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tailgater Offline
#151 Posted:
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BuckyB93 wrote:
Nope, missed that movie your description brings up memories.

True story, me and the Ex did our honeymoon in Playa Del Carmen. All inclusive resort.

We did a tour of the Mayan ruins in the area, Chichen Itza if my memory serves me correctly. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Castillo,_Chichen_Itza)

I walked up the stairs of the temple just fine... then when at the top, I turned around to picture the view. Vertigo set in.

After wandering around the temple and with the tour guide explaining the history and all that, I had to walk down the same stairs... they were totally open with no guard rails.. Just a rope down the center. The steps where like 10" deep on the landing (apparently they had little feet back then). One miss step or stumble, and gravity would take over as you you bounced on down the rock stairs.

I went down on my ass, one step at a time as if I was a 3 yr old. Yeah, when it comes to heights, I'm kind of a pu$$y. I'll admit it.

It's not Knowledge Recently Acquired, but it was about 20 yrs ago.


Do NOT go to the Great Wall in China.

You're welcome.

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#152 Posted:
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bgz wrote:
Today I have learned that it is possible for a banana to own a dog.

If you are interested in how this possible, I can only explain it on the vherf with a pipe in my hand, but I assure you, the statement is true.


You dog, you.

MACS Offline
#153 Posted:
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8trackdisco wrote:
Iceland is one of the world’s few mosquito-free environments. No matter what time of year you visit, you won’t have to worry about these pests.


I've lived in Temecula for 21 years. Never been bothered by mosquitoes here. Think
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#154 Posted:
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MACS wrote:
I've lived in Temecula for 21 years. Never been bothered by mosquitoes here. Think


I’m watching you, packing my bags and am buzzing west.
-The Northern AZ Skeeter 🦟 that set Deadeye back for a bit.
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#155 Posted:
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The Great Lakes — Superior, Huron, Michigan, Ontario and Erie — make up the largest body of fresh water on Earth, accounting for one-fifth of the freshwater surface on the planet at 6 quadrillion gallons.
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#156 Posted:
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Some parts may be fresher than others
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#157 Posted:
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Sunoverbeach wrote:
Some parts may be fresher than others

You’ve got that right.
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#158 Posted:
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tailgater wrote:
You dog, you.



I learned that tail vacations in Mara Lago so he doesn't have to hear about racism... probably trying his luck at some gay gold digging (the latter was just speculation, the former came out of the horses mouth).
MACS Offline
#159 Posted:
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UXxm-rXn1A
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#160 Posted:
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A cigar is the answer to a questionable day.
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#161 Posted:
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HOHUM1928 wrote:
A cigar is the answer to a questionable day.



ThumpUp Applause ThumpUp
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#162 Posted:
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As part of a bold new marketing strategy to promote inclusivity and appeal to less than 1% of the population, Mars, Incorporated has introduced a new M&M character who identifies as a Skittle.
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#163 Posted:
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8trackdisco wrote:
The Great Lakes — Superior, Huron, Michigan, Ontario and Erie — make up the largest body of fresh water on Earth, accounting for one-fifth of the freshwater surface on the planet at 6 quadrillion gallons.

What about the Amazon River?
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#164 Posted:
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rfenst wrote:
What about the Amazon River?

My kids think that's where all our packages come from.
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#165 Posted:
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Doesn't the Amazon River have those fish that swim up your pee pee?

They sound like it would be a good addition to the "pool fish" birthday party.

http://www.cigarbid.com/.../c/posts/63405/pool-fish
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#166 Posted:
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rfenst wrote:
What about the Amazon River?


It is south of the Great Lakes.
Sunoverbeach Offline
#167 Posted:
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North will get you there too eventually
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#168 Posted:
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8trackdisco wrote:
The Great Lakes — Superior, Huron, Michigan, Ontario and Erie — make up the largest body of fresh water on Earth, accounting for one-fifth of the freshwater surface on the planet at 6 quadrillion gallons.

Do you know what H.O.M.E.S.?
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#169 Posted:
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Burner02 wrote:
As part of a bold new marketing strategy to promote inclusivity and appeal to less than 1% of the population, Mars, Incorporated has introduced a new M&M character who identifies as a Skittle.

I laffed.
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#170 Posted:
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The total population of El Salvidor is less than that of NYC, but larger than the #2 city (LA).

And yet, the score of the game currently is only USA 1- Salvi 0 in the 80th minute.
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#171 Posted:
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8trackdisco wrote:
The total population of El Salvidor is less than that of NYC, but larger than the #2 city (LA).

And yet, the score of the game currently is only USA 1- Salvi 0 in the 80th minute.

American soccer is a joke/sucks compared to most other countries'.
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#172 Posted:
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rfenst wrote:
American soccer is a joke/sucks compared to most other countries'.


But our football is way better.
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#173 Posted:
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rfenst wrote:
American soccer is a joke/sucks compared to most other countries'.


American Mens National Team is as good as I can remember them being. FIFA rankings has them at #11. Ten spots probably higher than they should be. They may only be the third best team in North & Central America. Still not guaranteed to be in the World Cup. Beating Canada this afternoon would be a great step toward that.

MLS as a nation League might be tenth best in the world.
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#174 Posted:
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bgz wrote:
But our football is way better.


Too many interruptions in play. Between commercials, penalties, inept refs and elongated reviews it becomes quickly tedious. Add to the denoting of the sport Safety First initiatives like onside kicks and kickoffs having little to no contact and players being penalized for tackling indelicately, American football is decidedly not better than the worlds game.

Will have the dark going today. Will let the game get midway through the second quarter and the watch off of the DVR. With all the breaks, I’ll still be able to catch the last five minutes of the game live.
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#175 Posted:
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^True, but you won't see an American football player fall to the ground and roll around screaming like something was broken if another player touches his ear or whispers a bad word.

C'mon, man...
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#176 Posted:
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MACS wrote:
^True, but you won't see an American football player fall to the ground and roll around screaming like something was broken if another player touches his ear or whispers a bad word.

C'mon, man...


They are remarkably resilient. A player can be perfectly healthy, clattered into, hit the ground, be near death in a coma, get treatment, be revived, and back running in the same time period it takes all the referees and the NFL brain trust to, after ruminating over five minutes of super slow motion, decide whether a player got two feet in bounds.

All while they slam AT&T and Verizon commercials down your throat.

And even after all that…. They still get the call wrong about a third of the time.

The only thing that can’t truly be decided in these situations is…. Are they inept or corrupt?

…… c’mon, man.
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#177 Posted:
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Nuthin more exciting than a 1-0 soccer match…
8trackdisco Offline
#178 Posted:
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izonfire wrote:
Nuthin more exciting than a 1-0 soccer match…


0-0 can be as good.
MACS Offline
#179 Posted:
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izonfire wrote:
Nuthin more exciting than a 1-0 soccer match…


Well... it beats a 0-0 tie. Whistle
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#180 Posted:
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How many licks does it REALLY take to get to the center of a tootsie pop? The world may never know.

After many studies, there is no clear answer.

Purdue University:
A group of engineering students from Purdue University reported that its licking machine, modeled after a human tongue, took an average of 364 licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop. Twenty of the group's volunteers assumed the licking challenge-unassisted by machinery-and averaged 252 licks each to the center.

University of Michigan:

Not to be outdone by a Big Ten rival, a chemical engineering doctorate student from the University of Michigan recorded that his customized licking machine required 411 licks to reach the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop. (411-364. Go Blue!).

Bellarmine University:
Bellarmine University in Louisville recently completed their own controlled study to get an answer to the age-old question. With 130 participants they recorded their findings by gender, the amount of time taken and even the color of the tootsie pop. You can read all about their experiment here https://tootsie.com/core/files/tootsie/uploads/files/Bellarmine_University.pdf.

Swarthmore Junior High School:

Rejecting the notion that one needed active college status to undertake the Tootsie Pop licking challenge, a group of junior high students at Swarthmore School used human lickers, reporting an average of 144 licks to reach the center of a Tootsie Pop.

Based on the wide range of results from these scientific studies, it is clear that the world may never know how many licks it really takes to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop.


Source: https://tootsie.com/howmanylick-experiments

So... after building a "licking machine" and running the Tootsie Pop tests, what other tests might they have run? The world may never know but some university co-eds prolly had has some fun with it.
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#181 Posted:
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#182 Posted:
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I just bite until tootsie is revealed
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#183 Posted:
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where can I get one of these "licking machines"...asking for a friendAnxious
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#184 Posted:
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8trackdisco wrote:
0-0 can be as good.

Very good, IMO, particularly when both teams have great defenders and great attackers and everything is a uncertain anytime either team has the ball. Applause
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#185 Posted:
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Why would you eat a Tootsie Pop in the first place, let alone want to expose that crappy chocolate chemical crap in the middle? d'oh!
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#186 Posted:
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rfenst wrote:
Very good, IMO, particularly when both teams have great defenders and great attackers and everything is a uncertain anytime either team has the ball. Applause


Years and years ago when I could still run, I used to play in an adult soccer league. Was meant for 40+ but the league made an exemption for our team, which was totally made up of college students, ‘cause they desperately needed more teams. Although we were young and kinda, sorta, able to run like the wind, we were also very inexperienced, soccer-wise. The bulk of the team had never played organized soccer so we used to get our butts kicked by the Germans, Mexicans, Italians, UKians, etc. But we learned to enjoy the sport. A few of us even started watching soccer with Toby Charles doing the play-by-play. However, as enjoyable as it was to play ON the field, I used to fall asleep while watching it on TV. And now, decades later, while I appreciate great defenders and attackers, I still can’t really watch it on the tube.
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#187 Posted:
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I defiantly appreciate the skill, though I cannot watch a complete game.
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#188 Posted:
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Should also add that even when I started coaching my kids’ soccer teams and they started to watch it on TV, I would use the game as a teaching opportunity. Due to that interaction, I didn’t fall asleep but other than talking strategy or marveling at the skills on display, I was still bored spitless.
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#189 Posted:
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Waz up? Just said goodbye to my brother and family (7 people) are here from Lakewood, NJ- for those of you who know there. They rented a huge airbnb house big enough for 15-20 people to sit around comfortably. Thankfully not with us or a hotel. Had a a great time and will see them all again next January for my nephew's bar mitzvah, unless they come to visit sooner.

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#190 Posted:
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Waz up? Just said goodbye to my brother and family (7 people) are here from Lakewood, NJ- for those of you who know there. They rented a huge airbnb house big enough for 15-20 people to sit around comfortably. Thankfully not with us or a hotel. Had a a great time and will see them all again next January for my nephew's bar mitzvah, unless they come to visit sooner.

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#191 Posted:
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rfenst wrote:
Waz up? Just said goodbye to my brother and family (7 people) are here from Lakewood, NJ- for those of you who know there. They rented a huge airbnb house big enough for 15-20 people to sit around comfortably. Thankfully not with us or a hotel. Had a a great time and will see them all again next January for my nephew's bar mitzvah, unless they come to visit sooner.



Thats nice, but did anybody score?
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#192 Posted:
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Waz up? Just said goodbye to my brother and family (7 people) are here from Lakewood, NJ- for those of you who know there. They rented a huge airbnb house big enough for 15-20 people to sit around comfortably. Thankfully not with us or a hotel. Had a a great time and will see them all again next January for my nephew's bar mitzvah, unless they come to visit sooner.

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#193 Posted:
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Delayed triple post? That's a new one in my experience
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#194 Posted:
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8trackdisco wrote:
American Mens National Team is as good as I can remember them being. FIFA rankings has them at #11. Ten spots probably higher than they should be. They may only be the third best team in North & Central America. Still not guaranteed to be in the World Cup. Beating Canada this afternoon would be a great step toward that.

MLS as a nation League might be tenth best in the world.



at least second best...to Canada...of all nations...Canada 2 - US 0

Americans are playing better than during the last WC cycle, and have a young and mostly solid team, but still can't seem to produce a prolific ball handler who can find the goal...

Pulisic looked promising a few years ago but his skills have diminished, or the world has figured him out...sitting at Chelsea not helping him...


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#195 Posted:
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MACS wrote:
^True, but you won't see an American football player fall to the ground and roll around screaming like something was broken if another player touches his ear or whispers a bad word.

C'mon, man...


both sports are entertaining, and I do enjoy watching them both and prefer a Ram game to a Galaxy game...but if the USMNT was playing a World Cup Final at the same time as a Super Bowl, I'd watch the US national team...and tape the other

hey those nipple twists really hurt...at the professional level, soccer is a very physical game played without protective pads...never played organized soccer ...played high school football and suffered a serious injury both years I played


having coached AYSO when my son played, I can appreciate the skill level of world class players and different styles of play...
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75% of the animal kingdom is comprised of insects.
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Approximately, 99.9% of the mass in our solar system is contained in the Sun. In other words, our solar system is essentially the Sun plus a rounding error that contains all the other junk.
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Sharks (about 450 million years old) are older than trees (about 350 million years old). They are one of the only animals that have survived four of the five mass extinctions on Earth.

https://tinyurl.com/2p97463b
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Uno NINE! NINE!
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On a timeline, Tyrannosaurus Rex is closer to the iPhone than it is to the Stegosaurus.
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