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A curious duck and his friend travel the world together. They visit many places, and ask many questions. Often these things are not related.

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eekee
April 17th, 2018
Speaking of real island, the dimensions of the island of Atlantis are given in the story. If you divide those dimensions by 100 (IIRC), you get the dimensions of the island of Santorini, a volcano which suffered a paroxysmal eruption; blowing away most of its mass. Santorini is in the Aegean, so the disaster would have seriously affected Crete, where there is evidence of Minoan civilisation. Presumably, the Egyptians kept the story, being one of the less-affected civilisations in the region, and generations later Plato took it back to the vicinity of the Aegean. Either Plato or the Egyptians could have mistranslated the dimensions of the island.
eekee
April 17th, 2018
Bahahahaha! What a question for such lovely, peaceful surroundings! :)
Tooch
April 16th, 2018
Hoo wee...
eekee
April 9th, 2018
Good one, Ishtar :)
eekee
April 8th, 2018
A lovely comic and interesting comments! Also made me smile that QD made him think. :)
eekee
April 8th, 2018
It didn't used to be tidally locked. I'm told tides (which do happen a little bit in solid rock too,) slow down rotation. The Moon, being smaller than the Earth, got slowed right down already, but some day the Earth will just show one side to the Moon too.
eekee (Guest)
April 8th, 2018
I don't know about the mp3 market, but I remember pirated tapes, mostly *not* mixed, and indeed both audio and video, from the era Before The Internet.
eekee (Guest)
April 8th, 2018
What gets me is all the Android games that use "cash" and "coins" to mean two different things, when cash was obviously named after the sound it makes. :)
eekee (Guest)
April 8th, 2018
I have heard the Beatles were so great because they had two great songwriters, so, yeah I guess.
eekee (Guest)
April 8th, 2018
Probably the Babylonians/Chaldeans, because nobody's said it yet. Actually, I'm really surprised nobody's suggested them. They did a lot of math stuff earlier than anyone else mentioned, and used base-6 and base-60 number systems.
eekee (Guest)
April 8th, 2018
@bobby-mo-bobber: i _love_ the "when"! :D
Nightjars
The Potoo look kind of like a owl but are related to Whipoorwill's,Nighthawks,Tawny Frogmouth and Nightjars once called Goatsuckers from the mistaken idea the drank the milk from goats these Birds are entirely insect eaters
swCi (Guest)
February 12th, 2018
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swCi (Guest)
February 12th, 2018
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swCi (Guest)
February 12th, 2018
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swCi (Guest)
February 12th, 2018
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swCi (Guest)
February 12th, 2018
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swCi (Guest)
February 12th, 2018
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swCi (Guest)
February 12th, 2018
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swCi (Guest)
February 12th, 2018
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