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Posted by duddy   February 8, 2015   103943 views

I bet you've never seen this statue before. Neither had I until today. It's "The African Renaissance Monument" in Dakar, Senegal.

The monument stands at a height of approximately 49 meters (160 feet), including its base, making it one of the tallest statues globally. It was designed by Senegalese architect Pierre Goudiaby Atepa and was built by a North Korean company. The statue was inaugurated on April 4, 2010, during Senegal's 50th independence anniversary celebration, and symbolizes Africa's emergence from a history of colonization and oppression and its progress toward a brighter future. ...

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Posted by duddy   February 7, 2015   93447 views
Did you know red-heads have an evolutionary advantage in cloudy regions of the world, and they have a lower tolerance for pain than the rest of us?

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Posted by duddy   January 24, 2015   89684 views
Dead or depleted batteries, especially cylindrical ones like AA or AAA batteries, can exhibit a unique behavior known as "bouncing" when dropped from a short height. This phenomenon is primarily due to changes in the battery's internal chemistry and physical properties as it becomes discharged.

Inside a battery, there are chemical reactions that generate electrical energy. As a battery discharges and its chemical energy is depleted, its internal chemistry changes. One of the changes that occur is a reduction in the pressure of gases within the battery. This decrease in gas pressure can make the battery feel lighter, contributing to its bounce.

As a battery discharges, its internal components, such as the cathode, anode, and electrolyte, unde ...

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Interesting Slight Smile
Posted on Jan 24, 2015 by bio_man
Posted by duddy   January 24, 2015   74967 views

New research has found that prison erodes the brain due to a lack of stimulation - I could have told you that. But what's more interesting is how Peter Sunde, the co-founder of the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay, describes his experience (quote below), as he spent time in prison for aiding and abetting copyright crimes.

What is most difficult to cope with is the boredom, Sunde says. The days in prison merge into a grey mass, indistinguishable from each other. Sunde has trouble sleeping at night. “You become brain-dead in here,” he says. “A guy who has been here a long time said it best: what I miss most are new memories.”


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I bet he was aching to use the web during his time incarcerated.
Posted on Jan 24, 2015 by bio_man
I'd rather die than spend any time in jail. What's the point after you're in there, seriously? Time is ticking and there's nothing you can do about it!
Posted on Jan 26, 2015 by padre
I spent a couple of hours in a holding cell once, it was terribly boring.
Posted on Feb 28, 2015 by savio
Posted by duddy   December 8, 2014   70133 views

Every ship sails a mile a minute. A nautical mile is one minute of arc measured along any meridian. In other words, a nautical mile is based on the circumference of the planet Earth. If you were to cut the Earth in half at the equator, you could pick up one of the halves and look at the equator as a circle. You could divide that circle into 360 degrees. You could then divide a degree into 60 minutes. A minute of arc on the planet Earth is 1 nautical mile. This unit of measurement is used by all nations for air and sea travel. ...

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Still not getting it.

Someone break it down for me! Face with Stuck-out Tongue
Posted on Dec 8, 2014 by savio
Degree minute seconds...

A minute = 1 degree
A second = 60 minutes

#o # ' # ''
Posted on Jan 24, 2015 by bio_man
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