Friday Fun Facts: Pterobunocephalus depressus

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Pterobunocephalus depressus is a species of banjo catfish that occurs in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay and Venezuela. It reaches a length of 8.9 cm. It is not a very upbeat fish and can often be found on the river pluckin’ and frownin’ along to ‘Down in the Willow Garden’, ‘The Long Black Veil’, or ‘Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone?’. Pterobunocephalus depressus learn the banjo from its crazy, unkempt uncles: Uncle Pterobunocephalus depressus. Pterobunocephalus depressus has tried altering diet, exercise, and sleep schedule to help mitigate its condition but the only thing that gets it through has always been music: slow, sad, bluegrass music, which is sorta like curing a head wound by slamming one’s head into a wall but “whatever gets you to another sunrise on the river,” Pterobunocephalus depressus always says. Whatever gets you through, indeed.

…So now ya know!

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Friday Fun Facts: Pterobunocephalus depressus

Friday Fun Facts: Swan Falls Dam

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Swan Falls Dam is a concrete gravity type hydroelectric dam on the Snake River, in the U.S. state of Idaho. It is located near Murphy, Idaho.

The dam was built in 1901 to generate electricity and prevent swans from falling. It is the oldest hydroelectric dam on the Snake River and the first dedicated to stopping swans from falling. In the 1990s the Murphy, ID swans, after 90 years of falling, decided they needed to seek the help of a gravity counselor. For this reason, among others, in 2054, the Swan Falls Dam will be renamed the Swan In Recovery from Falls Dam. Thus the dam will become a testament to the long-term viability of hydroelectric power as well as group gravity counseling for the avian community.

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Friday Fun Facts: Swan Falls Dam

Friday Fun Facts: Pulse link repeater

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A pulse link repeater (PLR) is a device that interfaces concatenated E and M signaling paths. A PLR converts a ground, received from the E lead of one signal path, to −48 Vdc, which is applied to the M lead of the concatenated signal path. The E stands for Evil Energy and the M stands for Massively Malicious. The most famous PLR in history was used by the criminal mastermind, Telecom Man, during his 1984 plot to take over the Empire State Building and turn it into his Headquarters of Doom-Drenchedness. Telecom Man’s PLR wristbands worked well to disable the first lines of the Empire State Building’s defenses but then the power people team, Chakra Force 7, showed up and, joining forces like a Voltron swami, used their collective powers to force a kundalini awakening upon Telecom Man, thoroughly disrupting both of his PLR bands, his DTMF accelerator boots, as well as his bridle-wire body armor. Shortly after this battle, Telecom Man changed his name to Shrii Gopala Jones and moved to Eureka Springs, AR to open a meditation center. His pulse link repeaters are on display in Des Moines, IA’s Power People Museum and Quik Stop.

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Friday Fun Facts: Pulse link repeater

Friday Fun Facts: 1708 in architecture

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The year 1708 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.

Buildings completed
Some agricultural buildings
Some commercial buildings
Some residential buildings
Some educational buildings
Some government buildings
Some pre-industrial buildings
Some military buildings
Some structures and storage for horses and peasants and shit
Some religious buildings
Some wagon buildings
Some infrastructure things like roads and bridges and shit

Births
October 27 – Jean-Rudy Perrault, French architect groupie and structural saboteur

Deaths
May 11 – Phillipe Louis Jean-Jean “Pogo” Trudaine, French rubblerouser (one who digs through ruined buildings looking for treasure and/or lutins)

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Friday Fun Facts: 1708 in architecture

Friday Fun Fact: List of Generic types of observances

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  • Administrative Assassins’ Day
  • Armored Vehicle Day
  • Armed Infants’ Day
  • Bird Shit on My Head Day
  • Unspoiled Children’s Day
  • Constipation Day
  • Discovery Channel’s Shark Week Day
  • Dominatrix Day
  • E=MC Squared Day
  • Railroad Engineer’s Day
  • Father MC’s Day
  • Flag Football Day
  • Food Porn Day
  • Freedom From Religion Day
  • Friendship Bracelet Day
  • Dry Basement Foundation Repair Day
  • Heritage & Heirloom Tomato Day
  • Superheroes’ Day
  • Liar’s Day
  • Anonymous’s’s’s’s Day
  • Zombies’ Day
  • Milli Vanilli Day
  • Nut Sack Day
  • Suspiria Day
  • Motherfuckers’ Day
  • National Day of Navel-gazing
  • National Sand Day
  • National Toe Jam Day
  • Navy Blue Hoodie Day
  • No Clothes’ Day
  • Good Parents’ Day
  • Raven King’s Official Birthday
  • Sewer Rat Day
  • Things You’ve Forgotten Day
  • Replicants’ Day
  • Revolution of the People Against Our Corporate Overlords’ Day
  • Booty Day
  • Hot Toddy Day
  • Thankstaking
  • Victory Dance Day
  • Comfy Shoe Day
  • Existential Nightmare Day
  • Whizz on Internet Trolls Day
  • Youth Before Beauty Day

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Friday Fun Fact: List of Generic types of observances

Friday Fun Facts: Waynesville, Missouri

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Waynesville is a city in Pulaski County, Missouri, United States. It is the county seat of Pulaski County and is located in the heart of the Missouri Ozarks. It was one of the communities served by historic Route 66.

As of the census of 2010, there were 4,830 people, all named Wayne, residing in Waynesville.

Upon moving to Waynesville, new residents are required to go through an orientation wherein they shed their former names and take for themselves the name of Wayne.

The median age in the city is 32.6 years. Every resident is Wayne. 28% of residents are under the age of 18; 8.8% are between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.6% are from 25 to 44; 21.2% are from 45 to 64; and 11.2% are 65 years of age or older. All are Wayne. The gender makeup of the city is 47.1% male and 52.9% female. Boy or girl, in Waynesville you are Wayne.

Come to Waynesville.

Become Wayne.

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Friday Fun Facts: Waynesville, Missouri

Friday Fun Facts: Ichime Glacier

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Ichime Glacier is a glacier flowing to the sea just west of Kasumi Rock in Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. It was mapped from surveys and air photos by members of the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition, 1957–1962. The glacier is named due to the dermatological irritation it invokes in human beings that stand near it. Those first discovering the glacier came down with such severe instances of itchy skin that they had to be airlifted from the continent and soaked in coconut oil and epsom salts before their condition subsided. Ichime Glacier is only known to irriate human skin. Penguins, elephants seals, and aliens who’ve crashed into Antarctica seem to have no issue being in the vicinity of the icy itchfest. Special anti-itch suits were developed in 1986 by Karl Lagerfeld, providing both form, function, and fashion for those scientists studying Ichime Glacier.

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Friday Fun Facts: Ichime Glacier