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September 16, 2009

Overnight Open Thread (Mætenloch)

Welcome to hump day. It's all downhill from here.

ONT Trivia Question: How many US states have had a nuclear bomb set off in them?
Hint - It's more than you would think including one east of the Mississippi.
Answer is below the picture.

While I was in Vegas I went to the Atomic Testing Museum and learned this and all kinds of cool things. My mother spent a lot of her childhood at Nellis AFB and seeing mushroom clouds in the distance like this happened every few months. And yes my sister and I do have extra white teeth and very minor super-powers. Sadly they're more Mystery Men than Marvel.

Item #1: Secret Menu items at Fast Food Places
It turns out that what you see on the menu is not all you can order - there are secret items that only those in the know can order. Some are pretty well known like the In-N-Out 'Animal Style' hamburger, but others like the Starbuck's 'short size' are not. Of course my favorite is the Fatburger 'Hypocrite' - a veggie burger topped with bacon.

Item #2: Women Really Can't Keep A Secret
The average time before a woman tells a secret to someone else: less than 48 hours. Does it matter how sensitive the information is? No. And yet 83% consider themselves a hundred percent trustworthy.

To paraphrase Churchill, three men can keep a secret as long as two of them are dead and the third doesn't ever talk to a woman. Which means there is a place in government security for adolescent gamers and most AoS morons.


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Trivia Question Answer: 5 - NM, NV, CO, AK, and MS (select text to see the answer)

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