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Old 16 September 2013, 07:57 AM
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It was getting late, but that was suppose to be 10K meters (33K feet) above sea level.
One must also remember that mountains are not static. When continents crash, I strongly suspect that, for a (geologically) short time, normal maximums don't apply. Then, once the mountains has be thrust as high as they'll get, they'll bob down and up for a while before settling.

It all depends on when you measure. Do you measure at the maximum altitude, or do you measure when things are a bit more settled?
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Old 02 October 2013, 11:25 PM
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I'll have to bring up two claims, which haven't been tackled yet.

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If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. When a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.
Is this really true? Because I can't see it working that way. Wouldn't you rather become more thirsty?

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The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.
I always heard that it was the sound of air passing through the seashell?
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Old 03 October 2013, 07:33 AM
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I'll have to bring up two claims, which haven't been tackled yet.

Is this really true? Because I can't see it working that way. Wouldn't you rather become more thirsty?

I always heard that it was the sound of air passing through the seashell?
I've always assumed that it's the amplified random background noise, be it wind, traffic, waves, people or whatever.
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I've always assumed that it's the amplified random background noise, be it wind, traffic, waves, people or whatever.
You got it in one Why can you hear the ocean when holding a seashell to your ear?
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"There's a temple in Sri Lanka dedicated to a tooth of the Buddha."

There's also one in Singapore. How many of his teeth did they save?
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Old 08 October 2013, 01:34 PM
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There are many sanctuaries (stupas, wats and pagods) all over Asia, where relics from Buddha supposedly are kept. I guess it's hard to say which are genuine or not.
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