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Old 11-28-2012, 07:31 PM   #10126
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Teaching chemistry today I was doing an introduction to organic chemistry as we are moving out of inorganic. It was the last period of the day, close to the last bell, I was in a hurry and meaning to say ORGANIC Chem, I said ORGASMIC CHEM! I just kept on going like I had no idea. One of my basketball players caught me after class and said did you say what I think you said? I just played dumb and went and told on myself to the principal! She spit her Pepsi all over her office when I told her!
Almost as bad as my first year when I said speak now of forever hold your (sounds like peace) but ends in nis! I need to win the Powerball!
Nice! I used to love it when my teachers would slip up
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:00 AM   #10127
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I did something similar when teaching freshman biology...orgasm instead of organism. Being college, they all had a good laugh while I turned bright red.

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Teaching chemistry today I was doing an introduction to organic chemistry as we are moving out of inorganic. It was the last period of the day, close to the last bell, I was in a hurry and meaning to say ORGANIC Chem, I said ORGASMIC CHEM! I just kept on going like I had no idea. One of my basketball players caught me after class and said did you say what I think you said? I just played dumb and went and told on myself to the principal! She spit her Pepsi all over her office when I told her!
Almost as bad as my first year when I said speak now of forever hold your (sounds like peace) but ends in nis! I need to win the Powerball!



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Old 11-29-2012, 05:31 AM   #10128
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Nice! I used to love it when my teachers would slip up
It makes up for those times in elementary school when you raise your hand to eagerly answer a question.....and blurt out "Mom!" trying to get the teacher's attention
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:46 AM   #10129
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Picked one up on Friday. I held off on announcing it in hopes of the weather holding. After looking at the extended forecast for the front range, I guess any moisture this purchase may bring would be a good thing.

So if the weather changes, I appologize....I think.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:40 AM   #10130
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It makes up for those times in elementary school when you raise your hand to eagerly answer a question.....and blurt out "Mom!" trying to get the teacher's attention
Dead ON Blake
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:04 AM   #10131
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Holy shit, that's my 2nd most embarrassing childhood memory. #1 is peeing my pants, which of course never happened.
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:09 AM   #10132
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:34 PM   #10133
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Nice! I used to love it when my teachers would slip up
I had nuns. No matter what they said or did, they did NOT slip up, or else.
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:28 PM   #10134
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It makes up for those times in elementary school when you raise your hand to eagerly answer a question.....and blurt out "Mom!" trying to get the teacher's attention

Never heard of anyone doing that , kinda weird
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:40 PM   #10135
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It makes up for those times in elementary school when you raise your hand to eagerly answer a question.....and blurt out "Mom!" trying to get the teacher's attention
Home schooled kids have no idea why that's funny.
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:41 PM   #10136
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Up on Wigwam Creek Rd (Cheesman Mountain area) surveying part of the Hayman burn area. Can't believe it's been 10 years already.





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Went out from 285 from Pine and came back via Deckers on CO-67... a fun "noob" dirt road for me to pract-im-us with the big bike.

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Old 11-29-2012, 08:12 PM   #10137
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The US standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. That’s an exceedingly odd number.

Why was that gauge used?

Because that’s the way they built them in England, and English expatriates built the US Railroads.

Why did the English build them like that?

Because the first rail lines were built by the same people who built the pre-railroad tramways, and that’s the gauge they used.

Why did “they” use that gauge then?

Because the people who built the tramways used the same jigs and tools that they used for building wagons, which used that wheel spacing.

Okay! Why did the wagons have that particular odd wheel spacing?

Well, if they tried to use any other spacing, the wagon wheels would break on some of the old, long distance roads in England, because that’s the spacing of the wheel ruts.

So who built those old rutted roads?

Imperial Rome built the first long distance roads in Europe (and England) for their legions. The roads have been used ever since.

And the ruts in the roads?

Roman war chariots formed the initial ruts, which everyone else had to match for fear of destroying their wagon wheels. Since the chariots were made for Imperial Rome, they were all alike in the matter of wheel spacing.

The United States standard railroad gauge of 4 feet, 8.5 inches is derived from the original specifications for! an Imperial Roman war chariot. And bureaucracies live forever

So the next time you are handed a spec and told we have always done it that way and wonder what horse’s ass came up with that, you may be exactly right, because the Imperial Roman war chariots were made just wide enough to accommodate the back ends of two war horses.

Now the twist to the story…

When you see a Space Shuttle sitting on its launch pad, there are two big booster rockets attached to the sides of the main fuel tank. These are solid rocket boosters, or SRBs. The SRBs are made by Thiokol at their factory in Utah. The engineers who designed the SRBs would have preferred to make them a bit fatter, but the SRBs had to be shipped by train from the factory to the launch site.

The railroad line from the factory happens to run through a tunnel in the mountains. The SRBs had to fit through that tunnel. The tunnel is slightly wider than the railroad track, and the railroad track, as you now know, is bout as wide as two horses’ behinds.

So, a major Space Shuttle design feature of what is arguably the world’s most advanced transportation system was determined over two thousand years ago by the width of a horse’s ass.

And you thought being a horse’s ass wasn’t important.
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Anyone know if the SRBs went through the Moffet Tunnel?
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:12 PM   #10139
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Anyone know if the SRBs went through the Moffet Tunnel?
No, but unit mixups have caused some problems in NASA:
http://www.wired.com/science/discove.../1999/09/31631
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:52 PM   #10140
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Now that is the type thinking and thought processing that is a joy to read

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