The masses (whatever that means) mostly want to stay on topic, with occasional friendly excursions.
That's pretty much it. Anecdotes about life in the ice or at the site are perfectly fine. But this thread is about fun, random, unknown and obscure facts, not about the quality of legs on framers versus other people in the building industry. Eh. No offense. You''re welcome to join the discussion. But join the discussion.
If you want to find the center of a odd number, take a tape measure, bend it in half to the number. Example. 10 1/2''. Where the tape bends is where the center will be. This only works with metal or cloth tape.
Potato chips were reputedly invented by a gentleman named George Crum and were originally called Saratoga chips because of the restaurant where Mr Crum worked. Mr Crum had a very fussy patron who ordered pommes frites (fried potatoes in French) and kept sending them back to the kitchen because they were too thick. Mr Crum sliced them thinner and thinner and thinner ... Eventually, they were so thin that they became potato chips, or something similar to potato chips of today.
Very cool idea! Here’s one I heard recently: Is ‘French vanilla’ really vanilla?
It’s NOT really vanilla! Wikipedia says 'the term French vanilla is not a type of vanilla, but is often used to designate preparations that have a strong vanilla aroma, and contain vanilla grains. The name originates from the French style of making ice cream custard base with vanilla pods, cream, and egg yolks… Alternatively, French vanilla is taken to refer to a vanilla-custard flavor.'
Thanks, Ray! I will come up with some more, and challenge you and others do the same!
What is the difference between a porpoise and a dolphin? *long answer, so hopefully I don't bore you!*
"Dolphin" usually refers to the specific group of small, toothed cetaceans in the family Delphinidae. There are over 30 species of true dolphins, including familiar species like the bottlenose, spinner, and spotted dolphins. Although the largest members of this group are commonly called whales because of their size, they are actually most closely related to other dolphins. The large dolphins include killer whales and pilot whales.
"Porpoise" refers to six species in the family Phocoenidae. All porpoises are relatively small by cetacean standards, measuring 7 feet (2 meters) or less as adults.
The notable differences between dolphins and porpoises are these:
Always have cone-shaped teeth
Usually have a beak
Usually have a hooked or curved dorsal fin (some have no dorsal fin)
Always have spade-shaped teeth
Never have a beak
Usually have a dorsal fin shaped like a triangle (some have no dorsal fin)
I found this at answers . yahoo . com / question / index?qid=20061030161011AAu0qkJ
What's the difference between a white egg and a brown egg? From the book What's the Difference, 'White eggs come from hens with white feathers (and white earlobes). Brown (or brown-speckled) eggs come from hens with reddish brown feathers (and earlobes to match).
Though the taste doesn't vary according to color, consumer preferences do. Far more white eggs are sold in the US than brown eggs'--except maybe in New England the books says. 'Nutritionally...white and brown eggs are the same'.