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You are a special, unique snowflake...

Postby Arnock » Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:08 pm

Oh, wait...


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Scientists were today able to dispel the age-old belief that no two snowflakes are the same, using state of the art microscopy and by catching flakes as they fell in specially designed equipment while sitting at a table outside a pub in Norwich. The team of researchers, backed by a £20m grant, were able to make an identical match to the famous Bentley flake, photographed 47 years ago by amateur snowflakeologist Wilson Bentley.

‘It’s one of the last remaining challenges known to science and we’ve cracked it at last,’ said lead researcher, Professor Kenneth Libbrecht. ‘The team will soon disband to pursue other major scientific challenges, such as the unresolved toast-butter conundrum, and whether or not my baldness makes me a better lover.’

The scientists then ordered another round and considered the futility of existence, an activity for which they also receive a grant worth twice the GDP of Tonga.
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Re: You are a special, unique snowflake...

Postby Snake-Aes » Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:32 pm

Was there even some illusion left in people that snowflake shapes are but chance?
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Re: You are a special, unique snowflake...

Postby Koatanga » Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:05 pm

What I think is cool is that the gradient background of the two images is also identical. What are the odds that they would find identical snowflakes AND display them identically against the same gradient, without any digital manipulation?

Just amazing.
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Re: You are a special, unique snowflake...

Postby Lightbeard » Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:33 pm

They have a lot of time on their hands.
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Re: You are a special, unique snowflake...

Postby Heil » Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:22 pm

That last line is priceless
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Re: You are a special, unique snowflake...

Postby Candiru » Tue Dec 07, 2010 3:16 am

That's quite a funny website, I hadn't seen it before. Better than the Onion anyway. :)

This is sadly too true.
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