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Old 06-08-2008, 05:35 PM   #10951
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Don't you know I don't eat organic food ?
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Old 06-08-2008, 05:42 PM   #10952
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Did you know that I don't either? Did you also know that Dihydrogen (H2) Monoxide (O) is just another way of saying Water or H2O?
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Old 06-08-2008, 05:49 PM   #10953
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Don't I sound serious?
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Old 06-08-2008, 05:51 PM   #10954
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Isn't there water in just about every consumer food product?
Doesn't water kill thousands every year?
Aren't statistics scary when taken out of context?
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Old 06-08-2008, 05:54 PM   #10955
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Do you have any other interesting facts to share with us today??
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Old 06-08-2008, 05:55 PM   #10956
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Would you believe that I am a veritable fount of useless information?
What would you like to know about?
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Old 06-08-2008, 05:56 PM   #10957
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Do you know anything about the "GREEN FLASH at SUNSET"?
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Old 06-08-2008, 06:04 PM   #10958
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Do you know anything about the "GREEN FLASH at SUNSET"?
Green Flash

The famous but seldom seen "green flash" or "emerald flash" which occurs just before the last part of the sun disappears from view at sunset is caused by the same atmospheric refraction and scattering effects which produce the red sunset.
A rich subject for debate over the years, the green flash is rarely seen, but its observers wax eloquent about the brilliant green or emerald color when it is seen. In uniform air, the dispersion is apparently so small that the separation of red and green images is not visible. It takes more unusual layering of the atmosphere to enhance the separation.
Such a seldom seen and dramatic effect as the green flash tends to collect myth, so some care must be taken to separate fact from myth. I had reported from another reference that the perceived brilliance of the green might be heightened by the low-light enhancement of green vs the red end of the spectrum (see "Rods do not see red!" in color puzzles). Andrew Young contests this, stating that sunsets are so bright and provide so much light even in the green that significant bleaching of the pigment for both red and green may occur, certainly not the conditions for the scotopic or low-light vision. Young maintains an excellent website of resources about green flashes, "An Introduction to Green Flashes".
The index of refraction for red is 1.000292 and that for blue is 1.000295. Out of a total refraction of about 0.53, the dispersion is only 0.006 or about 20 arc seconds, compared to a 120 arc sec resolution for the eye. Thus under normal conditions the eye would not see this.

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Old 06-08-2008, 06:06 PM   #10959
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Ya know... I've known about the GREEN FLASH for ever but until about a year ago nobody else I knew had ever heard of it and did you know I reallllllly want to see it>?????
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Did you know I have never heard of it but that google is my friend?
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