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    Chick Fila's been snorting too much moon dust...

    Chick Fil-a, the best darn chicken fast food place around, gives out edu-ma-cational toys with kids' meals. Currently, our local franchise is giving out little planet displays with trivia question cards.

    I found to be particularly annoying. It went something like this:

    Due to the Moon's low atmospheric pressure, how much would a person weighing 60 pounds on Earth way on the moon?

    The multiple choices included 10 pounds.


    Now since when does atmospheric pressure determine weight?


    A card for Pluto asked what planet number it was from the Sun. My wife argued with me when I said it alternates from 8 and 9.

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    #-o Can't these marketing people do anything right?

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    Re: Chick Fila's been snorting too much moon dust...

    Quote Originally Posted by CMartin
    Now since when does atmospheric pressure determine weight?
    I guess, if the pressure is so high that the density of the gas exceeds the density of the body, the body starts to float...

    Harald ;-)

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    Re: Chick Fila's been snorting too much moon dust...

    Quote Originally Posted by CMartin
    A card for Pluto asked what planet number it was from the Sun. My wife argued with me when I said it alternates from 8 and 9.
    If you want to irritate her, tell her it's not even a planet.

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    A card for Pluto asked what planet number it was from the Sun. My wife argued with me when I said it alternates from 8 and 9.
    Shouldn't be hard to find something on the Internet to support you on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjparme
    Shouldn't be hard to find something on the Internet to support you on this.
    I remind everyone that there is a website attached to this bulletin board.

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    There's an internet? I thought it was just this board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glom
    There's an internet? I thought it was just this board.
    No internet, just this board and the website attached to it... Oh wait, #-o

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    And we wonder why the "go to the Bad Astronomy website" link appeared at the top of the board today...

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    Chic-Fil-A is, as it turns out, owned and run by what one might call a "fundamentalist" Christian person/organization. I'll go check at my local CFA, but I expect their commitment to hard science is less than avid.

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    It's a chicken place. Science to them is nothing.

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    Re: Chick Fila's been snorting too much moon dust...

    Quote Originally Posted by CMartin
    I found to be particularly annoying. It went something like this:

    Due to the Moon's low atmospheric pressure, how much would a person weighing 60 pounds on Earth way on the moon?
    I'm going to need some verification on this. Did they really say "way"?
    A card for Pluto asked what planet number it was from the Sun. My wife argued with me when I said it alternates from 8 and 9.
    It is now nine.

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    Chic-Fil-A is, as it turns out, owned and run by what one might call a "fundamentalist" Christian person/organization.
    Oh great. Can't wait for their "Evolution" series. :roll:

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    Wonderful.

    You know, it always annoys me when kids are given complete **, since they almost always believe it... No one else seems to give a damn, though.

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    :-k #-o

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    Sounds like the trivia question I found in the "Trivia for Dummies" game at our local coffee shop:

    How many moons does Mars have?

    Ans: 3

    um... huh?

    We actually took a pen and corrected it.

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    Well, it IS for "dummies" :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Betenoire
    Well, it IS for "dummies" :-D
    That started my day with a laugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Betenoire
    Chic-Fil-A is, as it turns out, owned and run by what one might call a "fundamentalist" Christian person/organization. I'll go check at my local CFA, but I expect their commitment to hard science is less than avid.
    I grew up in the town of Jonesboro, GA - the home of Truett Cathy, the creator of Chik-Fil-A. He is a Southern Baptist, very fundamentalist. I've heard stories that I can't verify, so I won't repeat them, but I've been to his church. 8)

    That said, he makes the best chicken on the planet as far as I'm concerned.

    As for the marketing materials - they were probably written by those cows that think chicken is spelled chiken.

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    Absolutely, the chicken's great. I just wouldn't want to do anything else to support him.

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