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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.
 
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wolram said:
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:
*gulp* :surprised
 
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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.
 
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And some guy ate 39 jam butties 5x4x.5 inches in 60 mins :yuck:
 
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:uhh: So, you found yourself a copy of the GBWR?
 
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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:
 
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Andre said:
:uhh: So, you found yourself a copy of the GBWR?


It is interesting, whats your favorite ?
 
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a man ate 41 hot dogs in 10 mins. :surprised
 
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It is interesting, whats your favorite ?

What is the oldest living creature?
 
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gurkhawarhorse said:
a man ate 41 hot dogs in 10 mins. :surprised

Bless his tummy :yuck:
 
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Andre said:
What is the oldest living creature?

Turtles 129yrs ?
 
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Bacteria 250 million years?

Source: http://www.extremescience.com/OldestLivingThing.htm
 
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Blue whales grow from .000035 of an ounce to 26 tons in 22.75 months :surprised
 
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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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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]
 
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Duck weed, those little buggers multiply like nothing i have ever seen.
 
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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].
 
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If you count plants as 'organisms', the oldest may be Methuselah.
Of all the long-lived characters in the Bible none beat Methuselah, who topped out at an impressive 969 years. But not even Methuselah holds a candle to the oldest living thing on earth: a bristlecone pine tree approximately 4,725 years old. The so-called Methuselah Tree, discovered in 1953 by the tree researcher Edmund Schulman, has amazed scientists and nature lovers ever since.
- http://amos.indiana.edu/library/scripts/methuselah.html
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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Ivan Seeking said:
What is the fastest growing organism [the most mass added annually]
Does it live in water?
 
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not in water.

Nope, the oldest living thing is probably a fungus in Michigan, or one like it. I thought that a very ancient fungus like this one was found here in the pacific NW as well.

One of the largest living organisms on earth belongs to the Fungi kingdom. A large honey mushroom patch, originating from a single spore, grows near Crystal Falls, Michigan. The mushroom, Armillaria bulbosa, is about 38 acres in size and is estimated to weigh more than 100 tons, about as much as a blue whale! What evidence might scientists use to prove that this giant fungus is actually a single organism?

DNA analysis showed that the fungus in Michigan is a single organism; the ancient fungus may have been growing since the end of the last Ice Age.
http://www.pbs.org/safarchive/4_class/45_pguides/pguide_502/4552_mushroom.html
 
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I give up! All of my guesses live in water. What is the fastest growing organism? Maybe it lives in a very harsh climate where it must put on lots of weight quickly? Like a polar bear or something? Argh! :confused:
 
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As reported, it is the General Sherman tree in Wolram's link.
 
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Ivan Seeking said:
As reported, it is the General Sherman tree in Wolram's link.
What? I read the link but didn't see that. I must be getting old or something. :grumpy:
 
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What? I read the link but didn't see that. I must be getting old or something. :grumpy:

The tree is discussed in the link, but the claim comes from a science trivia thingy; allegedly true.
 

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