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Question Duck

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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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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Snoots (Guest)
July 2nd, 2019
I actually know this one! The human brain burns calories at a different rate depending on its state (we burn less mental calories during sleep). But a brain in heavy operational capacity (such as coding a computer program) burns more calories than the entire body does while playing a game of tennis!

Do not ask me why I know that. Probably a Reader's Digest, Believe it or Not, or Trivial Pursuit something or other. ;D

Hey! I burned calories answering this question! Who needs to diet?
Snoots (Guest)
July 2nd, 2019
The reason we always see the same side of the moon is because no one has put a honking huge mirror behind its backside.
Since blue is a perception of the human brain, without oxygen it can be safely stated "No, the sky would not be blue." (as boardentity points out above, we'd be dead)
Snoots (Guest)
July 2nd, 2019
I don't know about the specific question, but I do believe that nigh-unstoppable Internet song piracy forced the greedy music industry to reconsider the way they marketed their product. When we see companies posting authorized music videos on YouTube (which they know anyone can download/copy) we realize the industry has resigned to making major changes in their think process. There is no profit in arresting teenagers for listening to music. So they had to learn a new way to earn profit... which is what they should have done to begin with. Because when it comes to piracy, one must ask how many performers the music industry ripped off to begin with.
Snoots (Guest)
July 2nd, 2019
It is believed that most steel comes from huge depositories of dead Transformers and Decepticons (as well as leftover remnants of Cybertron) and is a closely guarded government secret.
Snoots (Guest)
July 2nd, 2019
Counting from base 10 is very ancient, dating back to the Chinese Abacus and possibly further. Or it's because some drunk guy once said, "I wonder how many fingers I can jam in my mouth at one time. Someone count..."
Snoots (Guest)
July 2nd, 2019
Hey! I didn't know this guy knew Cass Quinn! :D
Snoots (Guest)
July 1st, 2019
"What would have happened if history had been different" can be a fun game, but rarely, if ever, produces valid answers. "Would you have been born if your parents had had sex 10 minutes earlier or later?" "If Einstein hadn't been born would Hiroshima and Nagasaki still exist?" "If the hamburger was never invented what would McDonalds serve?" Fun game, but that's about it. ;D
Snoots (Guest)
July 1st, 2019
And this is why I always, always question scientists. Sometimes they're right, sometimes not. It is humorous to read some of these comments from 2010 talking about the Big Bang and the Big Crunch, when it has been (relatively) recently discovered that not only is the universe expanding... it's accelerating. Guess what: no "Big Crunch". Oops! All those science folks having once again to re-think what they were absolutely sure they knew. Have they not yet learned that surprise! is a universal constant?
Snoots (Guest)
July 1st, 2019
If there isn't an existing cat to train them, you can take their waste and put it in the litter box and then set them in the litter box and cover it while the kitten is watching. Then leave it. The kitten will very quickly get the idea.
Snoots (Guest)
July 1st, 2019
No no no
No, everyone has it wrong. In reality we are not moving. Science made a mistake. The entire universe is rotating around each individual. This is evident from comments on YouTube.
Nezzy (Guest)
December 31st, 2018
Because stuffing pimentos with olives would be downright silly.
Nezzy (Guest)
December 31st, 2018
This question has become relevant again.
Nezzy (Guest)
December 24th, 2018
And then they greenlit The Orville.
Nezzy (Guest)
December 24th, 2018
It is eight years later, and we still do not know.
The Magnificent Z
November 23rd, 2018
Ten years. Good lord. Still one of the best on SJ.
Nagora (Guest)
October 13th, 2018
Air
Being porous isn't really the answer. The Titanic sank when it became porous. Pumice has lots of cavities in it which have trapped air, so its density is lower than water.

Fun fact: Pliny the Elder died when his he mounted a rescue mission to Pompeii but the huge amount of pumice floating on the water trapped his ships in the harbour. Okay - maybe "fun" was the wrong word there.

Nice animation.
eekee
August 2nd, 2018
Avocado <3 with lemon <3 on toast <3 :D
eekee
August 2nd, 2018
I just invented flower surfing in my head. You'd need an alien planet with alien flowers...
eekee
August 2nd, 2018
Even buzz-cut has to smile a teeny bit. :)