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In Michigan USA it is illegal to chain an alligator to a fire hydrant
In Glendale California USA horror movies are banned from Thursday to Sunday
In Uzbekistan Billiards is band in Uzbekistan as it apparently leads to vice
In Canada it is illegal to remove bandages in public
In Victoria Australia it is illegal to wear pink trousers after midday
 
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In Michigan USA it is illegal to chain an alligator to a fire hydrant
In Glendale California USA horror movies are banned from Thursday to Sunday
In Uzbekistan Billiards is band in Uzbekistan as it apparently leads to vice
In Canada it is illegal to remove bandages in public
In Victoria Australia it is illegal to wear pink trousers after midday
Love the alligator one. 😁
 
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When it's dark, find Ursa Major/the big dipper - the saucepan shape. Follow the side of the saucepan away from the handle upwards, and carry on upwards. That side of the saucepan is about 20% ot the way to Polaris, so another (roughly) four times that distance brings you to another brightish star - that's Polaris, which is (give or take) North.

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When it's dark, find Ursa Major/the big dipper - the saucepan shape. Follow the side of the saucepan away from the handle upwards, and carry on upwards. That side of the saucepan is about 20% ot the way to Polaris, so another (roughly) four times that distance brings you to another brightish star - that's Polaris, which is (give or take) North.

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doesn't work well in a cloudy Wales.... :cool:
 
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When it's dark, find Ursa Major/the big dipper - the saucepan shape. Follow the side of the saucepan away from the handle upwards, and carry on upwards. That side of the saucepan is about 20% ot the way to Polaris, so another (roughly) four times that distance brings you to another brightish star - that's Polaris, which is (give or take) North.

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Ah, so it's not just me that thinks Ursa Major looks more like a long-handled saucepan!
 
If you are following another ship in orbit and want to catch up to dock, what do you do? Fire your engines to speed up, or slow down?

Might surprise some that the answer is the latter. A reduction in speed drops you into a lower orbit, which will mean you get around the moon or planet in les time, ergo you'll catch up. You can then speed up to, erm, slow down as it were.

Space is weird and wonderful.
 

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