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Post by NineBerry » Fri Sep 23, 2022 8:19 am

Oh. "hearses" is an actual word. I thought it was just a spelling mistake...

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Post by pErvinalia » Fri Sep 23, 2022 8:57 am

Horses definitely don't have gears.
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Post by Hermit » Fri Sep 23, 2022 8:58 am

I am a little hoarse.
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Post by laklak » Sat Sep 24, 2022 9:27 am

Junkies used to shoot up horse back in the day. Must have been a bitch to cook one down in a bent tablespoon.
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Post by Hermit » Sat Sep 24, 2022 9:31 am

pErvinalia wrote:
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Horses definitely don't have gears.
Most of them actually have five.
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Post by Brian Peacock » Mon Oct 03, 2022 11:07 pm


Hermit wrote:
pErvinalia wrote:
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Horses definitely don't have gears.
Most of them actually have five.
Actually, more like eight.

First gear is walk, called a free walk in dressage - the typical slow, ambling walk of a horse, with relaxed shoulders and croup and a nodding head. Second gear is an active, collected walk, a more purposeful and balanced gait with a steady head. Then the extended walk, which a horse will do naturally before going into/after coming out of trot, with longer strides such that the back feet approach the hoof prints made by the front feet - a feature of the gait often called 'tracking up'. Then the five mentioned in the article, though the trot and canter can both exhibit distinct features in power and balance, usually referred to as 'working' and 'collected'.
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Post by Tero » Thu Oct 06, 2022 11:17 am

bananas travel 48 hours to market by ship!

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not sure where you have to grow them to get to Europe
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Post by macdoc » Thu Oct 06, 2022 11:35 am

um that's only til they get to the refrigerated ship from the grower.
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Post by Tero » Thu Oct 06, 2022 12:09 pm

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Post by rainbow » Thu Oct 06, 2022 3:31 pm

macdoc wrote:
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um that's only til they get to the refrigerated ship from the grower.
Why is it re-frigerated?

Frigerated would do.
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Post by Scot Dutchy » Thu Oct 06, 2022 6:47 pm

Tero can you put that bit of "poetry" under a spoiler. It takes up too much space. :ddpan:
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Post by Svartalf » Thu Oct 27, 2022 6:06 pm

I learned that the animals the hippopotamus is closest to are the cetaceans... and to me it doesn't make sense...
I always thought the cetaceans hailed from carnivorous megafauna that had decided to eat fish when the lands became inhospitable... I have difficulties picturing them as hailing from some kind of pachyderm that was mostly herbivorous...
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Post by JimC » Thu Oct 27, 2022 7:55 pm

The revisions to taxonomy are down to DNA analysis. Richard Dawkins does a good job of explain the new taxonomy in "The Ancestor's Tale".
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Post by Svartalf » Thu Oct 27, 2022 9:59 pm

I must admit that the god delusion disappointed me so much I hesitate to read anything more by him
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Post by NineBerry » Thu Oct 27, 2022 10:14 pm

God delusion is philosophy and politics. Ancestor's Tale is pure science.

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