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Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Breeze147, Jul 8, 2017.

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  1. Breeze147

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    Mammals are the only animals with flaps around the ears.
     
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    There are four North Poles.

    The terrestrial North Pole is a fixed geographic point that is diametrically opposed to the terrestrial South Pole on our planet’s axis of rotation; it is the top of the spinning top that is Earth. The second would be The North Dip Pole, which is the spot where the geomagnetic field is perpendicular to the Earth’s surface, “dipping” to meet the big, rotating ellipsoid that is our planet. The North Dip Pole is not stationary. Just in the last century, it has migrated northward from a point in Canada at about 71 degrees latitude to its current position, about 85 degrees north, in the Arctic Ocean. The third would be the South Dip Pole, too, but the North Dip Pole does not have to be antipodal, or diametrically opposed, to it. Right now, they are off by more than 20 degrees latitude. The fourth North Pole would be North Pole, Alaska, incorporated in 1953. The Fairbanks suburb is hundreds of miles south of the other three North Poles.
     
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    The city of Norfolk, Nebraska, is pronounced "Norfork" by many residents of the area. When originally incorporated, the village was named Norfork, as it was adjacent to the North Fork of the Elkhorn River. When a US Post Office was established there, the authorities "corrected" the spelling to Norfolk.

    Bonus FOTD: Johnny Carson moved to Norfolk at age 8 and graduated from Norfolk High School.
     
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    Uh-oh. :eek:
    I hope my letter makes it to the right place! :faint:
    I'm hoping for a VMB t-shirt (XXL) this year!

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    :santa: RICHARD
     
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    African elephants only have four teeth to chew their food with.
     
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    There are currently no Protestants on the Supreme Court, even though about half of the U.S. population identifies as Protestant.
    Five of the Supreme Court justices are Catholic and three are Jewish. Assuming Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed, the
    trend will continue. Justice John Paul Stevens (2010) was the last protestant serving on the Supreme Court.

     
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    Where's Martin Luther when you need him? I grew up Lutheran - it is interesting to read the two opinions of Martin Luther - reformist and leader versus evil heretic
     
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    And a preposition is a good word to end a sentence with. ...

    And a conjunction is a good word to begin a sentence with. :)
     
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    Not according to Mrs. Pawlak, my HS English teacher.
     
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    Mothballs are in my woodchuck holes around my foundation.
    They work
    But the rascals try to push them out of the hole
    and you have to keep dumping them in.
     
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    If I remember correctly he is buried in the same Church in Wittenberg, Germany where he posted his 95 Theses. Courageous and brave man in an age when it wasn’t likely that he would die almost 30 years later from ill health instead of the all too familiar alternative.
     
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    For all you desert hikers:
    Have you ever been warned by a guide not to walk on the crusty soil (aka cryptobiotic soil aka biological soil crust)? The crust, which aides in plant colonization and helps prevent erosion, may regenerate in a decade or two in moister deserts. However, in drier conditions with coarse soil (e.g., parts of the Lower Mojave Desert), recovery estimates run as high as 3,800 years! (U.S. Department of the Interior Technical Reference 1730-2 -- Biological Soil Crusts: Ecology and Management, page 59)
     
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    How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
     
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    You forgot the zip code, 99705. that is the zip code for North Pole, AK.

    Or you can send it to Christmas, FL 32709. I visited that post office once when I visited Orlando. It is NE of Orlando.
     
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    The world's cheapest functional camera was the AARC "Cub", which was made of plastic and retailed for $0.15 in 1940. The same model was also made and sold in the UK under the "Snappy" name. It took 8 very blurry photos per roll of 828 (35mm unperforated) film. Daylight only, no flash, with a manual untimed shutter. Working samples in good condition typically sell for $20-30 on the collector market, well over 100 times the original list price!
     
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    The highest race horse speed ever recorded was 43.97 mph (70.76 km/h).
     
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    There are about one billion cattle in the world of which 200 million are in India.
     
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    If you put as little as 23 people in a room there is a 50/50 chance that two people will share the same birthday. When the number is increased to 75 there is over a 99.9% chance that two people share the same birthday. This is sometimes known as "The Birthday Paradox". The math is fairly straight forward and explained well in this link.....

    https://betterexplained.com/articles/understanding-the-birthday-paradox/

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    I've seen this used as an "ice breaker" at a few conferences.
     
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    I estimate about 40 cords over it's lifetime. :ssst:

    RICHARD
     
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