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Post by *THE Ben Reilly* on Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:22 pm

I thought we might rip this feature off of Reddit Smile It's a lot of fun ...

TIL: that Texas' largest high school has nearly 6,400 students. That's twice as large as the university I went to, twice as large as a town my family lived in for several years when I was a kid, and over five times the size of the high school I attended.

Texas' smallest high school has eight students.

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Post by *THE Ben Reilly* on Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:10 pm

Today I learned - When Jane Goodall conducted her groundbreaking research on chimpanzees, she had not yet even earned her bachelor's degree in science.
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Post by HoratioTarr on Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:12 pm

...the essential oil, Ravensara, will give you horrendous nightmares if you use it while drunk.
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Post by HoratioTarr on Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:23 pm

...the more dark green greens a hen consumes, the more yellow/orange the yolk.
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Post by eddie on Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:51 pm

Everyone has a unique tongue print, just like fingerprints
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Post by Original Quill on Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:59 pm

Corn kernels are the ovaries of the plant.
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Post by Lord Foul on Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:17 pm

mouse sex lasts 0.5 seconds poor mrs mouse

mice can have sex 500 times a day...lucky mr mouse
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Post by Cass on Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:39 pm

nothing new. I'm a librarian. Therefore I have superpowers Laughing Laughing Laughing
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Post by Guest on Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:52 pm

Cass wrote:nothing new. I'm a librarian. Therefore I have superpowers Laughing Laughing Laughing


Hello me Lady, hopefully I can help 

Have you watched "Labyrinth of Lies"???

German film, and is excellent, based on a true story:

A story that exposes the conspiracy of prominent German institutions and government branches to cover up the crimes of Nazis during World War II.


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3825638/



I learned that no matter how much I have studied this terrible episode in history, that I still have much more to learn on the subject

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Post by Guest on Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:00 pm

Elephants drink between 100 and 300 litres of water a day

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Post by Cass on Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:39 pm

Didge wrote:
Cass wrote:nothing new. I'm a librarian. Therefore I have superpowers Laughing Laughing Laughing


Hello me Lady, hopefully I can help 

Have you watched "Labyrinth of Lies"???

German film, and is excellent, based on a true story:

A story that exposes the conspiracy of prominent German institutions and government branches to cover up the crimes of Nazis during World War II.


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3825638/



I learned that no matter how much I have studied this terrible episode in history, that I still have much more to learn on the subject

Hiya

Ummmm sorry but yes I did know about this subject. Haven't seen the film (reviews were mixed) and you know me, I get pissed when they muck about with historical fact.

Anyhoos - the subject. Yes it has been mentioned before in a lot of articles and books - mostly about how Mengele managed to get out of the country. Gitta Sereny wrote a great book on Fritz Stangl (Treblinka and Sobibor) and how he was protected till he got busted (she also mentions it in the book she wrote about Speer). Of course the classic Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth. Also Simon W for years spoke about this very thing but finding the proof was always hard as they practiced something similar to the Mafioso Omerta. Himmler's daughter Gundrun, was rumored to be heavily involved in this type of organization.

See if you can get a copy of this and let me know what you think
http://www.amazon.com/The-Nazis-Next-Door-America/dp/0547669194/ref=pd_cp_14_4?ie=UTF8&refRID=1XP6FZ50CV8XDTCDKQN2


Apologies to the thread for getting off track Smile
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Post by Guest on Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:11 am

Cass wrote:
Didge wrote:


Hello me Lady, hopefully I can help 

Have you watched "Labyrinth of Lies"???

German film, and is excellent, based on a true story:

A story that exposes the conspiracy of prominent German institutions and government branches to cover up the crimes of Nazis during World War II.


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3825638/



I learned that no matter how much I have studied this terrible episode in history, that I still have much more to learn on the subject

Hiya

Ummmm sorry but yes I did know about this subject. Haven't seen the film (reviews were mixed) and you know me, I get pissed when they muck about with historical fact.

Anyhoos - the subject. Yes it has been mentioned before in a lot of articles and books - mostly about how Mengele managed to get out of the country. Gitta Sereny wrote a great book on Fritz Stangl (Treblinka and Sobibor) and how he was protected till he got busted (she also mentions it in the book she wrote about Speer). Of course the classic Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth. Also Simon W for years spoke about this very thing but finding the proof was always hard as they practiced something similar to the Mafioso Omerta. Himmler's daughter Gundrun, was rumored to be heavily involved in this type of organization.

See if you can get a copy of this and let me know what you think
http://www.amazon.com/The-Nazis-Next-Door-America/dp/0547669194/ref=pd_cp_14_4?ie=UTF8&refRID=1XP6FZ50CV8XDTCDKQN2


Apologies to the thread for getting off track Smile



That is on topic me lady, I just learnt of some more new books to get and read. Thanks to you.

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The film is good, I have read accounts before, but the way the film is made really captures the setting and mood of Germany at the time

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Post by Cass on Sat Apr 02, 2016 4:00 am

Cool. Always happy to help. Love Readers Advisory part of my job BUT I hate it when someone says it had a blue cover but that's all I know. I have solved a few of those but at great cost to my brain aching for the rest of the day/night.

Another library has it so I will borrow it sometime and give it a go.

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