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    Yeah I got beers!

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    But I was heaps hungover yesterday so glad I didn't take your advice :-)

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    At uni during first year, we had to do a history of maths course that answered your very question, @harvs.
    Pity I was too tired or hung over at the time to take in any of that information. I bet it was fascinating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harvs View Post
    You're right of course. But, how did they know that? Trial and error? Is all of our maths only this way because of an arbitrary decision? Or did it lie within nature for us to uncover?
    At a guess. because we have 10 fingers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Nomsie View Post
    At uni during first year, we had to do a history of maths course that answered your very question, @harvs.
    Pity I was too tired or hung over at the time to take in any of that information. I bet it was fascinating.
    http://www.storyofmathematics.com/

    Some light reading

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gentoo View Post
    At a guess. because we have 10 fingers?
    now that is a simple yet reasonable explanation. Why didn't I think of that!

    Quote Originally Posted by DesperatelySeekingSleep View Post
    My brain hurts


    Have a few of these:beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::be er::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer ::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer:: beer::beer::beer::beer::beer: everything will be clear after that

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    Omg that was meant to be beers not happy faces!
    Quote Originally Posted by DesperatelySeekingSleep View Post
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    1428217586988.jpg that's what i got! Definitely not beers in that post but I guess they equate to the same thing most of the time, until the next day.

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    When The Wiggles do Down By The Bay, what is that tall white monolith looking thing they dance in front of? Is it really in Australia?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harvs View Post
    When The Wiggles do Down By The Bay, what is that tall white monolith looking thing they dance in front of? Is it really in Australia?
    I think it's a nod to the fact that the song is supposed to be of Greek origins (a traditional Cephalonian song 'Yialo Yialo' has the same tune).

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    Wow seriously?

    There you go, I never knew that!

    *whispers* that song has boppy beats and I like it :-)

    So...there's nowhere like that in Australia?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harvs View Post
    Wow seriously?

    There you go, I never knew that!

    *whispers* that song has boppy beats and I like it :-)

    So...there's nowhere like that in Australia?
    I don't know, actually, but I assumed it was a set.
    The Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne is very greek... haven't seen any standalone columns like in the song though.

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    Why do people think australia is full of things that want to kill you? DH and several of his and my own relatives think im tough **** for surviving this long. .....

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