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The random thread of randomly randomivity

  1. Dec 6, 2006 #1
    time to kick off a game of smurfball here...post your randoms as per the uge! :rofl:
     
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  3. Dec 6, 2006 #2
    Isn't this what we do in any thread in GD? Sometimes when I have a thought, I click a random thread and post it.

    That's my random thought right there :smile:

    I think I will try this Snickers Marathon bar. A customer at Frys grocery store once told me they tasted really good.
     
  4. Dec 6, 2006 #3

    Hurkyl

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    9... 9... 9... 9... 9...
     
  5. Dec 6, 2006 #4
    true you may want to put random thoughts in any post, but why post that your computer screen has AIDS in a thread about the god of the mind? lol
     
  6. Dec 6, 2006 #5
    oh yeah, and it DOES have AIDS! its flailing like a fish!
     
  7. Dec 6, 2006 #6

    BobG

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  8. Dec 6, 2006 #7

    Gokul43201

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    e pluribus unum comes from a poem written by Virgil where he describes making a salad out of many different herbs.
     
  9. Dec 7, 2006 #8

    Gokul43201

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    Kangaroos have methane-free farts. Microbiologists down under are figuring out how the get the bacterium responsible for this miracle into the stomachs of cows...and save the world!
     
  10. Dec 7, 2006 #9

    Gokul43201

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    If Barbie were scaled up lifesize, she wouldn't ever be able to stand straight. With a shoe size 3 and a bust size somewhere near 40, her center of mass would lie above a spot just a little in front of her toes. If she didn't lean back a little, she'd keep falling on her face.
     
  11. Dec 7, 2006 #10

    Ivan Seeking

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    Algae sells for about $100 per cubic millimeter; delivered.
     
  12. Dec 7, 2006 #11

    Ivan Seeking

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    One should never confuse Rube Goldberging with MacGyvering. Rube has a big hairy advocacy group.
     
  13. Dec 7, 2006 #12
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  14. Dec 7, 2006 #13
    The above is not an approximation to pi...
     
  15. Dec 7, 2006 #14
    Why did I post that? *damned screeshot program...get out of my way! :grumpy:*
     
  16. Dec 7, 2006 #15

    BobG

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    Not with a bust size that big.
     
  17. Dec 7, 2006 #16

    Gokul43201

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    Point taken! :biggrin:

    Bobg, you know where these tidbits are from? (it's you I've got to thank for pointing me to the source)
     
  18. Dec 7, 2006 #17

    BobG

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    No. I remembering running across it while trying to get a feel for what would work for 5th and 6th grade kids (a friend of mine wanted me to talk about satellite orbits in her science class). It was funny enough to print up and show coworkers, but I never saved the page.

    Oh, wait, lucky you. A google search can find it in about 5 seconds: http://www.mathprojects.com/downloads/pre-algebra/barbie.pdf [Broken]


    Ernie Shore of the Boston Red Sox was the only relief pitcher to be credited with a no-hitter. Babe Ruth was the starting pitcher, walked the first batter on four pitches, and was ejected from the game for arguing with the umpire. Ernie Shore picked the runner off of first base and retired the next 26 batters in a row. Picking that runner off of first base eventually cost him his place in the record books. Around 1990, the rules for crediting a pitcher with a no-hitter were changed: now a pitcher has to face at least 27 batters to be credited with a no-hitter and Shore only faced 26 batters. Shore, all the pitchers with no-hitters in rain shortened games, and all the pitchers with 8 inning no-hitters because they lost on the road in spite of a no-hitter were erased from the books.
     
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  19. Dec 7, 2006 #18

    Dr Transport

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    Veeeeeery interesting.........

    (Artie Johnson on the Old Rowan and Martin Laugh-In)
     
  20. Dec 7, 2006 #19

    Ivan Seeking

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    For that post you will recieve PF's coveted Flying Fickle Finger of Fate award. The ceremony will be held in beautiful downtown Burbank.
    http://www.timvp.com/laughin1.jpg [Broken]
     
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  21. Dec 7, 2006 #20

    Dr Transport

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    Thank you, thank you very much....

    (attributed to Elvis)
     
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  22. Dec 8, 2006 #21

    Gokul43201

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    Bob, all my randomness in this thread came from Stephen Fry's Qi (and you got me hooked to it).
     
  23. Dec 8, 2006 #22
    Contrary to popular belief, there is actually 23 James Bond Movies. The official plus Never Say Never Again (a remake of Thunderball) and the first one which was the original Casino Royal.
     
  24. Dec 8, 2006 #23

    Ivan Seeking

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    Why are flashlights called flashlights?

    In the early days, around the turn of the century, carbon filament bulbs were inefficient, as were batteries, so the light would only flash briefly when the circuit was closed. The motivation for this technology was the desire to make a lighted flower pot.
     
  25. Dec 8, 2006 #24
    I got to shoot my pneumatic potato cannon after school with the Science club! It was pretty cool seeing as our explosive ones flopped with the attempted lantern lighter.
     
  26. Dec 8, 2006 #25
    Defenestrating cherry pits is illegal in most parts of Bavaria. It's grounds for beheading in certain parts of Lithuania too.

    Grassy gnolls are not inherently evil, contrary to popular belief.

    Brownies do not come out and fix your shoes at night, even if you are a cobbler, they are renowned for their shoe fetishes and tend to spend most nights upside down in a nice pair of high heels.

    Neither Jazz, Rock and Roll or Heavy metal have ever been the devil's music, Satan in fact prefers classical: a Strauss Waltz or anything by Beethoven.

    In Guatemala it is rude to remove your left shoe whilst playing twister.
     
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