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apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Apr 28, 2012 - 10:08pm PT
This thread is rapidly losing its fun-factor.
~kief~

Trad climber
state of Awakening
Apr 28, 2012 - 10:12pm PT
You are simply a statistic.... craving a mindless diversion

Credit: ~kief~
jogill

climber
Colorado
Apr 28, 2012 - 10:33pm PT
46, 59, 61, 78, 82, ??



The next one is 84. Can you determine the one after that?


;>)
~kief~

Trad climber
state of Awakening
Apr 28, 2012 - 10:33pm PT
666...sorry,if you were hoping for kittens
Credit: ~kief~
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 28, 2012 - 10:48pm PT
According to the Association of American Railroads, a freight train uses only 1 gallon of diesel fuel to move a ton of freight 436 miles.

Yo kief,

Why don't you start the American gloom thread?

Or the great awakening thread?

Here's a pair of perky breasts to make you feel better!

( * )( * )

ME Climb

climber
Behind the Orange Curtain
Apr 28, 2012 - 11:21pm PT
This one is for RLF

What does "taser" stand for?












Thomas A Swift Electric Raygun

Eric
~kief~

Trad climber
state of Awakening
Apr 28, 2012 - 11:55pm PT
survival,Sorry i jacked ur thread,i know,i am full of gloom :^(
Kittens will help
Credit: ~kief~
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 28, 2012 - 11:56pm PT
BWA HA HA hahahaaaa!!!
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Apr 28, 2012 - 11:57pm PT
Here is a fun fact: a Caucasian males penis is exactly 1/6th of the length of his arm minus the thickness of his left eyelid.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
merced, california
Apr 29, 2012 - 12:46am PT
Fires move how fast?

If you've traveled Hwy 41 into the South Entrance to Yosemite, you know where Oakhurst is and maybe Deadwood Mtn, at the south end of the valley where that town is located (junction of Hwy 49). Miami Mtn has a fire look-out tower, and is at the north end of the valley (historically known as Fresno Flats).

In July,1961, the Harlow Fire, "one of the fastest-moving fires in California history," burned from the Miami look-out to the base of Deadwood Mtn's north side in nine minutes. That is, more or less, about the equivalent distance from Pohono Bridge into Tenaya Canyon below Half Dome.

Then the fire got to the top of Deadwood in seventeen seconds.

It burned 42,000 acres in 2.5 days, made an 18,000 acre run in two hours.

If you have a good map you can plot a straight line from Miami to Deadwood. The fire did not deviate; it went point to point, just missing Oakhurst.

It wasn't fun. That's a fact.

No kittens were burned up, though.

And what happened to Papeete and Nova Scotia, eh?
~kief~

Trad climber
state of Awakening
Apr 29, 2012 - 01:20am PT
ok,got one for ya survival

There were 112 deaths associated with the construction hoover dam. Included in that total was J. G. Tierney, a surveyor who drowned on December 20, 1922, while looking for an ideal spot for the dam. He is generally counted as the first man to die in the construction of Hoover Dam. His son, Patrick W. Tierney, was the last man to die working on the dam's construction,
13 years to the day later.

thats strange.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
merced, california
Apr 29, 2012 - 01:49am PT
The most famous quote from the Sherlock Holmes canon is

"Elementary, my dear Watson."

Yet the truth of the matter is that although Holmes uttered both "elementary" and "my dear Watson" on several occasions, not once did he do so together.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Apr 29, 2012 - 02:03am PT
Yep.

And Captain Kirk never said "Beam me up Scotty"
mouse from merced

Trad climber
merced, california
Apr 29, 2012 - 02:55am PT
Who will bite on this subject?

There are how many species of poisonous snakes indigenous to North America?

Oddly, there are no "poisonous snakes" native to our continent.

However, there are "venomous snakes" aplenty. Four species, including a various number of sub-species.

What are the common names of these four venomous species? Match them to the following three scientific names.

1) Crotalus
2) Micrurus and Micruroides
3) Agkistrodon

Answers downhill from here. Watch your step!



































1) Rattlesnake
2) Coral snake
3) Cottonmouth and Copperhead
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Apr 29, 2012 - 03:03am PT
Lehman Bros.
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-compensation-20120427,0,6481155.story
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Apr 29, 2012 - 03:20am PT
"As recently as 1999, a Gallup poll reported that forty-seven per cent of Americans believe that God created the human race within the last 10.000 years. Stephen Hawking notes in A Brief History of Time that a date of 10.000 years fits curiously well with the end of the last Ice Age, which is when archeologists tell us that civilization really began."
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Apr 29, 2012 - 03:32am PT
"Modern map makers can make huge mistakes: in the early nineteenth century, with American-British relations under extreme stress, the United States erected two fortresses beyond Lake Erie, at the huge cost (for the time) of USD 113.000. In October 1818 after six years work, astronomers carrying out a boundary survey discovered that the border was three-quarters of a mile to the south - both forts had been erected in Canada".
mouse from merced

Trad climber
merced, california
Apr 29, 2012 - 03:48am PT
The National Conservation Good Turn of 1954

The Boy Scouts of America carried out around 135,000 different unit conservation projects, spent over 561,000 hours at them, and worked approximately 23,400 man-days.

Locally, in 1961-62, the "pack of howling fools" (as their sainted Scoutmaster, Willis Stribling called them) of Troop 98, supported by the Kiwanis and Stribling's Nurseries, collected over 2,000 two-pound empty coffee cans to plant seedling red-buds along Highway 140, mostly in the Merced River canyon. Look at how they have thrived. Jeff Mathis and myself were two of those howling fools. Yer welcome, travelers. They are in flower now but are fading fast in the heat.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
merced, california
Apr 29, 2012 - 08:19am PT
Locker, tough luck about your nose in the bolting thread. :)



"We'll see about that." "Whattaya, a wise guy?"

"Hey, that's an insult."

"I got sick of the dough and thought I'd go on the loaf."

"A victim of coicumstance!"



How many actors starred as one of the Three Stooges over the course of their film career?






































"Speak to me kid, say somethin'. C'mon, please say somethin'!" "Somethin."
































1) Moe Howard
2) Larry Fine
3) Curly Howard
4) Shemp Howard
5) Joe Besser
6) Joe DeRita


"Nyuk-Nyuk-Nyuk."
MH2

climber
Apr 29, 2012 - 11:19am PT
I suspect that few minds are as crammed full of whatnot as the mind of Mr. Frank Key.

For example, in connection to the OP he tells us that news of the Wright brothers' flight first appeared in print in Gleanings in Bee Culture.

Fun, strange, and interesting? I think so. Also a bit disturbing. As if a hyper-intelligent alien or an omnivorous super-computer were trying to encompass human reality. Perhaps to save it from destruction.

**Instructions for the proper care of ostriches in captivity. Street map of Skegness. Photo of a duck escaped from Rouen. Pig brain diagram. Bootlace aglet comparisons. Lopped Pol Pot poptart. Torn and rent stuff. Widow’s buttons. Tips on bell ringing. Sandwich paste reviews. Drawing of ghost. Railway station smudge. Voltage statistics. Unsullied napkin from a remote canteen. Gunshot punctures. Drool from a pauper. Old Halob’s hat measurements. Imaginary portrait of Tecwen Whittock. Muggletonian dinner menu. Fatal microbes. Winnipeg pumpkineer’s cravat knot schema. Potter’s duffel bag toggle analysis. Starling feathers. Stalin brooch. Desiccated plum pulp. Rubberised atomic sackcloth scrap. Latch. Pins. Bolt. Set of amazing stains. Devotional card of St Abodwo, arguably the patron saint of monkeys. Periodic table of the crumplements. Gravy recipe. Tabulation of Orwellian egg count. Snapshot of Schubert’s grave. Mezzotint of Schubert’s boot. Handwritten screed of gibberish. Lock of Pontiff’s hair. Gummy ick. Definitions of flotsam and jetsam and plankton and krill and lemon meringue pie. The dust of death. The dewdrops of doom. Pointless scribblings.
**

And there is more. Oh yes, much more.

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