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Postby Wind In My Hair » Fri, 02 Jun 2006 11:44 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:WIMH, It's a 20 sided icosahedron. Physics nevermind.

ah yes, guess it helps to look at the pics when reading the article. :oops:

ok next stupid question... why is it called an "8" ball then? 8 different messages?

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Postby Loops » Fri, 02 Jun 2006 11:52 pm

because you need a total of 8 brain cells to believe what it is telling you.....which is why I drink so much tiger beer :oops:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 02 Jun 2006 11:54 pm

When the "Magic 8 Ball" was first designed in the late 1940's (1946) it was originally a novelty designed to use as a paperweight. As a paperweight usually sits on your desk it means you are sitting behind the 8 ball. Old saying for pool player "being behind the 8-ball" Also, the last ball to shoot when playing 8-ball pool.

The 20 standard answers on a Magic 8-Ball are:

* Signs point to yes.
* Yes.
* Reply hazy, try again.
* Without a doubt.
* My sources say no.
* As I see it, yes.
* You may rely on it.
* Concentrate and ask again.
* Outlook not so good.
* It is decidedly so.
* Better not tell you now.
* Very doubtful.
* Yes - definitely.
* It is certain.
* Cannot predict now.
* Most likely.
* Ask again later.
* My reply is no.
* Outlook good.

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Postby Wind In My Hair » Fri, 02 Jun 2006 11:57 pm

SMS, is there anything you don't know?

(you may use the magic 8 ball to find the answer to the question) :mrgreen:

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Postby Loops » Sat, 03 Jun 2006 12:06 am

There he goes again........veritable fountain of knowledge 8-)

Mine must be a duff one because it says things like:

* yes, your alcohol limit is too low
* drink more, you know it makes sense
* time for a pint?
* lager is your friend
* alcohol makes you dance like a sexy beast
* alcohol enhances your karaoke skills
* hangovers are good
* the pub is your church
* it's your shout
* time for a kebab
* time to call a cab
* stock up on Panadol

Am I shaking it wrongly or something????????

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 03 Jun 2006 12:18 am

Loops wrote:Mine must be a duff one because it says things like:

Am I shaking it wrongly or something????????


You aren't supposed to read it when wearing beer goggles! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby Global Citizen » Sat, 03 Jun 2006 1:30 am

SMS, I bet you're a genius at Trivial Pursuit!
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 03 Jun 2006 5:47 pm

GC, I'm only fair at trivial pursuit due to the entertainment industry which I am sadly ignorant about for the most part - same with music. I hear songs I like - could care less who sings or wrote them and it may be the only song by them I ever liked.

I am good at Google however. :mrgreen:

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Postby EADG » Sat, 03 Jun 2006 8:32 pm

don't worry SMS, I remember the 8-ball, but was suprised to learn it is 60yo!
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 03 Jun 2006 9:33 pm

I knew it was around in the early 60's when I was in Jr High but I was also surprised that it was invented in '46.


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