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General Chat Thread, Nephilims Fact of the Day in General; Originally Posted by Rydra The principle is that all waves have a frequency, and energy. If you were far too ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rydra View Post
    The principle is that all waves have a frequency, and energy.
    If you were far too brainy/nerdy, and you could calculate the energy required to break a molecular bond, and the frequency at which that energy is matched, you could cause the molecular bonds to break.

    Within the human body, the principle is that the body operates by signals sent down the nerves from the brain, and these signals have a frequency attached to them that the brain operates on. In theory, if you directed the right frequency at the right place, you could interupt the signals from the brain.
    The chances of finding the exact frequency that works on the exact part of the body that you want to control is really damned small.
    Shockwave effect or exceedingly high db sounds is a lot more likely to have the desired effect, since inner ear's are rather sensitive.
    Unfortunately, i fit that category. The link of energy to frequency for Electro Magnetic waves is E = hf, where h is planck's constant. This process is used to accelerate electrons off atoms.

    I have heard/seen/read recently about some experiments where brain function was manipulated by some kind of energy wave. Perhaps it was linked to people with disabilities.

    Sound waves work a bit differently though.

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    Fact 18: If the population of China stood shoulder to shoulder around the Equator, two thirds would drown.
    HAH! nephilim didn't say, so it doesn't count! Can't fool us

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    Fact #18: The British 50p coin was the worlds first 7 sided coin.

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    This is a quote from one of our Principles of Sound papers we were told to revise on the Audio Engineering course I am doing.

    Frequencies above 20kHz are referred to as ultrasonics. Examples of ultrasonics
    include signals generated by car alarm remotes and dog whistles.
    Frequencies below 20Hz are called subsonics. These can have a wide range of
    unusual effects on people. They can cause epileptic fits, kill people and, in theory at
    least, create orgasms
    . A common effect of being subjected to subsonics is to suffer
    temporary loss of balance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gibbo_ap View Post
    after watching mythbusters i would disagree with number 10

    mythbusters diamonds - Google Search
    they found that you can make diamonds, not the shiny glimmering diamonds you'd put on rings but the kind of diamonds you put in drill bits etc... "industrial diamonds". (although that was after a massive explosion)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Htech View Post
    This is a quote from one of our Principles of Sound papers we were told to revise on the Audio Engineering course I am doing.

    Frequencies above 20kHz are referred to as ultrasonics. Examples of ultrasonics
    include signals generated by car alarm remotes and dog whistles.
    Frequencies below 20Hz are called subsonics. These can have a wide range of
    unusual effects on people. They can cause epileptic fits, kill people and, in theory at
    least, create orgasms
    . A common effect of being subjected to subsonics is to suffer
    temporary loss of balance.

    Another interesting fact, Michael Jackson's sound engineers used to play subsonic frequencies before a gig that caused the audience to be anxious. The subsonic frequencies cant be heard but when MJ would walk onto stage they would cut the subsonics and it would give the audience a huge feeling of relief and make them enjoy the show more. He used this technique at the majority of his shows.

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    Fact #19: Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US and UK Treasury combined

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    Fact #20: Shall be redone when the maths can be properly worked out!
    Last edited by nephilim; 26th January 2011 at 12:03 AM.

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    *Edit* Read above
    Last edited by nephilim; 26th January 2011 at 12:04 AM.

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    sorry to be a mythbuster, i have a physics degree. show your working!!!
    i'll give you a fortnight to work it out
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    Cheers vik...I shall repost in a fortnight when the maths is fully done!

    As for today

    Fact #20: In various Disney Pixar CGI films, characters from other films feature in the background of the main film.

    Prime examples are

    Finding Nemo - Buzz lightyear is in the toy box that is at the dentists office.
    Finding Nemo - Mike Szwitowski (spelling?) is seen swimming across the cast and credits
    Toy Story 3 - Shrek is a toy on top of Andy's cupboard that doesn't move
    The Incredibles - The baby has a toy buzz lightyear that is seen for approximately 1 second in the film
    Wall-E - A model of one of the "cars" is in the film among his junk

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    Fact #21: Chuck Norris was born 6th May 1945, the following day Germany surrendered unconditionally which ended the war in Europe. Coincidence? lol

    Seriously

    Fact #21: It takes 1,851 gallons of water to refine one barrel of crude oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Fact #21: It takes 1,851 gallons of water to refine one barrel of crude oil.
    Didn't expect it to be quite that high, but it makes sense when you break it down:

    It takes 1851 gallons of water to refine a barrel of crude oil. One barrel of crude oil produces 19 gallons of gasoline and 10 gallons of diesel fuel, in this respect it takes 97 gallons of water to produce a gallon of gasoline. If you combine gasoline and diesel, it takes 63 gallons of water to produce a gallon of "fuel." A total of 42 gallons of petroleum products are produced from a barrel of crude oil, in this respect it takes 44 gallons of water to produce each gallon.

    Read more: Answers.com - How much water does it take to make 1 gallon of gasoline

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    Fact #22: Rabbits are sexually stimulated by the scent of talcum powder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Fact #22: Rabbits are sexually stimulated by the scent of talcum powder.
    I don't want to know how or why you know that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Fact #21: Chuck Norris was born 6th May 1945, the following day Germany surrendered unconditionally which ended the war in Europe. Coincidence? lol

    Seriously
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    No he was born March 10th 1940

    Chuck Norris - Biography

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