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    Nephilims Fact of the Day

    Fact #1

    Octopuses have six legs and two arms....not eight legs
    Last edited by nephilim; 10th January 2011 at 01:24 AM.

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    @nephilim:

    Reminds me of a story which my sons primary school teacher told us and it follows thus:

    She was asking the class if they knew anything about the octopus they cared to share with the rest of the class..............well my sons hand went up quick as lightning she said...............
    So she asked him to share his knowledge with the rest of the class and you know what he shared.................Well it was this.................as follows:

    Not forgetting he was only 5 years old at the time............

    "Please Miss" he said "They have eight testicles!"...............Well she told us that she nearly wet herself inside laughing like mad at what my son had said but she had to maintain her decorum so she thanked him for his answer and amazingly the rest of the class obviously thought he had said tentacles........phew what a relief and now at 19 years of age he laughs everytime we remind of the fact hehe!!

    What a joy children are yeah!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bossman View Post
    @nephilim:

    Reminds me of a story which my sons primary school teacher told us and it follows thus:

    She was asking the class if they knew anything about the octopus they cared to share with the rest of the class..............well my sons hand went up quick as lightning she said...............
    So she asked him to share his knowledge with the rest of the class and you know what he shared.................Well it was this.................as follows:

    Not forgetting he was only 5 years old at the time............

    "Please Miss" he said "They have eight testicles!"...............Well she told us that she nearly wet herself inside laughing like mad at what my son had said but she had to maintain her decorum so she thanked him for his answer and amazingly the rest of the class obviously thought he had said tentacles........phew what a relief and now at 19 years of age he laughs everytime we remind of the fact hehe!!

    What a joy children are yeah!!
    He had balls to come up with an answer like that.....

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    Fact #2

    Sound at the right vibration can bore holes through any solid object, including diamond.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Fact #2

    Sound at the right vibration can bore holes through any solid object, including diamond.
    Really?? That's pretty cool.

    I remeber all that Jazz about using resonance to destory things like building and bridges but definitely didn't know that.

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    learn something new every day!

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    I remember being at a gig once where the bass guitar was eq'd such that it made a load of people throw up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by machin05 View Post
    I remember being at a gig once where the bass guitar was eq'd such that it made a load of people throw up!
    lmao thats ace

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    Quote Originally Posted by machin05 View Post
    I remember being at a gig once where the bass guitar was eq'd such that it made a load of people throw up!
    Didn't the Mythbusters do a show including this myth and disprove it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAZZD88 View Post
    Didn't the Mythbusters do a show including this myth and disprove it?
    They did the brown note which deals with output from the other end. But for that they exposed Adam Savage to the full range of frequencies from stadium speakers right next to him so i'm pretty sure that means no amount of sound can cause problems to the body.

    In this cause it was probably the extreme volume causing the inner ear problems which i suppose could cause motion sickness....

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    i'm pretty sure that means no amount of sound can cause problems to the body.
    48 hours of Surfin' Bird and you might end up smashing your head off a wall

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    Ah yeah, now I remember. Didn't he feel queasy too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcath View Post
    no amount of sound can cause problems to the body.
    Depends on the volume. I was fascinated at school when we were taught that the majority of the damage caused by an explosion is actually by the sound wave it creates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    Depends on the volume. I was fascinated at school when we were taught that the majority of the damage caused by an explosion is actually by the sound wave it creates.
    Yeah it's all air pressure, we just percieve it as sound

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    Ok...seeing as it is generating interest, some facts based on this...

    Fact #3: Soundwaves / shockwaves with a force of 35PSI (Usually generated from a Sonic Boom by fireworks or fire crackers, or breaking of sound barrier) can injure the human body.
    Fact #4: Soundwaves / shockwaves with a force of 100PSI (generated by C4 explosion at close range, hand grenade explosion) can kill.

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