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joolsb 10 27.1k 38 Switzerland
18 Aug 2013 4:04PM

Quote:If I look up into the night sky, which way do I need to look to see where the big bang happened?

That way. Or is it that way? Up, in any case.

HTH.

Serious answer: you can't, since everything in the Universe is a part of it. To be able to see the Big Bang would mean getting outside of the Universe - and that isn't easy… Wink

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collywobles 10 3.4k 9 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2013 5:20PM

Quote:Serious answer: you can't, since everything in the Universe is a part of it. To be able to see the Big Bang would mean getting outside of the Universe - and that isn't easy… Wink


I know that but which direction do I look to seethe centre where the big bang occurred.

Just suddenly realised all those religious nuts on this site are gonna tell me the big bang never happened..... DOH! (8o)
SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
18 Aug 2013 5:56PM
It's impossible to pinpoint the source of the big bang as there wasn't one. Einstein's theory of general relativity explains it as the recession of galaxies being attributable to the expansion of space rather then them travelling through space. The expansion of space is uniform in all directions therefore there is no centre. The big bang was not an explosion as such, but the beginning of cosmic expansion.
joolsb 10 27.1k 38 Switzerland
18 Aug 2013 5:56PM
Ah, but that's the point. There isn't a centre as such. The universe is expanding equally in all directions. See here.

Edit: damn. Beaten to it.. Wink
18 Aug 2013 7:34PM

Quote:

Serious answer: you can't, since everything in the Universe is a part of it. To be able to see the Big Bang would mean getting outside of the Universe - and that isn't easy… Wink


Oh yes it is, try 5-6 bottles of Newcastle Brown Ale, aka electric soup, lunatic broth, and 'Journey Into Space' Better than Starship Enterprise and Warp Factor 9.GrinSmileWink
monstersnowman 9 1.7k 1 England
19 Aug 2013 6:16AM

Quote:Hi Alison,
It's obvious your work colleagues know you are a photographer and obviously we like nice weather to out and get our little pictures. So, what better way to burst your photographic bubble, by in forming you that the weather later is going to be c**p! Fortunately, here on Tenerife where I live (Puerto Santiago) we had 1 day of rain from April 2011 to April 2012!!! Yes, you read it correct, 1 DAY.

So these party poopers have to find something else to try and burst our photographic bubble, with claims of, don't worry, the cloud will be gone by lunchtime, just leaving boring clear blue skies! So, as you are aware, clear blue skies are great for holiday snaps and holiday brochures and the like, but for us photographers, we like clouds to add a little impact to our images. So you see, even I have to put up with the imperfect weather! Keep on taking the strawberries!
Stephen



It's nothing to do with you being a photographer .. It happens everywhere in this country. I never ask my mother what the weather is like where she lives in Spain cos its almost always hot. Or at least nice .. If its any other way they tell me cos its very unusual .. Our weather is very changeable and changes the way we exist considerably.
keith selmes 11 7.1k 1 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 3:54PM
I was visiting some people who saw it was a nice sunny morning, and they thought they would go out in the afternoon.
There was thin high cloud coming in from the west, pretty definite indication of a warm front with a cloudy afternoon and rain, so I said so.
And became instantly very unpopular.
I worked out roughly how weather forecasting works, something like this

forecast rain and it does .................... your fault they couldn't have a picnic
forecast rain and it doesn't ................ your fault they didn't have a picnic
forecast sun and it rains ................... your fault they got wet having a picnic
forecast sun and it does ................... well of course everyone knew that

What I really don't understand is why anyone would take a job forecasting weather.
26 Aug 2013 12:16PM
Why is it that the spiders are starting to come indoors now ? It is not even autumn. Probably just to give the women something to shriek about.Wink I once had a workmate who was tougher than me, but he was absolutely terrified of moths.
NaturesHaven e2
3 260 5 England
26 Aug 2013 1:42PM
I'm a woman and I don't scream or shriek when I come across any creepy crawly, I'm more likely to get the macro out than scream............so don't tar us all with the same brush..........TongueTongueTongueTongue
keith selmes 11 7.1k 1 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2013 2:14PM

Quote:Why is it that the spiders are starting to come indoors now ?
they're not very brainy. What makes half a dozen spiders think, if they all spin webs around my bathroom ceiling, suddenly loads of food will appear ?
26 Aug 2013 7:28PM

Quote:I'm a woman and I don't scream or shriek when I come across any creepy crawly, I'm more likely to get the macro out than scream............so don't tar us all with the same brush..........TongueTongueTongueTongue

Missus NaturesHaven, All women scream and shriek. Not necessarily at spiders though.Wink If they are not screaming and shrieking, then they are moaning and nagging - just at us poor blokes. If I remember things clearly, from my younger days, and I am only 32 yrs, women love to laugh at your jokes, appreciate your compliments, smile when you pay the bill; appreciate Birthday Cards; Valentine Cards, etc. But once they have that noose around our necks, that is when everything changes. Sometimes the screaming and shrieking is better than the determined silence which can last for weeks.GrinSmileTongueTongueTongueTongueWink
joolsb 10 27.1k 38 Switzerland
27 Aug 2013 10:31AM

Quote:they're not very brainy. What makes half a dozen spiders think, if they all spin webs around my bathroom ceiling, suddenly loads of food will appear ?


Have you not thought about helping them out a bit? Surely you can chase a few choice insects into your bathroom, close the door and windows and then wait? Spiders do a very useful job around the house and should be assisted and encouraged wherever possible. Smile
27 Aug 2013 12:24PM
I've never seen a spider pick up a duster, let alone hop up to the sink and do the dishes. Perhaps Swiss spiders are cleverer.Grin
Quote:they're not very brainy. What makes half a dozen spiders think, if they all spin webs around my bathroom ceiling, suddenly loads of food will appear ?

Spiders do a very useful job around the house and should be assisted and encouraged wherever possible. Smile

JawDborn e2
2 793 1 England
27 Aug 2013 1:55PM
Isn't there some story or other about a spider knacking the English at Bannockburn. Can't quite remember. Vaguely rings a bell.
27 Aug 2013 2:12PM
You are 100% correct there,JawDborn. It was Robert the Bruce. He was sitting in his cave or cooncil hoose, when he saw this greet big gnarly spider. He suffered from arachnaphobia, dashed ootside and shouted to his men, " Och, I canna kill that spider. Let us go and fight the English."GrinSmileTongueTongueWink

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