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TIL that somebody once tried to make a flying Ford Pinto and that the inventor died when it crashed during a test flight due to one of the wing struts failing.[0]


now some tram stuff

this is a really nice picture of all the layers of this w-tram track system, so the rails are laid on few sleepers (there aren't any missing, you only need one every few meters), then fixated in a layer of concerete, which is then covered with a road surface

Another neotenic salamander species is the Olm[0], which is an old world species that is blind and lives in caves.


Also according to Wikipedia, the name for Bonobos (formally known as Pygmy Chimpanzees despite being a seperate species) comes from a mispelling. [0]

[0] "The name is thought to be a misspelling on a shipping crate from the town of Bolobo on the Congo River near the location from which the first bonobo specimens were collected in the 1920s."

TIL that axolotl are neotenic.[0] There are rare instancea of axolotl going through metamorphosis to become terrestrial. However, if this occurs after sexual maturity the axolotl will not survive more than one or two years.[1]
[0] "axolotl ... is a neotenic salamander related to the tiger salamander." Wikipedia

I was attacked by the dead. This is truly horrifying.

— Ubbul Asobturel, Fish Cleaner

I'm thirsty. I'm very irritated by this.

— Vucar Otsusunib, bookkeeper

New version of GNU Unifont with the Reiwa (令和) Japanese Era Character has been released.

There's this guy at the train station yelling "stanky butt dick, that's my name".


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