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Old 10-26-2011, 01:11 PM
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Why is a mouse when it spins?

I want to know!

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Old 10-26-2011, 01:14 PM
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Colorless green ideas sleep furiously.
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:23 PM
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avian hijack

Why does the Porridge Bird lay its egg in the air?

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Old 10-26-2011, 01:23 PM
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The further it goes, the much.

Sheesh, I learned that back in high school!

What is the difference between a duck?
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:26 PM
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What is the difference between a duck?
A mouse will duck when rides the high horse. What difference then, hey?
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:27 PM
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A mouse will duck when rides the high horse. What difference then, hey?
That's what most people guess. But the factual answer is

SPOILER:
One of its feet are both the same.
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:29 PM
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It depends on whether you walk to work or carry your lunch.
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:32 PM
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Oh to see the less coherent version.
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:33 PM
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That's what most people guess. But the factual answer is

SPOILER:
One of its feet are both the same.
But are the same feet that hides the wing? Do they know? Yet even when does a mouse wing? Not so, says I.
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:33 PM
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Why is a mouse when it spins?

Because if we knew its location and could measure the spin we would find a dead cat when we opened the box.

Probably.
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:33 PM
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A mouse will duck when rides the high horse.
Why a duck?
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:36 PM
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Why is a mouse when it spins?
Because it cannot swim.
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:38 PM
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My hovercraft is full of eels and I demand an explanation.

However, dandelions do not float on the Tittabawassee River unless hydrogenated.
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:45 PM
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Why a duck?
Because a mouse won't echo and no won nose Y.
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:49 PM
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However, dandelions do not float on the Tittabawassee River unless hydrogenated.
Hydrogenated oils in mice may spin, dandelions or no. Can ducks know far as that To claim I know.
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:50 PM
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Hydrogenated oils in mice may spin, dandelions or no. Can ducks know far as that To claim I know.
No.

Duh!
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:53 PM
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:53 PM
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No.

Duh!
Hey now. To point out the obvious when the obvious still begs to be pointed out may mean that the obvious cannot always be pointed out or not. Only then can obvious claim to say. Begs an understanding, I think.
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:56 PM
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Sure, but what's in it for the duck?
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Old 10-26-2011, 02:00 PM
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Sure, but what's in it for the duck?
Daffylions?
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Old 10-26-2011, 02:10 PM
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Even weirder, this is the second attempt at this thread. The first one was locked when the OP claimed it was supposed to be a poll. This one still isn't a poll.

Quack.
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Old 10-26-2011, 02:13 PM
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Why a duck?
Because ducks are made out of wood.
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Old 10-26-2011, 02:13 PM
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Why is a poll when it spins?
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Old 10-26-2011, 02:15 PM
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Oy. Forty two.
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Old 10-26-2011, 02:16 PM
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Even weirder, this is the second attempt at this thread. The first one was locked when the OP claimed it was supposed to be a poll. This one still isn't a poll.

Quack.
I also vote "quack". However, the sound on the Tittabawassee River may make claims to Saginaw that will not spin any mice at all. YMMV.
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Old 10-26-2011, 02:17 PM
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Poll? POLL?! I'LL give you a %!!#!!ing poll...

What made pistachio nuts?

a. AoxomoxoA.
3. Esquivons les ecchymoses des Esquimaux aux mots exquis.
71/8. Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.
F#. She turned on the radio. With a savage snarl, the radio turned on her.

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Old 10-26-2011, 02:30 PM
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a. AoxomoxoA.
3. Esquivons les ecchymoses des Esquimaux aux mots exquis.
71/8. Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.
F#. She turned on the radio. With a savage snarl, the radio turned on her.
Ө. Some of the above.
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Old 10-26-2011, 02:32 PM
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There is a distinct lack of fatty acid salts useful for removing hydrophobic molecules, but rather there exists electromagnetic radiation in the range below 300 GigiHertz!
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Old 10-26-2011, 02:34 PM
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Because ducks are made out of wood.
You do realize that wood floats on water?
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Old 10-26-2011, 02:35 PM
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Ө. Some of the above.
No, the sum of the above is a + 3 + 71/8 + F#, which when added to the poll idea is the same as the number of the poster who referred to the "porridge bird", unless its the absolute value or why not?
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Old 10-26-2011, 02:37 PM
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Is it further to Boston or to fly?
Aardvark.
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Old 10-26-2011, 02:49 PM
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If you were flying over a lake in a canoe, and one of the wheels fell off, how many pancakes would it take to shingle a doghouse?
SPOILER:
It's a trick question - ice cream doesn't have any bones.


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Old 10-26-2011, 02:52 PM
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If you were flying over a lake in a canoe, and one of the wheels fell off, how many pancakes would it take to shingle a doghouse?
SPOILER:
It's a trick question - ice cream doesn't have any bones.


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But mice DO have bones. Ice cream IS spinned if you count it as the churning! That's the question we are trying to answer and a poll is not to do the trick!
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Old 10-26-2011, 02:55 PM
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Even weirder, this is the second attempt at this thread. The first one was locked when the OP claimed it was supposed to be a poll. This one still isn't a poll.

Quack.
OK, I'll confess. I wanted it to be a poll with one option, "Other". But you have to specify at least two options and I decided it wasn't worth it. But of course, before you discover that fact, you have to submit the post, so... there you go. And wherever you go, there you are. And it's not over till it's over. But when it's over... it's OVER. Over easy. Easy to be hard.
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Old 10-26-2011, 03:01 PM
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With a side of pancakes.
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Old 10-26-2011, 03:04 PM
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I want to know!
Jokey answers aside, some of us are the parents of toddlers and are therefore well-equipped to answer this sort of question. Here's the actual answer:

Because when a mouse is not, it cannot spin.
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Old 10-26-2011, 03:09 PM
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Truth...or colorless green idea?
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Old 10-26-2011, 03:10 PM
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Why is a mouse when it spins?

Because if we knew its location and could measure the spin we would find a dead cat when we opened the box.

Probably.
So if we found a live cat, the mouse would be dead?
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Old 10-26-2011, 03:10 PM
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Oh to see the less coherent version.
That was my thought as well!
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Old 10-26-2011, 03:14 PM
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You do realize that wood floats on water?
Mine doesn't. I named it Natalie.

Oh, look! A bunny!
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Old 10-26-2011, 03:21 PM
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Jokey answers aside, some of us are the parents of toddlers and are therefore well-equipped to answer this sort of question. Here's the actual answer:

Because when a mouse is not, it cannot spin.
Dang. You're good.
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Old 10-26-2011, 06:07 PM
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Jokey answers aside, some of us are the parents of toddlers and are therefore well-equipped to answer this sort of question. Here's the actual answer:

Because when a mouse is not, it cannot spin.
But how then do you explain:
When not a mouse is not, it can knot but not? Spin its head will knot!
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Old 10-26-2011, 06:40 PM
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But how then do you explain:
When not a mouse is not, it can knot but not? Spin its head will knot!
Mama Plant always told me, "Because God planned it that way."
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Old 10-26-2011, 07:22 PM
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How many boards would the mongrels hoard if the mongrel hordes got bored?

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Old 10-27-2011, 06:53 AM
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But how then do you explain:
When not a mouse is not, it can knot but not? Spin its head will knot!
I'm afraid not, if it's a frayed knot.
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:03 AM
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Why a duck?
Why not a chicken?
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:17 AM
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Help, my hoversphere is bleeding diamonds.
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:50 AM
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Help, my hoversphere is bleeding diamonds.
Well then pass the ketchup already!
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Old 10-27-2011, 08:28 AM
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Well then pass the ketchup already!
Enough with the false dichotomies! The question is of the mouse, and can it poll other than the spin? Please people.
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Old 10-27-2011, 08:30 AM
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Enough with the false dichotomies! The question is of the mouse, and can it poll other than the spin? Please people.
Batman, if he is prepared.
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