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If you died with braces on would they take them off?

Why do mattresses have designs on them when they're always covered with sheets?

If a singer sings their own song during a karaoke party, is it considered karaoke?

If conjoined twins participate in sports, do they count as one or two players?

Why is shampoo clear but conditioner not?

Do cows have calf muscles?

How come French fries are not considered a vegetable, they are just deep fried potatoes?

Do babies produce more spit than adults?

Why do they say "an alarm going off," if it is really going on?

Why do you go “back and forth” to town if you really must go forth before you go back?

Why does shaped macaroni taste better than the normal kind?

Why is vanilla ice cream white when vanilla extract is brown?

Why can't you get a tan on your palms?

If you're sick for one week and on one of those days they had to cancel school because of snow, do you have to make up that day in June?

Why do dogs sniff other dog’s bottoms to say hello, why don’t they just bark in their face or something?

Why do companies offer you "free gifts?" Since when has a gift NOT been
free?

If something "goes without saying," why do people still say it?

You know the expression, "Don't quit your day job?" Well what do you say to
people that work nights?

Why do you get in trouble for blocking an exit when you're standing in the doorway? In case of an emergency, wouldn't you run out, too, therefore NOT blocking the exit?

Why is it when some products you have to turn it upside down to read the directions, and the directions say do not turn upside down?

Why is a square meal served on round plates?

Why is the 0 on a phone after 1 and not before 1?

Which way does a compass point in space?

Why are people allowed to put naked statues outside but why can't we run outside naked?

Why do all superheroes wear spandex?

If mars had earthquakes would they be called marsquakes?


Just the new ones from Crazythoughts.com. Huge list on there if you feel like more of them.
 
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If you died with braces on would they take them off?
This is dependent on whether or not you are being cremated. If you are, then yes, they take them off. The same goes for pacemakers and metal screws in bones and such. The metal can damage the grinders and pacemakers will actually explode due to the heat inside the retort.
 
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Okay, here's the ones I know-

Shampoo is not always clear. There are 800 #$#)*^@# kinds of shampoo in all colors of the rainbow. I think guy's shampoo is clear because guys really don't care what their shampoo looks like.

French fries are a vegetable, just not a healthy one.

Babies just aren't good at swallowing their spit. That, or they just don't care.

Vanilla ice cream is really a very very light brown (sort of a cream), and that's only when it's made with real vanilla. I'm sure that artifical vanilla flavor is clear and doesn't color the ice cream.

You can tan your palms. It's just that they're not usually in the sun too much.

Yes, because they'd probably have finals on the day you're making up.

Dogs have scent glands near the base of their tail that convey information to other dogs. Pheremones and all.

I think the compass would spin aimlessly.

Sometimes the English language has idioms, and we should all just get used to them.

Erin B.
 
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Actually, the compass would point towards the nearest/strongest gravitational pole. For example, if you were in space over the north pole, the part marked "N" would point toward it.
 
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I was thinking space like outside of the solar system space, not in orbit around the earth space. I figured at some point the needle wouldn't be able to pick up the gravitational field anymore.

Erin B.
 
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Gravity is everywhere, so even if in deep space, provided the compass is not continually jostled, it would eventually point toward the gravitational field with the highest proximity : gravitational strength ratio, whatever that happens to be.
 

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Hmm, I thought the compass worked via magnetic fields, not gravitational fields. A compass actually points to 'magnetic north', and not always truly the physical north pole.

So in outer space a compass would align along the strongest magnetic field and point towards the equivalent of the 'north' end of the dipolar field.

But heck, this isn't funny any longer, now is it? :rolleyes:
 
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You know what? You're right. I put gravitational where I should have put magnetic. Doh. *slaps forehead*
 

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That's OK..... ;)

As a penalty, answer this question where gravity will have a bearing:

You have taken your hunting rifle into outer space with you and decide to have target practice for the first time. You set a target out at 200 yards from your ship, because you had it exactly zeroed in to hit the X-ring at that distance at home. How should you adjust your sites for shooting in space with no gravity?
 
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Well, assuming that there was a part of space which is not affected by gravity, leaving the scope as is would cause the bullet to impact higher than where you are targeting, so the scope would have to adjusted up (I don't know the proper terminology).
 
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Erk... I shouldn't post after work anymore... 'gravitational field'. Duh.
I second Uffern's answer to the bonus question, though. The bullet would travel in a straight line in space. Also, you wouldn't have to wear ear protection, 'cause there's no sound waves in a vacuum.

Erin B.

The all too recent product of a public school education
 
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