Page 3 of 12 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 120

Thread: The Official DP Interesting Fact Thread

  1. #21
    Sage

    RAMOSS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    39,654

    Re: The Official DP Interesting Fact Thread

    Hedy Lamarr invented the Frequency-hopping spread spectrum. It was used in WW2 for helping guide torpedoes. It is used in modern times wireless phones and wireless routers.
    No one needs a war more than a politician who is being impeached

  2. #22
    Sage
    Bum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    In the backwoods
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:27 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    5,392
    Blog Entries
    5

    Re: The Official DP Interesting Fact Thread

    While Hawaii is the US state furthest south, Alaska is the US state that is the furthest North, West, and East due to the fact that it crosses over the East/West meridian.
    Deplorable Scum

  3. #23
    Dungeon Master
    Hooter Babe

    DiAnna's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Northern California
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    41,469
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: The Official DP Interesting Fact Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by RAMOSS View Post
    Hedy Lamarr invented the Frequency-hopping spread spectrum. It was used in WW2 for helping guide torpedoes. It is used in modern times wireless phones and wireless routers.
    I actually knew that! Amazing, right? I hadn't thought about it in decades, so thanks for the reminder. Quite a woman, Hedy Lamarr!
    _____________________________________________

    Quote Originally Posted by gulfman View Post
    Every society has untermensch.Sub human garbage that needs to be put down like rabid dogs.Trump is right.

  4. #24
    Sage

    RAMOSS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    39,654

    Re: The Official DP Interesting Fact Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    I actually knew that! Amazing, right? I hadn't thought about it in decades, so thanks for the reminder. Quite a woman, Hedy Lamarr!
    Yes, indeed. She was posthumous inducted into the Inventors hall of fame for that. And, every time you use a laptop on wireless , you use her invention.
    No one needs a war more than a politician who is being impeached

  5. #25
    Merry Impeachmas!

    Threegoofs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    The birthplace of Italian Beef
    Last Seen
    Today @ 02:04 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    40,714

    Re: The Official DP Interesting Fact Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by RAMOSS View Post
    Hedy Lamarr invented the Frequency-hopping spread spectrum. It was used in WW2 for helping guide torpedoes. It is used in modern times wireless phones and wireless routers.
    It’s Hedley.

    Many Trump supporters have lots of problems, and those deplorables are bringing those problems to us. They’re racists. They’re misogynists. They’re islamophobic. They're xenophobes and homophobes. And some, I assume, are good people.

  6. #26
    Temp Suspended

    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 12:45 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    10,746
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: The Official DP Interesting Fact Thread

    The story behind the song. Gracie Slick, barefoot and high, straggly haired, wearing well worn bell bottom jeans and a peasant shirt, not exactly what anyone would call clean, wandered into a Mercedes dealership. After she sat behind the wheel of one of the cars on display in the showroom, a stuffed shirt salesman escorted her out of the showroom, with some rude verbiage. About 90 minutes later Gracie returned, dumped a pillow case loaded with cash on a desk, pointed at a yellow Mercedes 250SL, said "I'll take that one, from any salesman except him" pointing at the salesman who treated her so poorly. Janis Joplin, hanging out with Kris Kristofferson, drinking buddies enjoying Southern Comfort being passed back and forth between them, heard the story related by Neil Cosby, a popular roadie, and after a laughing fit, proceeded together to write:


  7. #27
    Temp Suspended

    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 12:45 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    10,746
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: The Official DP Interesting Fact Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Moonglow View Post
    Maybe it is an anti-religious song?
    The first Beatles album played backwards is a Satanic whatever.

  8. #28
    Sage

    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Last Seen
    Today @ 03:17 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    6,207

    Re: The Official DP Interesting Fact Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbabgone View Post
    Good one.

    He was a big star on his own, apart from the BGs. First male solo artist to have three consecutive number one singles. Freddie Mercury worked with him on a song and said he was amazed at his voice. Oh well.

  9. #29
    Sage

    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Last Seen
    Today @ 03:17 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    6,207

    Re: The Official DP Interesting Fact Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    White Rabbit was part of our drug education curriculum in grade school. They played the song, told us it was about drugs and then we went off to meditate. That was a few years before Nancy Reagan got involved


    "Just say 'blow' " Smiling Cheshire cat with half-closed red eyes was the logo on a local dispensary around here some years ago.

  10. #30
    Sage

    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Last Seen
    Today @ 03:17 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    6,207

    Re: The Official DP Interesting Fact Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    I think they didn't take him when he was out and about on his own was because they wanted the show. They told the media they were raiding the compound beforehand because they wanted it to be a spectacle. And it was.


    I agree. I left it for you to complete. My work hrs allowed me to come home and watch the disaster unfold on the news. They knew there were likely explosives, booby traps, etc. They knew that. Then they bulldozed the damn place. I watched it. Absolutely crazy. Watching death/insanity played out before my very eyes.

Page 3 of 12 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •