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Impossible questions

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by alleyallen, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    And George Bush is responsible for all of them[/FenianBastard]
  2. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Not the full list; they cut it so it wouldn't jump.
  3. DisembodiedOwlHead

    DisembodiedOwlHead Active Member

    And then turned it into a pie chart.
  4. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Why can't people figure out how to properly use the quote function?
  5. CradleRobber

    CradleRobber Active Member

    I doubt it would be wise to buy one on a sportswriter's salary, but you can get digital gas gauges.
  6. ARD

    ARD Member

    Snopes.com disagrees: http://www.snopes.com/science/coriolis.asp
    Q: I've been told that water goes down a sink in one direction in the Northern Hemisphere and in the opposite direction in the Southern Hemisphere. Is that true?
    A: No! The origin of this myth comes from applying a scientific principle to a situation where it does not fit. The Coriolis deflection causes cyclonic systems to rotate counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere. It was inevitable that someone would suggest (without checking) that a sink should drain in a similar manner.
    However, a cyclone is more than 1000 kilometers in diameter and may exist for several days. By contrast, a typical sink is less than a meter in diameter and drains in a matter of seconds. On this scale, the Coriolis force is miniscule. Therefore, the shape of the sink and how level it is has more to do with the direction of water flow than the Coriolis force.
  7. Dirk Legume

    Dirk Legume Active Member

    If 7/11 is open 24 hours, why do they have locks on the doors?

    Why, if we send stuff over land it's a shipment, and if we send it by sea, it's cargo?
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