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Post 9601

~ jwf ~ scribblo ergo sum

Borrowed from the weatherchannelwebsite:

"France's Eiffel Tower can grow by more than 6 inches
in summer due to the expansion of the iron on hot days."

smiley - bigeyes
~jwf~


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Post 9602

~ jwf ~ scribblo ergo sum

smiley - rocket
Here's one that Baron Grimm can officially confirm or deny:

"Astronaut helmets have a patch of Velcro inside of them
so astronauts have a way to scratch their noses."

Yes? No? Maybe?
smiley - cheers
~jwf~


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Post 9603

Rod

Works for me


well, it would if...


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Post 9604

You can call me TC (But now there's someone who'll be calling me Granny)

>>"Astronaut helmets have a patch of Velcro inside of them
so astronauts have a way to scratch their noses." <<

I don't have an awful lot of knowledge about how those things are constructed, or how much room for movement there is inside, but surely such a scratching pad would have to be sort of in the middle of the visor? Maybe a little further down... And what if their ears itch?


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Post 9605

Baron Grim

I have no special knowledge about the helmets, but I agree with TC. I do know that it's a common misconception that Velcro was a NASA invention. It was invented in 1948 by a Swiss engineer. George de Mistral, after he he studied the burrs he picked up on a hunting trip.


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Post 9606

~ jwf ~ scribblo ergo sum

smiley - ok
~jwf~


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