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TheOatmeal.com was lovingly built using CakePHP. 6 Other Famous People Who Did Not Exist. Deadspin has a bizarre report out tonight about Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o's girlfriend, who reportedly died tragically last year at the age of 22. It was one of the most heartbreaking stories of the college football season. But it turns out the whole thing was a hoax. In the coming days we'll surely learn more about who exactly was involved. For now, here's a list of some other fictional people who made a name for themselves. 1. George P. When other students found out about the hoax, they helped keep Burdell’s story going. 2.
Like many hockey players drafted in the 11th round of the 1974 NHL Draft, Taro Tsujimoto never actually made it to the big time. His name is in the record books because of Punch Imlach, the former general manager of the Buffalo Sabres. 3. Sometimes life imitates art, and sometimes life mocks it. 4 & 5. In the early 1990s, two Australian artists had the same bad idea completely independently: to sell their work by pretending to be Aborigines. 6. 25 Things You Might Not Know About Harry Potter. 11 Amusement Park Secrets From People Who Work There. Thanks to Reddit AMAs, or “Ask Me Anything,” we now know more about the behind-the-scenes of amusement parks than ever before. Here are 11 facts about working at an amusement park, straight from actual employees. 1. Disney princesses have to be creative liars. In order to be a “face character” (not in a full-body costume), you have to be pretty quick on your feet. One cast member who was Mulan had children try to speak to her in Chinese on occasion.
She would respond, “I bet Mushu if I could go an entire day without speaking Chinese, he'd feed the chickens for me tomorrow.” The same woman also played Silvermist the fairy. 2. Disney employees have to enter the park with everyone else. 3. The Six Flags Rides Department has employees who ride the attractions every day, and maintenance happens every day too. More: 8 Things That Will Get You Banned From Six Flags 4. 5. 6. More: 17 Horrifying Vintage Pictures of Disneyland Characters 7. 8. 9. 10.
More: 11 Defunct Disney Rides and Attractions 11. 11 Foods You Don't Need to Refrigerate. The Most Popular Dogs in America. 1149 437ShareNew The best part about dogs (besides their unconditional love) is that they come in all shapes and sizes. With all this variety, who is the top dog? In honor of our furry friends, here's an interesting breakdown of some doggy data. Via Back to Basics Dog Food. 11 Obscure References in Classic Songs—Explained! We've all heard these classic pop and rock hits a thousand times. But even if you know all the words, do you know what they were about? 1. "You’re So Vain," Carly Simon “You had one eye in the mirror as you watched yourself gavotte.”
The gavotte is a French folk dance that was popular in the late 16th century. 2. “Some people call me Maurice, ‘cause I speak of the pompatus of love.” “Pompatus” is, indeed, a made-up word, but Mr. 3, 4, and 5. “Traveling in a fried-out Kombi” ... This tune is full of Australian slang, which is what made much of it indecipherable to those of us above the Equator. Vegemite is an Aussie favorite—a spreadable paste made from brewer’s yeast, vegetables, wheat, and some assorted spices. Chunder is what a lot of folks do after consuming too much beer, or other alcohol, or spoiled food, or during a bout of the flu. 6. “You'd see 'em wearin' their baggies, Huarache sandals, too” 7. “The whole rhythm section was the Purple Gang” 8. 9 and 10. 11.
Update: Feast Your Eyes on This Beautiful Linguistic Family Tree. 552K 18.4KShare337 When linguists talk about the historical relationship between languages, they use a tree metaphor. An ancient source (say, Indo-European) has various branches (e.g., Romance, Germanic), which themselves have branches (West Germanic, North Germanic), which feed into specific languages (Swedish, Danish, Norwegian). Lessons on language families are often illustrated with a simple tree diagram that has all the information but lacks imagination.
There’s no reason linguistics has to be so visually uninspiring. Minna Sundberg, creator of the webcomic Stand Still. Stay Silent, a story set in a lushly imagined post-apocalyptic Nordic world, has drawn the antidote to the boring linguistic tree diagram. Also worth checking out is the page before the tree, where she gives a comparison chart of words in the Nordic languages, and illustrates what an outlier Finnish is with the concept of “meow.” You can order a poster version here. October 23, 2014 - 5:00pm ©2016 Mental Floss, Inc.
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