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Old 01-03-2013, 12:42 PM   #241
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Nope. Forgive my bad explination.

Of what we breathe in, air (70some % N, roughly 17-21% O, <5% other), we only use 4% of that oxygen (from the total air %), leaving the N, other gasses, and some 13-17% of O left, replacing that 4% with CO2, resuming the air back to 100%.

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gotcha. but I think your percentages are off, air is composed of 78%nitrogen, 21%oxygen, and 1%other gasses. unless you're in cow country, then you're probably breathing in 10%methane too!

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No idea. Curious though.

OK here's a hint. Batman's secret identity is Bruce Wayne.

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OK here's a hint. Batman's secret identity is Bruce Wayne.
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In 1966, the U.S. Supreme Court made a landmark ruling in the case of Miranda v. Arizona that established that a suspect has the right to remain silent and that prosecutors may not use statements made by defendants while in police custody unless the police have advised them of their rights.
The case changed the way police handle those arrested for crimes. Before questioning any suspect who has been arrested, police now give the suspect his Miranda rights, or read them the Miranda warning.


At age 34, Ernesto Miranda was stabbed and killed in a 1976 bar fight. A suspect was arrested in Miranda's stabbing, but exercised his right to remain silent. He was released without being charged.
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gotcha. but I think your percentages are off, air is composed of 78%nitrogen, 21%oxygen, and 1%other gasses. unless you're in cow country, then you're probably breathing in 10%methane too!
You are correct (apparently ). Air is 78.084% Nitrogen, 20.947% Oxygen, 0.934% Argon, and tiny amounts of the rest. These 3 compose some 99.998% of our atmospheric gases. Or so says dem scientists.

Again, I stand corrected. [Kicking rocks] lol

A better explanation, not my words (obviously):
The air that leaves a person's lungs during exhalation contains 14% oxygen and 4.4% carbon dioxide.

http://mistupid.com/chemistry/aircomp.htm
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Something to think about...

I am not saying I am Batman...I am just saying no one has seen me and Batman in the same room together...
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You are correct (apparently ).
I guess I was paying attention during Meteorology 101.
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On December 16th 1811 the mighty Mississippi river began to flow backwards due to a powerful earthquake.
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On December 16th 1811 the mighty Mississippi river began to flow backwards due to a powerful earthquake.
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On December 16th 1811 the mighty Mississippi river began to flow backwards due to a powerful earthquake.
The New Madrid Fault, which you mention, was named for the town of New Madrid - the main settlement between St Louis and Natchez, MS. The Dec 16th quake woke people sleeping in NYC, DC, and Charleston SC. It had an impact zone of 600,000 sq kilometers and a percievable area of 5,000,000 sq kilos. For reference, the area of strong shaking was aprox 10x the 1906 SF quake.

On Jan 23 1812 the New Madrid Fault slipped again, resulting in a slightly smaller shake.

On Feb 7 1812, the third major quake occured, creating Reelfoot Lake in western Tennessee. It did this by literally dropping the ground level some 1.5 - 6 meters. It caused complete soil liquification, sending sand spouts tens of feet into the air, according to witnesses. It was as large, if not larger, than the Dec 16th quake. Chimneys were toppled as far away as St Louis and Kentucky. The town of New Madrid was completely destroyed. It, or possibly the Dec 16th event, was certainly the largest earthquake east of the Rockies in either Canada or America since the arrival of European settlers in the 1600s.

They believe the first and third events to have been aprox M7.7, with the 2nd a M7.5. There was a noteable aftershock some 5hrs after the first event of 7.0, a very large shake in its own right.

I got (as in totally not mine) a family farm about 50 miles from Reelfoot Lake. Neat Indian stories about its creation, too.
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I got (as in totally not mine) a family farm about 50 miles from Reelfoot Lake. Neat Indian stories about its creation, too.
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It also became a problem because the survey done happened before the quake, while the Jackson Purchase did not happen until after. Subsequently, the govt gave out the lands under water - when local settlers went to fish, the land owners were prepared to defend what was theirs, by force. To the extent they even formed a make shift militia, the NightRiders. They were later deemed a criminal orginazation after they had desolved into one.

Well, here is a great Lake Co resident. He spent his childhood, no doubt, fishing Reelfoot.

(From 96th Company, 6th Marine Regiment History). A young lieutenant reported one day in July of 1918 at Soissons: "I am in an old abandoned French trench ... I have only two men left out of my company and 20 out of other companies ... I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." When a relief outfit crawled in through the wire and shell holes the next day, it found Cates clad chiefly in helmet and pistol. His pants had been blown off. But Clifton B. Cates "did hold." He became the first and only 4 star Marine Corp General in the US from TN.

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Davy Crockett spent much of the early 1830s in a cabin about an hour from Reelfoot. He claimed to have killed 108 bear in a single season here, before going to the Alamo in 1836.

Aforementioned story, slightly different from the one I have in print somewhere around here.
THE LEGEND OF CHIEF REELFOOT* Legend says that at the beginning of the 19thcentury, a tribe of the Chickasaw was ruled by a mighty Chief. His heart was heavy, for his son had been born with a deformed foot. As the boy grew and developed normally, his walk was different from all the other Indians. He walked and ran with a rolling, so his people called him Kalopin, meaning Reelfoot.*

*When the old chief died, Reelfoot became Chief. He, too, was sad and lonely, for none of the Indian maidens had stirred in him thoughts of love. His father had often told him of the mighty tribes dwelling to the south, and of the wondrous beauty of their maidens. So, restless in spirit, when the robins arrived from the north, he wandered south in search of a princess.*

*After many days of travel, he reached the land of the great Choctaw Chief, Copiah. Reelfoot then beheld his dream princess, more beautiful than he had ever dared imagine, sitting close by the side of the Chief, her father. After they had eaten and smoked the peace pipe, Reelfoot asked for the old chief&rsquo;s daughter in marriage. Old Copiah was filled with wrath because he did not wish his daughter to marry a deformed chief and told Reelfoot that his daughter could only be given in wedlock to a Choctaw chieftain.*

*The old chief called on the Great Spirit who spoke to Reelfoot and said that an Indian must not steal his wife from any neighboring tribe, for such was tribal law. If he disobeyed and carried off the princess he, the Great Spirit, would cause the earth to rock and the waters to swallow up his village and bury his people in a watery grave. Reelfoot was frightened at this threat of dire punishment and sorrowfully returned home.*

*By the end of the next summer, he decided to ignore the wrath of the great Spirit and to steal the forbidden maiden. He stole the maiden, Laughing Eyes, and returned home to the great rejoicing of his people. Laughing Eyes was greatly frightened for she had heard what the Great Spirit had said to Reelfoot and begged that he send her back to her father. Reelfoot was so much in love that he was willing to defy everything.*

*In the midst of the celebration and the marriage rites, the earth began to roll in rhythm with kettledrums and tom-toms. The Indians tried to flee to the hills, but the rocking earth made them reel and stagger. Chief Reelfoot and his bride reeled also and the Great Spirit stomped his foot in anger. The Father of Waters heard the stomp, and, backing on his course, rushed over Reelfoot&rsquo;s country.*

*Where the Great Spirit stomped the earth the Mississippi formed a beautiful lake, at the bottom of which lay Chief Reelfoot, his bride, and his people. Such is the Indian legend of Reelfoot Lake.

http://www.reelfoot.com/legend_1.htm
1 - it was Indian hunting grounds that were infrequently used.
2 - there are no hills in west TN, they couldn't have wanted to run there
3 - there is no Choctaw or Chickasaw word for ReelFoot.
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Your head does not lose more heat than the rest of the body. This is a common misconception due to a poorly designed experiment performed by the US Army. They bundled up their test subjects and covered everything except their head. They then determined that most of their body heat was lost through the head.

If they had covered the head as much as the body, or had a control where someone was totally exposed, they would have seen that there is no difference in the rate of heat loss throughout the body.
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Your head does not lose more heat than the rest of the body. This is a common misconception due to a poorly designed experiment performed by the US Army. They bundled up their test subjects and covered everything except their head. They then determined that most of their body heat was lost through the head.

If they had covered the head as much as the body, or had a control where someone was totally exposed, they would have seen that there is no difference in the rate of heat loss throughout the body.
how'd you like to be the naked guy in that experiment? lol
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how'd you like to be the naked guy in that experiment? lol
It's the Army and back in the 40s! When you're voluntold to do something, you strip naked and stand in the snow with pride!
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voluntold i like that haha havent heard it in a while
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Batman's creators named Bruce Wayne after 1)Robert the Bruce and 2)General "Mad" Anthony Wayne
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id rather have john wayne... just saying
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id rather have john wayne... just saying
i agree. But John wayne didn't really get famous until the 1940's. Batman first appeared in 1939.
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