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Who will have the last word?

Tue, May 21 2019 11:57 AM by craigswan. 7,419 replies.
  • DoctorLarry United States
    1,565 Posts
    Wed, Apr 17 2019 2:17 PM

    craigswan:
    Stigler’s Law of eponymy, named after Stephen Stigler, states that scientific discoveries are never named after the person that actually discovered them..

    Nope - someone else came up with that law.

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  • BIGAL123 United States
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    Wed, Apr 17 2019 4:37 PM

    Good one !

     

    Stigler himself named the sociologist Robert K. Merton as the discoverer of "Stigler's law" to show that it follows its own decree, though the phenomenon had previously been noted by others

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  • craigswan United Kingdom
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    Thu, Apr 18 2019 1:01 AM

    In 1894, after an impromptu performance at a Parisian market, the famous French ‘fart artist’ Le Pétomane was sued by the Moulin Rouge for breach of contract because the owner argued that he was only allowed to fart inside the club.

    What exactly is what fart artists do? I know many people who could qualify.

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  • craigswan United Kingdom
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    Thu, Apr 18 2019 1:03 AM

    Earth Overshoot Day is the date by which more natural resources are used than Earth can regenerate in a year. In 2018, it fell on 1 August, which means that to make our use of resources sustainable, we would need 1.7 Earths..


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  • craigswan United Kingdom
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    Thu, Apr 18 2019 2:18 PM

    The “JD” in popular British pub chain JD Wetherspoon is named after JD in The Dukes of Hazzard. .

    That's ... JD Hogg. Jefferson Davis Hogg, the corrupt, unethical commissioner of Hazzard county, known as 'Boss Hogg'.

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  • craigswan United Kingdom
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    Thu, Apr 18 2019 2:20 PM

    WORD OF THE DAY: BUCCULA - the scientific term for a double chin..

     

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  • craigswan United Kingdom
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    Fri, Apr 19 2019 1:59 PM

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  • craigswan United Kingdom
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    Sat, Apr 20 2019 12:44 AM

    Pandas sometimes mark their territory by doing a handstand against a tree and peeing as high as they can.

    Causes complete panda-ammonium .

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  • craigswan United Kingdom
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    Sat, Apr 20 2019 1:28 PM

    The Cadbury’s XL Dairy Milk Giant Egg contains 73 teaspoons of sugar. An adult's recommended daily sugar intake is 8-10 teaspoons..

     

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  • craigswan United Kingdom
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    Mon, Apr 22 2019 5:01 AM

    There is a temperature called "absolute hot". It's like absolute zero, but at the top of the scale rather than the bottom.


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