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dougtamjj
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How many feathers do tundra swans have?

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Posted : May 25, 2014 3:48 pm
swans
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What is XXVCCXVI in a decimal number? From Dougtamjj: That is right, but not the answer to this question 🙂
Good try Aussie and Rotorhead and Dougtamjj!

Once more: The answer is: 25,216
What is the question?
Anyone?
Swan

http://vimeo.com/1822322

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Topic starter Posted : May 25, 2014 3:53 pm
dougtamjj
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What bird holds the worlds record for the most feathers?

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Posted : May 25, 2014 4:01 pm
swans
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How many feathers do tundra swans have?

Yes! Swans have 25,216 feathers (excluding down feathers). Tundra, Whistling, several swans; all swans have at least 25,000 contour feathers.
The Hummingbird has the least number at 940.
Congratulations!

(Scroll to Number of Feathers).
http://www.raptorresearchfoundation.org/education/feather-facts

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Topic starter Posted : May 25, 2014 4:02 pm
dougtamjj
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LOL! That question just about drove us crazy. Loved it!

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Posted : May 25, 2014 4:05 pm
swans
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LOL! That question just about drove us crazy. Loved it!

I attempted to drop a hint when I posted the swans; then I posted a swan 'preening' it's feathers. I hope everyone had fun with this question! It was an attempt at "The answer was hiding in plain sight..." on my part! LOLs.
Thank you all!

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Topic starter Posted : May 25, 2014 4:16 pm
dougtamjj
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The video is what finally made it click. We would have never figured it out otherwise.

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Posted : May 25, 2014 4:22 pm
swans
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Another 'Jeopardy' type challenge anyone?

The Answers are: 4.25; 10.36; 11.18; 5.02; 59.54; 35.49; 21.29; 23.71 k/sec.
What is the Question?
Have fun everyone!
Swan

http://vimeo.com/90231571

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Topic starter Posted : May 26, 2014 10:32 pm
dougtamjj
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What is escape velocity?

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Posted : May 27, 2014 12:51 am
swans
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What is escape velocity?

Yes! The equatorial escape velocity of the planets in our Solar System starting with Mercury and ending with Neptune.
Congratulations Tammy & JJ!

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Topic starter Posted : May 27, 2014 12:56 am
swans
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Edited to delete.
Swan

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Topic starter Posted : May 31, 2014 1:47 am
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Very exciting times:

Scientists Report Finding Reliable Way to Teleport Data

Scientists in the Netherlands have moved a step closer to overriding one of Albert Einstein’s most famous objections to the implications of quantum mechanics, which he described as “spooky action at a distance.”

In a paper published on Thursday in the journal Science, physicists at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at the Delft University of Technology reported that they were able to reliably teleport information between two quantum bits separated by three meters, or about 10 feet.

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Posted : May 31, 2014 1:55 pm
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I was flipping through the channels and happened to see Mr. Tyson and stopped. I did a google and found this MSNBC clip of him, it is well worth watching:

One-on-one with Neil deGrasse Tyson

Chris Hayes gives a preview of his interview with the amazing Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and host of “Cosmos.”

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Posted : June 3, 2014 1:03 am
dougtamjj
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Watching Cosmos right now

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Posted : June 3, 2014 2:15 am
swans
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Good evening everyone:
I simply needed to share these Super-cell Videos - West Point, Nebraska and Climax, Kansas - with 'Science anyone's' storm lovers.
(by Stephen Locke)

Swan
Nebraska:
http://vimeo.com/68790605
Kansas:
http://vimeo.com/95819708

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Topic starter Posted : June 3, 2014 3:32 am
aussie
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Mesocyclones!

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Posted : June 3, 2014 1:55 pm
DanielB_STX
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Beautiful and frightening at the same time..........

Thank you Swan...!

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Posted : June 3, 2014 1:56 pm
dougtamjj
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Thanks Swan and Aussie. The videos and picture were awesome.

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Posted : June 3, 2014 8:48 pm
swans
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A thought came to mind: Science anyone? storm lovers should have a tornado; here's one.
Swan
http://vimeo.com/75066613

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Topic starter Posted : June 6, 2014 6:03 pm
noOne
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Ahhh nature, how beu... ZAP!

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Posted : June 6, 2014 8:15 pm
swans
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Ahhh nature, how beu... ZAP!

Great story/ video, noOne. Some of the effects of being struck by lightening are profound.
Swan
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/770642-overview

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Topic starter Posted : June 7, 2014 12:43 am
dougtamjj
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Wow! Great article Swan. I need to curb my fascination for lightening.

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Posted : June 7, 2014 1:17 am
aussie
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I need to curb my fascination for lightening.

Say it ain't so!

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Posted : June 7, 2014 2:33 am
dougtamjj
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Nah! It won't happen. I'm addicted.

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Posted : June 7, 2014 3:19 am
swans
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I need to curb my fascination for lightening.

Say it ain't so!

Dougtamjj: "Nah! It won't happen. I'm addicted."

Be careful, you 'stormchasers!' LOL.
NASA photo
Swan

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Topic starter Posted : June 7, 2014 11:01 pm
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