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Old 2020-06-26, 10:13   #3895
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That could be awkward if they were both the left shoe of a pair.
True but, nonetheless, the delivery time for two pairs of shoes is still the longer of the two times, not their sum.

Let us assume that it take 2 days for delivery from Spain to Scotland, 3 days from Spain to The Netherlands, and 2 days from Scotland to either Spain or the Netherlands. Nick receives two left shoes after 2 days and the right shoes a day later. If the shipping company had amalgamated the order in Spain Nick would have had to wait 5 days; if it went via Scotland he woulkd have waited 4 days. By being in possession of two left shoes for a day he obtained two pairs of shoes at least a day earlier than than the alternatives.

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Old 2020-06-28, 02:11   #3896
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Incredible lightning activity! This storm had so much lightning, it appeared constantly lit.
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Old 2020-07-05, 09:35   #3897
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On this day 5 July 1687, Sir Isaac Newton finally completed printing the manuscript for his work Principia Mathematica, introducing three laws of motion and considered to be one of the most important works in the history of science. Follow the link to see a digital version: https://archive.org/stream/newtonspm...e/n99/mode/2up

Edit: quoted from ESA European space history

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Old 2020-07-08, 11:56   #3898
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Old 2020-07-13, 16:25   #3899
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On this day 5 July 1687, Sir Isaac Newton finally completed printing the manuscript for his work Principia Mathematica
I met my other half on July 5th, 1984, and we were together ever since...
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Old 2020-07-13, 17:29   #3900
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An ossifrage has been seen flying over the UK.

No reports yet on whether or not it is squeamish.
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Old 2020-07-13, 17:50   #3901
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I met my other half on July 5th, 1984, and we were together ever since...
I feel sorry for your other half...lol
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Old 2020-07-13, 18:29   #3902
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I feel sorry for your other half...lol
Yeah, me too.. (kind of...) haha. But otoh, she stood up to me for so long, and put up with all my craziness... so I also feel a bit proud for her...
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Old 2020-07-13, 18:32   #3903
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Yeah, me too.. (kind of...) haha. But otoh, she stood up to me for so long, and put up with all my craziness... so I also feel a bit proud for her...
She is a champion.
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Old 2020-07-19, 20:31   #3904
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I feel sorry for your other half...lol
Hey, for all we know his other half is also the kind of person whose friends (only half-)jokingly say "I feel sorry for your other half" to. :)
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Old 2020-07-24, 14:26   #3905
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The Valley of the Cheese of the Dead

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