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Post by Amigoo » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:03 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... lenge.html

"people aged three to 53 end up in Chicago hospital burns ward after trying the 'boiling water challenge' during polar vortex"

:idea: Ultimately, such challenges determine the mental capacity of those who accept the challenge,
especially their ability to evaluate personal risk. With this challenge, even exposing skin
to extremely low temperature invites serious frostbite.

As for eat-all-you-can (or whatever stuff) challenges ...
How is this athletic competition :?: :!: :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:33 pm

Re: https://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/he ... /39026539/

:scratch: Eating a large - even "decadent" - dessert after a great meal seems illogical ...
since the meal and dessert effectively compete (with caloric/nutritional downside). ;)

This research suggests that deciding on dessert before the meal causes better meal choices.
LOL: So, a decadent dessert can complement the nutrition of a well-selected meal :?: :!:

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Post by Amigoo » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:24 pm

Re: https://www.fastcompany.com/90303947/di ... -open-mind

"These technologies are defined by their ability to offer sexual experiences that are intense, immersive and do not depend on a human partner."

:idea: So, the next step is the pill (or whatever) that convinces you that you had the sexual experience of your desire ...
without anything having occurred! Imagine the savings of time, energy, and cost (drinks, dancing, dinner, etc.) :!:
And a makeup kit to paint on your perceived satisfaction would be complementary "show and tell". ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:06 pm

Re: https://stephanl.bhhsnv.com/ListingDeta ... 9/2059923/

"This unique 14,620 sqft concrete & steel doomsday bunker was designed to survive cataclysmic events in comfort. The Bunker looks like a large home in a yard with pool, spa, trees, guest house, BBQ & fountain and is surrounded by 500 linear feet of floor to ceiling murals of city & mountain views with lighting that simulates day, dusk, & dawn."

:idea: Contrasting this surrealism is that life will be quite different after - and during - a "cataclysmic event" ... whether protected by bunker or not. Most likely, supplies and more people will be needed to simply survive after the relatively few days "in comfort". :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:20 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/arti ... sperm.html

"According to the law in the US, if you have consented to having sex, the law considers that to be consent
for the consequences thereof, including at least 18 years of child support payments." :o

:idea: Apparently, a notarized Pre-Foreplay Agreement may be needed before the deposit.
Speaking of "deposit", don't forget that your poop has identifying DNA ... ;)
(maybe your doggie will share its pickup bags). :finger:

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Re: World Views

Post by Sandy » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:05 am

Wow! That is amazing! (the bunker)
Thanks Rod!
xxSandy
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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:47 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/real-estate/tin ... akes-waves

"a toilet and bathtub in the kitchen of a 200-square-foot apartment" :roll

However ... https://www.businessinsider.com/flushin ... rms-2016-3

"When you flush a toilet, the swirling water that removes your waste from the bowl
also mixes with small particles of that waste, shooting aerosolized feces into the air." :shock:

:scratch: Who can tell :?: Some recipes being prepared might benefit :!:

Besides, you can sublet the bed* while you sleep in the tub
... with a curtain defining your "bedroom" ... :roll:
and optional curtain defining "bathroom".

* Perhaps $50 per night with breakfast in bed ...
or wherever you're parked in the 200-square feet. ;)

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Post by Sandy » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:47 pm

Hi Rod,

EYOUUU!!!! I cannot fathom the thinking of a bathroom kitchen combo! ..or even worse renting it!
By golly, our toilet lid will be down upon flushing in this house from here on! :shock:

So I m wondering with this information if an outhouse may actually be more sanitary? Not sure I want to go there... LOL on any level...
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Post by Amigoo » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:16 pm

For modern city dwellers, the tub could be replaced by a shower, leaving room for a breakfast nook
... where a visual one-way shower curtain could provide supervisory/entertainment benefit. :finger:
(increase the rent since this will be a popular rental unit for dating singles) :roll:

Note: Benefit is for the bather - not kitchen staff. ;)
(don't reverse the curtain when it's installed)

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Post by Amigoo » Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:18 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -home.html

"Duchess of Sussex ‘wants to use feng shui to arrange the furniture in the new home she will share with Harry in the belief it creates good vibes’ (balances the universe's five core elements of metal, wood, water, fire and earth.)" :farao:

Re: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feng_shui

"The magnetic compass was invented for feng shui and has been in use since its invention." 8)

"Feng shui is not a science, but is classified as a pseudoscience since it exhibits a number of classic pseudoscientific aspects such as making claims about the functioning of the world which are not amenable to testing with the scientific method." :o
:scratch: ... such as distant healing?

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Post by Amigoo » Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:07 pm

About the "Scientific Method" ...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_method

Obviously, not simple methodology ...
and probably why anecdotes are so popular. ;)

Nevertheless, even a placebo cure is still a cure ...
but not reproducible without similar belief and faith.

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:38 pm

Re: http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201902170014.html
"10,000 naked men reach out to grab lucky sticks for 2019"
"Those who left the temple grounds holding the shingi are considered 'lucky men' of this year." :bana:
Maybe the very subtle humor is in the translation/association of "stick". :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:55 pm

:geek: (remove the 'h' and combine the links to visit these pages) :roll:

Re: https://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2019/02/16/
exp-gps-0217-gates-on-cow-farhts.cnn

"Bill Gates explains how no one knows how to stop bovine flatulence, a major contributor to climate change."

Bill claims that the goal must be 0% flatulence (and burping) to improve climate change. :finger:

:scratch: Who can tell?! Enclosing cows in a bio-dome would permit collection of the methane gas
... but collection needs to be frequent to avoid methane explosion and barbequed cows. :shock:

Re: See also: https://www.popsci.com/
cow-farhts-are-an-even-bigger-problem-than-we-thought

Note: Cows are not the only animals that farht. ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:42 pm

:o The walls have eyes and ears ...

I visited Nancy J. a week ago and was slightly uneasy about Alexa being active in most rooms, listening to our conversations (verbalize "Alexa" to get her to interact more openly). I suppose (and with cameras integrated) I wouldn't mind Alexa giving me advice on efficient bathing technique to conserve water ... if she used encouraging words and tones. Also, she could send me the bath video for "post-game" analysis.
Just imagine! with AI device integration (currently in development), she could literally scrub my back! :roll

:? Me: "Not so hard, Alexa! I'm a tenderfoot."
:salut: Alexa: "Sorry, but I didn't touch your feet! ... and I see more than feet, you know
... but compared to other feet, yours are just average." :roll:

Post-game analysis: Future online interaction has unexpected potential :!:

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:39 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... 0-mln.html

:idea: Fascinating controversy (evidence of media manipulation?) ...

The young man in the red hat is clearly not looking at the Indian drummer but instead at someone/something behind the Indian. And the younger boys in the background clearly look at someone/something behind the Indian (with occasional glances at the cameraman(?) and the young man with red hat).

... and yet the controversy is about the young man allegedly staring down the Indian. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:39 am

Re: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/6129 ... ng-hacked/

:scratch: Hmmm ... "blockchain, the history of all its transactions"
suggests the ultimate Achille's Heel of blockchain technology. :roll:

:idea: As a financial medium of exchange, of what value is such history?!
Who cares how the "currency" was used last year in a financial transaction?
Blockchain computer? sentimental sleuths? monitoring governments? ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:15 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/arti ... parts.html

"Lesbians are more likely to be overweight than straight women ‘because of stress’,
study claims (but gay men are in better shape than heterosexuals)" :o

:idea: ... or maybe lesbians are more comfortable in their relationships,
while gay men are less certain about theirs and stay "marketable" :?:

Rod :) ... thinking outside (or away from) the box. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:53 pm

Re: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvnoIn4gcZE

"Putin: Do The Math! Our Mach 9 Missiles Are 200 Miles Of US East Coast"

:idea: Interesting equation (in these nuclear times) ...
Moscow, gone 20 min. later! (because West's missiles are slower
... but the gifter of the first barrage had been identified. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:46 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/travel/life-siz ... experience

"The Ark Encounter is a modern day replica of Noah’s Ark, built according to the dimensions given in the Bible."

"Inside the museum, explore all three decks and encounter exhibits about the history of the Bible, Noah’s living quarters, and how he built the Ark. Learn about dozens of Bible characters, how they survived the worldwide flood, and what animals they brought on board."

:cheers: Despite Noah not having steel cranes, modern materials, etc., to build the Ark, this is a great tourist attraction!
Not revealed are the quarters for all the humans who would be needed to service the many animals day by day. :roll:
A child+adult "Santa Claus" tradition because there's limited historical evidence but entices imagination!

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Post by Amigoo » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:21 pm

Re: http://allnewspipeline.com/Chatty_Gargo ... _Faces.php

Very lively, interacting gargoyle at DIA (Colorado). 8)
Obviously, a real human (not AI) in residence ... somewhere. ;)

:idea: Apparently, a new part-time job for talking gargoyles at the mall.
On your resume later: "I sat on my a__, talking to people at the mall." :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:25 pm

:roll Grandma's big sea adventure ...

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... eland.html

"Judith Streng, 77, of Flower Mound, Texas, posed for a photo while visiting Iceland's Jökulsárlón Lagoon with her son."

:scratch: Who knew :?: Texas ice cubes stay in the pool and don't wander off! :roll:

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Post by Sandy » Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:46 am

Hi Rod,
:lol: :lol: :lol: Who could have imagined that would happen...We can smile and laugh since it ended so well...but I suppose it could have gone the other way if she had slipped off in that frigid water. Alls well that ends well and the family will have a funny story to pass down through the generations.
Thanks for the smiles today, Rod.
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Post by Amigoo » Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:17 pm

Re: https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/85368 ... o-friends/

:idea: Obviously, evolution is now "cart before the horse" (aka "Gen XorY"). :shock:

Maybe genetic modification will be able to delay assignment of genitalia
until well after birth ... then stuff will just pop out (or in). :roll:
... perhaps, according to preferred diet or toys. ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:36 pm

Re: https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/85368 ... o-friends/

:idea: Speaking of evolution ...

"Hunter" (boy) and "Gatherin" ("Catherine", girl) were names for babies, but were assigned just after birth ... and not later when preference for hunting or gathering was confirmed. Back then, gender identity was easier when one's basket or spear revealed what evolution had not. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:10 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/fast ... study-says

(a comment) "the industry is responsible ... (restaurant) does not allow you to get a 'small' combo ... they force you to get a 'medium' to increase profits ... and most people will (or do not have the power to not eat the excess)." ;)

:idea: This reminds me of the banner over the serving line in my grade school cafeteria: "A good citizen eats all of their food."

And for years, my mother prepared two sandwiches for my lunch - I always ate both of them whether that hungry or not. Only upon becoming an independent adult did I realize that I could eat one sandwich as "lunch" ... especially since a foot-long Poor Boy is sold as one sandwich. :roll:

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