Anyone got any Mind Blowing Questions?

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  1. timbaline

    timbaline My name isn't Tim

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    How the hell did someone invent beer/alcoholic drinks?
    Same with bread.
    Seriously, that must've been a crapload of experimentation to create. Or one hell of an accident.
     
  2. scherzo1928

    scherzo1928 has wood for you

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    Someone ate a bit of fermented fruit and got buzzed.
     
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    lobee vicioustabbing

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    Pretty much a product of having a surplus of barley, wheat, or other fermentables stored in a hot,wet, and dirty environment. Grains need to be converted to fermentable sugar before they can become beer. This is achieved by keeping wet grains within a certain temperature range for a period of time. Once converted, the wort(converted grain juice) needs to be fermented by yeast, which eat sugar and poop out ethanol and CO2, among other things. Wild yeast is everywhere, especially in highly populated areas, so you can see how storing highly fermentable grains in hot, wet environments could be converted into alcohol when left to the wild yeast in the air. Modern beer is still made with the same processes, just more controlled. The ale and lager yeast strains used in today's beer were cultivated hundreds of years ago from wild yeast.

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    Yeah, I'm a 10th level beer nerd.:cheers:
     
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    The McThief The Boss Man

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    Listen to Aspiration by After The Burial while looking at this.

    It lines up PERFECTLY LOL
     
  5. timbaline

    timbaline My name isn't Tim

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    Alright, this is a good definite answer.

    This is a much more entertaining answer:lol:

    So how about bread? How did they discover how to make bread and why did they decide to use some grain to make bread instead of beer?:rolleyes:
     
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    leandroab Stay Negativeā„¢

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    I know dude, i was fucking with ya, I'm not even allergic to peanuts!
    :wallbash::wallbash:

    :lol::lol:
     
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    Why is it that no matter how much you chew corn always comes back whole?
     
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    How is the universe infinite?
     
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    Apparently it might not be in the literal sense, but sort of bent in a way where you'd never be able to reach the edge, and just come around on yourself.
     
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    scherzo1928 has wood for you

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    How do you apply a finish to cocoblo?
     
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    Prydogga Giddyup.

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    Why does someone need ID to buy non-alcoholic beer. :scratch:
     
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    xmetalhead69 Unexpected Ally

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    wtf is the purpose of this chair?

     
  13. scherzo1928

    scherzo1928 has wood for you

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    good question. I remember on one trip I did to the US (I was 17 or 18) I asked for a beer at a TGI, and obviously didnt get one. Hours later I bought a katana in a mall without getting asked a single question... funny how things work.
     
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    Cabinet :O

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    If God doesn't believe something created it, wouldn't that make it an Atheist?
     
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    JBroll Hard-On For Freedomā„¢ Contributor

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    No.

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    EDIT: About Hobbes the tiger, my understanding is that he's Calvin's imaginary friend, just like any stuffed animal is to any kid. He "comes to life" only when Calvin is around, and never when Calvin's parents or any adults or Susie Derkins or anybody besides Calvin are present. Hobbes is probably a metaphor for something. Maybe the cynicism associated with older age, despite Calvin being intellectually years ahead of other 8 year olds, as he's pretty much an eccentric personality with an incredible imagination but since he's only 8 he still doesn't "know the world" like adults do. I dunno. Bill Watterson doesn't strike me as a cartoonist who throws things on paper for the sake of it.

    EDIT EDIT: Yeah, Hobbes represents the subjective nature of reality according to Bill Watterson, according to Wikipedia. Calvin sees Hobbes one way while everyone else sees him in another, basically. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobbes_(Calvin_and_Hobbes_character)#Hobbes.27

    Interesting. I didn't think I'd end up analyzing Hobbes tonight. I really need to dig up my old Calvin and Hobbes books and have a nostalgia trip. I'll probably understand the cartoons on a different, but not necessarily a "higher" level since I'm older, I'll just appreciate different things. That's probably another point behind the whole series. Fuck, I love Calvin and Hobbes.
     
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    Not sure if this was already addressed on previous pages, and if so, ignore this, but, why FOR THE LOVE OF GOD does my pick always conveniently land somewhere where it's JUST out of reach to the point where I have to get up from my chair? wtf!
     
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    ittoa666 /)'3'(\

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    while we're on the topic of corn, why does corn poop happen even when I KNOW I haven't had corn in at least a week?

    Also, can the characters on Family Guy understand Stewie?
     
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    If you had absolute knowledge of everything, all known processes in existence, what would you do? Would the crippling power of knowing everything give you the knowledge of foresight? You know so many variables that have an impact on an event, you can accurately predict what would happen by being able to analyze every single detail perfectly. Or would complete infinite knowledge leave you constantly yearning for something new? Leaving you in a perpetual state of boredom and seeking something beyond the realms of knowledge.
     
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    I imagine it'd be like playing a video game with cheat codes: fun at first but then pretty boring. I imagine you'd cure a few diseases for humanity, then kill yourself after a while
     

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