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Things I didn’t know (nautical edition)
The ratio of fresh water on Earth to the planet’s salt water is 1:6750
— The ratio of fresh water on Earth to the planet’s salt water is 1:6750
— The redder the rainbow, the bigger the raindrops
— Tides are higher when air pressure is lower
— A “thalweg” legally is the boundary between states. It follows the lowest points in a river or stream valley.
— Sailors used to shit into the hold if they weren’t watched. (Much warmer than going over the side at the “head” of the boat.)
— “There is no mention of tides in the Bible as the Mediterranean is too small to generate big tides.”
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