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Date: 01/05/11 06:04 AM

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  1. Profile photo of midnightblis
    midnightblis Female 18-29
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    January 4, 2011 at 4:24 pm
    Link: 10 Common Misconceptions Infographic - 10 common misconceptions dispelled. Dammit Einstein, that story was keeping my hope alive.
  2. Profile photo of x13purplesta
    x13purplesta Female 30-39
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    January 5, 2011 at 6:26 am
    But are Poinsettias poisonous to dogs?

    I like these bits of info but there are some people in my extended family that will never stop thinking that you shouldn`t touch a baby bird!
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    manorrd Male 30-39
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    January 5, 2011 at 6:49 am
    It`s a "Koala Bear"...end of story.
  4. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    January 5, 2011 at 7:00 am
    Who knew.
  5. Profile photo of martinikene
    martinikene Male 18-29
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    January 5, 2011 at 7:36 am
    I guess I can take my roosterroach armor off then...
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    martinikene Male 18-29
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    January 5, 2011 at 7:38 am
    The curse word changer is bad, I mean I can`t even write co.ckroach...
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    betardfooser Male 30-39
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    January 5, 2011 at 8:23 am
    lol @ "rooster-roach"... um, mean person.
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    betardfooser Male 30-39
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    January 5, 2011 at 8:26 am
    poo, drat, satan, death, sex, drugs, rape. Two of these seven words i-a-b won`t take...
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    ihavenoidea Male 18-29
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    January 5, 2011 at 8:26 am
    drat!
  10. Profile photo of DixxyRarr
    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
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    January 5, 2011 at 8:28 am
    Another thing about baby birds is that people often find them outside of the nest with no Mama bird around, and try to rescue it. But really, it`s just the Mama bird teaching the little guy how to pick for food, be independent and test out his wee wings. Mama`s around, just hiding, so don`t worry.

    And- birds don`t really mate for life.

    Also, I love vultures. They have an amazing sense of smell. Okay. I`m a dork.
  11. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
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    January 5, 2011 at 9:07 am
    I`m glad about the baby bird thing - it`s wicked hard to pick them up with barbeque tongs.
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    jbwhite Male 18-29
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    January 5, 2011 at 9:22 am
    I live in Newfoundland and we call french toast, french toast... wtf.

    A small bird smacked into the window of my house once, it was laying on the ground disoriented as I was letting my dogs go piss and poo, and one of my dogs went to eat it, I managed to get the bird away from the dog, and took it inside, after 15 minutes or so it started to perk up, I took it outside and it flew off.
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    xxEmo_kid_xx Female 18-29
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    January 5, 2011 at 9:29 am
    @Oystah very clever :P
  14. Profile photo of slab-of-rage
    slab-of-rage Male 18-29
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    January 5, 2011 at 9:31 am
    [email protected] and his Posse!
  15. Profile photo of hatface
    hatface Male 18-29
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    January 5, 2011 at 9:33 am
    I knew all of these already. Thank you, QI!
  16. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    January 5, 2011 at 9:34 am
    #10 - there goes half the sci-fi plots! lolz! The rest I had already learned about. I think everyone believes the baby bird thing, at one time, eh?
  17. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    January 5, 2011 at 9:38 am
    But are Poinsettias poisonous to dogs?
    Nope, not really @x13purplesta, or to cats either.
    They`re sort of poisonous, but a human would have to eat like 10 plants to get sick, similar for cats & dogs: they`d need to eat 2-3 plants worth of leaves to be mildly poisoned.
    I just learned that this summer! lolz!
  18. Profile photo of Steelgrid
    Steelgrid Male 30-39
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    January 5, 2011 at 9:43 am
    Seems January is going to be repost month for IAB.....Great...
  19. Profile photo of DamienLike
    DamienLike Male 13-17
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    January 5, 2011 at 10:22 am
    @hatface

    We are one and the same.
  20. Profile photo of tstyblucryns
    tstyblucryns Male 18-29
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    January 5, 2011 at 10:28 am
    @5cats

    And here goes the rest of the sci-fi plots.
  21. Profile photo of CaptainPat
    CaptainPat Male 18-29
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    January 5, 2011 at 10:44 am
    in the first one, they said Blue twice
  22. Profile photo of 8BitHero
    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    January 5, 2011 at 10:50 am
    That`s pretty cool. I was sick of the Einstein one because I knew it wasn`t true.
  23. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    January 5, 2011 at 11:15 am
    Oystah that supplied me with a chuckle and a funny mental image. Thank you.
  24. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    January 5, 2011 at 11:25 am
    Dammit little to pick holes with here. Harumph.

    Oi DixxyRarr, yes you..

    Depends on the bird...

  25. Profile photo of the_windy
    the_windy Female 18-29
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    January 5, 2011 at 11:45 am
    I would like to challenge the microwave thing.
    I put a block of frozen butter in the microwave to soften it, and when I cut through it the outer shell was solid, which the middle melted.
    WHY?!
  26. Profile photo of Solvent
    Solvent Male 18-29
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    January 5, 2011 at 11:56 am
    How about some stuff I actually care about?
  27. Profile photo of DixxyRarr
    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
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    January 5, 2011 at 12:33 pm
    MattPrince: Yay! Someone who likes birds :)

    Is that an Albatross? See here.

    As with humans, there`s a difference between `social monogamy` and just plain f*ckin`.
    I guess you could still call a cheating wife a `life mate`... but is she really?
  28. Profile photo of DixxyRarr
    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
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    January 5, 2011 at 12:36 pm
    MattPrince: Link didn`t work. Here`s just the Abstract from the paper.

    One more time.
  29. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    January 5, 2011 at 12:56 pm
    mythbusters have the truth
  30. Profile photo of Piepig
    Piepig Male 13-17
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    January 5, 2011 at 12:57 pm
    Stop telling me the odds!
  31. Profile photo of alliknow
    alliknow Female 18-29
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    January 5, 2011 at 1:01 pm
    I beg to differ with the microwave fact.
    I once creamated a pizza from the inside out in a microwave/oven combi when I accidently left it on microwave setting. That experience was gutting as it looked perfect until you tried to cut it apart and realised it was rock solid and charcoal on the inside.
  32. Profile photo of mvangild
    mvangild Male 30-39
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    January 5, 2011 at 2:56 pm
    I disagree with the last one. Asteroid fields are dangerous to fly through BECAUSE of the smaller debris. You wouldn`t be able to detect something the size of a tennis ball very easily, and , if you could, you would have to expend energy to avoid it or destroy it. If you risk hitting it, you risk damaging some part of your craft. I`d rather avoid the asteroid field and fly in open space where the odds of hitting an object are much lower (except if you`re a TIE fighter). :)
  33. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    January 5, 2011 at 3:13 pm
    I disagree with the last one. Asteroid fields are dangerous to fly through BECAUSE of the smaller debris. You wouldn`t be able to detect something the size of a tennis ball very easily, and , if you could, you would have to expend energy to avoid it or destroy it. If you risk hitting it, you risk damaging some part of your craft.

    A fair point, but virtually all of an asteroid field is empty space. You`re unlikely to hit even a tennis ball sized rock. Spaceships that weren`t very early, very primitive ones suitable only for very local travel (like the ones humans can build so far) would have to have some way of reliably deflecting objects far smaller than a tennis ball because even dust is a serious problem if you`re travelling at millions of mph (which would be very slow for a proper spaceship). Slow down a bit and those systems would deal with much larger rocks (kinetic energy = 0.5mv^2, so v has a much bigger effect than m).
  34. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    January 5, 2011 at 3:16 pm
    I beg to differ with the microwave fact.

    OK...so how do you think a microwave oven works?

    The microwaves add energy to water molecules, increasing their temperature. How do you think the microwaves pass through water molecules in the outer layers and only affect those in the middle? How does the microwave detect that it is in the middle of the food?
  35. Profile photo of MSWright88
    MSWright88 Female 18-29
    45 posts
    January 5, 2011 at 3:46 pm
    Okay, so poinsettas aren`t poisonous, to humans. But they are still to dogs right? Any vet I have talked to has told me that anyway.
  36. Profile photo of SapphireHart
    SapphireHart Female 18-29
    412 posts
    January 5, 2011 at 3:48 pm
    "It`s a "Koala Bear"...end of story."

    It`s not in the family ursidae (the bears), and not even in the order carnivora, but the much older order marsupialia, not even vaguely related...End of story.

    @dixxyRarr Mute swans and Egyptian geese are two examples of birds that tend to mate for life. However yes in some cases, like for example house martins, the male may have more than one female on a nest and has to spread it`s time, meaning that there is a higher mortality rate in the nests due to less frequent feeds and sometimes abandonment by the male.

    The chameleon one is actually still true, just on top of everything else mentioned, as shown by Kate Humble in Animal Park.
  37. Profile photo of ruthless1990
    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    January 5, 2011 at 4:57 pm
    3 misconceptions that i believed, 2 id never heard of and 5 that i had heard of but knew to be incorrect
    but all together 10 misconceptions i don`t care about
  38. Profile photo of gothmo
    gothmo Female 18-29
    1324 posts
    January 5, 2011 at 5:00 pm
    @mvanglid

    in sspace everything deals with mass and velocity, basically... if something small is moving slowly, and you`re obviously huge and moving quickly, it really shouldn`t do anything besides bounce off... if both objects are moving quickly towards eachother it`d be dangerous...

    of course this is all theoretical since I`ve never been in space but... I guess think of it as your car smacking into a bug.
  39. Profile photo of cityncolour
    cityncolour Male 30-39
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    January 5, 2011 at 5:20 pm
    there seems to be a lot of herp going on in these comments... not to mention all of the derp.
  40. Profile photo of Sonsglow
    Sonsglow Male 18-29
    201 posts
    January 5, 2011 at 5:31 pm
    I guess I`m not an idiot, but at 23 years old with more than a decade of access to the internet I didn`t believe any of these things to be true.
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    CoffeeDiiva Female 40-49
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    January 5, 2011 at 5:44 pm
    a lot of these I used to think were true then I got the internet many many years ago, or read and found out they weren`t
  42. Profile photo of Dfaulted
    Dfaulted Male 13-17
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    January 5, 2011 at 7:20 pm
    The microwave one I knew because my burritos are always hot outside and still frozen in the middle
  43. Profile photo of Lblaxplaya20
    Lblaxplaya20 Male 18-29
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    January 5, 2011 at 7:48 pm
    Microwaves don`t use microwaves.
  44. Profile photo of DarkFerret
    DarkFerret Male 18-29
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    January 5, 2011 at 7:54 pm
    @Dfaulted... but that cheese is still like lava!!!
  45. Profile photo of buxco215
    buxco215 Male 18-29
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    January 5, 2011 at 8:18 pm
    >>The microwave one I knew because my burritos are always hot outside and still frozen in the middle<<

    Chicken pot pies are even worse! >_<
  46. Profile photo of razlem
    razlem Male 13-17
    533 posts
    January 5, 2011 at 8:56 pm
    They need to get a better editor. Spotted some grammar/spelling mistakes.
  47. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    January 5, 2011 at 9:18 pm
    in sspace everything deals with mass and velocity, basically... if something small is moving slowly, and you`re obviously huge and moving quickly, it really shouldn`t do anything besides bounce off... if both objects are moving quickly towards eachother it`d be dangerous...

    There would still be a lot of velocity involved.

    Scale it down a bit to a real world example. If you`re walking along at 3mph and a large insect flies into you at 10mph, you`ll feel it but it probably won`t even leave a mark. If you`re going down the road at 100mph on a bike with the visor up and that same large insect flies into your face going 10mph the other way, it`s going to hurt and it`s going to leave a mark.
  48. Profile photo of Calithlin
    Calithlin Male 18-29
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    January 5, 2011 at 9:55 pm
    Um... did these guys forget that particulates in asteroid belts are going to shred ships apart when they come in contact with them? Iven in EARTH`s orbit sattelites get shot through with tiny particles all the time. In an asteroid field it`d be thousands of magnitudes greater...
  49. Profile photo of drips
    drips Male 30-39
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    January 5, 2011 at 10:06 pm
    Poinsettias do contain terpenes and diterpenes which might be considered poisonous or toxic. If you eat a little strychnine it probably won`t kill you, but that doesn`t mean it`s not a poison. The creator of this must have spent minutes on Snopes and Wikipedia.
  50. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    January 5, 2011 at 11:28 pm
    @Dixxyrarr - yep waved albatross, spot on. Thank you for the interesting abstract, so the birds are monogamous apart from a bit of "Extra Pair Copulation" - I take it Aggressive EPC means rape! They might find however that its the unforced EPC (aka cheating) is a rising trend as the male waved have been recorded as taking a bigger hit from longlinging . Leading to a rise in mateable females vs mateable males.birdlife
  51. Profile photo of phoneybone
    phoneybone Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2011 at 1:51 am
    wow, this info is old and retarded; and who the hell thought poinsettias were poisonous? that`s just silly
  52. Profile photo of Byrdman1525
    Byrdman1525 Male 13-17
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    January 6, 2011 at 2:37 am
    @calithlin wrong.
  53. Profile photo of DieZahl23
    DieZahl23 Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2011 at 10:05 am
    The turning plate concentrate the heating energy to the middle, because the middle gets most of the radiation, because of the plate which is turning.
  54. Profile photo of ilfg
    ilfg Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2011 at 12:41 pm
    needs a new proofreader, if they have one at all
  55. Profile photo of slickrstickr
    slickrstickr Male 13-17
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    January 6, 2011 at 9:28 pm
    tl;dr
  56. Profile photo of dang007
    dang007 Male 30-39
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    January 7, 2011 at 7:07 am
    In regards to the microwave, what is happening is the water in the product is heated by absorbing the incident radiation. So if water is present everywhere in the product being heated the outside gets hotter faster because there is more incident radiation on the outermost layer for the water to absorb and be excited by. On the other hand if the water is not distributed throughout the product uniformly the portion with the higher concentration of water heats faster.
  57. Profile photo of button_guy
    button_guy Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2011 at 11:22 am
    The baby bird one is true. I seent it.

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