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Prabhakari

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The Daft Questions thread
« on: February 15, 2012, 06:48:08 PM »
I have heard that there is a 'silent' film out, called The Artist.
If there is a book of the film, what would the text be like?

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Another daft question.
If all the water dried up, how much salt would there be?
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Re: The Daft Questions thread
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2012, 06:59:26 PM »
If you phone the wrong number, why do you always get an answer?

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Re: The Daft Questions thread
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2012, 07:04:23 PM »
The book from the film 'The Artist' could be a wordless picture book.  There are some fantastic wordless books, my favourite being 'The Arrival' by Shaun Tan. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Arrival-Shaun-Tan/dp/0340969938/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1329332404&sr=8-1
I'm also a big fan of Jeannie Baker's wordless picture books.  This one is fantastic:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mirror-Jeannie-Baker/dp/1406309141/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1329332465&sr=1-3

Another film now out 'Hugo', is based on the book 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret' by Brian Selznick, which is written as part wordless picture book, and part narrative.  It's printed on black paper and is a fascinating read:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Invention-Hugo-Cabret-Brian-Selznick/dp/1407103482/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1329332557&sr=1-1


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Re: The Daft Questions thread
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2012, 08:28:06 PM »
If you phone the wrong number, why do you always get an answer?

More to the point, when you tell someone it's the wrong number they dialled, why won't they believe you.

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Re: The Daft Questions thread
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2012, 10:34:09 PM »
If you phone the wrong number, why do you always get an answer?

More to the point, when you tell someone it's the wrong number they dialled, why won't they believe you.

Someone once asked for someone who has the same name as my dad; so I assumed it was a friend of his. I said no and then he asked for someone else. It was only then that I realised he has nothing to do with my dad. >blush<

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Re: The Daft Questions thread
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2012, 10:40:10 PM »
Wrong numbers.
Sheer disappointment. That is the only telephone the caller has.
They are bewildered, and so react less than rationally.

P.S. I am really an ostrich.
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Re: The Daft Questions thread
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2012, 11:03:32 PM »
Wrong telephone numbers...

It usually goes like this....

'Is Mr Unknown there please?'

'I think you have the wrong number'

Why would the person they called not know the caller had the wrong number?  >doh< >whistle< >erm<
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Re: The Daft Questions thread
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2012, 03:25:38 AM »
It is because of a desire to break the bad news gently.

In one country, the weary traveller, when asking how far to their destination would be told by the locals that they were nearly there. Just a few short miles.
They did this because they felt sympathy for the traveller, who could be tired, wet, cold, hungry and footsore from their walking that day.

The same thing happens with wrong telephone calls.
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Re: The Daft Questions thread
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2012, 09:15:37 AM »
It is because of a desire to break the bad news gently.

In one country, the weary traveller, when asking how far to their destination would be told by the locals that they were nearly there. Just a few short miles.
They did this because they felt sympathy for the traveller, who could be tired, wet, cold, hungry and footsore from their walking that day.

The same thing happens with wrong telephone calls.

Yes, I think this is correct.
 
Mind you, I have had some very nice conversations due to wrong numbers  >biggrin<

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Re: The Daft Questions thread
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2012, 10:24:10 AM »
Thought For The Day:

If the good Lord had intended us to take showers...

... why didn't He give us armpits facing upwards?

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Re: The Daft Questions thread
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2012, 11:13:57 AM »
Hahahaha! It's so you'll never forget..........................the smell of the sweat, from under your aaaaaarmpits!  >lol<
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Re: The Daft Questions thread
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2012, 11:57:28 AM »
What if the sea were pink?
The moon were green and the land was orange?
And we all had red and white striped skins?
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Re: The Daft Questions thread
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2012, 01:42:23 PM »
That could well be possible for others to see. Depending on how the mind translates the colours.

A friend of mine was diagnosed today with the condition (the name escapes me) where pictures are noisy, sounds taste funny, and colours smell.
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Re: The Daft Questions thread
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2012, 02:21:57 PM »
I have just watched Blackbeard's Ghost on iPlayer.
Brill stuff.



What if there is another colour, not visible to our eyes, but one that can only be seen by Basking Sharks?
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Re: The Daft Questions thread
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2012, 04:21:22 PM »
There are 'colours' beyond the spectrum visible to humans that other animals can perceive.

For example infra red which crudely we perceive as heat and ultra violet which we 'perceive' as sun burn. Many animals use both for searching for food and predator avoidance.

I'm not sure about any exclusive to basking sharks, though some fish including sharks also have sensitivity to electrical fields via their lateral line.