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Food and drink / Re: What would happen if my syrup was wholly inverted?
« Last post by Duffield1 on 19 April, 2018, 01:35:12 PM »
Have you just hijacked my question?  ;)
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Food and drink / Re: What would happen if my syrup was wholly inverted?
« Last post by siasl on 17 April, 2018, 08:43:46 PM »
Is cheap/bad olive oil a bit of a randy old so and so?  Joy__ What makes it "extra virgin"?
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Primarily it will be the logo. Second place possibly guess to the design of the jeans - i.e. the cut. I've noticed that cheap jeans are just not as comfy as my "brand favourite". But maybe that's just my shape
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Food and drink / What would happen if my syrup was wholly inverted?
« Last post by Duffield1 on 17 April, 2018, 01:36:05 PM »
My bottle of golden syrup proudly states on the label that it is 'partially inverted', but what does that mean?  Would it be better if it was totally inverted, like the finest olive oil is extra virgin?  What does this inversion process involve?
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Other than the label, what is the difference between a pair of jeans I can buy at a supermarket for £15 and one from a big brand for significantly more? 

In my experience, both kinds wear out at the same rate because they are made of the same fabric - so is there any reason to pay more when you can get similar fit from a cheaper pair?
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Your question was answered on quora dot com - Why-is-Everest-snowy-if-the-clouds-are-on-a-lower-altitude

Why is Everest snowy, if the clouds are on a lower altitude?
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Mark Grace
Mark Grace, Trekked from Lukla to Everest base camp in 2009
Answered Sep 13 2017 · Author has 1.4k answers and 2.1m answer views
Different types of clouds form at many different altitudes, including above the height of Everest. I'm guessing you actually knew this, as you know snow comes from clouds!

In actual fact there is very little snow on the high slopes of Everest compared with the peaks of other mountains in the region. This is due to the extreme altitude which brings amongst other things, extremely high winds (100 mph+ is common), which continuously blow snow off the mountain’s peak, in the form of ‘spindrift’ (see below). Everest is so high, the summit actually pokes into the jet stream.


The comparative lack of snow, plus the colour of the granite Everest largely consists of, has given rise to its occasional name ‘The Black Pyramid’. The photo below shows this well. It also shows clouds around the summit!


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Rebecca Campbell
Rebecca Campbell, Specialist at Apple (2016-present)
Answered Dec 31 2017
The clouds around Everest change every minute of every day, just like anywhere else in the world. What will keep the peaks snowy however when it seems like there isn’t any source for the snow, is the pretty constant low temperature, and the snow pack on the higher peaks. Snow packs are what can eventually evolve into glaciers.

Everest can get some intense storms, so the amount of the snow that can fall during these periods will keep the peaks snowy. However, you will see some peaks and sides of the mountains that aren’t covered in snow; these are Teflon peaks. This means they have a gradient of 45 degrees or higher, to which the snow cannot lie.


(Photo: travelandleisure.com)

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Jason Whyte
Jason Whyte, Read a lot about Everest. Been to Base Camp
Answered Dec 29 2017 · Author has 3.5k answers and 4.3m answer views
Originally Answered: How do mountain peaks get covered in snow if the mountain peaks are higher than the clouds?
Different types of clouds form at different altitudes. Mountain peaks are higher than some clouds, but not all clouds. They get snowed on by the higher clouds. That’s really all there is to it.

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Denna Neff
Denna Neff, former Retired. AVP/Senior Analyst (SAS Programmer) at Citigroup (2005-2010)
Answered Mar 5 · Author has 183 answers and 15.4k answer views
Originally Answered: If the mount Everest lies above the cloud then how it can be snowy?
Some of these questions really make my brain curdle.

Let's just say there are more clouds above those on and around Mt. Everest that take snow preference than those where Mt. Everest sticks above.

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Bryan Manuel
Bryan Manuel, former Retired
Answered Mar 5 · Author has 214 answers and 8.8k answer views
Originally Answered: If the mount Everest lies above the cloud then how it can be snowy?
Because Mt Everest does NOT lie above cloud!

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Gerald Daumiller
Gerald Daumiller, former Cartographer (1981-2016)
Answered Mar 6 · Author has 351 answers and 72.2k answer views
Originally Answered: If the mount Everest lies above the cloud then how it can be snowy?
Mount Everest does not always lie above the clouds. The snow on Everest comes from clouds that are higher than Mount Everest.

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Jay R Worsham
Jay R Worsham, former Broadcaster/newspaper Reporter
Answered Dec 29 2017 · Author has 982 answers and 436.9k answer views
Because not all clouds are at a lower altitude.
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Language / Re: Sentence or sentance?
« Last post by Duffield1 on 10 April, 2018, 12:32:35 PM »
WikiDiff says the word sentence is obsolete.  I'm happy with that.  No more confusion.  This likely happened in an AP Style Book change long ago.  Just as we used to say, "The man PLED guilty," we now say, "The man PLEADED guilty."

WikiDiff says that 'sentence' meaning 'sense, meaning or significance' is obsolete.  Sentence is still both a verb and a noun, and in English.  'Sentance', by contrast, does not seem to exist as a word in any of the online dictionaries I have checked. 

As a law graduate, I also continue to use 'pleaded'...
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Language / Re: Sentence or sentance?
« Last post by ReeseR59 on 04 April, 2018, 10:26:37 PM »
All the way through school (50 years ago) I was taught:  "The criminal will be sentanced and the judge will state it in a sentence."

This was on my SAT in 1976, and was considered a fatal error in a college application.

WikiDiff says the word sentence is obsolete.  I'm happy with that.  No more confusion.  This likely happened in an AP Style Book change long ago.  Just as we used to say, "The man PLED guilty," we now say, "The man PLEADED guilty."
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History / Have any US presidents been arrested...
« Last post by siasl on 02 April, 2018, 09:12:07 PM »
...while in office?
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Science and nature / What connects the Nobel prize for physics in 1906 to..
« Last post by siasl on 01 April, 2018, 10:19:12 PM »
.. the same prize awarded in 1937?
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