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Old 02-23-2018, 02:51 PM   #3811
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making it the earliest American-manufactured teapot to have been discovered.
To be fair - that is pretty groovy
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Old 03-25-2018, 09:21 AM   #3812
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Self-taught rocket scientist propels himself 1,875 feet

LOS ANGELES -

A self-taught rocket scientist who believes the Earth is flat propelled himself about 1,875 feet into the air in his homemade vessel before a hard landing in the Mojave Desert that left him slightly bruised.
"Mad" Mike Hughes told The Associated Press he hurt his back but is otherwise fine and was "relieved" after Saturday's launch near Amboy, California.
The launch in the desert town - about 200 miles (321.85 kilometers) east of Los Angeles - was originally scheduled for November.
It was scrubbed several times after mechanical and logistical issues with the Bureau of Land Management.
The 61-year-old limo driver converted a mobile home into a ramp and modified it to launch from a vertical angle.
For months he's been working on overhauling his rocket in his garage.
I've no wish to dampen this chap's scientific curiosity, but wouldn't it be easier if he just went for a walk and looked over the edge?

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Old 03-25-2018, 09:38 AM   #3813
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"The Flat Earth Society has members all around the globe."
Still a remarkable achievement even if stupid dangerous.
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Old 03-25-2018, 10:41 AM   #3814
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Here is the story from NBC.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...&ICID=ref_fark
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Old 03-25-2018, 11:30 AM   #3815
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A lot simpler would have been the window seat on a Transcontinental airliner.

Why would he even try to prove the earth is flat? The whole point of that society is to know something without trying to prove it. Will they now kick him out of the society for trying to prove it?
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Old 03-25-2018, 12:23 PM   #3816
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"Am I glad I did it? Yeah. I guess. I'll feel it in the morning. I won't be able to get out of bed. At least I can go home and have dinner and see my cats tonight."
Well that explains it... CATS!
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Old 03-25-2018, 01:54 PM   #3817
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Cats good, cat people weird.
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Old 04-11-2018, 01:28 PM   #3818
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More than 50 dead geese fall from Idaho sky in 'freak accident'

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Old 04-11-2018, 11:25 PM   #3819
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maybe they're napping, Norwegian Blue-style. I have a goose down pillow and it's positively narcoleptive. (yeah, just made up that wurd)
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Old 04-12-2018, 06:48 AM   #3820
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Yeah lightening. Don't you go checking them for chemical exposure out there.
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Old 04-12-2018, 08:56 AM   #3821
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Don't you go checking them for chemical exposure out there.
The Russians are now attacking Idaho Snow Geese with bio-chemical weapons?

Clearly we have made America Great again. Everyone is now saying, "Oh, great."

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Old 04-12-2018, 02:19 PM   #3822
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I'm wondering why there was no obvious scorching on those lightning-struck geeses. Almost everything I've seen pictures/video of that's been struck by lightning, lightning left a mark.

I wonder if the geese were caught in a monstrous updraft, if they could have been carried high enough into the atmosphere for the air pressure in their lungs to account for the burst lungs? There was severe weather in the area.

Can that even happen?
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Old 05-04-2018, 01:55 PM   #3823
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A Home DNA Test Kit For Humans Found This Golden Retriever Would Make a Great Cyclist

A journalist working for NBC 5 in the US has road-tested a handful of mail-order DNA analysis services, only to find they all gave conflicting results.
On top of that, one of the companies couldn't even recognise the difference between human DNA and that of a dog named Bailey.
According to their report, Bailey is genetically well suited to playing basketball and long distance cycling.
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I researched my family history a few years ago and essentially I come from a long line of English peasantry.
I did, however, find that my 4 x great grandfather on my mother's side was born in Copenhagen in 1769.
Do you think that if I sent off my DNA for testing the results would conclude that I am a Great Dane?
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Old 05-04-2018, 01:57 PM   #3824
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Old 05-04-2018, 05:41 PM   #3825
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Who's a good doggie? You are, Carruthers is a good doggie.
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