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Last modified on 2012-09-06 00:31:16
It's either this, or create a huge number of FAQ categories for single items. This is also where we put all the interesting things which pop-up, often off-topic, in the forums. Urban legends, myths, and other great things for arguing about in late-night, college-dorm bull sessions.
last modified: 2003-12-20 22:09:19
There's a really good site for items you suspect to be urban legends: Urban Legends Reference Pages
. Even if you don't have a specific thing to look up, it's fun to browse.
Another site worth looking at -> »truthorfiction.com/
by shearer edited by climbers
last modified: 2004-02-06 18:26:45
No. And yes. It does, but it takes a few million years, or so. This is an oft-repeated myth. Best link:
by climbers edited by tmpchaos That, and other similar questions are answered here: »www.why-is-the-sky-blue.org/
last modified: 2007-09-19 01:27:37
by climbers No one knows. The jury is still out. This is the most comprehensive discussion: The moon illusion explained.
last modified: 2004-01-01 02:11:44
by climbers Sure, in fact the best place is called Coolsig. And it's fun to browse even if you already have a cool signature.
last modified: 2004-01-01 02:11:12
by climbers It's all right here: »www.infoplease.com/spot/bluemoon1.html
by climbers There actually is an internet visualization project.
last modified: 2004-01-02 00:37:02
Here's a sample graphic: »members.easynews.com/L4/opte/www···x700.png (Looks kind of like fireworks, doesn't it?) and here's the link to the main site: The Opte Project.
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For the mathematically ambitious, especially interesting for the "Expected return" section: »members.cox.net/mathmistakes/rawdata.htm
by climbers »www.improb.com/ig/ig-pastwinners.html#ig2004
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by climbers Or any day, for that matter...
last modified: 2004-10-25 00:29:14
You can find out at the dMarie Time Capsule.
by tmpchaos edited by climbers Secret, hidden information in games, programs and on movie DVD's.
last modified: 2004-10-10 13:51:46
This site shows how to access thousands of them:
by climbers This gets argued about regularly. Here's a good synopsis: Running in the Rain. If you are really serious, or have a rainy day when you feel bored, there's an online calculator just for this: Run or Walk?
last modified: 2004-10-05 19:00:12
A recent Mythbusters from the Discovery channel came to a different conclusion than everyone else. Unfortunately they don't synopsis any of their results at their site.
by climbers This excellent thread gives lots of good advice:
last modified: 2004-02-14 18:27:20
»Best way to clean your screen [LCD]
by climbers Find A Grave has a listing for him--and 5.1 million other people. Includes the famous, and the not so famous....
last modified: 2008-12-01 22:44:28
by climbers »www.dysan.net/Stuff/10codes.php
last modified: 2004-02-06 13:25:35
last modified: 2004-02-18 06:02:49
Or DVDs for that matter? This gets tossed around lots in lots of forums since everybody uses them. The best answer: No, probably not. But...to be on the safe side it doesn't hurt to use the new, inexpensive, water-based markers made just for this purpose. There's also some evidence, although weak, that label-glue chemicals may affect CDs and DVDs.
last modified: 2004-02-10 01:32:07
(This comes from an old Ann Landers column in the Washington Post...written by Miriam Hamilton Keare.)
1. If you open it, close it.
2. If you turn it on, turn it off.
3. If you unlock it, lock it up.
4. If you break it, admit it.
5. If you can't fix it, call in someone who can.
6. If you borrow it, return it.
7. If you value it, take care of it.
8. If you make a mess, clean it up.
9. If you move it, put it back.
10. If it belongs to someone else, get permission to use it.
11. If you don't know how to operate it, leave it alone.
12. If it's none of your business, don't ask questions.
by climbers While words such doublet and triplet may be in common use, there are many additional terms to specify higher multiples of items. Here is a summary of the proper terms for 2-15 items of a kind.
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2 - doublet
3 - triplet
4 - quadruplet
5 - quintuplet
6 - sextuplet
7 - septuplet
8 - octuplet
9 - nonuplet
10 - decaplet
11 - undecaplet
12 - duodecaplet
13 - tridecaplets
14 - quadecaplets
15 - quindecaplet
Information summarized from data available at: »mypage.direct.ca/c/csamson/multiples.html
by overhill edited by climbers
last modified: 2004-02-13 16:24:33
Here is an excellent guide.
by JJ edited by The Chick "If anything can go wrong, it will."
last modified: 2006-08-10 21:31:31
The real, original Murphy's Law was different, as explained here: »www.edwards.af.mil/history/docs_···law.html
People have come up with a ton more. Links to some big collections:
by climbers It was suggested that I post these links here. Hope they are useful and maybe give someone an idea on a great meal.
last modified: 2004-11-01 14:44:35
It was suggested I post these links to the Kitchen / Food topic.
These are links to recipe sites as well as food shelf life details.
100 Top Cooking Sites
Canadian Living Magazine
Southern U.S. Cuisine
Epicurious - World's Greatest Recipe Collection
Earth Station 9 - Food and Drink
iChef Online Cookbook
Quaker Oatmeal Recipes
Recipe Source - CopyCat Recipes
Secret Restaurant Recipes
All Recipes - Salad Dressings
iChef - How To Repair Food
What Herbs Go Best with
A to Z of Spices
12 Things To Do with Baking Soda
Varieties of Chile Peppers
101 Tricks of the Trade
100's of Assorted Household Ideas and tips
The Cook's Thesaurus
Shelf Life of Food Storage
Shelf Life of Food Part 2
If you are a poor college student, and have some odd things in the fridge and cabinets, this might help:
Type the list of potential ingredients in google along with the word "recipes".
For instance, this list: recipes fruit cocktail cream cheese bananas
results in this: »www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&···+bananas
by Barbara Ann edited by climbers A4 is an ISO (International Organization for Standardization) paper format which is seeing increasing use in U.S. copiers and laser printers.
last modified: 2005-02-23 03:33:16
A4, and other ISO standard sizes are very well-explained here:
last modified: 2005-08-05 12:29:31
Instead of the long and complex equations (which can be found with your favorite search engine), here are a couple of calculators. They use the latest equations from the National Weather Service, so they may vary a little from older online calculators and tables.
Note: This Heat Index is on based shade temperatures and a wind speed of about 6 MPH. Standing in direct sunlight with no breeze can increase the Heat Index by 15° F or more!