Mind Blowing Random Thoughts


#144

It explains so much! Now that is truly mind blowing.


#145

Lol, ikr…I just found that out not too long ago, I’ve seen numerous arguments go down over the years about what flavor they were especially back in elementary and middle school


#146

Aug. 1st mind blowing random thought of the day: The first ever video to air on MTV was “Video Killed the Radio Star” by the Buggles on August 1, 1981.


#147

:exploding_head::exploding_head::exploding_head::exploding_head::exploding_head::exploding_head::exploding_head::exploding_head::exploding_head::exploding_head: mind blown


#148

:exploding_head:this explains so much​:exploding_head: Damn… I wasted a lot of my time as a child trying to figure it out, arguing with my friends about it… I should have been climbing a tree or playing his and seek. This makes perfect sense now that I’m an adult
Brilliant way to take in some extra profits and reduce waste.


#149

Lol, same here…and the funny thing is everyone we argued with was probably right as were we cuz the flavor changes with each batch depending on which of the leftovers in the mix was more dominant lol


#150

Calculations like this are done via “rough order of magnitude” as more precise measurements are impossible, because the volume is in a constant state of flux, due to evaporation, condensation, and precipitation. Additionally, since a precise map of the floor has yet to be accomplished, depths are rough estimates.

I came to understand “rough order of magnitude” estimation whilst training to be an artillery officer. Got to the point where I could due a quick glance at a map, shoot a quick azimuth to the target, eyeball the distance, and call for fire. First-round effects became higher, as I became better at range estimation. Another technique was to plot from a prominent point on the map, say a hill, a road, or a building. Really quick glance at a map and an eyeball estimation as to where the target was located in relation to the prominent terrain feature, call for fire, adjust fires as needed.

Sometimes being quick and adjusting to precise was better than taking all the time to develop a precise plot and then call for fires. Sometimes the situation called for the latter. The key was knowing which was best, and becoming efficient in both.


#151

This makes me happy.


#152

Yeah, I knew that, just boggled that people take the time to calculate it. My pre-med physics professor had his PhD in Physics. Said that for one of his tests before his Thesis he was given a question and the answer, plus a room full of about 8 blackboards. His job was to work out the calculation and come to the same answer.

I just sounded so crappy. Like, “okay, I just did hours worth of calculations and the answer is wrong. Somewhere on the mess of these blackboards is an error…”


#153

My first go at “Physics for Liberal Arts Majors” was rough. The professor had just returned from a research fellowship at NASA. I dropped after the 2nd class. My next go was with a guy who would take an everyday occurrence, like a car hydroplaning on water and hitting another car, and we’d dissect all of the physics involved. Made it real and relateable.


#154

Yeah, that is one thing I enjoyed about the class. 2 year old falls out of a toddler bed onto hardwood floor, will she get a concussion?


#155

Xenaphobia is the fear of warrior princesses. That’s topical, right?


#156

Hahaha! No, but Xenophobia is the intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries.


#157

Oh. Do they have a 12 step program for that?


#158

Lol. You can find a program for anything! Or at least a safe space on a college campus to cry in. :rofl:


#159

Mind Blowing fact: English word Gay used to have meaning: optimistic, happy(or always has)


#160

It still does.


#161

Yeah, that’s still what it means. People just use it as slang for a homosexual. I know where I live that the true definition has lost its potency, though I’m not sure about other places in the world.


#162

My first solid physics professor had a penchant for word problems that captured our attention.

“Okay, class. If a ‘particle’ is undergoing uniform circular motion in a toilet bowl…”


#163

It rains diamonds on Uranus.