March 31, 2009 7:16 pm at 7:16 pm #926465
Mod 39, why sheymos and not just garbage? Isn’t it just names and bakashos?March 31, 2009 7:16 pm at 7:16 pm #926466
hey 39, did i say something i shouldn’t have?? (you don’t need to post this – i know they’re annoying when posts like this are sprinkled in every thread)March 31, 2009 7:17 pm at 7:17 pm #926467
mod39- are you taking me over by answering literally to rhetorical questions? 😉March 31, 2009 7:20 pm at 7:20 pm #926468
They used to burn them, until they realized that people put things in there which can’t be burned.
Try to look up how much (weight wise) gets burried. It is quite amazingMarch 31, 2009 7:27 pm at 7:27 pm #926469March 31, 2009 7:30 pm at 7:30 pm #926470
The article I read a while back did not specify.
By the way, Kapusta, you messed up the joke, but I still approved itMarch 31, 2009 7:30 pm at 7:30 pm #926471
hey mod that was annoying. not only did you post it but you didn’t even answer.March 31, 2009 7:31 pm at 7:31 pm #926472
Mod 39, thanx, what was wrong with it? (btw, there are lots of variations)March 31, 2009 7:33 pm at 7:33 pm #926473
moish, i lost you somewhere in the middle of having 6 conversations with 6 peopleMarch 31, 2009 7:34 pm at 7:34 pm #926474
ah- mod39- are you not an experienced CR’er?? 😉March 31, 2009 7:35 pm at 7:35 pm #926475
The first Jewish mayor of New York City was Fiorello Laguardia. (His parents were Italian but his mother was Jewish.)March 31, 2009 8:27 pm at 8:27 pm #926478JewessMember
All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.
Istanbul, Turkey is the only city in the world located on two continents.
Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.
Americans collectively eat one hundred pounds of chocolate every second.
India has a Bill of Rights for cows.
Decaffeinated coffee is not 100% caffeine free. When coffee is being decaffeinated, 2% of the caffeine still remains in it.March 31, 2009 8:36 pm at 8:36 pm #926479
there are easier ways to lose weight but i guess if you’re desperate…
only one hundred lbs.?? i would have thought more.March 31, 2009 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm #926480
areivim: here you go:
The notes, many of which contain the full names of family members, as well as requests for health, sustenance, a spouse, solutions for personal problems, and more, are treated with great respect by the workers. The workers even immerse themselves in a mikveh before beginning the holy work of removing the notes.March 31, 2009 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm #926481
jax, are you one of the two comments there?? 😉March 31, 2009 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm #926482
hey jax, why do you even visit that site?? never even heard of it till you posted that paragraph.
😉April 1, 2009 12:05 am at 12:05 am #926483
areivim: & for the record i knew you were being sarcastic there buddy!April 1, 2009 12:26 am at 12:26 am #926484
Dr. Pepper: hence the name Laguardia airport i suppose!April 1, 2009 2:02 am at 2:02 am #926485
moish: no those 2 comments there are not mine! (u thought the ”????” was me?) i ranDUMBly check that site, never post there, i just call my cousins that have their photos up on there to say they look good on the site!April 1, 2009 6:26 pm at 6:26 pm #926486
Zachary Taylor never voted in a presidential election.
Dwight Eisenhower was the first president to score a hole-in-one.
The Empire State building has 6,500 windows.April 1, 2009 7:05 pm at 7:05 pm #926487
Another political fact-
Former President Gerald Ford was never voted into office. He became vice president when Spiro Agnew resigned in 1973 and he became president when former President Nixon resigned.
Two more empire state building facts-
On July 28, 1945 a B-25 Mitchell bomber crashed into the Empire State Building. One of the workers in the building at the time was a newly engaged young woman who thought she was going to perish. This young woman took off her engagement ring and tossed it out the window hoping that at least some one else will find it and use it. She survived, got married and slightly less than 4 years later had a son George. When George (Willig)was 27 he scaled the south tower of the WTC using some home made clamps.
Originally the top of the Empire State Building was supposed to be a mooring mast for blimps. The plan was for passengers to exit the airship, walk along a gangplank (1,250 feet above New York) to a landing platform on the 102nd floor. For many reasons this did not work.
Management hoped to open the 102nd floor for tourism but decided it was too unsafe and chose to open the 101st floor instead. What is now called the 102nd floor is really the 101st (they probably assumed that no one would figure it out anyway and it sounds better for one to say that they went to the top floor of the Empire State Building rather than the second to top floor).
The floor that is open to the public, albeit for an extra fee, is fully enclosed whereas the one above (reached by staircase or elevator) has an indoor and outdoor observation deck (where the passengers were supposed to disembark). The indoor observation deck has a much smaller perimeter (too small for tourism) than the floor below, and they didn’t want anyone on the outside deck so it was never opened to the public.April 1, 2009 7:44 pm at 7:44 pm #926488
Niagara Falls moves back a little more every year due to the waterfall eroding the rockApril 1, 2009 8:00 pm at 8:00 pm #926489
Bats aren’t really blind. Definitely not “as blind as a bat.”April 1, 2009 8:33 pm at 8:33 pm #926490April 1, 2009 8:36 pm at 8:36 pm #926491
well that evens out. because it costs more than a cent to make a penny. somewhere between 1 and 2 cents.April 1, 2009 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm #926492
The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.
Note from Moderator-72: using the standard 7 continent model, the last time I checked, North America and South America start with the letters “N” and “S” respectively and both end with an “A” — using one of the two six continent models or the four continent model it will work. using the five continent model it does not work.
being as I did not have the time nor the desire to check the other “facts” I deleted them.
more later…April 2, 2009 6:28 am at 6:28 am #926493
mod72: What are the two six continent models the four continent model and the five continent model?April 2, 2009 7:06 am at 7:06 am #926494
Mod 72, you pulled a 39 on me! I think that was supposed to be America and not North America or south America. But in any case, that was very kind of you, making sure I didn’t post anything that wasn’t 100% true.April 2, 2009 7:24 am at 7:24 am #926495
and 72, one more thing, that was after I gave a DT on a day when you had none? (turns out JayMatt gave, but I was the first for wednesday…)
is this the beginning of a blacklist?April 2, 2009 1:59 pm at 1:59 pm #926496
Correction- There is no elevator access to the top floor of the Empire State Building. The highest floor served by an elevator is the 101st floor (which is incorrectly advertised as the 102nd). The plan was for passengers arriving on dirigibles to take a gangplank from the airship to the actual 102nd floor, walk down to the 101st floor and then take an elevator to customs on the 86th floor. Being that there is no elevator service to the actual 102nd floor the management just labeled the 101st floor as the 102nd.April 2, 2009 1:59 pm at 1:59 pm #926497
A pound of feathers actually weighs the same amount as a pound of gold.April 2, 2009 4:53 pm at 4:53 pm #926498
mepal: no kidding.
doesn’t that go on the riddles thread?April 2, 2009 5:08 pm at 5:08 pm #926499squeakParticipant
What about the 1 continent model? Patagonia doesn’t work, either.
mepal, your statement is incorrect because we the words “ounce” and “pound” mean different things when measuring gold and feathers. Feathers would be measured using the standard weights that we are familiar with (standard ounces, 16 oz to a lb). Gold would be measured in troy ounces, which are heavier than standard ounces. There are 12 troy ounces in a pound of gold.
An ounce of gold weighs more than an ounce of feathers.
A pound of gold weighs less than a pound of feathers.April 2, 2009 5:37 pm at 5:37 pm #926500
squeak: why is it different for different things?April 2, 2009 5:57 pm at 5:57 pm #926501
ha squeak! your funny how you take things so seriously. But thanks anyways for clearing that misconception.April 2, 2009 11:57 pm at 11:57 pm #926502YW Moderator-72Participant
7 continents Model
6 continents Model v1
6 continents Model v2
5 continents Model
4 continents Model
AustraliaApril 3, 2009 12:00 am at 12:00 am #926503
never heard of that one.April 3, 2009 12:32 am at 12:32 am #926504
mepal: Actually gold is weighed on a diffrent scale than feathers, so a pound of gold is actually heavier than a pound of feathers.April 3, 2009 2:32 am at 2:32 am #926506
aussie: i think that’s what squeak said. but do you know why?April 3, 2009 3:45 am at 3:45 am #926507therabbisdaughtersMember
chew gum when cutting onions and usualy you wont tear.April 3, 2009 4:42 am at 4:42 am #926508
AOB: Oh. I didnt read squeak’s post, but I was wrong a pound of gold is less than a pound of feathers.April 3, 2009 1:17 pm at 1:17 pm #926509
aussie: ok, but do you know why they’re measured on different scales?April 3, 2009 1:23 pm at 1:23 pm #926510
And either way, is’nt a pound, a pound? why would a pound be a different number for another item? squeak, would you please shed some light?April 3, 2009 2:16 pm at 2:16 pm #926511
AOB: No idea, but if i had to guess i would say it is because gold is so heavy, but i doubt im right. What is the real reason?
mepal: The same way a gallon in the USA is a diffrent amount than the gallon in Canada, when measuring the weight of gold you use a diffrent scale than you would use for feathers so what we call a pound of gold weighed on the scale that is used for gold and took that same amount and put it on a scale used for feathers it would not be a pound of gold.April 3, 2009 2:32 pm at 2:32 pm #926512
aussie: even if a lb. of gold (as in, 1 lb. of gold only) was put on a scale with 1 lb. of feathers (as in, tons & tons of feathers obviously) shouldn’t they still equal out? 1 lb. should = 1 lb. Why would you use different kinds of scales? Maybe they’re measured using different measurements (ie. we use liters for liquids and lb.’s for solids) but I still fail to see why they don’t weigh the same.April 3, 2009 3:53 pm at 3:53 pm #926513squeakParticipant
Using the Troy Scale to weigh precious metals is just a convention. I don’t know why it is done, but I would guess that using a separate scale shows the “chashivus” of these metals. Originally it was only for gold and silver but now we use it for platinum also (and maybe other metals as well).
Using the terms “ounces” and “pounds” is confusing, since they are not equal in the two systems. That is why we usually say “troy ounces”, much like Canadians (should) say “Royal litre”. Expensive metals are not normally thought of in large quantities, so you might have never heard anyone say “troy pound”.
The one unit of measure that is shared by the Troy Scale and the Avoirdupois Scale (I had to look that up, I couldn’t remember how it is spelled) is the grain. A grain of gold weighs the same as a grain of feathers. But there are 7000 grains in an Avoirdupois pound, and only 5760 in a Troy pound.April 5, 2009 2:01 am at 2:01 am #926514
mepel, aussie, AOB & anyone else asking: this was in the riddle thread:
oomis thats easy
since gold is considered a liquid commodity, it is measured using the standard of the International Magnitude and Criteria Commission, located in Washington, DC
feathers are considered an item of indirect commerce and thus would be measured according to the British Measuration Standards, which is slightly smaller in mass than the IMSC standard.
therefore a pound of feathers would weigh less than a pound of gold
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two U.S. presidents (who happened to be really good friends) died on the same day…
anyone know who?April 5, 2009 8:23 am at 8:23 am #926516
on july 4th right?April 5, 2009 9:37 am at 9:37 am #926517
Im pretty sure Keneddy was one and i think Lincoln was the other.
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