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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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    I wonder why threads like this get started.
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    How far is up?
    "Never send a monkey to do a man's job." ~ Captain Leo Davidson ~

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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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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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    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
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    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

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    Round, because the inverse of the ratio of poo fits better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingAnchor View Post
    Let's not get sidetracked about peopleholes, keep on track here.

    Do they call people "blueblood" becaue of the color of their blood?
    From http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-blu1.htm

    Its a direct translation of the Spanish sangre azul. Many of the oldest and proudest families of Castile used to boast that they were pure bred, having no link with the Moors who had for so long controlled the country, or indeed any other group. As a mark of this, they pointed to their veins, which seemed bluer in colour than those of such foreigners. This was simply because their blue-tinted veins showed up more prominently in their lighter skin, but they took it to be a mark of their pure breeding.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by flyinganchor View Post
    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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    Why? Thats my question, why?
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingAnchor View Post
    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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    K2ProFlex baby! ilikebikes's Avatar
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    If a fly didn't have wings would it still be called a fly?
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingAnchor View Post
    Who can name the FOUR sides of the fire triangle?
    Romeo and Juliet, Samson and Delilah

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    how did the term "upper crust" come about?
    "harder" is not a very good safeword.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by skijor View Post
    Uhhhh, no.
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    Why do people act like people?

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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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?
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


    . He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.- Fredrick Nietzsche

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingAnchor View Post
    Who can name the FOUR sides of the fire triangle?
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    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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