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07-06-2021, 23:25   #2491
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08-06-2021, 22:18   #2492
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Frogs are beautiful and cats are misunderstood.

. -- Somebody or other, circa 19something something.
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The longest time between two twins being born is 87 days.
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Scheele's Green was developed in the 1700's and used arsenic as a main component meaning it was highly toxic. It was widely used as a paint, and dye for fabrics and papers at the time. I listened to a podcast this morning that mentioned that Charles Dickens saw the colour and loved it so much he wanted to paint his entire house in it. Fortunately, his wife hated it and refused.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scheele's_Green
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True, apparently.
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What is a pirates favourite letter ?

A letter of marque and reprisal.




A letter of marque is permission to cross over the frontier into another country's territory in order to take a ship

A letter of reprisal authorizes taking the captured vessel to the home port of the capturer.


With these a pirate becomes a privateer subject to the country that issued the letter(s) and technically isn't an "enemy of mankind". Even today any government that catches a pirate on the high seas can legally do pretty much anything they want to them.
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You can clear dust off a solar panel by trickling sand nearby.

Or at least you can on Mars if your lander has a robotic arm with a scoop on it.
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This is a mechanical OR gate (with 20 inputs).
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Not sure if it's true, but it does sound plausible.

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First Google link says it's nonsense and is an old English term - https://vinepair.com/articles/origin-of-shot/
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