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Consumer affairs / Why don't cat food manufacturers make Mouse Flavoured cat food?
« Last post by P-Kasso2 on 15 November, 2019, 02:46:55 PM »
Supermarket shelves are stuffed with so many airy-fairy flavours of cat food from Gourmet Salmon to Fancy Trout with Spinach and back again - all of which cost a bomb, and all of which my cat turns his whiskers up at.

Instead I think my cat (and millions of other cats) would go mad for Mouse Flavoured cat food - after all, he spends all his time catching them and scoffing them in the wild.

So why don't cat food makers sell Mouse Flavoured cat food?  Are they missing out on a lucrative new product line?
History / Are any parts of the Magna Carta still law today?
« Last post by P-Kasso2 on 15 November, 2019, 01:53:51 PM »

I know there are over 60 clauses in the Magna Carta.   Are any of them still law today 800 years later?
I'm quite happy with the Earth's gravity as it is...but some pessimist friends and I were wondering just what would happen if the Earth's gravity suddenly fell by say 10% tonight, or even tomorrow?

Would it be cataclysmic?

Would we hardly notice any difference (apart from being able to hit a golf ball much further)?

Would it be somewhere in between?

Or is there a safe maximum or minimum for gravity to drop, above which we are all doomed?
History / Where did Christ get his name from?
« Last post by P-Kasso2 on 06 November, 2019, 09:56:17 PM »
Is the name Christ a forename?  Or a surname?  Or is it something else?

I know the name Jesus in Hebrew is Yeshua which means 'to deliver or to rescue' which is quite appropriate.  But where does the 'Christ' part stem from?
Language / Where did Australians get their distinctive accent from?
« Last post by P-Kasso2 on 06 November, 2019, 08:28:44 PM »
It can't be a blend of 18th-19th century transported British criminals lingo and a dash of Aborigine thrown in for good measure.  Or can it?

And if not, just where does the Aussie accent come from?
Consumer affairs / Boilers in cupboards - and instructions about the cupboard door
« Last post by Duffield1 on 06 November, 2019, 10:54:04 AM »
When we moved house, our boiler (not a combi, the old-fashioned type) was in the garage, just sat nicely on the wall minding its own business.  When we converted the garage into rooms, the boiler was untouched, except that we had a cabinet with a door built around it (open at the bottom and top so air can circulate freely).

When we had it serviced, the gas man stuck a sticker on it about boilers in compartments, saying that the cupboard door should be closed at all times.

Now, our boiler is in one of the cooler parts of the house, so leaving the door open effectively makes the boiler an extra radiator.  Why should the recommendation be that we leave the door closed?
That was fast, Tec! Took me a day and a half when I was asked that question the other day. 

Even though you were stumped by the last part of my question (if you remove the first and last letters I'm a type of music = rap) you still win the coveted P-Kasso Championship Key Ring, impressively engraved. 

But sadly the key ring is still at the jewellers, so you'll just have to imagine it.  Sorry about that Tec.
Miscellaneous / Re: How is everybody?
« Last post by P-Kasso2 on 04 November, 2019, 01:27:55 PM »
Oh I see.  Have to agree about Quora's might.  I answered a question on Quora about Typography about a year ago...and now get on average eight to ten email requests for answers on Typography per day from Quora members.

Most of those questions are really dim. along the lines of "What's your favourite font?" - but many are deeply searching intelligent questions to which I try to reply with (no pun intended) intelligent answers.

Where does Quora get its endless dosh from?  Any ideas?
Miscellaneous / Re: How is everybody?
« Last post by Duffield1 on 04 November, 2019, 08:34:54 AM »
The site gets a lot of traffic directed from search engines - there's a market for our unique kind of knowledge, but sadly, Quora had a much bigger marketing budget...!
Miscellaneous / Re: How is everybody?
« Last post by tecspec on 03 November, 2019, 12:25:11 PM »
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