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Re: Did you know?

Postby pieces o'nine on Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:37 pm

Did you know that water never, ever 'remembers' anything of that sort -- no matter how potent the dilution!
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Re: Did you know?

Postby gronank on Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:52 pm

Did you know that mass is just a measurement of internal energy of a object, no matter what form that energy actually is? You probably heard the E=mc^2 of relativity but you might not considered the implications of it. If you have cup of tea and heat it, the mass of cup of tea will increase with exactly m=Ec^-2, corresponing to the energy added.
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Re: Did you know?

Postby DavidH on Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:42 am

But the more massive a person gets, the less energy they have. I'm very fat and I have no energy at all. That Einstein guy was quite thin and didn't get it. :moon:
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Re: Did you know?

Postby black bart on Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:53 am

DavidH wrote:But the more massive a person gets, the less energy they have. I'm very fat and I have no energy at all. That Einstein guy was quite thin and didn't get it. :moon:


Quite the proper equation should be something like:

E = A + G ^2

Where E = Energy, A = Age and G = Girth
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Re: Did you know?

Postby pieces o'nine on Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:48 am

^ You've omitted the ₮+[₴] notation, where (₮) is Time spent napping on the (₴) Sofa.
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Re: Did you know?

Postby Roland Deschain on Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:20 am

gronank wrote:Did you know that mass is just a measurement of internal energy of a object, no matter what form that energy actually is? You probably heard the E=mc^2 of relativity but you might not considered the implications of it. If you have cup of tea and heat it, the mass of cup of tea will increase with exactly m=Ec^-2, corresponing to the energy added.

I hate to do this, Gronank, as that is an excellent example to use, but the mass of the cup of tea will increase with m=E/c^2, and not m=Ec^-2, as I don't like to be too negative... :haha:
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Re: Did you know?

Postby black bart on Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:27 am

Did you know that a professional footballer from Leicester* once beat an elephant 3-2 in a penalty shoot out?

In 1899, when the circus was visiting Leicester, a publicity stunt was organised in which four players from Leicester Fosse FC challenged the circus's star elephant (it played football and was both able to kick the ball and act as a goal keeper) to a shoot out.

Embarrassingly the elephant beat three of the footballers but one man,William Keech, feinted to shoot to the right in the deciding penalty and as the elephant moved in that direction, he scored to the left.

Indeed it may be noted that, to this day, England would lose a penalty shoot out to an elephant.

*for our American chums this is pronounced LESS-tur not Lycesstor.
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Re: Did you know?

Postby DavidH on Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:36 am

When there's an elephant in the bloody goal, there's not going to be enough room to get the ball in. Like when Brenda played for Portsmouth Whores.
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Re: Did you know?

Postby black bart on Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:00 pm

DavidH wrote:When there's an elephant in the bloody goal, there's not going to be enough room to get the ball in. Like when Brenda played for Portsmouth Whores.


There wasn't much room in the team bath either...not that I'd know anything about that!
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Re: Did you know?

Postby pieces o'nine on Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:57 pm

black bart wrote:...Leicester...

*for our American chums this is pronounced LESS-tur not Lycesstor.

You can't fool us; we know it's really pronounced "Leff TEN ant".
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Re: Did you know?

Postby DavidH on Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:31 am

Did you know that a little town near us is spelt Leominster, but is not pronounced like that at all.
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Re: Did you know?

Postby black bart on Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:28 am

:facewall: I've started something haven't I?

It's really charming being asked directions to Lycestorr Square by American Tourists...which to be honest has only happened once but it was funny. Conversely when I was in New York I wasted an awful lot of time asking for the toilets, the gents, the loo etc etc.
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Re: Did you know?

Postby Roy Hunter on Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:39 am

Do you know how to pronounce Milngavie?

I didn't, for the first three or four years I lived in Scotland.

(It's 'mull-guy', by the way.)
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Re: Did you know?

Postby black bart on Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:42 am

Roy Hunter wrote:Do you know how to pronounce Milngavie?

I didn't, for the first three or four years I lived in Scotland.

(It's 'mull-guy', by the way.)


Stop it, stop it now...or I'll start posting Welsh Words from the dawn of time when Wizards and Dragons forged the earth and everything was spelled with double LLLLLLLLLLLLs!!!!!!!
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Re: Did you know?

Postby DavidH on Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:11 am

Such as Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogochuchaf?
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