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TIL there are more kinds of ketchup than just tomato ketchup, and tomato ketchup isn't even the original its just the one that's the most popular today.
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Marken

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today within the past month i learned realized:
green-land is named for being green
ice-land is named for being icy
the nether-lands are named for being low (nether)

ire-land must therefore be named for being ireful (angry)
 

Oegyein

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today within the past month i learned realized:
green-land is named for being green
ice-land is named for being icy
the nether-lands are named for being low (nether)

ire-land must therefore be named for being ireful (angry)
As an Irishman I can confirm we are very angry at the Brits.

(Jk he's cool)
 

BleepBloopBeep

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green-land is named for being green
If you're referring to the autonomous Danish territory it was likely named Greenland to try and attract settlers. That is according to two Norse sources from the 13th century regarding events between 970-1030. One of the sources claims it took about two years to find a suitable place to settle.

Ireland is named after a the Gaelic matron goddess Ériu, which has developed over time to become Eire.
 

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If you're referring to the autonomous Danish territory it was likely named Greenland to try and attract settlers. That is according to two Norse sources from the 13th century regarding events between 970-1030. One of the sources claims it took about two years to find a suitable place to settle.

Ireland is named after a the Gaelic matron goddess Ériu, which has developed over time to become Eire.
Speaking of Irish deities, the Irish goddess Maeve (Medb, the Irish goddess of love and intoxication) was killed by an apple thrown from some kid's slingshot.

We have fun mythology.
 

Marken

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If you're referring to the autonomous Danish territory it was likely named Greenland to try and attract settlers. That is according to two Norse sources from the 13th century regarding events between 970-1030. One of the sources claims it took about two years to find a suitable place to settle.

Ireland is named after a the Gaelic matron goddess Ériu, which has developed over time to become Eire.
i knew most of that already

the greenland thing was an oversimplification

the ireland thing was a joke
 

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TIL that the requirements to be the Pope are to be a Male of pious Catholic faith, elected by the conclave.

So technically, if elected, Doom guy is eligible for Pope.
 

EstherTb

Goddess of Fire
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So I was asked to make a 2 hour upbeat music playlist...TIL that I listen to mostly instrumental and anime music. I'm not surprised by this too much, but everyone on the volleyball team will be. XD
 

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There is an island near Ireland that has wallabies on it. Apparently it was a Tasmanian species that was taken over in hopes of being in a zoo but the zoo never went ahead. So they released them onto the island and they flourished. Noone really knows how many of them there are there now.
 

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There is an island near Ireland that has wallabies on it. Apparently it was a Tasmanian species that was taken over in hopes of being in a zoo but the zoo never went ahead. So they released them onto the island and they flourished. Noone really knows how many of them there are there now.
TIL that I forgot what wallabies were for a sec
 

Rue

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TIL that ceiling fans can spin two different directions, and ours has been set to the wrong one for the past 2 summers :notokay:
 

Marken

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Today I remembered that "Beer can" in a British accent, sounds like "Bacon" in a Jamaican accent.
 

The Summoned

Sandwiches Abound!
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TIL that electrocuting chronic wounds, which haven't healed for years, can heal them in a few weeks.
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TIL that possums and opossums are actually different animals and opossums are not a word that Zules made up for Exvulnerum :eveyfacepalm:
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TheJLT

The Bequeather of Sand
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