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Roland
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are Saturn's rings made of?

Hint: It's not diamonds.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about dust?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, not dust. The main material composing the rings is shiny - but, again, not diamonds.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If im not mistaken im thinking its mostley ice
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pirate wrote:
If im not mistaken im thinking its mostley ice

Correct!
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Floors Open
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

John Harrison invented the first marine chronometer that actually worked. It could, of course, be used to tell the time, but that was not what it was really for. What was its real purpose?
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's purpose must have been for navigation but I'm not totally sure how it works. They needed to know when a certain amount of time has passed between readings of the sun. They take readings to see where they are and then compare the change in distance to how many hours and minutes have passed since the last reading. That's as far as I can surmise.
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was needed for determining longitude - the east-west coordinate of one's position on the globe. The chronometer tells you the time at your home port (or Greenwich). You determine your current local time by observing the sun. By comparing the two times, you can determine how far east or west you have traveled. But, of course, that procedure only works if you have an accurate chronometer.
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess I was close enough to win. Here is a new question:

Question: Which Frenchman is credited with having laid out and designed the city of Washington, D.C.?
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, Salty's answer is fine.
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't recall, but I have heard/read the name a few times in my life. Maybe it will pop into my head in a day or so. I did know it was a Frenchman.
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Answer:

Pierre Charles L'Enfant (French: August 2, 1754 June 14, 1825), self-identified as Peter Charles L'Enfant while living in the United States, was a French-American military engineer who designed the basic plan for Washington, D.C. (capital city of the U.S.) known today as the L'Enfant Plan (1791).

I am going RVing this weekend and will be online only occasionally. I must turn the floor over to the first person who asks a question. See you late Sunday or Monday.
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the animated movie "Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold" who is the voice actor playing Scooby Doo?
Feel free to do an internet search at any time.
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could it be let me see i know it wasnt me or a she so how about Frank Welker?
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