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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Lentsnh, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. Jul 12, 2009 at 8:36 PM
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    Lentsnh

    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Manure... An interesting fact(?)

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    Manure:
    In the 16th and 17th centuries, everything had to be transported by ship and it was also before commercial fertilizer ' s invention, so large shipments of manure were common.

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    It was shipped dry, because in dry form it weighed a lot less than when wet, but once water (at sea) hit it, it not only became heavier, but the process of fermentation began again, of which a by product is methane gas.
    As the stuff was stored below decks in bundles you can see what could (and did) happen.
    Methane began to build up below decks and the first time someone came below at night with a lantern, BOOOOM!


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    Several ships were destroyed in this manner before it was determined just what was happening.


    After that, the bundles of manure were always stamped with the term

    ' Ship High In Transit ' on them, which meant for the sailors to stow it high enough off the lower decks so that any water that came into the hold would not touch this volatile cargo and start the production of methane.


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    Thus evolved the term ' S.H.I.T ', (Ship High In Transit) which has come down through the centuries and is in use to this very day.

    You probably did not know the true history of this word.
    Neither did I.


    I had always thought it was a golf term.
     
  2. Jul 12, 2009 at 8:40 PM
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    magikbean562

    magikbean562 once flirted with danger, danger got clingy

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    saw your name and the thread title and thought it was gonna be a thread of your sex life:laugh: good info to know:cool:
     
  3. Jul 12, 2009 at 8:42 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    no butt hole :p just messin

    Im done with that damn girl
     
  4. Jul 12, 2009 at 8:49 PM
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    beastlytaco This is TW. One never knows what is a joke anymore

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    good find lents. I belive its also in the underground on the very last page. not tryin to be a party pooper or anything
     
  5. Jul 12, 2009 at 8:56 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    huh? what do you mean?
     
  6. Jul 12, 2009 at 8:59 PM
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    beastlytaco This is TW. One never knows what is a joke anymore

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    nothing. its before your time. haha. but in the underground section of tw somebody posted something like this waaaay abck when the underground was just getting started. im not trying to take your spotlite from ya man. just informing. thats all
     
  7. Jul 12, 2009 at 9:00 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    Oh no its fine. I think ive read it


    this was just a forward on my email
     
  8. Jul 12, 2009 at 9:01 PM
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    beastlytaco This is TW. One never knows what is a joke anymore

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    thats cool. man ive been here too long. hahaha
     
  9. Jul 12, 2009 at 9:02 PM
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    5 more months than me....... of course this IS TW alot of things can happen 5 months
     
  10. Jul 12, 2009 at 9:04 PM
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    beastlytaco This is TW. One never knows what is a joke anymore

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    well. you see alot. and learn alot. more learning than anything. i know 3x as much stuff about cars in general than when i did before i joined
     
  11. Jul 12, 2009 at 10:02 PM
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    Buzzoff Don't go ninja'in nobody don't need ninja'in

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    HAHAHAHa...thansk Lents...never heard that one before....Learned something new
     
  12. Jul 12, 2009 at 10:06 PM
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    neslerrah Taco lovin'

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    Thanks for the info.
     
  13. Jul 12, 2009 at 10:09 PM
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    Your welcome. :)
     
  14. Jul 15, 2009 at 10:16 AM
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    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    cool story but not true. check out snopes
     
  15. Jul 15, 2009 at 10:17 AM
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    lmfao.
     
  16. Jul 15, 2009 at 10:18 AM
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    good post though. i rofl. no joke.
     
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