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    During the cold war, the B-36 was replaced by the B-47 and so aerodynamics waited another fifty years for the stealth bomber (B-35 and B-46 were Flying Wing and modified Flying Wing respectfully).

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    The lowest prime number greater than a googol is 10, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 267

    The greatest prime number less than a googol is 9, 999, 999, 999, 999, 999, 999, 999, 999, 999, 999, 999, 999, 999, 999, 999, 999, 999, 999, 999, 999, 999, 999, 999, 999, 999, 999, 999, 999, 999, 999, 999, 999, 203

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    Biologists discover that the male ostrich has erections just like any other bird ... they'd thought other wise, all these years.

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    This is one of the few places I can unleash and have fun with my O/C (and, hopefully, there are no galactic barbarians).

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    I have a fer-tile imagination.

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    The types: heilelburgensis, rhodesiensis and neanderthalsis are all said to be members of the order Homo sapiens. But, I've never seen, for example, the phrase Homo sapiens neanderthalsis.

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    Troglodytes are said to be people who always live in caves.

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    Tobacco acts as a medicinal herb when it's used in a poultice to ease pain and swelling from a wasp bite and when it's used to pack a wound to stop the bleeding.

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    Prior to making this one, I had 7! posts.
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    This makes my 2,401st post.

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    7!-1 is a prime number.

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    The speed of light changes with the medium through which it passes.

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    Thanks to a law enacted by Oliver Cromwell during the Interregnum, it is technically illegal to eat mince pies at Christmas in Britain.
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    "Occam" is the name of the alien race that will enslave us all eventually. And they've got razors for hands. I don't know if that's true but it seems like the simplest answer."

    Stephen Colbert.

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    A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time: 1/100th of a second.

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    If the authorities continue to criminalize ordinary human behavior, America will end the way Australia started: a nation of criminals.

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    Many of the popularly accepted details of the discovery of the Mary Celeste, such as food left on the table or kettles left on the stove, were actually invented by Arthur Conan Doyle in his fictionalised account of the event.
    "Occam" is the name of the alien race that will enslave us all eventually. And they've got razors for hands. I don't know if that's true but it seems like the simplest answer."

    Stephen Colbert.

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    I have a book of the collected Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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    Our Dear Leader has died.
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    I don't know of any documentation that says the early church celebrated Christmas.

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    Abner Doubleday did not invent baseball in the summer of 1839 in Cooperstown. At the time, he was a cadet at West Point. The term baseball was used as early as 1798* to refer to a stickball game played in England, more commonly known as "rounders".

    * Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
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    Dr Seuss's licence plate number was "GRINCH".
    "Occam" is the name of the alien race that will enslave us all eventually. And they've got razors for hands. I don't know if that's true but it seems like the simplest answer."

    Stephen Colbert.

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    Playing Headbandz with a child can take a very long time.
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    I never learned to play the flugelhorn.
    "I'm planning to live forever. So far, that's working perfectly." Steven Wright

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    I'm glad to hear that.
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    I was never a jet fighter plane pilot nor astronaut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salty View Post
    I was never a jet fighter plane pilot nor astronaut.
    I don't think I was either, but maybe I just forgot.
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    Swift!
    I have plagiarized your Rudolph the Red knows rain, dear piece onto two other forums.
    Thank you very much.

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    Mitochondrial DNA is a smaller strand of DNA inside the helix of DNA.

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    Y-chromosomal Adam lived roughly 58,000 years after Mitochondirial Eve; this does not imply, however, that he had sex with a 58,000 year-old woman.
    "Occam" is the name of the alien race that will enslave us all eventually. And they've got razors for hands. I don't know if that's true but it seems like the simplest answer."

    Stephen Colbert.

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    In my time zone, we're two hours and twenty two minutes away from next year.

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