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Radiant97

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I just learned that the Statue of Liberty used to be copper colored.
Originally, the statue was a dull copper color, but shortly after 1900 a green patina, also called verdigris, caused by the oxidation of the copper skin, began to spread. As early as 1902 it was mentioned in the press; by 1906 it had entirely covered the statue.
This is how it used to look:
 
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I learned that the singer of Peanut Butter Jelly Time died in an 11 hour police standoff during which time his brother in law Snoop Dogg attempted to calm him down and get him to surrender
 
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My name is Koen (pronounced "coon") and that's apparently a racial slur in English. Why did no one tell me...
 

Rick Jones

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My name is Koen (pronounced "coon") and that's apparently a racial slur in English. Why did no one tell me...
It's a word I first learned about from watching Forrest Gump as a kid, and I'm of the brown persuasion. Then I think watching Remember the Titans years later cemented my knowledge about it. It had become kind of antiquated for a while and seemed to pick up a little during the last couple of decades or so due to a little self-policing about stereotypes.

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Rick Jones

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I'm not interested in Joker but I had been seeing the preview clips and having Deja Vu. Today, I learned that the grimey, disgusting, trash dump steps that I ran up and down on the way to and from the 4 train during school days, in constant fear that I might misstep on a banana peel or a chipped stair were indeed the ones that Joaquin Phoenix was dancing on.


My little cousin thinks they look like the Rocky steps and that's pretty much how I felt after making it up that disgusting death trap. Every woman in my life preferred to walk up the longer, hilly route and I don't blame them.


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Peter Paltridge

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It is never stated in either of the movies in which she appears, but Kevin McAllister's mother is a big fashion designer. This is part of why the family is so rich (we don't know what the dad does) and it's where Kevin got the mannequins for his "party" prank.
 
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AdrenalineRush1996

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It is never stated in either of the movies in which she appears, but Kevin McAllister's mother is a big fashion designer. This is part of why the family is so rich (we don't know what the dad does) and it's where Kevin got the mannequins for his "party" prank.
Heck, I was thinking the same as well.
 

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I discovered that McDonald's had soup as a menu item in the States that only lasted briefly during the Noughties, whereas it's a popular menu item for the restaurant in Portugal.
 

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