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3 minutes ago, Corraleno said:

Don't you make eggs every month, regardless of whether you've interacted with a "rooster"? Same principle.  😉

Yes, but I had no idea they mated.  I honestly thought that the rooster somehow did something to the already hatched egg.  

Probably something my mother told me when I was tiny and she didn’t want to explain exactly what the birds and the bees did.  

And in my defense, I was public schooled.  😜

 

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1 minute ago, SKL said:

We should have another thread about things gullible people we know have believed. 

Like my one sister really believed that a watermelon was going to grow in her stomach because she ate the seeds.

My little sister once believed that the sound of a whisper could travel in one ear and out the other.  She would put her hand over the person's other ear when whispering a secret.  (I must admit I told her that lie.)

OMG your whisper story have me a long forgotten flashback. Back in the day when there were boom boxes, a friend and I recorded ourselves yelling “help we’re trapped!” on a cassette tape. Then we left it playing outside her little brother’s door and went and hid. We scarred him for life because he thought we were trapped in the boom box.  😂

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3 minutes ago, Garga said:

Yes, but I had no idea they mated.  I honestly thought that the rooster somehow did something to the already hatched egg.  

Probably something my mother told me when I was tiny and she didn’t want to explain exactly what the birds and the bees did.  

And in my defense, I was public schooled.  😜

 

She didn’t tell you because the birds are violent!!! Bird sex is seriously unromantic. Chickens are bad and ducks are even worse. That was super fun to explain to the kids. “Why is the rooster tackling all of our chickens all the time Mommy?” 

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5 minutes ago, SKL said:

We should have another thread about things gullible people we know have believed. 

Like my one sister really believed that a watermelon was going to grow in her stomach because she ate the seeds.

My little sister once believed that the sound of a whisper could travel in one ear and out the other.  She would put her hand over the person's other ear when whispering a secret.  (I must admit I told her that lie.)

 

When I was 16, an adult coworker told me about Dr. Schwartz who was an introverted astronaut.  He volunteered to go on a mission in a space shuttle that would head off to space and never come back. He’d just live on it until he died of old age and he’d keep the ship going and send back space information to NASA.  He had volunteered because he liked being alone so much and was happy to go.  I fully believed him.

After about an hour, he told me he was joking.

But I went home and told my mother’s 40-something year old friend about Dr. Schwartz, and she also believed it.  I told her the truth the next day.

So...guess we were both pretty gullible.  

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We took our kids to a science museum in another city one time. They had lifelike animal...paintings? statues? I don't remember, but one of them was some sort of water bird, which DD#1 was interested in at the time. I didn't see a label, so I asked an employee I saw nearby what kind of bird it was.

Her: "Hmm...I'm not really sure, but I think it's a goose."
Me (realizing that she's not going to give me anything more specific): "Oh, a goose. Okay, thanks."
Her: "Yeah. Or maybe a mongoose."

She was completely serious, bless her heart. I managed to keep a straight face while I thanked her and ushered the kids into a different room, then I did the silent laughter thing. 

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5 minutes ago, Æthelthryth the Texan said:

She didn’t tell you because the birds are violent!!! Bird sex is seriously unromantic. Chickens are bad and ducks are even worse. That was super fun to explain to the kids. “Why is the rooster tackling all of our chickens all the time Mommy?” 

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When I used to keep chickens I was told that there are "rapist roosters" and "courting roosters" and you should generally cull the first type. When I kept Auracanas, we had to cull every rooster we had because they were so bad and the poor hens were being mutilated.😢 But I never had a single problem my Black Australorps, and my very favorite chicken ever was this HUGE magnificent iridescent black rooster who just was sweetest, most polite guy. He would eat out of my hand and was so gentle and protective of his girls. I loved that bird!

Ducks though!   😳

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26 minutes ago, Garga said:

 

’m 46 and can’t drive one and don’t want to drive one.  I hate stick shifts.  Tried learning a number of times and have decided I’m just not going to.

 

but they're so much fun to drive.....  I learned to drive on a '75 celica.  I miss it...

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When we first moved to Wisconsin we tried to buy beer one night. Got to the cashier said we couldn’t because it was to late.  DH asks “is that state law?” She responds “ I think it’s Wisconsin law”..... I so wanted to ask what is Wisconsin.

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Walking through the site of the Gettysburg Address when my oldest two were 10 and 7, we passed a group of 20 somethings, American-looking and sounding (so, not likely foreigners to whom I might give a pass).  As we passed by, I heard one of the girls in the group say, "Wait. Lee fought for the Confederates?!?"  She was truly shocked.  My kids were so appalled. 

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5 hours ago, Where's Toto? said:

 

I used to have people ask me if my kids were twins all the time.  They are 2 years apart and ds has always been at least 4-6 inches taller than dd.  They did look alike though.  Twice someone asked me if they were identical twins and I just didn't know what to say to that.  

I'm sure if I thought about it long enough I could probably come up with a ton of examples.

I have had people try and tell me that my twins are  just playing twins because they are dressed the same... um.. they are twins.

they look incredibly similar as well 

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2 hours ago, Corraleno said:

When I used to keep chickens I was told that there are "rapist roosters" and "courting roosters" and you should generally cull the first type. When I kept Auracanas, we had to cull every rooster we had because they were so bad and the poor hens were being mutilated.😢 But I never had a single problem my Black Australorps, and my very favorite chicken ever was this HUGE magnificent iridescent black rooster who just was sweetest, most polite guy. He would eat out of my hand and was so gentle and protective of his girls. I loved that bird!

Ducks though!   😳

drakes are sex maniacs . the are awful

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3 hours ago, SKL said:

This reminds me of the time I asked if a dessert had any chocolate "in, on, or around it."  The waitress assured me it did not.  She served the dessert and I asked what that brown powdery stuff was.  "Oh that isn't chocolate, it's cocoa ....  Wait a minute ....  Oh I'm SO SORRY!!"

At least she realized her error.

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3 hours ago, Garga said:

 

When I was 16, an adult coworker told me about Dr. Schwartz who was an introverted astronaut.  He volunteered to go on a mission in a space shuttle that would head off to space and never come back. He’d just live on it until he died of old age and he’d keep the ship going and send back space information to NASA.  He had volunteered because he liked being alone so much and was happy to go.  I fully believed him.

After about an hour, he told me he was joking.

But I went home and told my mother’s 40-something year old friend about Dr. Schwartz, and she also believed it.  I told her the truth the next day.

So...guess we were both pretty gullible.  

Wasn't there a movie based on this? The scientist built a robot that was going to to go but then the robot fell in love with a reporter so the real scientist went in its place? Totally realistic.

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2 hours ago, gardenmom5 said:

but they're so much fun to drive.....  I learned to drive on a '75 celica.  I miss it...

My dad taught me on a 1987/88 Ford Festiva with no power steering! He bought it right after we came back from the Netherlands. I was with him. He walks in, smacks the sales guy's desk and asked, "What's the cheapest thing you have on the lot with AC?" and bought it! My two younger brothers could lift that car and move it when they were macho teens. I don't miss it.

Dh had a Saturn sedan for a couple years that was stick a shift. We finally traded it in after he developed pain in his wrist and knee from driving it. That and he left the windows down for a week in the airport parking lot while he was on a business trip. It rained. It's Houston. The car became The Mold Mobile. Bye-bye! He had a VW Golf back in Scotland. Manuals are still standard there. 

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7 minutes ago, Paradox5 said:

My dad taught me on a 1987/88 Ford Festiva with no power steering! He bought it right after we came back from the Netherlands. I was with him. He walks in, smacks the sales guy's desk and asked, "What's the cheapest thing you have on the lot with AC?" and bought it! My two younger brothers could lift that car and move it when they were macho teens. I don't miss it.

Dh had a Saturn sedan for a couple years that was stick a shift. We finally traded it in after he developed pain in his wrist and knee from driving it. That and he left the windows down for a week in the airport parking lot while he was on a business trip. It rained. It's Houston. The car became The Mold Mobile. Bye-bye! He had a VW Golf back in Scotland. Manuals are still standard there. 

1dd is still laughing about how her boss (a control freak) had to go 40 miles away from the airport to find an automatic transmission for a rental car.

 

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3 hours ago, Garga said:

 

When I was 16, an adult coworker told me about Dr. Schwartz who was an introverted astronaut.  He volunteered to go on a mission in a space shuttle that would head off to space and never come back. He’d just live on it until he died of old age and he’d keep the ship going and send back space information to NASA.  He had volunteered because he liked being alone so much and was happy to go.  I fully believed him.

After about an hour, he told me he was joking.

But I went home and told my mother’s 40-something year old friend about Dr. Schwartz, and she also believed it.  I told her the truth the next day.

So...guess we were both pretty gullible.  

jim lovell said he knew there was a chance they'd bounce off the atmosphere on reentry on Apollo 13 -  if they did, he planned on transmitting as long as they could, sending information back to nasa.

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8 hours ago, lmrich said:

That if I am allergic to dairy that I am allergic to eggs. (I get a lot of people are) but this woman insisted that I could not eggs since I am allergic to dairy. I explained to her that eggs come from a bird and milk from a mammal - they are not the same thing. She continued to argue with me that eggs and dairy are the same. She. would. not. stop. 

That's one of those country-specific labelling things.  From memory, the eggs in US supermarkets were in the dairy section.  In the UK they are on the shelf (not refrigerated) and normally in the baking section.  I would be surprised if a Brit would think of eggs as dairy.

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17 hours ago, Quill said:

Well, there was a recent conversation I had with someone who was complaining about all the taxes we pay, who said huffily, “WHAT do I get from all the taxes I pay? What benefit do I get?” 

I said, “National defense, for starters,” knowing she was very pro-military. “Roads. Parks. Libraries. The public beach. Toilets at the public beach...” 

Quoting myself to make a further point: I didn’t go this far with it, but she was initially talking about schools and how she doesn’t benefit from public schools because she has no kids in them. I would have liked to discuss the point that the whole society benefits from an educated population. You don’t have to have kids in public schools in order to appreciate that all children are entitled to a free, appropriate education, and how that benefits sociey as a whole. Our conversation went in a different direction, though, so we didn’t get to discuss that point. 

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I’m pretty sure I was only asked if my daughters were twins one time when they were babies.  Sure, they’re close together, but 13 months is a pretty big difference those first couple of years, Plus the older one was always ahead of the growth curve and the younger one behind.  Add in the fact that one is dark haired with a deep skin tone and the other is blonde and fair and the whole thing was real bizarre.

Especially when you consider I was asked more than once if they had the same father.

More interesting would be the dumbest thing I’VE ever said!
Out with my first baby just a couple of weeks in, 21 years old, few brain cells left, another new mom chats me up. Her baby’s name also starts with a J!  I tell her about how all of the names on my short list started with J. They’re my favorite! I mention a few. She asks what we went with.  I CAN’T REMEMBER!!! So I just picked a random one. And then cried in my car, lol.

The real dumbest things I’ve ever heard I’m not allowed to post here. 😛    

 

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18 hours ago, Æthelthryth the Texan said:

I think the flat earthers are going to take the cake for me on this category with their "round earth conspiracies". Although, they're barely second behind a million priceless quotes from various politicians, but I don't think I'm allowed to use those examples here, LOL. 

That was the first thing that came to my mind too. 

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4 hours ago, Melissa in Australia said:

I have had people try and tell me that my twins are  just playing twins because they are dressed the same... um.. they are twins.

they look incredibly similar as well 

Don't you love it when people argue with you about things with your own kids?   I've had people say "are you sure?" in response to "my kids aren't twins, they are two years apart", saying their ages (both kids have been tall for their ages for years and look older), saying how old I was having them.  So many things, like I wouldn't know.

4 hours ago, Paradox5 said:

My dad taught me on a 1987/88 Ford Festiva with no power steering! He bought it right after we came back from the Netherlands. I was with him. He walks in, smacks the sales guy's desk and asked, "What's the cheapest thing you have on the lot with AC?" and bought it! My two younger brothers could lift that car and move it when they were macho teens. I don't miss it.

Dh had a Saturn sedan for a couple years that was stick a shift. We finally traded it in after he developed pain in his wrist and knee from driving it. That and he left the windows down for a week in the airport parking lot while he was on a business trip. It rained. It's Houston. The car became The Mold Mobile. Bye-bye! He had a VW Golf back in Scotland. Manuals are still standard there. 

Two weeks after getting my drivers license I had to learn how to drive a stick and start driving about an hour each way to school in rush hour traffic with toll booths.    It was a brand new Honda Civic though, so pretty good car.   We've always had at least one stick until our current car and the one right before it.  I brought a manual Honda Civic into my marriage but once the kids were born, dh drove it more than I did.  A manual used to be a lot cheaper than an automatic.   I can still drive a stick like I never stopped, it comes back really easily.   

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Dh's main job is working with satellites. One of his former co-workers (guy quit earlier this year) was a flat earther.  I'm not sure how he reconciled the two ideas in his head.

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10 minutes ago, HomeAgain said:

Dh's main job is working with satellites. One of his former co-workers (guy quit earlier this year) was a flat earther.  I'm not sure how he reconciled the two ideas in his head.

What??!!!  Seriously.  How is that even possible?

(fwiw, my dh also works with satellites - software part).  Edited to add... just told my husband this one and he got a good laugh.  

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57 minutes ago, Where's Toto? said:

I can still drive a stick like I never stopped, it comes back really easily.   

When I got my first automatic,  I kept trying to depress the clutch,  and shift. 

My brain would do it automatically because it was so second nature. 

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1 hour ago, HomeAgain said:

Dh's main job is working with satellites. One of his former co-workers (guy quit earlier this year) was a flat earther.  I'm not sure how he reconciled the two ideas in his head.

Whoa. They need to add a true/false on that to the job app for the next person!! 

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28 minutes ago, gardenmom5 said:

When I got my first automatic,  I kept trying to depress the clutch,  and shift

I'm sure you had the lovely experience of going for the (non-existent) clutch and hitting the brake instead? And everyone in the car worried, and asking what's wrong, and was there something in the road, maybe a dog? Meanwhile you are red as a beet from embarrassment and convulsing in uncontrollable laughter and so, so glad the road was, in actuality, empty of cars and impediments? Yes? Or just me. I'm often my own stupidest story. 😂

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My sister and I were riding the school bus home with kids that we have known for most of our lives.  Note: she is my full sister; we share both parents.  Also note: We were all in high school at the time.

Me: Hey, K, do you know what Mom's making for dinner tonight?

K: No.

Other Passenger to me: You're over at her house so often that you call her mom "Mom"?

Me: Her mom is my mom.

Other Passenger: What?! Which one of you is adopted?

 

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1 hour ago, gardenmom5 said:

When I got my first automatic,  I kept trying to depress the clutch,  and shift. 

My brain would do it automatically because it was so second nature. 

I did that too!!  Almost put my SIL  through the windshield once depressing the break like it was the clutch.  Ooops.  😏

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12 hours ago, Math teacher said:

People (including adults) who used to say you shouldn't peel vegetables because all the vitamins are right under the skin. To be clear, I don't normally peel most vegetables, but this was something I heard growing up.

I heard this twice last year at Norwex presentations. To be fair, they weren’t saying ALL the nutrients are in or just under the skin, but that some are.

 

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1 hour ago, gardenmom5 said:

When I got my first automatic,  I kept trying to depress the clutch,  and shift. 

My brain would do it automatically because it was so second nature. 

I have two cars.  One manual and one automatic.  It is difficult going back and forth between the two.  I keep reaching for the shifter....and yes trying to depress the clutch.  LOL

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In high school we had a costume day for something, and I dressed up like a Christmas elf -- red/white striped socks, green shoes with pointy toes and jingle bells on the end, jeans, vaguely Christmas-ish shirt, some sparkly eye makeup, Santa hat. And the best part were the ears. I got some pointy ears from a legit costume shop (I think they were marketed as Spock ears), attached them with liquid latex, and covered them and blended them into my skin with stage makeup foundation. It was fun. 

Walking through the halls that day, I had one girl (surely a freshman), stop me and say, "OH. MY. GOSH. You have elf ears!"

 

(beat)

 

 

(beat)

 

 

(ANOTHER beat)

 

 

(the light dawns) "Ohhhhh, they're fake."

😳

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3 hours ago, Carrie12345 said:

I’m pretty sure I was only asked if my daughters were twins one time when they were babies.  Sure, they’re close together, but 13 months is a pretty big difference those first couple of years, Plus the older one was always ahead of the growth curve and the younger one behind.  Add in the fact that one is dark haired with a deep skin tone and the other is blonde and fair and the whole thing was real bizarre.

Especially when you consider I was asked more than once if they had the same father.

More interesting would be the dumbest thing I’VE ever said!
Out with my first baby just a couple of weeks in, 21 years old, few brain cells left, another new mom chats me up. Her baby’s name also starts with a J!  I tell her about how all of the names on my short list started with J. They’re my favorite! I mention a few. She asks what we went with.  I CAN’T REMEMBER!!! So I just picked a random one. And then cried in my car, lol.

The real dumbest things I’ve ever heard I’m not allowed to post here. 😛    

 

OK, I would have cried too......but that was funny. And I could write a book on the blonde things I've said and done.

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Dumbest thing I ever heard was my boss telling me that Australia was a state and Texas was its own country. I argued with her for a bit, then just gave up. 

 

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On 7/12/2019 at 6:16 AM, Quill said:

Quoting myself to make a further point: I didn’t go this far with it, but she was initially talking about schools and how she doesn’t benefit from public schools because she has no kids in them. I would have liked to discuss the point that the whole society benefits from an educated population. You don’t have to have kids in public schools in order to appreciate that all children are entitled to a free, appropriate education, and how that benefits sociey as a whole. Our conversation went in a different direction, though, so we didn’t get to discuss that point. 

 

That one is a personal pet peeve of mine: when people get upset that they have to pay for other people’s educations.  It comes up here a lot because in this state we pay for school tax separately from other taxes, so you get a bill in the mail specifically for school tax and you can see exactly how much you’re paying for it.  People without kids or people whose kids are grown love to grouse about paying that tax.  I just say to the old ones, “Would you really want your nurses and doctors not to have had any education?”  And I also like to point out that they benefitted from being educated themselves when they were kids.  

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29 minutes ago, wilrunner said:

Dumbest thing I ever heard was my boss telling me that Australia was a state and Texas was its own country. I argued with her for a bit, then just gave up. 

 

I met a girl in college who didn't know that Delaware is a state and Denver isn't.

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12 hours ago, Paradox5 said:

Years ago when my kids had food allergies, we went to Sonic where I ordered hot dogs without the buns. The kid asked me why so I explained the situation. He looks me right in the eye and says, "Bread doesn't have wheat in it." Yes, yes it does. 

 

I had a similar conversation with my mother. She had read somewhere that she should eat whole wheat bread. To her, that meant brown bread. She started buying brown "wheat bread." I tried to explain the food coloring thing as a marketing tactic, but she kept saying "It says 'wheat bread' on it, so it's the right thing." I told her all bread is wheat bread. She looked at me and said "What do you mean, all bread is wheat bread?" I gave up after a few more minutes of that.

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When my sister used to work the reservation line at a major airline, she would always tell people that they were allowed to bring "2 checked bags" . 

A woman called to complain that her luggage was plain and she did not see why she had to go out and buy specific luggage that had checks on it.  🤨

 

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3 hours ago, gardenmom5 said:

When I got my first automatic,  I kept trying to depress the clutch,  and shift. 

My brain would do it automatically because it was so second nature. 

 

2 hours ago, SusanC said:

I'm sure you had the lovely experience of going for the (non-existent) clutch and hitting the brake instead? And everyone in the car worried, and asking what's wrong, and was there something in the road, maybe a dog? Meanwhile you are red as a beet from embarrassment and convulsing in uncontrollable laughter and so, so glad the road was, in actuality, empty of cars and impediments? Yes? Or just me. I'm often my own stupidest story. 😂

I used to go for the clutch all the time, especially when I had to do something suddenly.  Luckily I didn't usually hit the brake, just miss completely.

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1 hour ago, Junie said:

I met a girl in college who didn't know that Delaware is a state and Denver isn't.

I have had conversations a couple times with people who did not know Maryland is a state and/or they have no idea where it is. (These were always people who lived on the west coast but still...no idea where Maryland is or doesn’t know it’s a state. )

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I live in West Virginia. When I am in other parts of the country and I tell people where I’m from, I almost always hear a response like “Oh, I love Virginia Beach” or “I’ve been to Richmond before”. This has happened my entire life. Sometimes people catch themselves, like last week I was visiting family in MN. We were at the Mall of America and asked where we were from at a restaurant. The server started going on about her experience in Virginia when she caught herself and said...never mind, you said you are from WEST Virginia. Usually they don’t realize and we have a nice conversation about the state of Virginia.

Honestly, I’m not sure if they don’t know that West Virginia is a state or if they’re just not listening. 

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“Don’t worry, it will be done in six weeks.”

My husband, about every home improvement project he’s ever started.

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1 hour ago, Quill said:

I have had conversations a couple times with people who did not know Maryland is a state and/or they have no idea where it is. (These were always people who lived on the west coast but still...no idea where Maryland is or doesn’t know it’s a state. )

That does not surprise me with some of the comments we've had people relay here about living in DC and all of the mind blowing ness that causes realizing it's not in Washington STATE-  and wasn't it New Mexico too?  I mean, how can someone who lives in AMERICA, NOT know New Mexico is a state?!?!? I remember someone here mentioning they had a magazine or something making fun of how often this happens. I shudder for the future of our country! 

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2 hours ago, Junie said:

I met a girl in college who didn't know that Delaware is a state and Denver isn't.

 

Being from Delaware, I have met many people who didn't know it was a state.  Some who would down right argue with me about it. And I'm not talking uneducated people.

 

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When I was a teenager I met a tourist in Wales who told me at length about how much research he had done about his family origins in Wales. He was about to travel to his ancestral town. I commented that I hoped he had fun, and that it was a Welsh speaking area, so that would be particularly interesting. He then decided to argue that there was no such thing as a Welsh language.  

Ignorance is fine, but belligerent ignorance is dumb. 

Welsh language clip here 

 

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14 hours ago, Garga said:

Yes, but I had no idea they mated.  I honestly thought that the rooster somehow did something to the already hatched egg.  

Probably something my mother told me when I was tiny and she didn’t want to explain exactly what the birds and the bees did.  

And in my defense, I was public schooled.  😜

 

Don't feel bad! That's how many (most? all? who knows) fish go about it.

When visiting Carlsbad Caverns, I innocently asked the guide, who was explaining the bats' behavior, how the mothers handled bringing food to the pre-flight-capable offspring. He gave me the compassionate look you give to the less fortunate of society, and explained that they were mammals, you see....

 

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If it makes you feel any better, I have lots of questions about chickens and eggs.

Why have I not googled these topics in this day of omniscient internet?

Well because, if I'm ever investigated for anything, I don't want that kind of search to show up on my history.  LOL!  True story.

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2 hours ago, Æthelthryth the Texan said:

That does not surprise me with some of the comments we've had people relay here about living in DC and all of the mind blowing ness that causes realizing it's not in Washington STATE-  and wasn't it New Mexico too?  I mean, how can someone who lives in AMERICA, NOT know New Mexico is a state?!?!? I remember someone here mentioning they had a magazine or something making fun of how often this happens. I shudder for the future of our country! 

Yes I was born in New Mexico and I won't even start on the ignorance from Texans about its status as a state. On the other hand, my mom tells me how, growing up in Albuquerque, she could not convince her cowboy-obsessed little brother that he could not go "west to Texas" to live on the range.

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1 hour ago, Violet Crown said:

 

 

Don't feel bad! That's how many (most? all? who knows) fish go about it.

When visiting Carlsbad Caverns, I innocently asked the guide, who was explaining the bats' behavior, how the mothers handled bringing food to the pre-flight-capable offspring. He gave me the compassionate look you give to the less fortunate of society, and explained that they were mammals, you see....

 

cartilaginous fishes fertilize internally, even in the species that lay eggs, as do some of the small tropical species like mollies. There are also a few amphibians that do so, mostly ones that are terrestrial for most or all of their lifecycle, like cacelians.

Reptiles all fertilize internally (DD once commented that a peer was thinking about “twisting tails” with her boyfriend). Reptile reproduction can be rather hard to explain to kids, too, between the breeding balls, fighting over females, and the fact that there are multiple species where the female will eat the male happily after mating-or sometimes, instead of mating if she is not in the mood...

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2 hours ago, Violet Crown said:

 

 

Don't feel bad! That's how many (most? all? who knows) fish go about it.

When visiting Carlsbad Caverns, I innocently asked the guide, who was explaining the bats' behavior, how the mothers handled bringing food to the pre-flight-capable offspring. He gave me the compassionate look you give to the less fortunate of society, and explained that they were mammals, you see....

 

 

Yes!  The fish!  I was driving home from Aldi just about an hour ago and realized that I wasn’t completely a dork, because it’s the fish that fertilize the eggs after they’re laid.  It’s not the chickens, no, but at least there is some sort of egg laying animal out there that fertilizes after the fact.  (Feeling a teensy bit less of a schmuck.). 

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