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  1. Aug 31, 2005 #1

    wolram

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    The Largest nuts ever made weigh 26cwt, 1.3 tons each, and have an inside diameter of 23 inches and an out side diameter of 26 inches, known as Pilgrim nuts. they are used to secue propellers. :surprised
    Them guys must have huge tool boxes :biggrin:
     
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    I guess it's an euphemism for something else.
     
  4. Aug 31, 2005 #3

    arildno

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    Dearly Missed

    *gulp* :surprised
     
  5. Aug 31, 2005 #4

    wolram

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    And how about the worlds biggest lathe, it is 75ft long weighs 385 tons, has
    a face plate 15ft in diameter, and can machine a 200 ton object.

    watch out for the swarf from that sucker.
     
  6. Aug 31, 2005 #5

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    And some guy ate 39 jam butties 5x4x.5 inches in 60 mins :yuck:
     
  7. Aug 31, 2005 #6
    :uhh: So, you found yourself a copy of the GBWR?
     
  8. Aug 31, 2005 #7

    wolram

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    One for HRW.
    Coins.

    Massive holed stone disc or Fe, from the yap islands were up to 12 ft diameter

    And were worth one yapese wife or an 18ft canoe.

    Hmmm which would you choose :confused:
     
  9. Aug 31, 2005 #8

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    It is interesting, whats your favorite ?
     
  10. Aug 31, 2005 #9
    a man ate 41 hot dogs in 10 mins. :surprised
     
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  11. Aug 31, 2005 #10
    What is the oldest living creature?
     
  12. Aug 31, 2005 #11

    wolram

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    Bless his tummy :yuck:
     
  13. Aug 31, 2005 #12

    wolram

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    Turtles 129yrs ?
     
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    wolram

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    Blue whales grow from .000035 of an ounce to 26 tons in 22.75 months :surprised
     
  16. Aug 31, 2005 #15
    try ripleys.com

    the world's smallest mother:
    guddi, who is 36 inches tall gave birth to 19.6 in baby.
     
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  17. Aug 31, 2005 #16

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    Did you know that I can rub my belly and pat my head at the same time.

    What is the fastest growing organism [the most mass added annually]
     
  18. Aug 31, 2005 #17
    Duck weed, those little buggers multiply like nothing i have ever seen.
     
  19. Aug 31, 2005 #18

    Ivan Seeking

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    No, that is probably more of a percentage thing anyway.

    Btw, I believe the oldest living organism is a giant mushroom [or a relative of the mushroom].
     
  20. Sep 1, 2005 #19

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    If you count plants as 'organisms', the oldest may be Methuselah.
    There are other sites about it - google if you're interested. I saw a show about these trees. A section of what was one of the oldest living trees on Earth is hanging in a frame next to the slot machines in a casino somewhere. A researcher cut it down not knowing how old it was. :frown: Imagine the moment he realized what he'd done.

    Ah, this was probably the show: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/methuselah/
     
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  21. Sep 1, 2005 #20

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    Does it live in water?
     
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