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Date: 07/19/13 08:05 PM

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    July 19, 2013 at 6:30 pm
    Link: 40 Totally Random Facts And Knowledge - Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective: random facts. Do they seem desperately random, or not random at all?
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    Quackor Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2013 at 8:40 pm
    god bless air pollution
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    Originalform Male 30-39
    292 posts
    July 19, 2013 at 8:42 pm
    I myself,am a fan of random. keeps it interesting
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    McThstlpnts Female 18-29
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    July 19, 2013 at 8:42 pm
    A lot of those facts are from I f*cking Love Science! :)
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    ZackDark Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2013 at 8:45 pm
    Actually, regular Coke floats or sinks depending on its temperature can change such behavior a relatively small change of temperature.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    July 19, 2013 at 8:49 pm
    The polar bear one is true, if you`re dumb enough to eat something that huge.

    I think ants vastly outweigh humans, there`s lots of those little guys.

    I don`t think the chess one is correct, even if you count every conceivable move variation as a separate `game`.
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    sourkraut Male 40-49
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    July 19, 2013 at 8:58 pm
    #8 is a horrible statistic, for so many reasons.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 19, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    So many things wrong.
    For example, discovered in 1946 Neptune completed a full orbit on July 11, 2011 so it has in fact competed an orbit around the sun since it`s discovery.

    Want another? The Diving Bell Spider`s web does not act as a gill, it carries air down and replenishes the bubble.

    Still yearning for more? No one has cured AIDS.

    This is some persons random thoughts passed off as "scientific facts".

    Guess what, Spock is real!.... or will be!
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2013 at 9:19 pm
    @5Cats, I think the chess one is probable.
    There are 20 possible moves for your first move (8 pawns (can move either one space or two), 2 knights (each have two spaces to which they may move). By the end of black`s first move, there can be 400 possible different distinct games.
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    July 19, 2013 at 10:00 pm
    the new York \ Texas one is a bit off
    #14 the sound from space was "WOW" in hex code
    #9 of we housed all the homeless we would save taxpayers billions
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 19, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    This is clearly not as accurate as Star Trek...which is fantasy, so . . .
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
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    July 19, 2013 at 11:25 pm
    "Yep, that`s lav- HEY!!! MY SHOE IS ON FIRE!!! WHY ARE YOU TAKING A PICTURE?!!!"
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    Naomie_111 Female 18-29
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    July 20, 2013 at 12:57 am
    Regarding the AIDS - yeah, it`s not a cure we can now distribute and eradicate the disease.
    There are people with cells that don`t have the receptor the HIV virus needs in order to connect to the cell. It`s rare, and right now there`s not much we can do with it, but it is a breakthrough and information that can help us find a cure.
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    Neoptolemos Male 30-39
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    July 20, 2013 at 1:58 am

    #17: Neptune barely completed one orbit, but Pluto was discovered, classified as a planet and then reclassified as a dwarf-planet all before completing HALF AN ORBIT!

    #38: "in case of an emergency, a crayon will burn for 30 minutes"... so will it burn shorter or longer when there isn`t an emergency??
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    slut_etta Female 50-59
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    July 20, 2013 at 6:09 am
    the entire population of the earth CANNOT fit into the state of texas. math doesn`t lie.
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    aroc91 Male 18-29
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    July 20, 2013 at 7:50 am
    @slut_etta

    Math doesn`t lie, but you do.

    The total area of Texas in square yards is 8.32x10^11. Divide that by 7 billion and you get 118 square yards per person. More than enough to fit the entirety of Earth`s population.
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
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    July 20, 2013 at 8:13 am
    Don`t burn your crayons at both ends.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    July 20, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Slutetta -

    The entire population of earth can fit into an area the size of Los Angles...if we stood side by side.

    Check out this video...it`s interesting
    What if everyone jumped at once
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    July 20, 2013 at 1:51 pm

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    7eggert Male 30-39
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    July 20, 2013 at 3:06 pm
    @dm2754: There is no hex digit "W", only "0123456789ABCDEF".

    @Gerry1of1: The surface of the bubble works as a gill (just like the surface of water to air does, otherwise our lungs wouldn`t work), but (I think) it`s not enough surface area to sustain the spider unless the water contains a good amount of oxygen and it sits very still. Therefore I assume the spider will have to replenish the air.

    ---

    The legend about Thor and his hammer is too ancient to even mention neutron stars.

    Snorra-Edda
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    piratefish Male 40-49
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    July 20, 2013 at 4:24 pm
    Awesome. Thanks for sharing this; I really enjoyed it.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    July 20, 2013 at 4:26 pm
    So many things wrong.
    For example, discovered in 1946 Neptune completed a full orbit on July 11, 2011 so it has in fact competed an orbit around the sun since it`s discovery.

    The statement was that it had barely completed one orbit since its discovery. Which is what you`d just agreed with. So you`re wrong to say it`s wrong.

    Still yearning for more? No one has cured AIDS.

    The claim never mentioned AIDS. The claim was that two cases of HIV infection have been "cured". They actually have been cured, so the quote marks shouldn`t be there.

    You`re disproving your own misreading of the claims, which makes you look sloppy.

    The Diving Bell Spider`s web does not act as a gill, it carries air down and replenishes the bubble.

    The claim was that it acts *like* a gill, not *as* a gill.

    There is good evidence of it acting like a gill.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/13
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    July 20, 2013 at 4:28 pm
    Bah, cut off prematurely. here`s the full link:

    Diving spider bell does gas exchange, like a gill.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    July 20, 2013 at 4:41 pm
    #14 the sound from space was "WOW" in hex code

    Which hex code are you claiming was used? It obviously couldn`t have been raw hex because there isn`t a `W` in hex, so you must be claiming that it`s some form of encoding the Latin-derived alphabet in hex.

    The signal was originally printed as "6EQUJ5", which obviously isn`t hex either (it`s a description of the intensity of the signal), and the signal itself contained no meaning. The signal wasn`t "WOW", "6EQUJ5" or any other numbers or letters - if it had been then a lot more attention would be paid to it because that would prove that it`s artificial.

    It`s called the "wow signal" because when the researcher say it on the printout they wrote "WOW!" next to it because it was a much stronger signal than the background and they couldn`t explain it.
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    1234 Male 30-39
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    July 20, 2013 at 5:51 pm
    Wow Gerry, Angilion just made you look sloppy and stupid. Well actually, you made yourself look that way, he just pointed it out.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33117 posts
    July 21, 2013 at 4:35 pm
    @duckboy: While I agree that there`s a LOT of "possible games" there`s also LOTS of atoms in a human body (SEE: #24!), nevermind the "known universe" eh? Eventually, a chess game has a "finite" number of moves, even if 2 Kings chase each other around the board? EVENTUALLY the "repeated move" rule will be invoked and the game over. Yes it`s a -huge- number, but not even close to the human body atoms. IMHO.

    @Neoptolemous: #38: yes ;-)

    @Tommy2X4: Words of wisdom! Also: if you break your crayons in half? They only burn for 15 minutes...

    @Angilion: Smart as ever!
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    HOBYandy Male 18-29
    3060 posts
    August 19, 2013 at 10:28 am
    5cats: The chess one is true simply because there is no limit to how long a game of chess can go on.

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