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Old 07-10-2018, 06:22 AM
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No question. The world's strongest bug is a species of dung beetle that can pull over 1000X its own body weight. That could be useful.

I dont need the Bombardier Beetle's power, got that covered. Just have to go eat at Chipotle Grille.
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Old 07-10-2018, 05:20 PM
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In 1945, a man survived the atomic blast at Hiroshima. He dragged himself to an air-raid shelter, spent the night, then caught the morning train so he could arrive at his job in time... In Nagasaki... Where he survived the second atomic blast.

Man... lol
What's that say about the Japanese culture vs American.

Japan:
KABOOM, my house is gone I don't know how many if any of my family survived, I had to rescue myself from the wreckage, guess I'll go to work and start working towards all that again.

America:
Hairline fractured my leg now I'm on disability for life.

I shouldn't have to say this but it is the internet and there is no easy way of expressing tone in text. This is a joke.

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Old 07-11-2018, 10:29 AM
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How about spending your life savings to build your dream retirement home in Hawaii ON AN ACTIVE LAVA FIELD, then whining and complaining when it gets covered in molten rock? There is so much other beautiful land available on the rest of that island that would be safer to build on. Yeah, I know it was cheaper, but that's the chance you take. The amazing thing about it is nobody has been killed or seriously injured yet. I take that back. One man got run over by an excavator. So far over 700 homes are GONE!
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Old 07-12-2018, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by PNWjeeper View Post
What's that say about the Japanese culture vs American.

Japan:
KABOOM, my house is gone I don't know how many if any of my family survived, I had to rescue myself from the wreckage, guess I'll go to work and start working towards all that again.

America:
Hairline fractured my leg now I'm on disability for life.

I shouldn't have to say this but it is the internet and there is no easy way of expressing tone in text. This is a joke.
Fact... Pride in self worth and trade skills. Most Asian trade skills are considered artwork. And woodworkers pull instead of push their tools. Much more natural for the human body to control to the fine details.
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Old 07-12-2018, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by dave1123 View Post
How about spending your life savings to build your dream retirement home in Hawaii ON AN ACTIVE LAVA FIELD, then whining and complaining when it gets covered in molten rock? There is so much other beautiful land available on the rest of that island that would be safer to build on. Yeah, I know it was cheaper, but that's the chance you take. The amazing thing about it is nobody has been killed or seriously injured yet. I take that back. One man got run over by an excavator. So far over 700 homes are GONE!
Always contact your local insurance company before buying the place. Odds are there will be some excuse that it is not covered. lol
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A lot of those homes were NOT insured because of the liability. A large portion were built without a permit! It's insanity as far as I can see. That 700 figure is just ones that were on the tax maps. For several weeks, the lava flow was channelized and just dumping into the ocean. Just yesterday the flow changed direction and is moving south taking out more homes and natural recreational parks and features, and a Charter School. The fissure is creating it's own weather system and dumping the area with lots of acid rain. It's an amazing weather cycle. The ocean entry is creating lots of steam that rises because of the heat, condenses forming storm clouds which dump rain on the hot lava, creating more steam and rising to do it again! It's very localized just in that area. FEMA was saying it's an abnormal disaster in that it's continuing. Usually it's preparation for the event, helping people during it, then the aftermath with clean-up. This is everything at once.
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The Baghdad Battery was dicovered in the 30s, and is dated to ancient times. There is no dispute that it is in fact, a battery. Mainstream scientists and archeologists all agree on this.

Made over 2000 years before the birth of Thomas Edison.




There is debate as to their purpose. The common theory is that ancient Egyptians used them to electroplate jewelry.

Uh huh.

Now, to me, this looks an AWFUL lot like a light bulb.



"Well the lightbulb wasnt invented till blah blah blah."

Yes. And we used to believe that Mr Edison discovered electricity. Now we know that isnt quite true. He rediscovered it.

The ancient Egyptions had glass, they have plenty of their glass jewelry sitting in museums. They had electricity. Is it so hard to believe?

The going theory about how they did all that amazing work deep inside the pyramids... Sunlight. Brought in by a complex series of polished bronze mirrors. Even smooth as glass, bronze doesnt reflect NEARLY as much light as a mirror. After it bounces off 10, 15, 20 bronze disks... good luck.

Just saying. Lights bulbs make sense.
Here's something cool.

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Old 07-29-2018, 06:18 PM
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Space Junk....................................

Low Earth Orbit.



High Earth Orbit:


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If you were a visitor to this system, which planet would you think is inhabited? Take a guess! As with everything else, humans can screw up a good thing.

And Edison wasn't as smart as people think. He just collected the brightest minds around him to do the research. They did the research, he took the credit! After all, he was financing everything. He even hired Tesla, which didn't work out so well.

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Originally Posted by dave1123 View Post
If you were a visitor to this system, which planet would you think is inhabited? Take a guess! As with everything else, humans can screw up a good thing.

And Edison wasn't as smart as people think. He just collected the brightest minds around him to do the research. They did the research, he took the credit! After all, he was financing everything. He even hired Tesla, which didn't work out so well.
Sure is a mess isn't it? The space junk images are from the NASA site... "Hey! look what we did! Yay!". Every time I watch that live feed from the ISS I find myself expecting junk to smack it at any minute. lol
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I'm sure they are worried about it as well! The stuff that's in their level of orbit is pretty safe, but it's the stuff in polar orbit that can do damage.
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Now THAT is a tree hugger that gets **** done!
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The following comes from Wikipedia.

"Stereopsis refers to the perception of depth and 3-dimensional structure obtained on the basis of visual information deriving from two eyes by individuals with normally developed binocular vision."
"Stereoblindness is the inability to see in 3D using stereopsis, or stereo vision, resulting in an inability to perceive stereoscopic depth by combining and comparing images from the two eyes."

During your last eye exam, did the eye doctor show you a 3-dimensional image of dots or letters, asking you to find the tallest, or the shortest, etc., in relation to the others, but you never knew why? Perhaps you never thought about it. Now you know.

Ready? Find the gymnast.

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Wow! That's hard to see. Female Asian doing a handstand?
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