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Re: The Random Facts Thread
« Reply #75 on: July 14, 2019, 06:42:58 am »
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Re: The Random Facts Thread
« Reply #76 on: July 17, 2019, 06:14:51 pm »
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Cheetahs are incapable of roaring. Instead, they communicate through purring and chirping.
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Re: The Random Facts Thread
« Reply #77 on: August 21, 2019, 09:06:32 pm »
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A peacock mantis shrimp can sucker punch its prey with 160 pounds (72.5kgs) of force, with the equivalent speed and energy of a .22 caliber bullet. This is so fast, it creates a superheated bubble of water that - when it bursts - can literally break apart its prey's shell and organs. The mantis shrimp doesn't even need to touch an unfortunate crab to kill it. Brutal.
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Re: The Random Facts Thread
« Reply #78 on: August 21, 2019, 09:39:31 pm »
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A peacock mantis shrimp can sucker punch its prey with 160 pounds (72.5kgs) of force, with the equivalent speed and energy of a .22 caliber bullet. This is so fast, it creates a superheated bubble of water that - when it bursts - can literally break apart its prey's shell and organs. The mantis shrimp doesn't even need to touch an unfortunate crab to kill it. Brutal.

We focused too much on crabs eating limpets with different shell thicknesses and spire heights for me to feel very sorry for the crab.

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Re: The Random Facts Thread
« Reply #79 on: August 26, 2019, 03:52:02 pm »
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The Australian Magpie is also called the Flute Bird and the Piping Roller due to its melodious warble.
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Re: The Random Facts Thread
« Reply #80 on: August 26, 2019, 05:19:23 pm »
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some animal facts  :-*
elephants cant jump
happy dogs wag their tails to the right and sad dogs wag it to the left
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Re: The Random Facts Thread
« Reply #81 on: September 04, 2019, 05:00:47 pm »
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Some extremely random facts:
- A flock of crows is known as a murder.
- So far, two diseases have successfully been eradicated: smallpox and rinderpest.
- Heart attacks are more likely to happen on a Monday.

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Re: The Random Facts Thread
« Reply #82 on: September 04, 2019, 06:47:46 pm »
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Heart attacks are more likely to happen on a Monday.
i wonder why that is. is it simply coincidence or is it perhaps the stress of mondays have a physical effect on humanity as a whole
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Re: The Random Facts Thread
« Reply #83 on: September 05, 2019, 05:19:28 pm »
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i wonder why that is. is it simply coincidence or is it perhaps the stress of mondays have a physical effect on humanity as a whole
According to this: https://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/14/health/14real.html (old) article:

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heart attacks follow a pattern during the week. They occur at their lowest rates on weekends, jump significantly on Mondays, then drop again on Tuesdays

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It found that the risk of a heart attack was about 20 percent greater on Mondays for adult men, and 15 percent greater for adult women.

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problems might be linked to heavier drinking over the weekend.

Other studies have also found the Monday effect among retirees — who presumably do not have to worry about overbearing bosses and heavy workloads.

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Re: The Random Facts Thread
« Reply #84 on: September 05, 2019, 06:17:48 pm »
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According to this: https://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/14/health/14real.html (old) article:

This is more of a trick than a random fact but now I will be able to guess your age:

1. Choose a number between 1 to 9. Any.

2. Double that number from step 1 and add it to 5.

3. Multiply your new total by 50.

3. Add this number (from step 3) to 1769 (if you celebrated your birthday this year) else 1768.

4. Subtract your birth year (e.g. 2004) from your value that you got in step 3.

5. The first number of the final three digit value is the number you chose. The last two digits are your age.

Is it pretty cool??

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Re: The Random Facts Thread
« Reply #85 on: September 05, 2019, 06:38:04 pm »
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Re: The Random Facts Thread
« Reply #86 on: September 05, 2019, 06:47:35 pm »
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This is more of a trick than a random fact but now I will be able to guess your age:

1. Choose a number between 1 to 9. Any.

2. Double that number from step 1 and add it to 5.

3. Multiply your new total by 50.

3. Add this number (from step 3) to 1769 (if you celebrated your birthday this year) else 1768.

4. Subtract your birth year (e.g. 2004) from your value that you got in step 3.

5. The first number of the final three digit value is the number you chose. The last two digits are your age.

Is it pretty cool??
1. Start with the number \(n\), where \(n\) is an integer between 1 and 9 (inclusive).

2. New number: \(2n+5\)

3. New number: \(100n + 250\)

4. I'll use 1769 since I have celebrated my birthday. New number: \(100n + 2019\). (Suspicious.)

5. My birth year is 1998. New number: \(100n + 21\).

6. Well the digits of the number are now \(n\), \(2\) and \(1\). So that worked out nicely.

So explanation: That number between 1 and 9 was secretly left untouched since step 3. It just bubbled its way from the units digit to the 100's digit because we literally multiplied it by 100 along the way. Every other operation from there only changed the trailing number.

The trailing number made its way up to a 4-digit number once we added 1769, which was an intentionally rigged choice. This automatically made 2019 appear.

And of course, 2019 (this year) - year of birth = age.

Rule of thumb: Math is more fun when you hide the algebra going on behind the scenes

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Re: The Random Facts Thread
« Reply #87 on: September 05, 2019, 07:02:48 pm »
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1. Start with the number \(n\), where \(n\) is an integer between 1 and 9 (inclusive).

2. New number: \(2n+5\)

3. New number: \(100n + 250\)

4. I'll use 1769 since I have celebrated my birthday. New number: \(100n + 2019\). (Suspicious.)

5. My birth year is 1998. New number: \(100n + 21\).

6. Well the digits of the number are now \(n\), \(2\) and \(1\). So that worked out nicely.

So explanation: That number between 1 and 9 was secretly left untouched since step 3. It just bubbled its way from the units digit to the 100's digit because we literally multiplied it by 100 along the way. Every other operation from there only changed the trailing number.

The trailing number made its way up to a 4-digit number once we added 1769, which was an intentionally rigged choice. This automatically made 2019 appear.

And of course, 2019 (this year) - year of birth = age.

Rule of thumb: Math is more fun when you hide the algebra going on behind the scenes
Great job! I was thinking of showing my "secret" in case someone was to ask the maths behind it, but surely I never realised that it would be revealed this quickly :)

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Re: The Random Facts Thread
« Reply #88 on: September 05, 2019, 07:21:28 pm »
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1. Start with the number \(n\), where \(n\) is an integer between 1 and 9 (inclusive).

2. New number: \(2n+5\)

3. New number: \(100n + 250\)

4. I'll use 1769 since I have celebrated my birthday. New number: \(100n + 2019\). (Suspicious.)

5. My birth year is 1998. New number: \(100n + 21\).

6. Well the digits of the number are now \(n\), \(2\) and \(1\). So that worked out nicely.

So explanation: That number between 1 and 9 was secretly left untouched since step 3. It just bubbled its way from the units digit to the 100's digit because we literally multiplied it by 100 along the way. Every other operation from there only changed the trailing number.

The trailing number made its way up to a 4-digit number once we added 1769, which was an intentionally rigged choice. This automatically made 2019 appear.

And of course, 2019 (this year) - year of birth = age.

Rule of thumb: Math is more fun when you hide the algebra going on behind the scenes

I prefer to think of it as magic.

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Re: The Random Facts Thread
« Reply #89 on: September 24, 2019, 07:08:17 pm »
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Mantis shrimps can punch with the force of a bullet. They have one of the fastest and the most powerful punches in nature.
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