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Witty⭐️Sarcasm ⭐️

Renegade banshee
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#1
Have any questions you just need to know the answer to? Wonder if anyone may have those answers for you? Feel free to post them all here!

So I was wondering, what flavor really is white mystery Airhead? And why are Fruit Loops all different colors if they're basically all the same flavor?
 

BarryW

SF Supporter
#2
From wikipedia: "Although the marketing side of Kellogg's misleadingly sold the idea that each individual loop color was a different flavor, Kellogg's has acknowledged that all share the same fruit-blend flavor".

This question is stolen from a comedian but - why do you park on a driveway and drive on a parkway?
 

Witty⭐️Sarcasm ⭐️

Renegade banshee
SF Supporter
#5
From wikipedia: "Although the marketing side of Kellogg's misleadingly sold the idea that each individual loop color was a different flavor, Kellogg's has acknowledged that all share the same fruit-blend flavor".

This question is stolen from a comedian but - why do you park on a driveway and drive on a parkway?
That's a good question, and it makes a lot of sense.
 

Gonz

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#8
okay I'll ask a serious question:

why is pluto not a planet in our solar system, and what makes a planet anyway?
Pluto was the first object found at it’s distance from the sun and was declared a planet at the time of its discovery. Eventually, more objects of similar size were found orbiting at roughly the same distance which were not classified as planets. Basically, there had never actually been a formal definition of what made an orbiting object a “planet” in the first place. In 2006 the term was defined, according to size, and Pluto didn’t make the cut (as a reference, Pluto is less than half the size of the Moon). It is now classified as a “dwarf planet,” though it is the largest one in our solar system.

Depending on where that lower size limit to qualify as a planet had been determined, we might have actually added a tenth planet in ‘06 rather than subtracting the ninth; Eris, which is somewhat smaller in size than Pluto, but has more mass.

Anyone who can correct any bits I got wrong; feel free.
 

Auri

🎸🎼Rock Star🎼🎸
Safety & Support
SF Supporter
#10
Pluto was the first object found at it’s distance from the sun and was declared a planet at the time of its discovery. Eventually, more objects of similar size were found orbiting at roughly the same distance which were not classified as planets. Basically, there had never actually been a formal definition of what made an orbiting object a “planet” in the first place. In 2006 the term was defined, according to size, and Pluto didn’t make the cut (as a reference, Pluto is less than half the size of the Moon). It is now classified as a “dwarf planet,” though it is the largest one in our solar system.

Depending on where that lower size limit to qualify as a planet had been determined, we might have actually added a tenth planet in ‘06 rather than subtracting the ninth; Eris, which is somewhat smaller in size than Pluto, but has more mass.

Anyone who can correct any bits I got wrong; feel free.
haha I was replying very enthusiastically but you were much faster. :D I promise I'll leave this thread afterwards, but this burning question was burning me to answer it as I love this stuff. ^^ So here's some additional info I had written. :p

The size is not exactly in the definition of a planet anymore (before 2006, some astronomers used the size as the official criterium but there was no consensus). Though among other things, it is what made astronomers question its legitimacy as a planet in comparison to other dwarf planets like Eris, and it's pretty much the reason why it doesn't fulfill the current criteria (or its mass rather than its size to be more accurate, which is smaller than that of Eris).

The official definition for a planet now includes three criteria :
(1) orbiting around the Sun ;
(2) a round shape (vs. asteroids, etc.) ;
(3) during its formation, it has cleared the neighbourhood around its orbit (no nearby objects except its satellites), making it gravitationally dominant.

Pluto and other dwarf planets fulfill the first two, but not the third one. Pluto's orbit is affected by the gravity of Neptune and even its moon, Charon. Not good enough for a planet. :p

If we wanted to include Pluto and Eris (so remove the third criterium), we would have to include over a hundred other spherical objects in the Solar System. The debate is neverending... Defining things in science can be such a shitshow, as nature doesn't "classify", only people do. :p
 

johnDoen

Well-Known Member
#15
I know these questions can only be answered by me, well: Who am I? What do I supposed to do? How do you be and stay happy?
why are elevators called elevators

they take you down as well as up..
The main purpose of an elevator is to lift things and people up. I guess we just nod to the idea that if something can lift you up, it must as well carry you down subconsciously.
 

HappyKitty

•✮• SF's pet kitty, full of kittens & colours •✮•
#17
Does anyone knows how to make friends at work? I mean I can make friends in my own department and house team but like I wants to try make friends in another department cause I has to go there and I see him a lot. And it went...

“Heyyy wants your name?”
“My name is.... “ (remains anonymouse)

But them kitty walks away cause kitty dont know what to chit chat but wants to chit chat🥺
 

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