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Do you realize that while you sit there reading this post you are not actually touching the chair you supposedly sit in?

You see, the atoms in your chair like the atoms in your butt are encircled by a cloud of negatively charged electrons and these charges repel one another.
 
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Do you realize that you sit there reading this post you are not actually touching the chair you supposedly sit in?

You see, the atoms in your chair like the atoms in your butt are encircled by a cloud of negatively charged electrons and these charges repel one another.
That means there is a little less pressure on your brain than you previously thought...
 

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Brain alteration makes one a lefty. It’s published science, therefore, no one can question it.

 

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Brain alteration makes one a lefty. It’s published science, therefore, no one can question it.

Medical scientists have confirmed that cuntservatives have a larger and more developed fear cortex in the frontal lobe of the cerebral hemisphere. Fear of change, fear of others, fear of privation, fear of the dark...just to name a few.
 

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There are 400,000 separate species of beetles so far known, countless more undiscovered.
 

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There are 400,000 separate species of beetles so far known, countless more undiscovered.
But only four known beatles, which may become extinct in less than 10 years.
 

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How dare you forget about Pete Best.
Lol! I didn’t forget about Pete Best. He wasn’t a true beatle and after not quite fitting in, was culled from the group.
 

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Do you realize that while you sit there reading this post you are not actually touching the chair you supposedly sit in?

You see, the atoms in your chair like the atoms in your butt are encircled by a cloud of negatively charged electrons and these charges repel one another.
Specific to OldBroke. The most negative ass around.
 

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Amazon book description of "Extraterrestrial, the First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth", due out Jan 26, 2021

In late 2017, scientists at a Hawaiian observatory glimpsed an object soaring through our inner solar system, moving so quickly that it could only have come from another star. Avi Loeb, Harvard’s top astronomer, showed it was not an asteroid; it was moving too fast along a strange orbit, and left no trail of gas or debris in its wake. There was only one conceivable explanation: the object was a piece of advanced technology created by a distant alien civilization.

In Extraterrestrial, Loeb takes readers inside the thrilling story of the first interstellar visitor to be spotted in our solar system. He outlines his controversial theory and its profound implications: for science, for religion, and for the future of our species and our planet. A mind-bending journey through the furthest reaches of science, space-time, and the human imagination, Extraterrestrial challenges readers to aim for the stars—and to think critically about what’s out there, no matter how strange it seems.
 

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Amazon book description of "Extraterrestrial, the First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth", due out Jan 26, 2021

In late 2017, scientists at a Hawaiian observatory glimpsed an object soaring through our inner solar system, moving so quickly that it could only have come from another star. Avi Loeb, Harvard’s top astronomer, showed it was not an asteroid; it was moving too fast along a strange orbit, and left no trail of gas or debris in its wake. There was only one conceivable explanation: the object was a piece of advanced technology created by a distant alien civilization.

In Extraterrestrial, Loeb takes readers inside the thrilling story of the first interstellar visitor to be spotted in our solar system. He outlines his controversial theory and its profound implications: for science, for religion, and for the future of our species and our planet. A mind-bending journey through the furthest reaches of science, space-time, and the human imagination, Extraterrestrial challenges readers to aim for the stars—and to think critically about what’s out there, no matter how strange it seems.
The intelligent life forms of tOTB think very critically of you, OldBroke. No matter how strange you seem.
 

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We have a 3 1/2 year old that is in her dinosaur loving stage. A few things I’ve learned:

- it’s believed that most dinosaurs had feathers
- a pterodactyl is not a dinosaur, just a reptile
- the T-Rex actually existed closer in history to humans than to the Stegosaurus
 

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LIDAR is a radar system for measuring distances using lasers rather than conventional radar signals. Using LIDAR scientists can measure the distance to the Moon to within an inch or two.
 

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Do you realize that while you sit there reading this post you are not actually touching the chair you supposedly sit in?

You see, the atoms in your chair like the atoms in your butt are encircled by a cloud of negatively charged electrons and these charges repel one another.
Cloud of negatively charged electrons...well doesn't that just sum up tOTB.
 

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We have a 3 1/2 year old that is in her dinosaur loving stage. A few things I’ve learned:

- it’s believed that most dinosaurs had feathers
- a pterodactyl is not a dinosaur, just a reptile
- the T-Rex actually existed closer in history to humans than to the Stegosaurus
Yeah, that human - t-rex - stegosaurus timeline is crazy to me.
 

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Speaking of dinosaurs, renowned fake paleontologist, Dr. Alan Grant, proposes that velociraptors would have become the dominant species on earth instead of humans, if not for extinction.
 

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From this article on MPR today, 2/3 of the world's wildlife has been lost over the past 50 years. I've also read that 60% of all mammals today are livestock. Over 50% of all land in the US is used for agriculture.

I have the sinking feeling that humans are a parasite upon this earth, and the earth will eventually eradicate this parasite to restore some balance to the ecosytem.

Happy Friday!
 

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There are more tigers in captivity in the US than there are in the wild worldwide.
 

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All a result of too many people. We should be paying people to get sterilized...
 

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There are 400,000 separate species of beetles so far known, countless more undiscovered.
Hmmm. And I thought it was only the Fab Four.
How dare you forget about Pete Best.
Or five, if you count the 5th Beatle.
But only four known beatles, which may become extinct in less than 10 years.
Down to 2 now, Ringo and Sir Paul.

If you get a chance to see Ringo on tour with his All Starr Band, by all means go. They play at the Mpls Fairgrounds Grandstand some times (when concerts are again allowed).
 

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LIDAR is a radar system for measuring distances using lasers rather than conventional radar signals. Using LIDAR scientists can measure the distance to the Moon to within an inch or two.
When you buy your self-driving car a couple years from now, it may have lidar to help it keep from slamming into the cars and trucks next to you.
 

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Yeah, that human - t-rex - stegosaurus timeline is crazy to me.
If perhaps their timelines overlapped, I wonder if humans ever had any T-rex pets, or if T-rex ever had any human pets, or if the T-rex just ate humans for dinner. Until humans invented spears, in which case in one-in-a-thousand cases it went the other way around.
 
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If perhaps their timelines overlapped, I wonder if humans ever had any T-rex pets, or if T-rex ever had any human pets, or if the T-rex just ate humans for dinner. Until humans invested spears, in which case in one-in-a-thousand cases it went the other way around.
We never been dinosaurs. Wuz lizards, then mice, then monkeys, but no dinosaurs back there.
 
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