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Old 11-03-08, 09:41 AM
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Fact of the Day for 50+ers

Since we all have perfect memories, but occasional recall problems, I submit this as a running thread. We can share facts that we probably once learned, and may not recall. Now they'll be brought back to the surface!

Here's one to kick it off:

The opposite sides of a die add up to seven.
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Wind is defined as: "Air moving from regions of high pressure or heavy air to regions of low pressure or light air."
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Problem is I cannot recall the facts that I have forgotten.
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A full moon is highest in the sky at midnight. A waxing moon is highest before midnight. A waning moon is highest after midnight.

I figured out these facts myself while commuting back from college at night.


Note that the Moon is getting farther away from the Earth each day. This is important. I did not figure this one out though.
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The human brain uses less than 10% of its total capacity.
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Always- no wait- ummm... never,....


...damn. I forgot!
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The human brain uses less than 10% of its total capacity.
How do they know this??

A sapphire weighs exactly 4 times what the same volume of water weighs...so do rubies.
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i before e except after c.
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Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
i before e except after c.
i before e except after c ... and f as is Pfeifer

Family joke. My Dad's sister married into the Pfeifer family and no-one could ever remember how to spell their name until some wit modified the old saying

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gee I forgot what I was going to post.

whistle up a wind.

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i before e except after c.
...or when it sounds like an "A" as in "neighbor" and "weigh"
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