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pibbuR

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NASA Completes Its First Commercial Space Launch From Australia. (https://gizmodo.com/nasas-first-commercial-launch-from-australia-1849117637)

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pibbuR who observes that more launches are due in July (4th and 12th), but doesn't think that's enough for him going there.
 

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Don't know but that is the dogs name.
"Even though I named him Mr. Happy Face because I thought his face was happy, I have seen the joy and the happiness, the smiles, that he brings to other people's faces," she said.

"So I kind of feel like, well, maybe I named him because it's the effect that he has on people. And maybe I just didn't know that yet."
 

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Don't know but that is the dogs name.
"Even though I named him Mr. Happy Face because I thought his face was happy, I have seen the joy and the happiness, the smiles, that he brings to other people's faces," she said.

"So I kind of feel like, well, maybe I named him because it's the effect that he has on people. And maybe I just didn't know that yet."

That's what disturbs me, I don't see happiness, those dogs always have a sad downturned mouth. :p

But I'm not really a dog enthusiast so...
 

pibbuR

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Well, most animals don't look in the mirror. so...

pibbuR who thinks less than 10 animals pass the mirror test, dogs not among them. And who firmly believes cats do - despite little scientific evidence.
 

pibbuR

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I found it best to post this here:
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Yes, a new book (What if 2) is coming. More serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions.

pibbuR who has a lot of questions, the main one being why he never gets around to post them.

PS. What if 1 is available for on line reading here: https://what-if.xkcd.com/ DS.
 

Corwin

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Actually, the biggest What If question should be What If Pibs visited Australia!!??!! :)
 

Corwin

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Perhaps, but What If he bit them back???? :p :)
 

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Thirty years ago as a kid lightning bugs were everywhere in summer. Ah good memories. Nowadays not so much. Blame it on pollution, pesticides and climate change.:(

Link - https://www.usatoday.com/story/news...ies-possible-extinction-across-us/7795410001/

I saw a very few near the house for the first time these last two summers. At first I thought there was a device of some sort with a LED glowing in the dark. :lol:

We moved, so that may be a local thing, though we were not very far from here before. Probably just the environment with more trees.
 

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We have a similar, heavily discussed problem here.
 

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Nod, noticed them missing when I moved back to the States a few years ago. By golly, we had lots of fun with fireflies when we were kids on the farm!
 

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I have seen some fireflies in my nature-garden yesterday - like every summer.
 

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Well scientist's have created a plant based burger that tastes like human meat.:puke:

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A plant-based meat brand decided to take an unusual — and cannibalistic — route to sway people to try their product. European company Oumph! developed the Human Meat Plant-Based Burger — a burger they say tastes just like people — for those willing to indulge in fake human flesh. "We developed this burger in no time as soon as we knew what taste and texture we were after," Oumph! Co-Founder Anders Linden said in a YouTube video. During Halloween last year, the company set up a food truck in Stockholm, Sweden, serving the "scariest plant-based food ever."
 

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I have seen some fireflies in my nature-garden yesterday - like every summer.

Apart from my childhood, I only saw them once - while stumbling on a wood path - which I knew - during almost absolute darkness, because it was late.
 

bkrueger

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Wait... how do they know?

And how would customers know? Imagine they realize they like the taste, then learn about it. :lol:
They did a scientific study as a double blind test, of course, so nobody knew, who got the real human flesh. :spam:

(The code name for the Burger is Soylent Green.)
 
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