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10 Common Misconceptions Dispelled (Part 4)
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10 common misconceptions dispelled. Dammit Einstein, that story was keeping my hope alive.
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Male 171
The baby bird one is true. I seent it.
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Male 666
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.
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Male 61
tl;dr
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Male 336
needs a new proofreader, if they have one at all
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Male 61
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.
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Male 107
@calithlin wrong.
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Male 1,744
wow, this info is old and retarded; and who the hell thought poinsettias were poisonous? that`s just silly
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Male 2,220
@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
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Male 904
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.
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Male 40
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...
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Male 12,365
[quote]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...[/quote]

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.
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Male 533
They need to get a better editor. Spotted some grammar/spelling mistakes.
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Male 976
>>The microwave one I knew because my burritos are always hot outside and still frozen in the middle<<

Chicken pot pies are even worse! >_<
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Male 2,748
@Dfaulted... but that cheese is still like lava!!!
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Male 422
Microwaves don`t use microwaves.
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Male 1,918
The microwave one I knew because my burritos are always hot outside and still frozen in the middle
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Female 1,604
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
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Male 201
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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Male 379
there seems to be a lot of herp going on in these comments... not to mention all of the derp.
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Female 1,324
@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.
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Female 3,001
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
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Female 412
"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.
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Female 45
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.
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Male 12,365
[quote]I beg to differ with the microwave fact.[/quote]

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?
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Male 12,365
[quote]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.[/quote]

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).
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Male 527
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). :)
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Female 155
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.
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Male 1,523
Stop telling me the odds!
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Male 25,416
mythbusters have the truth
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Female 2,674
MattPrince: Link didn`t work. Here`s just the Abstract from the paper.

One more time.
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Female 2,674
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?
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Male 2,841
How about some stuff I actually care about?
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Female 1,589
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?!
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Male 2,220
Dammit little to pick holes with here. Harumph.

Oi DixxyRarr, yes you..

Depends on the bird...

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Male 9,305
Oystah that supplied me with a chuckle and a funny mental image. Thank you.
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Male 5,413
That`s pretty cool. I was sick of the Einstein one because I knew it wasn`t true.
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Male 1,583
in the first one, they said Blue twice
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Male 496
@5cats

And here goes the rest of the sci-fi plots.
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Male 705
@hatface

We are one and the same.
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Male 2,700
Seems January is going to be repost month for IAB.....Great...
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Male 41,100
[quote]But are Poinsettias poisonous to dogs?[/quote]
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!
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Male 41,100
#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?
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Male 605
I knew all of these already. Thank you, QI!
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Male 769
lol@betardfooser and his Posse!
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Female 206
@Oystah very clever :P
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Male 1,292
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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Female 4,039
I`m glad about the baby bird thing - it`s wicked hard to pick them up with barbeque tongs.
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Female 2,674
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.
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Male 30
drat!
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Male 558
poo, drat, satan, death, sex, drugs, rape. Two of these seven words i-a-b won`t take...
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Male 558
lol @ "rooster-roach"... um, mean person.
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Male 306
The curse word changer is bad, I mean I can`t even write co.ckroach...
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Male 306
I guess I can take my roosterroach armor off then...
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Male 6,693
Who knew.
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Male 2,372
It`s a "Koala Bear"...end of story.
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Male 5,189
I didn`t know the bird one. Now I do!
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Female 235
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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Female 48
Link: 10 Common Misconceptions Infographic [Pic] [Rate Link] - 10 common misconceptions dispelled. Dammit Einstein, that story was keeping my hope alive.
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