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    Re: What is a real life fact that blows your mind?

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    Re: What is a real life fact that blows your mind?

    Another thing to go along with the age thing, my grandpa farmed 20 acres with 2 horses and a plow.......this year he drove a nearly 400 thousand dollar combine that ran off satelites. He is 90.



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    Re: What is a real life fact that blows your mind?

    Quote Originally Posted by bringmagicback View Post
    I get that people were in space before but they succeeded landing on the very first time they did it correct? Also had evetrything figured out on how to get out of the craft and walk around. Using 60's technology? seems fishy, if it were a movie people would say bs that could never happen
    It's not like they were cavemen. What specifically do you think they should have been unable to do?


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    Re: What is a real life fact that blows your mind?

    Quote Originally Posted by mtowncyclone13 View Post
    Small tech advances are amazing but at the same time it doesn't seem like anything "big" (as in physically big) has been invented in a long long time. Cars, airplanes, tractors, indoor furnace, etc.
    Elon Musk to the rescue:
    HYPERLOOP is coming.

    Elon Musk's Hyperloop Will Work, Says Some Very Smart Software - Businessweek



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    Elon Musk's proposal for an alternative for California's approved high speed rail:
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    Re: What is a real life fact that blows your mind?

    Quote Originally Posted by bringmagicback View Post
    I get that people were in space before but they succeeded landing on the very first time they did it correct? Also had evetrything figured out on how to get out of the craft and walk around. Using 60's technology? seems fishy, if it were a movie people would say bs that could never happen
    Two things;

    Every generation is appalled by the lack of technology of the previous ones and we're always arrogantly astonished that our ancestors accomplished amazing things.

    Every action, every piece of equipment, every one of the dozens of missions which led up to walking on the moon was engineered for one purpose, to walk on the moon. We did it.*

    * But it took eight years and ****ton of money and resources that we were willing to spend to beat the Soviets there.


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    Re: What is a real life fact that blows your mind?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    It's not like they were cavemen. What specifically do you think they should have been unable to do?
    If anything I'm convinced that 60's engineers were smarter (by necessity) than my generation is.



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    Re: What is a real life fact that blows your mind?

    Reading just a little about quantum physics makes my brain feel like it is going to turn inside out.



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    Re: What is a real life fact that blows your mind?

    Quote Originally Posted by CysRage View Post
    Wow..I have seen that movie countless times and I have never noticed that. You would have thought they would make the ticket more noticeable in the garbage can rather than blending in with the napkins.
    But if it was more noticeable it never would have been thrown away.


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    Re: What is a real life fact that blows your mind?

    Quote Originally Posted by weR138 View Post
    Two things;

    Every generation is appalled by the lack of technology of the previous ones and we're always arrogantly astonished that our ancestors accomplished amazing things.

    Every action, every piece of equipment, every one of the dozens of missions which led up to walking on the moon was engineered for one purpose, to walk on the moon. We did it.*

    * But it took eight years and ****ton of money and resources that we were willing to spend to beat the Soviets there.
    Yea, you have to wonder how many of the technologies that bringmagicback cited as coming after the moon landing were the result of things developed by the space program, and then after the fact someone realized they could make money using it for stupid crap as well.



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    Re: What is a real life fact that blows your mind?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyAppleseed View Post
    Russia is bigger than Pluto.
    Pluto's surface area is about 16,650,000 sq. km. and Russia is 17,075,400 sq. km.

    Scotland's national animal is the Unicorn.

    Even though Homo Sapiens have been around for about 200,000 years, 12% of everyone that's ever lived is alive right now.
    Whoa, lets leave the Phil Robertson stuff outta here.



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    Re: What is a real life fact that blows your mind?

    Quote Originally Posted by bringmagicback View Post
    I get that people were in space before but they succeeded landing on the very first time they did it correct? Also had evetrything figured out on how to get out of the craft and walk around. Using 60's technology? seems fishy, if it were a movie people would say bs that could never happen
    Ever seen the movie Apollo 13? 11 went well but it's not like everything they did was perfect.



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    Re: What is a real life fact that blows your mind?

    Quote Originally Posted by HFCS View Post
    You should see this demonstrated using the Occulus Rift virtual googles. Mind blowing.



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    Re: What is a real life fact that blows your mind?

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneworld View Post
    This is why they didn't notice Kevin was missing at the airport:

    One Thing That You've Definitely Never Noticed About "Home Alone" Before
    I think I noticed that the first time I watched the movie.

    Why do you think they focused on the trashcan so much?



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    Re: What is a real life fact that blows your mind?

    Another fascinating fact... What you perceive to be now is actually 80 milliseconds in the past.



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