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#1 johnfwd

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 07:52 AM

I like dabbling in trivia and chatting about it in this Forum, without risking of condescension at best and downright ridicule at worst.  Case in point being my most recent admission of having been victim to an optical illusion regarding the comparative heights of the newly topped-off Frost Tower with the nearby BOA tower and electric building.  This morning I walked over to Burnett Park and stood on the northeast edge just to size up these buildings.  Sure enough, they all appear on a level plain at their tops!  Of course it's not really so.  And the recent total solar eclipse seemed an appropriate analogy.  One might conclude that the diameter of the moon is wider than the sun, how else could it completely cover the sun?  Sure thing, Mike!

 

Such an illusion reminded me of a former Army sergeant friend of mine who liked to charm the ladies while drinking beer in a sports bar.  On one such occasion, he dared a lady to bet him a dollar that he could not "knock down this wall three times."  No  way, replied the lady, impossible, can't be done!  So my vet friend got out his fist and proceeded to knock on a nearby wall three times in a descending order.



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Posted 22 September 2017 - 04:12 PM

Did he get the dollar?



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Posted 25 September 2017 - 09:06 AM

Nah!  Just teasing the ladies.






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