The Random Questions Thread

Discussion in 'Random Chat' started by Captain-EO, Jul 15, 2017.

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    Captain-EO

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    I had a nifty idea for a new thread! This is more a Q&A thread than a game thread, but the idea is to ask any question you have about anything, and if someone can explain it they will quote your post and do so. If not...well then you'll have to stick to whatever Google can give you.

    A neat-o way to expand our knowledge (hopefully)!
     
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    Modern Guitar God

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    Why did guitars get so expensive? I always hear stories about all these older artists buying quality American made Fenders, Gibsons, Gretsch guitars for like 15% of what we pay for a guitar today.
     
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    Astat

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    Mix of inflation getting ridiculous during the '70s and never looking back, coupled with some good ol' sense of U.S. nationalism. There's a percieved higher value/quality of items produced in the U.S. versus imported equivalents, even if they're manufactured to the same standards and built by workers of comparable skill.

    On top of that a lot of companies honestly just charge extra for their brand name because of their history - Gibson in particular has gotten REALLY bad about this over the last 15 years or so.
     
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    Modern Guitar God

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    Thanks this confirmed many of my suspicions, as well as gave me new information
     
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    Michele

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    Why is everything so heavy?
     
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    Captain-EO

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    Cuz u keep draggin around what's bringin u down boi
     
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    :think: Ok m8
     
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    Where do babies come from? :kappa:
     
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    When a male and female of the Homo sapien species copulate, the two respective germ cells, an ovum and spermatozoa, form a zygote. The ovum polarizes and rejects any additional spermatozoa cells. The genetic code of these two cells combines to form full diploid chromosomes, in which the traits of the mother and father either are dominant or recessive. This forms the genetic template for the new human.

    The zygote forms a ball of cells as and continues to grow as it moves into the uterus. Once there, the placenta and other membranes form. The embryo begins proliferating wildly as stem cells are created, which contain the genetic code to produce different kinds of cells for different purposes in the body--muscle cells, bone cells, blood cells, etc. This process is known as differentiation. Eventually, the embryo is known as a fetus. Skip through some division and growth as the fetus is nourished by the umbilical cord attached to the placenta, until the mother is ready to give birth (with exceptions). At this point the all the amniotic fluid breaks through the walls of the amniotic sac and exits via the birth canal. The newborn human follows shortly after, and the placenta (which is actually the only human organ that is fully grown and discharged) is also discharged via the birth canal.

    And then you have a baby. Any questions, you turd?
     
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