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I want to know what was running through the mind of the first guy who thought up mummies. Some guy just came along and said "You know what we need? Dead bodies to last longer! C'mon, who's with me?”

We might need them to still look good in case they DO reanimate, or maybe Picture Day in the afterlife?

I wonder how much time it took from the proof of concept to the first successful mummification? Trial and error and such. And how did they quantify a success? Dig them up every year to check?

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submitted 20 hours ago* (last edited 20 hours ago) by jupyter_rain@discuss.tchncs.de to c/showerthoughts@lemmy.world

No more nomadic lifestyle following herds around, simply stay home. Grow wheat and beat the shit out of it after it's harvested.

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Example:

It's 6:00 AM and Walmart just opened. You park way out in the empty parking lot. You go in, buy your stuff and come out to find someone parked right next to you in a parking lot with hundreds of other empty spots they could have chosen.

It's the next day. You are in a different town. You go to Walmart at 6:00 AM and park way out in the lot and it happens again.

You tell your friend about this and hypothesize that this is a bug in The Simulation. Your friend says that it's just the Availability Bias and you're not remembering all the times when no one parked next to you.

How clever of The Simulation creators to have all these biases and logical fallacies at the ready to explain their buggy code!

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Sort of similar to the Great Filter theory, but applied to time travel technology.

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The fiscus Iudaicus or Judaicus (Latin for "Jewish tax") was a tax imposed on Jews in the Roman Empire after the destruction of Jerusalem and its Temple in AD 70. Revenues were directed to the Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus in Rome.

The Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus in Rome can be considered a fanum, an ancient (especially pagan) temple.

Therefore, the fiscus Iudaicus is a fanum (temple) tax.

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submitted 18 hours ago* (last edited 17 hours ago) by UraniumBlazer@lemm.ee to c/showerthoughts@lemmy.world

Edit: To those downvoting, could please comment the reason as to why you are downvoting? The comments that are there right now do not explain the reason for the downvotes. I am genuinely curious as to what the thinking behind disliking the post is.

Imagine you are a trans woman in the 15th century. You lack the tech to grow boobs. You lack the tech to make ur dick into a vagina. However, the want still exists and is very real.

Now imagine the year is 2124. You are 55 years old. The tech to look exactly like you looked when you were sayyy 12 exists. You want to look like that. I would say that looking like that is your right. It's your body after all.

However, you are still 55 years old. You just LOOK like a child. But you possess the ability to consent. Is having sex with such people moral? (I would say it is).

This however introduces problems. How do you differentiate between actual children and people who physically look like children? Would this be a political issue then? Would adults who want to have sex with adults (but those who look like kids) be discriminated against? Would there be movements for this?

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submitted 1 day ago* (last edited 1 day ago) by lemmylem@lemm.ee to c/showerthoughts@lemmy.world
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(I have no idea if accurate.)

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Dogs run about 10 degrees hotter than humans, so do you think they regard us as the giant cold ones?

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I'm not dunking on their writers, just how Al and AI look the same in most fonts.

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What if aliens caused inflation by stealing small amounts of cocoa beans from lakeside resorts?

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submitted 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago) by Hjalamanger@feddit.nu to c/showerthoughts@lemmy.world

We have basic words for the numbers zero to three, so why not use them to count?

  • None (0)
  • Single (1)
  • pair (2)
  • Multiple (3+ but we'll use it as three)

So with those "digits" we can construct some numbers:

  1. Single
  2. pair
  3. Multiple
  4. Single nothing
  5. Single single
  6. Single pair
  7. Single multiple
  8. Pair of nothing
  9. Pair of singels
  10. Pair of pairs

And of course we can construct bigger numbers like:
42 = 4²×2+4¹×2+4⁰×2 = pair of pairs of pairs
128 = 4³×2 = pair of absolute complete nothinges For this last one I just use some adjectives to repeat the "nothing" as it looks really weird with multiple nothing in a row.

The distance between Stockholm and Gothenburg is a single multiple of none multiple multiples

Could I have a single multiple of bananas please?

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Everything is for the good of the enterprise, even if you have to bomb your own camp

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