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Old 08-18-05, 11:19 AM
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Would the creation of the Berlin Wall be considered a fun fact?

Periodically we get emails from HR at my company with dates and meetings and they usually put a "fun fact" at the end like on this day, pop-up notes were invited or something stupid like that..

anyway, today we get one that says Fun Fact: On this date in 1961(??), the Berlin Wall was built..

Is that really a fun fact that HR should be sending out? Isn't it like "on this date, the first whites only water fountain was installed"?
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Old 08-18-05, 11:21 AM
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It's no big deal. A Cold War artifact. Not a racist thing, etc. Nothing to be ashamed of, especially for anyone in the US.
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Old 08-18-05, 11:22 AM
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I think it's more of an "Interesting" fact than a "Fun" one. Very few facts are "fun" IMHO.
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Old 08-18-05, 11:23 AM
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Isn't it like "on this date, the first whites only water fountain was installed"?
No.
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Old 08-18-05, 11:24 AM
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You had me at "pop-up notes were invited".
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Old 08-18-05, 11:26 AM
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When was the first whites-only drinking fountain installed? And what country was it in?
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Originally Posted by j123vt_99
anyway, today we get one that says Fun Fact: On this date in 1961(??), the Berlin Wall was built..
Can it be considered a "fact" when there are question marks in it?
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Old 08-18-05, 11:27 AM
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I think it took more than a day to build the Berlin Wall. Shenanigans!
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Old 08-18-05, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
Can it be considered a "fact" when there are question marks in it?
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Old 08-18-05, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by j123vt_99
On this date in 1961(??), the Berlin Wall was built..
Are the (??) suppose to mean they don't know what year it was for sure? In that case I submit: On this date in 2003(??) Ghingus Khan conqured China.
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Old 08-18-05, 11:37 AM
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Are the (??) suppose to mean they don't know what year it was for sure?
Man. That would have been REALLY handy in college.
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sorry numanoid, i deleted it. i liked this better after the college post

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My father pee'd on the Berlin wall while over there on business in the 80's.

THAT is a very fun fact.
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Old 08-18-05, 12:01 PM
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My dad peed in the white people's water fountain.
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Originally Posted by atlantamoi
My father pee'd on the Berlin wall while over there on business in the 80's (??).
Fixed.
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Old 08-18-05, 12:40 PM
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you guys rock... invited... and the question marks... i couldn't remember the exact year.. guess that fun fact didn;t sink in
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Old 08-18-05, 01:17 PM
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I think you should submit the following:

Fun fact: 5 million jews were gassed by the Nazis during WWII.

Good luck!
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Old 08-18-05, 01:31 PM
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I don't think it's a fun fact. Especially after watching this Berlin Wall special, it's about as "fun" as Pistol Pete's fun fact.
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Originally Posted by dork
My dad peed in the white people's water fountain.
"Water fountain" is slang for "butt," right?
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Thanks for the mental image. It's bad enough just picturing my parents having normal sex.
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Old 08-18-05, 04:48 PM
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Looks like the fun has left the facts...
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Old 08-18-05, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by TomOpus
Looks like the fun has left the facts...
No way!


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