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« Reply #1050 on: 16/04/2010 22:46:31 »
It was a remote controlled bale of hay. :P
 

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« Reply #1051 on: 16/04/2010 22:50:15 »
On the other end of the five metre ropes is a parachute and the horse is about to land on the bale. Or maybe it's a bungee jumping horse.
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« Reply #1052 on: 16/04/2010 22:57:48 »
Or....

The five meter rope gives the horse a 10 metre diameter, easily allowing him to travel six meters to get to the bail (ie the bale of hay is 1 metre beyond the anchor point of the rope).

 

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« Reply #1053 on: 16/04/2010 23:23:31 »
I know. I know.

The horse is a race horse and so has a silly name. He shares his field with another race horse called A Bale of Hay who, fortunately, isn't tied and is free to wander where he pleases.
 

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« Reply #1054 on: 16/04/2010 23:36:17 »
What about if the horse lives on a really, really tiny planet, so small that the horse can walk right round the planet on his 5 metre rope and creep up on the other side of the bale? In fact the planet would be so small that it would have virtually no gravity so the rope is probably there to stop the horse from floating off into space. Of course the bale of hay would have to be glued to the ground for the same reason.

Am I getting close?
 
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« Reply #1055 on: 16/04/2010 23:47:39 »
A horse is tied to a five meter rope, six meters away from it was a bail of hay. Without breaking the rope, the horse was able to get to the bail of hay. How is this possible? ;)

Omid's lying to save herself from prosecution. The horse is now dead and Omid is in prison for animal cruelty. Naughty Omid. Tsk tsk.
 

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« Reply #1056 on: 17/04/2010 00:01:46 »
The horse is a seahorse. It's tied up because it's friday night and there's bugger else to do and why the hell should he have to justify his sexual preferences to you anyway. And eventually the bale of hay will float right past him.
 
 

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« Reply #1057 on: 17/04/2010 13:27:08 »
Or, all of the above?
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After all, isn't it always a measure of probabilities, according to the Copenhagen interpretation?
If so we will have to weight each one of your suggestion to Feynman's many paths scenario. And if we now assume a spherical horse? Superpositioned by our friend haybale, who now is superimposed as a real hayebale too? Well, that explains it.

Doesn't it?
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Maybe we should wait on Omid's definition too.
As stringent as can be please..

Begining, (let me give that little scientific nudge.)
"If we assume a spherical horse.."
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« Reply #1058 on: 18/04/2010 04:23:05 »
Well, wouldn't it be hard to get a "bail" of hay - at least one that the horse will eat. I'm thinking that a 'Bale' would appear far more tasty to the horse at any rate.
 

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« Reply #1059 on: 18/04/2010 11:38:19 »
It's a little known secret that Prisoner B38546 Laura Kelly, presently of the Auckland Region Women's Corrections Facility, is an expert on bail. If only you could have given them a bunch of hay for your last bail. Eh, Laura?  ;)
 


 

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« Reply #1060 on: 18/04/2010 14:59:59 »
As the warden here I have to say that I'm upset by you both. So up set that I'm actually in fear of losing my balance. Now, if only I could find where I put it?
But correct me if I'm wrong.

Can horses get out on bail?

That would explain the rope.
Being untied I mean
 

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« Reply #1061 on: 18/04/2010 19:59:16 »
I don't think he would get bail because he is a sex offender. First he was Dobbin the Horse. Then he was Muffin the Mule.

I hope you find your balance, yor_on. I once couldn't find my wife's G Spot. Eventually it turned up down the back of the settee with a load of loose change. I bet that's where your balance has got to.

(I bet no-one outside of the UK recognises the references to Dobbin and Muffin, who were childrens' characters from about the 1950s).
 

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« Reply #1062 on: 18/04/2010 21:31:10 »
Settee?
A small sofa right?

I seem to remember some writer discussing that? A sofa stuck in the stairs sort of, not possible to move away? And not possible to have been carried to there either.

Yes, I see what you mean, that settee is quite famous, all over the world :)
And, it's yours then? Wonder what more one could find there?
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Ah yes, Douglas Adams?
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« Reply #1063 on: 18/04/2010 21:41:33 »
Yes, by 'settee' I mean 'sofa'.


Wonder what more one could find there?


I'd like to say that the G Spots of many women have been found using my settee but, alas, it is not true!
 
 

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« Reply #1064 on: 19/04/2010 18:26:57 »
That statement is almost certainly grammatically incorrect too.

Compare these two sentences "The  B-list celebrity was found using cocaine" and "The G spot was found using the sofa".
It's an odd image you portray there.
Did you mean "The G spot of many women ... while they were using...". (And I'm not sure if that should be spots)
 

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« Reply #1065 on: 19/04/2010 19:04:42 »
Compare these two sentences "The  B-list celebrity was found using cocaine" and "The G spot was found using the sofa".

There are three possible interpretations of the phrase in bold ...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1079895/The-amazing-pictures-giant-spider-eating-bird.html


1. Big spider eats a bird.
2. Big bird eats spiders.
3. Bird eats giant spiders.

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« Reply #1066 on: 19/04/2010 19:23:20 »
Yes, yes, thank you B.C. and RD. I'll try to be more precise with my articulation of G Spots in future. (Now there's a sentence I didn't think I'd be writing when I got up this morning!)

And what do you think their collective noun should be? Perhaps an ecstasy of G Spots?

My wife has just suggested a 'neglect' of G Spots. What you trying to say, Love?
 
 
 

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« Reply #1067 on: 19/04/2010 19:51:04 »

(I bet no-one outside of the UK recognises the references to Dobbin and Muffin, who were childrens' characters from about the 1950s).


Here comes Muffin, Muffin the mule.

But who was Spotty?
 

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« Reply #1068 on: 19/04/2010 20:01:54 »

(I bet no-one outside of the UK recognises the references to Dobbin and Muffin, who were childrens' characters from about the 1950s).


Here comes Muffin, Muffin the mule.

But who was Spotty?
Most of us when we were teenagers.
What in dalmation did you need to ask that for?
 

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« Reply #1069 on: 19/04/2010 20:50:35 »

But who was Spotty?

Most of us when we were teenagers.
What in dalmation did you need to ask that for?

Spot on! You seem to have spotted my error. I'll revise that.

"But who wasn't Spotty?"
 

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« Reply #1070 on: 20/04/2010 10:23:04 »
Hi Guys,

Great thread for general knowledge.Can any one tell me which is the longest 5 minutes?

Thanks
Mark.
 

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« Reply #1071 on: 20/04/2010 12:26:58 »
The ones I can't have?
 

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« Reply #1072 on: 20/04/2010 23:00:52 »
Hi Guys,

Great thread for general knowledge.Can any one tell me which is the longest 5 minutes?

Thanks
Mark.

No. But I know how long an ono second is.
 

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« Reply #1073 on: 21/04/2010 06:38:05 »
Someone forgot to tie the other end?

Thank you Yor_on :)

A mother gave birth to twin boys, but they were born in different years and on different days. And no, the boys are not part of 2 sets. How can this be possible? ;)
 

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« Reply #1074 on: 21/04/2010 10:31:28 »
Thank you Yor_on :)

Boo. Hiss. Fix.

Yor_on must've given omid a backhander to get his answer accepted. I'm sure the bondage seahorse one was correct.
 
 

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