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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Post by lunchstealer » 21 Feb 2019, 14:30

Mo wrote:
21 Feb 2019, 05:13
Pham Nuwen wrote:
20 Feb 2019, 20:47
GUYS!! THERE IS SUCH A THING AS A SPACE LAWYER AND I AM VERY UPSET AT THE AMERICAN EDUCATION SYSTEM FOR NEVER TELLING ME WHEN I WAS YOUNGER!!!!

http://www.astronomy.com/news/2019/02/t ... tage-sites
Is that what elite practitioners of bird law graduate to?
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Post by Pham Nuwen » 21 Feb 2019, 15:02

thoreau wrote:
20 Feb 2019, 20:54
Pham Nuwen wrote:
20 Feb 2019, 20:47
GUYS!! THERE IS SUCH A THING AS A SPACE LAWYER AND I AM VERY UPSET AT THE AMERICAN EDUCATION SYSTEM FOR NEVER TELLING ME WHEN I WAS YOUNGER!!!!

http://www.astronomy.com/news/2019/02/t ... tage-sites
You know what Space Force needs? A militery space lawyer. Who will be sent on a journey to a distant star system.
John: We practice Martian Law during emergencies.
Alien: I'm looking at your database. Do you mean martial law?
John: No. Martian Law.
Alien: I'm not seeing that as a thing in your database. Perhaps
John: It's during emergencies. It's why you don't see it.
Alien: But it states here that during emergencies martial law can be declared.
John: Well that's wrong. I'm a military loier. You are simply confused.
Alien: I think you simply misspoke.
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Post by Hugh Akston » 21 Feb 2019, 19:22

Needs more childish namecalling, but that's basically right.
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Post by Aresen » 21 Feb 2019, 19:27

Hugh Akston wrote:
21 Feb 2019, 19:22
Needs more childish namecalling, but that's basically right.
And a little more argument from authority.
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Post by Kolohe » 28 Apr 2019, 19:03

ah, yes, 'rises like Olympus above the Serengeti' does make a lot more sense than 'rises like a Memphis above the Serengeti'.
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 28 Apr 2019, 19:09

tr0g wrote:
21 Feb 2019, 10:32
Mo wrote:
21 Feb 2019, 05:13
Pham Nuwen wrote:
20 Feb 2019, 20:47
GUYS!! THERE IS SUCH A THING AS A SPACE LAWYER AND I AM VERY UPSET AT THE AMERICAN EDUCATION SYSTEM FOR NEVER TELLING ME WHEN I WAS YOUNGER!!!!

http://www.astronomy.com/news/2019/02/t ... tage-sites
Is that what elite practitioners of bird law graduate to?
No, elite bird lawyers become alien bird lawyers. They can tell you all about bird law on Mars and suchlike.
Sadly, space lawyers do not practice in space. Worse yet, neither do the rest of us. In space, no one can hear your billable fee structure.

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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Post by JD » 29 Apr 2019, 13:10

This is not something from a horror movie or a heavy metal album cover; there are actually several breeds of "polycerate", or multi-horned, sheep, and it even occurs in cattle sometimes:

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob_sheep
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polycerate
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Post by Aresen » 29 Apr 2019, 15:06

JD wrote:
29 Apr 2019, 13:10
This is not something from a horror movie or a heavy metal album cover; there are actually several breeds of "polycerate", or multi-horned, sheep, and it even occurs in cattle sometimes:

Image

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob_sheep
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polycerate
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Post by Jennifer » 18 May 2019, 03:25

From the QI Twitter feed: "Any steel used in Geiger counters must be from before 1945 so that it isn't contaminated with radiation from nuclear weapons. One of the primary sources for such steel is sunken ships from World War 2."
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Post by Eric the .5b » 18 May 2019, 04:59

Jennifer wrote:
18 May 2019, 03:25
From the QI Twitter feed: "Any steel used in Geiger counters must be from before 1945 so that it isn't contaminated with radiation from nuclear weapons. One of the primary sources for such steel is sunken ships from World War 2."
"Pre-atomic"/"low background" steel also gets used in radiology equipment for that reason.
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