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Old 09-01-2009, 04:15 PM   #1
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Trivia 9/1

trivia 9/1
DID YOU KNOW...
Research show that only 43% of homemade dinners served in the US include vegetables.

1. What company advises "Trust your car to the Star" ?
2. What 1985 Sci-Fi movie takes place at the Sunny Shores Retirement Community ?
3. If you sailed due west from the Straights of Gibraltar, where on the US coast would you make landfall ? (Looking for a state...)
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What month completes this book title...
Dean Koontz; The Door to _____ .
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TRUTH OR CRAP ??
The bubbles in Guinness beer sink to the bottom rather than float to the top as in other beers.
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1. Texaco
2. Cocoon
3. North Carolina
4. December
5. The Speak and Spell
6. Quickdraw McGraw
7. Danny Zuko (Grease)
8. Dion
TRUTH !
.......But I sure can't tell you why..............

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Old 09-02-2009, 12:56 AM   #2
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I didn't do too well this time. I got the ones in red.

1. Texaco
2. Cocoon

3. North Carolina
4. December
5. The Speak and Spell
6. Quickdraw McGraw
7. Danny Zuko (Grease)
8. Dion
TRUTH !

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Old 09-02-2009, 12:22 PM   #3
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The bubbles in guiness do NOT sink. The bubbles above (generally at the top) burst and the liquide that formed the bubbles cascades down through the bubbles below making it seem to sink. Mmmm Guiness. Before you yell BUNK, think about it. IF the bubble truly sank then there would be a great big bubble at the bottom of each pint.

I got all but Dion.
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Old 09-02-2009, 04:19 PM   #4
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I have no personal knowlege, not being a beer drinker; that being said, there are plenty of examples to the contrary of your argument............



Scientists confirm phenomenon of falling beer bubbles

A new experiment by chemists from Stanford University and the University of Edinburgh has finally proven what beer lovers have long suspected: When beer is poured into a glass, the bubbles sometimes go down instead of up.

''Bubbles are lighter than beer, so they're supposed to rise upward,'' said Richard N. Zare, the Marguerite Blake Wilbur Professor in Natural Sciences at Stanford. ''But countless drinkers have claimed that the bubbles actually go down the side of the glass. Could they be right, or would that defy the laws of physics?''
This frothy question reached a head in 1999 after Australian researchers announced that they had created a computer model showing that it was theoretically possible for beer bubbles to flow downward. The Australians based their simulation on the motion of bubbles in a glass of Guinness draught - a popular Irish brew that contains both nitrogen and carbon dioxide gas.
But Zare and former Stanford postdoctoral fellow Andrew J. Alexander were skeptical of the virtual Guinness model and decided to put it to the test by analyzing several liters of the liquid brew.
''Indeed, Andy and I first disbelieved this and wondered if the people had had maybe too much Guinness to drink,'' Zare recalled. ''We tried our own experiments, which were fun but inconclusive. So Andy got hold of a camera that takes 750 frames a second and recorded some rather gorgeous video clips of what was happening.''
Bottoms up, bubbles down
A careful analysis of the video confirmed the Australian team's findings: Beer bubbles can and do sink to the bottom of a glass. Why does this happen?
''The answer turns out to be really very simple,'' Zare explained. ''It's based on the idea of what goes up has to come down. In this case, the bubbles go up more easily in the center of the beer glass than on the sides because of drag from the walls. As they go up, they raise the beer, and the beer has to spill back, and it does. It runs down the sides of the glass carrying the bubbles - particularly little bubbles - with it, downward. After a while it stops, but it's really quite dramatic and it's easy to demonstrate.'' The phenomenon also occurred in other beers that did not contain nitrogen, said Alexander, now a professor at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. ''The bubbles are small enough to be pushed down by the liquid,'' he said. ''We've shown you can do this with any liquid, really - water with a fizzing tablet in it, for example.''

Balance of article;
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Old 09-02-2009, 05:08 PM   #5
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It runs down the sides of the glass carrying the bubbles - particularly little bubbles - with it, downward. After a while it stops, but it's really quite dramatic and it's easy to demonstrate.

essencially agrees with what I said.

I am a beer drinker and a tapped pint of Guiness is entertaining right from pour to drain. It really is pretty in a way. Like 1000 tiny waves.
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