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

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclones500 View Post
    OK, several posts debunked the "first try" part, so let's ignore that.

    The part about "relative technological progress," though, is a valid quandary. It's one of the few elements* of moon hoax theory that continues to puzzle me (actually, it's not even really among common conspiracy "evidence," but it holds more water than the photo-doctoring stuff, for example).

    It does seem, with so many advancements made in so many areas in the past four decades, humankind ought to be able to rocket people to the moon every couple of years. Not to say it's any kind of proof, but as bringmagicback said, it is hard to believe in the progress context.

    I know, we supposedly don't do it anymore because of budget constraints, national priorities, been-there-done-that.

    *The other element: There was obviously motivation to fake it, in the Cold War sense.
    You're right that two of the main reasons we have no. t been back is because of budget and a "been there, done that" attitude. But the really significant reason is the shift in goals. The next logical step was deep space exploration or building a lunar base so when Apollo was cancelled, research shifted to our ability to stay in space for extended lengths of time. Skylab was actually built out of an Apollo rocket that was left over and of course now there is the ISS.



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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:

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    There for a second I thought it would be something I've never noticed. Turns out it was something I noticed from day 1. Color me disappointed. Oh well, no use crying over spilt milk.


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

    That there are people who find the current iteration of Miley Cyrus attractive.




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

    Quote Originally Posted by HFCS View Post
    By the looks of the above I'm blown away that URANUS is as big as earth! Must buy TP by the truck loads!

    I'm blown away by a lot. First of all what makes a fact a fact? How did it become a fact and who stated it to be one?

    Besides that just look around and it's like how and why did this get here or why is that like it is. Pretty crazy stuff. Nothing like being part of a real SIMs game. :)



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

    Quote Originally Posted by 19210 View Post
    By the looks of the above I'm blown away that URANUS is as big as earth! Must buy TP by the truck loads!

    I'm blown away by a lot. First of all what makes a fact a fact? How did it become a fact and who stated it to be one?

    Besides that just look around and it's like how and why did this get here or why is that like it is. Pretty crazy stuff. Nothing like being part of a real SIMs game. :)




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    Floored...


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Aclone View Post
    That there are people who find the current iteration of Miley Cyrus attractive.
    Which version of the now 21 year old Miley Cyrus do you prefer?


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

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    How neat is that?



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

    Quote Originally Posted by mtowncyclone13 View Post
    i see what you're doing here.
    Actually, I can't see now



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

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    Janny does not like beans in his chili.
    Swear to God I'm not lying, today we had a Christmas Chili Cook-off at my workplace. My bean-less entry took 2nd place out of 12. Admittedly, the winner had beans in it, and I even voted for it over my own, because it was very, very good. Still, I've got a little vindication going on right now.


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

    The Kardashians are "famous".



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



    This is Harrison Tyler. He's 85. His grandfather was John Tyler... the former president of the United States...the 10th president of the United States.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post


    This is Harrison Tyler. He's 85. His grandfather was John Tyler... the former president of the United States...the 10th president of the United States.
    That's a GREAT one.



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    How addicting this damn site is


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post


    This is Harrison Tyler. He's 85. His grandfather was John Tyler... the former president of the United States...the 10th president of the United States.
    My favorite part of this is that he appears to speak like he knew his 130 year old grandfather when he was born. I remember exactly nothing about my great grandmother who I knew when I was 1.



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