Intriguing questions

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08 Aug 23

This is the thread for intriguing questions.

08 Aug 23

Lines of longitude essentially correspond to intervals of time with 15° for each hour, national borders and other variations notwithstanding.

But lines of longitude meet at the poles, so what time is it at the north and south poles?

08 Aug 23

Cold o'clock

08 Aug 23
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@fmf said
Lines of longitude essentially correspond to intervals of time with 15° for each hour, national borders and other variations notwithstanding.

But lines of longitude meet at the poles, so what time is it at the north and south poles?
I wondered this myself when I was a young man. Since longitude lines intersect at the poles, and the time zones follow suit, there is no true zone there. They use whatever time zone they want. I heard many use GMT.

08 Aug 23

@fmf said
This is the thread for intriguing questions.
What is the subtle difference in meaning between flammable and inflammable?

08 Aug 23

They have indestructible black boxes on airplanes; so why can't they make the whole airplane out of the same substance?

Starmer is a liar
08 Aug 23
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@fmf said
Lines of longitude essentially correspond to intervals of time with 15° for each hour, national borders and other variations notwithstanding.

But lines of longitude meet at the poles, so what time is it at the north and south poles?
It’s always 15 degrees between the lines of longitude and it’s aways 1 hour of earth’s rotational time between them no matter if you’re standing on the equator or at the North Pole.

08 Aug 23
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@fmf said
What is the subtle difference in meaning between flammable and inflammable?
Flammable measures it will burn, like wood or paper. Inflamabke means it's some type of volatile, explosive, incendiary etc substance.

College knowledge still intact.

Starmer is a liar
08 Aug 23
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@fmf said
They have indestructible black boxes on airplanes; so why can't they make the whole airplane out of the same substance?
Each Black Box is essentially a mini TARDIS and it is grown not built. It’s indestructibility comes from its power source which is a miniature, artificially created black hole called an Eye of Harmony. The protective field of the Eye of Harmony only extends to the outer surface of the Black Box. Airplanes on the other hand are built not grown, and they are made of aluminium (or aloominum in the US) which is not indestructible.

Editors note: there is a loosely associated connection between harmony within the aircraft cabin and its tendency not to crash, this is why rowdy passengers get duffed up and removed. The miniature “black hole” within the cabin is the toilet, and it is a place when some measure of lone harmony can be sought away from the other passengers.

08 Aug 23

How can Count Dante be the deadliest man alive if he's dead?

Jack Torrance
08 Aug 23

@divegeester said
It’s always 15 degrees between the lines of longitude and it’s aways 1 hour of earth’s rotational time between them no matter if you’re standing on the equator or at the North Pole.
China are 12 hours ahead of the US so why didn't they warn them about 9/11?

Über-Nerd
08 Aug 23
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@fmf said
They have indestructible black boxes on airplanes; so why can't they make the whole airplane out of the same substance?
It would be much heavier, so much so that the required engine power and fuel to get it aloft wouldn't pay off. Moreover, all that armor plate would only protect the airplane, not the passengers.

08 Aug 23

No intriguing question, just something I would like to have an answer to:

How is it possible for species to recognize each other, animals don't have mirrors so how come they know what they are and what others are?

08 Aug 23

@torunn said
No intriguing question, just something I would like to have an answer to:

How is it possible for species to recognize each other, animals don't have mirrors so how come they know what they are and what others are?
They grow up among their own species. Even if many of them wouldn't really recognise "he's the same as I", they will recognise "he's the same as my family".

08 Aug 23
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@shallow-blue said
They grow up among their own species. Even if many of them wouldn't really recognise "he's the same as I", they will recognise "he's the same as my family".
If an animal is taken care of by humans from birth or very early age, if/when released into the free, don't they know what group of animals to join?

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