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  1. Authentically Adrian

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    One millimeter is equivalent to the tip of a pencil.
     
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    That's actually potentially useful for improvised measurement.
     
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    A group of grackles is referred to as a "plague."

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    not a plague
     
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    They certainly are....
     
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    It's just so weird. Mrs. A has a livestream birdfeeder she likes to leave on in the background. Somewhere in Ohio, I think. I'm not at all a birdwatcher, but every so often when I look at it I'll see a bird and a word from my childhood will pop up. Bluejay. Oriole. Grackle.

    So I go to Wikipedia and find out that my inner child, whose mom and dad taught him the names of the birds in the yard, is still there and has a pretty good record for identifying them after 40+ years.
     
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    If you crossbreed them with sparrows you get Spackle.
     
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    And if you cross breed them with crows you get a cackle.
     
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    Shoebill and a Grackle.... Shackle?
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    If you crossbreed them with a ptarmigan you get a ptackle.
     
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    Speaking of birds; this is the Congo Peafowl which looks like a messy juvenile of the more familiar Indian Peafowl but is actually a different species:
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    You can see the hints of its relation to the turkey in the male's bare red neck.
     
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    Over the course of Battlestar Galactica (the new one), Commander Adama utters the phrase "Do your job" 47 times.

    Another unalterably true fact is that I am always on task and never fall down just, the strangest Internet wormholes...
     
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    Chalk is edible.
     
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    Pogonophobia is the fear of beards.
     
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    Shizuoka (静岡) is a city about an hour from Tokyo, with a population of around 690,000.

    Its name means "Silent Hill".

    Don't visit it on foggy days.
     
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    Japan invented a tomato robot for runners.
     
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    There was a very long period where marijuana was the primary cash crop of Kentucky. Pretty sure it still is, actually.
     
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    Gotta try this delicacy!
     
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    The least weasel (Mustela nivalis) is the smallest carnivore in the world.
     
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    I find that hard to believe, unless we're using some religious construction that excludes fish and such from the category of "meat." There are lots of little carnivores in the water.
     
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    I have one single white eyelash. Just one. The rest are normal.
     
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    Microsoft Excel 97 contains a hidden flight simulator.
     
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    Kill it with fire.
     
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