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  • MTB-Idle
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    Glass is not a solid. it is actually a liquid

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    There are more tigers in captivity in Texas than wild in the rest of the world.

    in the entire U.S. maybe? a quick google suggests 5,000 in captivity in the US compared with just under 4,000 in the wild…still an astonishing thought though.

    johndoh
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    Brazil nuts are not nuts, they are seeds.
    Peanuts are not nuts, they are are legumes (as are peas).

    Cashew nuts are not nuts, they are seeds of the cashew apple.

    MTB-Idle
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    Britain has defeated every other country in the world.

    Okay, maybe some pseudo-facts here (or do we call them Alt facts now)

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYiOCctlPR0[/video]

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Glass is not a solid. it is actually a liquid

    I thought that was a myth? Old glass is thicker at the bottom due to an immature manufacturing process?

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    johndoh – Member
    Apologies if it’s been done but…
    Harry Shearer (Ned Flanders etc from The Simpsons) played Derek Smalls in Spinal Tap.

    I DID NOT KNOW THAT!

    The football shirt he’s wearing in the airport scene is a Shrewsbury Town top.

    Pyro
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    Glass is not a solid. it is actually a liquid

    I thought that was a myth? Old glass is thicker at the bottom due to an immature manufacturing process?[/quote]

    Think you’re right Cougar – paper back in 1996/97:
    http://www.edu-observatory.org/physics-faq/General/Glass/glass.html

    councilof10
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    There are more plastic flamingos in the world than real living flamingos.

    Not particularly amazing when you think there are more plastic dinosaurs on my desk than there are living dinosaurs in the entire world.

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    Glass is not a solid. it is actually a liquid

    Err – the link you quoted refutes this myth!

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    There are more plastic flamingos in the world than real living flamingos.

    My wife has been on at me to stop doing my flamingo impersonation. I had to put my foot down.

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