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Q: GA Race II ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   9 Comments )
Subject: GA Race II
Category: Reference, Education and News > General Reference
Asked by: nelson-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 30 Nov 2006 08:53 PST
Expires: 30 Dec 2006 08:53 PST
Question ID: 787038
I can't think of any good questions.  Researchers are invited to
comment with a fascinating fact.  The first fact that I am unfamiliar
with wins the right to post the answer.

You may post only one fact to this thread.  You may not post facts
used in prior races.  Violation = disqualification.
Subject: Re: GA Race II
Answered By: journalist-ga on 30 Nov 2006 13:41 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
"This one goes to journalist."

Thanks, Nelson! I'm sure gonna miss this place.

Best regards,
nelson-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00
Thank you.

Subject: Re: GA Race II
From: till-ga on 30 Nov 2006 08:55 PST
Thereīs a vacuum between sun and earth, nobody will doubt about that. 
A vaccuum is a perfect isolator - thatīs why a vacuum is used in
thermoses to keep you coffee warm.
Well, why is it warm on earth then ? 
I will post the answer to this paradox sounding fact if my question wins. 


reposted from race part I
Subject: Re: GA Race II
From: omnivorous-ga on 30 Nov 2006 08:58 PST
Nelson --

You could try fascinating quotations?  I have a collection of bad
predictions but this one's a doozy:

"I will drink any drop of oil (found) west of the Mississippi" -- John
D. Archbold, executive at Standard Oil.

Source citation: "The Reckoning," David Halberstam, 1986

Best regards,

Subject: Re: GA Race II
From: journalist-ga on 30 Nov 2006 09:19 PST
A cat purrs at roughly the same velocity of idling diesel engine -
around 26 cycles per second.
Subject: Re: GA Race II
From: keystroke-ga on 30 Nov 2006 09:22 PST
Did you know...

that tulips were the center of such a craze in the Netherlands in the
1600s that many people sold their house for one tulip?

People sold their entire net worth for a few tulips, thinking that the
flower was so rare and beautiful that the price could never go down. 
At the peak, a tulip was equal value to an estate, and at the bottom,
it was the price of an onion.
Subject: Re: GA Race II
From: tlspiegel-ga on 30 Nov 2006 09:33 PST
Hi Nelson,

What a great question!   OK... did you know you can hypnotize a
chicken?  Here are the facts.  :)

How to Hypnotise a Chicken

Best regards,
Subject: Re: GA Race II
From: palitoy-ga on 30 Nov 2006 10:33 PST
It costs more to make the cardboard box that Shredded Wheat comes in
than it does to make the Shredded Wheat itself.
Subject: Re: GA Race II
From: elids-ga on 30 Nov 2006 10:36 PST
Not a researcher but here's a freebie.

Did you know that the fighting against colonial powers during the
American revolution started with the battle of Lexington and Concorde
on April 19, 1775 and that although widely believed by English
speaking people that the fighting in America ended with the defeat of
the British and the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1783, in reality
fighting for independence in America against colonial powers continued
for well over half a century until December 9, 1824. Finally ending
with the battle of Ayacucho that took place at the Pampa de La Quinua,
a few kilometers  from Ayacucho, in the Andean nation of Peru.
Subject: Re: GA Race II
From: nelson-ga on 30 Nov 2006 11:22 PST
This one goes to journalist.
Subject: Re: GA Race II
From: nelson-ga on 30 Nov 2006 11:34 PST
palitoy-ga, and the box tastes better, too.

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