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« Reply #25 on: 22/08/2009 17:29:06 »
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Did you know that old German copies list iodine as Jod with the symbol J?

Yes. The Danes copied the Germans example. Today the symbol is I, but 'Jod' has still been kept as its name.
 

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« Reply #26 on: 22/08/2009 20:08:49 »
Did you know that most of carrots are orange coloured because of the Dutch (carrots exist in other colours, as white, violet, red, black)?
 

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« Reply #27 on: 23/08/2009 06:49:33 »
Did you know that "Q" doesn't apear in the periodic table?
Just wait 'til we get Uuq...
 

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« Reply #28 on: 23/08/2009 10:12:15 »
Did you know that "Q" doesn't apear in the periodic table?
Just wait 'til we get Uuq...

Q used to be on the Periodic table. It was element 104 (Unq - Unnilquadium), but was renamed Rutherfordium (in the honour of Ernest Rutherford) and is now symbolized by Rf. So depending on which periodic table you use, Q might actually appear :) My periodic table from the Navy has it written as Unq.
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« Reply #29 on: 23/08/2009 21:18:36 »
Did you know there is no proper name for the back of the knees?

(Reg Smeeton)

(in memoriam Vivian Stanshall and John Peel)
 

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« Reply #30 on: 23/08/2009 22:23:08 »
Did you know the smallest bird is a Hummingbird?
 

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« Reply #31 on: 23/08/2009 22:33:20 »
Did you know? Carrot cannot make your eyes clear.
It's just hoax. British lied to the world if they can fight (war) in the dark night because of their "rabbit eyes". They told if they can made their eyes clear and brighten. Whereas, it's just a radar technology.
 

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« Reply #32 on: 24/08/2009 08:44:34 »
Did you know the hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth was 58 degrees celcius?
 

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« Reply #33 on: 24/08/2009 14:43:33 »
Did you know that some Native American Tribes truly believed that they were dreaming when they were awake, and that the true reality manifested itself in their dreams.
 

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« Reply #34 on: 24/08/2009 14:45:02 »
Did you know people once believed Earth was flat? :D
 

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« Reply #35 on: 24/08/2009 14:56:01 »
Did you know that global Oxygen levels are significantly higher during the northern hemisphere's summer months due to thawing of the Siberian Taiga forest?

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Did you know that 1/3 of all the trees has it's roots in the Siberian Taiga forest?
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« Reply #36 on: 24/08/2009 15:26:30 »
Did you know the hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth was 58 degrees celcius?
Whilst (I think) I know what you mean, the statement is clearly cobblers...  My thermometer goes much higher :P
 

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« Reply #37 on: 24/08/2009 15:46:35 »
Did you know the hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth was 58 degrees celcius?
Whilst (I think) I know what you mean, the statement is clearly cobblers...  My thermometer goes much higher :P

You leave it in the sun or what? :D
 

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« Reply #38 on: 24/08/2009 16:04:10 »
Did you know the hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth was 58 degrees celcius?
Whilst (I think) I know what you mean, the statement is clearly cobblers...  My thermometer goes much higher :P
Even the one inside of my car... Of course these cases don't count.
 

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« Reply #39 on: 24/08/2009 16:12:36 »
Did you know the hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth was 58 degrees celcius?
Whilst (I think) I know what you mean, the statement is clearly cobblers...  My thermometer goes much higher :P
Even the one inside of my car... Of course these cases don't count.

They are like gigantic ovens if you leave your car in the sun. You can practically warm up your coffee on it (perhaps an idea for Kitchen Science).
 

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« Reply #40 on: 24/08/2009 17:47:53 »
The temperature of lava recorded on at the surface of Kkilauea on Hawaii is 1150 C
(My thermometer does not go thathigh!)
 

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« Reply #41 on: 24/08/2009 19:30:47 »
Did you know there is no proper name for the back of the knees?

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(in memoriam Vivian Stanshall and John Peel)

Oh yes there is.
Popliteal.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popliteal

The next question is why did someone feel the need to invent a word for the back of the knee?
 

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« Reply #42 on: 24/08/2009 19:59:40 »
Did you know "gullible" is not in the dictionary?
 

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« Reply #43 on: 24/08/2009 21:37:30 »
And cleanliness is next to godliness in the same dictionary.
 

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« Reply #44 on: 24/08/2009 21:39:53 »
Did you know that if the sun went out it would take us about 8 seconds to see that it had gone. I'm sure other things would alert us first.
 

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« Reply #45 on: 24/08/2009 22:01:40 »
Did you know that photons never age? (I think!)
 

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« Reply #46 on: 25/08/2009 02:50:45 »
Did you know it's impossible to guarantee that an asynchronous binary input to a synchronous system will always be interpreted as either a "one" or a "zero".

(Think about it the next time you get on a fly-by-wire aircraft.)  :o
 

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« Reply #47 on: 25/08/2009 08:10:32 »
Did you know there is a species of Japanese bees that defend themselves against intruding wasps by laying on them and vibrating?
This increases the temperature locally to a point that's too much to handle for the wasp, but just not high enough for the bees themselves
 

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« Reply #48 on: 25/08/2009 10:55:22 »
Did you know there is a species of Japanese bees that defend themselves against intruding wasps by laying on them and vibrating?
This increases the temperature locally to a point that's too much to handle for the wasp, but just not high enough for the bees themselves

I think I have seen that. Is it the hornet that invade and try to kill the bees? Im' sure the programme that it was on was showing that the 'natural' bees, had learnt this defence mechanism, but the honey bees who were brought in to help with the orchards did not know how to combat the hornet and were slaughtered.
 

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« Reply #49 on: 25/08/2009 11:00:07 »
Yup that's correct Mrs. H.

Did you know Hebrew (the language) has no numbers?
 

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