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#1 2005-08-01 00:51:21

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hi

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#2 2005-08-01 02:34:30

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Hi, dolphin!
Dolphins are the second most intelligent beings....did you know that?


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#3 2005-08-01 03:12:35

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The only beings more intelligent than them are mice.


Why did the vector cross the road?
It wanted to be normal.

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#4 2005-08-01 03:23:51

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I think orangutans (or whatever!) are also very intelligent.


School is practice for the future. Practice makes perfect. But - nobody's perfect, so why practice?

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#5 2005-08-01 10:02:09

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Don't underestimate dogs! Their intelligence is tested in human environments. Try to outwit one in their territory.

Plus someone said "Have humans adopted dogs as a companion species, or have dogs adopted humans?"


"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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#6 2005-08-01 16:12:03

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I had read somewhere that animals (the most intelligent ones) cannot count beyond 7 or 8! They are good at counting up to 4, thereafter, there is a progressive decline in their ability to count, and beyond 8, they are unable to count! roll


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#7 2005-08-01 20:26:56

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I saw somewhere that people put a touch-screen computer that flashed up 4 random numbers between 1 and 100 with a chimp. The chimp had to touch them in numerical order to get some food. After a week, he was able to do it much faster than the scientist!

While on the subject of chimps, did anyone else read that a chimp got trained to play golf? Another one even got trained to become his caddy! They enjoyed it so much that they can now beat most humans. They're even intelligent enough to start laughing when their opponent is trying to sink a putt! Not the best sportsmanship ever, but it's amazing that they'd think to do that.

OK, last one... A scientist put a chimp in a cage and suspended a bunch of bananas from the ceiling. She also placed several crates at random positions around the room, hoping that the chimp would think to stack them up to make a tower that he could climb on to grab the bananas. He just played around with the crates and showed no signs of attempting to stack them, but when the scientist came in he leapt on her and jumped off her back to the bananas!


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#8 2005-08-01 21:13:16

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Gee, I hope that last bit is true! The chimp thought outside the square, and the experimenter becomes part of the experiment.

I heard a story of a pet chimp that used to leave "messes" in it's owners house. The owner resorted to smacking the chimp lightly and encouraging it outside every time it did a "mess". This instruction worked very well, as every time the chimp made a mess in the house it would smack itself and jump out the nearest window!


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#9 2005-08-03 19:08:18

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Elephants are pretty clever too...some elephants have been trained to 'paint' by holding a paint brush in their trunk.

elephant-painting.jpg
epainting4.jpg

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#10 2005-08-03 23:07:12

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It looks like a Pollock to me

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#11 2005-08-03 23:44:13

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It actually does !

He used to put his canvas on the floor and throw paint on it, I believe.


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#12 2005-08-04 19:52:12

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I think the elephant painting looks like a bird (just showing its head with beak pointing to the right)...can anyone else see it?

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#13 2005-08-04 19:55:41

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No. It looks like an axe to me (only a bit of it) and the rest is blood.

I wonder what a psychiatrist would make of that?


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#14 2005-08-04 20:00:27

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LOL! I can kind of see what you mean, but I reckon it's a bird.

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#15 2005-08-04 20:04:58

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Yeah I can kind of see an abstract bird, with my axe as it's beak.


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#16 2005-08-04 20:06:46

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Oh...I think I was looking at a different axe. But your axe is better. smile

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#17 2005-08-04 20:08:06

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Yeah. Me got cool axe. At the moment I'm trying to find a file on the company computer, but I can't find it !!!


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#18 2005-08-04 20:11:00

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I found it. Yippe!!!

It was in the most obvious place. But I'm still half asleep as I cycle to work every morining at 6:30 am


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#19 2005-08-04 20:17:49

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Congrats on finding the file... tongue

And what time is it now?

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#20 2005-08-04 20:20:58

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9:20. I got to work at about 7:30. It was chucking it down so I got a bit wet.

Next week I'm running the business as my Boss and his wife are going on holiday.
It's just going to me be in the office with the two installation guys, and the part time girl that comes in on Tuesday and Wednesday!!!! It will only be my 7th week!!


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#21 2005-08-04 20:22:16

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All this talk of what the picture is reminded me of a joke conversation between a computer and a psychiatrist. I know the conversation's moved on a bit, but it took me a while to find. Anyway...

Psychiatrist:  Please look at these pictures. What does the first one look like to you?
Computer:  It looks like an ink splotch.
P:  No, look deep into it, let your imagination run wild.
C:  Two ink splotches.
P:  Deeper, wilder.
C:  Actually, four ink splotches.

P:  Maybe you don't understand. Look at these pictures, and then tell me what they remind you of. You know, like a butterfly, or a face. Try the second one.
C:  Butterfly?
P:  Good! Now try the third.
C:  Butterfly face.


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It wanted to be normal.

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#22 2005-08-04 20:23:03

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Haha! Good luck...don't burn the building down, will you?

And you rode in the rain?

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#23 2005-08-04 20:27:59

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i will try.

Yeah. I cycle everywhere or catch the bus when I can't ride my bike (getting fixed, serviced, broken, stolen, etc.). It's fun the mud gets everywhere. Also, it keeps me fit, as I live in Jersey if you want to get anywhere you have to go down/up a hill. So, it keeps my stamina up.


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#24 2005-08-04 20:28:50

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LOL Mathsy!

I know another joke a bit like that ...

A person was learning how to taste-test wine ...

Pro wine-taster: Swirl the flavours round, let your nose smell the fragrance ... now, what do you smell?
Person: Hmmm ...*sniffs red wine* umm ... red wine?
PWT: Okay, but anything else?
Person: Grapes?
PWT: Ah. Let's try the next one. *hands champagne to person* What can you taste?
Person: Ohhh, this one's easy. Champagne.
PWT: But we know it's champagne. Can you taste any different flavours?
Person: I know ... bubbles!
PWT: Good, good, anything else?
Person: Oh yes, this is very clear! Maybe just a hint of glass!

I don't think I told that joke very well, it's probably not that funny ... but oh well, you get the picture.

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#25 2005-08-04 20:31:15

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It's ok, not the most brilliant joke in the world, but still good.


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