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Size Comparisons

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If you shrank the Solar System to the size of Texas, the Houston metro area would be smaller than a grasshopper in Dallas.
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If you shrank the Solar System to the size of Texas, the Houston metro area would be smaller than a grasshopper in Dallas.
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Groxx
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gotta admit, I can totally see them doing this. it feels like the most factual "my hobby" entry so far.
Silicon Valley, CA

Bursa of Fabricius

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If an anatomical structure is named for a person, it means they were the only person to have it. Pierre Paul Broca had a special area of his brain that created powerful magnetic fields, enabling him to do 19th century fMRI research.
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If an anatomical structure is named for a person, it means they were the only person to have it. Pierre Paul Broca had a special area of his brain that created powerful magnetic fields, enabling him to do 19th century fMRI research.
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DexX
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Ooooh, so Ludwig Jacobson could smell the scent of his prey in stereo by flicking his tongue in the air!
Melbourne, Australia

K-Means Clustering

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According to my especially unsupervised K-means clustering algorithm, there are currently about 8 billion types of people in the world.
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According to my especially unsupervised K-means clustering algorithm, there are currently about 8 billion types of people in the world.
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JayM
7 days ago
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Heh
Atlanta, GA

Code Lifespan

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Surely (no one/everyone) will (recognize how flexible and useful this architecture is/spend a huge amount of effort painstakingly preserving and updating this garbage I wrote in 20 minutes)
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Surely (no one/everyone) will (recognize how flexible and useful this architecture is/spend a huge amount of effort painstakingly preserving and updating this garbage I wrote in 20 minutes)
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DexX
9 days ago
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Depressingly true.
Melbourne, Australia
ChrisDL
10 days ago
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10/10 can confirm.
New York
JayM
10 days ago
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Yep
Atlanta, GA
fanguad
10 days ago
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Pure, unadulterated truth
Boston, MA

Planet Killer Comet Margarita

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I'll take mine on the rocks, no ice.
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I'll take mine on the rocks, no ice.
silberbaer
12 days ago
Gonna need a lot of salt....
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fxer
11 days ago
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What if you like pina coladas
Bend, Oregon
lanephilip
10 days ago
Then write to me and escape.
jepler
11 days ago
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hum, the number of limes seems way high at first glance but it's not that far off a 4:1:1:1.5 mix (using 14.5 million gallons as the capacity of a tanker and 1 floz as the volume of juice in a lime)
Earth, Sol system, Western spiral arm

Lane Change Highway

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I just think lane markers should follow the local magnetic declination.
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I just think lane markers should follow the local magnetic declination.
dbdoug
13 days ago
You'd be made head of the department if you moved to São Paulo Brazil!
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BestMacTools
10 days ago
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Ohh Gosh.. even i can't imagine how this will work.
India
chrisrosa
13 days ago
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Not too dissimilar from Germany's Rechts fahren. Anything to mitigate the fast lane campers!
San Francisco, CA
urbanraccoon
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For those who won't stop talking about how perfect zipper-merge is AND for those who don't know what a "passing lane" is!
fancycwabs
13 days ago
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Finally a highway designed for the driver who cannot under any circumstances turn off their blinker.
Nashville, Tennessee
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