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  1. The recent fatality on the set of a movie is a good time to get to know the technology of theatrical props.
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    Glad you added that clarification.
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    One of the later agricultural developments, introduced in the 18th Century was the four-field rotation, which replaced the traditional three-field rotation introduced in Europe about 800 AD. Farmers practiced a three-field rotation, where available lands were divided into three sections. One section was planted in the autumn with rye or winter wheat, followed by spring oats or barley; the second section grew crops such as peas, lentils, or beans; and the third field was left fallow. The sequence of four crops (wheat, turnips, barley and clover), included a fodder crop and a grazing
  4. There's a mob doing decorative balloon arrangements out my way that goes by the name Full O Wind
  5. Look at the amount of heat used in producing magnesium. Heat 1. Dolomite ore is crushed and heated in a kiln to produce a mixture of magnesium and calcium oxides, a process known as calcining: Heat 2. The next step is reduction of the magnesium oxide. The reducing agent is ferrosilicon (an alloy of iron and silicon) which is made by heating sand with coke and scrap iron, and typically contains about 80% silicon. The oxides are mixed with crushed ferrosilicon, and made into briquettes for loading into the reactor. Alumina may also be added to reduce the melting point of the sl
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    That is a very laudable solution, but there is an elephant in the room - monoculture. Agricultural monoculture upsets the natural balance of soils. Too many of the same plant species in one field area rob the soil of its nutrients, resulting in decreasing varieties of bacteria and microorganisms that are needed to maintain fertility of the soil. Oil palm plantations currently cover more than 27 million hectares of the Earth’s surface. Forests and human settlements have been destroyed and replaced by “green deserts” containing virtually no biodiversity on an area the size of New Zea
  7. I have some Berri Orange juice in the fridge. Australian content - zero. How's this for corporate BS http://www.berriaustraliangrown.com.au/our-story/
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    Three fossil fuel - coal, oil and natural gas. They can be used to produce long chain carbon compounds that are used to make everything from cars to food additives. ( Let it pass, Dax.) So they are not only energy sources. If we really make an effort to go all electric, we won't need these as energy sources. However, several mineral ores cannot be smelted without a great deal of heat, so we will always have to burn some fossil fuels. As I said, it only took little Johnny Howard to stand up and shout and we were able to make our Nation safe from misuse of firearms in two short year
  9. Remember when you were a kid and your Mum told you that if you were good while she was making cakes, you could lick the bowl? Nowadays, packet cake mixes come with a warning not to eat the uncooked batter as it contains raw egg. How did we ever survive? And what does this warning mean for the Yuletide Eggnog?
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    A few years ago, a Liberal Prime Minister put his foot down and said, "No more massacres", and said that he would buy any gun that a person wanted to surrender to the Crown. Result: we don't got no massacres. Port Arthur was the last straw. Australia’s reaction was immediate and strident. The earlier succession of mass shootings had made gun control a prominent public issue, but now widening coalitions for gun control ignited a wildfire campaign for law reform. The nation’s newly elected prime minister was John Howard, its most conservative leader in decades. If any constituency mi
  11. Quite so, but you missed the attempt at humour.
  12. There's a great deal of truth in that statement. Most of our gut micro-population lives in our large intestine where the various types of bugs do all sort of amazing things for us. Your gut flora performs many important health functions. It manufactures vitamins, including vitamin K and some of the B vitamins. It also turns fibres into short-chain fats like butyrate, propionate, and acetate, which feed your gut wall and perform many metabolic functions. These fats also stimulate your immune system and strengthen your gut wall. This can help prevent unwanted substances from entering your body a
  13. Spacey, The Once Times table: Once one is one. Once two is two. Once three is three and so on. 1.4142 x 1.4142 = 1.99996, which to the closest ten thousandth is 2. However, the square root of -1 is something i can't figure out.
  14. Yenn, New houses in Sydney have to have a rainwater tank, but I think that is only as a non-drinking supply to be used for gardening and car washing. With the way that houses are packed into new developments, there's no tree for birds, so one is not likely to get a dead magpie in the tank, and frogs and snakes have moved on long ago. Maccas has the market because it advertises so heavily. Hungry Jacks is, in my opinion, a better product, but suffers because it can't match Maccas' advertising bombardment. I've had a bus load of hungry kids make me drive past a HJ's simply to ge
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