March 26, 2005

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IDEAS:

Demonlord: give the healers, i.e. clericus the ability to dispel all

Disdain: exp tnl should be included in the "group" report

Cacophony: how about an enhance armor command (i know i've
suggested it before) that costs exp to use, to counterbalance how nice it is


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Replies by Disaster:

Demonlord: why not have base hp/mana/mv on the stat page, it would be very helpful for me, and im sure alot of other people would appreciate it

-I like it. not sure where would be the best place ot put it, stat is already a bit crowded, but i like the idea in principle

Demonlord: i know, i know, we already have alchohol to help aid in mana regen, but why not
make a potion, pill or food that restores a set amount of mana, make available only by
the create potion spell maybe?

-nope. no. uh-uh. no way. not a chance. ANYTHING that restores mana runs the risk of being extraordinarily unbalancing. if you're tired of waiting for your mana to regenerate, start a dwarf or a kender and play that character while your spellcaster sleeps off a firebreather at recall.

Demonlord: here is an awesome idea i bet noones ever come up with, since druids are like
the medics of BR, why not give them create pill at level 40 instead of create potion

-it's an interesting idea, but i think that pills are best left as they are. there are some pills that are very powerful, but which are very difficult to get. if you could just create them so easily, they would become too easy to get. also, i think that there are far fewer pills than potions, so the chance of getting one of those really powerful pills would be too large.

Reply by Everybody:

As far as create pill... I'm pretty sure we'd start running into the same problem we had a while back with create potion: people will keep casting it and casting it and casting it until they get the pill they want, then just leave all the other pills sitting around to spam the heck out of rooms. (Don't do that people. or, if you do, make sure to sac all the potions you create.) Other than that... while there certainly are fewer pills than potions, and the really good ones are thus certainly a higher percentage, I think it's less extraordinary than dis is claiming. There's a lot of pills out there that people simply don't realize are pills and generally have not terribly interesting effects.

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Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses. No one in Greece has memorized all 158 verses.

There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.

A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

There are more chickens than people in the world.

Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey.

The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."

All of the clocks in the movie Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20.

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, or purple.

"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt."

All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.

Almonds are a member of the peach family.

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.

Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.

There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula" and it can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size: "LA"

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.

Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

The only real person to be a Pez head was Betsy Ross.

When the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers play football at home, the stadium becomes the state's third largest city.

The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "Its A Wonderful Life."

A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

On an American one-dollar bill, there is an owl in the upper left-hand corner of the "1" encased in the "shield" and a spider hidden in the front upper right-hand corner.

It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.

Who's that playing the piano on the "Mad About You" theme? Paul Reiser himself.

In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.

The name for Oz in the "Wizard of Oz" was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N, and O-Z; hence the name "OZ".

The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

Mr. Rogers was an ordained Presbyterian minister.

John Lennon's first girlfriend was named Thelma Pickles.

There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.

"Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
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Post by Score »

Dollars suck now.
And I read somewhere (prolly here) that lollipop is the longest word typed out with the right hand.
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Score wrote:Dollars suck now.
And I read somewhere (prolly here) that lollipop is the longest word typed out with the right hand.

"Stewardesses" is longer ;P
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Post by Everybody »

Yes, it is, further proving that 56% of the letters typed on a keyboard are done with your left hand.

(Please also note: stewardesses, left hand; lollipop, right hand.)
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She was too busy trying to make a point to pay attention to that part, Eb.

Dollars still suck.
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Post by Kitsune »

No word in the English language rhymes with ... purple.
How about quadruple?
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Post by Slart »

The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."
I could have sworn we had a thread on this before, but I can't find it with the search option...

Anyway, there are several other nine-letter one-syllable words:

- scratched
- stretched
- scrounged
- straights
- scrunched
- strengths

Also, m-w.com seems conflicted on the syllable count of words like "trowelled" (also 9 letters) and "squirrelled" (11 letters). However, dictionary.com is firm on two syllables. Apparently these words officially count as two syllables even though they are most commonly pronounced to rhyme with "howled" and "whirled" (both one-syllable words) respectively.
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Post by Java »

Kitsune wrote:
No word in the English language rhymes with ... purple.
How about quadruple?
no
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LOL

Java Rex said "no".
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Java wrote:
Kitsune wrote:
No word in the English language rhymes with ... purple.
How about quadruple?
no
Not unless you say it : Quadrurple
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Some people might! It still ends with "rple", gosh darned it!
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