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Post by JimC » Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:52 pm

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Oscar Wilde invented the aglet. :tea:
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According to Huffington Post editor James Cave, "The history of the aglet’s evolution is a little knotty—many sources credit it as being popularized by an English inventor named Harvey Kennedy who is said to have earned $2.5 million off the modern shoelace in the 1790s.
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Post by Brian Peacock » Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:57 pm

Yeah, but it's commonly accepted that he stole the idea off Oscar Wilde.



Does this mean you actually researched the aglet to disprove my fact Jim?
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Post by JimC » Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:51 pm

Well yes.. Yes I did... :shifty:
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Post by Brian Peacock » Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:02 pm

My work here is done. :D
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Post by Sean Hayden » Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:45 pm

The oldest carbon-14-dated seed that has grown into a viable plant was Silene stenophylla (narrow-leafed campion), an Arctic flower native to Siberia. Radiocarbon dating has confirmed an age of 31,800 ±300 years for the seeds. In 2007, more than 600,000 frozen mature and immature seeds were found buried in 70 squirrel hibernation burrows 38 metres (125 ft) below the permafrost near the banks of the Kolyma River. Believed to have been buried by Arctic ground squirrels, which had damaged the mature seeds to prevent germination in the burrow; however, three of the immature seeds contained viable embryos. Scientists extracted the embryos and successfully germinated plants in vitro which grew, flowered and created viable seeds of their own.
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Post by Brian Peacock » Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:43 pm

That's actually pretty cool.
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Post by JimC » Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:13 pm

"And on the third millennium they rose from the grave..."
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Post by Sean Hayden » Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:55 pm

I imagine the addition of genes like these may be incredibly valuable to future research in many fields.
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Post by Brian Peacock » Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:04 pm

I kinda knew this, kinda, but this video makes things a lot clearer for me...

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Post by laklak » Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:16 am

We should evolve longer arms and a prehensile tail, and a toe thumb. Think of how useful that would be.
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Post by JimC » Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:00 am

I want to evolve psionic powers that will let me rule the world help humanity...
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Post by Sean Hayden » Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:09 am

"toe thumb" --keep an eye out for it on Amazon now that you've mentioned it.
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Post by laklak » Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:51 pm

Would ruin women's shoe fashion, imagine trying to wrap Jimmy Choo's around a chimp foot.
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Post by Brian Peacock » Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:45 pm

A chin wrist would come in really handy.
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Post by pErvinalia » Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:04 am

Eyeball fingers, to help keep your glasses on.
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