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Q: GA Race IV ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   8 Comments )
Subject: GA Race IV
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: nelson-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 30 Nov 2006 14:00 PST
Expires: 30 Dec 2006 14:00 PST
Question ID: 787234
Tell me anything interesting that has not yet been posted in a prior GA Race.

Clarification of Question by nelson-ga on 30 Nov 2006 17:07 PST
UTC for Pete's sake?

Clarification of Question by nelson-ga on 01 Dec 2006 05:09 PST
This one goes to Tutuzdad.  Journalist, I did know that fact, which is interesting.

(No comments?  At least we can post clarifications.)
Subject: Re: GA Race IV
Answered By: tutuzdad-ga on 01 Dec 2006 06:24 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Thanks again Nelson. I think I'm beginning to get past the initial
"Kumbaya" stage so lest I become too sentimental all over again I'll
simply say "Thanks".

Take care;
nelson-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00

Subject: Re: GA Race IV
From: journalist-ga on 30 Nov 2006 14:08 PST
Nelson, thanks for making this last question posting day such fun!

Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.
Subject: Re: GA Race IV
From: tutuzdad-ga on 30 Nov 2006 14:11 PST
Google, before getting it's current goofy name, was originally called "BackRub"
Subject: Re: GA Race IV
From: omnivorous-ga on 30 Nov 2006 14:28 PST
Though Ernest Hemingway was a former newspaper reporter and always had
a typewriter at hand, he wrote all of his fiction (and non-fiction)
books longhand on onionskin while standing up at a chest-high

His Paris Review interview from 1958 was done by George Plimpton --
Paris Review
Subject: Re: GA Race IV
From: pafalafa-ga on 30 Nov 2006 14:38 PST
And (with kudos to the peanut gallery), the average human being has
only one testicle.
Subject: Re: GA Race IV
From: sublime1-ga on 30 Nov 2006 16:19 PST
"4% of the 225 richest men's wealth could provide for entire globe:
 basic education, basic health care, adequate food, clean water and
 safe sewers."
Subject: Re: GA Race IV
From: bobbie7-ga on 30 Nov 2006 20:23 PST
Another peanut related fact :-)

"270 million pounds of Jif are consumed in the U.S. each year. That's
enough to make 2 billion peanut butter sandwiches, or to spread a
football field with a layer 55 feet thick!"
Subject: Re: GA Race IV
From: mother911-ga on 30 Nov 2006 20:47 PST
The X10 Company
X10 Power Line Carrier (PLC) technology was invented and patented in
the late 1970s by an engineering firm named PICO Electronics,
headquarted in the UK. The PICO engineers subsequently relocated to
Hicksville, New York and continued with their efforts to develop a
method of remote control of "record players" using existing electrical
power lines to send the control signals. They had already tried and
abandoned 9 different experiments and were working on Experiment 10
when they had their breakthrough, hence the term X10, which has been
used to describe the signaling technique. The X10 team subsequently
named their new home automation company X10 USA, and relocated to
Closter, New Jersey.

The X10 Story
Smart Home Systems
Subject: Re: GA Race IV
From: jackburton-ga on 01 Dec 2006 00:54 PST
Some species of Horned Lizards squirt blood from their eyes when
attacked, especially by canine predators such as foxes and coyotes.
"A Mexican common name for horned lizards is "torito de la Virgen" or
the Virgin's little bull. This name apparently was given to the
lizards both because of their horns and because horned lizards are
sacred to many people due to their blood squirting behaviors,
otherwise considered weeping tears of blood."

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