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    Quote Originally Posted by FarmMarsNow View Post
    Diet Pepsi has improved CERN's accuracy by 10%.
    Actually that's 11.5%

    It also improves Hubble's accuracy by 14%.

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    The Hubble Telescope could make a profit if it spent 1% of its time photographing celebrities' swimming pools and selling the pictures to the tabloids.

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    Hershey's Kisses were invented when Milton Hershey wanted to make chocolate chips and mistook centimeters for inches in the European chocolate chip machine design.

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    Excalibur was so named because due to its magic properties, size didn't matter.

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    In a few years when the ice caps are melted, the Florida Manatee will be called the Georgia Manatee.

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    Old toilets don't flush in New York City, because New York City has whales in its deepest and oldest sewers.

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    Cheesecake was originally called Curdlecake.

    But that didn't make it too saleable, so it was renamed "cheesecake."

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    The Cheesecake Factory introducing assembly line methodology has allowed the mass production of desserts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    Cheesecake was originally called Curdlecake.

    But that didn't make it too saleable, so it was renamed "cheesecake."
    No whey!
    So many bugs, so little time.

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    Pie got its name because philosophers used to eat it while arguing about whether pi or e is the more important transcendental number. Since it's not call epi, we know who won.

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    Pie got its name from some exasperated housewife circa 1546, who tired of her husband discussing mathematics at the dinner table. She threw it at him, said "Here's your pi/e!!"

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    epi - pi = 20

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    The Spanish Armada was actually on its way to invade Denmark but turned back when it thought the cliffs of Dover were an iceberg and accidentally intercepted the English fleet who thought the Spanish were marauding Vikings. The naval battle was a mistake.

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    A ton of radioactive quarters is safer than a jar full of escaping radioactive hamsters, because you can spend the quarters but you can't spend the hamsters.

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    Someone wearing braces who hooks wires to them and chews on aluminum foil can generate enough electricity to power an iPad.

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    Hamsters were used as a form of currency in settlements in Asia Minor around the 9th century AD.
    At night the stars put on a show for free (Carole King)

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    Hamsters got their name due to their resemblance to tiny furry pigs.

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    Meteorites got their name because religious rites used to be performed in their craters.

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    Meteorites can get you full citizenship in highly superstitious societies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FarmMarsNow View Post
    Meteorites can get you full citizenship in highly superstitious societies.
    Just a general thank you for your many posts that put a smile on my face.

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    You are welcome, I'm sure?

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    A space rock is called a meteoroid in space, a meteor in the atmosphere, a meteorite in the ground, and a meteoripple when it lands in the water.

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    Next time starcanuck64 shows up I'm giving them a piece of my mind!

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    When you give your opinion silently, it is commonly called "giving someone a piece of your mime".
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    Mime hunting in California. Regulations may differ in other states.

    (a) Season: The mime season shall open on the third Saturday in August and extend for 23 consecutive days. There is no open season for taking mime with bow and arrow in the balance of the state.
    (b) Bag and Possession Limit: One adult mime per hunting license year. Cubs (mini-mimes) and female accompanied by cubs may not be taken. (Cubs are defined as mimes less than one year of age or mimes weighing less than 50 pounds.)
    (c) The use of dogs is prohibited during the archery season for mimes.
    (d) Bait. No feed, bait, invisible boxes or other materials capable of attracting a mime to a feeding/performing area shall be placed or used for the purpose of taking or pursuing a mime. No mime shall be taken over such bait. No person may take a mime within a 400 yard radius of a garbage dump or street faire.

    Remember hunters...a mime is a terrible thing to waste. Please hunt ethically and dress your take in the same manner. All parts of the mime should be used. Report your take at the nearest hunter inspection station as soon as possible. The Department of Fish and Wildlife will be running random check stations on highways running through known mime habitat. Possession and/or transportation of an un-reported mime kill may be punishable by fines, imprisonment or 100 hours of enforced mime-observation.
    So many bugs, so little time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FarmMarsNow View Post
    Next time starcanuck64 shows up I'm giving them a piece of my mind!
    starcanuck64 is a long period comet that won't show up again until 3026.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABR. View Post
    (d) Bait. No feed, bait, invisible boxes or other materials capable of attracting a mime to a feeding/performing area shall be placed or used for the purpose of taking or pursuing a mime. No mime shall be taken over such bait. No person may take a mime within a 400 yard radius of a garbage dump or street faire.
    That didn't make me laugh.

    I find it easiest to catch mimes when they are moving against invisible huricane force winds.

    A "mime meme" is "an idea, behavior or style that spreads within mime culture". The invisible box is one of the earliest mime memes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    I find it easiest to catch mimes when they are moving against invisible huricane force winds.
    Mimes perform this routine so that everyone knows it's windy.
    So many bugs, so little time.

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    There are dozens of snowmobiles racing past the house as I type this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABR. View Post
    Mimes perform this routine so that everyone knows it's windy.
    Official song of the International Association of Mimes.
    At night the stars put on a show for free (Carole King)

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