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Old 12-27-2012, 05:18 PM   #181
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If a man and woman in Louisiana get a divorce....legally......they ARE still brother and sister.......

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Heres what this thread has become:


Thought this was completely useless facts not completely useless 5th grade jokes.

Heres one: The nose cleans, warms, and humidifies over 500 cubic feet of air every day.

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I like this thread they may be useless but they are pretty interesting at least most of them are.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:45 PM   #184
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Agreed. This thread has potential but maybe not in the way that invites you back to read what others have posted like some do here on the boards. Hard to say..good thread though.
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:02 PM   #185
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What about changing to useless trivia? Someone post random fact question (who has most SB rings in NFL? Or what animal is mammal and has eggs? ) and whoever gets right ask next question? Get people involved more.
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:59 AM   #186
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Lol, I tried to start a trivia thread over the weekend. It died like limp bizkits career.
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There is only one person who has played professional basketball, professional baseball, and has a star on the Hollywood walk of Fame.

Can anyone name this person?
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Deion Sanders?
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Deion Sanders?
He did MLB and NFL. Don't believe he did NBA.
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He did MLB and NFL. Don't believe he did NBA.
I'm an idiot. Read question as NFL not NBA. User error.
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Which US Supreme Court Justice led the NFL in rushing? Twice.
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Don't know answer but damn good question.
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Don't know answer but damn good question.
O J Simpson?
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Which US Supreme Court Justice led the NFL in rushing? Twice.

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Yep. Also a member of the College Football Hall of Fame. I know most U of Colorado alums know that.

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What is 6.022 X 10^23?????
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:32 PM   #199
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What is 6.022 X 10^23?????
60,220,000,000,000,000,000,000 I believe. May be a 0 short.
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Glass is not classified as a solid. It is continuously flowing. This can be seen in centuries old stain glass. It appears the glass has been melting. Thicker at the base and thinner at the top.
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10^23 is a "mole solution". Subsequently we call Oct 23 "Mole Day".

Our Nation observed the 2nd Amendment for nearly 180 years. In that time, individual members of State and local militas would "muster", or assemble enmass to go through basic formations and weapons practice. In many instances, it would be more profitable to work instead and send someone in your stead, like a younger brother. Many did just that. We stopped that observation when we formed a permanent army, something directly forbode in the US Constitution those full time warriors are sworn to uphold.

California has the most annual snow of any state, typically.

Texas is in the negative every year - they use more federal money to balance their budget than any other state.

Hurricanes rarely hit the east coast from roughly the SC/NC line to the GA/FL line. This is due to the inward curvature of the coast. The last hurricane to directly hit GA from the Atlantic was in the 60s. It raised the water level aprox 22', while the highest point on many barrier islands, like St Simons, is less than that (SSI is 16'), completely submerging most of em.

While I am on facts about St Simons, it is a small island located roughly 1 mile off the mainland just outside Brunswick GA. The shipping channel between it and Jekyll Island provides access to the mainland, so in the 1850s (iirc) a lighthouse was contructed. It originally was equiped with a fresnal lens, a very expensive french made design that is ideal for lighthouse use. When the confederates saw no real advantage of maintaining a presense on SSI or constructing a fort, they disassembled the lighthouse to prevent yankee navigation by it. Allegedly, they burried the fresnal lens nearby - though it has never been found. It is presumed to still be somewhere in the sands of Saint Simons.

Its neighbor, Jekyll Island, is now a State Park. It was originally purchased by the forming Jekyll Island Club in late 1885 at the end of the plantation era (what had been on it) as a vacation club for rich yankees to visit in the winter. They employed rangers full time to patrol the island and ensure nobody else came, through the use of brutal force. Many of the wealthiest families in America were part of the JIC for some or all of its 54 year run, when wwii gave troubles. They include Pulitzer, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, and others. The original club had some 53 members. They staffed the cottages and Inn, but in 1971 could no longer afford the island, and sold it. The State tried to operate it as a resort for some time, unsuccesfully. It now houses hotels, a conference center, The Jekyll Island Club (resort), and private homes.
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Glass is not classified as a solid. It is continuously flowing. This can be seen in centuries old stain glass. It appears the glass has been melting. Thicker at the base and thinner at the top.
This I lead to be false. Glass back then was blown then flattened. Sure the thickness isn't going to be the same.

If you were a window maker, would you put the thicker side or the thinner side on bottom? Lol
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This I lead to be false. Glass back then was blown then flattened. Sure the thickness isn't going to be the same.

If you were a window maker, would you put the thicker side or the thinner side on bottom? Lol
I, too, have heard this is myth. Apparently you are both right, though. Glass is liquid, but takes millions of years, at least, to change if at all.

For the real story:
'"The idea that glass is a fluid is a very widespread myth," says Yvonne Stokes, a mathematician and spoilsport at the University of Adelaide in Australia. "I was told it as a fact by my adviser. And once, a class of schoolchildren came into the lab, and one of them told me the very san-re thing. If you want to talk microscopically, then you can call glass a fluid. But people understandably tend to think that if it's a fluid, it flows. It's that notion that's false.

"Stokes has recently proved with detailed calculations that old windows could not have flowed perceptibly.*If the myth survives, it will be because it contains a kernel of truth - and because glass is a confusing kind of matter, quite unlike the three ordinary kinds. A gas is an anarchy of molecules going every which way; a liquid is a tighter but still disorderly society in which molecules constantly dissolve and reestablish weak bonds; a solid is a molecular army in rigid formation. But glass is ... none of the above. It is rigid like a solid, but its molecules are not arranged in repeating crystals. It is amorphous like a liquid.

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That's the fat kernel of truth inside the myth: Glass really does flow- just not on a human timescale. If you could somehow preserve a cathedral window for long enough, it might become a rigid puddle on the floor. Or it might become an opaque crystalline solid. Conceivably, that church window might even evolve into an ideal glass. "We can't do the experiment for long enough," says Ediger. "But it's a very interesting question.

"Yvonne Stokes has calculated how long would be long enough. Assuming a windowpane simply flows downhill, she asked, how long would it take for the bottom to get just 5 percent thicker? At least 10 million years, she figures -and that is likely to be a "big underestimate." Cathedral windows may be thicker at the bottom, she says, Simply because handmade glass varies in thickness, and medieval builders chose to put the thick ends down. And wavy old windowpanes are not glass that has flowed; they're glass that was flawed from the beginning.

Nowadays most windows are made of flawless "float glass": Molten glass is poured onto a bath of molten tin and allowed to spread out and solidify into a perfectly flat sheet. But at Blenko Glass in Milton, West Virginia, they still make windowpanes the old-fashioned way. The artisan gets a ball of molten glass on the end of his pipe, which he blows into a long, cylindrical wooden mold so the malleable glass forms a hollow tube inside. After the glass cools, he removes it from the mold, scores it lengthwise, rehears the glass, and irons it into a single 18 by 25-inch pane. Each one contains air bubbles and large wavy bands, and sells for $27, because some people like the aesthetics of old glass people in charge of historical landmarks, for instance. A few years ago, recalls Blenko's Lewis Powers, the company got a large order for replacement panes from the White House: "They wanted the wavy look."'
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Earthworms are not indiginous to North America. They came after the settlers; ships were sent full of European dirt both to revitalize overcropped topsoil and as balast in the ships coming to bring goods back. Many places in the Pac NW still discourage the use of worms for fishing, as they still have not been established in those locales. It is likely the old forests of the new world had 5 or 10 ft of leaves on their floors when Columbus got here.
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When you look at an object, the image of that object appears upside down on your retina. However, your brain automatically corrects for this, allowing you to perceive the object the right side up.
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When you look at an object, the image of that object appears upside down on your retina. However, your brain automatically corrects for this, allowing you to perceive the object the right side up.
http://www.physlink.com/education/askexperts/ae353.cfm
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