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Date: 01/14/11 03:00 PM

45 Responses to A Lesson In Astronomy

  1. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    January 14, 2011 at 2:44 pm
    Link: A Lesson In Astronomy - Because posting in the astrology thread made everyone involved cry.
  2. Profile photo of piperfawn
    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    January 14, 2011 at 3:19 pm
    Rotating balls are so amazing. If you think that also the Sun have his own rotation in our galaxy your head can explode.
  3. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    January 14, 2011 at 3:19 pm
    For the record, my "snappy description" had a verb in it when I submitted the link.
  4. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    January 14, 2011 at 3:20 pm
    "Because posting in the astrology thread everyone involved cry."

    What?

  5. Profile photo of gchimmel
    gchimmel Female 18-29
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    January 14, 2011 at 3:21 pm
    `Because posting in the astrology thread everyone involved cry.`

    What the hell does that mean?
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    norgle Male 18-29
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    January 14, 2011 at 3:22 pm
    "Because posting in the astrology thread everyone involved cry."

    I know don`t if agree with sentence your understand?
  7. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    January 14, 2011 at 3:31 pm
    My comment when I submitted the link was "Because your posts in the astrology thread made us all cry." I don`t know what the f*ck was going through the mind of the mod that edited it.
  8. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    January 14, 2011 at 3:34 pm
    On that note, Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?
  9. Profile photo of Scott_2150
    Scott_2150 Male 18-29
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    January 14, 2011 at 3:41 pm
    His voice aggravates me. Why does he keep raising the pitch of his voice towards the end of sentences?
  10. Profile photo of handys003
    handys003 Male 50-59
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    January 14, 2011 at 3:51 pm
    @Volsunga

    Because they are on their rags?
  11. Profile photo of xiquiripat
    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    January 14, 2011 at 3:54 pm
    Repost. MY repost in fact. Still good though.
  12. Profile photo of kissmybim
    kissmybim Male 40-49
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    January 14, 2011 at 4:13 pm
    I- I- I just never knew.
  13. Profile photo of SPARTAKITTY
    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
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    January 14, 2011 at 4:13 pm
    The description is rather strange.
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    MikeyNiv Male 18-29
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    January 14, 2011 at 4:16 pm
    I remember this here last year. And I`ll make the same comment: I can`t stand his drating patronising voice!

    @Volsunga:
    You’ve got to be kidding me. I’ve been further even more decided to use even go need to do look more as anyone can. Can you really be far even as decided half as much to use go wish for that? My guess is that when one really been far even as decided once to use even go want, it is then that he has really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like. It’s just common sense.
  15. Profile photo of Mailbox
    Mailbox Male 18-29
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    January 14, 2011 at 4:33 pm
    aha
  16. Profile photo of GasMaskKid
    GasMaskKid Male 18-29
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    January 14, 2011 at 6:19 pm
    "So, if someone tells how many years old they are, you might ask them: is that in sidereal, tropical, or anomalous years?"
    Unless you don`t enjoy being a douchebag.
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    blackcatseye Female 30-39
    685 posts
    January 14, 2011 at 7:23 pm
    IAB mods must all be potheads with no attention span at all, because this is a REPOST! AGAIN! BORING.
  18. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    January 14, 2011 at 7:36 pm
    I suppose we could extrapolate this data a bit more and, well whaddya know, we`re in the middle of a global warming phase owing to the Earth`s location in it`s orbit.
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    January 14, 2011 at 7:37 pm
    Ohh yeah and I found the post to be freaking kick ass. Largely because I have an attention span greater than a lightning bolt.
  20. Profile photo of Arvz
    Arvz Male 18-29
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    January 14, 2011 at 7:41 pm
    Repost, but I still loved it :)
  21. Profile photo of Theyoyoguy
    Theyoyoguy Male 18-29
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    January 14, 2011 at 8:02 pm
    thats a lot of wobbling and shifting.. thank god its so gradual and slight.
  22. Profile photo of psychosax
    psychosax Male 18-29
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    January 14, 2011 at 9:36 pm
    This video is really interesting, but they do get one thing wrong. At the beginning we see a path of the earth`s elliptical orbit. This is GREATLY exaggerated. In reality, the eccentricity of the earth`s orbit (how ovular it is) is SO small that when you look at an accurate depiction of the earth`s orbit, it is indistinguishable from a perfect circle to the human eye.
    On a similar note, the difference of distances between the earth and the sun at the perihelion and aphelion is very small, and this difference contributes VERY MINOR temperature variations if any at all.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    January 14, 2011 at 10:44 pm
    yawn...
  24. Profile photo of ruthless1990
    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    January 15, 2011 at 2:59 am
    God this was dull.
  25. Profile photo of TopperHey
    TopperHey Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2011 at 3:05 am
    "Because posting in the astrology thread everyone involved cry." - Yes,, but WHO WAS THE PHONE???
  26. Profile photo of Encezo
    Encezo Male 13-17
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    January 15, 2011 at 3:47 am
    WTF MY BRAIN HURTS
  27. Profile photo of quick1dunkno
    quick1dunkno Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2011 at 4:41 am
    repost
  28. Profile photo of Kain1
    Kain1 Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2011 at 4:49 am
    How can anyone think this is dull?? It is completely amazing how complex and yet simple the universe is!
  29. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    January 15, 2011 at 5:44 am
    So there are five? six? (I lost count!) cycles affecting the Earth`s orbit? COOL!!!
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    danthew Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2011 at 6:17 am
    I do physics at uni, but still if anyone asked me "Is that sidereal, tropical or anomalous years?" I would punch them in the face.

    Also, annoying voice is annoying.
  31. Profile photo of inversegrav
    inversegrav Male 30-39
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    January 15, 2011 at 7:05 am
    i like this stuff when it shows up here
  32. Profile photo of SlothOfDoom
    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
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    January 15, 2011 at 7:14 am
    @psychosax

    I believe the orbit in that graphic was exaggerated to easier explain an elliptical path to the alarming large amount of people who believe that the earth orbits in a perfect circle.

    A perfectly scaled representation of our orbit would be more likely to confuse people, which is counter to the point of this entire thing.


    Of course, if you want to be a nitpicky bish about it, then go ahead. I just hope to god you never have to teach anyone anything.
  33. Profile photo of Deviros
    Deviros Male 18-29
    535 posts
    January 15, 2011 at 7:19 am
    This individual does NOT have a future in voice acting.

    His inflection is all over the place - every statement sounds like a confused exclamatory question.
  34. Profile photo of furryblob
    furryblob Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2011 at 9:05 am
    Interesting stuff.
  35. Profile photo of Andicicle
    Andicicle Male 18-29
    503 posts
    January 15, 2011 at 9:17 am
    YAWN
  36. Profile photo of raven_mac
    raven_mac Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2011 at 10:13 am
    Is this a repost?!?
  37. Profile photo of CoyoteKing
    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
    2988 posts
    January 15, 2011 at 11:36 am
    repost
  38. Profile photo of ledzeppeloyd
    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2011 at 6:56 pm
    this is my beef on global warming, the earth doesnt spin in a complete circle, however can you really say that pumping co2 on an exponential level level is not bad for the enviorment
  39. Profile photo of s0rd3dvis1on
    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
    2388 posts
    January 15, 2011 at 8:02 pm
    what if it spins so fast that it leaves it`s ozone ehind like in the looney toons or what if god is hovering by on his space bike and it accidently knocks his elbow causing him to swerve and burn his beard on the sun. these are the things that scare me
  40. Profile photo of Civas-lies
    Civas-lies Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2011 at 9:20 pm
    I can`t imagine you get much sleep then, s0rd3dvis1on.
  41. Profile photo of dm2754
    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    January 16, 2011 at 9:16 am
    the truth of global warming
  42. Profile photo of taelmx
    taelmx Female 18-29
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    January 16, 2011 at 2:47 pm
    s0rd3dvis1on that was awesome
  43. Profile photo of deathxtra
    deathxtra Male 13-17
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    January 16, 2011 at 5:33 pm
    I hate how he raises his voice at the end of each sentence as if lecturing a gradeschool class.
  44. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    January 18, 2011 at 11:46 am
    Pretty colors.
  45. Profile photo of Abandonnez
    Abandonnez Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2011 at 2:09 pm
    I love watching stuff like this :D

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