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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:31 pm

Today I learned that Greenland is part of the North American Continent. :shock:
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Postby meerkat » Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:33 pm

Is it? I thought it belonged to Norway. Interesting!
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:36 pm

It's actually part of the kingdom of Denmark, but:

Wikipedia wrote:Greenland (Kalaallisut: Kalaallit Nunaat meaning "Land of the Greenlanders"; Danish: Grønland) is an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark, located between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Though physiographically a part of the continent of North America, Greenland has been politically and culturally associated with Europe (specifically Norway and Denmark) for about a millennium. The largest island in Greenland is also named Greenland, and makes up most of the country's land area.
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Postby meerkat » Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:36 pm

Well, learnt something there that'll aid the Viking stories! :lol:
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Postby Kin Arad » Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:58 pm

I learnt that -according to the yoga person - my teeth are relaxed, or should be...I'm a bit confused about all of this relxation stuff :?
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:11 pm

Kin Arad wrote:I learnt that -according to the yoga person - my teeth are relaxed, or should be...I'm a bit confused about all of this relxation stuff :?
Relaxing properly can be a lot harder than you might think. I used to do yoga and getting properly relaxed is really beneficial, but surprisingly difficult. :)

And yes, your jaw needs to be relaxed as well. :wink:
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Postby spideyGirl » Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:14 pm

Tonyblack wrote:
Kin Arad wrote:I learnt that -according to the yoga person - my teeth are relaxed, or should be...I'm a bit confused about all of this relxation stuff :?
Relaxing properly can be a lot harder than you might think. I used to do yoga and getting properly relaxed is really beneficial, but surprisingly difficult. :)

And yes, your jaw needs to be relaxed as well. :wink:


But be wary of relaxing too much... I remember doing Yoga and really struggled not to let out a little botty burp with some of those poses! In fact is one of them called the wind pose? :wink:
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:17 pm

:lol: That used to happen all the time when I did yoga. And it wasn't just me either. :lol:
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Postby Kin Arad » Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:53 pm

In a class (school class) you never really do anything properly, just kinda look sheepishly at each other and hope you don't look at stupid as you think you look :oops:
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Postby Emberella » Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:01 pm

Today I learnt that Italy has the fourth largest national gold reserve.

And also how to resize a photo for usage as my avatar.

I think that's it for now.
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:49 am

Emberella wrote:Today I learnt that Italy has the fourth largest national gold reserve.

And also how to resize a photo for usage as my avatar.

I think that's it for now.
It's a lizard - right? :?
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Postby Emberella » Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:00 am

Tonyblack wrote: It's a lizard - right? :?


It's Nobby the Rankin's Dragon! :D

[img][img]http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd458/Umbr-ella/Nobby5-1.jpg[/img][/img]

Dunnit! :)
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Postby Emberella » Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:01 am

WHOAH! I'm sorry it's massive. :shock:
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:08 am

No worries - you need to set your Photobucket pictures to 640 wide. :D

Nobby is very cute! :D
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Postby ChristianBecker » Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:58 am

Indeed.
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