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Old 01-13-2013, 09:56 AM   #10561
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Wow. Cold enough for the CO2 in the atmosphere to precipitate out of the air.
Apparently so.

I forgot to say, it was at the Vostok Station in Antarctica in 1983 and, for those of you that think in Fahrenheit, that's -128.6 F.

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Old 01-13-2013, 11:13 AM   #10562
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Actually, the lowest temperature ever recorded on Earth was probably in a lab in Munich recently. Slightly to the negative side of the Kelvin scale.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/ar...-absolute-zero
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:18 AM   #10563
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Actually, the lowest temperature ever recorded on Earth was probably in a lab in Munich recently. Slightly to the negative side of the Kelvin scale.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/ar...-absolute-zero
True, I should have specified naturally occurring. Award yourself a smarty-pants point
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:36 AM   #10564
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True, I should have specified naturally occurring. Award yourself a smarty-pants point
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:52 PM   #10565
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Bilbo1967, you missed:
Ahhh, but I thought you had seen the 90 deg answer, hence it made sense going up in temperature rather than down.
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:11 PM   #10566
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OK... A Natural History question to start the week...

There is only one animal (no, not human,) that is known to attack a full grown healthy adult elephant. This same animal will attack a human without provocation. Name this creature.


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Old 01-13-2013, 05:54 PM   #10567
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:21 PM   #10568
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rabid dog?
While a rabid dog might attack anything, including a tree or a car, I really was looking for an animal that didn't need to be sick to be crazy...

This animal, even when healthy, will attack, with intent to kill, any other living creature regardless of size. It will do just just because it does not work or play well with others, rather then only for food as most other animals do.


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Old 01-13-2013, 11:44 PM   #10569
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rhino?
hippo?
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:29 AM   #10570
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Nope.
Nope.
Smaller.

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Old 01-14-2013, 02:56 AM   #10571
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A gnat/mosquito/midge?

(Not sure if these are the right English words for these little pests, but I guess you get the idea.)
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:43 AM   #10572
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(Not sure if these are the right English words for these little pests, but I guess you get the idea.)
Nope!
Correct word, correct Kingdom, wrong Phylum and class. They are 'insects,' not 'animals.'

The animal I'm looking for is larger than an insect, but smaller than a hippo!


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Old 01-14-2013, 05:05 AM   #10573
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Lemmings?
At least I think that's how it's written. They are angry little who can get quite mad if you get in their way. If you leave them alone, however, they'll leave you alone
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At least I think that's how it's written. They are angry little who can get quite mad if you get in their way. If you leave them alone, however, they'll leave you alone
No... but a lot closer than hippos! And the animal I'm looking for will attack even if NOT provoked.


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Old 01-14-2013, 06:04 AM   #10575
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They are 'insects,' not 'animals.'
Oh. In German, insects are animals too! Very small ones indeed, but animals.
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