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Re: The big thread of unsearchable questions
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2011, 08:06:38 AM »


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Re: The big thread of unsearchable questions
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2011, 09:17:07 AM »
Wow. That's engineering for you! We can make even the most mundane practices of eating an apple, complicated.


P.S. Yes, I am an engineer myself, and I do want one of those.



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Re: The big thread of unsearchable questions
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2011, 11:29:18 AM »
I have one. It's great when t comes to making stuff like apple pies.


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Re: The big thread of unsearchable questions
« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2011, 12:56:21 PM »
huh. never seen one that slices while it peels and cores.
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Re: The big thread of unsearchable questions
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2011, 01:20:26 PM »
My mother had one of those.  I used it a couple of times when making pies for Thanksgiving.  Good for apple pies; just cut the curley-cue cored/pealed apple one from top to bottom.  Nice uniform slices.

That's the good, the bads are that it's not particularly easy to use until you get the hang of it, and it's a bitch to clean.


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Re: The big thread of unsearchable questions
« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2011, 02:24:22 PM »
Wow. That's engineering for you! We can make even the most mundane practices of eating an apple, complicated.

That Krusty is amazing.  He can take an ordinary activity like eating a bicycle, and make it funny.


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Re: The big thread of unsearchable questions
« Reply #21 on: April 10, 2011, 03:59:29 PM »
Kind of an odd one.

I've been trying to track down one (or more) of these:



It's a musical snow globe from some company called International Bazaar (according to the box).  And it needs to be identical to the one in the picture.

A few years ago I saw a pile of them at a Christmas Tree Shop out here but had no $ to get any.  Wondering why I want to track one of these hideous things down?  There are currently 2 floating around my family.  The first was originally given as a "oh you'll love this!" from a now ex-girlfriend of my uncle to my grandparents.  One surfaced a year or 2 later at a White Elephant swap & has been making the rounds at various family events (weddings, baby showers, etc.) as a gag gift.
Damn! So close!  :(

http://cgi.ebay.com/Nativity-Scene-Snow-Globe-/260765957969?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cb6dcbf51


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Re: The big thread of unsearchable questions
« Reply #22 on: April 10, 2011, 04:53:02 PM »
Okay here is one that I don't think anyone one can answer.

Where was the first Library of all time built?


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Re: The big thread of unsearchable questions
« Reply #23 on: April 10, 2011, 07:11:11 PM »
im sure we can point to some REALLY old libraries but somehow i get the feeling that it owuld be conjecture. 


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Re: The big thread of unsearchable questions
« Reply #24 on: April 10, 2011, 07:44:22 PM »
Pretty much, also how are you defining a library?


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Re: The big thread of unsearchable questions
« Reply #25 on: April 10, 2011, 08:49:53 PM »
Okay here is one that I don't think anyone one can answer.

Where was the first Library of all time built?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Library_of_Ashurbanipal

Would be my first guess.

Second guess: That city in Antarctica founded by the Elder Ones in At The Mountains of Madness.
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Re: The big thread of unsearchable questions
« Reply #26 on: April 10, 2011, 09:27:01 PM »
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Pretty much, also how are you defining a library?


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Re: The big thread of unsearchable questions
« Reply #27 on: April 10, 2011, 10:01:55 PM »
Logically, if any room that holds written documents can be called a "library" (people have them in their homes), then it follows that the first person in ancient Mesopotamia to put a bunch of cuneiform tablets in a room made the first one...  That would also be the first place where records were kept in a central place and people went to look them up, also one of the definitions of a library.

For a public library like the ones we have today?  That must be online somewhere but I'm not interested enough to do a search.


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Re: The big thread of unsearchable questions
« Reply #28 on: April 10, 2011, 10:09:17 PM »
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Logically, if any room that holds written documents can be called a "library"

Does this mean that the letter magnets on my fridge have turned my kitchen into a library?


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Re: The big thread of unsearchable questions
« Reply #29 on: April 11, 2011, 04:27:04 AM »
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Pretty much, also how are you defining a library?
Yeah though I was wondering how the Doc was defining it really.