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The Random Question Thread

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posted on May, 3 2016 @ 06:23 PM
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This thread is to help exercise your ability to research and share information. The goal here is to persuade members that do not usually participate in the research and reporting side of a discussion, to work together and improve the way we as a group approach questions in the future.

Any member may attempt to help answer any question of their choosing, but must provide a source and brief explanation in their post. Sources for your answers are not limited to the internet as long as you provide a citation so the rest of us may attempt to agree or disagree based upon our own research.

If you can help it, please ask only one question per post. Single questions can be answered by multiple members and answers you agree with should be starred accordingly. You may ask a question that you assume you know the answer to, as a test of your knowledge.

The #1 rule here is to have fun. There is no topic or theme, only random questions with hopefully either very funny or very accurate answers. Be respectful and allow yourself to learn something while helping another do the same. The more questions we ask, the more we learn.

I’ll start things off with a few questions…

At what temperature does a diamond melt?

Which animal in existence has the shortest lifespan?

What is the easiest way to make saltwater drinkable?

How easy is it for someone to launch a nuclear missile?





posted on May, 3 2016 @ 06:38 PM
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a reply to: eisegesis

Not so sure about the first one, however:

Which animal in existence has the shortest lifespan?
Not exactly sure but I bet it's minute.

What is the easiest way to make saltwater drinkable?
Add heaps of tequila.

How easy is it for someone to launch a nuclear missile?
If you've got a big enough catapult I suspect it's not too much of a drama.

Kind Regards
Myselfaswell

My Question;

In Maths two negatives make a positive, why then do two wrongs not make a right.
edit on 3-5-2016 by myselfaswell because: question added

edit on 3-5-2016 by myselfaswell because: bloody spelling mistake



posted on May, 3 2016 @ 06:38 PM
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3550 degrees Celsius

24hrs for mayfly . One year for house mouse.
marine animals drink saltwater allday.
You need two people to 5urna keys to launçh nukes.
or make your own.

What happens if pinnochio says my nose is about to grow?



posted on May, 3 2016 @ 06:42 PM
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A reminder...



Any member may attempt to help answer any question of their choosing, but must provide a source and brief explanation in their post.


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posted on May, 3 2016 @ 06:43 PM
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a reply to: eisegesis

Nice thread!
So much for "diamonds are forever."
I have to say throw the diamond in the sun. Or on earth pressurize the diamond 50x with 10,000 deg heat!

How high can a helium balloon fly. Not Jules Vern style?



posted on May, 3 2016 @ 06:52 PM
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a reply to: dashen

If pinnochio says your nose as about to grow he is telling you "hey man don't do it, just don't lie"! LOL

How many 100 dollar bills would it take to stack from the earth to the moon?



posted on May, 3 2016 @ 06:58 PM
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In Maths two negatives make a positive, why then do two wrongs not make a right.

Adding two negatives makes a negative, while multiplying two negatives makes a positive.

The question cannot be answered.

Source



posted on May, 3 2016 @ 07:09 PM
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a reply to: Quantum12

Approximately 3.4577 E12, which is always changing.

Time-averaged distance between Earth and Moon centers is 385,000.6 km.
Less the approximate radius of Earth (6371km) & the Moon (1737km).
Times 1000, dagnabit.
Divided by the thickness of the bill at 0.000109m.

Kind Regards
Myselfaswell
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posted on May, 3 2016 @ 07:15 PM
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a reply to: Quantum12

No, no. His own nose



posted on May, 3 2016 @ 07:16 PM
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a reply to: myselfaswell
Nice!!! 1 billion stars for you!



posted on May, 3 2016 @ 07:23 PM
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a reply to: Quantum12

Slowdown there buddy, stick to the format.



How many 100 dollar bills would it take to stack from the earth to the moon?

You would need to stack about 3.5 trillion dollar bills in order to reach the moon.


The thickness of a single one dollar bills measures .0043 inches or .0000000679 miles.

The height of a stack of 100 one dollar bills measures .43 inches.

The height of a stack of 1,000 one dollar bills measures 4.3 inches.

The height of a stack of 1,000,000 one dollar bills measures 4,300 inches or 358 feet – about the height of a 30 to 35 story building.

The height of a stack of 100,000,000 (one hundred million) one dollar bills measures 35,851 feet or 6.79 miles. This would reach from the earth’s surface to the approximate altitude at which commercial jetliners fly.

The height of a stack of 1,000,000,000 (one billion) one dollar bills measures 358,510 feet or 67.9 miles. This would reachblue sky, moon, clouds from the earth’s surface into the lower portion of the troposphere – one of the major outer layers of earth’s atmosphere.

The height of a stack of 100,000,000,000 (one hundred billion) one dollar bills measures 6,786.6 miles. A column of bills this high would extend 28 times higher than the orbiting International Space Station.

The height of a stack of 1,000,000,000,000 (one trillion) one dollar bills measures 67,866 miles. This would reach more than one fourth the way from the earth to the moon.

The height of a stack of 100,000,000,000,000 (one hundred trillion) one dollar bills measures 6,786,616 miles. This would reach from the earth to the moon and back 14 times.

Source



posted on May, 3 2016 @ 07:51 PM
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a reply to: eisegesis

Grrr. Well, I'm out. I over-research and source.


I leave you with an S&F.
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posted on May, 3 2016 @ 09:58 PM
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a reply to: dashen

I disagree with the mayfly. It's final stage only lives for 24 hours, but it's larval/nymph form can live for years.

The shortest birth to death is a microworm called a gastrotich which lives for 3 days, birth to death.

So I guess it depends on what was intended by the question.



posted on May, 3 2016 @ 10:21 PM
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edit on 3-5-2016 by EchoesInTime because: nevermind



posted on May, 3 2016 @ 10:25 PM
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If you can bend time it would take no time.



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