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CB27
1385241.  Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:56 am Reply with quote

Could be for things to do with Tea, or the number Two :)

I'll start off with, why was Nelson Mandela's wife twice the leader he was?

This question refers to his third wife, Graša Machel, who is a remarkable woman in her own right. She speaks several languages, and during her time as Mozambique's Minister of Education the number of kids enrolled in primary and secondary schools rose from 40% for all to over 90% for boys and 75% for girls.

In 1992 she won the Africa Prize for her contributions to the goal of eliminating hunger in Africa by the year 2000. She won the 1995 Nansen medal for her work with refugee children. She has won other awards and titles for her contributions, and has worked for the UN in various roles and she is one of the founder members of The Elders, as well as it's current Co-Deputy Chair (the other being Ban Ki-Moon).

And... She is the only woman in modern history to have served as First Lady of two countries, South Africa and Mozambique, having previously been married to Samora Machel.

 
Alexander Howard
1386621.  Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:21 am Reply with quote

According to Bertrand Russell, no one can disprove an assertion that a teapot orbits the Sun between the Earth and Mars, but he would not expect it to be believed just because it cannot be disproven.

If instead of 'teapot' he had said 'sports car', that would be simpler to prove. Thanks, Elon.

After the current fiscal emergency, the British space programme could start to do the things promised a couple of years ago: then we may well see a teapot orbiting the Sun, as no British manned mission should be without one aboard.

 
climberphil
1386696.  Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:44 am Reply with quote

Surely all teapots already orbit the sun?

 
crissdee
1386701.  Wed Aug 04, 2021 4:22 am Reply with quote

Yes, but not "between Earth and Mars".

 
Dix
1386708.  Wed Aug 04, 2021 7:03 am Reply with quote

There just might be one on the ISS?

 
climberphil
1386712.  Wed Aug 04, 2021 8:29 am Reply with quote

Sorry Crisdee - I was addressing the point Alexander Howard made...
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After the current fiscal emergency, the British space programme could start to do the things promised a couple of years ago: then we may well see a teapot orbiting the Sun, as no British manned mission should be without one aboard.

I should've made that clear.

 
climberphil
1386714.  Wed Aug 04, 2021 8:52 am Reply with quote

In the early days of 3D computer graphics, a model of a teapot - now known as the Utah Teapot - was frequently used as a standard reference object.

It became so ubiquitous that in 1987, James Arvo and David Kirk produced an image showing the platonic solids, each on a stone pillar. This had the normal five, plus a sixth which was labelled the Teapotahedron.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah_teapot

 

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