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  1. Nadnitram

    Nadnitram Senior Stratmaster

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    Who decided to conduct this study? I mean, how does that come about?

    I'm interested in some of the isolated blue areas -- Afghanistan, Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, French Guiana, Yemen. Makes me think there is some sort of social or governmental ban.

    I'm also interested in what I think is Bhutan, an isolated area of pink among the green.
     
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    https://www.gislounge.com/map-of-heavy-metal-bands-by-country-per-capita/
     
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    Why do these results seem to match the "World Happiness Report"?
     
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    Ralph Lauren was born Ralph Lipshitz to middle class Jewish parents in the Bronx in 1939.

    He was a salesman for Brooks Brothers before convincing Beau Brummel to stake him for his own line of neckties.

    That initial $30,000 was the start of what would become his fashion empire.

    His personal wealth is $72 billion making him the richest man in America.
     
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    The Voder was the worlds first voice electronic synthesizer. In 1939 Homer Dudley working at Bell Telephone Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey began to publicly demonstrate the Voder, the first electronic device that could generate continuous human speech electronically.



    The Voder was designed for the 1939 World Fair in New York as a showcase of the advanced work being done at Bell Laboratories. It was a manually operated system requiring training, ten finger, two foot paddles, a knee leaver and arm switch to generate sounds. The sounds quality actually was better than most voice synthesizers all the way up to the late 1990s.
     
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    jaybones Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Epaulet sharks are able to use their pectoral fins to make their way beetween coral heads at low tide.

    For this reason as well as their ability to survive without oxygen they are called walking sharks.
     
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    April Fool's Day came about when the calender was switched to the Julian Calender (named for Julius Ceaser). Before that the New Year came in the spring.

    People who continued to celebrate the new year on the old calender were called fools.

    Or April Fools.
     
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    On this date in 1865 Robert E. Lee surrendered Confederate Forces to the Union at Apamatox Courthouse ending the Civil War- the costliest in loss of life to the United States of America.
     
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    On this date in 1970 The Beatles announced their breakup.
     
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    On this date in 1945 FDR died in Warm Springs, Georgia.
     
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    If you purchase 50 Lotto tickets each & every week, you will (should?) win the jackpot about once every 5,000 years.

    Thus If you bought your first tickets about the time the Egyptians were building the pyramids you will (should) win the big one soon, i.e. within the next 100 years.
     
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    Today, in 1970, Apollo 13's oxygen tank exploded negating America's last mission to the moon.
     
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    On this day in 1865 Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Lincoln was attending a performance of Our American Cousin at Ford's Theater when he was shot in the back of the head.
     
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    Bowmap I nose a thang or two. Gold Member

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    I think somebody is channeling Paul Harvey. And that ain't bad.
     
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    Page two.
     
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    The reason the British assigned international color is British Racing Green stems from an early 1900's Grand Prix.

    Public road racing was banned in England, but not in Ireland. The decision was made to run the race there, and as a tribute to the host country they painted their Grand Prix cars green.
     
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    April 15th 1912 the Titanic struck an iceberg and sunk.
     
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    And now you know the rest of the story. :p ;)

    :) :) :)
     
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    The phrase learning the ropes goes back to sailing days.

    New sailors were said to be learning the ropes, literally.

    Also from those days, officers would have ropes sewn onto the tops of their caps so the men firing muskets down from the crow's nests would know who they were.

    And not shoot- was considered bad form to target officers specifically. If a cannon ball did them in, or they drowned when their ship was sunk out from under them that was fine- all's fair in war.

    But to have a sharpshooter pick them off deliberately was ungentlemanly.
     
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    CATS HAVE A THIRD EYELID (like Mr. Spock!)

    The inner eyelid of a cat is called a palpebra tertia. As an inner membrane, it plays an important role in eye health by removing debris and distributing moisture. It’s also thought to have helped protect the cat’s eye from tall grass or prey in the wild.

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    Don't look at me!
     
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