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4 hours ago, Mjolnir said:

so this is why a plane can take off from a stationary position on a treadmill?

No, but its why an aeroplane can take off from a ship; take a WW2 type, nominal take off speed was around 70 to 80 knts air speed. An aircraft carrier steams into wind at 20 knts, wind speed is 15 knts = 35 knts along the deck, WW2 fighter just needs to accelerate to ship deck speed of 45 knts to get to take off speed of 80 knts a/s

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12 hours ago, fredk said:

yes , although the air speed is the same, the ground speed is different; going A-B the ground speed is 90 knts, going from B-A the ground speed is 110 knts.

T'was one of the first basic questions at navigators classes  in RAF. Then it got more and more complicated; air pressure at various heights, different cross winds, fuel consumption of a Buccaneer S2B in lbs per minute. Got through it all.

Answer to Viking puzzle later...............maybe

Wait, when you say "yes", are you saying you WILL make up the time? If so, try again.

Jeff

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On ‎1‎/‎04‎/‎2018 at 6:14 AM, Mjolnir said:

what is the greatest book ever written by  Robert Heinlien?

'Time enough for love'.

'The cat who walk through walls' is a close second.

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Agree, ‘time enough for love’, but ‘Behold the Man’ (Michael Moorcock, not my fave writer), is apt for this time of year.

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OK silly one for now

In which state is it legal for a man to marry his widow's sister?

Harry

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I guess if you can be "gender fluid" these days, it's not a stretch to be "life fluid". 

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7 hours ago, hwinbermuda said:

OK silly one for now

In which state is it legal for a man to marry his widow's sister?

Harry

:crazy::rofl: that one gets em every time

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On 3/28/2018 at 7:19 PM, Mjolnir said:

Nice Hw!! 

In the US Soda is used for the catch all term for carbonated drinks in the state of Florida. Pop is the same thing in the northern states. Coke is the catch all for Tennessee. I also believe northerners use a hose pipe while I call mine a garden hose.

In my (admittedly imperfect) experience, "Pop" is a mid-western US thing.  Minnesota, Wisconsin, etc.  In the areas of Vermont and upstate New York where I lived, it was a "soda."  In the South, it's a "Coke" or a "Co-cola" (short for "Coca Cola").  Pop, pronounced "Pahp," always sounded so weird to me when I lived in St. Paul.

And why in the world would you use a hose instead of a straw? (Nyuk nyuk nyuk!)

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On 3/30/2018 at 0:44 PM, fredk said:

I'll give the answer to my Viking puzzle soon

fredk, how hard have you been laughing at how much time has been spent pondering your puzzle?

Think we'll figure it out in time?

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Fredk

I think your riddle answer is a bridge

But I have nothing to follow it with

Harry

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What is in my pocket?

 

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1 hour ago, Mjolnir said:

What is in my pocket?

 

In my experience, the answer to that is pretty much always lint.

- Bill

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What is in my pocket?

I've got the answer to that...myyy precious!! [gollum, gollum!]

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Buddha beer makes The Crudes” hilArious!

I have no concept of air speed questions. 197 is as fast as I’ve ever gone.

Podkayne of Mars, The Notebooks of Lazarus Long.

I agree, a bridge.

Great thread!

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Time to resurrect an old dead thread.

Post here those odd thoughts and wonderings which don't really need any answer. Or some silly thought

No serious stuff, OK? 

Just fun stuff

Like; how do they stop the chocolate bits in a muffin from melting when they bake the muffin in the oven?

 

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What hallucinogen does dallisgrass seed heads produce that makes cows stagger? 

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Why does a house burn down but everything in it burns up?

If olives need oil then why do they sell it in different bottles? Same with corn? 

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On 1/9/2022 at 1:36 AM, fredk said:

 

Like; how do they stop the chocolate bits in a muffin from melting when they bake the muffin in the oven?

They make bits especially for baking. They're more resistant to heat.

 

 

3 hours ago, chuck123wapati said:

Why does a house burn down but everything in it burns up?

House and contents are different unions.

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Ever think the hair on top of your head used to be inside your head? 

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On 1/13/2022 at 5:19 PM, 327fed said:

Ever think the hair on top of your head used to be inside your head? 

I don't know but the more i scratch my head the balder it gets and the more i scratch my butt the hairier it gets. I think I'm transplanting the seeds.

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If brick layers lay bricks, why don't plumbers lay plums ?

Where do words  and numbers go when they're not being used? 

5 hours ago, chuck123wapati said:

I don't know but the more i scratch my head the balder it gets and the more i scratch my butt the hairier it gets. I think I'm transplanting the seeds.

The bigger my belly gets, the smaller my d** gets  . Life can be so cruel !!! 

HS

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Why do we use Sham Poo to wash our hair?

Is Real Poo not as good or too expensive?

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5 hours ago, fredk said:

Is Real Poo not as good or too expensive?

The ladies love it I'm sure :blink: Make sure you use a conditioner. 

HS 

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Trivial trivia:  Borax kills rats. 

Had issues with rats invading chook pen  recently . 

No luck before with other remedies, , but today success x 3  :banana:

HS 

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