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Re: Did You Know?
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2019, 10:04:09 PM »
DYK. . ..“Casu marzu” literally means “rotten cheese,” but in Sardinia, it’s a glory to behold. What starts off as a regular wheel of pecorino is then visited by cheese flies that lay their eggs inside, giving the formaggio its signature zing. But, with a nickname like “the world’s most dangerous cheese,” you can be sure that along with the cheese comes some risky business. Still, a handful of artisans continue to produce the traditional cheese, cementing its status in Sardinian culture. :wormpeek: :wormpeek: :wormpeek: :wormpeek: :wormpeek:

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« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2019, 11:39:38 PM »
...“DYN - Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system?” that’s just too well known.

Yes, but did you know that if Jupiter was larger it would have been a star? It's made of the same stuff but didn't have enough mass to start nuclear reactions within the core. We could've had two suns in our solar system.

Now, with all this heat I'm glad Jupiter is just the 'vacuum cleaner' of the solar system. :watching: I couldn't handle two suns.  :nu-uh:

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« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2019, 12:51:24 AM »
What I noticed in the Netherlands is that foreign language TV programmes are never dubbed but subtitled and there are loads of foreign language TV programmes!

That is because we are cheapskates. It is cheaper to subtitle than to dub. BTW since we are so much used to subtitles, we now hate dubbed TV-programmes and movies.

Dubbed films. Argh! :bleh:

Some movie theatres here only show dubbed movies. It's horrible.

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« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2019, 01:06:37 AM »
Were you aware that, if you fling enough shit, some of it will stick?

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« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2019, 01:47:18 AM »
...“DYN - Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system?” that’s just too well known.

Yes, but did you know that if Jupiter was larger it would have been a star? It's made of the same stuff but didn't have enough mass to start nuclear reactions within the core. We could've had two suns in our solar system.

Now, with all this heat I'm glad Jupiter is just the 'vacuum cleaner' of the solar system. :watching: I couldn't handle two suns.  :nu-uh:

IIRC from my Solar System Astrophysics class, it wasn't all that far off from being a temperamental bastard and "igniting". We wouldn't be here to diss the old boy!  :smileshake:

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« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2019, 03:01:11 AM »
Did you know that in Franeker, the Netherlands there is the oldest still working planetarium in the world? It was built with nails and rotating wooden discs, in the house of the creator (Eise Eisinga) about 250 years ago.

And yes I'm Dutch and I speak 3 languages: Dutch, English, half German and half Spanish  :D
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« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2019, 04:13:05 AM »
DYK. . . There are 10 times more stars in the night sky than grains of sand in the world's deserts and beaches, scientists say.
Astronomers have worked out that there are 70 thousand million million million - or seven followed by 22 zeros -
70000000000000000000000 stars visible from the Earth through telescopes. :faints:
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« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2019, 08:33:05 AM »
“DID YOU KNOW?”
I have come to the realisation that the majority of members here on HAF have IQ scores which fall well below the 70s.
Now, before you all jump out of your seats waving your fists about in indignant rage, I hasten to add that I number amongst the lowest of the low. I joined this forum for enlightenment. But what do I find? . . . Yes! You are correct; I find threads like  “The Next Person... (true or false)” and “Ban The Poster Above You”.

Well the thing is we've already solved all the problems in the multiverse, so now we just do inane stuff.
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« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2019, 01:48:32 PM »
...“DYN - Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system?” that’s just too well known.

Yes, but did you know that if Jupiter was larger it would have been a star? It's made of the same stuff but didn't have enough mass to start nuclear reactions within the core. We could've had two suns in our solar system.

Now, with all this heat I'm glad Jupiter is just the 'vacuum cleaner' of the solar system. :watching: I couldn't handle two suns.  :nu-uh:

IIRC from my Solar System Astrophysics class, it wasn't all that far off from being a temperamental bastard and "igniting". We wouldn't be here to diss the old boy!  :smileshake:

Is it true that most known solar systems have more than one star though? :chin:
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« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2019, 03:18:44 PM »
Yes, which would mean that life as we know it would be incredibly unlikely there.

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« Reply #25 on: October 12, 2019, 05:09:15 PM »
Yes, which would mean that life as we know it would be incredibly unlikely there.

Why?
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« Reply #26 on: October 12, 2019, 06:39:48 PM »
Yes, which would mean that life as we know it would be incredibly unlikely there.

Why?
I too would ask why?
Life as we know it, is just that, life as we know it!
But look at how life has evolved and adapted here over billions of years. Life adapts and changes, many of the David Attenborough TV programs show this. How plants, marine animals and  terrestrial animals have adapted to changes even in our own lifetime.  :tellmemore:
But look at how life has evolved and adapted here over billions of years. Life adapts and changes. Many of the David Attenborough TV programs show this. How plants, marine animals and  terrestrial animals have adapted to changes even in our own lifetime.
Peregrine falcons are listed as an endangered species in New York State. They were eliminated as a nesting species in the state by the early 1960s, due mainly to pesticide (DDE) residues in their prey. The release of young captive bred birds from 1974-1988 helped lead to their return as a nesting species. At least 17 breeding pairs of peregrines live within the borders of the five boroughs, the densest known population of urban peregrines in the world. The new generation adapted to the concrete canyons, towering bridge supports and steel skyscrapers of Gotham, redefining falcon habitat.

I know this is a rather unimpressive example, but it is one I quickly picked to put up here.

Venus's day is longer than its year. It completes one rotation every 243 Earth days. It orbits the Sun every 224.65 Earth days, so a day is nearly 20 Earth days longer than its year. So there could be a distant planet in a distant solar system with a narrow Goldilocks zone which moves across the planets surface. And plants and animals would slowly migrate to follow this zone.


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« Reply #27 on: October 13, 2019, 02:24:52 AM »
Because jesus is particular to single star solar systems.

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« Reply #28 on: October 13, 2019, 06:49:35 PM »
The human brain has about 86 billion neurons and each "typical" neuron makes 1,000 to 10,000 synaptic contacts. If you count the number of synapses it exceeds the number of stars in our galaxy.
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« Reply #29 on: October 13, 2019, 07:27:34 PM »
How many of those neurons are firing on all cylinders though?