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Thread #163398   Message #3897940
Posted By: Donuel
07-Jan-18 - 01:23 PM
Thread Name: BS: simple stuff we might not know
Subject: BS: simple stuff we might not know
Things hidden in plain sight that we should know before we die.
(too big a thread title but more honest)

Sir Richard Branson only recently learned the difference between gross and net. We assume people know the basics and its impossible to know what that might be. It might be called BIG trivia.

For example there might be someone out there who has heard Beethoven's 9th but never knew the words in it that were about "our brothers above the canopy of stars". It sounds cosmic and is.

Or that Pete Seeger was good friends with Eleanor Roosevelt.