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Today I realized that the Apple inc. logo is not coming from Adam's apple (because it is eaten) but from Newton's apple falling from the tree. See the 1st logo of Apple on the left.

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Today I learned about the String Shooter effect. (in fact I learned nothing, I enjoyed the video)

 

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7 hours ago, michel123456 said:

Today I learned about the String Shooter effect. (in fact I learned nothing, I enjoyed the video)

 

That was neat! kinda reminded me of when I worked for dupont, we wore ear plugs and had to get a new set every day or so.They had a narrow ball chain that had hooks on one end so you could make a small loop to connect the ear plugs to your belt. Over time we would collect several pounds of chain by connecting all of them end to end. Then we would take 20 or 30 fee of chain and suspend them from the mezzanine and whirl them around to make all sorts of odd shapes in the air. sometimes they looked like they were violating some sort of law of physics as they whirled in the air looking like a 3d wave suspended in the air. I know, bored men on midnight shift... 

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19 hours ago, Moontanman said:

That was neat! kinda reminded me of when I worked for dupont, we wore ear plugs and had to get a new set every day or so.They had a narrow ball chain that had hooks on one end so you could make a small loop to connect the ear plugs to your belt. Over time we would collect several pounds of chain by connecting all of them end to end. Then we would take 20 or 30 fee of chain and suspend them from the mezzanine and whirl them around to make all sorts of odd shapes in the air. sometimes they looked like they were violating some sort of law of physics as they whirled in the air looking like a 3d wave suspended in the air. I know, bored men on midnight shift... 

This kind of chain?

 

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2 hours ago, michel123456 said:

This kind of chain?

 

Close, our chains were much smaller in in Diameter but they worked with that trick rather well.. 

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I'm not sure where this should go so this seems as good a place as any...

Today I learned that dinosaurs lived on the other side of the galaxy.

This is a neat animation of the timescale of dinosaurs (and others) related to our orbit around the galactic centre: 

 

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Today I learned that owl have really long legs (that they keep discreetly hidden) and that baby owls look just like aliens:

 

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The word Clinical has a similarly odd origin.
It means bedside.

It's related to words like recline and incline.

It also ties in with geological "beds" as in syncline.
 

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Today I got my atheroma cyst finally cut out from my back for good. I had a nice chat about internet forums, vaccine deniers and the internet in general with the surgeon who performed the procedure. We had so much fun that at the end looking at the thing in the jar we decided it has to be either a 5G implant or a portable chemtrail amplifier.

I initially thought about posting this in the computer science section but figured swansont is probably not gonna like it. 
 

Hail Hydra!

(maybe move to the jokes section)

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4 hours ago, Strange said:

...Disgusting...

What are you talking about, it looks like perfectly tasty hard candy. 

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33 minutes ago, koti said:

What are you talking about, it looks like perfectly tasty hard candy. 

Today I Learned your perfectly tasty hard candy is, Disgusting...

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39 minutes ago, dimreepr said:

Today I Learned your perfectly tasty hard candy is, Disgusting...

Thanks Dimm, if someone learnt something my efforts weren't useless ;) 

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8 hours ago, Strange said:

Maybe we need a Disgusting Medical Anecdotes section :) 

As far as I know all medical anecdotes are disgusting.

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Today I learned that Harry Belafonte's 1956 album Calypso was the first album in the US to sell more than a million copies. Sadly, this is because Irving Burgie, who wrote most of the songs, died today.

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12 hours ago, Strange said:

Today I learned that Harry Belafonte's 1956 album Calypso was the first album in the US to sell more than a million copies. Sadly, this is because Irving Burgie, who wrote most of the songs, died today.

That would seem to violate causality.

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4 hours ago, swansont said:

That would seem to violate causality.

"Sadly, this" refers to Strange's learning about the album only because the writer died. He wasn't talking about "that", so your argument is an obvious bananaman.

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4 minutes ago, Phi for All said:

"Sadly, this" refers to Strange's learning about the album only because the writer died. He wasn't talking about "that", so your argument is an obvious bananaman.

I was going to say something similar. (But wasn't sure it was really necessary.)

But I am amazed that a record by a black singer (in the 1950s) should be the first million seller. There're were other factors related to technology and culture that may have played a part. But I would have guessed Elvis, if pressed.

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28 minutes ago, Strange said:

I was going to say something similar. (But wasn't sure it was really necessary.)

But I am amazed that a record by a black singer (in the 1950s) should be the first million seller. There're were other factors related to technology and culture that may have played a part. But I would have guessed Elvis, if pressed.

"Elvis, if pressed" (referring to records) is a double pun. More than enough payback for my causality joke.

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6 minutes ago, swansont said:

"Elvis, if pressed" (referring to records) is a double pun. More than enough payback for my causality joke.

But yours was deliberate. Mine was acausal.

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I learned in the last couple of days that Fizeau demonstrated the addition of velocities  in 1851

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fizeau_experiment

and that it gave a stimulus to Einstein in formulating Special Relativity.

Also learned why he called it "Special " (it only applies to uniformly  translating frames of reference)

Thanks for the book reccomendation Studiot.   :)

 

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