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Old July 28, 2012, 11:15 PM
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They said, "After we turn into bones and fragments, we get resurrected anew?!" Say, "Even if you turn into rocks or iron.[17:49-50] |Wiki: Cold Fusion occurring via quatum tunnelling in ~101500 years makes everything into iron.

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That mantis shrimp has 12 color photoreceptors in its eye?

While listening to RadioLab couple of days ago, I learned that of all known species mantis shrimp has the highest number of photoreceptors, a total of 16; of which 12 are for color. Remember high-school biology? If not, well, we only have 3 color receptor cells (RGB cones). Think of number of colors, shades and tones that these tiny creatures could see! Also, while thinking about this shrimp, know that when you throw a red and a green ball at your dog, it can't see any difference; only sees two green balls, i.e dogs have only green and blue (GB) cones. If you want to know the possible reasons for such depth in mantis' eye, check out Wiki entry on this.
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Old July 28, 2012, 11:19 PM
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Old July 28, 2012, 11:21 PM
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^^^ lol, green is soft on eyes. Goes well with "sarcasm". Most members don't know I guess. Thats a good one.

Green Goblin... from spiderman; he is sarcastic at times
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Old July 28, 2012, 11:30 PM
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"Lemons contain more sugar than strawberries"

Good luck having iftar with lemon juices.
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Old August 2, 2012, 04:44 AM
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* An average person blinks 12 times per minute – about 10,000 blinks/day.
* Human eyes are composed of more than 2 million working parts.
* Our human eye is 576 mega pixel !!!
* Corneas are the only tissues that don't require blood.
* Human eyes can process 36,000 bits of information every hour.
* The eyeball of a human weighs approximately 28 grams.
* Colour blindness is 10 times more common in males than females.
* The farthest object visible with the naked eye is the Andromeda galaxy, located an astonishing 2.6 million light-years from Earth.
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Old August 2, 2012, 09:28 AM
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^^ The only four celestial objects I can spot through the hazy night sky of Dhaka is venus, jupiter, Beteljeuse and Aldebaran. Other than that all else is usually blocked out my light, smog and clouds. Even Sirius and Orion's Belt cant be seen most days.

But I've seen MILLIONS of stars and the milky way with my naked eye, over regional Australia.... I wouldnt know which one Andromeda wouldve been.
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* Human eyes can process 36,000 bits of information every hour.
Can someone explain this to me? What do they mean by "process" here? Do they mean how fast the retina transmits information to the brain? If so, I am assuming that they don't mean "binary digits" when they say "bits" - because that would be a pathetically low throughput (10 bits per second ... even an old 14.4kbps modem is more than a thousand times faster). A bit of googling (not in-depth investigation in any way) tells me that some research finds that the transmission speed is roughly 10 million bits per second (i.e. roughly the theoretical max speed of 10BASE-T ethernet)... which is 1 million times greater than what's mentioned above. So what unit of information are they referring to when they mean "bits" ... ? If it's just the common english word "bit" meaning "a small piece", then... well, that's a bit (-_-) vague, isn't it?
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Old August 2, 2012, 10:39 AM
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Can someone explain this to me? What do they mean by "process" here? Do they mean how fast the retina transmits information to the brain? If so, I am assuming that they don't mean "binary digits" when they say "bits" - because that would be a pathetically low throughput (10 bits per second ... even an old 14.4kbps modem is more than a thousand times faster). A bit of googling (not in-depth investigation in any way) tells me that some research finds that the transmission speed is roughly 10 million bits per second (i.e. roughly the theoretical max speed of 10BASE-T ethernet)... which is 1 million times greater than what's mentioned above. So what unit of information are they referring to when they mean "bits" ... ? If it's just the common english word "bit" meaning "a small piece", then... well, that's a bit (-_-) vague, isn't it?
Well, that information did interest me too and i looked it up. I found this research from Upenn. It confirms that human eyes are indeed slower than an Ethernet in transmitting information, but however its still 10 million bits/s.(MB/s). I am impressed by that.

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The investigators calculate that the human retina can transmit data at roughly 10 million bits per second. By comparison, an Ethernet can transmit information between computers at speeds of 10 to 100 million bits per second.
http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/news/News_...6/retinput.htm
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Old August 2, 2012, 10:46 AM
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Didn't we have a similar thread couple of months ago?
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Didn't we have a similar thread couple of months ago?
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"Lemons contain more sugar than strawberries"

Good luck having iftar with lemon juices.
Lol what??? That can't be right! My mom was pissed when I told her about this.

Edit: Okay maybe if you compare one lemon with one strawberry, but not per unit mass.. lol!
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Hillier Lake, The Unique Lake With Pink color In Australia

This unique Lake located above the Islands, Western Australia Recherce in the Kalbarri Region. Lake, this one’s not including Lake, the Lake has a water color with different lakes in General. Lake Hillier, a lake that has the color pink or pink is a remarkable natural wonders. The Lake is very beautiful if you look at the view from the top, let alone the Lake is also surrounded by eucalyptus trees that looked green. The Lake looks like fairyland was first discovered by a navigator in the United Kingdom named Matthew Flinders in 1802. Then Flinders was doing mountaineering. But after arriving at the top of a high enough he found the pink Lake. Until now no one has to know where the origin of the Lake to be pink. According to me it is a natural wonder, how do you think?

Amongst the only Three Pink Lakes of This universe one is at Senegal another is at California and this one at Australia. This Pink Lake is a salt lake in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia. It lies about 3 kilometres (2 mi) west of Esperance and is bounded to the East by the South Coast Highway.

The lake is not always pink in colour but the distinctive colour of the water when the lake is pink it is supposed that it is a result of the green alga Dunaliella salina, halobacterium Halobacteria cutirubrum, and or high concentration of brine shrimp. Once the lake water reaches a salinity level greater than that of sea water, the temperature is high enough and adequate light conditions are provided, the alga begins to accumulate the red pigment beta carotene. The pink halobacteria grow in the salt crust at the bottom of the lake and the colour of the lake is a result of the balance between D. salina and H. cutirubrum. But The Scientists are not Sure.

The lake has been identified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area (IBA) because it usually supports significant numbers of Hooded Plovers and sometimes over 1% of the world population of Banded Stilts.

Prior to salt production the lake's environment was investigated in the 1980s Table salt is produced in solar ponds at the eastern end of the lake. The company WA Salt supply produce water softening salt, coarse salt and sheepskin salt at the Esperance site. The salt is kiln dried, crushed and bagged at the site before being distributed.

Courtesy: Miracle of imagination(FB)
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Hillier Lake, The Unique Lake With Pink color In Australia

This unique Lake located above the Islands, Western Australia Recherce in the Kalbarri Region. Lake, this one’s not including Lake, the Lake has a water color with different lakes in General. Lake Hillier, a lake that has the color pink or pink is a remarkable natural wonders. The Lake is very beautiful if you look at the view from the top, let alone the Lake is also surrounded by eucalyptus trees that looked green. The Lake looks like fairyland was first discovered by a navigator in the United Kingdom named Matthew Flinders in 1802. Then Flinders was doing mountaineering. But after arriving at the top of a high enough he found the pink Lake. Until now no one has to know where the origin of the Lake to be pink. According to me it is a natural wonder, how do you think?

Amongst the only Three Pink Lakes of This universe one is at Senegal another is at California and this one at Australia. This Pink Lake is a salt lake in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia. It lies about 3 kilometres (2 mi) west of Esperance and is bounded to the East by the South Coast Highway.

The lake is not always pink in colour but the distinctive colour of the water when the lake is pink it is supposed that it is a result of the green alga Dunaliella salina, halobacterium Halobacteria cutirubrum, and or high concentration of brine shrimp. Once the lake water reaches a salinity level greater than that of sea water, the temperature is high enough and adequate light conditions are provided, the alga begins to accumulate the red pigment beta carotene. The pink halobacteria grow in the salt crust at the bottom of the lake and the colour of the lake is a result of the balance between D. salina and H. cutirubrum. But The Scientists are not Sure.

The lake has been identified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area (IBA) because it usually supports significant numbers of Hooded Plovers and sometimes over 1% of the world population of Banded Stilts.

Prior to salt production the lake's environment was investigated in the 1980s Table salt is produced in solar ponds at the eastern end of the lake. The company WA Salt supply produce water softening salt, coarse salt and sheepskin salt at the Esperance site. The salt is kiln dried, crushed and bagged at the site before being distributed.

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Thats really cool man.
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Old August 8, 2012, 02:53 AM
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Long live Mango and Mango people

Really? I mean i have only gained Chorbis after eating loads of them
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Really? I mean i have only gained Chorbis after eating loads of them
Are you sure aam is all you've been eating?
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Are you sure aam is all you've been eating?
No, but i feel like mangoes did play its role on me gaining weights. Although I agree that its my never ending crave for sweets mostly
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Really? I mean i have only gained Chorbis after eating loads of them
How many you have been eating a day? 500?

J/K.

I don't think mango was the contributing factor. May be you would gain even more without eating them.
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