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Old 05-16-2018, 09:31 AM
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Beautiful, indeed.

As with all things, perspective is everything.
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Old 05-16-2018, 05:07 PM
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Old 05-16-2018, 05:43 PM
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Trach, that's not easy -- though not impossible -- to interpret as a gift from the universe, nor, I think, is it an answer to SoberLeigh's gift.

Leigh, the best I can come up with is a very surprising view of a partly dismantled showerhead.

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Old 05-16-2018, 06:03 PM
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Just wait, cou.
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Old 05-16-2018, 06:37 PM
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omg you clued me in, it's a cross section of a banana slice under a microscope. Good one, SoberLeigh!

A banana trunk is also amazing:


How do you know these things, trach?
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Old 05-16-2018, 07:57 PM
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Well done, trach.. You are amazing!

I stared at it for ages and finally had to look at the answer.

An ah-ha moment.

That banana trunk is very amazing!
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Old 05-16-2018, 07:59 PM
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Well, I read everything. Everything. And I remember. Someday's that's good. Someday's, not so good. But, I do remember. The true beauty of the internet is that if you have any clue about what you want to know, you can find it. Just like the encyclopedias of my youth. Down the rabbithole you can go, learning, learning, learning.
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by courage2 View Post
How do you know these things, trach?
Second reply.

I was actually asked this question this afternoon after I re-tuned a very troublesome sewing machine. They had been fighting with it for days. I got it right in four hours.

They thanked me, gave me money and I left.
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Well, I read everything. Everything. And I remember.
My memory's a sieve. Really. One benefit is I can watch the same movie over & over & it's always fresh -- or read the same novel, back when I could read books. I think it may be the effect of drug abuse when I was young.

My abstract reasoning is pretty good, but I have few facts.
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Old 05-17-2018, 04:33 AM
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Maypop?
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Yep. Another one of my favorite wild edibles.
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Oh come on, you guys have the wake-up advantage, on top of all your smarts!
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Ok, you're up, your turn.
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Old 05-17-2018, 07:36 AM
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Yep. Another one of my favorite wild edibles.
I didn't know they were edible - but then I've never seen them in the wild.

I guess with a name like Maypop you'd have to be edible.

These are edible - well, at least they're not toxic - and they're going nuts right now up here:

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Old 05-17-2018, 07:42 AM
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Yeah, edible. Damn tasty, too. You're lucky to get a ripe one because all critters love them. If you see a yellow "pop" grab it. You eat the inside, not the rind of most. Certain varieties can be grown domestically for fruit.
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