurs with fiberglass and carbon fiber. The heat released may cause serious burns[33] or release irritating white smoke. Material Safety Data Sheets for cyanoacrylate instruct users not to wear cotton (jeans) or wool clothing, especially cotton gloves, when applying or handling cyanoacrylates.[34]

What always amazes me is how whatever glue (CA or Hot Glue) just fell off of my project will then proceed to stick to my hands like a golddigger on a rock star.

mtn (Forum Supporter)
mtn (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
2/8/21 8:11 a.m.

YIL that my BIL, who had Covid back in November, can "sense" spicy food now, roughly 3 months later, and can also identify when a dessert has a lot of sugar in it, but he still can't taste or smell. 

 

I learned this about 7 times because he wouldn't shut the berk up about it, but apparently diaper changes are too gross for him despite his lack of an olfaction*.

 

*TIL that the noun form of "olfactory" (which is an adjective) is olfaction.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
2/8/21 12:53 p.m.

In reply to mtn (Forum Supporter) :

Man up ,motherberkeleyer!

 

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
2/8/21 1:17 p.m.

TIL that I'm developing Godfather jowls.

slantvaliant (Forum Supporter)
slantvaliant (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
2/8/21 1:22 p.m.

TIL that ISO is not an acronym.  

I was today years old when I learned that the phases of the moon are not actually caused by the shadow of the Earth. My 6th grader taught me that while I was checking over her homework and I didn't believe her so I Googled it and found she was right. It's kind of painful to say that my daughter is right about something ...

MadScientistMatt
MadScientistMatt UltimaDork
2/8/21 1:35 p.m.
RX Reven' said:

TIL,

If a 4.5" candle burns out in nine hours, it'll burn 6.75" in 13.5 hours surprise

The exact question posed in my daughter's 7th grade math practice quiz was...

If a 4.5" candle burns out in nine hours, how far will it burn in 13.5 hours.

I said to her (4.5"...it's a trick question, a 4.5" candle can't burn more than 4.5" regardless of the amount of time.)

"Buzzzz, try again" (alright Honey, try 6.75")  "Ding, ding, ding, that's correct"

In fairness, I think highly of her math and science materials overall, I just thought I'd share this one flaw in logic.  

The correct answer is that in 13.5 hours, it will burn down 50% of your house.

jharry3
jharry3 HalfDork
2/8/21 2:28 p.m.
MadScientistMatt said:
RX Reven' said:

TIL,

If a 4.5" candle burns out in nine hours, it'll burn 6.75" in 13.5 hours surprise

The exact question posed in my daughter's 7th grade math practice quiz was...

If a 4.5" candle burns out in nine hours, how far will it burn in 13.5 hours.

I said to her (4.5"...it's a trick question, a 4.5" candle can't burn more than 4.5" regardless of the amount of time.)

"Buzzzz, try again" (alright Honey, try 6.75")  "Ding, ding, ding, that's correct"

In fairness, I think highly of her math and science materials overall, I just thought I'd share this one flaw in logic.  

The correct answer is that in 13.5 hours, it will burn down 50% of your house.

That quiz question is very poorly worded to the point of being like the trick question of which way does the egg roll when the rooster lays an egg on top of the barn.

Such is the state of education in the USA.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
2/8/21 2:36 p.m.

 

Brilliant!!

java230
java230 UberDork
2/8/21 2:56 p.m.

In reply to Pete. (l33t FS) :

Madness,

eastsideTim
eastsideTim PowerDork
2/8/21 3:34 p.m.

In reply to Pete. (l33t FS) :

That is one of those "Why didn't they come up with this years ago?" products.

iansane
iansane Reader
2/8/21 4:07 p.m.
Pete. (l33t FS) said:

 

Brilliant!!

A friend of mine wanted to do a service on his dads truck and use my lift. He brought over bags like that of amsoil. I thought it was stupid. Until I used it. Holy hell is that genius for gear oil.

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