What blew your mind today

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Re: What Blew Your Mind Today?

Postby thehairyone » Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:08 pm

We're 64% oxygen, by mass.
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Re: What Blew Your Mind Today?

Postby Moonburp » Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:44 pm

thehairyone wrote:We're 64% oxygen, by mass.

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Re: What Blew Your Mind Today?

Postby JamieH » Fri Apr 10, 2015 4:40 pm

Went and met a few people yesterday, was somebody there that I had apparently met before but I couldn't remember who they were. After about an hour of sitting outside the pub with them all I realized who they were, a guy Cliff who used to play in a load of local bands but is now Amy.

Obviously I don't have a problem with them now referring to themselves as a she or anything, it just blew my mind when I figured it out.

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Re: What Blew Your Mind Today?

Postby NeglectedField » Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:22 pm

The sky outside is the most amazing shade of blue. I love it.

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Re: What Blew Your Mind Today?

Postby MetalBeast » Sun May 03, 2015 2:57 pm

The cake on the cover of Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones was made by none other than Delia Smith (before she was famous).

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Re: What Blew Your Mind Today?

Postby Gandalf the Red » Sun May 03, 2015 3:08 pm

I thought everybody knew that. :P
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Re: What Blew Your Mind Today?

Postby NeglectedField » Thu May 21, 2015 8:03 pm

My colleague did that DNA Ancestry thing because she wanted to know why it was she was so tanned and had such thick dark hair, yet her parents were lighter than her and didn't know of any recent non-English/Irish ancestry. We thought that maybe it'd turn out she had some Mediterranean like Greek or something, turns out she's like 20% African, namely the Cameroon/Gabon/Congo sort of area. She hasn't broken it to her mum yet.

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Re: What Blew Your Mind Today?

Postby Fjar » Thu May 21, 2015 8:13 pm

NeglectedField wrote:My colleague did that DNA Ancestry thing because she wanted to know why it was she was so tanned and had such thick dark hair, yet her parents were lighter than her and didn't know of any recent non-English/Irish ancestry. We thought that maybe it'd turn out she had some Mediterranean like Greek or something, turns out she's like 20% African, namely the Cameroon/Gabon/Congo sort of area. She hasn't broken it to her mum yet.


20%? So one grandparent, or maybe two great-grandparents at a push?
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Re: What Blew Your Mind Today?

Postby NeglectedField » Thu May 21, 2015 8:20 pm

Yeah. Much higher than the British average.

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Re: What Blew Your Mind Today?

Postby peypea » Fri May 22, 2015 12:33 pm

Daamn, I wanna try that. Being Polish I've probably got some of everywhere in Europe though :P too bad it's a hundred quid.
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Re: What Blew Your Mind Today?

Postby Gandalf the Red » Sat May 23, 2015 11:47 am

Wait until one of the universities are doing research. Then it's free. :lol:
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Re: What Blew Your Mind Today?

Postby Tet » Sat May 30, 2015 8:03 pm

peypea wrote:Being Polish I've probably got some of everywhere in Europe though

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That'll depend on where in Poland your family is from. I looked into this a while back. In the north, there are nordic influences from trading and intermingling with the Scandihoovians. In the east, there are Lithuanian, Ukrainian and other Slavic traits, probably left over from the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. In the west, there is surprisingly little German influence. In the south, possibly in part due to the mountainous terrain, there hasn't been that much cross contamination since the height of the Holy Roman Empire. My family's from the south, so I'm in the latter group.

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Re: What Blew Your Mind Today?

Postby nihility00 » Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:44 am

This blew my mind today. Fuck me!

I've felt the pressure wave of an IED go off but I can't imagine from an explosion measured at 21 tons of TNT :o

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Re: What Blew Your Mind Today?

Postby thehairyone » Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:47 pm

I think it blew the minds of quite a few people nearby...
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Re: What Blew Your Mind Today?

Postby Jim » Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:00 am

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