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  • Perry1977
    Thank you mister professor!

    You are absolutely right. I was actually taking the angle that the 'same amount' of water weighs the same no matter what temperature. Density and weight aren't the same thing. In other words, if you take two equal amounts of water, heat one up and cool one down (assuming that the water is heated to sub-boiling temperatures, so none is lost to evaporation), they are still gonna weigh the same.

    Conversely, if you take an exact volume of hot water, and the same exact volume of cold water, the cold water is going to 'weigh more' because there are more water molecules fitting into the same space.

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  • Elway4King
    Well I guess I should add why ice takes up more space than hot water if the molecules in hot water are farther apart before some genius decides to ask. When water freezes and becomes ice, the molecules (H20) line up in a way as to keep the negatively charged oxygen a certain distance from the positively charged hydrogens. By keeping this distance ice is formed by a "lining up" of molecules that takes up more space then when water is in liquid form. This is why ice floats on water.

    Cody J. Esquire
    Last edited by Elway4King; 08-05-2004, 09:22 PM.

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  • Elway4King
    Originally posted by Perry1977
    Hot water is heavier than cold

    I have a hard time believing this one....

    You have a hard time believing this because IT IS WRONG! Hot water is less dense than cold water and therefore the same amount of hot water weighs just a tad less than the same amount of cold water.

    If you have 100mL of water at 100 degrees C than you have a mass of 95.838g since the density of water at 100 degrees C is .95838 g/mL. (Density = Mass/Volume). If you have 100mL of water at 1 degree C than you have a mass of 99.993g since the density of water at 1 degree C is .99993 g/mL.

    Density of water is affected by heat due to physics. As molecules heat up, they begin to move (remember heat = energy) this is why hot water is less dense because the molecules are farther apart.

    Cody J. Esquire

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  • Perry1977
    Most elephants weigh less than the tongue of the blue whale


    If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.

    Cool, someone try this, lol!

    Hot water is heavier than cold

    I have a hard time believing this one....

    Starfish have eight eyes--one at the end of each leg

    Don't starfish have 5 legs?

    Good stuff!!!

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  • Elway4King
    ROTFLMFAO is Greek for "whoever doesn't understand is an idiot and Zeus rules!"

    Cody J. Esquire

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  • KG21
    WOW. those are awesome!

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  • JasonVSPortis
    what does ROTLFLDSOFSD mean?

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  • Elway4King


    That's great **** man!

    Cody J. Esquire
    Last edited by Jared; 08-05-2004, 07:47 PM.

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  • dandaman23
    Re: Very odd facts!!

    Originally posted by Chronic_Toker
    41 percent of American women pull it apart and eat the creamy middle first.
    Sounds good to me!

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  • Chronic_Toker
    started a topic Very odd facts!!

    Very odd facts!!

    There's quite a few, but some are very hard to believe:

    There are the same amount of dimples in an average golf ball as there are ridges in a dime

    Three times as many people in America put ketchup along side their French Fries as put it on top.

    84 percent of American men eat an Oreo cookie intact; 41 percent of American women pull it apart and eat the creamy middle first.

    68 percent of Americans prefer their toilet tissue to unwind over the spool, not under it.

    80 percent of Americans eat their corn on the cob in circles rather than from side to side.

    Women aged 21 to 34 are by far the group most likely to look behind the shower curtain when using someone else's bathroom.

    If all the pickles eaten each year were placed end to end they would reach the moon and back 8.25 times!

    Americans drink an average of 90 million cans of beer a day.

    A sneeze can travel as fast as 100 miles per hour.

    About 7 percent of all working Americans have worked at McDonalds at least once in their lifetime.

    When asked if they like the way they look when their naked, 68 percent of the men and 22 percent of the women answered yes.

    When shampooing their hair, most people (84%) pour the shampoo into their hand first, not onto their head.

    Because of the rotation of the earth, an object can be thrown farther if it is thrown west.

    Most elephants weigh less than the tongue of the blue whale

    A law passed in Nebraska in 1912 really set down some hard rules of the road. Drivers in the country at night were required to stop every 150 yards, send up a skyrocket, then wait eight minutes for the road to clear before proceeding cautiously, all the while blowing their horn and shooting off flares.

    A giraffe can go without water longer than a camel can

    According to tests made at the Institute for the Study of Animal Problems in Washington, D.C., dogs and cats, like people, are either right-handed or left-handed --- that is, they favor either their right or left paws

    A person cannot taste food unless it is mixed with saliva. For example, if a strong-tasting substance like salt is placed on a dry tongue, the taste buds will not be able to taste it. As soon as a drop of saliva is added and the salt is dissolved, however, a definite taste sensation results. This is true for all foods. Try it!

    Experiments conducted in Germany and at the University of Southampton in England show that even mild and incidental noises cause the pupils of the eyes to dilate. It is believed that this is why surgeons, watchmakers, and others who perform delicate manual operations are so bothered by noise. The sounds cause their pupils to change focus and blur their vision

    According to acupuncturists, there is a point on the head that you can press to control your appetite. It is located in the hollow just in front of the flap of the ear.

    Ninety percent of all species that have become extinct have been birds.

    There is approximately one chicken for every human being in the world

    According to many language experts, the most difficult kind of phrase to create is a palindrome, a sentence or group of sentences that reads the same backward and forward. A few examples:

    Red rum, sir, is murder.
    Ma is as selfless as I am.
    Nurse, I spy gypsies. Run!
    A man, a plan, a canal - Panama.
    He lived as a devil, eh?

    At any given time, there are 1,800 thunderstorms in progress over the earth's atmosphere.

    Lightning strikes the earth 100 times every second

    The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words

    More than 2 billion pencils are manufactured each year in the United States. If these were laid end to end they would circle the world nine times.

    A rainbow can be seen only in the morning or late afternoon. It can occur only when the sun is 40 degrees or less above the horizon.

    In Calama, a town in the Atacama Desert of Chile, it has never rained.

    Ants stretch when they wake up. They also appear to yawn in a very human manner before taking up the tasks of the day.

    Bees have 5 eyes. There are 3 small eyes on the top of a bee's head and 2 larger ones in front.

    It costs more to buy a new car today in the United States than it cost Christopher Columbus to equip and undertake three voyages to and from the New World.

    One-fourth of the world's population lives on less than $200 a year. Ninety million people survive on less than $75 a year.

    Butterflies taste with their hind feet.

    Only female mosquitoes bite

    Mosquitoes are attracted to the color blue twice as much as to any other color.

    If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.

    Every night, wasps bite into the stem of a plant, lock their mandibles (jaws) into position, stretch out at right angles to the stem, and, with legs dangling, fall asleep.

    During the time of Peter the Great, any Russian man who wore a beard was required to pay a special tax.

    It is illegal to hunt camels in the state of Arizona.

    In the country of Turkey, in the 16th and 17th centuries, anyone caught drinking coffee was put to death.

    A Virginia law requires all bathtubs to be kept out in the yards, not inside the houses.

    It is impossible to sneeze and keep one's eyes open at the same time

    A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continually from the bottom of the glass to the top.

    Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.

    Yes, it's against the law to: Doze off under a hair dryer in Florida Slap an old friend on the back in Georgia, and Play hopscotch on a Sunday in Missouri.

    There is more lemon in Lemon Pledge furniture polish than in Country Time Lemonade.

    More people worry about cleaning the house before a party (56.2 percent) than about the food (42.9 percent).

    Of all of the cola sold in the United States, 12 percent is consumed with or instead of breakfast.

    Licking a regular-sized, multicolor stamp delivers 0.007 calories. A larger commemorative stamp has 0.014 calories.

    In three years, Campbell Soup Co. makes more pasta stars than there are in the Milky Way

    It takes 300 gallons of water to grow one pound of rice

    Coca-Cola was originally green.

    Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than for the US Treasury

    Smartest dogs: 1)border collie; 2)poodle; 3)golden retriever Dumbest: afghan

    Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters

    Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better

    Chances that an American lives within 50 mi of where he/she grew up: 1 in 2

    Amount American Airlines saved in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served first class: $40,000

    City with the most Rolls Royce's per capita: Hong Kong

    State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska

    Estimated percentage of American adults who go on a diet each year: 44

    Barbie's measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33

    Percentage of American men who say they would marry the same woman if they had it to do all over again: 80 . Percentage of American women who say they would marry the same man: 50

    Percentage of men who say they are happier after their divorce or separation: 58 . Percentage of women who say they are happier: 85

    Cost of raising a medium-sized dog to the age of eleven: $6,400

    Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.

    Portion of ice cream sold that is vanilla: 1/3

    Portion of potatoes sold that are French-fried: 1/3

    Percentage of bird species that are monogamous: 90

    Portion of Harvard students who graduate with honors: 4/5

    Chances that a burglary in the US will be solved: 1 in 7

    Portion of land in the US owned by the government: 1/3

    Only food that does not spoil: honey

    Only bird that can fly backwards: Hummingbird

    Only continent without reptiles or snakes: Antarctica

    Only animal besides human that can get sunburn: Pig

    Ostriches stick their heads in the sand to look for water

    In the Caribbean there are oysters that can climb trees

    Polar bears are left-handed

    Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

    Mark Twain didn't graduate from elementary school.

    Proportional to their weight, men are stronger than horses.

    Pilgrims ate popcorn at the first Thanksgiving dinner

    Your nose and ears never stop growing

    Your Eyeballs are the same size when you are born, as when you die!

    Jupiter is bigger than all the other planets combined

    Hot water is heavier than cold

    Starfish have eight eyes--one at the end of each leg

    Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation

    First novel ever written on a typewriter was "Tom Sawyer".

    There are more collect calls on Father's Day than any other day of the year.

    It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs

    Men get hiccups more often than woman.

    Armadillos can be housetrained.

    Vanilla is used to make chocolate.

    Montpelier, Vermont, is the only U.S. state capital without a McDonald's.

    Tomatoes and cucumbers are fruits

    An average of 13 boxes of Jell-O are purchased every second in the united states.

    Almonds are members of the peach family.

    40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of "Happy Meals".