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Evo
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Sep7-04, 11:27 PM
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A lot of people are new to PF and General Discussion. We have some very creative people here and I think some of the better threads deserve another look. I will be posting some of my favorites here.

Anyone that remembers a great thread, let me know.

Here's the first.

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http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=21807
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Evo saves !
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LOL! Wow! Those posts were wonderfully creative, thanks for resurrecting them for those of us who were slow to discover General Discussion.

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Sep8-04, 01:00 AM
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This was a really fun thread.

http://www.physicsforums.com/showthr...arley+Davidson
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whatever happened to the lyrics thread? Adam?

And while I'm thinking of it, anyone old timers remember the thread about that guy who burned a hole in his carpet with battery acid or something, and he was trying to figure out how to fix it before his girlfriend got home? Was that entropy?

How sad that I remember these things.. sigh
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Quote Quote by Zantra
And while I'm thinking of it, anyone old timers remember the thread about that guy who burned a hole in his carpet with battery acid or something, and he was trying to figure out how to fix it before his girlfriend got home? Was that entropy?
Sounds like tribdog and the adventure of the torch-thawed frozen soda can. Ah, the power of second hand knowledge.
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Damn...just spent the last hour reading the "What was it ?" thread.

Wish I was there...
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Sick and twisted perhaps, but this one is, in my opinion, a classic:

http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=39898
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Sounds like tribdog and the adventure of the torch-thawed frozen soda can. Ah, the power of second hand knowledge.
Found it. That was a classic!

http://www.physicsforums.com/showthr...?t=7021&page=1
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Sounds like tribdog and the adventure of the torch-thawed frozen soda can. Ah, the power of second hand knowledge.
Yep I think you're right. ahhh the good old days..
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Sep8-04, 11:25 AM
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Great, this is the original carpet debacle! Gokul, read this one!
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This one has got to be the best, although I doubt anyone will remember it.

http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=42220
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Quote Quote by hypnagogue
This one has got to be the best, although I doubt anyone will remember it.

http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=42220
hypnagogue, your link is taking me here.
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Sep8-04, 11:40 AM
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hypnagogue, your link is taking me here.
I suppose you should be honored then.
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Sep8-04, 11:47 AM
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By tribdog Has this ever happened to you? Or am I unique or just stupid??

I went to the refridgerator to get myself a drink of soda pop. Unfo rtunately there was no soda. I realized that when I got home from the store I had place the warm 2 liter bottle of Pepsi in the freezer. I opened the freezer and there was the Pepsi, frozen solid. I really wanted a drink so I grabbed my bottle of MAPP Gas and torch tip and proceeded to heat the bottom of the bottle. slowly the Pepsi started to melt. I set the torch down and took a drink, then I set the bottle down on the floor. A few minutes later, when I wanted another drink I reached for the bottle, but it was stuck to the floor. I pulled harder and-with a tearing sound-the bottle came free. I looked down and there on the carpet I saw a round burn mark. I guess the bottom of the bottle was still pretty dang hot when I put it down.
All this happened about ten minutes ago, my girlfriend will be home any second and I have a huge burn in the middle of the carpet. Nice knowing you all. Any suggestions on what I should do?
Somebody stop me before I do some real damage!!!
I cut off the burnt ends of the carpet, but then I had a 'hole' in the carpet. The original burn was a circle about 1" wide. After cutting it was about 1.5" wide. I tried to feather it so that the sudden length change wouldn't be so noticible. Right now I'm blending a patch of carpet almost 6" across, with no end in sight.
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someone else already thought of the carpet debacle It must be a real classic then if people come up with it independantly
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Sep8-04, 11:51 AM
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In this thread Janus has an excellent explanation for the mystery of socks.

http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=13613

Here is the great limeric debate.

http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=25533


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