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six_ball_man

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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2009 12:54:17 PM


...a topic is dormant for a while, then gets revived by someone new or the originator, then there is a flurry of activity in the thread, then it gets locked out. Does an old topic fill that much more space than a new one? Perhaps they should be automagiacally locked after
x weeks (months, days, whatever) of inactivity???
hmmmmmmmm
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six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2014 9:36:17 AM

the first time a submarine was ever deployed for military purposes was during the American Revolution
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six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2014 6:28:59 AM


A luthier make stringed instruments
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six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2014 4:40:23 PM


A giraffe has a tendon that runs all the way from the bung to the top of its neck that acts like a rubber band, so when their heads are up, they are at rest. They need to use their muscles to bend down.
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six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2014 6:49:17 AM


only one metal is liquid at room temperature....mercury
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six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2014 7:01:41 AM

NASA says about 100 tons of material from space enter Earth's atmosphere every day
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six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2014 2:03:35 PM


100 years ago, childbirth was so dreadfully hazardous the we measured the maternal deaths per 100 live births. Modern medical science and practices have changed that situation by THREE orders of magnitude...IOW - we measure maternal deaths per 100THOUSAND live births (100,000) YAY science!!!
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six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 12:41:42 PM


Wilford Brimley was once a bodyguard to Howard Hughes.
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six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2014 5:09:19 AM


Jon Tyler, the 10th president of the US, has 2 living grand children.
He was born in 1790.
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six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2014 6:20:56 AM


Of the named stars, 2/3 of 'em have Arabic names.

[Edited by: six_ball_man at 1/23/2014 6:20:09 AM EST]
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six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2014 7:55:23 AM


old worn out money used to be burnt when the bills were worn out, but the ink that is used nowadays is too toxic to burn, so it is now shredded and landfilled at the end of its useful life
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six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2014 12:29:55 PM


human memory is so unreliable, that to base our justice system upon it, amounts to a tragedy
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six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2014 12:35:28 AM


the Earth's orbit covers ~584 million miles
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six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2013 7:24:55 AM


The first use of the concept of zero originated in Mesopotamia somewhere in the 2nd millennium BCE, we didn't represent it with a small circle until 800something CE, invented in India. Before that, an empty space and later various symbols were used to represent zero.

[Edited by: six_ball_man at 12/22/2013 7:27:52 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2013 5:18:08 PM

( o Y o )ARE FUN!!
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six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2013 6:02:32 AM


24 Americans visited the moon. The engineering and technical crew that made that possible numbered over 400,000.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2013 6:52:32 AM


about 1/4 of the motor cortex (the part of the brain responsible for ALL motion) is dedicated to control of the hands
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 3:41:01 PM


The next time Thanksgiving and Chanukah will coincide is the year 79,811, barring changes to either calendar

[Edited by: six_ball_man at 12/1/2013 3:41:00 PM EST]
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six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2013 1:15:40 PM


Teller (of Penn & Teller) before the show biz, was an high school Latin teacher.
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six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2013 4:31:13 PM


The very first Wright bothers flight (length) would fit inside a 747
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six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 9:23:49 AM


folks who are willing to tell you how wrong you are when you are not REALLY make me go hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....
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six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2013 1:41:45 PM


about 1/3 of human brain power is dedicated to processing visual information
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six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2013 4:20:33 PM


lost another ball to the equipment today...WTF is going on?????
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six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 6:33:42 AM


the machine ate my ball last night...sadenz
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2013 6:58:14 AM


The bailout of the banks and wall street exceeded the 50 year budget
total for NASA....and some people think our priorities are skewed.

[Edited by: six_ball_man at 10/29/2013 6:58:40 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2013 6:30:40 AM


40% of lightning strikes strike the ground. The rest are cloud to cloud. Interestingly, when the charges separate out prior to a strike, the charges that collect at the bottom of the cloud are negative. The earth, ends up positive by comparison (IOW - the GROUND is positive!!!). When the difference becomes greater than the difference in the positively charged top of the cloud and the bottom, the lightning goes to earth...
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2013 6:19:17 AM


hmmmmm.....politics can be injected int ANY topic...interesting...hmmmmmmmmmm
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2013 3:07:21 AM

Malcm,...I would say, after the last 6 years that 95% of congress is not only batty, but a bit on the corrupt side.
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2013 5:06:51 PM

- - and 62.5% of the members of congress are "batty"!
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six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2013 8:44:53 PM


20% of all mammal species are bats
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six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 7:20:00 AM


"free will" appears no where in the Bible
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six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 7:16:50 AM


dung beetles use polarized IR light in the nighttime sky to navigate
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six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2013 6:26:26 AM


Don Novello was arrested at the Vatican once as Fr. Guido Sarducci
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six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 8:14:06 AM


...and yet....some folks have been convinced we should not vaccinate...
hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 12:56:06 AM

Between 1980-1999 an average of 1 person per year died of Mumps in America.
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six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2013 9:20:40 AM


47% of Americans are against Obamacare but only
34% are against the Affordable Care Act
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six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2013 10:20:08 AM


Of the $2million budget for the film "Dr. Strangelove", Peter Sellers, who played 3 parts in the movie, got $1million.
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six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2013 7:07:01 AM


you do not want your plane greeted by the CFR crew...EVER!
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2013 9:01:06 AM

crossing the street can kill you.......... by that drunk driver for the 14th time, got to love usa..what a weak court systerm,
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six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2013 7:25:24 AM


diarrhea is the 2nd leading killer of children worldwide...
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six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 11:19:54 AM


dvertising malaprop...

"It takes a tough man to make a tender chicken"
when translated into Spanish came out
"It takes a sexually stimulated man to make a chicken affectionate."
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six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2013 6:14:09 AM


The venom of a single box jelly fish could kill 60 adult humans
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2013 10:28:52 AM


In 1926, Erwin Schrödinger postulated matter as a wave/particle duality. From the formulas that followed, we developed microelectronics. 'Puters, Tvs, I-phones, mp3 players, microwave ovens...in short, everything that makes life worth living was brought forth from this understanding...nice
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 6:33:37 PM


The mass of Jupiter is roughly equal to the mass of the
rest of the planets COMBINED.



[Edited by: six_ball_man at 7/26/2013 6:34:59 PM EST]
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six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2013 9:20:17 AM


Disappointingly, The "Science" Channel accepts advertising from
Christian Mingle.com...nertz
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six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2013 6:58:01 AM


A lot of the lighter elements on the periodic table are produced through fusion in stars. This method peters out at iron, which requires an input of energy to fuse heavier. All the lighter elements, when produced, release energy. Recent postulate supposes that the element gold is produced when two star remnants collide. Such an even might produce 100 lunar masses of gold. That is a lot of bling.
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 6:44:48 AM


Walking the plank, as seen in the movies, is strictly
a literary invention. It didn't happen n real life.
Robert Lewis Stevenson is generally credited with the invention.
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 7:55:16 AM

MY WIFE !!!!!! LOL !!!!!!!
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six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 7:11:48 AM

The Guinness record for large dog is a British Mastiff that weighed 343 lbs and was 8 ft from nose to tail tip
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six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 2:47:53 PM


500 million people contracted malaria worldwide last year.
2.9 million died from it.
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 12:01:01 AM


As recently as 1992, we had no proof that other planets revolved around any stars other than our own sun. It was suspected, but not known. In that sort time, we have confirmed the existence of over 800 planets around other stars, with several thousand candidates identifed as possible. We have even IDed a rogue planet out there, apparently not tied to any star!
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