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holt:
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TIL there is a mutation that causes bones to become 8 times denser than normal that allow people to walk away from car accidents without a single fracture but with a trade off of being unable to swim

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Multilingual People Share the Time a Stranger Rudely Gossiped About Them in a Language They Actually Knew
-Arizona Hot (February 24, 2020, 10:38 PM)
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^ha ha! :D I know exactly four words of Russian; da (yes), nyet (no), strasduidieh (hello), and dasvidanya (good-bye).

wraith808:
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holt:
Astronomers and various professionals have seemingly always maintained that Outer Space vacuum is a virtual 'null void' with absolutely 'nothing' in it. This always bothered me for some reason, although I could never say exactly why. It was just a nagging suspicion in the corner of my mind that there must be 'something' there, to give it dimension. Otherwise, how would the planets and stars 'know' where they are and where they're going (not to mention where they've been ((i.e. with delayed, lightspeed progression of gravity waves)) )? Now, we're being told there really are different invisible 'fields', one kind of field for each kind of subatomic particle. Momentum seems to me to be another mystery, in which these fields flawlessly endow moving objects with the energy of motion, and pass it along from 'here to there'. I feel this most intensely whenever I see something like a speeding test vehicle video that has been frozen split-seconds before impact, then moved forward in ultra slow motion. As if magically, the vehicle exhibits giving up the 'stored energy' of all that mysterious, invisible, magical 'momentum' as it smashes into the barrier.
As for 'empty Space', then there's also the fact that if you can look in any direction and see stars and galaxies, it means the photons are interpenetrating every supposedly 'empty' patch of Space. Also, I have a suspicion that FTL travel still awaits pending the discoveries of future super science breakthroughs.
-holt (March 08, 2020, 04:24 AM)
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^Lightspeed gravity waves virtually guarantee that stars and galaxies will always be drawn to where their neighboring counterparts were before in the more immediate past, not where they actually are at any given moment, resulting in trail-chasing and swirls, as with Grand Design spiral galaxies, instead of direct head-on collisions.
With the concept of invisible and all but undetectable sub-atomic particle fields pervading all of outer space, what seems significant to me is the idea that 'momentum' may belong more properly to the fields, rather than to the solid matter. Of course, I speak conversationally out of the relative ignorance of a layman and astronomy enthusiast.

holt:
Hydrogen Peroxide - Natural & Effective Anti-viral, Anti-bacterial & Anti-fungal
http://www.angelfire.com/az/sthurston/hydrogen_peroxide.html

Hydrogen peroxide - anti-BEM (bug-eyed [micro] monster) disinfectant
http://www.theaquariumwiki.com/wiki/Hydrogen_peroxide
1 About Hydrogen Peroxide
2 As an oxygen aid
3 As an algae killer
4 As an antibacterial agent
5 As an oxidising agent on organic mulm*
6 As a safe alternative to using bleach
*Mulm (also called detritus) is the organic debris that builds up in and on the aquarium substrate.

holt:
This is what the Andromeda Galaxy would look like in the night sky if it was bright enough to be seen with the naked eye.
https://io9.gizmodo.com/new-map-reveals-the-milky-ways-location-among-the-cou-1541242112
https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/fz7bnjojgct5s1plp7x2.jpg
Compare with the Moon just to the lower left. I had read enough times of descriptions explaining how 'big' Andromeda would appear to be, if only it were bright enough to be easily seen and identified, and I could never make any sense out of it (and quite naturally, I was always virtually dying of curiosity to find out, every time I happened to dwell on the subject).
Now, someone has gone to the trouble to create a lifelike picture of our twilight sky with a beautiful reproduction of a proper-sized Andromeda superimposed. My immediate reaction was, 'I never realized it would appear that big.'

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