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    Consider that you can see less than 1% of the electromagnetic spectrum and hear less than 1% of the acoustic spectrum. As you read this, you are traveling at 220 km/sec across the galaxy. 90% of the cells in your body carry their own microbial DNA and are not “you.” The atoms in your body are 99.9999999999999999% empty space and none of them are the ones you were born with, but they all originated in the belly of a star. Human beings have 46 chromosomes, 2 less than the common potato.
    The existence of the rainbow depends on the conical photoreceptors in your eyes; to animals without cones, the rainbow does not exist. So you don’t just look at a rainbow, you create it. This is pretty amazing, especially considering that all the beautiful colors you see represent less than 1% of the electromagnetic spectrum.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Oddball View Post
    . Human beings have 46 chromosomes, 2 less than the common potato.

    So in a million years or so we will have evolved into potatoes? It sounds like it should be an all-round improvement but I bet the King Edwards don't get on with the Maris Pipers and there's loads of trouble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    So in a million years or so we will have evolved into potatoes? It sounds like it should be an all-round improvement but I bet the King Edwards don't get on with the Maris Pipers and there's loads of trouble.


    The thought of evolving into a potato is actually quite appeeling would my kids then be a chip off the old block?
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    fern called Ophioglossum reticulatum has 1260 chromosomes,it seems they a lot older than us !

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    By all accounts there are about 8 times as many atoms in a teaspoon of water than there are teaspoons of water in the Atlantic....

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    Radioactive Man's catchphrase was 'Up and atom!'

    Which I thought was really good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    Radioactive Man's catchphrase was 'Up and atom!'

    Which I thought was really good.
    Ah yes and his sidekick, fallout boy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    So in a million years or so we will have evolved into potatoes? It sounds like it should be an all-round improvement but I bet the King Edwards don't get on with the Maris Pipers and there's loads of trouble.
    I once saw King Edward picking on a Jersey Royal in Morrisons. Albert Bartlett just stood there looking embarrassed I imagine carrots will be even further along the evolutionary chain, with their ability to see in the dark.
    Pining for the fjords? What kind of talk is that? And why did he fall flat on his back the minute I got him home?

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    Worse than that I was in there the other day and the green veg were all out of their boxes protesting climate change. Couldn't even get down the aisle.
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