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16 Apr 2007, 6:16 pm

I just deleted a folder of my brother's old music/videos (which he has mostly downloaded onto his new computer) from my hard drive, giving me an extra 14 GB of space. (I only expected it to be around a gig or two)


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16 Apr 2007, 7:30 pm

I wireless network to my daughter's computer and have access to all the songs (and pictures 8O ) she has downloaded. No need to spend a bit of memory at all.



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16 Apr 2007, 7:43 pm

Lycoming aircraft piston engines have the pushrods located overcylinder. Continental aircraft piston engines have the pushrods located undercylinder.



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16 Apr 2007, 8:54 pm

Porsche aircooled flat six engines have pushrod tubes below the cylinders too.

WAIT these are OHC engines! The pushrod tubes are hollow, but still serve to get oil back from heads to sump!


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17 Apr 2007, 7:30 am

A gnat in it's short lifespan can mate up to 696 times.



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17 Apr 2007, 4:50 pm

When you remove the valve springs from a Lycoming GSO-480 cylinder, you face the ports towards yourself.



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17 Apr 2007, 6:28 pm

GM EMD and DD Diesel 2 stroke engines have camshafts and exhaust valves.


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17 Apr 2007, 8:19 pm

A M1911 pistol can be completely detail stripped with no tools other than parts of the pistol itself.


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17 Apr 2007, 10:43 pm

The Tarantula nebula is thought to contain a huge star of over 1,000 times the mass of the Sun, ten times more massive than any star in the Milky Way.


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17 Apr 2007, 10:47 pm

Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously


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17 Apr 2007, 10:48 pm

Feb 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon


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17 Apr 2007, 10:51 pm

The hotdog was invented at the 1898 World's Fair at Frankfurt, Germany
by Oskar Von Weinermeyer.


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17 Apr 2007, 10:53 pm

In the spring of 2000, it was reported that a 25-year-old Tehran transsexual, who had just undergone extensive surgery to become a woman, said he wanted to change back to a man after realizing just how poorly women are treated in Iran.


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17 Apr 2007, 10:55 pm

Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds,dogs only have about ten.


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17 Apr 2007, 11:51 pm

bizarre wrote:
Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously


A friend of mine knew that it was poisoness - but believed from eating.
We used to sit around grinding it up eating it to see if we'd get sick.