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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.
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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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