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Old 10-14-2012, 09:35 AM   #2011
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http://www.bedfordshire-news.co.uk/N...d-08102012.htm

Man, take a look at the bush, it's a masterpiece of horticulture.
You can lead a horticulture but you can't make her think - Dorothy Parker

It is totally unfair how things just freaking grow like massive beasts in England. All they have to do is throw down some seed and voila- they have a beautiful garden. In fact, their yards are so pretty they actually call them 'gardens' - our yards are just that: yards. Of brown, crunchy, horrid used-to-be grass. You could cut yourself on it.

Here in Ohio things only grow in May and June when we get all excited that maybe, just maybe, they'll survive the holocaust that is Ohio July and August, only to have our hopes cruelly dashed by the relentless Sun God Apollo. Then in Sept. and Oct. plants have another slim chance before our first frost which is usually "earlier than expected" and there go your mums.

Ohio- it's cheap to live here and you'll know why once you visit!
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:09 AM   #2012
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"Fearless" Felix Baumgartner's supersonic skydive from 24 miles
above the New Mexico desert was a rousing success, ...
What's the big deal ?
He jumped out of a balloon and went down... which way did he expect to go ?

Little kids have thrown their oatmeal on the floor for years to prove that gravity works.
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:38 AM   #2013
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What's the big deal ?
I think that it was from a record breaking altitude and he fell very quickly.
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:43 AM   #2014
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What's the big deal ?
He was sponsored by Red Bull.
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:25 PM   #2015
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GORGEOUS view from up there. Pity there's not much time to take it in on the return trip...



then again, I think it'd probably feel like pleeeeeeenty of time to look around on the way back down. yikes.
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:17 PM   #2016
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I think the issue was that it would've been easy for him to get into a fatal, uncontrolled horizontal spin - which he almost did, but recovered - so it wasn't just a matter of falling. He had to maintain control the whole time, manoeuvre into a position to maximize his velocity (since he was trying to break Mach 1), and survive.

They were also checking the viability of his space suit, to see if astronauts could survive jumps from those altitudes if necessary. So, something useful besides the basic publicity.
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:00 PM   #2017
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I think you're all responding to what was a joke, not a question.
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:04 PM   #2018
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IMHO, it was a small step for all mankind, but it was a giant leap for one man.

Awesome, in fact.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:26 AM   #2019
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:58 PM   #2020
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:31 AM   #2022
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I'd hit it with my golden gun.
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:42 PM   #2023
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I'd shake AND stir her ... but maybe not in that order.
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:53 AM   #2025
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It's okay, I'm not a real doctor!
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