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Offline jlgarfield

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TIL (Today I Learned) Thread
« on: September 15, 2019, 09:33:35 PM »
Hey, board. Here's something new to this board:

This thread asks: You learn something new every day; what did you learn today? Submit interesting and specific facts about something that you just found out here. (Just like the subreddit of the same name.) Be sure to post a link backing up your statement, though.

I'll start with one of my own.

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TIL that Game 6 of the 1985 World Series was played on the same day that Marty McFly went back to 1955: https://www.newspressnow.com/news/local_news/maybe-the-royals-need-a-delorean/article_5139abe5-8a84-5e05-a911-c85ddee400df.html

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Re: TIL (Today I Learned) Thread
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2019, 10:27:16 PM »
TIL: Jeff Garlin from Curb Your Enthusiasm and The Goldbergs was a security guard who struck up a conversation with the lead singer for REO Speedwagon Kevin Cronin at a concert in Miami in 1981 and recounted the story of the encounter years later on a plane ride with Cronin.

http://reospeedwagon.com/reo-on-the-goldbergs/

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Re: TIL (Today I Learned) Thread
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2019, 05:14:22 PM »
TIL: I have the same birthdate as Dame Helen Mirren (not the same year, though).

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Re: TIL (Today I Learned) Thread
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2019, 06:07:08 PM »
That there used to be a prison in Germany after World War II that housed a single inmate, but was big enough to hold several hundred.

https://youtu.be/WSMd6OczA9I
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Re: TIL (Today I Learned) Thread
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2019, 08:36:30 PM »
Hi!!  TIL: (I'm listening to Classic American Top 40 the 70's and 80's w/ Kasey Casem on iHeart Radio) that Elton John officially has been his legal name now and his middle name in Hercules.   
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Re: TIL (Today I Learned) Thread
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2019, 08:55:19 PM »
TIL that "Song 2" by Blur was intended to be a parody of grunge culture, but was unironically accepted by the very culture it was parodying.
https://www.cbcmusic.ca/posts/18325/blur-song-2-20-year-anniversary

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Re: TIL (Today I Learned) Thread
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2019, 10:59:34 PM »
Nice thread idea. I love learning new things!

I'm a big fan of every series of Popeye ever made from the 1930s to the 80s. TIL: That Jack Mercer, the voice of  Popeye for 48 years until his death was not the original voice actor. William Costello was the voice from 1933-35 until he was fired for demanding too much money and skipping days during recording sessions.
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