The random thread of randomly randomivity

In summary, the conversation covers random thoughts, Barbie's inability to stand straight if scaled up lifesize, a baseball game where the relief pitcher was credited with a no-hitter, and various tidbits of information such as the origin of the term "flashlight" and bizarre laws in different countries.
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time to kick off a game of smurfball here...post your randoms as per the uge! :rofl:
 
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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.
 
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moose said:
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.

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
 
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oh yeah, and it DOES have AIDS! its flailing like a fish!
 
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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.
 
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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!
 
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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.
 
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Algae sells for about $100 per cubic millimeter; delivered.
 
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One should never confuse Rube Goldberging with MacGyvering. Rube has a big hairy advocacy group.
 
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The above is not an approximation to pi...
 
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Why did I post that? *damned screeshot program...get out of my way! :grumpy:*
 
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Gokul43201 said:
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.

Not with a bust size that big.
 
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BobG said:
Not with a bust size that big.
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)
 
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Gokul43201 said:
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)

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


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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Veeeeeery interesting...

(Artie Johnson on the Old Rowan and Martin Laugh-In)
 
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Dr Transport said:
Veeeeeery interesting...

(Artie Johnson on the Old Rowan and Martin Laugh-In)

For that post you will receive PF's coveted Flying Fickle Finger of Fate award. The ceremony will be held in beautiful downtown Burbank.
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Ivan Seeking said:
For that post you will receive PF's coveted Flying Fickle Finger of Fate award. The ceremony will be held in beautiful downtown Burbank.
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Thank you, thank you very much...

(attributed to Elvis)
 
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Bob, all my randomness in this thread came from Stephen Fry's Qi (and you got me hooked to it).
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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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The first patent for spread spectrum communications was granted to Hedy Keisler Markey and George Antheil in 1942 (US Patent 2,292,387). Their patent was for a radio controlled torpedo that used frequency hopping between 88 different frequencies. The sequence of frequencies would be controlled by a device similar to piano rolls in player pianos. Not coincidentally, there are 88 keys on a piano. Markey was later awarded a Electronic Frontier Foundations Pioneer Award for her invention.
 
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As it turns out, CRT stands for several things, such as Cathode Ray Tube, Chemical Response Team and the name of a Pascal unit.
 
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BobG said:
The first patent for spread spectrum communications was granted to Hedy Keisler Markey

...who was also known as the famous actress, Hedy Lamarr.
 
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Penes. Apart from that, I'm off to dinner.
 
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Ivan Seeking said:
Who was also known as the famous actress, Hedy Lamarr.
That's Hedley! (from Blazing Saddles) :biggrin: It's twue!
 
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Sodium + Water = EXPLODING SODIUM IN THE CLASS! + BEASTY hole in hand of the kid in the front row who decided to try to catch it...well done
 
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Schrodinger's Dog said:
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.
And when they get to the stage of spending their nights upside down in high heels, fishnets, and a corset, while also clutching a riding crop, they are graduated to Girl Scouts. (And you probably only appreciated them for their cookies.:rolleyes: )
 
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Apparently John Deere Sweaters can either (a) never be washed or (b) worn once and then ruined because you were silly and assumed that you could wash it (grrr and I cannot find the receipt!). Silk screening sucks.
 
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Is anything random?
 
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Something is random to you exactly when you don't have any information about it that allows you to predict it with any accuracy. Randomness exists and depends on who is observing.
 

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