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Ancient Nubians Drank Antibiotic-Laced Beer

rford Re:Not really, no (249 comments)

ethyl alcohol is the one you drink also known as ethanol, methanol is not safe to drink.
BUT don't drink rubbing alcohol even if it is ethyl because it is denatured. (They add poison so it is not safe to drink)

more than 4 years ago

5.5 Earthquake Hits Canada; Felt in US Midwest, New England

rford Re:Exaggerate much? (560 comments)

Wikipedia is wrong, must be the 1st time ever.
The table just below the paragraph contradicts it, as does the Environment Canada weppage

record lows for Edmonton City center A.

Jan 20 1943 -44.4C
Feb 08 1939 -46.1C
Dec 28 1938 -48.3C

also exceeded it on Jan 3 2009 -41.9C (at the same weather station.) I'm sure I can find more.


Check out:

more than 4 years ago

Unix Dict/grep Solves Left-Side-of-Keyboard Puzzle

rford according to the scrabble word list. (423 comments)

a quick grep of TWL06.txt
shows "SWEATERDRESSES" as the longest left handed word which is 15.

the command for the curious.
egrep -i "^[qwertyasdfgzxcvb]+\b" TWL06.txt |wc -L

more than 6 years ago


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