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 Post subject: What keeps me up late!
PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:49 pm 
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Not really, but just for fun......

If, you could travel faster than the speed of light, could you go somewhere, stop, turn around, and watch yourself arrive;
and, if you traveled faster than the speed of sound, would it likewise arrive after you?

If you dropped a heated sewing neeedle into the ocean, you could claim that you rasied the ocean's temperature and tide, but could you prove it?

A crystal radio absorbs some of the transmitted energy during the conversion of that signal to audible energy, could enough crystal radios absorb all the energy so that nobody hears anything?

Do you weigh an envelope with, or without the stamp? If the stamp places it into the next weight class, do you pay more?

A radio is playing loudly in an adjacent room. You close the door and your room becomes quieter. Does the other room become louder?

Now let's see if that sparks anything here :???:



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 Post subject: Re: What keeps me up late!
PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:55 pm 
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Is it wetter under water if you're there when it rains?
Is it faster to New York than it is by train?

(Darn it! How's the rest of that song go? I guess I have to dig out my Dr. Demento tape.)

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 Post subject: Re: What keeps me up late!
PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:05 pm 
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Does it take longer to go to New York from Florida, than to go from New York to Florida, since, on the map, it is uphill? :shock:



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Many solutions for all of those questions :

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apartments should be called togetherments.

why do we drive on a parkway, and park in a driveway ?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:23 pm 
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When we learned to count we were taught to say....
One, Two, Three, ... Ten
Then it's, Eleven, Twelve, Thirteen, Fourteen...Nineteen
After that we say Twenty One, Twenty Two....Eighty seven ... One Hundred and Thirty Six...
So why does 11 to 19 need to have those special names?
Why do we not say..
Tenty One, Tenty Two, Tenty Three, Tenty Four....
Why Why Why!

Except for carpenters and people who buy 'yard goods'. who uses fractions any more?
Just try to add 1/24 + 3/49 + 5/21 + 2 -7/9 divided by 3/7 ...Sure you can do it but it's all nonsense right!
Now, if you convert it to decimal or metric it's easy, right?
Why Why Why


When CAD first came into use, we had a drawing for a brick wall shown to be 251.15625 (5/32) ft!.
The mason said "If you measure it, and its-a is too short, come-a back in the daytime. If it's-a is too long, measure it at night".

Footnote:
Digital calipers are available with Decimal, Metric, and Fractional readout. Check Harbor Freight, somebody must still use them?



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