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krollo
1012422.  Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:07 pm Reply with quote

Lesotho is home to the highest ski resort in Africa.

 
swot
1013168.  Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:14 am Reply with quote

Limbs, and why sometimes it's helpful not to have them.

More peg leg dancing, because it's awesome:

http://www.sadistic.pl/clayton-pegleg-bates-vt46227.htm

 
Sparkyweasel
1013255.  Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:19 pm Reply with quote

germananglophile wrote:
lekking

a small territory/patch of ground on which during breeding season males of certain bird and mammal species display themselves and/or spar with each other in order to attract female for mating.


Also some species of fish. :)

 
swot
1013319.  Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:50 am Reply with quote

Some more stuff about Peg Leg. He seems an interesting chap.

http://www.aaregistry.org/historic_events/view/dance-and-give-back-clayton-bates

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peg_Leg_Bates

 
swot
1013320.  Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:51 am Reply with quote



http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?MarkerID=9022

 
germananglophile
1013360.  Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:11 am Reply with quote

Sparkyweasel wrote:
Also some species of fish. :)


Yes, although I only saw this claimed by the Wikipedia link in one sentence, however I couldn't find any actual references to which fish species and none of the other sources mentioned fish, so I was vague on that.... <:/ Hmmm. Have you per chance found any info regarding this?

 
Webster100
1021302.  Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:21 am Reply with quote

Lichen are essential to the survival of the Amazon. No, not that Amazon. Amazon.com.

 
Webster100
1021303.  Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:13 am Reply with quote

Listerine has been sold as a surgical antiseptic, floor cleaner, brand of cigarette, and a cure for gonorrhea, sore throats and dandruff. But perhaps most importantly, it is responsible for creating the social stigma attached to bad breath.

 
Bondee
1021374.  Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:08 am Reply with quote

I remember seeing that on a television programme called QI.

 
Webster100
1021489.  Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:08 pm Reply with quote

Hey, I love that show!

(Whoops!)

 
Webster100
1021535.  Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:06 pm Reply with quote

Limestone repels oil and water equally, making it an excellent stone to use for lithography.

 
Sparkyweasel
1021541.  Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:11 pm Reply with quote

germananglophile wrote:
Sparkyweasel wrote:
Also some species of fish. :)


Yes, although I only saw this claimed by the Wikipedia link in one sentence, however I couldn't find any actual references to which fish species and none of the other sources mentioned fish, so I was vague on that.... <:/ Hmmm. Have you per chance found any info regarding this?


Sorry, I hadn't spotted this reply before, just noticed it now that the thread has come back to life.
I mostly associate lek breeding with some of the cichlids of Lake Malawi and Lake Tanganyika, but I am sure there are others.
A few links to get you started;
http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/2462025?uid=3738032&uid=2129&uid=2&uid=70&uid=4&sid=21102607316641
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF00005175
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijeb/2011/470875/
hth
http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=web&cd=4&ved=0CE0QFjAD&url=http%3A%2F%2Fafricanzoology.journals.ac.za%2Fpub%2Farticle%2Fdownload%2F185%2F182&ei=BQUxUsC3DoGWhQem44CABg&usg=AFQjCNFI35Fuct8oqglgktxOBBBc0wnAAQ&sig2=3AIc-NqfSFA4gmEc7fDAyA&bvm=bv.52109249,d.ZG4
hth

Oh, and a Triggerfish;
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2FBF00005127

 
germananglophile
1021542.  Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:18 pm Reply with quote

Sparkyweasel wrote:

Sorry, I hadn't spotted this reply before, just noticed it now that the thread has come back to life.
I mostly associate lek breeding with some of the cichlids of Lake Malawi and Lake Tanganyika, but I am sure there are others.
A few links to get you started;
http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/2462025?uid=3738032&uid=2129&uid=2&uid=70&uid=4&sid=21102607316641
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF00005175
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijeb/2011/470875/
hth
http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=web&cd=4&ved=0CE0QFjAD&url=http%3A%2F%2Fafricanzoology.journals.ac.za%2Fpub%2Farticle%2Fdownload%2F185%2F182&ei=BQUxUsC3DoGWhQem44CABg&usg=AFQjCNFI35Fuct8oqglgktxOBBBc0wnAAQ&sig2=3AIc-NqfSFA4gmEc7fDAyA&bvm=bv.52109249,d.ZG4
hth

Oh, and a Triggerfish;
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2FBF00005127



Wow, good to know. Thanks! :D

 
Webster100
1021727.  Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:06 pm Reply with quote

The Los Angeles Museum of Art (LAMOA) is only 4 meters long.

Though apparently this place has it beat for smallest art museum in the world.

 
Webster100
1022122.  Sat Sep 14, 2013 5:20 pm Reply with quote

Your biceps look like lizards.

The word "muscle" comes from the diminutive version of "mus," the Latin word for mouse. When Romans flexed their biceps, they thought it looked like there was a little mouse twitching under the skin.

In Middle English, the comparison was changed from a mouse to a lizard, thus people at the time used the word "lacertous" to describe muscles.

 

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