Great one-liners from PF members

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In summary: And to obtain just one arsenic atom, you would need to buy 285 million one ounce bottles!There's also the fact that anyone prescribing homeopathic medicine should be required to accept homeopathic payment which of course is an empty envelope that... doesn't really exist.
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Dale said:
At the time I literally couldn’t think of any other product that you buy by weight
Breakfast cereal.

"Products are sold by weight, not volume. Some settling may occur."
 
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I'll always settle for bacon 🥓.
 
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Dale said:
At the time I literally couldn’t think of any other product that you buy by weight
Hey, waidaminute, why don't supermarkets have these anymore?

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https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-b...roduce-scale-at-a-grocery-store-17504026.html
 
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Some places do.
 
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Or this?
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To be fair, my wife was cooking bacon at the time. So, yeah. The only other products that came to mind (eggs and tortillas) weren’t sold by weight.
 
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berkeman said:
Hey, waidaminute, why don't supermarkets have these anymore?
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The quintessential 'banana for scale'.
 
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exponent137 said:
Yes
For leaving V50 speechless. :-p

Vanadium 50 said:
Wow. Just wow.
 
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Oh, I had a comment, all right. I just figured it would be best if kept to myself.
 
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Vanadium 50 said:
That press release was...um...sufficiently rich in organic material that it could itself be used as a renewable fuel.
 
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In a thread asking about making food from just raw elements
BillTre said:
You have a series of different questions:
1) Can you eat the periodic table?
A: yes depending on what it is printed on.
:smile:
 
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In a thread discussing how to judge the validity of sources (not peer-reviewed):

Vanadium 50 said:
As they said "If it ducks like a quack..."
 
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In a thread where the OP is trying to identify why a bracket has been failing before its expected life:
jrmichler said:
Syed7777777 said:
I'm trying to simulate this in FEA to identify the weak spots
No need for FEA to do that. The weak spots are where it breaks.
 
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berkeman said:
In a thread discussing how to judge the validity of sources (not peer-reviewed):
You had to be there.
 
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Sometimes we have to school newbies on the obvious...

Baluncore said:
Avoid sifting flour by the light of a candle.
 
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berkeman said:
In a thread discussing how to judge the validity of sources (not peer-reviewed):
As they said "If it ducks like a quack..."
This gets wittier the more I read it.

In fact, it's positively steal-worthy for some of the woo discussions I get caught in.
 
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Yes, it's a pleasant mix of dyslexic double entendre and skepticism.
 
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Vanadium 50 said:
It's much easier to revolutionize the world if you don't have to put numbers in.
 
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Upon witnessing the chaos unfolding in a different department at work, I once quipped “not my circus, not my monkeys.”

Only it came out as “not my cirkeys, not my monkus.”

It took a solid minute for everyone to stop laughing.
 
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I once was talking to my new boss from home on my flip phone but needed to take some notes so I asked her to "please give me a second to put on my head free handset. Fortunately she had a sense of humor and we both got a good laugh out of it.
 
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phinds said:
head free handset
For some calls I am on such a thing would be a welcome change... :wink:
 
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From the thread about Dr. Hossenfelder's "7 Coincidences" video:

Vanadium 50 said:
I once stayed at a hotel room where the room number was the same as the mass of the Λ baryon. Coincidence? I think not!

:smile:
 
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@gleem giving more good advice and motivation in the Academic Advising forum... :smile:

gleem said:
That spark that you mentioned is what lights the fire that burns inside of you to find out what has yet to be learned.
 
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