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  • what is the name for the opposite to silent letters?

    silent letters re letters that are not pronounced. like knife what is the name for letters that are pronounced yet are not there, like the H sound in Sean?

    2 AnswersLanguages2 weeks ago
  • why do people say a man's 'prime' is in his early twenties, but a woman's 'prime' is an entire decade later?

    it looks like a way to make insecure women flattered in their mid-life crisis, giving ugly out of shape women hope because they have yet to 'reach their prime', lets get real for a second, the older we get, the more frail and haggared we get. simple fact, it is the ravages of time. get over it..... but that being said, what is the reason for people saying a woman's prime is in her later years while a man;'s prime is in his earlier yeadrs, especially if women mature faster than men? that notion simply does not make any true logical sense, a woman at the age of 45 is technically biologically speaking, older and more worn out than a man of the exact same age. she matured faster, therefore she startes tio degrade faster. simple logic........ ever notice how little old ladies need help but old grandpas need to learn to slow down? so what really is the reason for a woman's 'prime' to be in her mid-later life, as opposed to the early prime of men? 

    11 AnswersGender Studies3 weeks ago
  • is there a better material than steel to make swords out of?

    there are several reasons why the advancement of swords progressed to steel then stayed there. as a sword steel is the superior choice over all. it is rigid flexible holds an edge, can take an edge, its plasticity its strength etc.... but our current knowledge and advancements in both physics and chemistry make the iron age look like childs play... is there an alloy that is superior to steel for swords, if money and resource availability were not a factor? 

    3 AnswersEngineering3 weeks ago
  • what was the most powerful thing a jedi could do BEFORE Disney killed Star Wars?

    what is the most powerful or intense use of the force done by a Jedi in Star Wars canon before Disney got a hold of it and killed it? 

    2 AnswersMovies3 weeks ago
  • how much lighter is a vacuum than hydrogen?

    empty spaces weigh less than spaces that are not empty, so a space full of helium still has weight, even though balloons float.... how much 'lighter' would the same volume of space be if it was a vacuum? lets get over how balloons and several other things work for a second, this is a theoretical example.... if a "fully inflated" balloon was filled a vacuum, how much lighter would it be than if it was filled with helium?  helium can lift roughly 60 lbs per 1,000 cubic feet and hydrogen can lift about 68 lbs per 1,000 cubic feet. how much can a vacuum lift?

    1 AnswerPhysics4 weeks ago
  • are there any crimes in the in America that are ALWAYS pinished by death? ?

    there are capital crimes that are punishable by death, but lets face it, 60%+ are not sentenced to death, rather life without parole..... but are there any crimes whos ONLY PUNISHMENT is death? like no matter what, if you are found guilty, the penalty is death no questions or exceptions?

    3 AnswersLaw & Ethics4 weeks ago
  • when skydiving, does it get louder the closer you get to the ground in freefall?

    assuming there is minimal background noise, so idealy skydiving in the middle of NOWHERE jumping from hot air balloon

    3 AnswersOther - Outdoor Recreation1 month ago
  • how many cubic ft of helium does it take to lift a person?

    at atmospheric pressures, using something like say... a weather balloon.. how much helium would it take to lift a human? i bet there would be an altitude cap with just barely more than the sufficient ammount to lift them enough to be 'neutrally bouyant' so they can be lifted in ideal conditions, as opposed to an ammount that will reliably lift someone to almost 23 miles up without overdoing it ( up to  almost where helium weather balloons expand too much and pop)  if possible, please provide both measurements also, does the shape of the vessil holding the helium make a difference?

    1 AnswerPhysics1 month ago
  • why do some proper nouns have translations in their respective languages but others do not?

    ex; Joseph and Jose are the same in English/Spanish, however the Japanese city 'Hamamatsu' is still a Japanese word only in English spelling (the English translation for 'hamamatsu' is 'Beach front village' but that just doesnt work out, so Hamamatsu it is! ... i presume that is partially why, but what is the reason for this?  why do some proper nouns translate but others do not?

    2 AnswersLanguages1 month ago
  • how viscous is the fluid in our ears?

    the fluid that is central to orientation and balance and whatnot.. how viscous is it?

    1 AnswerBiology1 month ago
  • what proof is there for a flat earth?

    by proof, i mean what scientific evidence is there to support flat earth theory? what can ONLY be proof of a flat earth? what evidence is there that CANT also be explained by spherical earth theory? there are laws of physics that defy the very notion of a flat earth, but what is there that defies the existence of a spherical earth?

    21 AnswersPhysics1 month ago
  • how recently did the last hominid go extinct?

    there are many species of hominid, but only one is still extant. anatomically modern humans, homo sapien. how long ago did the last other hominid go extinct, and what was it? 

    8 AnswersAnthropology1 month ago
  • what is the 'most' apex predator on land today excluding humans?

    some apex predators are out of others league like eagles or are co-apex like wolverine and mountain lion, and some are known to kill other apex predators out of competition or even spite like lion and hyena. what is the most apex predator in the world on land, that is truly uncontested by anything but man?

    4 AnswersZoology2 months ago
  • what is the fastest growing species of bamboo?

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    this video is of one of the worlds fastest growing species of bamboo, but i cant seem to figure out what species grow the fastest... multiple sources seem to be a regurgitation of the same standardized "The world record for the fastest growing plant belongs to certain species of the 45 genera of bamboo, which have been found to grow at up to 91 cm (35 in) per day or at a rate of 0.00003 km/h (0.00002 mph). According to the RHS Dictionary of Gardening, there are approximately 1,000 species of bamboos" -quoted from Guinness world records- 

    Garden & Landscape2 months ago
  • are there laws about having lakes on your propeerty?

    say you have some property and you dig a well, can you say, put a hit and miss pump jack on it with a firehose and fill in part of your property with water and make an artificial spring fed lake? what are the laws regarding this?

    6 AnswersLaw & Ethics2 months ago
  • what primitive instinctual cues and sounds are all humans attuned to as a species and understand without the need for language?

    almost every animal in the world has its own language that includes gestures, noises, posture, expression, some animals hair stands on end like a dog hackle or chimpanzees on the hunt and fighting for territory and such. meerkats have different calls for different kinds of animals and their relative danger/proximity to the pack.... horses pin their ears down when they are defensive and aggressive usually preceeding physical disputes like biting or kicking etc..i can go on... what are some of the universally understood primeval forms of communication (both physical and vocal) do humans have instinctevly react to, that are not direct expressions of emotion or a form of higher language? a true fearful alerting distressful scream is an example of primitive communication. we instinctively have a reaction both mentally and physically to hearing a scream that we were not expecting, and a different reaction to screams that we know.. leaving out emotionally driven cues like glaring and laughing and crying etc, what other forms of primeval communication do all humans instinctively understand without the need for language?

    Psychology2 months ago