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Message 1268745 - Posted: 7 Aug 2012, 13:33:52 UTC - in response to Message 1268737.  

windows?
glass is a liquid ;)

Ah, but is it?
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Message 1268868 - Posted: 8 Aug 2012, 2:51:39 UTC - in response to Message 1268745.  

windows?
glass is a liquid ;)

Ah, but is it?

It has some properties of a liquid (the organization)
and some properties of a solid (the flow rate).

The common mis-belief is that old glass windows are wider at the bottom because they have flowed a bit. Not true. The old style of creating glass panes was to puddle the glass which typically had a thicker middle than edges. The glaziers were merely very good at selecting glass panes with approximately the same "wedge" and orienting them the same way (almost always with the thicker part down). This made the windows easier to see through without getting a headache.


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Message 1269559 - Posted: 9 Aug 2012, 18:01:32 UTC

Bricks are very common building material...



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Message 1269568 - Posted: 9 Aug 2012, 18:14:35 UTC

what goes between? Do you mean air? or possibly subatomic particles?


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Message 1269786 - Posted: 10 Aug 2012, 2:21:21 UTC - in response to Message 1269568.  

what goes between? Do you mean air? or possibly subatomic particles?

Not mortar as that was one of the items in my list...


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Message 1270004 - Posted: 10 Aug 2012, 15:56:46 UTC - in response to Message 1269786.  

ceiling tiles? floor tiles?


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Message 1270040 - Posted: 10 Aug 2012, 17:22:40 UTC

I'm thinking of concrete...



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Message 1270196 - Posted: 11 Aug 2012, 0:54:16 UTC - in response to Message 1270040.  

I'm thinking of concrete...

Also listed in my shotgun post.


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Message 1270197 - Posted: 11 Aug 2012, 0:54:34 UTC

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Message 1270537 - Posted: 11 Aug 2012, 19:37:42 UTC

John had it right, a while ago.

Glass is commonly believed to be a slow-flowing liquid. The most often cited evidence for this is Cathedral windows (as he mentioned) being thicker at the bottom then the top.
It isn't so, Glass is a solid. If the glass in medieval church windows has had time to flow, then glass found in Egyptian tombs would be a puddle, which it isn't.
I believed the Liquid Glass fallacy, until i had it explained to me in exacting detail by one of the Chemistry professors.


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Message 1270587 - Posted: 11 Aug 2012, 22:54:26 UTC

I learned the most likely type of animal to harbor Ebola. What is it?




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Message 1270772 - Posted: 12 Aug 2012, 10:55:20 UTC

marsupials



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Message 1270892 - Posted: 12 Aug 2012, 18:07:56 UTC - in response to Message 1270772.  

marsupials

No.



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Message 1270898 - Posted: 12 Aug 2012, 18:19:25 UTC
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Monkeys
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Message 1270914 - Posted: 12 Aug 2012, 19:03:32 UTC - in response to Message 1270898.  

Monkeys
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No. Monkeys are also affected. To harbor a disease the host has to be able to have the disease without symptoms.


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Message 1271102 - Posted: 13 Aug 2012, 13:40:57 UTC

iirc some rodent.


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Message 1271110 - Posted: 13 Aug 2012, 14:28:53 UTC

I know this, but i don't want to get it right and then have to think of another question.
That wasn't intended to sound smug, honest.

LadyL, right class, wrong order.


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Message 1271373 - Posted: 14 Aug 2012, 5:49:18 UTC - in response to Message 1271110.  

I know this, but i don't want to get it right and then have to think of another question.
That wasn't intended to sound smug, honest.

LadyL, right class, wrong order.

Something like that anyway.

It is not a rodent.

Many relatives of this animal are dying in the US.


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Message 1271444 - Posted: 14 Aug 2012, 10:45:14 UTC

The bumblebee?



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Message 1271472 - Posted: 14 Aug 2012, 12:09:49 UTC

SKOFGA - Stamm Klasse Ordnung Familie Gattung Art

A mammal - right, do I have any suitable question before I hazard another answer? *ponder*


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