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    Shockzilla's Trivia Question - New York Edition!

    The Empire State Building has 3,194,547 of these.

    What are they?
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    Re: Shockzilla's Trivia Question - New York Edition!

    door knobs?

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    Re: Shockzilla's Trivia Question - New York Edition!

    light bulbs

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    Re: Shockzilla's Trivia Question - New York Edition!

    "vikinggreg" wrote:
    light bulbs
    Yep,
    it's light bulbs.

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    Re: Shockzilla's Trivia Question - New York Edition!

    I give up - you guys are too good.
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    Re: Shockzilla's Trivia Question - New York Edition!

    just one question?

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    Re: Shockzilla's Trivia Question - New York Edition!

    "shockzilla" wrote:
    I give up - you guys are too good.
    Ah, but do you know how many different light fixtures those 3,194,547 light bulbs go in?

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    Re: Shockzilla's Trivia Question - New York Edition!

    "singersp" wrote:
    "shockzilla" wrote:
    I give up - you guys are too good.
    Ah, but do you know how many different light fixtures those 3,194,547 light bulbs go in?
    What are light bulbs for?

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    Re: Shockzilla's Trivia Question - New York Edition!

    "BadlandsViking" wrote:
    "singersp" wrote:
    "shockzilla" wrote:
    I give up - you guys are too good.
    Ah, but do you know how many different light fixtures those 3,194,547 light bulbs go in?
    What are light bulbs for?
    Actually they are "dark suckers", not light bulbs;

    [size=13pt]Dark Suckers[/size]

    Bell Labs Proves Existence of Dark Suckers


    For years it has been believed that electric bulbs emitted light. However,
    recent information from Bell Labs has proven otherwise. Electric bulbs
    don't emit light, they suck dark. Thus they now call these bulbs dark
    suckers. The dark sucker theory, according to a Bell Labs spokesperson,
    proves the existence of dark, that dark has mass heavier than that of
    light, and that dark is faster than light.

    The basis of the dark sucker theory is that electric bulbs suck dark. Take
    for example, the dark suckers in the room where you are. There is less dark
    right next to them than there is elsewhere. The larger the dark sucker, the
    greater its capacity to suck dark. Dark suckers in a parking lot have a
    much greater capacity than the ones in this room. As with all things, dark
    suckers don't last forever. Once they are full of dark, they can no longer
    suck. This is proven by the black spot on a full dark sucker. A candle is a
    primitive dark sucker. lA new candle has a white wick. You will notice that
    after the first use, the wick turns black, representing all the dark which
    has been sucked into it. If you hold a pencil next to the wick of an
    operating candle, the tip will turn black because it got in the path of the
    dark flowing into the candle.

    Unfortunately, these primitive dark suckers have a very limited range.
    There are also portable dark suckers. The bulbs in these can't handle all
    of the dark by themselves, and must be aided by a dark storage unit. When
    the dark storage unit is full, it must be either emptied or replaced before
    the portable dark sucker can operate again.

    Dark has mass. When dark goes into a dark sucker, friction from this mass
    generates heat. Thus it is not wise to touch an operating dark sucker.
    Candles present a special problem, as the dark must travel in the solid
    wick instead of through glass. This generates a great amount of heat. Thus
    it can be very dangerous to touch an operating candle. Dark is also heavier
    than light. If you swim deeper and deeper, you notice it gets slowly darker
    and darker. When you reach a depth of approximately fifty feet, you are in
    total darkness. This is because the heavier dark sinks to the bottom of the
    lake and the lighter light floats to the top. The immense power of dark can
    be utilized to mans advantage. We can collect the dark that has settled to
    the bottom of lakes and push it through turbines, which generate
    electricity and help push it to the ocean where it may be safely stored.
    Prior to turbines, it was much more difficult to get dark from the rivers
    and lakes to the ocean. The Indians recognized this problem, and tried to
    solve it. When on a river in a canoe travelling in the same direction as
    the flow of the dark, they paddled slowly, so as not to stop the flow of
    dark, but when they traveled against the flow of dark, they paddled quickly
    so as to help push the dark along its way.

    Finally, we must prove that dark is faster than light. If you were to stand
    in an illuminated room in front of a closed, dark closet, then slowly open
    the closet door, you would see the light slowly enter the closet, but since
    the dark is so fast, you would not be able to see the dark leave the
    closet.

    In conclusion, Bell Labs stated that dark suckers make all our lives much
    easier. So the next time you look at an electric bulb remember that it is
    indeed a dark sucker.



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    Re: Shockzilla's Trivia Question - New York Edition!

    "shockzilla" wrote:
    I give up - you guys are too good.
    Posting trivia in the age of Google is folly, bro.

    But keep trying - it's still fun!

    =Z=
    (I was thinking steps....)

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