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Old 2020-10-10, 20:17   #23
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There is nothing in the definition of a continent that qualifies Europe as a separate continent from Asia. Its border has been shifting East continually and is currently the Caspian-Sea which is in fact a lake.
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Old 2020-10-10, 20:23   #24
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Did you know that Pete Rose has 4256 hits and is NOT in the hall of fame?
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Old 2020-10-10, 22:40   #25
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Auschwitz was the German name given to the Polish town called Oswiencim.


Freshly cut glass is the sharpest thing known.


Typhoon is the name of any cyclone in the Pacific.


A triangle can be divided into two triangles whose area sums to the area of the original triangle.


EDIT : not sure if the triangle has to be right angled or not.

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Old 2020-10-10, 22:50   #26
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This is for facts not speculations.
That was the second such post to this thread by the same user. I had unapproved the first one. Following guidance kindly supplied by a more experienced moderator, who subsequently moved it to another thread, I have moved the second one to the same thread.
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Old 2020-10-10, 23:17   #27
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I didn't remember the number of hits, but I knew that, his major league baseball achievements notwithstanding, he is not in the Hall of Fame

That is because on August 24, 1989, Baseball Commissioner Bart Giamotti banned Pete Rose from baseball for life, because he had been betting on games.

Another interesting fact: One week later, on September 1, 1989, Baseball Commissioner Bart Giamotti died of a heart attack.
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Old 2020-10-10, 23:40   #28
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No.

Read what I posted: "even if you survived the thermal radiation".
Yes, which places what you posted firmly in the realm of speculation, not fact. The least you could do is give a plausible means of surviving the prevailing conditions before the core collapse supernova commenced.

I'm also not sure of the sequence of events when the supernova commences. Photons created by the reactions which create the neutrinos might be delayed by all the stuff in their way, while the neutrinos would go merrily zipping off into the ether. So, I'm not sure whether the blast of neutrinos might not hit you before the blast of EM.
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Old 2020-10-11, 00:46   #29
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Russia stretches across both Europe and Asia, the only nation doesn't abide by the global continental alignments for its mainland territories.
Turkey has mainland territories in Europe and Asia. As does Kazakhstan. Egypt has territory in Africa and Asia. Panama is on both North America and South America.

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Typhoon is the name of any cyclone in the Pacific.
If it is in the area near North America it is a Hurricane. There have been hurricanes that were in the Atlantic and moved into the Pacific and vice versa.
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Old 2020-10-11, 02:04   #30
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Turkey has mainland territories in Europe and Asia. As does Kazakhstan. Egypt has territory in Africa and Asia. Panama is on both North America and South America.
Referenced post moved to same thread as other non-fact posts to this thread by same user. That makes four so far.
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Old 2020-10-11, 02:12   #31
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1 femtosecond has the same ratio to 1 second as 1 second does to 31675 millennia.

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Old 2020-10-11, 05:52   #32
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We account for over one-third of the weight of mammals on Earth.

A further 60% are the animals we raise to eat.

The rest, from mice to whales, make up just 4%.

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The distance from the earth to the moon is enough to fit all of the other planets in the solar system (together).

There are almost 1 million known asteroids. Yet their total mass is less than that of the moon.
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