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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...and a dollop?...
    dollop is a natural rotational ambigram.

    Basically, you can rotate the word 180 degrees and it will still be the same.

    --Example--

    dollop (spelt normally)

    dollop (after being rotated 180 degrees)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogon View Post
    dollop is a natural rotational ambigram.

    Basically, you can rotate the word 180 degrees and it will still be the same.

    --Example--

    dollop (spelt normally)

    dollop (after being rotated 180 degrees)
    except those ll’s ought to be upside

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    except those ll’s ought to be upside
    Gravity, mate . . . sheesh, thought THAT was obvious

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Gravity, mate . . . sheesh, thought THAT was obvious
    Doesn't that turn a dollop into a splatter ?

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    not sure, but it does turn a rotational ambigram into an onomatopoeia.

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    ∆ ∆∆ glad I could help

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    In the UK, because bikes aren’t fitted with speedometers, cyclists can’t be charged with speeding offences. However, if they are considered to be going too fast for the conditions, they could be charges with ‘wanton or furious cycling’ which is a criminal offence under section 35 of the Offences Against the Persons Act 1861 (as amended by the Criminal Justice Act 1948 s1(2)).

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    The Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire...late 10th century-1806...

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    ^ does to arch over the top light up with the phrase "bring out your boys"

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    ...so, which one's dinner?...

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    80-Year-Old Man Hasnít Watered This Sealed Bottle Garden Since 1972 And Itís Still Alive

    In a beautiful example of a closed but functional ecosystem, David Latimer has grown a garden sealed inside a giant glass bottle that he has only opened once since he started it almost 60 years ago.

    Latimer planted the terrarium garden on Easter Sunday in 1960. He placed some compost and a quarter pint of water into a 10-gallon glass carboy and inserted a spiderwort sprout, which is not typically an indoor plant, using wires. In 1972, he opened the plant terrarium again to add a bit of water. With that one exception, the garden has remained sealed Ė all it needs is plenty of sunlight!

    It might seem strange to some that a sealed terrarium plants garden would thrive like this, but itís not Ė the garden is a perfectly self-sufficient ecosystem. The bacteria in the compost eats the dead plants and break down the oxygen given off by the plants, turning it into the carbon dioxide for photosynthesis that the plants need to survive. The bottle is an excellent micro version of the earth as a whole and a great representation of existent types of ecosystems.
    Majestically enthroned amid the vulgar herd

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    Strange and Unusual but not facts?

    The Young Entrepreneurs of Phayao describe themselves as

    YEC is a group of heirs, business people and young business people.
    Obviously more important to be an heir than a businessman or maybe that is a mistranslation of sons/daughters of business people?

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    ...^fascinating...
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    Icelandic Architects create electricity pylons shaped like humans 150ft tall and inspired by the idea of brightening up Iceland’s volcanic landscape.



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    Researchers at the University of Oregon state and the Natural History Museum in London confirmed that they had found the oldest known gecko fossil with life-like pieces after 100 million years of the amber-buried skeleton.

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    ^ WOW !

    Mind-boggling, really.

    Just greened you, even though you have been a cvnt to me..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    Just greened you, even though you have been a cvnt to me
    ...no green has arrived yet: you're a cvnt til it does...

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    How to somehow make a post about a 100 million year old gecko, about you being picked on, in one short sentence.

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    Totally wow.... amazing...stupendous...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    Strange and Unusual Facts-sealed-bottle-garden-david-latimer-1-a
    80-Year-Old Man Hasn’t Watered This Sealed Bottle Garden Since 1972 And It’s Still Alive

    In a beautiful example of a closed but functional ecosystem, David Latimer has grown a garden sealed inside a giant glass bottle that he has only opened once since he started it almost 60 years ago.

    Latimer planted the terrarium garden on Easter Sunday in 1960. He placed some compost and a quarter pint of water into a 10-gallon glass carboy and inserted a spiderwort sprout, which is not typically an indoor plant, using wires. In 1972, he opened the plant terrarium again to add a bit of water. With that one exception, the garden has remained sealed – all it needs is plenty of sunlight!

    It might seem strange to some that a sealed terrarium plants garden would thrive like this, but it’s not – the garden is a perfectly self-sufficient ecosystem. The bacteria in the compost eats the dead plants and break down the oxygen given off by the plants, turning it into the carbon dioxide for photosynthesis that the plants need to survive. The bottle is an excellent micro version of the earth as a whole and a great representation of existent types of ecosystems.
    I first saw this a few years ago, and looked around online for such things, a few on places like Lazada etc, but I never got round to it.

    Kinda cool to do with yer kids if you do it successfully, and 40 years down the line they still have it and remember making it with you.

    Anyone ever do it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    Anyone ever do it?
    David Latimer

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...no green has arrived yet: you're a cvnt til it does...

    Sent it at 10.52 and my "sent" folder says it actually got sent.

    You're still a cvnt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    Sent it at 10.52 and my "sent" folder says it actually got sent.
    ..."another scandalous lie from that fractious cvnt," says my greens-received accountant...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    Sent it at 10.52 and my "sent" folder says it actually got sent.
    Copy and paste . . . easy. Cant prove a negative, so the onus is on you.

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