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    Posted: 03 Aug 2013 at 7:50pm
No, I'm not talking about sucking up a dead sock with a Eureka vacuumm cleaner...what I mean are things that you just now discovered after having them stare you in the face for years or even decades.
And it does not necessarily need to be a major thing; something as piddling or insignificant as the EUREKA! moment I just had (and am about to describe) is perfectly kosher here.
 
So, without further adoo:
 
A short time ago, I was listening to the song, "Carnage Rules" by the comedy rock group Green Jellÿ, and saw the track runtime on my MP3 player.
It read, "3:33" and the album's title is, "333".
I've been listening to this song since 1994 and just now put 2 and 2 together. LOL
 
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Well.... I am not really playing along here. But, we recently had cocktails at the Eureka landings bar and grill.  We knew we would have fun even before we left.
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Originally posted by Tampon Submarine Tampon Submarine wrote:


No, I'm not talking about sucking up a dead sock with a Eureka vacuumm cleaner...what I mean are things that you just now discovered after having them stare you in the face for years or even decades.
And it does not necessarily need to be a major thing; something as piddling or insignificant as the EUREKA! moment I just had (and am about to describe) is perfectly kosher here.
 
So, without further adoo:
 
A short time ago, I was listening to the song, "Carnage Rules" by the comedy rock group Green Jellÿ, and saw the track runtime on my MP3 player.
It read, "3:33" and the album's title is, "333".
I've been listening to this song since 1994 and just now put 2 and 2 together. LOL
 
Care to share any of your EUREKA! moments with the rest of CIH membership?
 




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ErmmI'm thinkin' 'Eureka Moments' were a thing of youth and discovery - like when we learned the correct recipe to make pups. At the heighth of the moment, I think I recall yelping 'Eureka!", or maybe some word that rhymes with it.
Never been anywhere near anyplace actually named 'Eureka'.
These days? eeeehhhhhhhh....I could come to finally understand how the US secret department of Population Control used HAARP to create hurricane Katrina and wipe out undesireable lower life forms, but, well...it would simply be an "...uhh, oh, yea"-moment.
Too tired to yell "Eureka!" anymore.
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I had a Eureka moment just last night - really around 3:00 a.m. Another weird dream, woke up, couldn't get back to sleep, the cat staring at me.
Eureka! It's Friday night. I can sleep late this morning - let's see what's on TV and feed the cat.
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It took me 30 years to realize that the kid who lived next door at the time was stealing toys from me.  Someday I'll look him up on Facebook or something to see if he's in prison....  LOL
 
 
I also had an "Oh sh*t!" moment after I tried adding 'Koolaid' powder to a bottle of soda.  Won't make that messy mistake again....  LOL
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I had a linguistic Eureka moment not long ago. I was listening to a history podcast (Dan Carlin's Hardcore History - any history lovers should check this out, it's really awesome) about the creation of the Mongol Empire, and there is a big part about Hungary because the Mongols were there scouting and the host mentioned that Hungarians also considered themselves decendents of a similar people, the Huns. So then I made the connection with how Hungary got its name.

Wow! I just had another one...

Upon reflection of the Hungary thing - the Hungarian language is not related to most others in Europe (Finnish and Estonian are the only other European members of it's family). Linguists have been trying to figure out exactly where these languages came from for quite some time now. Perhaps making the connection between Hungarians and what we call the Hunnic peoples that lived near central Asia will explain some of this. I'm sure I'm not the only one who has figured out either of these things, but dammit, I discovered it on my own!Big smile
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