trivia anyone?

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In the 1980s, Pablo Escobar's Medellin Cartel was spending $2,500 a month on rubber bands just to hold all their cash. :scream:

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Phillip.Laplana wrote:
Dollar bills are not made of paper. They're made out of a special blend of cotton and linen.

This reminds me of a thing I learned cause of the first Jack Reacher novel (anyone a fan of those books on this forum?) 

The US money (I mean all non-coins obviously) are all the same size no matter their worth.


So the dimensions of the 1 dollar bill are the exact same as the 100USD for example.


Not sure if this is the only country in the world where this is true or not, but I know in most of the countries the lowest money bill is smaller than the ones with bigger worth 

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dragonsky wrote:

Phillip.Laplana wrote:

Dollar bills are not made of paper. They're made out of a special blend of cotton and linen.

This reminds me of a thing I learned cause of the first Jack Reacher novel (anyone a fan of those books on this forum?)

The US money (I mean all non-coins obviously) are all the same size no matter their worth.

So the dimensions of the 1 dollar bill are the exact same as the 100USD for example.

Not sure if this is the only country in the world where this is true or not, but I know in most of the countries the lowest money bill is smaller than the ones with bigger worth


In my country the bills are the same size no matter their value too :o

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 * Do you know that only Vatican and the Philippines. Has no divorce law


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Doreen.Paurnia wrote:

* Do you know that only Vatican and the Philippines. Has no divorce law

That's true they dont recognize it, because marriage is holy. That's why it's hard to teach sex education in the Philippines as well, which I thought is important.

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dragonsky wrote:
This reminds me of a thing I learned cause of the first Jack Reacher novel (anyone a fan of those books on this forum?)

Yes - I love them but they are extremely formulaic, especially after you've read over 10 of them.  

I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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Gangnam Style nearly broke YouTube.


"We never thought a video would be watched in numbers greater than a 32-bit integer (=2,147,483,647 views), but that was before we met PSY. "Gangnam Style" has been viewed so many times we had to upgrade to a 64-bit integer (9,223,372,036,854,775,808)!" --YouTube


Many computers or software programs measure time by counting the number of seconds that have passed, starting from January, 1970. In 2038, these computers and programs will reach a "numerical overflow" problem. They won't be able to count any higher than 2,147,483,647 kind of like running out of fingers to count with.

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Gangnam Style nearly broke Youtube


Lol hate to admit but I love that song!

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that´s very interesting... do you think they will come up with a solution?

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GonzaloA wrote:
that´s very interesting... do you think they will come up with a solution?


The solution to the numeric overflow was to upgrade the system or software to use 64-bit algorithms instead of 32-bit. That increased the ceiling from 2 billion to 9 quintillion. There may still be old software out there somewhere that still uses 32-bit though. :P

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Lego holds the record for "largest tire manufacturer per annum" of the Guinness World Records, by 2011 they produced 318 million tires and Bridgestone 190 million tires... :o

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thanks for the explanation

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 A baby can cost new parents 750 hours of sleep in the first year. - My life now :sweat::joy:

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Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. It’s the same with apples!

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This freaked me out when I was a child: The toothpaste “Colgate” in Spanish translates to “go hang yourself”

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Sheena wrote:

A baby can cost new parents 750 hours of sleep in the first year. - My life now :sweat::joy:


That's a lot! 2-3 hours per day x.x

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Jess.PWinkler wrote:
This freaked me out when I was a child: The toothpaste “Colgate” in Spanish translates to “go hang yourself”

I can see how that might be discouraging to kids... o.o

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