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Science Gift Ideas?
#11
RE: Science Gift Ideas?
(16th December 2016, 16:12)mh.brewer Wrote: An internal combustion engine is a motor, ya know, that thing in the front of most cars. 16=car.

Ah, the joke is never really that funny once explained, is it.

Ahh, okay.  So it's just for cars then?  Didn't realize it was a joke.  

The Joke went
My Head

They got her a car recently, actually.  A Nissan Leaf.  She only just got her license about a week ago.
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#12
RE: Science Gift Ideas?
I like this website:

http://www.geekwrapped.com

And if your kid likes board games, she'll love Exploding Kittens.
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#13
RE: Science Gift Ideas?
(16th December 2016, 16:12)mh.brewer Wrote:
(16th December 2016, 15:20)Divinity Wrote: Okay Pretend I know nothing about science.  (It shouldn't be hard, it's true!) what is a combustion engine, and what can you do with it?  

(The Space Program is a great idea.. unfortunately someone else is already getting it for her.  This is what I get for waiting for the last minute to do my Christmas shopping)

An internal combustion engine is a motor, ya know, that thing in the front of most cars. 16=car.

Ah, the joke is never really that funny once explained, is it.

I got it if it's any consolation Smile
The fool hath said in his heart, There is a God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
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#14
RE: Science Gift Ideas?
(16th December 2016, 15:20)Divinity Wrote: what is a combustion engine, and what can you do with it?  

It's that noisy filth-encrusted thing squatting under the bonnet of your car that puts auto mechanics' kids through medical school ['So, what's the estimate?' 'Not sure. It depends on when my boat payment is due.']  You can also use it to make cars go.

Boru
'There are people who long for immortality in the afterlife who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.' - Isaac Asimov
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#15
RE: Science Gift Ideas?
(16th December 2016, 13:46)Divinity Wrote: Less than 10 days until Christmas, and we're all trying to get our shopping done.  Right now, I still have to get something for one of my granddaughters.  She's 16, and absolutely LOVES science.  Especially Chemistry and Physics.  I'd like to find her something neat for Christmas.  

Did you buy any Science-related gifts this year, and does anyone have any ideas for me?

For people that like chemistry...something like a book/kit for molecular gastronomy with a focus on food chemistry would probably get a lot of use if your granddaughter enjoys cooking too.

The other thing that comes to mind, is to get her a Raspberry Pi starter kit.

Not really related to chemisty or physics...but a lot of people I know who are into science, don't realize how rewarding programming/CS is until they are given a little nudge in the right direction
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#16
RE: Science Gift Ideas?
(16th December 2016, 17:34)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote:
(16th December 2016, 15:20)Divinity Wrote: what is a combustion engine, and what can you do with it?  

It's that noisy filth-encrusted thing squatting under the bonnet of your car that puts auto mechanics' kids through medical school ['So, what's the estimate?'  'Not sure.  It depends on when my boat payment is due.']  You can also use it to make cars go.

Boru

giggle, snort, ...........
God(s) and religions are man made and the bane of humanity. 

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#17
RE: Science Gift Ideas?
(16th December 2016, 18:35)mh.brewer Wrote:
(16th December 2016, 17:34)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: It's that noisy filth-encrusted thing squatting under the bonnet of your car that puts auto mechanics' kids through medical school ['So, what's the estimate?'  'Not sure.  It depends on when my boat payment is due.']  You can also use it to make cars go.

Boru

giggle, snort, ...........

erm...whut?

Boru
'There are people who long for immortality in the afterlife who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.' - Isaac Asimov
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#18
RE: Science Gift Ideas?
(16th December 2016, 19:00)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote:
(16th December 2016, 18:35)mh.brewer Wrote: giggle, snort, ...........

erm...whut?

Boru

NZ = bonnet, US = hood.

You have filth-encrusted under a hat.
God(s) and religions are man made and the bane of humanity. 

Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most. Ozzy or Twain/take your pick
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#19
RE: Science Gift Ideas?
Micro and Macro. A microscope and a drone with a camera.
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#20
RE: Science Gift Ideas?
(16th December 2016, 20:12)mh.brewer Wrote:
(16th December 2016, 19:00)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: erm...whut?

Boru

NZ = bonnet, US = hood.

You have filth-encrusted under a hat.

Ah. That's funny. Here, the 'hood' is the retractable fabric cover on a convertible.

Boru
'There are people who long for immortality in the afterlife who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.' - Isaac Asimov
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