Having nothing better to do right now, and as my recent upgrade to Windows 8.1 seems to have given me a fancy new calculator app, I worked out for you that the average speed would be about 12 miles per hour. That was easy. The real problem is working out how to pedal in free space in a way that would make the bike actually move. When they eventually build a road there, that will no longer be a problem.
Yes, I picked 12 mph as a nice gentle cruising speed. As regards the road, apparently empty space isn't really empty, as subatomic particles constantly wink in and out of existence. It might be possible to get some reaction from these if flaps were added onto the tires, sort of like a paddle steamer (Newton's Third Law - "For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction") . It might take another few hundred years though to reach 12mph!
Good suggestion about the flaps. See? Human ingenuity can take us anywhere. Also, I think you could make up those extra years needed to get to 12MPH because the last part of the journey is all downhill, so you could easily exceed 12MPH without any extra effort and make up lost time. I'd hate to try it in the opposite direction. That initial hill to climb is the steepest in the whole solar system.
Food doesn't fall down into your stomach, it is "massaged" there by a muscular contraction process called peristalsis. This means you can eat while standing on your head. The same applies to the other end and peristalsis takes place in the intestines, so you can poop while standing on your head.... (probably not advisable )
Ugh! LOL Not advisable, indeed, in the second scenario! However true that may be, technically speaking, gravity does assist...
HOWever, I know from (painful) experience as a child, that you canNOT swallow liquids while standing on your head: it comes right back out your nose!!!! Yes--I actually tried this with a glass of 7-up, after seeing it done by a comic book character! (Told you: comics and cartoons are bad influences that get kids into trouble! )
Dalmatian dogs do not need to get a bath every week, or two weeks. They do not need a bath every month, but once a year or when absolutely necessary is plenty. The dog has a natural coat that if brushed once or two times a week keeps him clean.
1. When you make a lather, whether it be to shave your face or put detergent in to washing machine, that lather is not soap, or detergent.
The lather is, in fact, millions of tiny bubble -- in other words, pockets of air tied up with a film of water.
2. When you use soap or detergent, neither is the "cleaner." Water is the "cleaner," in every each case.
Soap or detergent is used primarily as a wetting agent. It changes surface tension of the water and allows it to come in close contact with the dirt. (Dirt, whether it be greasy or not, tends to repel water normally.)
You can check this action out by taking a whole, unbroken, ripe tomato. Run a little cold water over the tomato. The water runs off immediately, leaving only a few rounded drops of water on the surface.
Now, wipe your finger over the tip of the dish washing liquid cap...just a smidgin of detergent on your finger....and now wipe this detergent over the tomato. Repeat with the same amount of water....you will find the tomato is "wetted." A similar trial can be done with your feet...before washing them, that is.
The important lesson from this: Using more detergent or soap than really necessary, does NOT improve the cleaning of your dishes. Only just the right amount, a very tiny amount in fact, is needed... no more.
Matter is mostly empty space. However because of tremendously strong gravitational forces, matter becomes incredibly densely packed together in a neutron star. The average density is 4 x 10 to the power of 17 kg per cubic metre. To put this into perspective, a matchbox of star material would weigh about the same as a cubic kilometre of Earth rock
Pets can understand feelings and follow what we say (example : if said "go poop" your bird will follow that). But these must be asked daily. Pets can get jealous too! I know, it's adorable watching them like that, but I feel sad too. I believe pets are just like small children. ☺
Men are too impatient these days. Throwing an apple "to a woman" will be misunderstood as throwing "at a woman" and who knows..... some moron might think whoever hits her real hard will strike the deal.
Did you know every yellow silk string in an ear of corn is equivalent to the amount of kernels on the corn cob. If you count the yellow strings it will be the exact amount of corn kernels on the cob. Who knew?
Orange carrots are the result of years of crossbreading by the dutch to prove their supremacy (orange was the national colour). Prior to the introduction of the orange carrots the most common colour of carrots was purple and white, although yellow and red were fairly common colours too. The orange carrot took off in Europe as a novelty and eventually became the most common colour of carrot to the point where any other colour is now considered a "Heritage Vegetable".
When Sir Walter Raliegh brought the potato to England from the new world Queen Elizabeth ordered her cooks to prepare her court a feast with the potato as the centre piece. The problem was though no one told the cook what a potato was or how to prepare it. The cook thought the plant looked fairly similar to other vegetables, specifically greens. So the cook cut the greens off the potato and tossed the tubers (the potato) and cooked the greens and served them. The greens of potatoes are inedible, not quite toxic, but not pleasant. The entire court got extremely ill and Elizabeth banned Potatoes from being served to her. It took man years before the reputation of potatoes was restored in England.
I research sports and games from history... I have dug up a number of interesting games, one of the most interesting ones I came across is a wedding tradition from Medieval Germany. When a couple got married they'd take a ball made from leather and stuffed with feathers or scrap cloth and add spikes to it, metal and sharp. This ball would be thrown over the roof of the church to the other side. The interesting and more than slightly terrifying part is that on the other side were children who were tasked with catching the ball. Not sure why anyone would agree to let their children participate, but the it was apparently quite the honour for the child who caught the ball, especially if they did so without it hitting the ground first.
Napoleon was once attacked by rabbits. He threw a hunt party and gathered 100s of bunnies in cages. Possibly as many as 3000. But instead of scattering, the rabbits started swarming the hunters. They climbed up Napoleon's legs and jacket. He tried beating them off with his riding crop and his men grabbed sticks to defend him. He finally managed to get to his carriage and the onslaught only ended when he drove away. Turns out the gameskeeper had gotten tame domestic rabbits instead of trapping wild ones, and these bunnies were accustomed to seeing humans as sources of food.
Hero of Alexandria was a greek philosopher, engineer, and inventor (amongst other things). Many of his groundbreaking devices have been lost, but one of the things he invented was an automatic temple door opener, so as you approached a temple the door would swing open on its own. Some claim he even had it set up so torches would light up as you entered the temple to make it seem more mystical as well.
He also created the worlds first (we assume) vending machine.
This was all done between 10 CE and 70 CE (CE stands for Common Era and means the same thing as AD)
As I mentioned earlier I research historical games... a cool fact about researching sports and recreation, one of the best sources of research is laws banning activities. I have uncovered more references thanks to laws banning the playing of specific games than any other source. England was particularly bad for banning sports and games all in the name of ensuring that every male practiced archery every day for at least an hour.
Wow, that's fascinating. I love the whole concept of archery and finally got my first bow just a couple months before my house fire. So much for the bow. I've yet to replace it. A gorgeous recursive.
Despite the fact that my eyesight is lousy, I love the somewhat feral nature of bow hunting, the connection with ancient goddesses. and so on. Robin Hood was probably one of my earliest heroes. LOL Katniss and Legolas have introduced a new cool factor too.
Let's not forget the Battle of Hastings or the amazing power of the English Longbow. I had no idea they were so pushed to train. Thanks for the nifty fact!
Well if you love archery, particularly the English Longbow you'll like these archery facts:
The Mary Rose was a boat found with some intact English Longbows from the time of the 100 years war (roughly), some of those bows had an estimated draw weight of 300 lbs, now anything over 150lbs is considered a warbow (for English Longbow anyways) and have been tested as capable of piercing plate armour, so soldiers during Hastings may have been pulling 300 pound bows.
Some bodies of archers were found to have a deformed right arm it is estimated that these archers with deformed arms probably had their draw arm twice or three times the size of their other arm.
Please do explain draw weight if you can. (Never really understood how it works, since we can't have all that weight in our arms.) As a 130 or so lb woman, I don't imagine I can have a lot of that. I suppose that compound bows help leverage weight.
LOL my 65 lb boxer mix is capable of dragging me across the room even though I outweigh him almost twice. Then again he has 4 legs so better traction.
Draw weight, when talking archery is related to how much force is required to pull back the bow to a full draw. So a 65 pound bow requires the same force to pull it back to draw length as picking up a 65 lb object. A 300 pound bow requires 300 lbs of force to pull back the bow to full draw, it's a massively powerful bow.
The recurve bow is one of the oldest designs for bows,they were particularly popular in regions that shot bow from horseback such as the mongols (though the mongols devised their own specialty bow for this which, is a recurve, but a different design with one limb shorter than the other). The exact origin of the design is harder to document since it was common pretty much everywhere at different times. It is just one of those inventions that every culture seems to come up with on their own.
Video games have been used to successfully treat ADHD. Gamers have higher hand-eye coordination skills than those who don't game or regularly play sports, and can usually perform well at sports requiring such skills (tennis, baseball, basketball)
Oh my, I have four children, all of whom have ADHD/ADD. If I were to let them all play the Xbox in order to help keep them calm, I would never get any television watched. But, this is interesting. Along the same lines, a child who has ADHD/ADD can drink a mug of coffee and be calmed down. It follows the theory that a hyper kid reacts opposite on coffee as what an adult would drink coffee for.
With a screen name like CuAllaidh, I would have thought you would have the first dog fact. Well, here is one. Dogs, contrary to common belief, are not color blind. Their color vision is similar to that of color-blind humans.
My husband swears that he new a person who supposedly proved, scientifically, and accepted in a court of law over a 'no dogs' dispute with a landlord, that Chihuahuas are more closely related to rodents than to other canines; she was able to prove she was not keeping a dog, which was against the building's rules. (I just Googled it, and it is true: (remove spaces to make link work) http:/ /www.watleyreview.com/ 2004/052504-3. html )
When I was a kid, we would go out to dinner after church. My mom would tell my dad to lock the car doors. He'd say, "The only thing in there are the Bibles. If someone stole those, then they probably needed them."
In Greece, when a man wants to impress a woman, especially in a restaurant, he buys from the restaurant a stack of nice plates, let's say thirty. He holds the stack in one hand, dances in circles on the table and smashes the plates on the ground. It's nice to see and this is Europe too
Not technically true, Edison improved previous designs but he was not the first person to create a lightbulb, he wasn't even the first to produce an incandescent lightbulb. There were a number of inventors who worked on the design before Edison came along, and his lightbulb didn't really resemble our modern ones too closely.
How dare you. Now you're going to tell us Washington wasn't our first president... that Marilyn Monroe wasn't really a blond... that natural gas doesn't really have a smell! This thread has taken an ugly turn.
The game of Go is an ancient board game, while it may not be the oldest board game known to man it does hold the record for having the same rule set for the longest period of time, it is played today in the same manner as it was played in the 6th century BCE, so for close to 3000 years the game of Go has not changed it's rules (well there are modern variants that do use different rules, but the traditional Chinese rules are the same now as they were in the time of Confucius).
Ian Fleming's "James Bond" spy character is named after a real life bird expert who'd authored a field guide to bird species which Fleming owned. Fleming thought the name sounded "masculine" but "dull," which made it a perfect name for a deep-cover spy.
Now that I believe! People often can't keep straight on what people say and do minutes afterward (just look at some of the posts around here and what people are said to have said when they didn't), but we often believe what historians tell us! So if we hear about what this or that group allegedly did or didn't do... who knows what the truth was.
Funny, how that has gotten buried in recent years; I learned that in 4th grade. The first 'discoverer' was Amerigo Vespucci...after whom the continent is actually named... Amerigo -- America ... get it?
During the war of 1812 Canadian soldiers (British citizens at the time) burned down the white house after trying to burn down the capitol building but finding it too hard to set aflame due to the stone construction (although they did burn the 300 books of the Library of Congress held in the capitol building at the time). This remains the only time foreign forces occupied the US Capitol (excluding the revolutionary war).
In 1923, jockey Frank Hayes won a race at Belmont Park in New York despite being dead — he suffered a heart attack mid-race, but his body stayed in the saddle until his horse crossed the line for a 20–1 outsider victory.