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Forum: Urban Legends Contest 13 June 2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 993
Views: 144,730
Posted By Hero_Mike
Canada 1. What complicated molecule comes in varieties...

1. What complicated molecule comes in varieties including messenger, transfer, and ribosomal? RNA

2. McCormick & Company, which owns brands like Old Bay and Zatarain's, is the world's largest...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 05 June 2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 993
Views: 144,730
Posted By Hero_Mike
Canada For Question #7, Lord Jim was written by Joseph...

For Question #7, Lord Jim was written by Joseph Conrad, whose first language was Polish, and his second language was French, so that matches with other novels like "The Remains of the Day" or "Life...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 23 November 2016, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,156
Posted By Hero_Mike
It's unfortunate that service animals of all...

It's unfortunate that service animals of all kinds can't be certified. It doesn't matter what their purpose is, but there has to be some organization which can certify that a service animal meets a...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 21 August 2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,791
Posted By Hero_Mike
Canada Since when is it right for a public official to...

Since when is it right for a public official to force another elected official out of office? Especially when partisan politics are involved?

Remember that Lehmberg was elected - but in a...
Forum: Moot Court 15 August 2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 16,621
Posted By Hero_Mike
If speed traps save lives, then so does the...

If speed traps save lives, then so does the traffic slowdown on the other side of a divided highway during an accident. "Rubbernecking", police presence, or macabre curiosity all distract people...
Forum: Police Blotter 15 August 2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 22,905
Posted By Hero_Mike
Freedom of speech vs. "disturbing the peace" -...

Freedom of speech vs. "disturbing the peace" - call the ACLU - this one's gonna be interesting....
Forum: Moot Court 15 August 2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 16,621
Posted By Hero_Mike
Flashing your high-beam lights at oncoming...

Flashing your high-beam lights at oncoming traffic is *the only* way to tell someone that their lights are not on, or that their high-beams are on.

Several people have told me that they were...
Forum: SLC 15 August 2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 34,741
Posted By Hero_Mike
West - Coastal Oregon - 124W North - McArthur...

West - Coastal Oregon - 124W
North - McArthur River, Saskatchewan ~58N
East - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - 39E
South - Arequipa, Peru - 16S

Haven't made it to Asia, Argentina or Chile, South...
Forum: Police Blotter 14 August 2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,523
Posted By Hero_Mike
Not odd - the police will want to investigate the...

Not odd - the police will want to investigate the charges without the possibility of the accused "coercing" his past wives into giving positive or favourable testimony.

Tell me, does "spousal...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 August 2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 18,689
Posted By Hero_Mike
This is a difficult thing. I don't interpret the...

This is a difficult thing. I don't interpret the joke as meaning that all disabled people are faking it - only that some are, and that if something sufficiently important comes up, they will walk.
...
Forum: Business Bytes 13 August 2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,478
Posted By Hero_Mike
Aren't most, if not all, WalMarts in the US open...

Aren't most, if not all, WalMarts in the US open 24 hours?
Forum: Amusement Bark 13 August 2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 56,048
Posted By Hero_Mike
There is an immutable difference in those who are...

There is an immutable difference in those who are left behind after a loved one commits suicide, depending upon the reason. When a person is in physical pain and commits suicide, the vast majority...
Forum: Social Studies 13 August 2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 14,705
Posted By Hero_Mike
Canada Not comedians specifically, but celebrities. It...

Not comedians specifically, but celebrities. It may be easy for some to simply shake off a failure, but criticism today has become bigger than ever. People used to simply vote with their wallets,...
Forum: Social Studies 12 August 2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,235
Posted By Hero_Mike
Not eBay - but Amazon. Anything I need from...

Not eBay - but Amazon. Anything I need from Radio Shack, I can get from Amazon in 2 days, much cheaper, and nobody pushes really hard to sell me the extended warranty.
Forum: Medical 11 August 2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,054
Posted By Hero_Mike
There are problems with bias, though some of them...

There are problems with bias, though some of them - like whether or not a person is obese - is obvious when they meet the person. I have complained to doctors about headaches and difficulty...
Forum: Social Studies 11 August 2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,944
Posted By Hero_Mike
Depending upon how it's done, sitting with one...

Depending upon how it's done, sitting with one leg tucked under will take up more space than sitting normally - legs down and ankles together. Lots of women sit like this. One of my best friends...
Forum: The Doctor Is In 11 August 2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,826
Posted By Hero_Mike
Canada I was waiting for someone to say "chiropractor"...

I was waiting for someone to say "chiropractor" before I chimed in.

I know many people who have had very good results with them, however, check the "quackery level" of any chiropractor and if they...
Forum: Social Studies 10 August 2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 16,039
Posted By Hero_Mike
There are quite a few music artists in certain...

There are quite a few music artists in certain genres who espouse and even market their "criminal" past - whether or not they actually had one - but I'm not a fan of those genres to begin with so I'm...
Forum: Business Bytes 06 August 2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 34,603
Posted By Hero_Mike
Canada Ever wonder why some European-built cars aren't...

Ever wonder why some European-built cars aren't sold in North America - especially the lower end vehicles? It all comes down to cost and competition. Generally speaking, cars for the European...
Forum: Social Studies 06 August 2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 35,428
Posted By Hero_Mike
Canada I have never heard of this restriction for any...

I have never heard of this restriction for any developed country - even convicted criminals (see note below) have been able to leave the country without any restriction by their "home" country - the...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 05 August 2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,283
Posted By Hero_Mike
Or the signs that say "Dog is Friendly. Beware...

Or the signs that say "Dog is Friendly. Beware of Owner."
Forum: SLC 05 August 2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 366,688
Posted By Hero_Mike
GenYus and lavender blue have it right - the...

GenYus and lavender blue have it right - the two-prong 3mm headphone jacks separate out the two stereo channels, and there are adapters for regular headphones. My noise-cancelling earbuds came with...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 03 August 2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,295
Posted By Hero_Mike
More than a trope, but there's a strong...

More than a trope, but there's a strong stereotype that anyone but heterosexuals are constantly - for lack of a better word - horny. It's a long-standing belief that homosexuals (and by association,...
Forum: The Doctor Is In 02 August 2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,007
Posted By Hero_Mike
Not all doctors are comfortable with these kinds...

Not all doctors are comfortable with these kinds of issues, and don't do a good job of making their patients feel at ease with these topics, so as others have said, writing things down seems like a...
Forum: Food 02 August 2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 32,872
Posted By Hero_Mike
Canada Because this past year, the winter rarely had...

Because this past year, the winter rarely had rain or even temperatures into the 40's. You don't get 100+F all year, but you also don't get weather below freezing. I have many snowbird neighbors...
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