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Old 05-25-09, 12:17 PM   #1
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I wonder who/what/when/where/why/how?

I was wondering about something the other day and that took me on a mind trip and wound up somewhere else.

There must be something you have been wondering about and never thought to ask so now is your chance.

Example.

I wonder why manhole covers are round? Hmmmm

Someone else answers. So the lid doesn't fall down the hole.

So what do you wonder about? Make this a free-for-all.
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Old 05-25-09, 01:20 PM   #2
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I wonder why threads like this get started.
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It's round because of heat expansion, cold contraction. If it was square the hole it is covering would crack at the corners.

Speaking of such shapes, can anyone tell me which is better (and why) - to dig a round hole while transplanting a plant or is it better to dig a square hole? (I already know the answer, just wondering who else knows).
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Round, because the inverse of the ratio of poo fits better.
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It's round because of heat expansion, cold contraction. If it was square the hole it is covering would crack at the corners.

Speaking of such shapes, can anyone tell me which is better (and why) - to dig a round hole while transplanting a plant or is it better to dig a square hole? (I already know the answer, just wondering who else knows).
dodecahedron. But it has to be a perfect dodecahedron.

Speaking of geometric shapes, do all cats get chubby in their later years?
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Old 05-25-09, 05:41 PM   #7
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Oh, and the reason the manhole covers are round is truely because that is the shape that won't allow the lid to fall into the hole. Any other shape and you can lose the lid down the hole.
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In San Fran they're "Personholes".
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Let's not get sidetracked about peopleholes, keep on track here.

Do they call people "blueblood" becaue of the color of their blood?
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Do they call people "blueblood" becaue of the color of their blood?
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There has to be a question that can't be found on the internet, can you come up with one.

How many two cent stamps in a dozen?
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there has to be a question that can't be found on the internet, can you come up with one.

how many two cent stamps in a dozen?
12?
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12 be right, your turn. You're supposed to ask a question, thems the rules.

If it takes an hour to dig a hole how long does it take to dig half a hole?

I feel so childish.
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12 be right, your turn. You're supposed to ask a question, thems the rules.

If it takes an hour to dig a hole how long does it take to dig half a hole?

I feel so childish.
Is it harvest season up there?
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If a fly didn't have wings would it still be called a fly?
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Harvest season is months off but school is close to getting out for the summer and I must be giddy with delight.

Who can name the FOUR sides of the fire triangle?
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Romeo and Juliet, Samson and Delilah
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how did the term "upper crust" come about?
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because the old ovens quite often overcooked(burnt) the bottom crust therefore the "elite" took the top(upper) crust of the bread to eat and the peasants got the bottom.waste not,want not.
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lim_(c->+-infinity) 1/sqrt(1-v^2/c^2) = 1

lim_(v->+-infinity) 1/sqrt(1-v^2/c^2) = 0

What is this equation pair used for?
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Fuel, oxygen, heat, and a sustained chemical reaction, thus making it a tetrahedron. "Fire triangle" is so second grade.

I wonder why these ginger crisps I'm eating have to explode into over 9000 pieces when I drop them onto the floor...
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lim_(c->+-infinity) 1/sqrt(1-v^2/c^2) = 1

lim_(v->+-infinity) 1/sqrt(1-v^2/c^2) = 0

What is this equation pair used for?
To decide once and for all which is better, Coke or Pepsi.

I wonder why Wonder bread is referred to as bread.
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