December 17, 2008 5:18 am at 5:18 am #1078094
…GHW Bush – Nixon lost (someone said something about a senior moment)December 17, 2008 5:25 am at 5:25 am #1078095
DuodecimallyDecember 17, 2008 5:28 am at 5:28 am #1078096
ICOT- are you making fun of me?December 17, 2008 5:29 am at 5:29 am #1078097
I’m saying I’m in the same boat, forgetting that Nixon lost in 1960.December 17, 2008 5:32 am at 5:32 am #1078098
anon for this-
That’s a very interesting question – I’d like to hear the answer.
Until then, my guess: Nevada, because it gets its juice from the Hoover dam?December 17, 2008 5:33 am at 5:33 am #1078099
anon – cali? random guess but cuz of earthquakes?
and btw BYM said she’s limiting her time on this site. so gurss that means we’re not gonna be seeing her as much.December 17, 2008 5:39 am at 5:39 am #1078100
Who were the only two sitting vice presidents to be elected to the presidency?
answer:john Adams and George H. Bush
i’ll miss bym!!! so sad!!!!December 17, 2008 5:42 am at 5:42 am #1078101
Texas? I once heard that and in my mind I was thinking of the LONE star state.December 17, 2008 5:47 am at 5:47 am #1078102
ok: which president issued the most pardons? how many?
which president issued the least? how many?December 17, 2008 5:50 am at 5:50 am #1078103
We can eliminate a few:
New York, New Jersey, Ohio (NY and NJ were affected by the blackout a few years ago, caused by a toppled tree in OH).
California (it bought its electricity from out-of-state brokers, causing the crisis that toppled Gray Davis).
Texas is the lone star state because it was an independent country for a short time, with one (lone) star and two stripes on its flag.
(My appologies if you were insulted before – I was only poking fun at myself.)December 17, 2008 5:54 am at 5:54 am #1078104
ICOT- I’m sorry if my earlier post wasn’t clear. I meant that this was my way of remembering this piece of info, not that this was the reason Texas is called the lone star state. And don’t worry, I’m really not offended:)December 17, 2008 5:56 am at 5:56 am #1078105
brooklyn19: your question may lead to a political war around here!!!December 17, 2008 6:02 am at 6:02 am #1078106
lol ok here’s a hint that’ll steer away from war: Bush is not either of them. this is pure HISTORY, NOT current events!December 17, 2008 6:32 am at 6:32 am #1078107
The following, used in the sentence below, is probably not a word (although I think it should be, since triskaidekaphobia is).
If it was a word, I suspect it might be an all-time champion.
“Must I buy eggs in boxes of a dozen?” he shuddered, duodecaphobically.
What’s your word?December 17, 2008 1:18 pm at 1:18 pm #1078108
Esther1 got it right. The power grid which covers 3/4 of Texas is largely isolated from the rest of the contiguous US & Mexico. Today there are a few small direct current transmission lines, but these are different from the large-capacity alternating currect lines that would be needed to connect the state to the power grid.
The grid originally was completely isolated, and was designed that way to avoid federal oversight of the grid. The interconnected power grids in the other 48 states are under the jurisdiction of FERC, the Federal Electric Regulatory Commission (Texas’s DC connection lines with other states are under FERC’s jurisdiction though). The Texas grid, except for the DC ties, are only under the jurisdiction of the state public utility commission. Of course this wouldn’t have been possible if Texas didn’t have sufficient sources of power generation inside the state, including two nuclear power plants and many natural gas and oil plants.December 17, 2008 1:27 pm at 1:27 pm #1078109JosephParticipant
Geat words! The one I had in mind was fluoridation.December 17, 2008 3:29 pm at 3:29 pm #1078110
Does anyone know any word that does have another word rhyming?
“orange” is an example…December 17, 2008 4:56 pm at 4:56 pm #1078111
Do you mean a word that does NOT have a rhyme?December 17, 2008 5:02 pm at 5:02 pm #1078112lakewoodwifeParticipant
nothing rhymes with ‘purple’December 17, 2008 9:04 pm at 9:04 pm #1078113
Esther1- Yeah sorry I should have written it better!
Does anyone know of any word that does NOT have a rhyme???
2) Purple (Thanx lakewoodwife)
Any more?December 18, 2008 1:04 am at 1:04 am #1078114
argueDecember 18, 2008 1:20 am at 1:20 am #1078115
how many feet are in a mile?December 18, 2008 1:20 am at 1:20 am #1078116
anon for this-
Very interesting – thanks for the info.
“fluoridation” was not one that I thought of, but “Mrs. Try” came up with “fluorescence”.
Silver is another non-rhymer (why all the colors – er, colours on the list?)December 18, 2008 1:27 am at 1:27 am #1078117
What is James Naismith famous for inventing? In what year did he invent it?December 18, 2008 1:45 am at 1:45 am #1078118Bais Yaakov maydelParticipant
oh i know THIS one!! (courtesy of three brothers lol) he invented basketball, i think in the 1890s….?December 18, 2008 2:02 am at 2:02 am #1078119
brooklyn- It’s 5,280 feet in a mile.December 18, 2008 2:04 am at 2:04 am #1078120
James Naismith invented the sport of BASKET BALL!! i think in the early 1900s?December 18, 2008 2:06 am at 2:06 am #1078121
sorry- didn’t see that bym got it first!!
-i’ve got a house full of bros too!!December 18, 2008 2:37 am at 2:37 am #1078122
Bais Yaakov maydel:
welcome back!!! you were missed!!!!December 18, 2008 2:43 am at 2:43 am #1078123Bais Yaakov maydelParticipant
lol k question, what teams does the CR go for? (baseball, basketball, hockey, football…)December 18, 2008 3:13 am at 3:13 am #1078124
nice BYM it was 1891December 18, 2008 3:18 am at 3:18 am #1078125dont have internetMember
bym—i dont know if u saw- but i think it was on this thread-we asked where uve been -so we missed yaDecember 18, 2008 3:25 am at 3:25 am #1078126
I think basketball was originally invented as a winter sport, being that it can be played indoors. BYM and xerox-is that correct?December 18, 2008 6:02 am at 6:02 am #1078128
i’m not sure about the winter part but i think that the game originally was created to be an indoor game.December 18, 2008 2:20 pm at 2:20 pm #1078129
What structure was known as “Galloping Gertie”?December 18, 2008 2:57 pm at 2:57 pm #1078130
FOOTBALL, FOOTBALL, AND ONLY FOOTBALL!
This is the one decent sport in the world! Any supporters out there?
ICOT- “(why all the colors – er, colours on the list?)”
In the U.S do you write “colors”??? We write “colours”…December 18, 2008 3:00 pm at 3:00 pm #1078131
The structure collapsed. Was it a bridge?December 18, 2008 3:19 pm at 3:19 pm #1078132
anon for this-
The Tacoma Narrows bridge, which galloped off into the sunset in a severe windstorm in the 1940’s.
The book “To Engineer is Human” (recommended) does a good job of explaining the design flaw in detail for the layman.
I’m sure it’s taught in Engineering 101.December 18, 2008 3:28 pm at 3:28 pm #1078133intellegentMember
I can only try,
are you saying that all colors don’t have rhyming words?
…..December 18, 2008 3:48 pm at 3:48 pm #1078134
I know, I know
I meant Silver, Purple and of course Orange
It only rhymes with a kludge like door hinge
Off the spectrum there’s ultraviolet
My hair is messy, I’ve got to style itDecember 18, 2008 4:58 pm at 4:58 pm #1078135
Xerox- I googled James Naismith and here’s what I found:
“James Naismith invented basketball as a sport to play indoors during the cold Massachusetts winters.”
Biography of Canadian James Naismith who invented basketball.
By Mary Bellis, About.comDecember 18, 2008 7:30 pm at 7:30 pm #1078136
The film of the Tacoma Narrows bridge collapse is a staple of high school physics classes, a graphic illustration of the importance of analyzing natural frequency & resonance in designing structures (everyone got off the bridge in time).December 18, 2008 7:39 pm at 7:39 pm #1078137
anon for this-
“(everyone got off the bridge in time)” – except one dog.December 18, 2008 7:48 pm at 7:48 pm #1078138
ICOT, true. But that’s hardly the same as a person dying. And if the reporter would have shown more common sense, the dog (and the vehicle it was in) would’ve survived too.December 18, 2008 8:05 pm at 8:05 pm #1078139
anon for this-
You win 🙂
The car bouncing up and down on the bridge made the clip a lot more dramatic.
The book explained that the primary reason the bridge bounced so much once the wind caused the bridge to undulate at the right frequency, was the fact that the bridge was basically constructed as a ribbon, with no depth to give it added rigidity.December 21, 2008 3:31 am at 3:31 am #1078140
what does E pluribus unum mean and where can you find those words?December 21, 2008 3:45 am at 3:45 am #1078141
Which author published books under in every major category of the Dewey Decimal system, except philosophy?December 21, 2008 3:52 am at 3:52 am #1078142
“From many, one”
It is legelly required to be present on all US coins, as is “Liberty” and “In G-d We Trust” (coins and currency for the latter)December 21, 2008 3:59 am at 3:59 am #1078143
anon for this-
Asimov?December 21, 2008 4:05 am at 4:05 am #1078144
actually, i believe it’s not on the dime
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