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

  1. Breeze147

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    Although domestic cats have excellent vision in general, they are almost totally colorblind to reddish hues. They can, however, see some near-ultraviolet hues that humans cannot.
     
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    Masturbating over the age of 50 helps to ward off prostate cancer.
     
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    Warning--tl;dr discourse follows!

    The north/south problem is that, as you noted, there are exceptions, necessitating the addition of a comment like "...of contiguous land which is more often south of the Colorado River than north of the river."

    As to the rim, the “Hey, take one more step and you’re going to fall into the canyon!” is approximate at best. Worse yet, in some places there’s no sharp drop-off. For example, you can drive from the city of Peach Springs all the way to the Colorado River – so where’s the boundary between rim and canyon? I don’t know. Well, what about in the other direction: how far south from the canyon does the south rim extend? Some peope might maintain the rim is a one dimensional boundary line, but most people include things like the GCNP hotels as part of the rim. Exactly how far south? I don't know.

    Next question: how many rims are there? I keep talking as if there are exactly two rims. However, other adjectives are sometimes used. Even the Grand Canyon National Park web site talks about a northwest rim. OK, maybe that was just a mistake. But what about a highfalutin document like Physiographic Rim of The Grand Canyon, Arizona? It talks about exactly one rim. Sigh.
     
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    Exactly. Maybe there is only one rim. If a rim encircles a vessel or container of some type ... well, the canyon isn't a wine glass or a bathtub so how about no rims? Also, is the overall designation arbitrary? Why doesn't the "Grand Canyon" begin above Page and continue southwesterly until it peters out at about the Grand Wash Cliffs.

    Anyway, the point was, and using common parlance and understandings, I doubt there is a place on the south rim where you can face due south and see the north rim.

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    The northwesternmost point in the contiguous United States is Cape Flattery, Washington state.
     
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    51.2% of the adult population of the US is naturally immune to prostate cancer. :)
     
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    When going through the Panama Canal from the Atlantic to the Pacific the general route travels from northwest to southeast.
     
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    Fact: This is Electro's 4000th post!!!! And I think a wonderful way to celebrate this benchmark is to participate in above advice in an optimistic and enthusiastic manner!!

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