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gameche13
579256.  Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:52 am Reply with quote

himalayas

 
Bondee
579298.  Sun Jul 05, 2009 1:26 pm Reply with quote

What did the yeti say when he saw a chicken?

"Himalaya."

<sprays post with anti-pedant spray to avoid the obvious "chickens are female!" whining>

 
Ion Zone
579401.  Sun Jul 05, 2009 5:48 pm Reply with quote

Are you saying chickens look like that woman off Star Wars? And that she is really a man?

 
Curious Danny
579474.  Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:39 am Reply with quote

The Himalayas actually helped humanity evolve. The mountain range caused relief rainfall over India (the monsoon), denying the rainforests of East Africa moist air from the Indian Ocean.
Fewer trees helped apes out of the trees and on to two legs.

 
Ian Dunn
579489.  Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:31 am Reply with quote

The one thing to remember about the Himalayas is that Mount Everest is not the tallest mountain in the world. Mauna Loa is taller, as is Mount Kilimanjaro.

 
Curious Danny
580359.  Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:15 pm Reply with quote

It's not the tallest period. Olympus Mons on Mars is the tallest in the known universe but still, our ignorance of the universe means we can't be sure -
Reminds me of the riddle:

What was the highest mountain in the world before Mt. Everest was discovered?
Mount Everest

 
Davini994
580455.  Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:41 pm Reply with quote

Ian Dunn wrote:
The one thing to remember about the Himalayas is that Mount Everest is not the tallest mountain in the world. Mauna Loa is taller, as is Mount Kilimanjaro.

And Mauna Kea taller than all in the world.

 
QiScorpion
580485.  Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:56 pm Reply with quote

Perhaps the whole "Mount Everest is higher" "No Mauna Kea is higher" debate could be settled by saying:


"Mount Everest is the highest peak measuring from sea level upwards."

"Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain measuring from the base of the Earths' crust upwards."

 
suze
580579.  Tue Jul 07, 2009 4:43 pm Reply with quote

And then there's Mount Chimborazo, a dormant volcano in the Ecuadorian Andes. Its summit is believed to be the point on Earth furthest from the Earth's centre (what with being near the Equator, and the Earth's equatorial axis being larger than its polar axis).

 

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