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#31 pierred

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 03:38 PM

Wow. I have absolutely no idea what that means. Amazing.


I actually sometimes like liver flavors, but...
You have to try those two wines with a duck and/or goose liver pate. One taste is not nice, one is scrumptious.

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 03:38 PM

edit: dupe post, DOH!

#33 Maurice Naughton

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 05:31 PM

I actually sometimes like liver flavors, but...
You have to try those two wines with a duck and/or goose liver pate. One taste is not nice, one is scrumptious.


I think I get it. You mean you were eating some liver paté and had some chardonnay and some sauternes at the same time. That with the chardonnay, the paté tasted livery and with the sauternes it tasted buttery. Right?
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Posted 10 May 2006 - 07:45 PM


A pilot told me awhile back that very humid air is lighter and dry air is heavier, which is related to lift. It is confusing to me that humid air, which feels oppressive, is light but also more difficult to get lift in. Any pilots who know abou tthis?

Humid air feels more oppressive to you because it inhibits the ability of sweat to evaporate. Evaporation of sweat being what cools your body not the actual sweating itself. As a result you sit their with the sweat just hanging onto your skin and that oppressive feeling.

All other things being equal, humid air is less dense than dry air.
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#35 pierred

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 02:08 PM

Humid air feels more oppressive to you because it inhibits the ability of sweat to evaporate. Evaporation of sweat being what cools your body not the actual sweating itself. As a result you sit their with the sweat just hanging onto your skin and that oppressive feeling.

All other things being equal, humid air is less dense than dry air.


Thanks for that. I remembered something about lightness of humid air, and it being more difficult to take off in.

And check that MN. Pate, chard= ugh. Then Pate, sauternes= yum!

#36 Steven Dilley

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 02:29 PM

What I learned today:

...meromictic lakes, which means that there is no fall and spring mixing of surface and bottom waters. Such lakes have a high potential for evidence of ancient plant and animal life.


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Posted 11 May 2006 - 03:09 PM

What I learned today:

...meromictic lakes, which means that there is no fall and spring mixing of surface and bottom waters. Such lakes have a high potential for evidence of ancient plant and animal life.

My first thought was, hmm, never heard of meromictic latkes before.

#38 Behemoth

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Posted 13 May 2006 - 04:47 AM

Yes, a whole week in that tank. The sight was quite creepy to me. I think I'd have got the bends. Also, it's suggested he stayed in the tank this long to prepare for holding his breath; I'd have thought the ordeal would've weakened him.



Someone at Slate raised an interesting question...

We learned what Blaine consumed in the tank—sports drinks mixed with water, 10 to 12 times a day—but not how he eliminated it.


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Posted 13 May 2006 - 04:49 AM

I read that he said he'd had a catheter for urine and tight muscles for any other contingency. :lol:
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#40 Behemoth

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Posted 13 May 2006 - 04:53 AM

Ew. :lol:
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Posted 13 May 2006 - 04:58 AM

yup :lol:
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Posted 13 May 2006 - 04:34 PM

yup :lol:


He also spent the previous week eliminating solid waste from his system and consuming liquids so he would not have any poo in the pipes.

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Posted 13 May 2006 - 04:51 PM

Who cares?
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#44 Ron Johnson

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Posted 13 May 2006 - 05:06 PM

I should post about David Blaine in the annoyances thread.

#45 omnivorette

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Posted 13 May 2006 - 05:08 PM

Oh yes.
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