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Offline Clive

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« on: September 27, 2021, 07:34 »
Two types of near-blindness, one caused by cataracts and the other by opacity of the cornea, are operable if the retina has retained functionality. 

In 1830, it took about 250 to 300 labour hours to produce 100 bushels (5 acres) of wheat. In 1975, it took just 3 hours.

Brewers began adding hops to beer in the 9th century AD. Today, nearly all beer is brewed with hops, which adds a zesty, bitter flavor to beer and acts as a preservative.

Breathing toner particles from photocopiers and printers is as bad for the lungs as smoking and can irritate eyes, nose, and lungs.

The modal age of retirement for teachers is about 59 years old.

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Re: Amazing Facts
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2021, 10:26 »
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Breathing toner particles from photocopiers and printers is as bad for the lungs as smoking and can irritate eyes, nose, and lungs.

Wow, never knew that.  When I was working for the bank, we used to use isopropyl alcohol to clean the heads on the MICR reader machines, which automatically sorted the cheques.  A whiff of that certainly woke you up in the mornings!   ;D
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Re: Amazing Facts
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2021, 15:36 »
The isopropyl alcohol is safe enough as it's widely used in the food industry.  It's the microparticles of carbon that do the damage. 

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Re: Amazing Facts
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2021, 17:48 »
Have you been drinking again Clive?  :facepalm:
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Re: Amazing Facts
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2021, 09:45 »
Only ethyl alcohol.   :laugh:


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