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I bet Stephen Hawking's pissed...

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quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by Ieuan ab Arthur:
Hi All:

At the risk of actually being serious, the answer is no as lift of a fixed wing aircraft is determined by airspeed over the wing. The aircraft in this scenario has an airspeed of zero (i.e., it's not actually moving relative to the air). Therefore, no lift.


Slight disagreement. Eventually the aircraft will run out of fuel, and will be propelled backwards by the conveyor belt. At the end of the fast moving conveyor belt, it may 'take-off' (as in at least part of it will be airbourne) albeit in a brief but spectacular fashion.
Actually, it is a bit of a trick question. Since the thrust of an aircraft (fixed-wing) is provided directly and not to the wheels (otherwise how would it fly?), the conveyor belt moving would not affect the forward speed of the aircraft, and therefore it would fly once it reached the suitable airspeed (measured via pitot tube and not through the wheels).

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Comment: Is Chevron with Techron actually better gas for your car, is it
better than other gas stations gas?

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Comment: I HEARD FROM A FRIEND THAT THE ASIAN CARP HAD TOTALLY TAKEN OVER
THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AND WAS NOW THE ONLY FISH IN THE RIVER. ALSO THAT
THEY GOT UP TO 200LBS, IS THIS TRUE?

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Comment: I was reading this site, when I thought to myself;
I have family, who are always talking about Crips, and Bloods, and I never
could guess who formed the Crip's.

I was interested in their own style of writing.
My sister, who's dating a Crip, who is in Jail, was sent a letter, wrote
in a strange hand-writing, and she said that it was their own language.

Do you know anything about this?

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Comment: Well this is hardly "new" to me, but over the years I have only
found one website that had ANYTHING AT ALL to say about it.

I have a brother-in-law who claims to have had a diving accident years ago
in which he got entangled in a mass of coral. He raises the hair on the
back of my neck for other reasons so I'm truly doubting his claim that now
he has an ongoing problem of coral growing in his body.

I have searched the internet and the databases available through the
college I attend and only found one website which I can not determine
whether or not is reliable.

This - http://answer.co.za/3V1e1p1v11K3 - is the website... Check out
paragraph 4a.

I also have emails in to Mayo and Mayo medical education.

I'd love to know a definitive answer to this question if you have the
time.

Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.

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Comment: In the "well to hell" story, the temperature is mentioned as 180
degrees... but it does not say "C" or "F" degrees... that would be
helpful.

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Comment: Is it true that Target bans bare feet? I have been shopping there
for over 6 years barefooted and sevaral weeks ago was denied entrance.

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Comment: I once read that a teen killed himself while listining to a
Blink-182 song. Is this true?

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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Comment: Is it true that Target bans bare feet? I have been shopping there
for over 6 years barefooted and sevaral weeks ago was denied entrance.

But bear feet are ok.

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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Comment: I once read that a teen killed himself while listining to a
Blink-182 song. Is this true?

Nope. It was a K-Fed song.

It just keeps getting worse for that guy.

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Comment: Hello, I thought you might like to know this about some rolls I
bought at Walmart. I've never noticed the 'sell by' date on bread but
looked at the label closely today-Nov. 19, and saw that date as 8/30/06!
I bought these sourdough hard rolls MID-OCT. and they still 'felt' fresh.
We had to go out of town for about 2 wks. so I put them in the
refrigerator, getting them out when we got back but never got around to
using them. Here it is mid-Nov. and they still 'feel fresh' as in soft, no
mold, no dry/hard spots. The ingredients label has about 15 unfamiliar
preservatives/additives in it that are unpronouncable. With all the
negative information 'floating' out there, about these things added to our
food I thought this might be of interest to you. Needless to say, we will
dispose of them. Why does there seem to be a need to put all these
'foreign' things in our food when for decades we've canned and frozen
things at home without them? Thank you for your time-I'll keep the label
in case this 'goes' further.

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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Comment: Hello, I thought you might like to know this about some rolls I bought at Walmart. I've never noticed the 'sell by' date on bread but looked at the label closely today-Nov. 19, and saw that date as 8/30/06! I bought these sourdough hard rolls MID-OCT. and they ll 'felt' fresh. We had to go out of town for about 2 wks. so I put them in the refrigerator, getting them out when we got back but never got around to using them. Here it is mid-Nov. and they still 'feel fresh' as in soft, no mold, no dry/hard spots. The ingredients label has about 15 unfamiliar preservatives/additives in it that are unpronouncable. With all the negative information 'floating' out there, about these things added to our food I thought this might be of interest to you. Needless to say, we will dispose of them. Why does there seem to be a need to put all these 'foreign' things in our food when for decades we've canned and frozen
things at home without them? Thank you for your time-I'll keep the label in case this 'goes' further.

Let me get this straight - you abandoned your rolls just before their best buy date? You left them there alone in your refrigerator in their hour of need? In the cold and dark while you went "out of town?" How could you?

You ... You ... You beast!

I bet you laughed when the best buy date went by. Yes, you laughed - you know you did! I've half a mind to report you to the SPCBG (the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Baked Goods).

All I can say is what goes around comes around! One day you'll regret your anti-rollish behaviour - just you wait!

Ta ra 'wan,

Ieuan "Needs more of a life than even the OP" ab Arthur

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Comment: My husband told me that there us going to be a new tax
Drinks that contain sugar (Coke, Pepsi etc) will have be taxed All sugar
free drinks will not be tased We live Strongsville Ohio

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All sugar free drinks will not be tased
Unless they resist arrest. Then all bets are off.

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We live Strongsville Ohio
Population: tire.

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quote:
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We live Strongsville Ohio
Population: tire.
Motto: Gateway to Parma

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Comment: well where do i start, my dad did 22 years in the service. he
worked for a construction company untill the fall of 2003 when he got
orders to go to iraq. he went to work the next day to give his supervisor
a copy of his orders. not an hour later he was fired because hes missed to
much work. is there any way u can get a word out on this company and
possibly get an explination from them. im now in the army and we deploy in
may. i dont like the idea of my family loosing their jobs because of their
duties to thier country. if any thing they should be proud and advertise
the fact that they have a service member working for them. if u could get
back to me on this i would greatly appreciate it. thank u for taking the
time to read this.

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Comment: Who holds the record for the most albums ever released?
This includes all genres.
Thanks.....I can't find the answer anywhere.

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Who holds the record for the most albums ever released?
The record for the most albums ever released... [lol]

~Psihala
(*That'd be one loooooong playing record...!)

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Oh that brings up an old argument. I say a record is a black vinyl disc and an album is a collection of songs. My friend says they're the other way around.

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Oh that brings up an old argument. I say a record is a black vinyl disc and an album is a collection of songs. My friend says they're the other way around.

In my not so expert opinion, I would say that you are right. When I was a teenager we used to be able to buy 45s which had two songs on them, the A side and the B side. They were called records but certainly were never considered to be albums.

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Comment: Thomas' English Muffins advertise that you must open the muffin
with a fork not a knife in order to get the pockets in the muffin that
enhance flavor. Is this true or just a Marketing ploy?

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quote:
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Comment: Thomas' English Muffins advertise that you must open the muffin with a fork not a knife in order to get the pockets in the muffin that enhance flavor. Is this true or just a Marketing ploy?

Also, what if you just rip the sucker in half with your bare hands, like I do?

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It proves you're just an ignorant Yankee. Your relatives probably lived on whiskey and raw squirrel during the Revolutionary War, too! Barbarians!

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Oh that brings up an old argument. I say a record is a black vinyl disc and an album is a collection of songs. My friend says they're the other way around.
Technically, an "album" was a collection of black vinyl discs, a term originating back in the days when 78s were the norm, and any piece of music longer than several minutes (e.g., symphony, opera) had to be spread across several discs (because the playing time of 78s was quite limited). Even after 33 RPM discs (i.e., "LPs") supplanted 78s, however, the term "album" stuck and was generally applied to any 12" record.

The common usage of the word "record" applied to any sound recordings encoded on vinyl discs, regardless of playing speed or contents.

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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Comment: Who holds the record for the most albums ever released?
This includes all genres.
Thanks.....I can't find the answer anywhere.

This has piqued my curiosity. Would it include compilations, re-releases, and best of/greatest hits collections?

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If we're including all genres, then likely some orchestra conductors have hundreds of albums credited to their names.

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Comment: is it true that bleach should be used with cold water and not hot
water?

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Neither. Bleach should be used directly on the dry clothing. Lots and lots of it. Splash it around, get it all good and clean...

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Comment: should a caterer received gratuity for catering services provided
at another facility that's not own by them.

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Comment: I recently heard that the Hall of Justice from the Super Friends
was modeled after Union Terminal in Cincinnati. Do you know if this is
true?

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Comment: I recently heard that the Hall of Justice from the Super Friends
was modeled after Union Terminal in Cincinnati. Do you know if this is
true?

Link to a picture of the Super Friend's Hall of Justice.

Link to a picture of Cincinnati's Union Terminal

*shrug* Could be.

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There is a very nice museum in the Union Terminal now. It has both historical and natural science exhibits. I saw a lovely display on the Romanovs, including toys belonging to and clothing worn by ill-fated Grand Duke Alexis. They have a Titanic exhibition going on now that I'd love to see.

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Comment: Could you please tell me what the ladies name is that is on the
Jay Leno show. She is known as the Fruitcake Lady.
Is she still living?

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She died.
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We're saddened to announce the passing of Marie Rudisill, our beloved "Fruitcake Lady." She died Saturday, November 3rd in Hudson, Florida. Born Edna Marie Faulk in Monroeville, Alabama, she was aunt to Truman Capote, and helped to raise him in Alabama and New York City when he was still young.
It must have been all that fruitcake. Or the fact that she was 95 years old.

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