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  1. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    The question was the length of DNA in one cell. So it's a lot shorter than to the moon and back, and longer than a meter. There's a nice wide guess margin for ya guys.

    :D
  2. SWNZ Jedi Master

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    A harmonic balancer (or just "balancer") is a heavy, circular device mounted on the snout of the crankshaft to help balance the engine's reciprocating assembly.

    In a car in other words :)

  3. Humble extra Jedi Youngling

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    the linguistic source i read, some otago university study only recognises one regional variation, southland english.with the rolling "r", and it seems like that is the accepted orthodox.....and living in dunedin i can vouch for that, we get a heap of southland students at uni here, and a heap from all around the country, and the southlanders always stick out, at least initially, usually they tend to blend in after a year or two
  4. Chansplace Jedi Master

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    My brother lives in southland (lumsden)
    went down to visit once, The rolling R's can really get to you.
  5. ACERIMMERROCKS Jedi Master

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  6. SWNZ Jedi Master

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    I'm gonna get the DNA thing, I just asked a doctor and he reckons about a meter as well. So I figure 1.1374m?
  7. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    You can work out the answer from the numbers oy636 posted.

    The human genome contains 3,000,000,000 bases each being about 2nm long

    Multiply these numbers, then halve it, as DNA is double stranded. And there you have your answer as to the length of DNA in every cell in your body. Amazing stuff.
  8. Humble extra Jedi Youngling

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  9. oy636 Jedi Knight

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    I so thought that question said in a whole human being. Doh. Works out to about 3m, if my maths is right.
  10. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    Right! Pretty cool huh?
  11. Humble extra Jedi Youngling

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    so the next question is.......?
  12. ACERIMMERROCKS Jedi Master

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    Who does the voice of Galvatron in Transformers The Movie?
  13. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    *checks imdb

    Leonard Nimoy

    Q. What is the name of the largest Kauri tree in NZ (and the world for that matter) ?

    Bonus Q. What is the name of the oldest Kauri tree and how old is it?
  14. SWNZ Jedi Master

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    Name: Agathis australis

    Largest Tree: Tane Mahuta (Maori for "Lord of the Forest"). It is 4.4 metres in diameter and 17.7 metres to the first branch.


    Q: Which Roman Emperor was said to have 'fiddled while Rome burned'?

    Bonus: Which years did he reign and what were his famous last words?
  15. Chansplace Jedi Master

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    Nero was the Roman Emperor from 54 to 68 AD. In 64AD, the Fire of Rome burned for 9 days while the Emperor was in Antium. His famous last words were: "what an artist dies in me".

    Q. In 1960, which deep sea exploration vessel
    was the first to dive into the deepest ocean trench in the world - the Challenger Deep at 10917m.
  16. oy636 Jedi Knight

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    A. Jacques Piccard and Navy Lieutenant Donald Walsh descended in Trieste to the deepest known point on Earth ? the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench. The two men made the deepest dive in history: 10,915 meters (35,810 ft).

    Q. Who holds the current db drag racing tittle in New Zealand. ie who's is the loudest car. And what decibel level has it achived.
  17. oy636 Jedi Knight

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    Do you need a clue.
  18. oy636 Jedi Knight

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    Do you need a clue. Try ringing your local car audio shop.
  19. SWNZ Jedi Master

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    I've been searching and I've found winners of different comps but no out 'n' out Champ. Didn't Jonah have the loudest at some point? Blew his windows out or something.
    You may need to give us a hint.
  20. oy636 Jedi Knight

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    Big Nosie Sound in Hastings, held for 3yrs at a level of 169.6 db. Enough to make your liver rupture.

    OK, something simlar. Did Russia ever make it to the moon. If so, who/what and when
  21. SWNZ Jedi Master

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    I don't think they ever landed or set foot on the moon but they had the first man in space. Yuri Gagarin.
  22. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    I recall they sent a few unmanned probes to the moon. No people, however.
  23. ACERIMMERROCKS Jedi Master

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    It might have been a dog or moneky they send them into sapce.
  24. Humble extra Jedi Youngling

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    saw a good movie on the russian space programme last year...the red stuff

    according to this site http://lunar.arc.nasa.gov/printerready/history/timelineh.html
    the soviets landed there, but nothing manned it seems

    so here we go

    name the port that the japanese and russians fought over in the 1905 war
  25. Humble extra Jedi Youngling

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    i'll give you a hint, its also the name of a tv three cartoon
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