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    The "oh, thatís interesting" Thread

    Iím usually loathe to create new topics, but lately Iíve been coming across some really interesting stuff Iíd like to share but donít necessarily know which threads people drift to. This kind of fixes that.

    Most recent interesting thing I came across -

    Anyone remember the opening sample from Teenage Nosferatu Pussy by Rob Zombie back in 2013? Here is what the sample was taken from, a 1950ís LSD experiment with the woman you hear:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Erneuert View Post
    Whoa thatís some scary creepy shit. I prefer the cute cherubs and the Christmas tree toppers

    The writers of the Old Testament were ingesting some serious drugs.

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    Vinyl record John Lennon signed the night he died, has police report text on it and everything. Current bid is $450,000!

    https://goldinauctions.com/mobile/lo...album_signed_f

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    This must be the most interesting dude on YT:


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    ^ I actually knew that one; there’s a Bonzai collection at the Chicago Botanic Garden, which is about a mile from my house, and each Bonzai has a little proximity alarm on it. They are amazing.

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    I love them!

    lol at the comments to this one. “He’s wearing a helmet. He’ll be ok.”


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    Quote Originally Posted by allegro View Post
    ^ I actually knew that one; there’s a Bonzai collection at the Chicago Botanic Garden, which is about a mile from my house, and each Bonzai has a little proximity alarm on it. They are amazing.
    one of my favorite sections of the garden

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    That's a bit misleading. The coin didn't even make it halfway to space.

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    Lol. A penny to know that animal’s thoughts.
    “play it cool, maybe they won’t notice.”
    ...
    ”f—k that, what are they gonna do? Ask me where I got it?”

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    True Skin Suture Kit
    Is it weird that I kinda want to get this?

    I mean, for $50+ shipping, it's a good bargain, and I'd learn a weird Zombie Apocalypse necessary skill.

    Fascination backstory: when I was in grad school, I had to irradiate samples at a military hospital school outside DC. The hallways I had to walk down had posters of advanced studies of suturing on pigs. The studies were for field casualty training purposes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erneuert View Post
    Okay but why did he have to BOIL the potatoes to get them to generate electricity? Why not raw? I missed something.

    And where is Doom on the pregnancy test? That’s awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnetic View Post
    True Skin Suture Kit
    Is it weird that I kinda want to get this?
    Superglue is way cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allegro View Post
    Okay but why did he have to BOIL the potatoes to get them to generate electricity? Why not raw? I missed something.

    And where is Doom on the pregnancy test? That’s awesome.
    I got lost as well halfway through and gave up. But he was so into it I didn’t mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erneuert View Post
    I got lost as well halfway through and gave up. But he was so into it I didn’t mind.
    I was totally with him as to the power source thing, thinking "okay, wow, never knew that, interesting." And then he's suddenly BOILING the potatoes, which is gonna make them go bad WAY FASTER than if they're raw. And I dunno why he didn't leave the potatoes WHOLE, he never explained THAT (he DID get a reading from the whole potato). This guy was onto something interesting, but then his experiment took way too long because he had some pretty bad logic. The whole Raspberry Pi over to the Texas Instruments thing ... maybe he shoulda hooked up his potatoes to a pregnancy test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allegro View Post
    I was totally with him as to the power source thing, thinking "okay, wow, never knew that, interesting." And then he's suddenly BOILING the potatoes, which is gonna make them go bad WAY FASTER than if they're raw. And I dunno why he didn't leave the potatoes WHOLE, he never explained THAT (he DID get a reading from the whole potato). This guy was onto something interesting, but then his experiment took way too long because he had some pretty bad logic. The whole Raspberry Pi over to the Texas Instruments thing ... maybe he shoulda hooked up his potatoes to a pregnancy test.
    Boiling the potatoes breaks down the internal structures of the potato, increasing conductivity. The potatoes are cut in half to increase efficiency since no matter what, they only last about 5 days (on the high end). Why have 1 battery when you can have 2?

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    @elevenism - X-Filesy?
    Last edited by Erneuert; 12-27-2020 at 05:00 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Boiling the potatoes breaks down the internal structures of the potato, increasing conductivity. The potatoes are cut in half to increase efficiency since no matter what, they only last about 5 days (on the high end). Why have 1 battery when you can have 2?
    I had a lot of questions, here, but then I went and researched it and found answers.

    To be clear, the potato is not, in and of itself, an energy source. What the potato does is simply help conduct electricity by acting as what’s called a salt-bridge between the the two metals, allowing the electron current to move freely across the wire to create electricity. Numerous fruits rich in electrolytes like bananas and strawberries can also form this chemical reaction. They're basically nature’s version of battery acid.

    "Potatoes were chosen because of their availability all over including the tropics and sub-tropics," Rabinowitch told the Science and Development Network. They are the world's fourth most abundant food crop."

    But besides being rich in phosphoric acid, spuds are ideal in that they're composed of sturdy starch tissue, can be stored for months and won’t attract insects the way, say strawberries, would. Additionally, boiling the potato breaks down the resistance inherent in the dense flesh so that electrons can flow more freely, which significantly bumps up the overall electrical output. Cutting the potato up into four or five pieces, they researchers found, made it even more efficient.

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    Archaeologists uncover a street food booth in Pompei. This is fascinating.


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    lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erneuert View Post

    @elevenism - X-Filesy?
    There's SOOOOO much shit in the sea, about which we have NO idea. There could be literally anything down there. Supposedly we are only aware of a few percent of what's going on in the ocean.

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    Robots will take over the Earth. And I welcome the Robot Overlords.

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    ^ Yes I would, Kent!


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