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Old 01-31-2008, 02:02 PM
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no body is ever good at it but practice makes perfect
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Old 01-31-2008, 02:49 PM
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A few useless facts confirmed by the Mythbusters.
You can sneeze with your eyes open without your eyeball popping out. Of course you have to manually hold your eyelid up.

You will get wetter running through the rain than you will walking through it.

If the piece of paper is big enough you can fold it in half 10 times.

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Old 01-31-2008, 04:05 PM
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My favorite of all time is the hot water heater episode! That was crazy!
My son and I love to watch that and Dirty Jobs. The new Smash Lab is pretty lame. They do some neat experiments but spend too much time on cameos and drama.
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Old 01-31-2008, 06:45 PM
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Those Myth Buster guys have the life. Did you see them driving the Olds over a dirt ramp? That radio they used looked like a 14MZ.

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Old 02-01-2008, 02:04 AM
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Sorry, Im a ham... Ham came from a magazine called Home Amateur Mechanic many years ago, back in the days when they used a spark gap transmitter to send CW (continious wave).
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Old 02-01-2008, 01:09 PM
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Yeah Mythbusters are good most of the time with most of there myth's. But on some of there myths they dont exactly cover everything, but ohh well nobody perfect. But that is one Job I would love to have. Well that and reading brail
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Old 02-01-2008, 01:29 PM
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Well, thats the way it was told to me anyway. I never heard the ham fisted thing before, but there are maybe 3 or 4 theories in all. I buy the magazine theory because so many old timer hams have told me that one. But hey, I also here that MG was started in a small shop called Mac's Garage, but who know's. lol That one sound weird to me, as I always thought that British Lealand was the maunf, not some dude named Mac ! hahaha !
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Old 02-01-2008, 08:54 PM
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haha, glad you took it lightly i re-read it and thought it sounded smart-alek
smart-aleck or smart-alec.

Me: carpenter extraordinaire
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what falls faster a tennis ball or a table tennis ball?


Answer: Both the same.
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Disagree, A ping pong ball because it is so light will be slowed more by wind resistance. At a drop of 3' you may not notice the difference. Drop them both from 50' and the tennis ball will hit first. A bowling ball and a golf ball would be a better side by side comparison.

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Disagree, A ping pong ball because it is so light will be slowed more by wind resistance. At a drop of 3' you may not notice the difference. Drop them both from 50' and the tennis ball will hit first. A bowling ball and a golf ball would be a better side by side comparison.

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but wich would bounce higher?? the bowling ball or golf ball?
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but wich would bounce higher?? the bowling ball or golf ball?

Well Ummmmmm let me think about it. Prolly the Golf ball, considering Bowling balls dont bouce and well golf balls bounce pretty freaking good actually.
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but wich would bounce higher?? the bowling ball or golf ball?

Well Ummmmmm let me think about it. Prolly the Golf ball, considering Bowling balls dont bouce and well golf balls bounce pretty freaking good actually.
yes bowling balls do bounce
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Old 02-03-2008, 08:58 PM
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How about in a vacuum?
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Old 02-04-2008, 10:06 AM
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I am game if you have a vacuum tube that is about 10'x50'.

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totally useless fact:
bob is dumber than a butt crack.
(no offense to those who are named bob. my version is just a figment of my imagination, and can change to whatever i want, whenever i want, however i want. (though he usally remains dumb, fat, ugly, and stupid. )
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Press Alt - F4 to learn how to get a free RC of your choice!

It didn't work[sm=cry_smile.gif][sm=bananahead.gif]
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Old 02-05-2008, 05:40 PM
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yes bowling balls do bounce
Last time I checked, when we where messing around with them and dropped them from ten feet onto part of our driveway(now this was when I was younger) it didnt bounce at all. For so reason a 15lbs ball doesnt seem to want to bounce all that much from a 10 foot drop onto pavement. But I'm sure if you added a trampoline to that equation then yes it would bounce. Hehehehe oppsssss. Might have to try that sometime.
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:51 PM
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They most likely don't bounce in your dirt driveway.
They bounce awsome off a smooth concrete floor. Almost as good as a basket ball...till they break.
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i guess its a good thing i meant to do that then!
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This thread is slowing down......

A cubic yard of air weighs about 2lbs a sea level.

At lift off the space shuttle weighs 4.5 million pounds.

The DC in DC-10 stand for Douglas Commercial.

If you were to fly around the moon the distance is about the same as a New York to London flight.

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Old 02-22-2008, 02:04 AM
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Back in the old "horse & carriage" days, the average speed of a 1-horse-drawn cab in NY City was 7 MPH. In 2007, the average speed of a 300hp taxicab in NY City is 7 MPH.

That's progress?

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Old 02-23-2008, 08:30 PM
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These Useless Facts are not useless......if you're playing Trivial Pursuit.
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Old 02-24-2008, 10:01 AM
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these are some of the stupidest things ive ever heard...SWEET! Iwish they taught me these things in school...instead its bunsen burners and how to light crap on fire...Im good with that
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Hey Forrest,

"I am smarter tham you!"

Check your spelling.
sarcasm(AKA the force(the tham part not the reading level part was sarcasm(aka theforce))) my young padawan
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