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Chelle
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quote:
Originally posted by noreen:
Go ask Alice
When she's ten feet tall.

And then ask her parents to see if she's lying. [Big Grin]

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Well, if you mean, is Alice the heroine of the picture, of course! If you're referring to drugs as responsible for Alice's visions, most people prefer to consider mushrooms, or hash. However, most Dodgson scholars say no drugs are involved, even symbolically.

That makes me wonder about Mario (the old Nintendo mascot) then.

Go ask Mario ...

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Ever read Captain SNES?

captainsnes.keenspace.com

Mario is accused (falsely) of being a druggie by Max Force. Bowser was the one who tipped Max off.

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Comment: Hello-
Do you know what Jell-O is? Is it a liquid or solid? What about pudding?

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Comment: Hello-
Do you know what Jell-O is? Is it a liquid or solid? What about pudding?

I'm voting gas. It's not quite a liquid and it's not quite a solid, so it must be a gas.

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Originally posted by Elbe, spider-ham:
quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Comment: Hello-
Do you know what Jell-O is? Is it a liquid or solid? What about pudding?

I'm voting gas. It's not quite a liquid and it's not quite a solid, so it must be a gas.
No no no! Jell-O is a toy. Anything that isn't 'alive' that wiggles and jiggles is a toy!
[fish]

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Jay's Web
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My cat would vouch for that last answer.

Actually, if I recall correctly, Jell-O is a liquid AND a solid. It's a mixture (a colloid) of different compounds - some in solid state, some in liquid state.

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Originally posted by Elbe, spider-ham:
quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Comment: Hello-
Do you know what Jell-O is? Is it a liquid or solid? What about pudding?

I'm voting gas. It's not quite a liquid and it's not quite a solid, so it must be a gas.
No, it's a plasma.

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Jay, you must watch Alton Brown, too. On his Halloween show he discussed Jello being a colloid.

Kim "Love Alton"

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Comment: I would like to find out if there is a underlying reason
O'Reilly's is building Auto supply stores next to Auto Zone

Actually, I have been kindof wondering this myself. Here, everywhere there is an Auto Zone, in the last 2 years, an O'Reilly's has popped up no more than 1/4 mile away.
Although, I don't think it's worth any effort on Snopes' end to find out.

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No, it's a plasma.
Tastes like... burning.

BR "My cat's breath smells like cat food" 48

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No, I don't. I learned that in school.
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Comment: My kids saw this story on tv and she would like to know more
about. She didn't get the name. Its about this guy that dreams of trees
with fruit that looks like Fairies and when he wakes up he has two of
them...I think it goes something like that. I hope you can help.

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Well, just goes to show that two people watched TLC's "Mostly True Stories: Urban Legends Revealed" this past Tuesday.

Shown there was only a marginally ULish segment about a (self-described) Buddhist monk (from some Southeast Asian country) who, while napping deep in the midst of a forest, claimed to have had a dream about beautiful maidens who danced around him and then seemed to vanish into thin air.

After waking from this brief sleep and returning to his hike, this monk stumbled upon odd tree blossoms that seemed to bear strange "fruit" shaped like women. Remembering a tale about the Buddha (and this is when I flipped back and forth to the Miss Universe pageant) that featured flowers from which tiny, beautiful maidens grew, he plucked two of these dried "bodies" as proof of the veracity of a Buddhist legend and returned to civilization.

(In other words, a Thai con man set up a tourist trap where you could pay to have a look at these little dried "dancing maidens" that had "grown on trees," just like in Buddha's time.)

The program then featured an examination of these dried whatevers, which looked rather like dessicated bats or something. At which point the hubby thought it'd be a good idea to return to the dancing maidens in the Miss Universe pageant.

Bonnie "if you think it's Buddha, but it's not ... " Taylor

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quote:
Originally posted by Bonnie:
At which point the hubby thought it'd be a good idea to return to the dancing maidens in the Miss Universe pageant.

Bonnie "if you think it's Buddha, but it's not ... " Taylor

"watch chiffon?"
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Comment: I want to know in the toyota camry commercial, whether that guy
is actually driving on the california 405 or is it a set.

If it is real wouldn't it cost a lot to close down the road?

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Comment: Ok I have 2 questions for you guys,
First airplanehomes.com claims to put a 727 airplane on a pole and allow
you to live on a rotating aircraft?
Second did the original model T come with 20 inch rims?

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First airplanehomes.com claims to put a 727 airplane on a pole and allow you to live on a rotating aircraft?
Airplanehomes.com is part of Max Power Aerospace, Inc. and they do indeed claim to sell 727 aircraft mounted on a swivelling base that allows the home to point itself into the wind. They apparently sold one recently on e-Bay.

I've been following this site for a couple of years - not really sure what to believe, as I've never seen anything but a photoshop picture of what they are supposed to look like. I'd like to see the real thing one day. You can look through what makes up the components for the home, including the base, here.

I wonder if the letter writer heard NPR's story on the subject.

By the way, there is an individual in Oregon who purchased a former Olympic Airways 727 and had it towed to a private lot. He's spent a couple of years now converting it into a home in his spare time.

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quote:
Originally posted by Elbe, spider-ham:
quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Comment: Hello-
Do you know what Jell-O is? Is it a liquid or solid? What about pudding?

I'm voting gas. It's not quite a liquid and it's not quite a solid, so it must be a gas.
I think it's either a sol or a gel.

I'm leaning towards gel. I used to get them mixed up in Chemistry class.

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quote:
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Comment: I was wondering if you had anything on Mr. Rogers being gay? My husband
says he is. But I told him its an urban legend. Please help!!!

Won't Mrs. Rogers be surprised?

Sheesh, you'd think they'd finally leave the poor guy alone, now that he's deceased...
[Frown]

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Comment: Can you tell me whether you know of an urban legend connected
with Mel Torme's making of the "The Christmas Song"?

Thank you. I keep hearing the same story about certain of his body parts
being related to certain words in the song and I would like to know
whether this true.

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Dr. Winston O'Boogie
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quote:
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Comment: Can you tell me whether you know of an urban legend connected
with Mel Torme's making of the "The Christmas Song"?

Thank you. I keep hearing the same story about certain of his body parts
being related to certain words in the song and I would like to know
whether this true.

OK, well, let's start at the beginning.....

Chest...... OK.
nuts..... OK.
Roasting..... Hmmm. That's not a body part.

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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Comment: My kids saw this story on tv and she would like to know more
about. She didn't get the name. Its about this guy that dreams of trees
with fruit that looks like Fairies and when he wakes up he has two of
them...I think it goes something like that. I hope you can help.

I also watched this particular episode of "that UL show that sucks" (as I refer to it around my partner). It looked like the little baby Buddha fairy things were some kind of root or dried fruit that looked more like fetus (how do you pluralize that?) than fairies or any somewhat supposedly adult creature. I think that they sai dtesting on bits of the specimens had been done with mixed results but none really proved that they had fairy bits. Most seemed to have similarity to wood fiber.

Little "but my mind's not what it used to be" Duck

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quote:
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i have been looking up cass elliot, i know that she was around
two hundred something

200? Wow. She never looked a day over 190.
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Comment: Ths question has to do with a daisy. When doing "He loves me, He
loves me not", is it the last petal that counts, or the head of the
flower?

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Comment: Ths question has to do with a daisy. When doing "He loves me, He
loves me not", is it the last petal that counts, or the head of the
flower?

Neither can count. Everybody knows that flowers do not have the concept of a numerical system.

-Game "...except the algebraic tulip of Venezuela, of course" Six

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Comment: Ths question has to do with a daisy. When doing "He loves me, He
loves me not", is it the last petal that counts, or the head of the
flower?

Depends on what you want the answer to be.
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Comment: Ths question has to do with a daisy. When doing "He loves me, He loves me not", is it the last petal that counts, or the head of the flower?

As I understand it, if it turns out "He/she loves me" on the last petal, the daisy-plucker is supposed to give the head to the other person.

That way she/he will love you back.....

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Comment: just curious if anyone has ever taken a trip from Fucking Austria
to Dildo Bay Newfoundland. I used to ship parcels there, and am told they
refer to it as "New Harbour" now.

Yes, there is a Dildo, Nfld. Also Conception Bay and Come by Chance. People are always discovering these places and laughing like crazy. There is also a MooseJaw, Saskatchewan, and several other odd place names. Not to mention Walla Walla and Kalamazoo, in the USA. There are unusual place names all over the world. But I'm wondering why nobody has commented on "Fucking Austria". Is there such a place, or is the person in question merely swearing at Austria?
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Comment: i have been doing some reserch on what appers to be a vinager
pitcher which on the bottem is printed
boldt design pant'd march 6-1909 and on the bottem allong the side it sais
one full quart any help you can give me is appricated thanks

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i have been doing some reserch on what appers to be a vinager pitcher which on the bottem is printed boldt design pant'd march 6-1909
Wow! I never knew Wilmer Mizell had a tattoo on his butt.

- snopes

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i have been doing some reserch on what appers to be a vinager pitcher which on the bottem is printed boldt design pant'd march 6-1909
Wow! I never knew Wilmer Mizell had a tattoo on his butt.

- snopes

Curse you, snopes. That was exactly what came to my mind when I saw "vinegar pitcher". Why couldn't you just wait for somebody (i.e. me) to type that?

-Game "90-88, 3.85 ERA" Six

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Comment: Hi:

Any idea how this "trick" is done?


www.digicc.com/fido

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It's done with the "9's compliment property of base-10 arithmetic"

Essentially, you take a number, scramble it around, and subtract the smaller... then end result digits will always equal 9's or groups of 9's...

For example: 8459 - 4895 = 3564... let's say you circle the '6'... you enter 354... 5 + 4 = 9, so the the remaining number must be a '6', since 6 + 3 = 9

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Comment: Hi:

Any idea how this "trick" is done?


www.digicc.com/fido

Ok I give. How is it done?

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