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Old 06-28-2019, 01:33 PM   #2461
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Nope.

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And tw's post, since you said the same thing.
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Old 06-28-2019, 01:53 PM   #2462
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France update: 114.6 degrees Fahrenheit today!
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Old 06-28-2019, 04:13 PM   #2463
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Here, about 40 miles north of London, we're expected to be on the northern edge of the hot weather tomorrow.

The forecast is for 33C/91.4F which is almost temperate compared to what they're suffering in France but I'll find it tough going and I just hope that Dad manages to put up with it.

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Old 06-28-2019, 04:32 PM   #2464
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Beating up France...
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Old 06-29-2019, 07:42 AM   #2465
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what... the... hell
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Old 06-29-2019, 08:28 AM   #2466
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Looks to me like it's not blacktop but old fashioned oil and stone. It melted and stuck to passing tires which rip it up.
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Old 06-29-2019, 08:38 AM   #2467
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Yeah, I had an oil and stone surface melt while road riding (bicycle) years ago. The stones actually ground part way through my chainstays. I suspect this was never a great surface for motor bikes.
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Old 06-29-2019, 12:00 PM   #2468
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And tw's post, since you said the same thing.
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Old 06-30-2019, 06:57 AM   #2469
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Old 06-30-2019, 10:02 AM   #2470
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What's with Mexico?

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Old 06-30-2019, 10:44 AM   #2471
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What's with Mexico?
The study noted that a wallet with about $100 was more likely to be returned with the money than one with only $10 or $20. Another example of how common sense is contradicted by reality.

It could be that $10 in Mexico is considered more like $100. But that is only speculation based upon another part of that study that was not included here.
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Old 06-30-2019, 10:58 AM   #2472
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Don't keep your money in your wallet while in Mexico and your chances of getting a lost wallet back are better (the opposite of most other countries).

It seems that Mexicans take "finders-keepers, losers-weepers" to an unrivaled level when it comes to money.
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Old 06-30-2019, 12:02 PM   #2473
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Don't keep your money in your wallet while in Mexico and your chances of getting a lost wallet back are better
Or leave $100 in the wallet to increase it being returned in all countries.

Mexico numbers may be an outlier. I do remember something in that survey about sampling in some countries may not have been random enough. But in every nation, a larger cash amount meant a wallet was more likely to be returned. That (and not a nation's honesty) was the objective of that study.
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Old 06-30-2019, 01:21 PM   #2474
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Many tangent discoveries are made by researchers looking into something else.

I'll keep my money in a money belt when in Mexico (or any other country) rather than put more money in my wallet.
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Old 06-30-2019, 04:44 PM   #2475
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I'll keep my money in a money belt when in Mexico (or any other country) rather than put more money in my wallet.
I cannot remember some details. But recollection is that the wallet with a $100 bill was returned mostly 40% to 60% of the time. Yes, a wallet with a $100 bill is returned more often. But not good enough.

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