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Old 03-29-2020, 08:57 AM   #766
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Ice Cream Barge WW2.

https://www.navalhistory.org/2019/07...as-sweet-tooth

By World War II, when other Allied countries banned ice cream, the United States held fast to the tasty symbol of their perseverance in difficult times. Arguing successfully that ice cream had morale and caloric value for overseas troops, all branches of the U.S. Military began providing the treat to soldiers in whatever form they could. In the U.S. Navy, some of the most interesting ice cream-driven projects occurred. The most well-known project is the $1 million spent on converting a concrete barge into an ice cream factory that was towed around the Pacific, delivering ice cream to ship’s that did not have the equipment to create their own. Those ships that could make ice cream were also equipped with soda fountains – a common place in the United States where ice cream was served – to provide the sailors not just with the taste, but the feel of home. As if these projects were not enough to show the U.S. Military’s dedication to the treat, some U.S. Airmen found a fascinating solution to provide dairy confections to their comrades.
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Old 03-29-2020, 10:10 AM   #767
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Interesting, thanks
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Old 03-29-2020, 01:31 PM   #768
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about untouchable numbers

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Untouchable_number

I just haven't figured out why they're special or needed a name
Just from the wiki, it appears that if one could prove that there was an odd untouchable number other than five, that would disprove "a slightly stronger version of the Goldbach conjecture", which is a thing I've heard the name of before.


So there's that.
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Old 04-02-2020, 08:31 PM   #769
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TIL What autochthonous means.

TBH, TIL autochthonous was a word.

I have weird facebook friends -he used in in a conversational post about grilling sausages.

I suspect this new knowledge is not going to do me any good in games of Scrabble and Boggle and the like, but I look forward to an opportunity to just toss it casually into a conversation.....

and no, look it up your darn self ... not like you're short on time right now....
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Old 04-05-2020, 07:36 AM   #770
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Well, looks like confirmation of a common question. Yes, yes he does.
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Old 04-09-2020, 03:46 PM   #771
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About Graupel as it tried to prevent me from going for a run.

https://www.mlive.com/weather/2020/0...m-the-sky.html
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Old 04-23-2020, 02:36 PM   #772
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The long head of the triceps attaches to the scapula*.

It is commonly known that the triceps makes up 75% of upper arm mass, therefore focus on biceps training isn't the way to get "big" arms. But it changes everything when you realize that the largest and strongest component of the triceps isn't strictly an "arm" muscle-- it is activated by arm position relative to the torso.

*shoulder blade
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Old 04-24-2020, 12:08 AM   #773
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The long head of the triceps attaches to the scapula*.
*shoulder blade
In theory, but sometimes we say hold my beer and alter ourselves. Hurts like a mutha too.
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Old 04-24-2020, 08:39 PM   #774
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TIL What autochthonous means.

TBH, TIL autochthonous was a word.

.....

and no, look it up your darn self ... not like you're short on time right now....
For a good and edifying use of the term, read through McPhee's Annals of the Former World where it attains some prominence in the volume Rising From The Plain. All about Wyoming -- which is a more subtly strange place than I'd thought. There's oil here and there under Yellowstone NP...

Annals is four books, written over many years, about plate tectonic theory and about rocks. And his writing makes the rocks sing. It'll change your view of what you're hiking around on.

You might even start toting an Estwing geologists' pick. I've got one of those.
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Old 04-24-2020, 08:44 PM   #775
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I have a geology teacher for a parent. I'll pass, thanks
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Old 04-24-2020, 08:45 PM   #776
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I had a geology teacher for a favorite -- I didn't. Was about then I bought that pick. And a 10-power foldie-up magnifying glass for closer looks.
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Old 04-25-2020, 06:15 PM   #777
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Yesterday but close enough. Stopped at Burger King on the way home and they threw a handful of napkins in the bag. Looking at them they unfold to about 13" x 8" (330mm x 203mm), and 0.0023" (0.058mm) thick... the exact same thickness as my single ply toilet paper.
They break down quite quickly in water too.
Just sayin', ya know.
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Old 04-25-2020, 09:41 PM   #778
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Half the time I do it on accident just closing my eyes...
On accident? You're dead to me.


Or, TIL Cloddfobble is an ignorant hick.
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Old 04-26-2020, 12:34 AM   #779
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I wondered why it took years to earn a cab drivers licence in London.
OK, big city lots of streets but years, really? Aha, I see a problem...

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Not 52 new streets, 52 streets named New.
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Old 04-26-2020, 07:21 AM   #780
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On accident? You're dead to me.


Or, TIL Cloddfobble is an ignorant hick.
Good riddance, I say! You're probably one of those nightmare people who stands "on" line instead of "in" line.
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