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Message 2100786 - Posted: 5 Jun 2022, 20:49:29 UTC - in response to Message 2100778.  

BINGO! Yes.

That's one answer.


Are there other answers?...

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Message 2100789 - Posted: 5 Jun 2022, 21:13:38 UTC - in response to Message 2100786.  

BINGO! Yes.

That's one answer.


Are there other answers?...

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Message 2100792 - Posted: 5 Jun 2022, 21:16:58 UTC - in response to Message 2100789.  
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Any 3d planetary spheroid you like using our earthly system of latitude/longitude.


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Message 2100830 - Posted: 6 Jun 2022, 13:46:47 UTC - in response to Message 2100742.  
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Here's a good "pub quiz" question that appeared over a beer or two:


Where on the Earth's globe can you:

Move 1km south, 1km west, and then 1km north to find yourself at the exact same spot you started from?

What? No further takers?...

For the answers:

    One example is that as given by Zoom for starting at the north pole, moving 1km southwards to a line of latitude 1km from the pole, whereby you can move anywhere along that latitude to return 1km north back to your starting point.

    Another example is to start 1km north of a southern hemisphere latitude that is 1km to circumnavigate along that latitude. Hence for that example, you can start anywhere around the start latitude, move 1km south to the magical latitude that is exactly 1km to circumnavigate back to the same point to then return north back to your start point.

    Further, there are an infinity of latitudes to start from whereby the more southerly latitude is such that you make an integer number of circumnavigations along that latitude to then return north to your start point.




And yes, you can have a triangle with all three angles at 90 degrees angle!

All good fun!!


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Message 2100837 - Posted: 6 Jun 2022, 15:40:40 UTC - in response to Message 2100830.  
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I don't know how that is a good pub question as I knew about it while at school, which I left at 15. Unless of course school standards have dropped. Or was it because our maths teacher was an ex Lancaster bomber navigator.

A better pub question might be;
What object do you speed up if it is ahead of its intended position or vice versa slow down to get it to move forward?
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Message 2100838 - Posted: 6 Jun 2022, 17:15:17 UTC - in response to Message 2100837.  

A better pub question might be;
What object do you speed up if it is ahead of its intended position or vice versa slow down to get it to move forward?

Lets just say that object is in free-fall.
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Message 2100839 - Posted: 6 Jun 2022, 17:44:27 UTC
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In fearful day, in raging night,
With strong hearts full, our souls ignite,
When all seems lost in the War of Light,
Look to the stars-- For Hope burns bright!


The cap says Hope on the back...
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Message 2100842 - Posted: 6 Jun 2022, 18:10:05 UTC - in response to Message 2100837.  
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... A better pub question might be;
What object do you speed up if it is ahead of its intended position or vice versa slow down to get it to move forward?

That's a classic dance of going orbital.

If the positioning is with respect to time, then that is a dance of Lorentz and relativity...


Is that worth two beers?! :-)

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Message 2100850 - Posted: 6 Jun 2022, 20:00:42 UTC

My favorite pub question is: If you dig a square hole that is 1 foot deep, 1 foot wide, and 1 foot long, how much dirt is in it?
I have seen people work on that one for as long as 30 agonizing minutes and refuse to give up.
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Message 2100854 - Posted: 6 Jun 2022, 20:31:21 UTC - in response to Message 2100850.  

My favorite pub question is: If you dig a square hole that is 1 foot deep, 1 foot wide, and 1 foot long, how much dirt is in it?
I have seen people work on that one for as long as 30 agonizing minutes and refuse to give up.

Must be the same dolts that if you tell them to "find the penny in the corner of a round room" they would try to find it.
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Message 2100862 - Posted: 6 Jun 2022, 21:48:49 UTC
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The empty cube. And if you want out of the hole. Put down the shovel.

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Message 2100864 - Posted: 6 Jun 2022, 22:14:44 UTC - in response to Message 2100854.  

My favorite pub question is: If you dig a square hole that is 1 foot deep, 1 foot wide, and 1 foot long, how much dirt is in it?
I have seen people work on that one for as long as 30 agonizing minutes and refuse to give up.

Must be the same dolts that if you tell them to "find the penny in the corner of a round room" they would try to find it.

Sounds like you met her.
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Message 2100866 - Posted: 6 Jun 2022, 22:42:11 UTC - in response to Message 2100862.  

The empty cube. And if you want out of the hole. Put down the shovel.

Very good for there being no dirt in the dug out hole!

There is still the 1 cubic foot of air... :-P


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Message 2100869 - Posted: 7 Jun 2022, 0:34:20 UTC - in response to Message 2100866.  

The empty cube. And if you want out of the hole. Put down the shovel.

Very good for there being no dirt in the dug out hole!

There is still the 1 cubic foot of air... :-P


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Message 2100986 - Posted: 8 Jun 2022, 13:21:57 UTC
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D-Day ration pack last in the world, Dorset museum says
A museum believes a D-Day ration pack held in its collection is the only complete one of its kind in the world.
An X-ray on the waxed cardboard box by experts at Fishbourne Roman Palace in West Sussex revealed all the original contents were still intact.
Three chocolate bars, 10 biscuits, blocks of tea, sugar and milk and four pieces of toilet paper were among the items found in the pack.
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Message 2101162 - Posted: 11 Jun 2022, 9:27:31 UTC

I didn’t know until I saw this YouTube video. Darwin Award Winners.
So there is a small cure for the stupid.

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Message 2101174 - Posted: 11 Jun 2022, 15:33:35 UTC - in response to Message 2101162.  

If you have not already found the website that inspired the videos, check out Darwin Awards where anyone can submit a nomination, view past nominations / winners and vote on possible induction into current year's winners list.
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Message 2101204 - Posted: 12 Jun 2022, 14:07:47 UTC

I have the website bookmarked. I did not know of the videos.

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Message 2101316 - Posted: 14 Jun 2022, 17:38:09 UTC

Not all wars require the use of weapons:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-61801682

Now, what happened to various bottles of alcoholic beverage left by the various "invading" forces?
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