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Hardly, since Jupiter, as the biggest planet, has a diameter of about 90 000 miles, compared with the Earth’s roughly 8 000. (Apologies, I know this is an old question, but I’ve only just seen it.) The “catch” presumably, as Siasl pointed out, is that Jupiter is largely gas with apparently only a small core of rock.
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Geography / Yorkshire scenery
« Last post by ecollen on 06 May, 2019, 10:32:21 AM »
For the past few days we have had the great pleasure of watching the Tour de Yorkshire bike race on the telly. The racing was superb, but perhaps even more enjoyable was the hours and hours of views of the Yorkshire scenery and countryside. It's enough to make you want to dig out the old bike, fly over there and go pedalling along those lanes! But unluckily that's not likely to happen anytime soon. There's one thing I'd like to know though. On the Bridlington to Scarborough stage, there were lots of scenes of rows and rows of farmers' fields of crops with bright yellow blossoms. What are these crops? I found a picture of the race passing one of these fields, which I'll try to attach. Any idea of what this is? Thanks.
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Science and nature / Re: How many calories are there in poo?
« Last post by Duffield1 on 03 May, 2019, 12:43:41 PM »
This medical study states: "the energy content per gram wet weight remains relatively constant (8 kJ/g)", which would equate to 1.6 calories per gram. 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1793018/

An average human poops 400-500g per day, so taking 450g as an 'average', that'd give you 720 calories per poop.

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I suspect that there were no income records in the past, as income would not necessarily have been salaried, and payment in kind would have formed a much more significant part of the economy.

However, I've used this calculator before when trying to put a modern day value on historic stuff, which is brilliant.
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/currency-converter

So, for example, if I had £1 in 1320, this was around the equivalent of £490.47 today.  With my pound, I could have bought:
One horse, or
Two cows, or
Seven stones of wool, or
Two quarters of wheat, or
Paid a skilled tradesman for 50 days.
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Miscellaneous / Re: This may be the last question I post on IA....
« Last post by Duffield1 on 03 May, 2019, 12:32:37 PM »
Hoping it isn't going to be the last post, PK - but this one I can certainly answer!

No, they are not dieing out - I see Jehovah's Witnesses every day walking into York past my daughter's school when I drop her off, and there is an active Kingdom Hall adjacent to where I buy my dog food.

I suspect that they have changed their strategy a little and concentrate on high-traffic areas rather than door-knocking, though I have seen pairs of them in streets near us occasionally.

Apparently, there are 137,000 followers in the UK, and 8.2 million internationally.  https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/25/jehovahs-witnesses-accused-of-silencing-victims-of-child-abuse-uk
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Miscellaneous / This may be the last question I post on IA....
« Last post by P-Kasso2 on 30 April, 2019, 05:30:26 PM »
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I have to admit that I getting slightly peeved at posting questions on IA and nobody answers!  It feels a bit like weeing into an abyss at times.  Are my questions too boring - or what?  If so I'll up my game and hope for a reply (or even two!).

Anyway friends, I'll give you all another chance.  Here's my question...

I haven’t had a Jehovah’s Witness knock on my door for ages. Have they died out in Britain?

Twenty years ago Jehovah Witnesses used to be knocking on my door almost every two weeks.  And I once invited a Jehovah Witness in and we talked for about four hours. It was a memorable conversation with a very interesting chap - and our views on the world weren't really so far apart until it came to the Churchianity aspect and the quoting of the Bible chapter and verse of Jehovah Witnesses. 

Although I did not wish to convert to the Jehovah Witness message, I was always very polite to them, and they always seemed to be very decent and caring people.

But now they have vanished! Or they seem to have vanished.

Is it because I no longer live in London? No longer on a Jehovah Witness's 'flight path'?

Have they stopped knocking on doors?  Or am I on some kind of Jehovah Witness black list?

Can anyone tell me what's going on?  Are Jehovah Witnesses still thriving?  Have they disbanded?  Or what?



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Science and nature / Why would anyone want to breed a chicken like this?
« Last post by P-Kasso2 on 23 April, 2019, 12:26:58 PM »
I feel sorry for the poor birds.  But I feel even sorrier for whichever extremist sociopath decided to breed it.

Can anyone tell me (or guess) why on earth someone would ever want to breed a chicken like this?   What were they thinking of?

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Food and drink / Is red wine more fattening than white wine?
« Last post by P-Kasso2 on 19 April, 2019, 08:25:09 PM »
I am confused.  I used to drink red wine - and then, about five years ago, I switched to white wine.  I don't seem to have lost any weight.  Or put any on.

So is red white more fattening than white wine?  Or vice versa?  Or are they about the same in the fat stakes?
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Miscellaneous / Is there a website that tracks the average wage through history?
« Last post by P-Kasso2 on 19 April, 2019, 08:06:41 PM »
I ask because I often watch old movies and read old novels and although I know what year a film or novel dates from I still need to know when, for example, someone demands a £1,000 ransom, how much that would have represented in terms of a week's wages at the time.

So, is there a website that tracks the average wage through history that someone can point me to?
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History / How may reservations are there for ‘Red Indians’ still in America?
« Last post by P-Kasso2 on 19 April, 2019, 01:11:44 PM »
Are there still as many 'reservations' as there were?  Or have they gradually been phased out?  I'd love to know.
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