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Old 05-01-2016, 02:29 PM   #15
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So how do you explain all the people in china? Why haven't we gone hurtling off in space?
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Old 05-01-2016, 02:32 PM   #16
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I'm so confused nd loving it.
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Richard is onto something.

Volcanic eruptions can cause so much particulates to get into the stratosphere that global temperature changes occur.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1815_e..._Mount_Tambora
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So how do you explain all the people in china? Why haven't we gone hurtling off in space?
Because Asians are generally smaller than Europeans and Americans (shorter AND skinnier), so it takes fewer of us to balance them out.
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Because Asians are generally smaller than Europeans and Americans (shorter AND skinnier), so it takes fewer of us to balance them out.
Americans outweigh asians by 50 lbs. I'm suprised the North American tectonic plate doesn't sink.
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So how do you explain all the people in china? Why haven't we gone hurtling off in space?
Who says we haven't?
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Recently a topic arose about handling a tornado situation. There were lots of posts with all the serious information about what, and what not to do.



I however wrote this reply:



Travel with a chicken, one for every occupant of your vehicle. Other than the obvious benefit of fresh eggs every morning, chickens can't fly and therefore are tornado proof.

Stay away from cows, barns, semi tractor trailers and anything heavy, it's a chicken you want to have a hold on to save your life.



For proof, find me a twister movie that shows a chicken getting thrown around.



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Chickens? What a foul suggestion . . .

Where do you buy chickens.

Any grocery store. Dead chickens don't fly any better than live ones do!



To which I replied



Very true, very true, but scientists have confirmed the feathers do have an aerodynamic spoiler effect to aid in a flightless trajectory; so a stuffed chicken would do, if carrying a live one was messing up the carpet a bit.



Now I'm pretty positive that most people will see the humour in this, but the image of some poor person hanging onto a chicken while piloting a trailer through a tornado did cross my mind.



So in order not to hijack anymore threads with my warped brand of humour I have decided to start a nonsensical thread. All submissions must have some basis in fact but cause you to question its basis.

Any replies that make sense, or determine to answer the premise with facts will be banned for life (from what you will be banned from, I don't know).



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HA!!!!! We live in tornado alley and I'm on my way to the sale barn!!!
Lol. Love the humor in this!!!


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How much do eBooks weigh?

I've noticed that the more eBooks that I put on my Kindle, the heavier it gets. I'm sure it must have to do with the difference in the charge state of the internal RAM when I download a new book.
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The subsurface magma acts as a ballencer, like our centramatics. Too many folks in one spot and the magma shifts around to smooth things out.

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Richard, SeaLevel and Protagonist, you all rock as you get this thread; love it!

Sorry to have just returned to this thread from 8hrs of driving, which has left me burnt out but curious.......

Why do I get better fuel mileage driving north than I do driving south, maybe the poles have shifted and we're all upside down???

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Isuzu,
Obviously going north things are coming closer together (toward the north pole), and as you drive south things just kind of "spread out" toward the wide equator. So it takes more energy to stay on target going south.
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Obviously going north things are coming closer together (toward the north pole), and as you drive south things just kind of "spread out" toward the wide equator. So it takes more energy to stay on target going south.
At the equator, your speed of rotation around the Earth's axis is 1000 miles per hour to the east, in round numbers. At the latitude of Cape Canaveral, your speed of rotation is only about 800 miles per hour to the east. The speed of rotation gets lower the closer you get to the North Pole. Right at the North Pole, you just spin counterclockwise in place, once every 24 hours, not even fast enough to get dizzy.

So in order to travel due south from the North Pole, obviously you have to bear west, faster and faster, to overcome your increasing speed of eastward rotation. There you go, proof that it really does take more energy to stay on course as you go South!
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Yes, but it's just like a time zone thing. You gain it back when you return the other way.

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