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  • #597139
    HaLeiVi
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    Most often, people will argue for what they want the case to be. Just listen to Congress. Whether or not they have a point is regardless. They argue for what they want for their constituents. You barely hear, ‘Good point. You’re right.’ In stead of wasting time arguing, just say, ‘that’s what I want’. So, what are brains for, to enjoy good wine?

    #772192

    Obviously, they are for posting threads like this.

    #772193
    always here
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    “what are brains for?”

    eating .. sweetbreads 😉

    #772194
    Sacrilege
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    Sweetbreads are the Thymus Gland.

    #772195
    popa_bar_abba
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    Sweetbreads are the Thymus Gland.

    Please don’t tell me that’s what brains are for. (knowing that)

    #772196
    always here
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    oops! I stand corrected. *ouch*

    #772197
    ItcheSrulik
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    Brains are for baiting zombies.

    #772198
    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    Sweetbreads are the Thymus Gland.

    I always thought it was the pancreas.

    #772199
    Health
    Participant

    “What are brains for??”

    IDK; Ask someone who has them!

    #772200
    ZeesKite
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    Watch out. Someone with brains might find this thread ‘not amusing’.

    #772201

    There are different pshutim of what sweetbreads are

    #772202
    am yisrael chai
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    DY could be both

    #772203
    Sacrilege
    Member

    There are many different parts of the animals body that can be called ‘sweetbreads’, some people call rocky mountain oysters ‘sweetbreads’.

    When you go to a restaurant and order sweetbreads, or go to a Simcha and are served sweetbreads you are getting the Thymus Gland.

    #772204
    oomis
    Participant

    Thymus. My father in law was a butcher and he was the one who informed it was not brains. I LOVE sweetbreads.

    #772205

    “Sweetbreads or Ris are culinary names for the thymus (throat, gullet, or neck sweetbread) or the pancreas (heart, stomach, or belly sweetbread) especially of the calf (ris de veau) and lamb (ris d’agneau) (although beef and pork sweetbreads are also eaten).[1] Various other glands used as food are also called ‘sweetbreads’, including the parotid gland (“cheek” or “ear” sweetbread), the sublingual glands (“tongue” sweetbreads or “throat bread”).[2][3] The “heart” sweetbreads are more spherical in shape, and surrounded symmetrically by the “throat” sweetbreads, which are more cylindrical in shape.”

    #772206
    Health
    Participant

    “What are brains for??”

    IDK; Ask someone who has them!

    OMG, Wait a minute – Did I just post this before?

    Yea, I sure did. But how would I possibly remember?

    I don’t have any brains!

    #772207
    bezalel
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    Without brains we wouldn’t know that the sum of the square roots of any two sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to the square root of the remaining side.

    #772208
    basket of radishes
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    Somehow I lost the purpose of this thread in its title and its dialogue. Best wishes.

    #772209

    This question came up many years ago, and one answer was put to music in 1939:

    I could while away the hours, conferrin’ with the flowers

    Consultin’ with the rain.

    And my head I’d be scratchin’ while

    my thoughts were busy hatchin’

    If I only had a brain.

    I’d unravel every riddle for any individ’le,

    In trouble or in pain.

    With the thoughts you’ll be thinkin’

    you could be another Lincoln

    If you only had a brain.

    Oh, I could tell you why The ocean’s near the shore.

    I could think of things I never thunk before.

    And then I’d sit, and think some more.

    I would not be just a nothin’ my head all full of stuffin’

    My heart all full of pain.

    I would dance and be merry, life would be a ding-a-derry,

    If I only had a brain.

    It seemed a lot more profound when I was a child.

    #772210
    YW Moderator-42
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    42

    #772211
    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

    42

    #772212
    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

    Bezalel’s post reminded me of a quote from the famous philosopher, Shaquille O’Neil: I’m a Pathagerian Theorem-nobody can figur me out!

    #772213
    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    DY could be both

    When you go to a restaurant and order sweetbreads, or go to a Simcha and are served sweetbreads you are getting the Thymus Gland

    I hadn’t known that, thanks.

    #772214
    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    When you go to a restaurant and order sweetbreads, or go to a Simcha and are served sweetbreads you are getting the Thymus Gland.

    Actually, you get whatever they decide to serve you. Since they know most people don’t know what it is anyway, they just take the mushy stuff from when you cook ground turkey, and add potato starch to make it a little more jellish, and some other junk, and roll it on out.

    #772215
    HaLeiVi
    Participant

    Bezalel, you need brains for that? Just take out a paper and pen and do the math:

    If you line up four rectangles into a box you will be left with a square space in the middle. So to get the length of a hypotenuse of one of the rectangles, you’d have to get the total area created by the four hypotenuses and get its root. That is done by doubling the area of a rectangle: 2*a*b, and adding the middle box to it: (2*a*b) + (b-a)^2. The width/height of the middle box is b-a.

    Now, we have altogether: 2ab + (b-a)^2, which can be written as:

    ab, ab, (b-a)*(b-a)

    Using FOIL, we write out the last part as: b^2, -ab, -ab, a^2

    With the two negative ‘ab’s we cancel the ab,ab and we’re left with b^2 and a^2, so who would need brains for that?

    #772216
    netazar
    Participant

    bezalel’s quote is from the scarecrow in the wizard of oz, for those who missed it. And it’s totally wrong. The Pythagorean Theorem states: the sum of the SQUARES of the LEGS of a RIGHT triangle is equal to the SQUARE of the HYPOTENUSE.

    #772217
    Sacrilege
    Member

    “they just take the mushy stuff from when you cook ground turkey, and add potato starch to make it a little more jellish, and some other junk, and roll it on out.”

    Let me know where you had the sweetbreads that can be described as such so I can steer clear of that establishment.

    (p.s. *applause* 80, can wiki)

    #772218
    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    (p.s. *applause* 80, can wiki)

    He did put quotation marks, you know.

    #772219
    am yisrael chai
    Participant

    “-ab, -ab

    With the two negative ‘ab’s we cancel the ab,ab”

    Actually, this would equal -2ab.

    -ab +ab would cancel out

    (there are other flaws, oh well)

    #772220
    HaLeiVi
    Participant

    Not each other! The two ‘ab’s from the first part get canceled by the two ‘-ab’s of the second part. First part being: 2ab, second part being: (b-a)^2.

    Well, I guess you need brains. Actually, there is a visual proof to the a^2 + b^2 = c^2 theorum. However, I can’t put it up here. I saw it in a Sefer by Reb Eliyahu of Izmir. The Gilyon Hashas in Menachos references it.

    Draw four rectangles at right angles to each other, as above, and form a box. Next, draw a box from all hypotinuses. Also, extend the line from the inner tip of two rectangles until the end, that should give a large box on one corner and a frame on two sides of it. Now, if you take the areas of the squares created by any ‘a’ and ‘b’ from the outer rectangles, you’ll see that its pieces match those of the slanted square created by the hypotenuses.

    Is a thousand words worth a picture?

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