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C'mon chaps, let's get back on topic.

Did you know if you could fold a newspaper 25 times, mathematically it could reach the moon.
One of those things that should get easier with a bigger sheet, as the ratio of its thickness will reduce - but the fact that it would end up being so tall would mean you'd probably need a sheet best measured in astronomical units to get anywhere beyond what can be done with a normal sheet - and a sheet that big would be too heavy to support its own weight.
 
One of those things that should get easier with a bigger sheet, as the ratio of its thickness will reduce - but the fact that it would end up being so tall would mean you'd probably need a sheet best measured in astronomical units to get anywhere beyond what can be done with a normal sheet - and a sheet that big would be too heavy to support its own weight.
It's regardless of sheet size, in fact the larger the sheet the thicker it should be otherwise it needs some sort of card backing.
 

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Land Rover drivers too, round here. Local farmers all drive Japanese double cab pick-ups, because they actually work, all the time.
Nephew and wife bought one of the last Disco 4 TDV6's brand new from a Land Rover dealer in 2017. Always had it serviced by main dealer, with minimal mileage after 5 years it ground to a halt at the side of the road...snapped crankshaft! Land Rover well aware of the problem as many TDV6's suffering the same fate but refused any assistance with the £10K repair cost. I wouldn't touch any of their products with a bargepole.
 
Nephew and wife bought one of the last Disco 4 TDV6's brand new from a Land Rover dealer in 2017. Always had it serviced by main dealer, with minimal mileage after 5 years it ground to a halt at the side of the road...snapped crankshaft! Land Rover well aware of the problem as many TDV6's suffering the same fate but refused any assistance with the £10K repair cost. I wouldn't touch any of their products with a bargepole.
Surely there must have been Land Rover independent specialists who'd take on the job, far cheaper than main dealers.
 
The values of different media, from Delayed Gratification. I post these as they were a surprise to me, as was the exclusion of gaming. I'll hide the results lower down, but if you were asked to rank the values (in the UK) of music, TV, films and books, how would you rank them?

I'd probably have had films first and books last, and would have probably guessed that music would eclipse film - so if you are of a mind to, have a guess about your descending order now.



























TV - £12.64bn.
Music - £3.68Bn.
Books - £2.57Bn.
Films - £1.24Bn.

I suppose I should be grateful that books weren't dead last - until you see that Ex-Prince Harry's effort sold more that twice the next four memoirs put together...
 

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slowly, slowly working out brain functions. Maybe one day we’ll begin to understand consciousness & memory, beyond just observing the outcomes of them.
As I see it, it's the physical complexity that is extraordinary and, all because of natural selection. Also, all the instructions for that to grow, contained in the nucleus of almost every cell in the body, except red blood cells.
 

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As I see it, it's the physical complexity that is extraordinary and, all because of natural selection. Also, all the instructions for that to grow, contained in the nucleus of almost every cell in the body, except red blood cells.
Evolution/nature is indeed a wonderful thing, the deeper we delve the more incredible it becomes. Anything man-made is insignificant in comparison. Screw with it at our peril.
 

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Evolution/nature is indeed a wonderful thing, the deeper we delve the more incredible it becomes. Anything man-made is insignificant in comparison. Screw with it at our peril.
The freaky bit is that nothing is really man-made. We can’t generate materials that don’t already exist in our universe. We’re all just carbon atoms at the end of the day.
 
Bizarre motoring laws, courtesy of Autocar:

From 1946 to 2021, it was illegal to transport more than 50kg of spuds- thanks to the Marketing Act of Potatoes. Plod could estimate quantity by eye.

Prince Edward Island, Canada's smallest province, it's a legal requirement to toot the horn when passing another car. Not heavily-enforced, it seems.

Thirteen US states have no equivalent of the MOT - you can literally drive whatever hunk of junk you want - including Michigan, home of Detroit.

The note for Bahrain simply states 'Prison for everything.'
 
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Here’s a fe.w more laws:

 
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