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    Today I Learned

    Saw a thread like this take off before. Post anything that you happened to learn today.


    TIL the reason why Americans can turn right on red is the Arab Oil Embargo of 1973
    Right Turn on Red! | Department of Energy



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    Who knew the oil embargo of '73 would reinvest millions into local economies with red light cameras!!



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    Good to see a redditer on here.



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    Re: Today I Learned

    From a friend of mine on Facebook. "You cannot buy a mega millions ticket in Alabama, true story". Looked it up online, and no, you really can't...



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    Re: Today I Learned

    Quote Originally Posted by westlbcyclone View Post
    From a friend of mine on Facebook. "You cannot buy a mega millions ticket in Alabama, true story". Looked it up online, and no, you really can't...
    Can't by one in Nevada either. The only time you'll see people from Vegas flock across the border to buy a lotto ticket. haha


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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    Can't by one in Nevada either. The only time you'll see people from Vegas flock across the border to buy a lotto ticket. haha
    My friend just put this on his Facebook, as he is there on business. He was pretty bummed about this.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhoadhoused View Post
    Good to see a redditer on here.
    ditto.



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    ...on KXNO that tons of Alabama fans are ****** off that the college license plates that they bought have CAM as the first three letters. Apparently they don't have a choice, no refunds.



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    I learned how to navigate through the Steam menus in German, as my kid has some weird obsession with learning the German language, and keeps forgetting to restore my **** back to English.



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    I learned the Sweet Chili dipping sauce at McDonalds is very tasty



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    I relearned why I don't play the lottery...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cydarm View Post
    I relearned why I don't play the lottery...
    I learned I should have bought 21 tickets!!!



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    I learned that I cannot sit in a movie theater for more than two hours. ******* Hunger Games.



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    Today I have learned....None of your bidness.


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    Re: Today I Learned

    Quote Originally Posted by WholeFoods View Post
    Saw a thread like this take off before. Post anything that you happened to learn today.


    TIL the reason why Americans can turn right on red is the Arab Oil Embargo of 1973
    Right Turn on Red! | Department of Energy
    I know parts of Iowa allowed Right turn on Red after stop prior to this. I distinctly remember certain intersections had individual signs saying, "Right Turn On Red After Stop". I think if it didn't have the sign you weren't allowed to do it. This was probably in Muscatine, or possibly Iowa City or Davenport. Those would have been the only cities I would have been in as a young child.


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