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Postby Wildbear » Mar 14 2006, 1:27

But how did they get it in !? It's larger than the doorway ! :jester:

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Postby Corribus » Mar 14 2006, 1:55

Wildbear, the latter one is the one I was looking for. The former is the largest one ever built by a single person. The latter is built (and is continue to be built) by a single town. They add to it in a festival every year. It is the the Largest Ball of Twine in the World and it's located in Cawker, Kansas (I think it's Kansas). The first one is in Minnesota.

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Postby Wildbear » Mar 14 2006, 2:41

That's what I thought since it's the only one that is still growing, but I prefered to use my 3 guesses, just in case :sweat:

Ok, next one. Hurry up guys and ladies, it's really easy.

Shape: Probably potato-shaped
Size: 0.5 to 1.2km
Weight: est. ~300,000,000 tons
Color: Probably grey/brown
Defining Characteristic: First at Torino

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Postby Corribus » Mar 14 2006, 3:12

I'm thinking the asteroid 2004 VD17, which is the highest rated asteroid on the Torino scale (which until now I hadn't heard of)

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That was a sketch I think. The best picture I could find is:

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By all means, if you know where it is in that picture, please let me know. :-D
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Postby Wildbear » Mar 14 2006, 3:34

Nice white spots you found here Mr C ! :lol:

If you don't know where it is you don't get the points ! :devil:

Well, actually I have no idea, my best guess is that it's the trail (it's moving after all).
It's the trail at the top on this one:
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Now one thing is sure, in 2102, we'll all be dead!

The NASA has this page about it: http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/risk/2004vd17.html
There's a java demo of its orbit.

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Postby Corribus » Mar 14 2006, 4:04

Ok. Here's a new one:

Shape: Pretty complex. The most striking part is long and narrow and sticks right up into the air.
Color: Part is light green; another part is dark purplish red
Dimensions: Can be as tall as 3 meters, or even taller.
Weight: I couldn't find a weight, so I'll give two defining characteristics instead.
Defining Characteristic #1: People will travel far to see one - but only on the rare period of a few days when it does what it is famous for.
Defining Characteristic #2: I'm sure Ethric or any other self-respecting lich would love to have one.
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Postby Wildbear » Mar 14 2006, 4:41

A Titan Arum
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Postby Corribus » Mar 14 2006, 14:43

Wow that was quick. You're right. For those who don't know, this largest flower in the world (well, botanically it's actually a collection of flowers) is most famous for its horrid smell, which is supposedly very similar to that of rotting flesh. It has thus earned the nickname "The Corpse Flower". I've never seen one in person, so I can't verify this. :)
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Postby Wildbear » Mar 14 2006, 18:13

Next!

Shape: Irregular, changed a lot during its "life span"
Size: Covered 450km by 150km
Weight: 50 to 55 tons reported
Color: Red
Defining characteristic: no DNA
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Postby Gaidal Cain » Mar 14 2006, 18:27

"Alien microbes", as found raining over India?
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Postby Wildbear » Mar 14 2006, 18:38

Yep, the red rain of India. Your turn.

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Postby Gaidal Cain » Mar 14 2006, 19:02

Shape: Complex, the most important part must be very sharp
Size: Varies, but in the range 10^-3 to 10 m^3 or so depending on what it's used for.
Weight: Varies with size. Usually stands on something very heavy.
Color: None specific.
Defining characteristic: Mustn't be shaky.
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Postby Corribus » Mar 14 2006, 19:28

Gaidal Cain wrote:Size: Varies, but in the range 10^-3 to 10 m^3 or so depending on what it's used for.

Well I guess you can't get more precise than a range of four orders of magnitude. ;)
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Postby Kalah » Mar 14 2006, 21:52

Like, a guillotine?
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Postby Wildbear » Mar 14 2006, 21:56

An antenna ?
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Postby Veldrynus » Mar 14 2006, 22:32

A Gigantic Killer Razorblade

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This one has blood on it. Blood of thousands of people, maybe animals too. If you see it, you should run. NEVER touch it !
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Postby Sir William S Titan » Mar 14 2006, 22:58

A harpoon

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Postby Gaidal Cain » Mar 15 2006, 6:34

One word for you all:
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Postby Veldrynus » Mar 15 2006, 11:09

Is it the Official IBM Giant Killer Razorblade ?

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Postby Gaidal Cain » Mar 15 2006, 11:39

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