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    Default Long Live the Queen

    I thought this bit of trivia was interesting.


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    Observation the pictures got older but the queen got younger

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    I guess there are no photos of her with Lyndon Johnson. That would make an even dozen of American Presidents during her reign.

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    Fact: In my state tennessee it is illegal hitchhike

    Fact: Each day the earth is heavier, Because of settling of dust from space

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    Quote Originally Posted by funja View Post
    Fact: Each day the earth is heavier, Because of settling of dust from space
    That explains my weight gain, gravity is just stronger...it's not me at all.

    Thanks for making my day!

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    Information~ The average person goes through 6 shoes of one type or another each year!
    Observation: I'm not average then. I've had the same pair of sneakers for at least 20 years and two pairs of "hiking boots" for at least 15. at least 2 pairs of "dress shoes I own I got for free.

    Useless information: Peeps can explode in microwaves.. I've not tried this yet though..the clean up is daunting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crimsonthread View Post
    Ok, the science teacher in me is forcing me to post. From all that my scientific knowledge tells me, a tumbleweed is alive as long as it is attached to the taproot. Once it reaches maturity and breaks away from the root, it is no longer alive--it's sole purpose at that point is to spread seeds. The taproot itself continues to live, but it's not looking for nutrition. Of course, science has fooled me before... and if this is true, I'd like to read more about it! Do you have any websites to back this up?
    Quote Originally Posted by funja View Post
    now im cpnfuused i searched it and half said it was alive and half said it was looking for nutriention my science teacher said it was alive when rolling but i dont know now
    Maybe the last part of this is causing the confusion?

    A tumbleweed is the above-ground part of a plant that, once mature and dry, disengages from the root and tumbles away in the wind. Usually, the tumbleweed is the entire plant apart from the roots, but in a few species it is a flower cluster.[1] The tumbleweed habit is most common in steppe and desert plants. The tumbleweed is a diaspore, aiding in dispersal of propagules (seeds or spores). It does this by scattering the propagules either as it tumbles, or after it has come to rest in a wet location.[2] In the latter case, the tumbleweed opens mechanically as it absorbs water; apart from its propagules, the tumbleweed is dead.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tumbleweed

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    Several annual species form tumbleweeds: after the plant dries it breaks away from its taproot and is driven by the wind as a light, rolling mass, scattering seeds far and wide. The seeds are produced in large numbers and do not have a protective coating or food reserves for the coiled plant embryos.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salsola


    You could say that the tumbleweed is looking for nutrients and water for it's living propagules.
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