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Date: 08/07/10 02:01 PM

68 Responses to A Year On Earth

  1. Profile photo of xiquiripat
    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2010 at 1:35 pm
    Link: A Year On Earth - Time to get your science on with celestial mechanics.
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    xtkm1x Male 13-17
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    August 7, 2010 at 2:26 pm
    Sorry, I couldn`t listen to that guy`s voice any longer. It was WAY too friendly. I was ready to shoot myself.
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    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
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    August 7, 2010 at 2:32 pm
    Awwww, come on, it`s Saturday! Do I have to think?
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    kouish Male 13-17
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    August 7, 2010 at 2:42 pm
    Aahh too much science!!
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    Flashpacker Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2010 at 2:42 pm
    NO.. no, you can not ask a person if his or her age is counted in ciderial, tropical or anamolous years.
    you just can`t.. there will be pain, a lot of pain. so don`t
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    eggmaster Male 13-17
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    August 7, 2010 at 2:48 pm
    Up until about 6 minutes, it was all basic earth and space information. You learned that stuff around 6th grade?
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    MandyLea Female 18-29
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    August 7, 2010 at 2:49 pm
    cool. I sort of understood it.
  8. Profile photo of Sectsktn
    Sectsktn Female 30-39
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    August 7, 2010 at 2:50 pm
    call me a nerd, but i found that incredibly interesting.
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    SapphireHart Female 18-29
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    August 7, 2010 at 2:52 pm
    The Earth`s orbit is like a Spirograph!
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    PUDDING1961 Female 40-49
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    August 7, 2010 at 2:53 pm
    I usually appreciate science facts and knowledge...but i dunno what happened as i lost interest in the middle of the clip and was harrassed by a fly, which i immediately honed my nuclear powered flyswatter onto the evil bugger. So...ok...earth axis, sun, moon, the four seasons and fun stuff like that. Well, i missed it and i`m not restarting that clip again! (Holds flyswatter and waits till a big one hits the bug scanner.)
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    the_Predator Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2010 at 3:04 pm
    Very interesting, but a lot of the terminology went over my head unfortunately.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2010 at 3:09 pm
    interesting
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
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    August 7, 2010 at 3:10 pm
    Im not sure how much sense this would make really.....I mean, if the earth is that much further away wouldnt the whole planet go through a winter or a summer based on positioning? Also would Murcury and Mars not be closer thus further effecting gravitational effects such as tides on the earth? Either this is completly untrue or exagerated in the video.

    There is simply no way the earth could be coming that close to the sun based on the scale of the video without crossing paths with the other 2 planets....
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    akiiryuuha Female 18-29
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    August 7, 2010 at 3:12 pm
    I feel a little nerdy because, not only did I understand all of that, but I already knew most of it. -_-;
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    MountainBord Female 18-29
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    August 7, 2010 at 3:14 pm
    this guy has a hard time saying some of these words
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    naz2k55 Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2010 at 3:14 pm
    i-am-more-bored-than-when-i-started.com
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    ledgehead Male 40-49
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    August 7, 2010 at 3:25 pm
    PUDDING1961, i`m with you, right in the middle i lost interest as well. I think it was the tone of the presenters voice. Makes you wonder about global warming though, were less than 9000 years before our next ice age.
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    August 7, 2010 at 3:43 pm
    This is totally inaccurate.

    Why is the Earth rotating the Sun? It`s the other way round, freaking dumbasses.
  19. Profile photo of TonyNaef
    TonyNaef Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2010 at 3:48 pm
    TAKE THAT GROUNDHOG DAY!!
  20. Profile photo of jakeamadude
    jakeamadude Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2010 at 4:07 pm
    Seasons are caused by a variation in radiation throughout the year, and while the earth receives more or less radiation during parts of its orbit depending on proximity to the sun, that difference is of little significance when compared to the difference caused by the axis being tilted, which alters the exposure time to radiation (rather than intensity).
    Yes, Murcury, Venus, and Mars are all closer and do in fact affect orbit to some extent, but the amount is negligible compared to the giants of Jupiter and Saturn.
    Yes, OF COURSE the scale on the video is exagerated, but with the purpose of providing a good visual.
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2010 at 4:09 pm
    "i-am-more-bored than-when-i-started.com"

    You`re-as-stupid as-when-you-started-dot.com


    "There is simply no way the earth could be coming that close to the sun based on the scale of the video without crossing paths with the other 2 planets...."

    DUDE! THE SUN WAS 1.5X BIGGER THAN THE EARTH, AND THE EARTH SPUN AROUND IT IN 3 SECONDS... OF COURSE IT WASN`T TO SCALE YOU DOUCHEY IDIOT!
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    choonma Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2010 at 4:09 pm
    I hope they didn`t pay that narrator very much, if anything. He was reading, and not very well. He had no idea what he was talking about.
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    jakeamadude Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2010 at 4:38 pm
    @Batmanners - A little vocal, but I agree with your sentiments
    @choonma - My guess is the guy DID know what he was talking about, but he was reading off of a paper because who in their right minds would wing this kind of production without a script? He`s not a trained speaker, cut him some slack. Have you ever been to a lecture live?
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    jakeamadude Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2010 at 4:58 pm
    Glad to see this is getting more positive reviews, it had 1.7 when I saw it first.
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2010 at 5:20 pm
    interesting, but nothing i didnt already know.
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    razlem Male 13-17
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    August 7, 2010 at 5:37 pm
    "There is simply no way the earth could be coming that close to the sun based on the scale of the video without crossing paths with the other 2 planets...."

    I fear for our future...
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    oxyl Male 30-39
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    August 7, 2010 at 6:13 pm
    the narrator`s voice makes me want to punch a baby
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    eskimo9 Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2010 at 6:52 pm
    Yeesh... so many variables, I would not want to be the person responsible for predicting the exact position of Earth on say, December 21, 2012.
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    August 7, 2010 at 7:16 pm
    >>the narrator`s voice makes me want to punch a baby

    I didn`t like it, either. Too cloying.
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    zombieland Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2010 at 7:25 pm
    u forgot about global warming. im super cereal
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    Laitnesse Female 18-29
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    August 7, 2010 at 7:28 pm
    I`m loving the fact that they used simple commercial Starry Night software to explain this. I think they give that version out free now with certain telescopes.

    (Or, at least, that`s how I got my copy of it)
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    mykunter Male 40-49
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    August 7, 2010 at 8:21 pm
    Hmmm... I did not know that.
  33. Profile photo of jg0nz
    jg0nz Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2010 at 8:37 pm
    Science..FTW
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    Ogen Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2010 at 8:43 pm
    Hate this bastards voice. He needs to take some acting classes. He always ends with a higher pitch, so it sounds like he is talking to kids or something.
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    Theyoyoguy Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2010 at 8:52 pm
    ahahhahah this narrator is such a queer
  36. Profile photo of CitizenXt99
    CitizenXt99 Female 18-29
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    August 7, 2010 at 9:06 pm
    Interesting but I cant stand the voice. I cant get through it.
  37. Profile photo of Linkenberger
    Linkenberger Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2010 at 9:22 pm
    drat you science. drat you and your drating numbers.
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    thecolor9 Female 13-17
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    August 7, 2010 at 9:28 pm
    After about 6minutes I got lost... otherwise, very interesting
  39. Profile photo of kimkio
    kimkio Female 18-29
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    August 7, 2010 at 10:53 pm
    booooriiinggg

    but i studied astrology so much by my own will xD
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    JumboCookie Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2010 at 11:13 pm
    Tropical years just sound better...
  41. Profile photo of BunnyNaku
    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    August 7, 2010 at 11:27 pm
    yay science!
  42. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    August 8, 2010 at 12:47 am
    Hate this bastards voice. He needs to take some acting classes. He always ends with a higher pitch, so it sounds like he is talking to kids or something.

    I agree about the acting classes. He`s reading a lecture without any relevant experience or training in doing so, which greatly detracts from the lecture. You get the lecture as a series of roughly sentence-sized chunks determined by the amount he can read and remember at one time, and that is never going to work well.

    When I lectured, I never scripted it. I used key point notes for myself and a rough plan for pacing. That approach has its own problems, of course.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    August 8, 2010 at 12:52 am
    Yeesh... so many variables, I would not want to be the person responsible for predicting the exact position of Earth on say, December 21, 2012.

    In a sense, there are no exact positions. It`s all relative to something else.

    The movement can be calculated accurately if you know all the forces involved, though. Certainly for the very near future. The margin of error for 18 months from now would be miniscule.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    August 8, 2010 at 12:59 am
    Im not sure how much sense this would make really.....I mean, if the earth is that much further away wouldnt the whole planet go through a winter or a summer based on positioning?

    The variation in distance is exaggerated in this video to make it clearer that it does vary. The actual variation is small, about 5% IIRC. It does have an effect on seasons, but not much of one.

    Also would Murcury and Mars not be closer thus further effecting gravitational effects such as tides on the earth?

    Yes, but not by much. They don`t have much mass.
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    magoo22 Male 30-39
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    August 8, 2010 at 1:58 am
    @thecolor9 I lasted 5 minutes
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    S-Nap Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2010 at 3:39 am
    Damn Jupiter and Saturn, messin` with our eccentricity!!
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    MikeyNiv Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2010 at 3:43 am
    his voice ruined it
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    beccab86 Female 18-29
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    August 8, 2010 at 4:09 am
    I made sense of leap year from this, so it wasn`t a complete waste of 1:39... that`s as much as I could take.
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    bored-am-I Male 30-39
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    August 8, 2010 at 6:34 am
    Pushed play. Had to run to the bathroom. Missed the whole year. Goddamn!
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    AlienPoison5 Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2010 at 6:34 am
    $32 for Jordan shoes is way too expensive for my taste, spam-bot. Now if it had been $31, I might have bit.

    This guy has a voice to die for, because I felt like if I had to go one more minute, I would kill myself. I`m usually a serious astronomy/astrophysics documentary fan, but this is unacceptable. Someone get Carl Sagan or Morgan Freeman in here.
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    BrimstoneOne Male 30-39
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    August 8, 2010 at 9:41 am
    twisted
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2010 at 10:11 am
    I think we need an info-graphic for this.
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    boredest1 Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2010 at 12:10 pm
    Made it to 4:25, what do I win?
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    Webz Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2010 at 12:38 pm
    "I`m 25 years old"

    "Is that in sidereal, tropical or anomalous years?! :D”

    "Oh God, please don`t kill me!"
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    August 8, 2010 at 1:49 pm
    learning is fun!
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    krazyfreak58 Female 13-17
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    August 8, 2010 at 1:55 pm
    boredest1: really? i only made it to 1:10...
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    britt566 Female 18-29
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    August 8, 2010 at 1:56 pm
    i was on the brink of tears from how boring this was.... like... it was so boring, it was interesting.
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    DickFace3 Male 13-17
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    August 8, 2010 at 4:08 pm
    I watched it twice and enjoyed it.
    drat.
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    maniaman88 Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2010 at 7:01 pm
    "When other factors are equal" at 5:30 is a crucial conditional statement. Their description of perihelion and aphelion seasonal changes would be correct if Earth were not covered with water, but because of the uneven distribution of oceans, the nouthern hemisphere actually has more mild seasons and the northern more extreme. Bodies of water tend to temper the climate, and the southern hemisphere has much more ocean coverage than the northern.
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    Stormydreams Female 18-29
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    August 8, 2010 at 7:39 pm
    Good grief, Earth, can`t even orbit in a straight circle? How many have you had?
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    inversegrav Male 30-39
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    August 8, 2010 at 8:10 pm
    I like stuff like this. Seeing something educational every once in a while helps to remind me the internet does have other uses other than porn.
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    bridog6996 Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2010 at 11:22 pm
    I usually enjoy stuff like this, but this just got so technical I stopped caring about halfway through.
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    initiald013 Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2010 at 11:24 pm
    My mind has officially been blown.
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    Brian 61316 Male 18-29
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    August 9, 2010 at 6:44 am
    spore music :P
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    August 9, 2010 at 9:06 am
    Space is cool. Lets all go.
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    CVizzle Male 18-29
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    August 9, 2010 at 12:05 pm
    Brian 61316: spore music :P

    I know. Now I want to play Spore!
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
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    August 9, 2010 at 3:54 pm
    If you can get past the narrator`s inflections, there are other related videos that are also interesting.
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    howlingwolf Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2010 at 3:18 pm
    Yes, you might ask them that question at the end. And they might promptly punch you so hard that your nose becomes "anamolous". Great video, I`m sorry to say I did not understand a few parts of it.

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