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Postby alanjh595 » Feb 7th, 2019, 3:14 pm

The scientific reason why January lasts forever
The feeling that it is the longest month, on the surface at least, makes no sense.

Today is the last day of January. Or for some of you on Twitter – it is Day 74 of January. January has taken its sweet time. Roz Chast's cartoon for The New Yorker which went viral this week similarly depicts what we all in our hearts know to be true. January is the longest month of the year.

This feeling, however, on the surface at least makes no sense. Several months in the year have 31 days in them. If any month should be made fun of for how long it lasts, it should be February. *bleep* is a leap year anyway?

Time perception, though, is a tricky concept to pin down. William Skylark, a researcher working on this topic at the University of Cambridge, says that "mental time is a pretty fragile metric for physical duration".
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Postby Glacier » Mar 15th, 2019, 10:36 am

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Postby GordonH » Apr 3rd, 2019, 3:46 pm

There are some really sick men out there who would want to get there rocks off by a 13 teen year old. If any who used her services were fathers themselves they should be ashamed of themselves.
We live in a really sick society at times i.e this story

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Postby oldtrucker » Apr 8th, 2019, 9:23 pm

GordonH wrote:Anyone planning to be on the maiden voyage of Titanic II, I suspect the iceberg issue will be solved this time (no disrespect intended to those who lost their lives on the original).
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titanic_II


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Postby Glacier » Apr 16th, 2019, 7:15 pm

What a week. It's only Tuesday and I can't take it anymore. Dear God make it stop! If the the shootings in Penticton and the fire in France weren't bad enough, I have to deal with two tragic deaths very close to home. My daughter has to witness a murder on Sunday and now my young friend Dave dies in a crevasse on Monday, leaving behind young children and a pregnant wife. I haven't even bothered turning on news today to stay ignorant.
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Postby GordonH » Apr 16th, 2019, 7:21 pm

Glacier wrote:What a week. It's only Tuesday and I can't take it anymore. Dear God make it stop! If the the shootings in Penticton and the fire in France weren't bad enough, I have to deal with two tragic deaths very close to home. My daughter has to witness a murder on Sunday and now my young friend Dave dies in a crevasse on Monday, leaving behind young children and a pregnant wife. I haven't even bothered turning on news today to stay ignorant.


So very sorry to hear this Glacier
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Postby Glacier » Apr 16th, 2019, 7:45 pm

We will survive
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Postby Glacier » Apr 16th, 2019, 8:36 pm

I'm just devastated for my friend's wife and children. Dave was truly one of the most incredible humans. So full of life and love.

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Postby Queen K » Apr 16th, 2019, 8:44 pm

Oh so sad and yes overwhelming. Totally totally overwhelming. Hugs to you Glacier. And Oh God, please not one more thing.
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Postby Lady tehMa » Apr 16th, 2019, 9:29 pm

I am so sad to hear that Glacier :(

Also a little apprehensive for tomorrow.
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Postby just popping in » Apr 17th, 2019, 7:52 pm

I hope today was a better day for all. Tragedies are very difficult to deal with.

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Postby GordonH » May 1st, 2019, 7:45 am

There has been a flushable wipe around for many many decades, its called toilet paper (once mixed with liquid it breaks down quickly) lol.
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Postby GordonH » May 2nd, 2019, 8:10 pm

Wow James Holzhauer is currently over 1.6 million in winnings on Jeopardy.
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Postby Glacier » May 3rd, 2019, 10:46 am

GordonH wrote:Wow James Holzhauer is currently over 1.6 million in winnings on Jeopardy.

Not for long... https://babylonbee.com/news/reigning-je ... en-shapiro
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Postby Lady tehMa » May 4th, 2019, 5:56 pm

I'm exhausted, sunburnt and cashless. Kettle Valley garage sale - awesome deals! :biggrin:
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