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#146 - cleonn
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why didnt i learn about the god uranus while i was in school? we covered all of the other ones
#134 - weniscake
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Third one
Third one
User avatar #132 - deitey
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I eat a gallon of ice cream every 2 weeks, but i can't seem to gain weight...
#119 - bobscanfly
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can someone please explain the pea and pepsi...
#13 - afrospasm
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#11 - anon id: 7df3afae
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Guys, what does OP mean?
#18 to #11 - anon id: 02146ab1
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OP = open PENIS
User avatar #24 to #11 - jjdragon
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OP=Faggot
#12 to #11 - paulyv
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orphan pelican -_-
User avatar #155 - Soviet Savior
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72% of statistics are made up on the spot
User avatar #118 - Ruspanic
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Saturn and Uranus are not named after Titans, not gods.
User avatar #130 to #118 - kamehamehanurd
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I found out in science that Uranus is a gas giant.
User avatar #117 - schlickchick
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please, 6 gallons? I practically LIVE off of ice cream!!!
User avatar #104 - Skatrpunk
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*starts farting challenge*
#91 - gmarrox
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I wish I coulda been the lucky ****** who tested #4
#71 - kapurass
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excuse me, im off to space to check this **** out
#38 - hurdurhur
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Uh, earth is named after a god. The goddess "Terra".
#40 to #38 - anon id: e37e313c
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i tought it was gaia?
#41 to #40 - hurdurhur
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I suppose that's another one, but in Roman Mythology, mother earth is named Terra.
#42 to #41 - anon id: e37e313c
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yeah i wasnt sure about roman or greek gods
User avatar #47 to #42 - dthedozer
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gaia is greek the planets are named after the roman gods not greek dont bring them into this the distinction between them and the lack of kind of annoys me
User avatar #59 to #47 - Nullifier
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distinction is just in names and sometimes in relationships
#44 to #38 - jamesstrongy
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yeah bu the actual name of earth isnt terra...He is saying all the other planets were named after greek gods and ours wasnt...
#45 to #44 - hurdurhur
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Go translate Terra from Latin to English and tell me what it says.
#46 to #45 - jamesstrongy
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i understand what your saying but its not called TERRA its called earth. also latin is a dead language
User avatar #52 to #46 - tiagodisouza
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i call it Terra im portuguese... soo yeah
#49 to #46 - hurdurhur
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I'm afraid you're wrong. The guy who named the Earth was Roman, thus spoke Latin thus would refer to it as Terra, etc.

The only reason it's commonly referred to as the Earth is the fact that Terra was translated to Earth and English became the dominant language over time. However we still use Terra in all kinds of phrases such as "Terrestrial", Terraform", etc and that's because Astronomers refer to the Earth as "Terra" and thus when a phrase is made relating to the earth it will surely have "terr" in it somewhere.
User avatar #58 to #49 - Nullifier
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Bro we still call venus venus, we dont call it anything else. Mars is still mars.
#66 to #58 - hurdurhur
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By your logic, the English language has the final say in what we name anything. The fact remains it was named Terra by a Roman Astronomer and is referred to as Earth through common usage.

Latin and Greek terms are pretty much dominant in the scientific world because those civilizations alone pretty much gave birth to the majority of sciences today.

P.S: Venus and Mars are both Latin names.
User avatar #70 to #66 - Nullifier
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yes i know they are both latin. but by your logic we should have to translate venus and mars to something english. but we dont. its roman. and it stays roman.
#80 to #70 - hurdurhur
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You missed my point completely. Your argument is that the Earth is called the Earth. The fact is it was called Terra first, but for some reason it was commonly referred to as Earth by english speakers and became the norm through common usage... but only to English speakers.

The point and fact remains that sciences use the Latin and Greek terms when referring to them and those are their proper names. Why? Because it's a universal convention, I can say Carcharodon carcharias and someone from a different language will know I'm talking about a great white shark.

Spanish call it tierra, Portuguese call it terra, Italian call it terra, french call it terre. English does not dictate what a planet is called. it's still named TERRA.
User avatar #83 to #80 - Nullifier
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The english (and some other europeans) dictated what the planets were called a long time ago and this **** hasnt changed. except pluto.
#98 to #83 - hurdurhur
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I'm pretty sure that if "some other European and the English" dictated what that the planet was now called Earth, every other language would be using the convention. By that, I mean every language would have the name "Earth" in their textbooks. But instead they have their language's version of "earth".

This is probably a by product of English's common usage of referring to our planet as earth and being translated, but I don't know about that and a few languages inherit words close to if not exactly "terra".

The fact remains that if you're doing a science like Astronomy (which was developed by the Romans and Greeks), you refer to them by their Latin names so it's Universal and can be picked up by any language that knows the convention.
User avatar #103 to #98 - Nullifier
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so youre sitting there in your colelge astronomy class and youre like "oh its so great that we live on Terra because herp derp"
no, you say Earth. You dont translate it to latin. I know its universal because its a dead language, i understand all of this. The point is that the europeans decided that "oh hey, we will name this planet after the greek/roman god of war, ares/mars."
User avatar #36 - Phantomgal
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Otters can have 600,00 to 1,000,000 hairs per squre inch so 7 humans to make one squre inch.....I like otters.
#137 - anon id: e0db8268
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#8 is wrong, 35 x 5280 / 50000 is 3.7 feet per word
#128 - anon id: d98f743f
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number 6...what about pea/pee....fair enough not four laters but same thing sorta
#105 - anon id: 7ca6ba92
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title should have read
"stuff you dont care to know"
#95 - blznsmri
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#9... Earth was called Gaia bitch.
#109 to #95 - EZBakeFourthAcct
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"was"
#112 to #109 - blznsmri
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That's what I said did I not? The Greeks called the Earth "Gaia" and the Romans called it "Terra." The planets in the solar system were named after Greco/Roman gods.
#113 to #112 - EZBakeFourthAcct
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"were"

in the fact it says "is"

Earth is no longer given the name of a god. Its just Earth. There are plenty of other wrong facts in this compilation though
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