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 Post subject: Re: True or False? (RV)
Unread postPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:20 am 
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Ditto OWN......but very vulnerable. :)

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 Post subject: Re: True or False? (RV)
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True or False:

The earliest sunrise and the latest sunset of the year always coincides with the summer solstice (longest day of the year); conversely, the latest sunrise and the earliest sunset of the year always occurs at the winter solstice (shortest day of the year)?

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 Post subject: Re: True or False? (RV)
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False - whilst earliest / latest sunrise / sunset and latest / earliest sunrise / sunset occur around the summer and winter solstice the exact date that they occur is a function of the latitude at which you are situated.

For example, in Perth, WA our earliest sunrise was 30/11/2013 and latest sunset is 6/1/2014 whilst Brisbane, QLD was 25/11/2013 and 6/1/2014 respectively. Johannesburg was 27/11 and 5/1/2014 respectively.

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 Post subject: Re: True or False? (RV)
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Ditto Timepilot.....False!

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False - Agree with Timepilot's explanation :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: True or False? (RV)
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TP :clap: :clap: You're IT. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: True or False? (RV)
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Thanks OWN, eish, have'nt seen a computer in two weeks so only now catching up :slap:

True or false:

As a cheap, readily available and nutritious source of protein and other elements one only has to look as far as the stink-bug.

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If you haven't been near a computer, sounds like you had a great festive season, TP? :pray:

I know that the stink bug is eaten in a few countries of Africa, but this is more a local speciality than something freely available. So, though a source of protein, I doubt it would be commercially viable, especially considering its notorious odour. Hence, I'd say FALSE.

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 Post subject: Re: True or False? (RV)
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:? True.

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I fully agree with OWN.


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 Post subject: Re: True or False? (RV)
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OWN and Delene D, sorry, the answer would be true, so well done Philip1 :clap:

As you have said OWN, stink bugs are eaten in a number of countries in Africa, and in fact the Venda have a method of removing the bad smell and taste of the stink bug. These are eaten less as a local delicacy and more as a protein supplement, along with a number of other insects such as the mopane worm, locusts etc.

Mass for mass, stink bugs (and other edible insects) have a higher protein content than other animal and plant foodstuffs - beef, chicken, fish, soybean etc. so it would make sense to consider these as a viable alternative to the expensive meats.

Stink bugs swarm and collect on sand olive leaves, so it would be relatively easy to "farm" these, treat them and provide a cheap form of protein and it might be time to give this some serious consideration given the state of play in terms of traditional protein sources.

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Excellent question, TP; always great to learn new things. :clap: :clap: Well done, Philip. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: True or False? (RV)
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Oh OK then, twist my arm will you :wink: :whistle: And I wish on the "young" part

True or False:

The disease Rinderpest, which has wiped out countless numbers of animals over the years is now a thing of the past and has been completely eradicated, much like smallpox.

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 Post subject: Re: True or False? (RV)
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True. I think the WHO has declared it eradicated a year or two ago. I think smallpox was declared eradicted a good few years ago. My grandfather used to speak of the Rinderpest as a time in history and he died in 1959, so I would like to hear more about it. Sorry I never took him seriously - he could have educated me more than my school did!


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