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gunpowder that has been set alightmr twit posted on May 29 2004 at 03:51 PM said:According to Irn-Bru cans, they are "sparkling flavoured". :huh: What the hell is that?
I guess the fleece itself is slightly conductive, so when your wearing it it normalises any charge on your skin, which is normally about ground level, just sometimes distributed unevenly. When you take it off you apply a charge to your skin, via a process I don't quite understand but we've been using it for years to apply charge to balloons and then sticking them on the wall by rubbing them on a jumper, same effect, and I suspect its down to the way you wipe them off your arms as you take it off.Why do minor cuts often start bleeding like 20 seconds after the accident?
Why do I get a static shock from touching ground after removing a fleece jacket I've been wearing for a while, but not if I'm still wearing it, or if I just put it on and take it off again?
The cut area is notified of trauma; brain can decide to pull away quickly or to tense up (freeze). Muscle gets a painkiller, then an inflammator and becomes flaccid again. Once in a relaxed state, inflamation kicks in, which makes the bloodvessels narrower and (localized) bloodpressure goes up. In this state, the blood finds weak spots, like skin not totally cut, and ruptures out, while using tiny red bricks to close the rupture as fast as it can, all the while bleeding out any toxins or parasites that might have come in while being punctured. This of course could take just 3 seconds tops. The first 17 seconds is spend getting manager approval (usually not the brain, that one is confused and not of much use, but the gut; we call it "instinct". Just like a braindead person "feels" being touched in the arm) for bleeding and making an budget on how many bloodcells will be needed to fix the problem (how many BPM does the heart need to go, or... do we have to lower BPM, i.e. faint) and we finally get the result of the brain for a root cause analysis (did the person fuck up again, or was it someone else's fault?).Why do minor cuts often start bleeding like 20 seconds after the accident?
Because your fleece is made out of nylon, which is made out of oil, which passed through greedy corporations that endue that greedy essence into the very fabric of nylon and that nylon now steals away your electrons, and it makes you a positive person for a little moment. But because the world hates positive people and zaps you with electrons because it hates positives things.Why do I get a static shock from touching ground after removing a fleece jacket I've been wearing for a while, but not if I'm still wearing it, or if I just put it on and take it off again?
The absence of the echo in a duck's quack.
One of its legs is both the same.
As I said, putting on the jacket and then taking it straight off again doesn't seem to do this. Hence my slightly-more-complex theory above. I could do some experiments to test it.the friction of removing the jacket creates the charge.
I believe they are technically referred to as “the Americas” (i.e. plural)Whasnt America the whole continent, whit North and South?
so Mexico, Paraquay, Nicaragua, Chile, Brasil, Uruquay , and other countries I can’t remember where also America..
Not every President, just every USA President. Other countries have presidents too. I guess we have to forgive them. Those poor souls don't even have a toponym for their country so have to use the one for their continent. Saying "America" is confusing, but saying "the States" would be too, and I'm not sure whether "the Union" would be politically loaded (and ambiguous as well). saying "the United States of America" every single time it's a mouthful. I don't think it's the only country like that. I don't knhwich term they really use, but people speaking of the UAE in English will often say "the Emirates". And I bet there are other emirates outside UAE. Not to speak of people saying Holland when they mean Netherlands, or Europe when they mean the UE, etc.Why dos every President confuse America whit the USA??
I thought that was because there's North America and South America (and Central America, if you care). But the USA isn't any of those Americas, it's part of North America (plus Hawaii or something)I believe they are technically referred to as “the Americas” (i.e. plural)