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Old 06-29-2017, 10:02 PM   #1631
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A mitchell and Webb sketch about faking the moon landings
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Old 06-30-2017, 09:34 AM   #1632
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A mitchell and Webb sketch about faking the moon landings
I've seen this. It's brilliant. :)
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Old 06-30-2017, 04:42 PM   #1633
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An AI? neural net? something? that generates "inspirational posters.

Some of them are good. Some of them are wacky. Some of them are hilarious.

For instance, Don't face your fears. Let yourself give up.
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Old 07-01-2017, 04:40 AM   #1634
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New Theory from Flat Earthers.

You think you have seen trees? WRONG! There are no trees today. What you think of as trees are really tall bushes.
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Old 07-01-2017, 04:31 PM   #1635
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Sequoias and Redwoods are pretty darn big "bushes".
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Old 07-01-2017, 05:11 PM   #1636
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Sequoias and Redwoods are pretty darn big "bushes".
Not compared to Mount Everest. I have a Weird Parallel where the mountains are replaced by trees that big thanks to this bit of psychoceramics.
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Old 07-01-2017, 07:49 PM   #1637
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Sequoias and Redwoods are pretty darn big "bushes".
I think the difference between trees and shrubs is purely man-made as in if it's full grown and over 20 feet, then it's a tree; if not, then a shrub/bush.

The theoretical limit for tree growth is close to 400 feet, which is still pretty darn gigantic.
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Not compared to Mount Everest. I have a Weird Parallel where the mountains are replaced by trees that big thanks to this bit of psychoceramics.
The main problem isn't structural. It's the energy it takes to pull water up to the top. If photosynthesis can't "pay" for it, then it's useless.
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Old 07-01-2017, 08:19 PM   #1639
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I think the difference between trees and shrubs is purely man-made as in if it's full grown and over 20 feet, then it's a tree; if not, then a shrub/bush.

The theoretical limit for tree growth is close to 400 feet, which is still pretty darn gigantic.
We used to have a gooseberry "bush" in our backyard when I was growing up that was somewhere around 20 feet tall, and largely vertical. I would still get corrected when I called it a "tree".
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Old 07-02-2017, 01:03 AM   #1640
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I think the difference between trees and shrubs is purely man-made as in if it's full grown and over 20 feet, then it's a tree; if not, then a shrub/bush.

The theoretical limit for tree growth is close to 400 feet, which is still pretty darn gigantic.
From what I remember from biology lessons, a tree is something that normally has a central stem from which all branches branch off, while a bush is something that doesn't and can just have lots of stems/branches all the time; size doesn't enter into it.
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