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Is it really that rainy in Seattle? The honest answers to odd and obscure questions thread.

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posted on Dec, 5 2014 @ 01:43 AM
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My odd and obscure questions (some have been asked by others):

Why is there braille on drive up ATM's?
(if you remember them) Why did "Hooked on Phonics" advertise on billboards?
Are women's breasts really universally attractive to everyone in our species?
Who reads directions on toothpick boxes?
Has anyone watched grass grow? Or watched a pot all night to see if it would boil?
Why do we drive on a parkway and park in a driveway?
What is the answer to life the universe, and everything?




posted on Dec, 5 2014 @ 01:48 AM
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a reply to: randomtangentsrme

I think you may have just broken the internet....



posted on Dec, 5 2014 @ 01:49 AM
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Why is there braille on drive up ATM's?


Hmmmm... Nice one...

I also would like to add to this question : If you make a spelling mistake in braille, do you feel it again?

Kindest respects

Rodinus
edit on 5/12/14 by Rodinus because: Crap spelling



posted on Dec, 5 2014 @ 01:52 AM
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originally posted by: randomtangentsrme
My odd and obscure questions (some have been asked by others):

Why is there braille on drive up ATM's?
(if you remember them) Why did "Hooked on Phonics" advertise on billboards?
Are women's breasts really universally attractive to everyone in our species?
Who reads directions on toothpick boxes?
Has anyone watched grass grow? Or watched a pot all night to see if it would boil?
Why do we drive on a parkway and park in a driveway?
What is the answer to life the universe, and everything?


Your last question can be answered by your third.



posted on Dec, 5 2014 @ 01:53 AM
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a reply to: randomtangentsrme

Maybe ATMs are required to have braille, regardless of where they're located?

I've heard of people who don't think they're attractive, and I know people who think they aren't. My best friend is gay and is turned off by them. And I can imagine someone, somewhere has a phobia concerning them.

Someone who is bored, curious or drunk. I can imagine they were put on the boxes for legal reasons. Somebody stuck themselves accidentally or it scratched a gum, etc.

I did watch grass grow as a child. But only for a few minutes, I was very young and very impatient.

I don't know why it's called a parkway but I can imagine a driveway is called that because it allows vehicle access to the area from the "main road". Maybe the terminology goes back to the days of coaches and horses?

My answer to the reason for everything is different than yours, different than the next person. It is what you make of it I suppose.



posted on Dec, 5 2014 @ 02:07 AM
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a reply to: 74Templar

I saw the pictures of the Roos you get to enjoy on your property.
I'm still amazed by it lol.



posted on Dec, 5 2014 @ 02:08 AM
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Why is there even such a thing as a toilet paper commercial??? WHO in hades is NOT buying it?



posted on Dec, 5 2014 @ 02:11 AM
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If nothing sticks to Teflon , how do they stick it to the pan .



posted on Dec, 5 2014 @ 02:11 AM
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a reply to: 74Templar

Awesome. I'll spend some time thinking about cool things I know about this place and post a bunch later. Here is one for now. If you've ever seen Free Willy, you are familiar with Keiko (the whale who played Willy). He lived here, at the Oregon Coast Aquarium for awhile, before they made efforts to release him back into the wild. I got to see him twice. Up close eye to eye. Dang I miss that whale.. (He eventually died in the wild).

a reply to: kevinp2300

I love this state. I was born here and intend to die here. I'm glad you enjoyed your time here, and sharing some beers with peeps. We brew some good beers here. A lot of the towns have a rustic look of one sort or another I suppose. We really like our trees. When you head out into eastern Oregon there are a lot of juniper trees. I've always thought they smelled nice.

ETA: Haystack Rock is a designated wildlife refuge and climbing it is prohibited. They don't want people disturbing the birds nests on the top, and also don't want people to slip and fall. It's 235 feet tall.



Who built Haystack Rock / How did it get here?
Good old Mother Nature 'built' Haystack Rock. The rock part of Haystack Rock is actually lava from a volcano that erupted millions and millions of years ago on the borders of Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Molten lava flowed seaward down what was once the Columbia River Gorge. When it hit soft sediment on its journey west, the lava went underground. When it came to a vent or soft spot (like it did here in Cannon Beach) it "popped up." Scientists know this because they have identified "signature" chemicals in Haystack Rock that only match volcanoes on the other side of the state.

www.ci.cannon-beach.or.us...
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posted on Dec, 5 2014 @ 02:21 AM
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originally posted by: Kangaruex4Ewe
Why is there even such a thing as a toilet paper commercial??? WHO in hades is NOT buying it?


And to add...

WHYYYYY... For ladies sanitary pads and thingummyjigs... the blood is always BLUE... NO matter what country you come from?

For Paddington Bears sakes PR and Marketing people... We are not all of Royal blood...

Kindest respects

Rodinus



posted on Dec, 5 2014 @ 02:28 AM
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a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe

They seem to have all vanished lately, but we've had heat, then rain, then hail, so they're probably more under cover somewhere.

Here's the pic. Note the distinct lack of urban environment....





posted on Dec, 5 2014 @ 02:29 AM
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a reply to: Rodinus

Actually while we're on the subject of odd commercial questions,

Why do all car commercials show the vehicle passing a semi-trailer on an upwards slope?



posted on Dec, 5 2014 @ 02:30 AM
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Is Fosters really Australian for beer?

If so you guys need to raise your standards.




posted on Dec, 5 2014 @ 02:31 AM
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a reply to: 74Templar

You can't blame them for wanting to get out of that kind of weather for sure.


That view is just breathtaking. I look out my front door and I see cows, donkeys, and horses. Sometimes you get a flock of wild turkeys, deer, fox, coyote, and possums.... But no kangaroos.



posted on Dec, 5 2014 @ 02:41 AM
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a reply to: WakeUpBeer

HELL NO.

I don't think Foster's is marketed in Australia anymore. It really does taste like swill.

It varies state to state, but as with all things rivalries here, the beer you drink is like a sporting team.

In Queensland they have XXXX or Four-X.
NSW are fond of Tooheys.
Victoria it is either Carlton, VB (Victoria Bitter) or Hahn.
South Australia has West End and Coopers.
Western Aust has Emu Draught.
The NT has NT draught.

We have such a diverse range though, even a lot of overseas beers, there's something for every taste. I only ever met one person who drank Foster's light ice, and he was a dick anyway.


Is it true that full strength beer in the USA is only 2.5% maximum? And light beer is even less?
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posted on Dec, 5 2014 @ 02:50 AM
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a reply to: WakeUpBeer

The majority of Australians do not NOT drink fosters . We export that crap .



posted on Dec, 5 2014 @ 02:51 AM
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a reply to: 74Templar

I'm an IPA man myself but always enjoy tasting new beers. Provided they aren't on the super cheap toilet water end of the isle. That's funny you have a beer called Four-X. We have one (imported from Mexico) called Dos Equis (Two X). The slogan has spawned countless memes.



posted on Dec, 5 2014 @ 02:55 AM
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a reply to: WakeUpBeer

There's a saying that Queenslanders call it Four-X because they can't spell beer, or they don't give a Four-X what they drink.

VB is like poison, as is Melbourne bitter, and West End is like drinking cement.

We have Dos Equis, Corona and Sol here, they are pretty popular. I never knew it was translated as two-X though...

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posted on Dec, 5 2014 @ 02:55 AM
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a reply to: WakeUpBeer

They call it XXXX because Queenslanders cant spell beer . LOL

BUGGER
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posted on Dec, 5 2014 @ 03:26 AM
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originally posted by: 74Templar
a reply to: Rodinus

Actually while we're on the subject of odd commercial questions,

Why do all car commercials show the vehicle passing a semi-trailer on an upwards slope?


Erm... Probably because in your part of the world loads of people have semi-trailers and you have lots of upwards slopes???

Just a guess?

Anyways... another question... Why is it in Deodorant commercials you always see a bird spraying her armpits and then running through the streets in a short black mini dress with a big smile on her face crying out *Narta*... or whatever deodorant spray she uses...

BUT in real life when the missus sprays her armpits first thing in the morning all I see is her looking as miserable as buggery before her first coffee and also because she did not shave her armpits correctly the night before followed by a rather noisy fart?

Kindest respects

Rodinus
edit on 5/12/14 by Rodinus because: Crap spelling



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