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Very cool!
One thing, tho; in the animation in the upper left corner, there is the symbol for Aries.
What is that supposed to indicate? (or is that what that is at all?)
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Sorry, I don't know why they use that symbol.
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Geesie wrote: A glaring absence of Isaac Newton, among others.


Yeah, that is as big an omission as you can get.

Also: Jacques Cousteau?
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Where's Bill Nye?
Bill was on my list of people to create figures of. I didn't get around to it. I had intended this "collection" to have 50 figures in it, but I had other commitments, ran out of time, and put it together with only 30. Bill Nye is awesome, and he'll be included if there's ever a Volume II.
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DukeofNuke wrote:

Very cool!
One thing, tho; in the animation in the upper left corner, there is the symbol for Aries.
What is that supposed to indicate? (or is that what that is at all?)

Aries is traditionally the first zodiacal sign, so I think that the symbol there is showing that astrological sign's position relative to that polar projection of the Earth-Moon system. You will note that when noon on Earth coincides with that Aries symbol the time of the year is late March (when, traditionally, the Sun is in the "house" of Aries from March 21 to April 19. With the procession of the equinoxes the Sun actually is in the house of Aries from about mid-April to mid-May).
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The Aries symbol denotes the first point of Aries which is used as a reference point in astronomy and celestial navigation. There's a reference angle between Aries and the prime meridian. Add the sidereal hour angle of a celestial body to the greenwich hour angle of Aries and you have the greenwich hour angle of the body.

It's useful as the first point of aries moves in relation to the earth at a fixed rate of one revolution every 23h56m04s.
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Mmm... spaghetti. Look at the fork, the noodles kinda look trompe l'oeil.
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Kirk wrote:... I don't know ...


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StaticAge wrote: Mmm... spaghetti. Look at the fork, the noodles kinda look trompe l'oeil.

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The prime culprit in a $2 million toy theft:

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I want to live there.
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Yeah, nowTHATS the spirit of Christmas!
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8. Technicolor vomit
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rjprice wrote: Image
7. Technicolor Yawn

Thinking about the amount of sugar in that, all I can think is it'd be one hell of a hangover.
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I don't think you're supposed to eat them all yourself.
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Was the game called "Drink Vodka and Eat Swedish Fish"?
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ukimalefu wrote: I want to live there.


Indeed.
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ukimalefu wrote: Image

There's something oddly sweet about this. :love:

ukimalefu wrote: Image


I lol'd :lol:


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Yes, a caviar vending machine
, complete with a slot for a $4 mother-of-pearl spoon.
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DEyncourt wrote: vending machines[/img]

Yes, a caviar vending machine[/url], complete with a slot for a $4 mother-of-pearl spoon.


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