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    How to cut out a region from...
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    .. is just plain scary.
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    Even though I've seen it any number of times, today I read "End of Invention in Sight" as Invention of Sight.

    edit- I must be dyslexic today, I just had to correct my spelling of number from- munber.
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    Dapifo loses!
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    Will children born in 2012...

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    I read it as "Will children born in 2012 be noncryptic?" And the other side of my brain thought "Why should they be, no other children ever are!"
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    Quantum Graphity: bad joke? Not in fun-n-games...

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    What makes for a good female...
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    Miss Word 2012 - a Microsoft Office contest??!??

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    how to defend a new idea against a man with a banana

    (pointy sticks would be a rule violation)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    how to defend a new idea against a man with a banana

    (pointy sticks would be a rule violation)
    But didn't we already do the grapefruit?

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    TMI!
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    "What's your savant?"

    Misread as "What's your servant?"

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    Sea Ice as Sea Lice

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    I've read "Getting fly strip adhesive off of cat fur?" as "Getting flight strip adhesive off of cat fur?". I got this mental image of planes landing on emergency runways covered with glue to allow for very short runways. Then I realized my mistake.
    With sufficient thrust, water towers fly just fine.

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    I keep reading the forum "Coder Talk" (under Open Source Projects) as "Cobber Talk" (cobber, as in the Australian slang term for mate or friend)
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    Could cheerful ferrets be...

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    I glanced at this and thought it said "Could cheerful ferrets be toasted?

    Depending on how you interpret the last word, the ferrets would either be uncheerful, or very cheerful indeed...
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    Everytime I see the Q&A thread title Slow Space Travel I think "why, is space travel going too fast?".
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    Not a thread title, but I saw a headline in which a bunch of people were killed by Spanish food. They were actually killed by a Spanish flood.
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    "Curious surface operations" ... Try-before-you-buy plastic surgery ops?

    Quote Originally Posted by Coelacanth View Post
    Not a thread title, but I saw a headline in which a bunch of people were killed by Spanish food. They were actually killed by a Spanish flood.
    I've almost been killed by Spanish food on Tenerife. Food poisoning... It did cause what might be called a Spanish flood, which I won't get into (haha).
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    Not a thread title, but a comment:

    publiusr (ESA’s Big Cargo Ship Departs from the Space Station)
    Zvezda BTW was going to be the core block of Mir II before becoming an ISS segment.
    I read that as pregnant. I thought, "Who is Zvezda? She's a pregnant cosmonaut??"

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    Red Bottles You've Miss-thread

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    Better odds for panspermia?

    Read as Butter odds for panspermia?

    (Not because of my username; been thinking of butter on saltine crackers)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    Better odds for panspermia?
    I read it correctly, but every time I think, "Hmm, double the probability of a zero probability event..."

    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    Read as Butter odds for panspermia?

    (Not because of my username; been thinking of butter on saltine crackers)
    Hmm, butter on saltine crackers. (Drool.)

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    I've always thought that the word "panspermia" is a funny sounding word. I think it would be fun to ask people, who didn't know it, what it meant.
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    "An alternate way to the Moon"

    I read this and think of some fellow on the side of a country road giving directions to the Moon: "OK, you're going to head down this side-road about 15,000 kilometers till you come to this old red barn. Make a left there and keep going till you pass the crick..."
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    "why do so many people want to be immoral?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solfe View Post
    "why do so many people want to be immoral?"
    For the same reason they want to be "immortal" - its more fun than the alternatives.
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    Two threads next to each other:

    "Decoding women"
    "Ask Gillianren"
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    The last post doesn't rhyme.
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    faster than SOL = time travel? -> faster than SQL = time travel?

    Well I thought it was funny even if nobody else does.

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