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    Strawberries are not fruit. They are what is known as an accessory fruit. The actual fruit is what we refer to as the seeds and the actual seeds are inside said actual fruit.
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    Fact: firefighters no longer use poles, They stopped using them due to the personal injuries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patches View Post
    Fifty percent isn't even all that much, considering any two randomized DNA sequences will have 25% match overall by chance (there are only 4 possibilities at each position).

    It doesn't surprise me that the DNA is similar since the basic cell level stuff is all the same - respiration, transcription, translation, signalling cascades, transcriptional regulation, protein degradation. You also take into consideration that the genomes of most higher species are roughly 90% "junk". "Non-junk" DNA, that actually codes for a protein or acts as a regulatory element, is much more highly conserved across species but at only ~10% of the genome it really doesn't contribute all that much to the overall similarity.

    tl;dr: Having 50% of your DNA in common doesn't really mean anything.
    That's cool actually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRMC117 View Post
    Fact: firefighters no longer use poles, They stopped using them due to the personal injuries.
    NOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!! ! GOD DAMN IT BRMC!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Sherlock Holmes View Post
    Strawberries are not fruit.
    i never heard someone thinking that they are fruits
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    Quote Originally Posted by INTP View Post
    i never heard someone thinking that they are fruits
    Thats odd. I've never heard of someone who DOESN'T consider them a fruit. But apples/pears/peaches fall under the category of accessory fruit as well, since the "core" is the actual fruit.
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    them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe.” -Neil Gaiman

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patches View Post
    Thats odd. I've never heard of someone who DOESN'T consider them a fruit.
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    i looked at this more closely and it seems that you call berries as fruits in english. in finland we make clear cut between fruits and berries, even tho berries are subcategory for fruits. thats why it sounded weird that someone would think that strawberry is a fruit. i know that they arent berries either, but generally people here think that they are berries since they look much like what we call berries instead of fruits
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    In 1954, U.S. president Dwight D. Eisenhower made contact with "Nordic" alien ambassadors on a vacation in Palm Springs CA when he visited a nearby air base. The aliens wanted Ike to eliminate all of the U.S.'s nuclear weapons for fear we would cause terrible damage with them. If this was accomplished, The Nordics would share their spiritual wisdom and technology with the government. Ike did not order a stop to nuclear production, however. Eisenhower later made deals with the Greys (another species of alien), allowing them to abduct and experiment on earthling creatures (including humans) so long as they returned the beings afterwards. Millions of people are now missing because of this. In his talks with these aliens, it was revealed to Ike through the superior spiritual knowledge of the extra-terrestrials that God did not exist. This upset the president, who would push for and later make law the motto "In God We Trust" to be placed on all US currency. Many think this was to counter the 'godless' communist agenda during the red scare. Like the Cold War and Vietnam conflict, this was only part of a volley of distractions aimed at the public to veer their eyes away from the reality of alien contact with Earth.

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    There's no such thing as a female peeping tom according to Mississippi law.

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    Despite the portrayal of a fictional John Ward as regretful of his conversion to Islam and piratical activity in A Christian Turn'd Turk, the real John Ward was in fact still an English pirate who had converted to Islam.

    Moreover, he was amassing a huge fortune acting as a pirate off the Barbary coast, heedlessly attacking English vessels for their wealth and making implicit trade deals with the Moors for allowing him to use Tunis as a base for his operations.
    That girls are raped, that two boys knife a third,
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    Or one could weep because another wept.

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