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Don't worry, it isn't really Sumo either.  ;D 

When I was a kid, my great-uncle was a cultural minister at the US Embassy in Japan and he and his wife lived there for a number of years.  (We got some really cool Christmas presents!) I found out when my great-aunt was in her 80's that she, a very elegant woman, was a serious Sumo fan.  There is a great deal of history and ritual involved.

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I witnessed -12F (-24C) on my car's thermometer last night driving home.  And it wasn't that late into the night.  I know I know, Canadians would sun bathe in -24C weather.  I can't imagine what that was with the wind chill. But anyway, may it warm up!
 

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username! said:
I witnessed -12F (-24C) on my car's thermometer last night driving home.  And it wasn't that late into the night.  I know I know, Canadians would sun bathe in -24C weather.  I can't imagine what that was with the wind chill. But anyway, may it warm up!
LoL!!  Laying on top of our igloos, catchin' the rays...
 

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Last night, it felt warmer outside (10F) than in my house (65F - very drafty).

I remember the last time temperatures hit 0F in 1996, I have never seen a bluer sky and my mind was at ease for most of the day.
 

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I need a good vegetarian cook book for the coming lent.....and a good idea of what in the crud scrapple is. 
 

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Steelers vs Eagles, the Pennsylvania Super Bowl...?
Not gonna happen.  Eagles choke in NFC Final AGAIN :'(.

Cardinals 32, Eagles 25 - Kurt Warner throws 4 TD passes to make it back to the Super Bowl.

I wonder... :-\  Does that make Warner the oldest QB to lead his team to the Super Bowl?
 

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PeterTheAleut said:
I wonder... :-\  Does that make Warner the oldest QB to lead his team to the Super Bowl?
I guess not.  Warner, 37, is one year younger than John Elway was when he started Super Bowl XXXIII for Denver against Atlanta (Broncos won 34-19).

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090117130529AAFjPqV
 

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Well, it looks as if our own Orthodox linebacker/safety Troy Polamalu just clinched a Super Bowl berth for his Steelers with an interception and TD return to give his team a 23-14 lead over the Ravens with 4:24 left in regulation of the AFC Championship game.


But it looks now as if Raven RB Willis McGahee just got knocked out (a minute of game time later) by a vicious (clean and legal, but vicious nonetheless) helmet-to-helmet tackle.  Being carried off the field on a stretcher with his head immobilized.  Lord have mercy! :(
 

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Here's a random thought. When I go outside in the winter time, if I have shorts on, I'm perfectly fine. Yet, if I don't have a coat on, I'm bitterly cold. Why does my upper half respond so differently to the cold than my bottom half?
 

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Asteriktos said:
Here's a random thought. When I go outside in the winter time, if I have shorts on, I'm perfectly fine. Yet, if I don't have a coat on, I'm bitterly cold. Why does my upper half respond so differently to the cold than my bottom half?
The hardest working muscle, and therefore the muscle which produces the most heat, is the heart located in your torso. The heat from the torso is transferred to the extremities via the circulatory system. Wearing a coat is like insulating the boiler so the heat can be transferred to the radiators (the extremities).
BTW, 60% of heat loss from your body is through your head, so a hat is more important than pants!
 

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And the Capitol of Nebraska is Lincoln!

Where can be found a 3 star capitol building attraction.  It's great with carvings and mosaic and the painted carved doors of the two houses (even though Nebraska went unicameral after it was built) and paintings and sculpture and more.  Our family recommends it for anyone passing through.
 

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I can't believe this hasn't been done in 5220 posts on this thread...

Freebird!
 

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ozgeorge said:
Just made a weird discovery.
For every integer n between 0 and 41
n2 + n + 41 is a prime number
And there's more:
n2 - 79 n + 1601 is prime for 0 ≤ n ≤ 79.

Perhaps there is some order in chaos after all?
 

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Мѕ фирефоџ броњсер фор соме њеирд реасон јуст цхангед то цѕриллиц сцрипт иф анѕоне цоулд хелп ме тхат њоулд бе греат.
 

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Think of all the crunchons that perished for those HUGE COLOURFUL random posts
;D

 

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ozgeorge said:
Just made a weird discovery.
For every integer n between 0 and 41
n2 + n + 41 is a prime number
thank you, ozgeorge, for continually reminding me just how much I have to learn in this world!  ;D
 

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I am retaining the honorable lawyer J. Noble Daggett to represent me in my claim for the severe eye damage I received due to the giant print used by the OCnet Tagger Crew...

 
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