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Fact or Crap - It's your Call
« on: September 27, 2005, 02:56:10 pm »
I'm going to try a new game. I will post a statement. You vote whether it is fact or crap. Feel free to discuss the statements in this thread. I set the poll for one day. I will post the percentage of votes and the correct answer for each statement after a day, reset the poll and post a new statement.

Adding rules: Guess what the answer is without looking it up. You can discuss what you think but don't provide links and resources.

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Recycling one glass jar saves enough energy to watch TV for three hours.
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Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2005, 06:49:52 pm »
Without looking up an answer, I'll have to guess crap. I'm guessing the amount of energy to melt the recycled glass is similar to the amount needed for processing the sand. Once you factor in the energy to collect the glass and transport it to a recycling center, then sort it, you're in the hole.

but then again, that would be my initial thought... I could be wrong.

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Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2005, 06:52:30 pm »
My first reaction is to say crap, but that's cause I'm feeling cynical. One glass jar wouldn't seem to amount to much I think. But then again, it doesn't take much to watch tv for 3 hours.

I'll go with my gut reaction and say crap

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Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2005, 09:20:43 pm »
After my vote, the polls are completely even!
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Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2005, 02:47:21 am »
iirc, recycling the jar is more expensive in cash, and thus to a rough approximation, more expensive overall, yet it uses less literal energy than a fresh jar
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Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2005, 02:03:46 pm »
Spoiler warning!


I remember this from some hippy "recycle everything you have, even your grandma's body" day, but I thought it was a tin can. Anyway, I say fact.

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Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2005, 05:16:46 pm »
Poll: Fact 4 votes, Crap 5 votes
Correct Answer: FACT
Recycling reduces the amount of raw materials and energy used during glass production. Every glass bottle recycled saves enough energy to light a 15 watt energy efficient lightbulb for 24 hours, and there’s a saving of raw materials too – sand, limestone and soda ash.

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Your body creates and kills 17 million red blood cells per minute.
 

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Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2005, 05:19:29 pm »
Um, you didn't unlock the voting... :-[

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Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2005, 05:24:25 pm »
I can't get the poll to reset, let me ask Steve to delete it and try again.. hang on. :-\

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Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2005, 07:10:30 pm »
It should work not. I don't know what controls you have on polls (since I have all), but you should be able to reset the poll votes back to zero...
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Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2005, 07:11:25 pm »
Thank you Steve!! Ok, everyone vote now!

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Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2005, 07:12:10 pm »
It should work not.

Nice Steve, ::) I asume you mean "now"?

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Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2005, 03:54:01 am »
k, the body has trillions of cells, constantly being created and destroyed. fact
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but I'm unable to share it with others
They call me a poet who'll never have a poem
a tiger with no taste for bone
I'm the wonderful wonderful wizard who's waltzing alone

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Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2005, 03:43:37 pm »
That was my original thought. From now on I will vote for the very first fact/crap thought that comes into my head after seeing the statement.

Hooray 2 stars! I assume you get one every 100 posts?
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Re: Fact or Crap - It's your Call
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2005, 03:59:34 pm »
17 million is a little high.