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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
14408 Posts

Posted - 10/22/2006 :  13:34:16   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
Why did the chicken cross the road?

To show the 'possum that it could be done....




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Kil
Evil Skeptic

USA
13470 Posts

Posted - 10/22/2006 :  13:39:40   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by HalfMooner

quote:
Originally posted by Kil

Once upon a time I entered a members chat room at AOL called “Ask a Lesbian Anything.” So I asked those in the room if they could name the largest lake in the world?” I was completely ignored…

Go figure…


Largest? In volume, or in surface area, or in length of shoreline?



The largest lake on Earth by both area and volume...

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Why not question something for a change?

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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 10/22/2006 :  14:06:37   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
Well, Lake Superior has the greatest surface area, but Lake Baikal has by far the most volume. So one lake just don't cut it in both categories.






Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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H. Humbert
SFN Die Hard

USA
4574 Posts

Posted - 10/22/2006 :  15:00:12   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send H. Humbert a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Kil
So I asked those in the room if they could name the largest lake in the world?” I was completely ignored…
Maybe they ignored you because it's a trick question. There are no lakes in the world, just magma. All lakes are on the world.


"A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true." --Demosthenes

"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool." --Richard P. Feynman

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Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
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Posted - 10/22/2006 :  15:08:21   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by HalfMooner

Well, Lake Superior has the greatest surface area, but Lake Baikal has by far the most volume. So one lake just don't cut it in both categories.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caspian_Sea

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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 10/22/2006 :  15:15:58   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Dr. Mabuse

quote:
Originally posted by HalfMooner

Well, Lake Superior has the greatest surface area, but Lake Baikal has by far the most volume. So one lake just don't cut it in both categories.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caspian_Sea

Well, what I wrote would be accurate for freshwater lakes. So, I guess it boils down to how one defines a "lake."


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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Kil
Evil Skeptic

USA
13470 Posts

Posted - 10/22/2006 :  15:17:08   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Dr. Mabuse

quote:
Originally posted by HalfMooner

Well, Lake Superior has the greatest surface area, but Lake Baikal has by far the most volume. So one lake just don't cut it in both categories.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caspian_Sea

Ahhhhhh... I knew that you knew.

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Why not question something for a change?

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Cuneiformist
The Imperfectionist

USA
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Posted - 10/22/2006 :  15:43:41   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Cuneiformist a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Dr. Mabuse

quote:
Originally posted by HalfMooner

Well, Lake Superior has the greatest surface area, but Lake Baikal has by far the most volume. So one lake just don't cut it in both categories.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caspian_Sea

Fucking lesbian.

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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
14408 Posts

Posted - 10/22/2006 :  16:15:56   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by H. Humbert

quote:
Originally posted by Kil
So I asked those in the room if they could name the largest lake in the world?” I was completely ignored…
Maybe they ignored you because it's a trick question. There are no lakes in the world, just magma. All lakes are on the world.



Oh Gawd! That was dreadful!



Wisht I'da thunk of it....




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"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


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Hawks
SFN Regular

Canada
1383 Posts

Posted - 10/22/2006 :  17:14:47   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Hawks's Homepage Send Hawks a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by H Humbert
Maybe they ignored you because it's a trick question. There are no lakes in the world, just magma. All lakes are on the world.

Lake Vostok is not a lake?

METHINKS IT IS LIKE A WEASEL
It's a small, off-duty czechoslovakian traffic warden!
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Kil
Evil Skeptic

USA
13470 Posts

Posted - 10/22/2006 :  17:30:12   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Hawks

quote:
Originally posted by H Humbert
Maybe they ignored you because it's a trick question. There are no lakes in the world, just magma. All lakes are on the world.

Lake Vostok is not a lake?

Even if it can be counted, it isn't as big as the Caspian Sea.

Uncertainty may make you uncomfortable. Certainty makes you ridiculous.

Why not question something for a change?

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Ricky
SFN Die Hard

USA
4907 Posts

Posted - 10/22/2006 :  18:14:06   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Ricky an AOL message Send Ricky a Private Message
Don't you sea what happens when you let Kil drift the topic his own way?

Why continue? Because we must. Because we have the call. Because it is nobler to fight for rationality without winning than to give up in the face of continued defeats. Because whatever true progress humanity makes is through the rationality of the occasional individual and because any one individual we may win for the cause may do more for humanity than a hundred thousand who hug their superstitions to their breast.
- Isaac Asimov
Edited by - Ricky on 10/22/2006 18:14:17
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 10/22/2006 :  18:15:53   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
(BTW, Filthy: I very much enjoyed following the link in your sig, and reading about that wonderfully nasty scoundrel, Soapy Smith.)


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 10/22/2006 :  18:20:02   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
Is the time ripe at last for me to provide the world with the ultimate trivia question (and answer)? Is it time to quit trying to squeeze the last drops of milk out of this cow?




Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
14408 Posts

Posted - 10/22/2006 :  18:29:48   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by HalfMooner

(BTW, Filthy: I very much enjoyed following the link in your sig, and reading about that wonderfully nasty scoundrel, Soapy Smith.)


Glad you enjoyed it. The soapster was one of the truly great con artists, and one of my all-time favorites. His soap scam was a classic, and showed a prodigious understanding of human nature.




"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

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