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Offline j_menz

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«Reply #450 on: February 29, 2012, 04:33:53 AM »
Did you know that sometime ago, the U.S. officially released photos of the dark side of the moon which were identified to be altered? This caused some people to freak out and think of many things on why they had to do so.

Clearly to remove the "Copyright Pink Floyd" notice carved into the cheese. ;D
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«Reply #451 on: February 29, 2012, 08:11:56 AM »
Did you know that mangos contain the same sap on their outer skin that is on the poison ivy leaf?  When we lived in Hawaii, I broke out in a rash, went to Navy medical.   Turns out I handled some mangos and it was a horrible rash and there is NO poison ivy on the island. 

I later got the same rash (horrible, itchy, spreading) when I handled some mangos when we lived in New England!  Now I don't touch them!  Pick them up in the grocery store with a plastic bag!
So if you pick up a mango and you are allergic to poison ivy, don't let it contact your skin.  Palm side seems to be okay, but other than that...caveat emptor!
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«Reply #453 on: March 31, 2012, 05:20:24 AM »
- Did you know I edited this post because the video I linked to vanished.... I can't even remember what it was...... Oh well.
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«Reply #454 on: March 31, 2012, 11:09:16 AM »
Did you know that mangos contain the same sap on their outer skin that is on the poison ivy leaf?  When we lived in Hawaii, I broke out in a rash, went to Navy medical.   Turns out I handled some mangos and it was a horrible rash and there is NO poison ivy on the island. 


Mangos tastes like turps. My daughter and father think so too. People will tell you there are varieties that don't taste like turps ... not true, they all taste like turps.

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«Reply #455 on: March 31, 2012, 04:46:52 PM »
I thought this video was a joke.  It's not exactly, the website part.  April Fools', kind of.  Still kind of neat.

http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/82418091/

http://maps.google.com/
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«Reply #456 on: April 01, 2012, 03:27:32 AM »
A standard 3x3x3 Rubik's cube has 43 trillion possible scrambles!  To put that in perspective, if a sheet of paper represented a scrambled Rubik's cube, you would need 743 stacks of paper from the Earth to Pluto to represent all 43 trillion possible scrambles.

But what about a 7x7x7?  It's the biggest cube manufactured, so it must have more scrambles than the 3x3x3 right?  Well that has 19.5 quinquaqintillion possible scrambles!!!  To put That in perspective, if an atom represented a scrambled 7x7x7 cube, you would need 10 raised to the 80th power UNIVERSES full of atoms to represent all 19.5 quinquagintillion possible scrambles a 7x7x7 cube has!


Wow that's a lot!

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Dennis Matsuev can play the accordion!
10% of people wash their hands after using the toilet.
12 new born babies get placed with the wrong mother  every day!!!
Someone sold his LIFE on eBay for 300,000 dollars!
Fastest speed recorded on a longboard is 80mph.
Paladipus's are poisonous!
Apples have cianide in them so they're toxic!
Facebook hosts 4% of all photos ever taken EVER!!!
You're more likely to die by a cow, lightning, and getting hit on the head by a coconut than a shark.
You're more likely to die on your way to buy your lottery ticket than winning the lottery!!!
2,500 left handed people get killed each year by using RIGHT HANDED products!
100 years ago, 20% of people still thought that the sun revolved around the Earth...
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Re: Did you Know???
«Reply #457 on: April 04, 2012, 04:48:03 AM »
A standard 3x3x3 Rubik's cube has 43 trillion possible scrambles!  To put that in perspective, if a sheet of paper represented a scrambled Rubik's cube, you would need 743 stacks of paper from the Earth to Pluto to represent all 43 trillion possible scrambles.
I read this cube in the maths forum, it has: 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 combinations.
http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/view/54301.html

10% of people wash their hands after using the toilet.
I think I might disinfect my piano more often now lol.

Someone sold his LIFE on eBay for 300,000 dollars!
A man who lives in my town sold his "life" on ebay, it made TV news. But "life" was not only his house and all his belongings but also included his job, friends, hobbies etc lol.
http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/man-sells-life-on-ebay/story-e6frg13u-1111115821010

Paladipus's are poisonous!
That's a cute way of spelling it ahaha.

You're more likely to die by a cow, lightning, and getting hit on the head by a coconut than a shark.
Getting killed by getting hit in the head by a coconut is a myth.
http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2405/are-150-people-killed-each-year-by-falling-coconuts

2,500 left handed people get killed each year by using RIGHT HANDED products!
I doubt a report on the death would include that their demise occurred because they where left handed and used right handed tools. They would have died if they used right or left handed tools, the circumstance which caused death would not have rested on left or right handed tools or even people (eg: electrocution from faulty equipment).

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«Reply #458 on: April 04, 2012, 04:51:31 AM »
- Did you know that at 86 years of age she can still do this! There are a number of videos of her.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwzmmncPK4E
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Offline j_menz

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«Reply #459 on: April 04, 2012, 05:50:29 AM »
you would need 10 raised to the 80th power UNIVERSES full of atoms to represent all 19.5 quinquagintillion possible scrambles a 7x7x7 cube has!

I didn't know the size of the universe had ben determined.  :o

100 years ago, 20% of people still thought that the sun revolved around the Earth...

Whereas current surveys indicate.....  20% of Americans, 32% of Russians still believe that. Numbers vary - see here: http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&rlz=&gs_nf=1&gs_l=igoogle.3...188.11329.0.13251.50.49.0.45.0.0.281.453.0j1j1.2.0.&q=percentage%20of%20people%20who%20believe%20the%20sun%20revolves%20around%20the%20earth&spell=1&sa=X

:(  ::)
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Re: Did you Know???
«Reply #460 on: April 04, 2012, 06:28:44 AM »
I didn't know the size of the universe had ben determined.  :o

Not knowing what his number meant I looked it up - roughly 10 to the 153rd.

Also did a few calcs of my own - if the sun alone were comprised entirely of hydrogen it would contain 1.18099E+57 individual atoms.. assuming we are right about its mass..

Now i realise that the first number is ALOT larger - but allowing for all the space in the universe, not just say the stars alone, I'd say we have a crack at it with just 1 universe.

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especially considering that some stars are considered to be potentially 100 times larger than our sun, and you can probably fit 1000 of those in any direction between there and the nearest other star..

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«Reply #461 on: April 04, 2012, 06:51:58 AM »
Assuming a radius for the universe of 15bn light years (age of the universe times the speed of light, a logical consequence of the big bang and general relativity), the volume of the universe is (also assuming its spherical) about 1.413E+70 cubic kms.

Assuming it has an average molecular density the same as the sun (it is probably lower, given the empty space, but who knows), it would contain 1.67E+127 atoms.

At one atom per permutation (the 1E+154) you would need 5.99E+26 Universes to fit it in.

That's rather a lot.

At seven days a universe, it would have taken God longer than the time from the big bang to date to create  one billionth of them.  :o
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«Reply #462 on: April 04, 2012, 07:01:11 AM »
Rach said "full" of atoms - I took that to mean that the molecular density could be higher than what it is in our universe, no empty space..  especially since he's considering multiple universes..  who knows whats going on in those parallel realities.

ofcourse i don't know how dense the sun is - could it be denser?

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i will admit its a rather large amount of space either way.

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«Reply #463 on: April 04, 2012, 09:44:05 AM »
Sometimes I'm not even sure what a freakin atom is.

There's an essay from a physicist I can't recall his name. He talked about a cat statue he had. He said that we percieve it as the same. We look at it microscopically, it seems the same with some scratches due to aging. The molecules up to atoms are the same. But what freaked me out is that he noted that it's not the same statue from years ago. It's totally different since he mentioned some energy beyond atoms that keeps changing or flowing. I think the essay was back in the 1940s or 1950s.

Now we have oscillating strings observed as atoms. Maybe we just use atoms as a way to easily perceive these phenomenon.

okay, another mandatory Did you know??? nugget... I hate this thread. It forces me to come up with these things every time I post here.

Did you know that there is an experiment called a double-slit experiment which posed the question on why electrons demonstrated the behavior of particles and waves.

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«Reply #464 on: May 02, 2012, 03:09:36 AM »
More deaths occur annually as a result of drunk walking than drunk driving.

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«Reply #465 on: May 02, 2012, 03:26:48 AM »
More deaths occur annually as a result of drunk walking than drunk driving.

That seems dubious. But in any case, drunk walkers tend to kill themselves; drunk drivers have the rather more troublesome habit of killing other people.
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«Reply #466 on: May 02, 2012, 03:29:56 AM »
Yeah.... I must admit that I haven't actually researched it; however, I am purely parroting what I heard on a random AM station during my drive from Yale to Houston, TX this week.

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«Reply #467 on: May 02, 2012, 03:33:35 AM »
Ah yes, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi radio; what could possibly go wrong.  ;D
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«Reply #468 on: May 02, 2012, 03:36:26 AM »
You forget West Virginia, my friend! And our rather unfortunate detour through the back roads of KY ;).

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«Reply #469 on: May 02, 2012, 03:41:12 AM »
You should have borrowed a banjo from Thalbergmad for the trip. ;D
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«Reply #470 on: May 02, 2012, 01:18:39 PM »
I would do the instrument no justice, that's for sure... Did hear loads of new bluegrass/folk music, however! It was quite enjoyable (for me, at least... The boyfriend was not entirely amused, haha).

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«Reply #471 on: May 05, 2012, 02:55:43 AM »
If you had to play out all possible 10 note chords on the piano, you would have to play 4,513,667,846,000,000,000,000 different combinations! 

And if you played a chord a second, that would take you 143,127.4685 years!

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«Reply #472 on: May 05, 2012, 03:39:11 AM »
Yay for random numbers and maths. *shoots confetti gun*
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«Reply #473 on: May 06, 2012, 12:42:04 AM »
If you had to play out all possible 10 note chords on the piano, you would have to play 4,513,667,846,000,000,000,000 different combinations! 

And if you played a chord a second, that would take you 143,127.4685 years!



But you can't play all possible ten note chords, because you can't reach them all.

Hee, hee.  Nice job on the math though. 
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Re: Did you Know???
«Reply #474 on: May 17, 2012, 01:10:27 PM »
did you know that the pull of gravity in asia is 130x normal gravity elsewhere on earth?


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«Reply #475 on: May 23, 2012, 12:29:15 AM »
Pushing it a little, but interesting.  Just don't read the comments.  That's what I do.

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«Reply #476 on: May 23, 2012, 12:00:08 PM »
did you know that people apparently have trouble with which way is up?

Offline rachmaninoff_forever

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«Reply #477 on: May 31, 2012, 12:27:30 AM »
Did you know that only 3% of all mammals are Monogamous!

So only 3% pf all mammals stick with one partner relationships including us!

Man, we really stand out.  It looks like having  multiple partners isn't such a bad thing anyways...
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Offline ajspiano

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«Reply #478 on: May 31, 2012, 04:21:14 AM »
As a general rule you will find humans are NOT monogamous.

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«Reply #479 on: May 31, 2012, 01:11:16 PM »
- Did you know that Shazam is an awesome application which can listen to any song and tell you what it is and other info? I played a few piano pieces and it got it right a few times mostly when I played popular pieces it was right, scary but awesome! Anyone with iPad or iPhone check it out, also 148apps.com is a cool website for finding applications, especially handy to find apps which prices have dropped (free ones are a good deal hahah).
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«Reply #480 on: May 31, 2012, 03:53:37 PM »
Then it sounds as though Shazam would be a good thing for a composer to use, to avoid inadvertent plagiarism -- see if Shazam recognizes the composer's work as something that some other composer has already done.

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«Reply #481 on: May 31, 2012, 11:12:29 PM »
other countries names for boobies.

pg-13 at it's worst.
http://www.holytaco.com/the-language-of-boobs-a-primer/

no nudity or vulgar profanity but not exactly safe for work.

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«Reply #482 on: June 29, 2012, 03:40:00 AM »
"In this epic overview, Michael Tilson Thomas traces the development of classical music through the development of written notation, the record, and the re-mix.

Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas (call him MTT) is an all-around music educator -- connecting with global audiences, young musicians and concertgoers in San Francisco and London. Full bio

The big difference between human happiness and sadness? Thirty-seven freakin' vibrations. (Michael Tilson Thomas)  "


http://www.ted.com/talks/michael_tilson_thomas_music_and_emotion_through_time.html


It was interesting to follow the music of ancient times, I had never seen it done like this before.
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«Reply #483 on: June 29, 2012, 10:48:46 AM »
Did you know that sharks learn to kill already in womb?


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«Reply #484 on: June 29, 2012, 01:04:46 PM »
You know how people are like, 'Oh yeah, humans are soo special, life on Earth is soo rare, and we're soo cool'?

Well, the four most abundant elements in the universe are Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen, and Nitrogen.  And guess what we're made of?  The same thing!  Since that's true, then the universe must be teeming with life!

Isn't that awesome!

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«Reply #485 on: July 01, 2012, 01:26:34 PM »
You know how people are like, 'Oh yeah, humans are soo special, life on Earth is soo rare, and we're soo cool'?

Well, the four most abundant elements in the universe are Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen, and Nitrogen.  And guess what we're made of?  The same thing!  Since that's true, then the universe must be teeming with life!

Isn't that awesome!



or a bunch of viruses wich aren't exactly 'life'.

did you know there's a party in my tummy?
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«Reply #486 on: July 01, 2012, 09:20:42 PM »
We aren't really all human, or even MOSTLY human.

Living in our bodies are 10 nonhuman microorganisms for every one of our own cells.

Most of them are small, so the total mass is only about 5 pounds or so.  But they outnumber us 10 to 1. 
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«Reply #487 on: July 01, 2012, 09:27:22 PM »
Using that logic, there are no humans at all. And that really doesn't make sense.

We are really all human, if you mean 'we' as, you know, us, and not all the things living inside of us.
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«Reply #488 on: July 04, 2012, 01:15:48 PM »
did you know they make life size hot wheels now?!?

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«Reply #489 on: July 05, 2012, 04:47:01 AM »
They discovered the Higgs Boson!!!!!!  Qaaoaoooooeeaoooaaaaghh!!!!!!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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«Reply #490 on: July 06, 2012, 12:07:45 PM »
did you know even fish know how to travel in style!?

take me to the pet store. i'm out of fish flakes. and make it quick. i am holding my breath you know!

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«Reply #491 on: July 07, 2012, 12:55:22 AM »
- Did you know that this Korean lady wants coke???

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«Reply #492 on: July 10, 2012, 11:38:59 AM »
there's more than one way to run hurdles, espicially if you dont' jump so well
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«Reply #493 on: July 14, 2012, 09:45:38 PM »
Did you know that at the age of ten, Camille Saint-Saens could play all 32 of Beethoven's Piano Sonatas by memory?

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«Reply #494 on: July 15, 2012, 12:44:30 AM »
Did you know that at the age of ten, Camille Saint-Saens could play all 32 of Beethoven's Piano Sonatas by memory?

He was also an expert on butterflies, as well as a pretty solid mathematician. He still ended up as a less than major composer (or mathematician, or lepidopterist).

The moral of the story is that if someone with that sort of talent ends up as a relatively minor figure, then short of a school shooting or invading Poland, us common mortals stand no chance whatever of achieving fame, and should therefore sit back, relax and enjoy life. :-)


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«Reply #495 on: July 15, 2012, 02:03:08 AM »
He was also an expert on butterflies, as well as a pretty solid mathematician. He still ended up as a less than major composer (or mathematician, or lepidopterist).
He seems relatively well recognized compared to most classical composers.                 

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«Reply #496 on: July 20, 2012, 04:16:30 AM »
He seems relatively well recognized compared to most classical composers.                 

Oh yeah?  Well, how many people can pronounce his name, without being "racked with pains?"
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«Reply #497 on: July 20, 2012, 04:50:00 AM »
Oh yeah?  Well, how many people can pronounce his name, without being "racked with pains?"

Since when did the general public's ability to pronounce "foreign" names say anything about the holder of that name's general level of recognition?

Van Gogh, anyone?
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«Reply #498 on: July 20, 2012, 05:07:29 AM »
A standard 3x3x3 Rubik's cube has 43 trillion possible scrambles!

And any 3x3x3 cube can be solved in 18 or less moves.  The minimum number of entries to have pre-filled in a Sudoku such that there is only one solution to it is 17.  As an application of the Borsuk-Ulam Theorem, given any two finite, closed, two-dimensional shapes, there exists a straight line which bisects both of them.  Given any three finite, three-dimensional objects, there exists a plane which bisects all three.  Two of the most difficult open problems in mathematics are as simple as:

Partition Problem: How many ways can an arbitrary integer be written as the sum of positive integers?  (i.e. 4 = 1+1+1+1, 1+1+2, 1+3, 2+2, 4).  The answer has been shown to strongly correlate to fractal geometry.

Collatz Conjecture: Take any positive integer.  If it's odd, divide it by 2.  If it's even, multiply it by 3, and then add 1.  Continue doing this, depending on whether or not it's even or odd at each successive step.  The conjecture is that yes, eventually this algorithm will reduce the number to 1.  Paul Erdos, considered by many to be the greatest mathematician of the 20th century, considered it to be the most difficult problem ever conceived.


Some random facts:
Edison did not invent the light bulb.
Morse did not invent the telegraph.

Darth Vader never said, "Luke, I am your father."
The evil queen never said, "Mirror, mirror, on the wall."
Sherlock Holmes never said, "Elementary, my dead Watson."
Captain Kirk never said, "Beam me up, Scotty."

Possibly well-known on this board, but Franz Liszt was Richard Wagner's stepfather.
Anybody who is a member of a piano forum and believes that Saint-Saens is an obscure composer is an idiot.

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Re: Did you Know???
«Reply #499 on: July 20, 2012, 05:19:04 AM »
Possibly well-known on this board, but Franz Liszt was Richard Wagner's stepfather.

I believe you mean father-in-law.

Ludwig Geyer was Wagner's step father, which is probably known by fewer people here.
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