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Message 1256151 - Posted: 6 Jul 2012, 0:36:40 UTC

Pose a question for which you recently learned the answer.
First person to get the answer right gets to pose the next question.
Please try to make them answerable by everyone.

I will start:

I learned that there is a place you can put a single finger to stop someone that is walking toward you.

Where do you put a single finger on the person that is walking towards you such that they cannot walk towards you anymore?
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Message 1256152 - Posted: 6 Jul 2012, 0:38:20 UTC - in response to Message 1256151.


Left nostril?

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Message 1256155 - Posted: 6 Jul 2012, 0:49:57 UTC - in response to Message 1256152.


Left nostril?

close, but no.
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Message 1256156 - Posted: 6 Jul 2012, 0:50:29 UTC - in response to Message 1256153.

The trigger of your .45 semiauto.

No. Empty hand technique.
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Message 1256162 - Posted: 6 Jul 2012, 1:25:00 UTC

Ok, I'm going to toss in a wild guess. Is there some fancy kung fu way of pressing on one of the laryngeal cartilages or perhaps on the hyoid bone that somehow pinches the vagal nerve and affects one's heartbeat?

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Message 1256175 - Posted: 6 Jul 2012, 2:08:50 UTC - in response to Message 1256157.

The trigger of your .45 semiauto.

No. Empty hand technique.

And a single finger?

Guess that rules out Pai Mei's five point palm exploding heart technique.

Yes, it does. Single finger.
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Message 1256178 - Posted: 6 Jul 2012, 2:11:28 UTC - in response to Message 1256162.

Ok, I'm going to toss in a wild guess. Is there some fancy kung fu way of pressing on one of the laryngeal cartilages or perhaps on the hyoid bone that somehow pinches the vagal nerve and affects one's heartbeat?

It does not affect heartbeat.

Left nostril was closer than larynx or hyphoid. No, it does not affect the vagal nerve.

It does not incapacitate. It merely prevents them from walking any closer.
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Message 1256183 - Posted: 6 Jul 2012, 2:37:59 UTC

Where do you put a single finger on the person that is walking towards you such that they cannot walk towards you anymore?
On the "close doors" button of the elevator? LOL...

If it is in the body of the other person I'll choose the gap between the nose and the upper lip (I think it's called philtrum...)
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Message 1256188 - Posted: 6 Jul 2012, 2:49:36 UTC - in response to Message 1256183.

Where do you put a single finger on the person that is walking towards you such that they cannot walk towards you anymore?
On the "close doors" button of the elevator? LOL...

If it is in the body of the other person I'll choose the gap between the nose and the upper lip (I think it's called philtrum...)

Yes, it is on the body of the other person. Yes, it is on the gap between the nose and upper lip.

Curl your index finger and get the rest of the fingers out of the way. Place between the upper lip and nose of the person walking towards you. Hold your arm, wrist, and finger stiff. They will not be able to continue walking toward you. HOWEVER, they can still do a lot of damage to you from just past the reach of your arm.
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Message 1256189 - Posted: 6 Jul 2012, 2:51:30 UTC

Hyoid bone? aka the little ridge in the front of the neck.
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Message 1256192 - Posted: 6 Jul 2012, 2:53:50 UTC - in response to Message 1256189.

Hyoid bone? aka the little ridge in the front of the neck.

No, and late. We already have a winner.
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Message 1256281 - Posted: 6 Jul 2012, 7:09:46 UTC

5 point exploding.... LOL watching Kill Bill much? :-)
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Message 1256446 - Posted: 6 Jul 2012, 15:50:44 UTC - in response to Message 1256188.

If it is in the body of the other person I'll choose the gap between the nose and the upper lip (I think it's called philtrum...)

Yes, it is on the body of the other person. Yes, it is on the gap between the nose and upper lip.

Curl your index finger and get the rest of the fingers out of the way. Place between the upper lip and nose of the person walking towards you. Hold your arm, wrist, and finger stiff. They will not be able to continue walking toward you. HOWEVER, they can still do a lot of damage to you from just past the reach of your arm.


This means I won?... and then should I post a new question? (and this is not THE QUESTION! LOL)

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Message 1256454 - Posted: 6 Jul 2012, 16:15:44 UTC

Ok. got the PM, so that answered my previous post...

This is what Ive learned: There is a technology (or method to achieve a specif goal) on StartTrek that was always been considered as impossible from a conceptual physics point of view. But it turns that in fact its not impossible.
Im talking about something that was seen as a gross error, and not something not practical or too costly or just a plot necessity...
(Most technologies on ST were always conceptually correct, just still not possible due to lack of the right tools or in some cases based on theories still not prooven. This one was based on a very simple concept that we all know)

So the question is, what technology used on StartTrek has been discovered to be correct even when it does something incredible?


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Message 1256463 - Posted: 6 Jul 2012, 16:30:39 UTC
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Star Trek or StartTrek?

Im going to have to go with gravity plating

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Message 1256466 - Posted: 6 Jul 2012, 16:32:20 UTC

I love this new game!!!!!!!!

Ok, Eric says it can't be the transporter because only half your particles would be transported at once. I really wish it could be WARP speed, but I think that is unlikely.

My guess is something from the Sick Bay... apply the Cortical Stimulators!!!!!!

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