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Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by 75VWnut, Oct 22, 2014.

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  1. 75VWnut

    75VWnut Low-Roller

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    A listed phone number!!!!! It seems that in 2001, Las Vegas had more (per capita) unlisted phone numbers than anywhere else in the nation.

    I hope everyone enjoyed this post.:peace:
     
  2. ruralhipster

    ruralhipster High-Roller

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    I call Foul.

    Do they make phonebooks anymore?
    Who still has a home phone?

    It's a little like saying Las Vegas had fewer chimneysweeps per capita in 1937 than any other city.
     
  3. dmr

    dmr Registered Abuser

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  4. Jordan

    Jordan Caveman

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    Shoot me in the face!
     
  5. Joe

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    Yes they still make phone books. We have 3 different ones delivered to the house each year. Out of habit, one usually goes in the car, but I can't say I've ever used it. The others go in the recycling bin.

    And yes, we still have a home phone line with an answering machine! We also have wireless handsets in every room. Except for vacations, my cell phone is in my car year round and usually turned off.
    We're not Ludites, but survive quite nicely w/o being tied to the cell phone.
     
  6. gambler

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    Great game VWNut! It may have taken another month or so and a few clues before we came up with that answer!

    At least I can get a good nights sleep tonight. Went to bed at 10 last night thinking of this, finally got up at midnight and googled some ideas, went back to bed, got up at 2 to google some more and cursed myself for being so silly! Spent the entire night dreaming of asphalt shingles, aluminum siding and bumble bees. I've learned more about Vegas over the course of this game than I ever need to know.

    BTW - Bees aren't that common in Vegas except in March and April when it's swarming season for African Killer bees. Mosquitoes are rare.

    Thanks for the fun!
     
  7. vgslvr

    vgslvr Low-Roller

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    I told u so:)

    Most of the other answer are not wrong either..They are just not what he was expecting..

    BTW, Vegas has most unlisted phones PER CAPITA



     
  8. La$Vega$

    La$Vega$ What happens in Vegas is put on VMB forever

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    - A Bird?
    - A Plane?
    - Superman?

    Oh Crap it's over!
    What am I going to do with my free time now!!:bang:
    (thanks for the f-u-n) (I still have one of those land lines too & toss a phone book in the back of car!)
     
  9. DeMoN2318

    DeMoN2318 The DERS

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    90s baby here...

    Whats a phone book?
     
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    What's the reason that LV has the most unlisted phone numbers per capita?
     
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    I'm curious too. Are the numbers unlisted because people have asked that their land lines aren't listed or are they unlisted because more people have cell phones there rather than landlines, compared to other cities. Vegas is fairly transient I think so it's probably the latter.

    Put me in the camp of having a landline, answering machine and 2 phone books delivered yearly. I can easily go 3 or more days without checking my cell for messages.
     
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    Because if you are an actor in a show, casino executive, casino host, drug dealer, celebrity, dancer, pro gambler, cop, or hooker, you probably don't want your name and home address in the phone book.
     
  13. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    Yes, I enjoyed this game very much. It was fun. But I still think the answer should have been...PIDGEONS!!!!
     
  14. dmr

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    You see pigeons all over the place in LV!
     
  15. NickyDim

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    I call shenanigans. Not a valid answer. [​IMG] Dehumidifier was a better answer.
     
  16. dmr

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    You see pigeons all over the place in LV!

    Dupe, sorry, mods please delete.
     
  17. waverunner

    waverunner ------VEGA$------

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    It's something that CET charges $25 per night for the pleasure of using the house phone...............because we demand it!!
     
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    I would think that many people in Beverly Hills and other affluent cities would fit the category of executives (or anybody with money) who do not want their phones listed. They probably also have people in those professions you listed.
     
  19. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    Come to think of it, I've never even seen birds..... I gotta pay attention to things. Oh wait, I saw some at the Flamingo.
     
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    When's hunting season?
     
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