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    As always I'm in awe at the breadth of knowledge possessed by AoS members.

    So here's one for you. If you shaved a tiger, it would still be stripey. Also you would be dead. You're going to tell me you already knew that, aren't you? Ok, how about this one: Zebras are thought to be stripey because horseflies don't like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    Hah! I counter your Wikepedia with Wikipedia of my own. Hah!:

    I wasn't disputing that Mt. Elbrus is generally regarded as being the highest mountain in Europe; I was pointing out that the division of Eurasia into Europe and Asia (and where that division is) is open to debate.
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    [QUOTE=Pigmy Pony;993267If you shaved a tiger, it would still be stripey[/QUOTE]

    Yes. I believe it would show faint stripes in its skin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    I wasn't disputing that Mt. Elbrus is generally regarded as being the highest mountain in Europe; I was pointing out that the division of Eurasia into Europe and Asis (and where that division is) is open to debate.
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    I think the watershed is to the west of the Volga but east of Moscow. The Volga could also be considered a dividing line as well I suppose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    I wasn't disputing that Mt. Elbrus is generally regarded as being the highest mountain in Europe; I was pointing out that the division of Eurasia into Europe and Asia (and where that division is) is open to debate.
    My Elbrus is like Kilimanjaro, a volcano so not really a mountain in the truest sense.

    Technically the biggest volcano in world is Mauna Loa although much of it is under water. In fact it's much taller than mt everest
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Mt. Elbrus is like Kilimanjaro, a volcano so not really a mountain in the truest sense.

    Technically the biggest volcano in world is Mauna Loa although much of it is under water. In fact it's much taller than mt everest
    Again there are several definitions of 'mountain', though none of them exclude volcanos. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain

    I have 'climbed' Kilimanjaro (a dormant volcano, where if you dig down under the snow at the top, you can feel the warmth), and at just over 19,000' it's enough of a mountain for me. I have a piece of obsidian (volcanic glass) picked up at the summit as a souvenir.
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    I flew over the volcano on Montserrat in a chopper on Friday 13th. Thought I might be tempting fate and sure enough the damn thing tried to kill me by blasting out superheated steam at that precise moment. Fortunately the pilot had quick reflexes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Again there are several definitions of 'mountain', though none of them exclude volcanos. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain

    I have 'climbed' Kilimanjaro (a dormant volcano, where if you dig down under the snow at the top, you can feel the warmth), and at just over 19,000' it's enough of a mountain for me. I have a piece of obsidian (volcanic glass) picked up at the summit as a souvenir.
    Sounds like quite an adventure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    My Elbrus is like Kilimanjaro, a volcano so not really a mountain in the truest sense.

    Technically the biggest volcano in world is Mauna Loa although much of it is under water. In fact it's much taller than mt everest
    Mauna Loa has been erupting lately! Took out about 400 homes. It was all over the news for a few weeks, itís still erupting, but the news has lost interest. I donít think they realized that volcanoes can erupt for eons. The cops have had to arrest people to keep them away from the lava flows!

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    I watched some of the footage when it first started. Got to be some drawbacks to living in Hawaii I suppose.
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