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Re: What are you looking up on Wikipedia right now?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 28 Feb 2016, 12:44pm

I did not know that the snake-eating-its-tail had a specific name. Well.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ouroboros
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Re: What are you looking up on Wikipedia right now?

Post by eumaas » 28 Feb 2016, 12:56pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:I did not know that the snake-eating-its-tail had a specific name. Well.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ouroboros
Really?

What about the caduceus?
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Re: What are you looking up on Wikipedia right now?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 28 Feb 2016, 1:00pm

eumaas wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:I did not know that the snake-eating-its-tail had a specific name. Well.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ouroboros
Really?

What about the caduceus?
That one I knew. I am mediocre in metaphoric herpetology. As it says on my business cards.
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Re: What are you looking up on Wikipedia right now?

Post by Wolter » 28 Feb 2016, 6:01pm

The history of A&W Canada, apparently?
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Re: What are you looking up on Wikipedia right now?

Post by Wolter » 28 Feb 2016, 6:03pm

Differences between the Canadian and American menus
The Canadian menu has some similarities to the current offerings of the American chain, but, owing to their independent management, also diverges in many respects. The only Burger Family product available by name in U.S. locations is the Papa Burger, although it differs significantly (adding lettuce, tomato, and cheese slices which are not included by default on the Canadian product). However, the American "Original Bacon Cheeseburger" appears to be almost exactly equivalent to the Teen Burger available in Canada. Notable products on the U.S. menu not available in Canada include deep-fried cheese curds, cheese fries, and soft serve-based products such as sundaes.
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Re: What are you looking up on Wikipedia right now?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 28 Feb 2016, 6:13pm

I remember a handwritten sign at a mall outlet A & W in Saskatoon promoting their new chicken nuggets: "Real beefy taste!" I've always wanted it to be minimum-wage slave sabotage, but it was probably minimum-wage slave illiteracy.
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Re: What are you looking up on Wikipedia right now?

Post by Wolter » 28 Feb 2016, 6:50pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:I remember a handwritten sign at a mall outlet A & W in Saskatoon promoting their new chicken nuggets: "Real beefy taste!" I've always wanted it to be minimum-wage slave sabotage, but it was probably minimum-wage slave illiteracy.
I am laughing so hard at this image.
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Re: What are you looking up on Wikipedia right now?

Post by Chuck Mangione » 28 Feb 2016, 7:37pm

I love the ouroboros Wiki entry. Really, really great concept too.

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Re: What are you looking up on Wikipedia right now?

Post by Wolter » 28 Feb 2016, 8:59pm

Clearly James and I were on the ouroboros ball. http://clashcity.com/boards/search.php? ... =ouroboros
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Re: What are you looking up on Wikipedia right now?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 28 Feb 2016, 9:02pm

It seems like that word needs to be worked into the IMCT definition/self-conception.
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Re: What are you looking up on Wikipedia right now?

Post by Wolter » 28 Feb 2016, 9:06pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:It seems like that word needs to be worked into the IMCT definition/self-conception.
If ever a concept were tailor-made for us, it is this one.
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Re: What are you looking up on Wikipedia right now?

Post by eumaas » 01 Apr 2016, 10:04am

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorje_Shugden_controversy

Man, it doesn't matter which religion, ecclesiastical politics are always fascinating.
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Re: What are you looking up on Wikipedia right now?

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Re: What are you looking up on Wikipedia right now?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 27 Jul 2016, 2:17pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supernumerary_nipple

One in three people have a third nipple? I am greatly discomforted by this.
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Re: What are you looking up on Wikipedia right now?

Post by Silent Majority » 27 Jul 2016, 2:23pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supernumerary_nipple

One in three people have a third nipple? I am greatly discomforted by this.
Their definition of 'third nipple' may as well include "strangely red big toe."
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