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ImTheGuyThatDidThat
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11 Mar 2009, 6:48 am

I hope everybody is having a nice day

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""Coca-Cola would be green if colouring weren’t added to it.""

..interesting... :chin:



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02 Apr 2009, 9:18 pm

I think this thread should not lie dormant.

Bolivia and Paraguay are the only landlocked countries in South America.

There are no landlocked countries in North America.



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02 Apr 2009, 10:02 pm

The abbreviation of Chocolate Chip Cookies is "CCC".



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02 Apr 2009, 10:48 pm

im trying to get a dan marino rookie. i had one but i dont know what happend to it :twisted:


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02 Apr 2009, 10:54 pm

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one for each arm.


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03 Apr 2009, 7:31 pm

If you have 3 quarters, 4 dimes, and 4 pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.



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03 Apr 2009, 8:02 pm

^ 8)



Pennsylvania is a bad place to live when one of your obsessions is to be a rockhound, and search for rare rock and gems. :ncool:


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03 Apr 2009, 8:06 pm

Whales have hip bones from the days that they used to be land mammals, before they evolved into water mammals.



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03 Apr 2009, 8:09 pm

There is a verse in God Save the Queen (UK national anthem) which mentions crushing rebellious Scots. I don't think that bit is sung too often in public occasions now though.



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03 Apr 2009, 8:22 pm

This is a little bit from a science radio show I just listened to.

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James Elser: So a 400%, a four-fold increase in the amount of phosphorous is now moving in the biosphere because we're mobilising all this phosphorous from phosphorous mines into the biosphere, and of course it's running off downriver, downstream, downhill and we're deluding it back into the ocean. So the question is; how long can we do this for? The answer seems to be; not much longer. The estimates I've seen is that there might be 30 to 60 years of high grade phosphorous left in phosphorous mines.

So people are now writing articles about...you've probably heard of peak oil, now they're talking about peak phosphorous. The easy places to find phosphorous are all gone and we start to run out, and so people are starting to worry that this is ultimately going to be the limit on human sustainability, is our phosphorous supply. And in fact some people are starting to do something about it. I've read articles that in Sweden there are engineers and designers designing special urinals and toilets to separate the urine stream from the rest of the water supply to recapture the phosphorous from human urine, which I think is really ironic actually because if you look at the history of science, phosphorous was discovered in the 18th century by an alchemist who was looking for the Philosopher's Stone. And he did this, he found what he thought was the Philosopher's Stone, a glowing substance which turned out to be elemental phosphorous. He found it by collecting large amounts of urine from beer-drinking German soldiers and then heating it and evaporating it away until he got only the phosphorous left.

Robyn Williams: And that exploded.

James Elser: I don't know if it exploded, it glowed in the dark, and so phosphorous was the first element that was actually purified and discovered from human urine, and now here we are, full circle, thinking about phosphorous again and human urine seems to becoming a valuable limiting resource for the future of humanity.

Robyn Williams: You're not taking the piss are you?

James Elser: [laughs]

Robyn Williams: And no, he wasn't. James Elser is Professor of Ecology at the Arizona State University in Phoenix. One way we could save the element is by banning those white phosphorous bombs they're dropping on people in the Middle East right now.


It was about a scientist studying the effects on Stromatolites of the increase of phosphorus in the ecosystem.

It's very interesting all the things phosphorus is important for.:chin:

Full transcript or listen to the audio here:

http://www.abc.net.au/rn/scienceshow/st ... 528191.htm


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03 Apr 2009, 8:23 pm

Each of the suits on a deck of cards represents the four major pillars of the economy in the middle ages: heart represented the Church, spades represented the military, clubs represented agriculture, and diamonds represented the merchant class.



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05 Apr 2009, 10:36 am

Here are some random useless facts:

-If you had ten books you could arrange them 3,628,800 ways on your book shelf.
-We share 18% of our DNA with weeds.
-We spend over 6 months of our life on the toilet.
-It is impossible to lick your elbow.
-No word rhymes with purple, silver, or orange.
-The most common name for a goldfish is 'Jaws'


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05 Apr 2009, 10:50 am

"Oxymoron" is an oxymoron.


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05 Apr 2009, 12:14 pm

In the UK, Luxury tax is charged on chocolate covered biscuits, but not cakes. Due to this Trading Standards challenged Mcvities classification of Jaffa Cakes as cakes in an arbitrary court. After adressing a range of evidence, the court decided that cakes go harder in time, so Jaffa Cakes are indeed cakes.



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06 Apr 2009, 10:21 am

every year more people die from cocunuts falling on their heads, than the amount of people killed by killer sharks.


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06 Apr 2009, 4:20 pm

- Both Alpha Particles and Beta Particles are charged, causing them to be deflected from magnetic fields, unlike Gamma, which can travel directly through as it is a wave, not a particle.


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