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The only bit it is useful for is near the ceiling at the halfway point on the stairs. As far as I'm aware you can't get rid of cobwebs from that bit. :)
 

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They turned it on a while back, IIRC. It doesn't really do much except take the knee.
Wonder if it's scarred of Mice? Could certainly do a lot of damage inside some parts of those delicate electronics and wiring!
 

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This one isn't as mistaken or misleading as you might suspect ... :nails:

Zombie storms are rising from the dead thanks to climate change

2020 presents to you... "zombie storms." ...

Wildfires are burning the West Coast, hurricanes are flooding the Southeast — and some of those storms are rising from the dead.

"Zombie storms," which regain strength after initially petering out, are the newest addition to the year 2020. And these undead weather anomalies are becoming more common thanks to climate change.

"Because 2020, we now have Zombie Tropical Storms. Welcome back to the land of the living, Tropical Storm #Paulette," the National Weather Service wrote on Twitter on Tuesday (Sept. 22). ...

FULL STORY: https://www.livescience.com/zombie-storms-climate-change.html
 

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Lake Titicaca
Was that the lake that Erich von Däniken was using for Ancient Aliens theory? I am pulling this from my childhood memory, but 'Titicaca' was supposed to mean 'jaguar' or some kind of wild cat and the shape of the lake resembles it only when seen from very very high above.... so how did they know how to name it few thousand years ago??
 

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Was that the lake that Erich von Däniken was using for Ancient Aliens theory? I am pulling this from my childhood memory, but 'Titicaca' was supposed to mean 'jaguar' or some kind of wild cat and the shape of the lake resembles it only when seen from very very high above.... so how did they know how to name it few thousand years ago??
'Titicaca' is a name of probably bastardized origin that wasn't applied to the lake until after the Spanish conquest.

Neither the protohistoric nor prehistoric name for Lake Titicaca is known. Given the various Native American groups that occupied the Lake Titicaca region, it likely lacked a single, commonly accepted name in prehistoric times and at the time the Spaniards arrived.

The terms titi and caca can be translated in multiple ways. In Aymara, titi can be translated as either puma, lead, or a heavy metal. The word caca (kaka) can be translated as white or gray hairs of the head and the term k’ak’a can be translated as either crack or fissure, or alternatively, comb of a bird. According to Weston La Barre, the Aymara considered in 1948 that the proper name of the lake is titiq’aq’a,which means gray, discolored, lead-colored puma. This phrase refers to the sacred carved rock found on the Isla del Sol. In addition to names including the term titi and/or caca, Lake Titicaca was also known as Chuquivitu in the 16th century. This name can be loosely translated as lance point. This name survives in modern usage in which the large lake is occasionally referred to as Lago Chucuito. ...

Stanish argues that the logical explanation for the origin of the name Titicaca is a corruption of the term thakhsi cala, which is the 15th- to 16th-century name of the sacred rock on the Isla del Sol. Given the lack of a common name for Lake Titicaca in the 16th century, the Spaniards are thought to have used the name of the site of the most important indigenous shrine in the region, thakhsi cala on the Isla del Sol, as the name for the lake. In time and with usage, this name developed into Titicaca.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Titicaca

As far as von Däniken is concerned ... AFAIK he only mentioned Lake Titicaca in passing and not as a component of his arguments for ancient aliens. He mentions the lake only once in Chariots of the Gods, and then only as a particular location cited in Incan revisionist creation legends. He mentions the lake in Arrival of the Gods only in relation to its being associated with a suggestion of extraordinary ancient technology by Hungarian mathematician Zoltan Zelko, whose hypothesis von Däniken pretty clearly dismisses.
 

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'Titicaca' is a name of probably bastardized origin that wasn't applied to the lake until after the Spanish conquest.

Thanks EG!!!

The fact I know this puma name/shape of puma combo seems to suggest I read it somewhere else. But if it was not mentioned by the master EvDaniken seems to suggest I read it somewhere obscure. Cheers
 

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Utah man steals truck for alien encounter, but felt bad and returned it

https://kutv.com/news/local/utah-man-steals-truck-for-alien-encounter-but-felt-bad-and-returned-it
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Bryce Jerald Dixon is accused of theft of a vehicle and three attempts to escape from official custody after he returned a red pickup truck that he later told police he needed so that he could "get to the Colosseum to get on a flight with alien diplomats."
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The suspect was taken to a hospital for an injury sustained when the truck owner allegedly punched him in the face. Once in hospital care, police said Dixon tried to slip past officers three times. There Dixon allegedly apologized to police and told them aliens needed him to get to the Colosseum.
 

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Utah man steals truck for alien encounter, but felt bad and returned it

https://kutv.com/news/local/utah-man-steals-truck-for-alien-encounter-but-felt-bad-and-returned-it
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Bryce Jerald Dixon is accused of theft of a vehicle and three attempts to escape from official custody after he returned a red pickup truck that he later told police he needed so that he could "get to the Colosseum to get on a flight with alien diplomats."
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The suspect was taken to a hospital for an injury sustained when the truck owner allegedly punched him in the face. Once in hospital care, police said Dixon tried to slip past officers three times. There Dixon allegedly apologized to police and told them aliens needed him to get to the Colosseum.
It must be an excellent truck. (Distance from Salt Lake City to Rome: 5,766 miles, ~2,500 miles of which is Atlantic).

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????? ... Does this imply the darkest of cynics have been right all along - most people have shit for brains?

Study: Fecal transplant may one day be used to reverse cognitive decline

New research suggests fecal transplants could one day be used to reverse the cognitive decline that comes with aging. ,,,

 

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At face value this science article's title is decidedly unscientific ...

Scientists May Have Figured Out Where Unwanted Thoughts Are Hiding in The Brain

Worse than a song stuck in your head, negative thoughts that you can't push away can be highly detrimental to your wellbeing. Sometimes, try as we might to suppress them, some thoughts just keep coming back.

New research suggests this might be because those unwanted thoughts still exist in another part of the brain.

This finding suggests that trying to suppress repetitive thoughts as a way to give our brains a break (and protect our mental wellbeing) might not be the best strategy, supporting what classic studies had first suggested.

"These results provide new neural evidence of the pervasiveness of suppressed thoughts and unveil a network of brain areas to be targeted to treat intrusive thought disorders" such as post-traumatic stress disorder, the authors of the study said. ...

FULL STORY: https://www.sciencealert.com/unwanted-thoughts-might-be-hiding-out-in-the-visual-part-of-your-brain
 

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