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    No it's called Wallabybanger Avenue :aussie:

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    to buffalo!....havent heard that before!

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    Worth a read and a listen

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

    A Shepard tone, named after Roger Shepard (born 1929), is a sound consisting of a superposition of sine waves separated by octaves. When played with the base pitch of the tone moving upward or downward, it is referred to as the Shepard scale. This creates the auditory illusion of a tone that continually ascends or descends in pitch, yet which ultimately seems to get no higher or lower.

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    Think I'd rather eat the chicken's shite than this

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

    Century egg or pidan also known as preserved egg, hundred-year egg, thousand-year egg, thousand-year-old egg, and millennium egg, is a Chinese preserved food product and delicacy made by preserving duck, chicken or quail eggs in a mixture of clay, ash, salt, quicklime, and rice hulls for several weeks to several months, depending on the method of processing

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    Not the original makers of CM0102

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

    The Collyer brothers, were two American brothers who became infamous for their bizarre natures and compulsive hoarding. For decades, the two lived in seclusion in their Harlem brownstone at 2078 Fifth Avenue (at the corner of 128th Street) where they obsessively collected books, furniture, musical instruments, and myriad other items, with booby traps set up in corridors and doorways to ensnare intruders. In March 1947, both were found dead in their home surrounded by over 140 tons of collected items that they had amassed over several decades

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

    Boontling is a jargon or argot spoken only in Boonville in Northern California. Today it is nearly extinct, and fewer than 100 people still speak it
    Should rename is Redneckville, some list

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    Unexpected read

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugo_B...hion_designer)

    Hugo Ferdinand Boss (8 July 1885 – 9 August 1948) was a German fashion designer and businessman. He was the founder of the clothing company Hugo Boss

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    He died of a Tooth Abscess... I've had one of them.. I fucking Died n all... Painful shizzle.

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    WTF

    Good read that, wato. Thanks for sharing

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    Fantastic

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    Myanmar's capital city

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

    Naypyidaw has a short history, having been founded on a greenfield site some 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) west of Pyinmana, and about 320 kilometres (200 mi) north of Yangon, with construction starting in 2002.

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    Top Gear went there for a special one time. Its mad that they built a city in anticipation of the future. Some of the motorways are massive, something like 10 lanes in each direction

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    A right place for doing donuts in a twin cam so

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    Following on from Naypyidaw, there's a place in China that's being built as a replica of Hallstatt in Austria

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hallstatt_(China)

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    This place is fascinating


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

    Construction began in 1987 but was halted in 1992 as North Korea entered a period of economic crisis after the fall of the Soviet Union. After 1992 the building stood topped out, but without any windows or interior fittings. In 2008 construction resumed, and the exterior was completed in 2011. It was planned to open the hotel in 2012, the centenary of Kim Il-sung's birth, but this did not happen. A partial opening was announced for 2013, but this was also cancelled. As of 2016, the building remains unopened

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    "Man" has only won twice then!

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    Rai Stones

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

    Rai, or stone money , are large, circular stone disks carved out of limestone formed from aragonite and calcite crystals.[ Rai stones were quarried on several of the Micronesian islands, mainly Palau, but briefly on Guam as well, and transported for use as money to the island of Yap.
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    Fan death

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

    Fan death is a myth and misconception, well known in Korean culture, that running an electric fan in a closed room with unopened or no windows can lead to death. Despite no concrete evidence to support the concept, fan death persists due to its popularity as an urban myth or superstition.

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    Hagal dune field

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

    Hagal is the informal name of a dune field on Mars located below the north pole of Mars.Its name derives from the sand dunes in Frank Herbert's novel Dune and the fictional planet Hagal

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