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Antares rocket goes boom
« Reply #45 on: October 31, 2014, 03:01:22 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZ0SgAU9LXI&feature=player_embedded
Press react like normal human beings (for a change) when Antares rocket goes boom.
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Re: Non-routine News
« Reply #46 on: November 23, 2014, 03:12:29 pm »


How Old Is the Oldest Known Tortoise?   ???


Hi! My name is Jonathan.  I was born in 1832 and I'm STILL ALIVE!   

A Seychelles giant tortoise named Jonathan is the oldest known tortoise at 182 years old.   :o Residing on the tropical island of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean, Jonathan was brought to the island in 1882. He was estimated to be about 50 years old at the time of his arrival, and is the only survivor of the four tortoises brought to Saint Helena. Giant tortoises are among the longest living animals on the planet, and though to live over 200 years. Yet it is difficult to confirm this idea as the tortoises usually outlive the people studying them. Besides Jonathan, other giant tortoises have lived well into the history books: Harriet at 176, Esmeralda at 170, and Adwaita whose lifespan was measured to be 255 years.

More about tortoises:

•While the term "turtle" refers to any shelled reptile, tortoises are those that only live on land and cannot swim.

•The shell of a tortoise or turtle is fused bone and contains a rib cage, spinal cords, and nerve endings. The nerve endings allow the creatures to feel movement against them.

•Eleven species of giant tortoises live on the Galápagos islands as of 2014. When Charles Darwin arrived at the islands 1835, there were 15 species. The tortoises are listed as endangered species and protected by the Ecuadorian government.


Respect your elders, you young punks!    Stop fouling your nest!

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Re: Non-routine News
« Reply #47 on: November 27, 2014, 06:23:08 pm »
Floating ZIP CODE  ;D


A mail boat called the J.W. Westcott II is used by the US Postal Service and has its own zip code: 48222. The boat is used to deliver mail to other ships on the Detroit River, and is the only floating post office in the world that delivers mail to moving ships. In 1895, the floating post office began ferrying mail to passing ships via rowboat, then updated to a 45 foot (14 m) ship in 1949. All mail can be delivered to crews on ships traveling on the Detroit River by being addressed "Vessel Name, Marine Post Office, Detroit, Michigan, 48222."

More about zip codes:


•Zip codes are used by other delivery companies such as FedEx, United Parcel Service (UPS), and DHL.

•Zip codes are used to gather geographical statistics in the US, as well as marketing to provide purchasing-pattern data.  ;)

•The US Postal Service started using two-digit zip codes for large cities in 1943. By 1983, the postal service started to use expanded zip codes called "ZIP + 4" in order to identify certain segments within the general zip code area.

http://www.wisegeek.com/are-cities-the-only-things-given-zip-codes.htm



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Re: Non-routine News
« Reply #48 on: December 02, 2014, 09:51:41 pm »
Why Do Americans Refrigerate Eggs?   ???


Americans refrigerate eggs because of US federal food safety regulations that require chicken eggs to be washed prior to sale. The process of washing eggs actually exposes them to bacteria because it destroys the outermost protective coating of the shell that keeps bacteria and other microorganisms from penetrating it.   :o   :P   :( 

Refrigerating the eggs after washing helps prevent microorganisms from reaching within the porous shell. Egg refrigeration is not common in other countries   8), with the exception of Japan and Scandinavia, because of differing food safety standards that do not require washing beforehand. Instead, hens are required to be vaccinated against illnesses prior to laying eggs.

More about eggs:

•The US produces around 75 billion eggs each year, accounting for 10% of the total world egg supply.

•A hen lays an average of 250 eggs annually and most eggs are laid between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. due to computer-controlled lighting in henhouses that stimulates egg production.

•The shell comprises approximately 9 to 12% of the weight of an average egg, and each shell contains up to 17,000 tiny holes.

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Re: Non-routine News
« Reply #49 on: December 03, 2014, 09:54:38 pm »
One Hamburger Contains the Meat of How Many Cows?  :o  :P

One hamburger contains the meat of up to approximately 100 cows. This is due to how ground beef is processed: cuts of beef that are not desired to be used in their whole state for steaks or roasts, for example, are gathered and ground up in a tenderizer. This compilation of scraps makes it likely that a package of ground beef may contain meat from many cows. The cheapest varieties of ground beef are often used for low cost hamburgers for fast food restaurants and will generally be the most likely to contain the highest number of less desirable scraps of beef from 100 cows or so.

More about ground beef:

•Americans consume approximately 14 billion hamburgers every year and 80% of households eat beef at least once every two weeks.

•French fries are the most common side dish to accompany hamburgers. An estimated 31% of all burgers are served with a side of fries, followed by chips at 13%.

•Ground beef is the most popular form of beef, comprising over half of all beef sales.

http://www.wisegeek.com/one-hamburger-contains-the-meat-of-how-many-cows.htm
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Does the US Post Office Really Use Mules?
« Reply #50 on: December 07, 2014, 05:11:17 pm »

We'll STILL be HERE providing RENEWABLE ENERGY  when those dad blamed poison belchin' cars are GONE!   

Does the US Post Office Really Use Mules

The US Post Office really uses mules to deliver items to the Havasupai Indians, who live at the bottom of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. A train of mules is used to transport mail, along with food, supplies, and even furniture, down an 8 mile (12.87 km) trail to the base of the Grand Canyon. The daily deliveries to the Havasupai Indians weigh around 4,000 pounds (1814.37 kg), with an individual mule being able to carry 130 pounds (58.97 kg) at a time. The nearest Post Office location to the Havasupai Indians is in Peach Springs, Arizona and contains walk-in freezers to hold the food for delivery.

Grand Canyon Mule Train


More about the US Postal Service:

•There is no way to access the Point Roberts, WA Post Office by land in the US—it requires driving through British Columbia, Canada or else by boat.

•The Post Office Stamp Fulfillment Center in Kansas City, Missouri is actually located 150 feet (45.72 m) underground in order to provide the right moisture levels for preserving the stamps.  :o

•Ships on the Detroit River in Michigan have their own mail boat that delivers to them on the water, and it even has its own zip code.



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Re: Non-routine News
« Reply #51 on: January 22, 2015, 12:41:07 am »
Does Russia have a greater Surface Area than Pluto?   ???


Is the above bigger than


PLUTO? 

Russia is the largest country on Earth and actually does have a greater surface area than Pluto, which is a main reason why it was reclassified as a dwarf planet in 2006. The surface area of Russia is approximately 6.6 million square miles (17 million sq km), while Pluto’s surface area is 6.4 million square miles (16.7 million sq km). The country has a population of approximately 142 million people.

Nearly three-quarters of Russians live in cities, leaving the vast amount of the country’s significant surface area hardly populated due to its harsh cold climates and being mostly covered with trees.

More about Russia:


Lake Baikal has a LOT of water!

•Russia contains one-fifth of the world’s total forests. It also is home to the deepest lake in the world, Lake Baikal with a depth of 5,387 feet (1,641.96 m), which contains one-fifth of the world’s supply of fresh water.  :o

•All of Russia’s combined pipelines, such as for gas and oil water, would theoretically be able to circle the Earth six times.  :P

•There are nine different time zones that stretch across two continents in Russia, the most of any country in the world.

http://www.wisegeek.com/does-russia-have-a-greater-surface-area-than-pluto.htm
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Re: Non-routine News
« Reply #52 on: February 21, 2015, 08:31:04 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO8B1zF3xyk&feature=player_embedded
Some good and some rather not so good Japanese customs.     
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Re: Non-routine News
« Reply #53 on: March 03, 2015, 07:44:25 pm »
Is It True That Atoms Are Mostly Empty Space?

It is true that atoms are mostly empty space. In fact, if all of the space from the body’s atoms were eliminated, the leftover result would be so tiny, the body could fit into an opening that is less than 1/500th of a centimeter -- or the point of a pin.  ;D Although atoms are small and comprised of empty space, they are numerous; the average adult human body is estimated to contain 7 octillion (or 7 followed by 27 zeros) individual atoms. Each atom is believed to contain material that was created billions of years ago. For instance, hydrogen is thought to be nearly 14 billion years old, and oxygen was thought to be created about 12 billion years ago.

More about the structure of the human body:

•The human body is thought to contain 10 times more bacterial cells than actual cells that form the body.

We-the-happy-bacteria are the REAL boss inside you Homo SAP mobile bacterial shelter and food obtaining bio-machines.    More food NOW or you get a tummy ache!
•60% of the human body is comprised of water, which contains hydrogen and oxygen molecules.

•Although the brain makes up just 2% of the total human body, it requires at least 20% of the body’s entire oxygen supply.


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Re: Non-routine News
« Reply #54 on: April 28, 2015, 12:44:51 am »
Sunday, April 26, 2015

Collective Sorrow

by  Alfred Lehmberg


Quote
I write to make a music of the sort that won't pretend what the errors of our past produce... today. All the terror raining bombs, insulted Arabs—wounded Jews... all the hate that's running rampant while faux *Christians* hold their sway.

Still, the saucers slither in the blackness if in sight, and we cower in indifference to pretend that wrong is right. To wit? The least of us are sacrificed to pad rich feathered halls with pumped up teats of trophy wives oblivious to all...

W
e tear our eyes from lights that fly. We laugh and smirk and don't ask why. We're mired in mistakes so plain, mistakes so senseless, cruel—insane.

Make some man a public figure, think him... somehow... better, bigger! Place him on your pedestal—too soon held up for ridicule. Listen to his radio. Hit his site. He's getting bold (?)—then cast him out you fickle ****! You whining... puling... fawning snitch!

It all comes down to us at last. It's what we catch in nets we cast. But them! So safe (and in position), spewing Right-Wing impositions. Wrapped in their convenience—proud! ...And at the suffering? Laugh out loud!

The truth is ravaged—used, abused! Tormented! Savaged! Depressed! Confused!

From where would come your laughter, then? You're not a clueless JERK, my friend... Truth comes clean if it's but faced, though most will not to earn disgrace.

C
onspiracy's alive and stark! Insidious and plainly dark, it thrives too well in quick denial—is nurtured in conniving guile. It preens itself in our distraction and grows too bold in our inaction!

...I
AGREE the water's filthy, but save the baby—could we? Will we?

We're mushrooms to the non-elected. We're in the dark, fed crap—detective! We don't have a wit or clue... clear evidence of said abuse. Faith and trust is just pretended, crass betrayal, instead, extended!

Nothing's as it must appear if first drawn through ones lens of fear...

You say that's false, but then stop looking... blinded to their looting—rooking! It's like we *know* and just don't care, contributing to angst still there! ...And in your bubble thought secure... you rationalize these lies—absurd!

Hidden in this churning madness, caught up in elitist gladness are the truths that we would have if we would cop to what we've said. Hallowed *treaties* now deplored, around five hundred, *slightly* more—ripped apart by "Uncle Sam" to fill the vaults of shadow men? Fixing prices, built-in failure, planning for a short-term's nadir, building walls to hide behind for "insulation's" sake, one finds!

Knowledge IS the power, friend, explaining schools that just *pretend*. Autonomy is what we're missing, then *teams* have power beyond dismissing, but THAT is what "the man" must fear (above all else) it so appears.

Flying in the skies like crickets, *somewhere*, it has been admitted, are reflections of ourselves who look and wonder for themselves! But they're not here 'cause we're not there (?), our science says... but oh—contraire!

M
uch better that we treat them like... ...they're watching us, just out of sight. The evidence: historical, photos, papers, anecdotal—these just tips of massive 'bergs which float serenely I have heard...

We're not LOOKING! We don't admit it. We're lost to our indifference with it! Our focus is on learned sneering, proudly bloated profiteering. We've no thought beyond tomorrow, and THAT is our collective sorrow.

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Re: Non-routine News
« Reply #55 on: May 16, 2015, 06:02:17 pm »
How Quickly Do Giant Bamboo Plants Grow in the Rainforest?  ???



Bamboo is a type of grass with hollow, woody stems that grows in warm temperatures. There are many different types of bamboo -- more than 1000 different species around the world. How quickly bamboo grow depend on the species and environmental factors. Tropical species tend to grow the fastest.



Giant bamboo plants in the rainforest can grow as much as 9 inches (23 cm) in a single day, although some can grow even faster  :o  ;D . As of 2015, the Guinness world record for the fastest growing plant belongs to a bamboo. The tallest recorded tropical bamboo is 40 meters (130 ft) long.

More about bamboo:

•Bamboo likes slightly acidic (5.5 to 7 pH), well draining soil and tropical species love sun; USDA zone 8 is ideal for them.

•Bamboo is used as construction material in many parts of Asia, in making things like flooring and fences.

•According to a Philippine legend, the first man and woman emerged from a giant bamboo.

http://www.wisegeek.com/how-quickly-do-giant-bamboo-plants-grow-in-the-rainforest.htm
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Re: Non-routine News
« Reply #56 on: May 16, 2015, 09:32:48 pm »

The way of all physical life. The fellow that made this video sees beauty in decay. I see grace, as well as sadness in decay. 


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« Reply #57 on: May 17, 2015, 12:43:25 am »
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Re: Non-routine News
« Reply #58 on: May 22, 2015, 08:29:09 pm »

New seafloor map reveals thousands of seamounts
Vast unexplored areas of the ocean have now been mapped with new satellite data and scientists have discovered thousands of previously uncharted seamounts in addition to an extinct spreading ridge in the Gulf of Mexico. The study was published in the journal Science on October 3, 2014.




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Re: Non-routine News
« Reply #59 on: May 30, 2015, 01:19:57 am »
Vermonters need $21 per hour to afford rent, study says   :(

SNIPPET:

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The National Low-Income Housing Coalition, which released the report, ranks the state as the 13th-most expensive in the country for renters — the same as last year. A Vermonter working at the $9.15 minimum wage would need to put in 70 hours per week to live in a one-bedroom home, according to the report, titled “Out of Reach.”

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