• Quote of the Day
    "Our job in this lifetime is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we imagine we ought to be,
    but to find out who we already are and become it."
    Steven Pressfield, posted by David Baxter

Daniel

Forum Supporter
MVP
Joined
Aug 5, 2004
Messages
20,728
Points
113

The Brits’ habit of putting milk in tea extends all the way back to the 18th century, from the time when tea was brewed in pots. Tea was a big deal at the time, and people tended to drink it out of china cups. However, most people couldn’t afford fancy fine bone china, and the cups available would crack from the heat of the boiling hot tea.

The solution? Pour milk into the cup first, then add the tea. The cold milk cooled down the tea enough to keep the china from breaking, and, well, the reduced bitterness was just an added benefit! According to some sources, tea was also incredibly valuable at the time, so families who couldn’t afford large amounts would add a large amount of milk and a splash of tea, while well-off families tended to do the opposite.
 

Daniel

Forum Supporter
MVP
Joined
Aug 5, 2004
Messages
20,728
Points
113
KFC was my favorite fried food as a teenager.

Plant-based options in Canada:


US:


Kentucky Fried Chicken and Beyond Meat® are kicking off the new year with a Kentucky Fried Miracle as the highly-anticipated plant-based* Beyond Fried Chicken makes its nationwide debut. Beginning Monday, January 10, KFC restaurants across the U.S. will offer Beyond Fried Chicken for a limited time, while supplies last.
 

Daniel

Forum Supporter
MVP
Joined
Aug 5, 2004
Messages
20,728
Points
113

A study from 1975 done by psychologist Bibb Latane showed that the larger the group being served, the smaller the tip percentage. The study determined that people often use a thought process called diffusion of responsibility, meaning they assume someone else will cover the tip.
 
Last edited:

Daniel

Forum Supporter
MVP
Joined
Aug 5, 2004
Messages
20,728
Points
113

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, furniture is the least recycled item in American households, accounting for twelve million tons of waste in a year.
 

Daniel

Forum Supporter
MVP
Joined
Aug 5, 2004
Messages
20,728
Points
113

A farmer from Turkey said he is simulating green pastures on virtual reality headsets to reduce the cows' stress in an attempt to have them produce more milk.

İzzet Koçak said his family has been in the agriculture industry for three generations and that he cares for more than 180 cows. In addition to having his cows wear VR headsets, Koçak also has the cows listen to classical music in order to keep their stress levels lowered.
 

Daniel

Forum Supporter
MVP
Joined
Aug 5, 2004
Messages
20,728
Points
113

According to the FidoNet Nodelist, BBSes reached their peak usage around 1996, which was the same period that the World Wide Web and AOL became mainstream. BBSes rapidly declined in popularity thereafter, and were replaced by systems using the Internet for connectivity. Some of the larger commercial BBSes, such as MaxMegabyte and ExecPC BBS, evolved into Internet service providers.

The website textfiles.com serves as an archive that documents the history of the BBS. The historical BBS list on textfiles.com contains over 105,000 BBSes that have existed over a span of 20 years in North America alone.[9] The owner of textfiles.com, Jason Scott, also produced BBS: The Documentary, a DVD film that chronicles the history of the BBS and features interviews with well-known people (mostly from the United States) from the heyday BBS era.

In the 2000s, most traditional BBS systems migrated to the Internet using Telnet or SSH protocols. Between 700 and 800 are thought to be active in 2020 – fewer than 30 of these being of the traditional "dial-up" (modem) variety.
 
Last edited:

Daniel

Forum Supporter
MVP
Joined
Aug 5, 2004
Messages
20,728
Points
113

In China, chickens were considered sacred and able to predict the future because they announced daybreak.
 

Daniel

Forum Supporter
MVP
Joined
Aug 5, 2004
Messages
20,728
Points
113

While we’re all too aware of how bad sitting down all day can be for our backs and the discomfort it causes in our necks, it’s also responsible for those tight hips you’ve probably been experiencing.

Whether they’ve been seizing up during your daily runs or stop you from performing deep squats, the reasons for hip pain are often due to the shortening of our hip flexors and reduced mobility from sitting all day long.

Because our bodies are so intricately connected, tightness in the hips inevitably has a knock-on effect elsewhere. Tight hips can also lead to back, knee and ankle pain as well as tight glutes and hamstrings.
 
Last edited:

Daniel

Forum Supporter
MVP
Joined
Aug 5, 2004
Messages
20,728
Points
113

Pizza is the number three source of calcium in Americans who are two-years-old and older.
 

Daniel

Forum Supporter
MVP
Joined
Aug 5, 2004
Messages
20,728
Points
113
Feed a family with a single item at McDonald's:

Land, Air & Sea​

Cover all bases and cravings with this menu hack of a Big Mac®, a McChicken®* and a Filet-O-Fish®. It might float. It might fly. It might take a walk. Take a bite and enjoy.

2Pub_MenuHack_LandAirSea_574x574.jpg
 

Daniel

Forum Supporter
MVP
Joined
Aug 5, 2004
Messages
20,728
Points
113

In 1880, the percentage of babies who got a top-10 most popular name was in the neighborhood of 32 percent, according to Wattenberg’s calculations. In 1950, it was about 28 percent. And in 2020, it had fallen to an all-time low of 7 percent...

For much of American history, many people just named their kids after someone on the family tree, which helped keep names in circulation for a long time. This was especially true for baby boys, who have historically had less varied names than baby girls in part because they were more likely to inherit a family name. For instance, in Raleigh Colony, roughly one in two boys had the name John, William, or Thomas. Those three names remained in or near the top 10 from the 1880s, when the Social Security Administration’s records begin, through the 1960s.
 

Daniel

Forum Supporter
MVP
Joined
Aug 5, 2004
Messages
20,728
Points
113

The adult human body contains closely 2–3 g of zinc.
 

Daniel

Forum Supporter
MVP
Joined
Aug 5, 2004
Messages
20,728
Points
113

Per a study in the journal Food and Nutrition Sciences, fish collagen may even be preferable to collagen found in protein-packed meats such as beef or pork. According to the research, fish collagen is absorbed up to 1.5 times more efficiently into the body when compared to bovine or porcine sources of collagen. Due to the fact that fish collagen is absorbed more efficiently (and therefore enters the bloodstream at a quicker rate) it is considered to be one of the best sources of collagen.
 

David Baxter

Administrator
Joined
Mar 26, 2004
Messages
38,189
Points
113
That looks rather like embroidery or crossstitch. Or reministic of pointilism if you blow it up.

Note: "blow it up" in this context should not be taken literally. It is not an incitement to start exploding stuff. Really, all that will do is make a mess of your monitor and ruin whatever you might be drinking or eating if bits fall off. It is not actually recommended except in the most extreme situations, like the Alexa next door repeatedly playing Bay Shark at high volume. Even then it probably makes more sense to blow up one of their monitors so you don't break your own stuff. As an alternative, I don't know how much a sniper costs in your neck of the pointilistic woods, but if you could get someone to whack Alexa that usually thwarts toddlers from playing the same song selection ad nauseum.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming. On Channel 6, you have the Olympics. On every other channel you have the Olympics. Sorry but that's just the way life is these days.
 

Top Bottom