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Old 03-07-2008, 03:48 AM
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Hm, I think I've heard of this before except it was long ago and I was told that when you squeeze your fingers together (like your index and your thumb), that no matter how hard you squeeze your never really touching... there's always space in between it.
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Old 03-07-2008, 05:52 AM
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Hm, I think I've heard of this before except it was long ago and I was told that when you squeeze your fingers together (like your index and your thumb), that no matter how hard you squeeze your never really touching... there's always space in between it.
^ That's true. I don't think that you can ever touch "anything" if you think in the term of atoms and electrons.

I don't know much about Chemistry myself, but I think it's possible that we are in fact "floating," and that everything is not attached to anything else.
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Old 03-07-2008, 08:02 AM
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I can float when I sit down.

I just need 4 bean burritos.
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Old 03-07-2008, 04:12 PM
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I dunno if you die, but your heart stops for a microsecond when you sneeze. Hence people saying "bless you".
Nope. Your heart keeps ticking right along.

The "bless you", as has been said, comes from the belief that sneezing either allowed demons in, or was a sign of demonic possession.
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Old 03-07-2008, 04:19 PM
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I can float when I sit down.

I just need 4 bean burritos.
ooh, then you can make your own jaccuzzi, just take a bath
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Old 03-07-2008, 05:18 PM
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Re: Interesting fact...

My Science teacher told me about it this year.

Everything's like that, though. When you type, your fingers don't actually touch the keys, there's actually a bit of space between the two, etc. But the space is incredibly small.

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The "bless you", as has been said, comes from the belief that sneezing either allowed demons in, or was a sign of demonic possession.
Really?
I read that it came from an ancient belief that you let a bit of your soul out when you sneezed, and saying "God bless you" kept it from staying out, or something to that effect.
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Old 03-09-2008, 05:56 AM
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I have heard as well that you die temporally when you sneeze.
Or pemanently, if you die of 'flu or something.
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I read that it came from an ancient belief that you let a bit of your soul out when you sneezed, and saying "God bless you" kept it from staying out, or something to that effect.
Actually, it was from the days of yore when nearly every disease was fatal and you were being blessed before you die.
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Old 03-09-2008, 10:25 AM
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Old 03-09-2008, 01:08 PM
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Re: Interesting fact...

One time I tried to explain this to a girl by saying she wasn't actually touching her pants, not really, and her head gosh dang near exploded.
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Old 03-09-2008, 01:17 PM
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I told a few of my friends this, but some don't believe me.

Did you know whenever you walk sit, or do whatever... Your accually floating a VERY VERY small amount off the ground or area where your sitting... Cool huh?

Explanataion: Since we are all made up of atoms, with a negative electron shell, it's like a magnet. The two of the same charge repel, so really, we are floating a little... What do you think of that?

I know some may know, or others may not believe it, but I just thought it was interesting.
You could test this by getting very thin objects and sliding them through.

If they don't work it's either:

1. It's closer together than you think.

2. It's not true.
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Old 03-10-2008, 06:32 AM
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Did you know whenever you walk sit, or do whatever... Your accually floating a VERY VERY small amount off the ground or area where your sitting... Cool huh?
AH!
It's like you read my mInd!
.. or maybe I hacked into yours ... no matter! xD

Anyway, I was thinking of this jUST the other day in another way. See, I run/walk to and from the place where I usually do my scribbles, and on that day, I felt that as I ran, my feet weren't ACTually touching the ground EVery time. As in .. there wasn't an "impact" at times and it was like floating.

Naturally, that made me very happy.

BecAU~se ..
see, since I was a wee lassie, i was and am scared of dogs. Especially the teeny type who never stop jumping up and down excitedly- those are the wORst xD
In fact, here's my usual plight (slight exaggeration of shortness, but it is, alas, one of my negative features :< ):




Thinking about fLoating..
ok, you know with the wheelies, cars.. pLANEs... do you think someone will ever find a way to have it so we can float a wee bit off the ground? turn it on and off whenever we want/need? aye .. a bit like those hoverboot thingies in Zelda. Because if sO.. LOOK AT THE ULTIMATE WIN THAT WOULD THEN HAPPEN ^-^:




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Nope. Your heart keeps ticking right along.

The "bless you", as has been said, comes from the belief that sneezing either allowed demons in, or was a sign of demonic possession.
Ahaaa.. interesting.
See, we say "Alhamdulillah" after sneezing (person who sneezes says so) since, apparently, it's one of the body's ways to flush out germs and such and that's .. something to be grateful for.
If there's someone in the vicinity, they should typically reply with "Yarhamoka Allah" : "May God have Mercy on you" -- again, a reference to illness and wishing that if one ever falls ill and dies, that they be .. well.. accepted mercifully and such. i think .
I just thought it fun to compare whatsits! :p

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Actually, it was from the days of yore when nearly every disease was fatal and you were being blessed before you die.
Interesting =O
And has merit

I sometimes envy and miss the matter-of-factness outlook that people before had that we may have lost.
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Old 03-10-2008, 06:48 AM
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Asia, it could also have something to do with little satans hiding in people's noses ;0)

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Old 03-10-2008, 01:04 PM
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Asia, it could also have something to do with little satans hiding in people's noses ;0)

DON'T STARE!! :0P
Oh..

The doctor should give people little excorsisms then, instead of those awful nose sprays :<


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As for the emptiness of atoms, this page displays a scale model of an atom, where the electron is the size of one pixel. The page is approximately eleven miles long.
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