What else is unknown

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  1. Beaconator Valued Senior Member

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    How bumble bees fly? I’ve heard that according to what we know about flight they shouldn’t. Or am I wrong
     
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  3. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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  5. Beaconator Valued Senior Member

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    Really it took till 2005 to explain that their wings go back and forth? You would think someone would have thought of that before then.
     
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  7. Beaconator Valued Senior Member

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    The chemical composition of dirt
     
  8. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    I think you're trying to make a mystery where none exists.
     
  9. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    The latter. This is just another of those popular fallacies that people love to repeat.
     
  10. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Another of your pointless silly questions, I see. But since you are mad as a March hare, I suppose we should expect that.

    The answer - obviously - depends on what "dirt" you are talking about. And since "dirt", from any source, is going to be a mixture of a wide range of chemical species, it would take a very long time to run through everything that might be present.

    Failure to define a sensible question should not be confused with lack of the knowledge to provide answers.
     
  11. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    No. Someone calculated that, simply based on the surface area and camber of their wings, bumblebees can't fly like airplanes or birds fly. And through the magic of mass media hyperbole, that became "shouldn't be able to fly".
     
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  12. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    First, you'll have to define "dirt".
     
  13. Beaconator Valued Senior Member

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    So nothing puzzles you? I kind of hoped someone else might have an input.

    isn’t there another thread that has a list of unknowns?
     
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  14. Beaconator Valued Senior Member

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    I had a chemistry teacher who drank dirt… what would be in that?
     
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  15. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Again, you have to define it before anybody can tell you what's in it - and your definition would pretty much answer your own question.
     
  16. Beaconator Valued Senior Member

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    Drinkable dirt. What and why? Are there minerals in it or something?
     
  17. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    That was my question to you.
     
  18. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    What did your Chemistry teacher tell you about why she drank dirt?
     
  19. Beaconator Valued Senior Member

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    I don’t know… something about using perspirant deodorant having sweaty arm pits and one of her students complaining every day it was her time of the month…
     
  20. Beaconator Valued Senior Member

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    Well I would hope dirt has minerals in it but I’m from Georgia so I know better.

    but interestingly enough her dirt bottles looked like ga dirt clay.like what you would dredge out of a river
     
  21. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    More evidence of derangement.
     
  22. Beaconator Valued Senior Member

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    If you knew what a real response looks like then I would believe you.

    I don’t believe you I just talked to an old chemistry teacher and he seemed well more informed than you
     
  23. Beaconator Valued Senior Member

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    When I run a random number generataitor is the outcome previously determined or does every second generate a different outcome?
     

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