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by Davo
Sat May 31, 2014 7:00 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0098: "Blood Alcohol"
Replies: 70
Views: 21322

Re: What-If 0098: "Blood Alcohol"

Spike Milligan, in his war memoirs, recounts reading about an interesting blood transfusion incident:

"A blood donor in Australia had so much alcohol in his blood that the recipient got pissed"

'Goodbye Soldier' by Spike Milligan, ISBN 0-14-010338-4, p162.
by Davo
Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0027: "Death Rates"
Replies: 64
Views: 19810

Re: What-if 0027: Death Rates

Surely a small, but significant, number of the one-per-second extra deaths will be pregnant women? This violates the one-per-second rule, so would those who are pregnant be subject to exemption, at least for the nine months? If this were the case, how would the exemption weigh up against the increas...
by Davo
Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"
Replies: 238
Views: 51612

Re: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"

A couple is generally two, unless explaining to the missus how many drinks you had last night- (I only had a couple...) A few is 3-4 Several is 4-7 A dozen is 12 /13 depending on your occupation. However, in the UK we also have: 'Quite a few' = anything up to about 50 'A dozen or so' = between 12 an...
by Davo
Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1063: "Kill Hitler"
Replies: 278
Views: 70044

Re: 1063: "Kill Hitler"

How do we know that it's actually BHG who returns from the 'kill Hitler' mission? Could be that when BHG confronts Hitler in his 1945 bunker, Hitler manages to kill BHG. Hitler then escapes, has plastic surgery to look like BHG, and uses the time machine to return to 2012. Hitler is now BHG. Scary.

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