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Jack212
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9/11/2013 5:02:09 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/11/2013 4:31:41 PM, slo1 wrote:
Did you know that the sun is getting 4 million tons lighter every second?

Did you know that 4 million tons is insignificant, as the Sun contains more than 99% of the Solar System's mass?
cybertron1998
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9/11/2013 5:44:36 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/11/2013 5:02:09 PM, Jack212 wrote:
At 9/11/2013 4:31:41 PM, slo1 wrote:
Did you know that the sun is getting 4 million tons lighter every second?

Did you know that 4 million tons is insignificant, as the Sun contains more than 99% of the Solar System's mass?

The sun is insignificant there are stars billions upon trillions times it's size and even bigger
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9/11/2013 5:48:17 PM
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Humans have 3 types of color receptive cells (cones) in our eyes: red, green, and blue. Every other color we see is some combination of these three.

The Peacock Mantis Shrimp, has 16 types of color receptive cells (cones) in their eyes. This means there is a very good possibility that they see colors, that we cannot even begin to conceive.
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9/12/2013 7:32:18 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/11/2013 5:02:09 PM, Jack212 wrote:
At 9/11/2013 4:31:41 PM, slo1 wrote:
Did you know that the sun is getting 4 million tons lighter every second?

Did you know that 4 million tons is insignificant, as the Sun contains more than 99% of the Solar System's mass?

Good point.

1. The sun is 1.989 X 10^30 kg
2. 4 million tons = 3.6287 X 10 ^9 kg

The amount of mass it looses every second is:
.0000000000000000001824 % of its total mass.

PS. I never thought of mass of entire solar system in terms of the sun. When you think about that, it is amazing that they are now finding planets in solar systems light years away when it is a spec compared to the star it orbits.
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9/12/2013 7:42:43 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/11/2013 5:48:17 PM, Polaris wrote:
Humans have 3 types of color receptive cells (cones) in our eyes: red, green, and blue. Every other color we see is some combination of these three.

The Peacock Mantis Shrimp, has 16 types of color receptive cells (cones) in their eyes. This means there is a very good possibility that they see colors, that we cannot even begin to conceive.

That is amazing. I wonder how living under water where light gets diffused and does not penetrate far impacts that.

I guess a cone is built in a fashion it only triggers for a certain wave length of light and some how it varies based upon the intensity then it is up to he brain to interpret the various signals it receives from the collection of them????
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9/12/2013 5:35:40 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/12/2013 7:32:18 AM, slo1 wrote:

PS. I never thought of mass of entire solar system in terms of the sun. When you think about that, it is amazing that they are now finding planets in solar systems light years away when it is a spec compared to the star it orbits.

They do that by measuring the light and movement of the star over time. Changes in wavelength indicate the presence of a planet that's bending the light through its gravity well. Bits of blue light mean it's reflecting off a planet with water. It was previously thought that stars with planets were rare, but current estimates say that about 3/4 of all stars in the Milky Way have them.

That is amazing. I wonder how living under water where light gets diffused and does not penetrate far impacts that.

Limited visibility could be why they can see more colors. If we lived in a world with no light, we could see the entire spectrum and it wouldn't impact our evolution. With light, being able to see 13 extra colors that don't tell us anything about our environment could be distracting and thus disadvantageous, causing us to specialize.
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9/12/2013 6:57:38 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Did you know that your body contains ten times more bacterial cells than human cells?
"It is one of the commonest of mistakes to consider that the limit of our power of perception is also the limit of all there is to perceive." " C. W. Leadbeater
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9/12/2013 8:21:48 PM
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Did you know that the average person has 12 ongoing viral infections at a given time?

Did you know that approximately 8% of our DNA is made up of retroviral DNA?
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9/13/2013 5:37:21 AM
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Did you know that drhead once spent three hours staring at a frozen juice can because it said "concentrate" on the label?
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9/13/2013 9:48:55 AM
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Did you know there are 366 dimples on a golf ball?
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9/13/2013 9:51:24 AM
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Did you know this fun and disgusting fact? "Mattresses gain weight over time as they absorb dead skin , colonies of dust mites (which feed on dead skin ), oil and moisture."
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9/13/2013 1:35:11 PM
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At 9/11/2013 4:30:52 PM, slo1 wrote:
Write your did you know facts here.

Did you know

.A baby is born in the world every three seconds

.The largest number of babies born to a woman is 69. From 1725-1765, a Russian peasant woman gave birth to 16 sets of twins, seven sets of triplets, and four sets of quadruplets.

.At birth, babies have no kneecaps. Kneecaps do not develop completely until after six months.

.There were about 1,049 male babies born for every 1,000 female babies in 2006 in the United States. This ratio has been consistent for the past 60 years.

.During the nine months between conception and birth, a baby"s weight increases by 3,000 million times. Between birth and the end of its second year, an infant will have quadrupled in size.

http://facts.randomhistory.com...
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9/13/2013 5:52:46 PM
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Did you know that humans are born with 300 bones but have only 206 bones by the time they reach adulthood?
"It is one of the commonest of mistakes to consider that the limit of our power of perception is also the limit of all there is to perceive." " C. W. Leadbeater
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9/13/2013 5:58:17 PM
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Did you know that Liberace was not actually gay, he was just very very British.
"It is one of the commonest of mistakes to consider that the limit of our power of perception is also the limit of all there is to perceive." " C. W. Leadbeater
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9/13/2013 8:34:22 PM
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At 9/13/2013 9:51:24 AM, pozessed wrote:
Did you know this fun and disgusting fact? "Mattresses gain weight over time as they absorb dead skin , colonies of dust mites (which feed on dead skin ), oil and moisture."

Not true.
"Easy is the descent to Avernus, for the door to the Underworld lies upon both day and night. But to retrace your steps and return to the breezes above- that's the task, that's the toil."
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9/13/2013 11:05:00 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Did you know, you have more cells in your brain than brains in your body.

Did you know, there was bear drafted in the polish army?

http://en.wikipedia.org...(bear)
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9/14/2013 9:04:13 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/11/2013 5:48:17 PM, Polaris wrote:
Humans have 3 types of color receptive cells (cones) in our eyes: red, green, and blue. Every other color we see is some combination of these three.

The Peacock Mantis Shrimp, has 16 types of color receptive cells (cones) in their eyes. This means there is a very good possibility that they see colors, that we cannot even begin to conceive.

Did you know that The Oatmeal is win?
Such
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9/14/2013 9:09:02 AM
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Did you know that subatomic particles aren't particles at all, nor are they technically matter?
Jack212
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9/14/2013 7:13:56 PM
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At 9/13/2013 1:35:11 PM, johnlubba wrote:

.At birth, babies have no kneecaps. Kneecaps do not develop completely until after six months.

That is incorrect. Babies have kneecaps, but they don't become bony until 3 - 6 years of age.

http://en.wikipedia.org...

At 9/14/2013 9:09:02 AM, Such wrote:
Did you know that subatomic particles aren't particles at all, nor are they technically matter?

We can regard them as particles for some purposes but not others. "Matter" is a loosely-defined term in science, so there's nothing "technical" about it.
Polaris
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9/14/2013 8:34:27 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/14/2013 9:09:02 AM, Such wrote:
Did you know that subatomic particles aren't particles at all, nor are they technically matter?

This is may only be true of some sub-atomic particles using certain narrow definitions of the terms "matter" and/or "particle". Broadly speaking though, sub-atomic particles generally qualify as both ( with the possible exception of photons).

The common definition of matter being something which possesses both mass and volume, under which definition most sub-atomic particles would indeed qualify.
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9/14/2013 8:58:49 PM
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At 9/13/2013 11:05:00 PM, Magic8000 wrote:
Did you know, you have more cells in your brain than brains in your body.

I still don't know that, what does it mean?

Did you know, there was bear drafted in the polish army?

http://en.wikipedia.org...(bear)
"It is one of the commonest of mistakes to consider that the limit of our power of perception is also the limit of all there is to perceive." " C. W. Leadbeater
Sidewalker
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9/14/2013 9:02:13 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/14/2013 9:04:13 AM, Such wrote:

Did you know that The Oatmeal is win?

What???
"It is one of the commonest of mistakes to consider that the limit of our power of perception is also the limit of all there is to perceive." " C. W. Leadbeater
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9/18/2013 1:57:09 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Did you know that yawns are contagious?

(you probably did.)
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RoyLatham
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9/18/2013 3:13:51 PM
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Did you know that nearly all the material making up the planets of the Solar System did not come from the Sun?

All the heavy elements are formed only by exploding supernovae.
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9/18/2013 6:26:55 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/18/2013 2:15:12 PM, drafterman wrote:
Did you know that the entire universe (minus the Sun) is getting 4 million tons heavier every second?

No it isn't, due to Conservation of Mass. Also, why would the Sun be exempt?
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9/18/2013 6:29:55 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/18/2013 6:26:55 PM, Jack212 wrote:
At 9/18/2013 2:15:12 PM, drafterman wrote:
Did you know that the entire universe (minus the Sun) is getting 4 million tons heavier every second?

No it isn't, due to Conservation of Mass. Also, why would the Sun be exempt?

Because I exempted it (hint: that's where the 4 million tons a second is coming from)