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Old 09-11-2008, 06:04 AM   #21
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Interestingly he didn't invent the light bulb, he just made a better working one 59 years after the original. I watch too much QI
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Old 09-11-2008, 10:17 AM   #22
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As pressure goes down, so does temperature. Also, as air pressure falls, the boiling point of water falls.

You can take a bowl of water, place it in a vacuum chamber, seal it, and pump out the air. As the air pressure goes down, eventually, the boiling for water at that pressure will be reached, and "room temperature" water will begin to boil. Shortly afterwards, the freezing point is reached, and water will actually begin to freeze while it's boiling.
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Old 09-11-2008, 10:19 AM   #23
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I knew the first part allen but not the second part.
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Old 09-11-2008, 10:37 AM   #24
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A candle flame will extinguish itself in zero gravity after a few seconds. It can not be sustained in that environment.
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:51 PM   #25
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Out where I used to go backpacking, if you boiled water on top of one of the mountains, you could put your fingers in the "boiling" water, and just get barely scalded.

GB, put a fan blowing towards that candle in 0-G, and it'll stay lit.

After several days in a 0-G environment, the human body will "grow" in heighth. This is because the joints aren't compressed by gravity. After returning to Earth, astronauts return to their normal heighth after a day or two.
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Old 09-12-2008, 12:06 AM   #26
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If you want to bury cable for a project, you can buy two distinct types. There is always a cheaper, generic variety.

However, there is usually a better grade. It is called GR-Cable.

Want to guess what "GR" stands for?
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Old 09-12-2008, 12:22 AM   #27
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We in the colonies call a food hamper a picnic basket. Terribly colonial of us, what?
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Old 09-12-2008, 02:20 AM   #28
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Polar bears have black skin and their fur is clear.
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Old 09-12-2008, 03:20 AM   #29
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A tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion will make it instantly go berserk and sting itself to death.
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Old 09-12-2008, 04:12 AM   #30
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at minus 40 degrees it's exactly the same as in Celsius and Farenheit.....(Barbs did specify useless info) but over here you really get to appreciate it........

velcro was discovered by a guy that had gone walking and snagged a cockebur on his sock........he placed it under a microscope and noticed that it was a spiral of rings and hooks......it's one of the reasons that they are so difficult to pull out.......then he spawned one of the first ideas for velcro......
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