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Weird questions in the middle of the night: Part II

brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 33,520
First question:  What happened to the first "Weird questions in the middle of the night" thread?  It seems to have vanished.
“In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
-James Allen










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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 33,520
    Second question:  I have often been curious about barbed wire.  I think this stemmed from an uncle of mine having a collection of barbed wire.  He had gather 6 to 8 inch long strands of various barbed wire and mounted them on a board with little cards under each one describing what ever he could find out about each type of barbed wire.

    So anyway, I notice barbed wire when hiking or walking or visiting places.  My question is, if you could take all of the barbed wire in the world and make one long, single strand out of it, how long would it be?  Would stretch around the equator once or multiple times?  Could it possibly reach the moon?

    You know... I really need to know these this.  This is the kind of stuff that keeps me up late at night.
    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 16,923
    Growing up, we had barbed wire around the perimeter of our farm. The local peregrines used it to impale their prey. 
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 33,520
    dankind said:
    Growing up, we had barbed wire around the perimeter of our farm. The local peregrines used it to impale their prey. 

    Rodent-kabob.  Nasty! 
    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 16,923
    brianlux said:
    dankind said:
    Growing up, we had barbed wire around the perimeter of our farm. The local peregrines used it to impale their prey. 

    Rodent-kabob.  Nasty! 
    Guess whose job it was to scrape what was left of the carcasses off the barbs every two weeks or so?

    Looked like some weird Satanic ritual was going on or something. 

    I don’t know if other peregrines do that or if it was just something that the ones around us figured out, but it was nasty, indeed. 
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 33,520
    dankind said:
    brianlux said:
    dankind said:
    Growing up, we had barbed wire around the perimeter of our farm. The local peregrines used it to impale their prey. 

    Rodent-kabob.  Nasty! 
    Guess whose job it was to scrape what was left of the carcasses off the barbs every two weeks or so?

    Looked like some weird Satanic ritual was going on or something. 

    I don’t know if other peregrines do that or if it was just something that the ones around us figured out, but it was nasty, indeed. 

    Yuck! Never seen that before!
    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • tishtish taking the looooooong way,...Posts: 3,351
    How do musicians score their drugs worldwide during touring? Is there a designated smuggler? Is this the valet's job? An established friends of friends network?
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 16,923
    tish said:
    How do musicians score their drugs worldwide during touring? Is there a designated smuggler? Is this the valet's job? An established friends of friends network?
    The more successful musicians probably have people for that, but for those still eking it out, I would imagine they go about it the same way we all do: Ask the first waiter, waitress you meet if they can hook you up. 
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 33,520
    I don't know where you people get the idea that musicians do drugs.  I've never heard anything more ridiculous in my life.
    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 16,923
    brianlux said:
    I don't know where you people get the idea that musicians do drugs.  I've never heard anything more ridiculous in my life.
    I heard all about it from Bill Hicks.
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 25,600
    dankind said:
    brianlux said:
    I don't know where you people get the idea that musicians do drugs.  I've never heard anything more ridiculous in my life.
    I heard all about it from Bill Hicks.
    A fallen hero...  RIP.

    We want our thumbs!!!
  • GlowGirlGlowGirl New York, NYPosts: 2,617
    dankind said:
    tish said:
    How do musicians score their drugs worldwide during touring? Is there a designated smuggler? Is this the valet's job? An established friends of friends network?
    The more successful musicians probably have people for that, but for those still eking it out, I would imagine they go about it the same way we all do: Ask the first waiter, waitress you meet if they can hook you up. 
    I have a friend who could find anything anywhere, no matter what city we were in. It would usually be from some random stranger he met at a bar. He was like a bloodhound.

  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 16,923
    GlowGirl said:
    dankind said:
    tish said:
    How do musicians score their drugs worldwide during touring? Is there a designated smuggler? Is this the valet's job? An established friends of friends network?
    The more successful musicians probably have people for that, but for those still eking it out, I would imagine they go about it the same way we all do: Ask the first waiter, waitress you meet if they can hook you up. 
    I have a friend who could find anything anywhere, no matter what city we were in. It would usually be from some random stranger he met at a bar. He was like a bloodhound.

    Do we know each other?
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 33,520
    Oh my God, you people are frightening.  (Ahh, say, anybody gotta a dime?)
    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 22,765
    dankind said:
    GlowGirl said:
    dankind said:
    tish said:
    How do musicians score their drugs worldwide during touring? Is there a designated smuggler? Is this the valet's job? An established friends of friends network?
    The more successful musicians probably have people for that, but for those still eking it out, I would imagine they go about it the same way we all do: Ask the first waiter, waitress you meet if they can hook you up. 
    I have a friend who could find anything anywhere, no matter what city we were in. It would usually be from some random stranger he met at a bar. He was like a bloodhound.

    Do we know each other?
    Yeah, I know some stories.....
    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • GlowGirlGlowGirl New York, NYPosts: 2,617
    dankind said:
    GlowGirl said:
    dankind said:
    tish said:
    How do musicians score their drugs worldwide during touring? Is there a designated smuggler? Is this the valet's job? An established friends of friends network?
    The more successful musicians probably have people for that, but for those still eking it out, I would imagine they go about it the same way we all do: Ask the first waiter, waitress you meet if they can hook you up. 
    I have a friend who could find anything anywhere, no matter what city we were in. It would usually be from some random stranger he met at a bar. He was like a bloodhound.

    Do we know each other?
    It certainly seems that way  :)
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 33,520
    Good, we got that one answered... sort of... well, you know...

    Say, here another vexing question:  How do we know some animals can't see colors?  I've asked my cat and she refuses to answer.  (Is it just Annie being Annie or am I not asking right?)  But no, seriously, how can we know that?
    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 16,923
    brianlux said:
    Good, we got that one answered... sort of... well, you know...

    Say, here another vexing question:  How do we know some animals can't see colors?  I've asked my cat and she refuses to answer.  (Is it just Annie being Annie or am I not asking right?)  But no, seriously, how can we know that?
    Fewer cones.
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 33,520
    dankind said:
    brianlux said:
    Good, we got that one answered... sort of... well, you know...

    Say, here another vexing question:  How do we know some animals can't see colors?  I've asked my cat and she refuses to answer.  (Is it just Annie being Annie or am I not asking right?)  But no, seriously, how can we know that?
    Fewer cones.

    Really?
    Does Coneheads Actually Suck

    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • tishtish taking the looooooong way,...Posts: 3,351
    ...Than rods. Cones are colour receptors.
  • Love that film @brianlux I see @tish
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 16,923
    A friend of mine played bass in an ’80s Boston band named Rods & Cones.
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 33,520
    Love that film @brianlux I see @tish
    West Coast Dreamgirl I'll have to see that one again.  It's been ages!
    dankind said:
    A friend of mine played bass in an ’80s Boston band named Rods & Cones.
    Cool band name!


    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 16,923
    brianlux said:
    Love that film @brianlux I see @tish
    West Coast Dreamgirl I'll have to see that one again.  It's been ages!
    dankind said:
    A friend of mine played bass in an ’80s Boston band named Rods & Cones.
    Cool band name!


    This one was on MTV’s rotation for a while. 

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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 33,520
    dankind said:
    brianlux said:
    Love that film @brianlux I see @tish
    West Coast Dreamgirl I'll have to see that one again.  It's been ages!
    dankind said:
    A friend of mine played bass in an ’80s Boston band named Rods & Cones.
    Cool band name!


    This one was on MTV’s rotation for a while. 

    Alright, pretty cool! 

    OK, so here's a more serious question: 
    Where have all the turkeys gone? (Long time passing?).
    We have seen them regularly on our walks, by the side of the road, and often in our own yard, Toms spreading tail feather or hens tending their chicks.  And all of the sudden... gone!  Where, oh where?

    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • LoujoeLoujoe Posts: 2,319
    Birds usually will follow a food source. So likely chasing after some seeds somewhere else. 
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 16,923
    Same here, Brian. No clue where they disappeared to, but I have faith that they'll turn up again when it warms up a bit. Probably huddled up in their roosts most of the day, I'd guess, only moving to find sustenance. Wait, no, that's me in the winter.

    At any rate, I saw them year-round when I lived in warmer climates. I remember wild toms were trouble for our farm hens in Florida.
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  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 11,925
    dankind said:
    A friend of mine played bass in an ’80s Boston band named Rods & Cones.
    I remember them. Used to get decent airplay on FNX and BCN.
    This weekend we rock Portland
  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 22,817
    dankind said:
    Same here, Brian. No clue where they disappeared to, but I have faith that they'll turn up again when it warms up a bit. Probably huddled up in their roosts most of the day, I'd guess, only moving to find sustenance. Wait, no, that's me in the winter.

    At any rate, I saw them year-round when I lived in warmer climates. I remember wild toms were trouble for our farm hens in Florida.
    Paging @SD....
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 25,600
    Plenty of turkeys out here in NY.  Staten Island is full of them!
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