I recall a number of things I've learned here on Bike Forums... I mean things that are not specifically bike related, but somehow tangentially connected.
Some of you will probably admit Bike Forums was your first exposure to ..say... Peak Oil, James Howard Kunstler, street scenes of Amsterdam, Ciclovía, Complete Streets, space-age ultralight backpacking gear (at least for me...), navy showers (you probably heard of them, but it was here on BF that you finally found people who actually indulge...), cagers.... the list goes on.
Anyway, a couple of days ago, I was lurking on the Touring Forum and read a number of posts about Eating well while camping..
Once again, new ideas. This time it was thermos cooking. I never knew this, but apparently, you can cook many foods with a thermos of boiling water. I particularly like steel-cut oats in the morning, but it takes 35 minutes to book. With the thermos, you can add the oats and boiling water the night before and when you wake next morning, it hot and ready.
Have you learned anything new just by hanging around Bike Forums?