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It took me three tries to think of something that wasn't on the list. Mayonnaise.
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Why is there no organic kale kombucha?
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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Rob Lister wrote: Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:10 am It took me three tries to think of something that wasn't on the list. Mayonnaise.
It's from a time when people were still able to whip up some mayonnaise (originally "mahonnaise", I read) instead of buying industrial grease emulsified with synthetic lecithin. :dunno:
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Meth was available over the counter until 1964
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October 1887 – March 1889.
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Not colorized. Originals are in color; these have been color-adjusted.

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October 1887 – March 1889.
What was once deemed an eyesore has become the de facto symbol of a nation.
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Fid wrote: Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:34 pm
Witness wrote: Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:01 am Image

October 1887 – March 1889.
What was once deemed an eyesore has become the de facto symbol of a nation.
Yeah, just like Trump.
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Fid wrote: Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:34 pm What was once deemed an eyesore has become the de facto symbol of a nation.
I read a comment from one of his contemporaries saying that Eiffel was quite ambivalent about his tower, nearly apologizing for having built it.
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robinson wrote: Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:02 am Meth was available over the counter until 1964
The Nazis gave it to their soldiers so they didn't need to sleep. Made them more aggressive too.
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The past indeed.
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Anaxagoras wrote: Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:48 am
robinson wrote: Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:02 am Meth was available over the counter until 1964
The Nazis gave it to their soldiers so they didn't need to sleep. Made them more aggressive too.
not just nazis
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Should have released that one as soon as you’d seen what you’d hooked.



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No longer called that
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Damn, had to check that wasn’t 1884
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