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#142438 - Mon Nov 25 2002 05:51 PM True or False
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This is a quiz i found whilst "scavenging"

The answers are TRUE or False but can you explain why.

1 True or False ,In space it is impossible to shed tears.

2 True or False,"copyrightable" is the longest word in the English language that can be written without repeating a letter.

3.True or False, Slugs don't have any noses.

4.True or False, Taphephobia is the fear of losing your teeth.

5. True or False, Thomas Edison,who invented the light bulb was afraid of the dark.

6 True or False, The letter "T" is the second most common letter used in the English language

7. True or False, Most Eskimos have refidgerators.

8. True or False ,An Ostriche's eye is bigger than it's brain

9.True or False ,There are no anagrams of the word "stationed"

10.True or False ,For every person on the earth there are 18 stars in the sky.

Please answer 1 at a time thanks
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#142439 - Mon Nov 25 2002 06:13 PM Re: True or False
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#10 is false. I've read many places that the amount of stars is over the amount of grains of sand on all the beach's in the world. The Universe is a BIG place

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#142440 - Mon Nov 25 2002 06:15 PM Re: True or False
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Number 8 is true ---> the ostrich has the smallest brain of any animal.

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#142441 - Mon Nov 25 2002 07:09 PM Re: True or False
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#4 is false. Taphephobia is the dread of being buried alive!

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#142442 - Tue Nov 26 2002 02:47 AM Re: True or False
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Thanks every one correct so far
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#142443 - Tue Nov 26 2002 04:05 AM Re: True or False
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#2 is false, because "copyrightable" has its opposite, i.e. "uncopyrightable". Recent editions of Chambers also list "dermatoglyphics". Both these words have 15 different letters.
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#142444 - Tue Nov 26 2002 04:12 AM Re: True or False
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Thanks Tom correct answer

(thanks for the extra info too )


Edited by makoto (Tue Nov 26 2002 04:14 AM)
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#142445 - Tue Nov 26 2002 05:50 AM Re: True or False
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Number 6 is true.???

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#142446 - Tue Nov 26 2002 06:02 AM Re: True or False
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Yes Elf it is thanks
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#142447 - Wed Nov 27 2002 08:06 AM Re: True or False
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Number 9 is false --->there is an anagram for stationed.

stationed = antidotes

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#142448 - Wed Nov 27 2002 09:18 AM Re: True or False
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Correct again Elf.....
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#142449 - Wed Nov 27 2002 02:02 PM Re: True or False
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Number 5 is true.

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#142450 - Wed Nov 27 2002 02:23 PM Re: True or False
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correct again Elf thanks
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#142451 - Wed Nov 27 2002 10:28 PM Re: True or False
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If you have more than one uncopyrightable do they become uncopyrightables , thus using 16 distinct letters?

If they now become copyrightable do they become x-uncopyrightables?
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#142452 - Thu Nov 28 2002 02:40 AM Re: True or False
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Hi ASA ..i've no idea .......
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#142453 - Thu Nov 28 2002 07:11 AM Re: True or False
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Number 1 is true because there is no gravity.

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#142454 - Thu Nov 28 2002 08:11 AM Re: True or False
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Thanks Elf correct as usual
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#142455 - Thu Nov 28 2002 10:40 AM Re: True or False
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I vaguely remember that 7's true - Eskimoes use refrigerators to keep food warm.

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#142456 - Thu Nov 28 2002 02:23 PM Re: True or False
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Yes, it's true most of them have refridgerators!
to stop their food from freezing
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#142457 - Thu Nov 28 2002 02:30 PM Re: True or False
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Number 3 is true --- instead of a nose they have a hole called a pneumostome that they breath through --- it serves as the slugs nose, and they can close it.

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#142458 - Thu Nov 28 2002 04:05 PM Re: True or False
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No 1 would be false because if you left a tear in your spacesuit all the air would escape out of it, so you need to be able to put these torn spacesuits into a shed and get a new one.
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#142459 - Thu Nov 28 2002 05:24 PM Re: True or False
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Hi Elf ...the answer i have is that slugs have four noses,
Who is correct here
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#142460 - Thu Nov 28 2002 05:27 PM Re: True or False
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Thank You ASA.....
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#142461 - Thu Nov 28 2002 05:54 PM Re: True or False
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You are! Number 3 should be FALSE.

Makoto --- I originally googled "slugs +nose" and going throught the first 2 or 3 pages of websites gave me the answer I originally gave here.
I have since gone back and googled "slugs +4 noses" which gives a whole lot of websites that claim that slugs do have 4 noses. Re-googling "slugs +nose" and looking through the results several pages further, there is also reference to some of the websites found by googling "slugs +4 noses".

I'd say you are right --- slugs have 4 noses. (Seems like they breathe through the pneumostome that I refered to earlier, but have noses used for smell on their tentacles.)

This seems to be the case from what I can find --- anybody else know something else on this topic.

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#142462 - Fri Nov 29 2002 03:11 AM Re: True or False
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Thanks Elf........
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