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Spud McLaren
720170.  Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:02 pm Reply with quote

Lost cities -



Spud McLaren
720175.  Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:16 pm Reply with quote


Spud McLaren
720289.  Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:11 pm Reply with quote

Ingoldmells -

Billy Butlin opened the UK's first holiday camp there in 1936, which is a large employer in the area, and attracts many tourists. During World War II the Butlin's camp was used as the site of HMS Royal Arthur, a Royal Navy shore establishment.

Spud McLaren
720291.  Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:19 pm Reply with quote


Insanity - another large subject.

List of mythical creatures beginning with "I".

Explanation of ides, as in The Ides of March.



Spud McLaren
720609.  Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:46 pm Reply with quote

How dependant on the sun is the iguanadon? (Or, if I can find the mass, what is the mass of the largest iguanadon ever discovered?)

The answer can be found here.

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Spud McLaren
721118.  Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:30 pm Reply with quote

I don't understand the science of the IMAGE project, but it looks QI. Leith or dr.bob to expand, please?

Also on NASA, perhaps the ISS deserves a mention in some capacity?

722696.  Thu Jun 24, 2010 6:09 am Reply with quote


The way they get the check digit is a bit convoluted.

723560.  Sun Jun 27, 2010 5:23 am Reply with quote

I Ching?- The book, not the pirate..

723562.  Sun Jun 27, 2010 5:38 am Reply with quote

or iChing, the new cash register from Apple.

Spud McLaren
723757.  Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:10 pm Reply with quote

busk31 wrote:
I Ching?- The book, not the pirate..
And the companion volume, Scrat Ching?

Seriously, good suggestion. The I Ching is based on the 8 trigrams (bā gła), which have had influence far beyond the sphere of divination. F'r instance, the martial art known as Baguazhang takes its basis from here. They also have a major part to play in Feng Shui. They are a form of binary system, although the ancient Chinese do not seem to have recognised this.

Confucius said that if he had fifty more years to spare, he would devote them all to the study of the I Ching.

Spud McLaren
723887.  Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:35 am Reply with quote

Ionic order in architecture.

Iambe, who gave her name to the iamb and thus gave us iambic trimeter, iambic tetrameter, iambic pentameter, iambic heptameter, etc. -or at least the labels for them.

723968.  Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:51 am Reply with quote

Has anyone mentioned Incarceration yet?
There could be digressions on famous people who have been banged up, such as Galileo, Oscar Wilde, George Davis and Casanova.
And an in-depth discussion of Jeremy Bentham's Panopticon;

Yours, still at liberty (I think)

724007.  Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:39 pm Reply with quote

tetsabb wrote:
Has anyone mentioned Incarceration yet?
There could be digressions on famous people who have been banged up.

Stephen Fry ...

724045.  Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:16 pm Reply with quote

Oh yeah, missed that one.

Spud McLaren
724057.  Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:53 pm Reply with quote


Inversions and intervals in music.


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