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    The leaning tower of UAE

    Not so fast, Pisa! UAE lays claim to world's furthest leaning tower - CNN.com

    I think they need to put a slip n slide on that building and turn it into a ride.



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    Re: The leaning tower of UAE

    It almost looks like a boot.


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    Re: The leaning tower of UAE

    that shouldn't count



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    Re: The leaning tower of UAE

    Technically, it really doesn't "lean". It's more of a staggered set, to give it the appearance of leaning. Whereas the Leaning Tower of Pisa, actually leans.


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    Re: The leaning tower of UAE

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    Technically, it really doesn't "lean". It's more of a staggered set, to give it the appearance of leaning. Whereas the Leaning Tower of Pisa, actually leans.
    that's why...

    Quote Originally Posted by AlleyAddict View Post
    that shouldn't count



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    Re: The leaning tower of UAE

    I saw a show about the building of this structure...pretty cool, even though it doesnt really lean. These little kingdoms are quickly going to be come vacation meccas of the wealthy.



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    Re: The leaning tower of UAE

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    Technically, it really doesn't "lean". It's more of a staggered set, to give it the appearance of leaning. Whereas the Leaning Tower of Pisa, actually leans.


    the center of mass isnt above its center base, so yes, it is leaning, albeit an intentional lean



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    Re: The leaning tower of UAE

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc936 View Post
    the center of mass isnt above its center base, so yes, it is leaning, albeit an intentional lean
    Don't you pull that engineering jargon out on me.


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    Re: The leaning tower of UAE

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc936 View Post
    the center of mass isnt above its center base, so yes, it is leaning, albeit an intentional lean
    Yeah, but Pisa's is cooler because it's all natural.


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    Re: The leaning tower of UAE

    Quote Originally Posted by geburgess View Post
    Yeah, but Pisa's is cooler because it's all natural.

    So by this logic you would go for a chick like this.....



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    Re: The leaning tower of UAE

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUKyro View Post
    So by this logic you would go for a chick like this.....
    Sorry Kyro, but logic can't be extrapolated like that... Good try though. Really should take a class or seminar on abuse of extrapolation, its kinda cool.


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    Quote Originally Posted by geburgess View Post
    Yeah, but Pisa's is cooler because it's all natural.
    Not to mention it doesn't have a nasty case of Hepatitis C - oh wait, we're not talking about Pamela Anderson here...



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