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Wait, which thread are we in?

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So wooden teeth weigh the same as a duck?

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No, no, no. They weigh the same as a witch.

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Which weighs the same as a duck. Got it.

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Where do gravy and very small pebbles fit into the equation?

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How long until this turns into the Falsehoods thread?

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They belong with churches.

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The first Olympic athlete to be disqualified for drugs was a Swedish pentathlete. He cost the team the bronze medals they had in the México City Games (1968).

The drug? Alcohol. He apparently had “two beers” after the competition to relax, but unfortunately had them before being tested.

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And then there’s the 1904 Olympic marathon where the first to cross the finish line did part of the race by car, the gold medalist was doped with strychnine or rat poison and had to be carried over the finish line, fourth was a postman took a nap after eating some bad apples, and several people almost died.

It was a trainwreck.

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Back then they also staged trainwrecks for amusement.

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Also on the vein of things I learned from Citation Needed, there is homeopathic Berlin Wall being sold (or at least there was).

It “cured” (with big air quotes) claustrophobia of course.

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The faintest aura of berlin wall to be found on earth is on the other side of the planet. Go there. Otherwise be content with just merely being far away from it. Come to America! It cures claustrophobia!

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But exacerbates agoraphobia! :fearful:

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That’s okay. That style sweater went out of fashion years ago.

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No lie, and not just in the movies! Though they weren’t always the safest events to watch from nearby:

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I mean, I can’t imagine sending big contraptions of steel flying would be all that safe…

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now THAT I would watch!

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In most states in the US, one can totally sue a partner who “gave” one an STD, especially knowingly, and have a fair chance of procuring a financial judgment.

The more you know!

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California isn’t one of them.

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