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Science Gift Ideas?
#21
RE: Science Gift Ideas?
(16th December 2016, 20:30)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote:
(16th December 2016, 20:12)mh.brewer Wrote: 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

Your 'hood' is our 'roof', convertible or not. 

Now, what do you call a trunk?
God(s) and religions are man made and the bane of humanity. 

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#22
RE: Science Gift Ideas?
A Boot! I know that Britishism.
"There remain four irreducible objections to religious faith: that it wholly misrepresents the origins of man and the cosmos, that because of this original error it manages to combine the maximum servility with the maximum of solipsism, that it is both the result and the cause of dangerous sexual repression, and that it is ultimately grounded on wish-thinking." ~Christopher Hitchens, god is not Great

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#23
RE: Science Gift Ideas?
(16th December 2016, 16:06)Divinity Wrote: What about a Blue Light Forensic Kit?  It sounds like something that might be fun, and she's really into forensics.  Not sure if they work well, and couldn't find any reviews.

I'd go with Telescope, but my daughter's getting her that too (and a microscope).  Yeah, she's going to be spoiled.  (It is their first Christmas together though).

I was going to suggest a microscope - I got my daughter one last year - but I see that's covered.
My daughter is into bugs (I'm not  Wink ) so I've gotten her a few books on bugs and kits so she can - well, pick up bugs and examine them.
Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.
-WB Yeats
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#24
RE: Science Gift Ideas?
(16th December 2016, 21:42)Tres Leches Wrote: I was going to suggest a microscope - I got my daughter one last year - but I see that's covered.
My daughter is into bugs (I'm not  Wink ) so I've gotten her a few books on bugs and kits so she can - well, pick up bugs and examine them.

Get her a book on entomophagy!

#shamelessplugofrandomshitIwishpeopletookseriously
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#25
RE: Science Gift Ideas?
(16th December 2016, 22:35)Aristocatt Wrote:
(16th December 2016, 21:42)Tres Leches Wrote: I was going to suggest a microscope - I got my daughter one last year - but I see that's covered.
My daughter is into bugs (I'm not  Wink ) so I've gotten her a few books on bugs and kits so she can - well, pick up bugs and examine them.

Get her a book on entomophagy!

#shamelessplugofrandomshitIwishpeopletookseriously

Does this have anything to do with bug-eating? Ok, I'll google it lol.

Edit to add: Yes, I was right. Smile I might abide eating a grasshopper dipped in chocolate but beyond that I'm not sure...lol
Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.
-WB Yeats
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#26
RE: Science Gift Ideas?
(16th December 2016, 21:14)SteelCurtain Wrote: A Boot! I know that Britishism.

Ding ding!  We have a winner!  Tell him what he won, Johnny....

How many of these do you know?

Jandals

Macca's

Angus

Shot

Scull

Wops

No Googling, now...see if you can figure them out.

(FWIW, I picked these because they're the ones that gave me trouble when I emigrated here)

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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#27
RE: Science Gift Ideas?
How about a low temperature Stirling engine http://www.stirlingengine.co.uk/LowTempe...ngEngines/
or a drinking bird https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Toys-Games/Co...B004USLXD6
The meek shall inherit the Earth, the rest of us will fly to the stars.

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#28
RE: Science Gift Ideas?
(17th December 2016, 06:53)zebo-the-fat Wrote: How about a low temperature Stirling engine  http://www.stirlingengine.co.uk/LowTempe...ngEngines/
or a drinking bird  https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Toys-Games/Co...B004USLXD6

I used to spend a LOT of effort on drinking birds...

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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#29
RE: Science Gift Ideas?
(16th December 2016, 16:32)SteelCurtain Wrote: I like this website:

http://www.geekwrapped.com

And if your kid likes board games, she'll love Exploding Kittens.

Ok ..... I want EVERYTHING on geekwrapped Big Grin
The meek shall inherit the Earth, the rest of us will fly to the stars.

Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups

Arguing with an engineer is like wrestling with a pig in mud ..... after a while you realise that the pig likes it!

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#30
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?

My husband got me this necklace for Christmas.
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http://store.madewithmolecules.com/produ...e-necklace
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