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    The games have been going since the early 1960's...

    The games have been going since the early 1960's but the previous games (2015) was the first time Australia and New Zealand were invited to participate.

    However, they were only allowed to compete...
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    List of throwers with 3 or more 70m competitions...

    List of throwers with 3 or more 70m competitions in one year.

    NumberCompetitorYearMean
    6Gerd KANTER 200770.75
    5Virgilijus ALEKNA 200570.51
    4Virgilijus ALEKNA 200770.63
    4Mac WILKINS 197670.30...
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    Well, it is half way between Burnie and the...

    Well, it is half way between Burnie and the proper mainland, so you might be right.
  4. A mordant fixes die to the fabric. Harris...

    A mordant fixes die to the fabric.

    Harris Tweed used stale human urine as the mordant because of its ammonia content. It was especially useful for setting indigo and the resulting colour was...
  5. Just make sure it wasn't produced using the...

    Just make sure it wasn't produced using the original mordant...
  6. Thread: wJT China

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    If you really want to make your brain ache,...

    If you really want to make your brain ache, consider this article on the considerations for name recording in computer systems.
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    Of course, it's not too complicated if you have...

    Of course, it's not too complicated if you have $500k.
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    It's not unexpected given he's the only Tasmanian...

    It's not unexpected given he's the only Tasmanian ever found to not wear Blunnies 24/7/365.
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    Well, the easiest data for back to back jumps, is...

    Well, the easiest data for back to back jumps, is those made in the same competition.

    As of the end of 2018, this feat has been achieved by only three people, Bubka, Lavillenie and Duplantis:

    ...
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    An unfortunate accident kills the son of relayer...

    An unfortunate accident kills the son of relayer Isaac Ntiamoah in Sydney. Story.

    Isaac competed in CG, WC and OG relays, with a best result in London 2012, where AUS finished 6th in the final...
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    What, underarm? :) :)

    What, underarm? :) :)
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    I'm not sure "inappropriate" by itself is the...

    I'm not sure "inappropriate" by itself is the key.

    When combined with "conduct", it could be excessively free credit card use, or other administrative naughtiness, but combined with "behaviour"...
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    Two of those WR set after she became a mother and...

    Two of those WR set after she became a mother and what about a minor thing like a OG LJ silver medal at age 18?

    At Tokyo, she jumped further than what the WR was the previous year and beat the...
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    This is definitely the most likely explanation,...

    This is definitely the most likely explanation, though not guaranteed. He is known as a tough coach but I've never heard about anything beyond that.

    It looks like WAIS think they may be open to...
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    I drank too much beer and got maggoted.

    I drank too much beer and got maggoted.
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    Or the Cleesian Albernegänger.

    Or the Cleesian Albernegänger.
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    Barber now only has 14 Spotakova throws to pass,...

    Barber now only has 14 Spotakova throws to pass, with a range of ~4.5m.

    And only two throws of Kathryn Mitchell on the Australia list, range ~1.2m.

    Against the 11 performers ahead of her on...
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    Yes, you are right. My apologies - beer was...

    Yes, you are right. My apologies - beer was calling and I just slapped the table together without thinking too much.

    What Powell is talking about is the Square-Cube law, where if you double the...
  19. Depends what you mean by compilation. Results are...

    Depends what you mean by compilation. Results are available from links on the Universiade page on Wikipedia.

    You have to drill down from the Universiade table, it will show a list of sports at...
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    Sure has. Here is a chart of her races...

    Sure has.

    Here is a chart of her races including rounds:
    376

    Note that horizontal axis is not proportioned on date, it's just consecutive races.

    If all things had been equal, I'd say she...
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    The W200 seems a foregone conclusion for SMU to...

    The W200 seems a foregone conclusion for SMU to win. She has never run a 200m at this meet but has run the 400m three times - 52.39 (2014), 49.86 (2017) and 49.53 (2018).

    Two weeks after last...
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    Men's 200 has 7 with PBs under 20, 4 with SBs...

    Men's 200 has 7 with PBs under 20, 4 with SBs under 20. The meet record of 20.01 is by no means soft but the record is vulnerable.

    Men's TJ has 3 with PBs over 18 (Claye, Taylor, Pachardo), and 5...
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    She'll definitely get the meet record - there...

    She'll definitely get the meet record - there isn't one.

    Records for events being contested:
    200 mWarren WeirJAM20.012013.07.10.
    400 mSteven GardinerBAH44.302015.07.07.
    3000 mCaleb Mwangangi...
  24. Found 28 year old HTer Uwe Beyer (FRG) in the...

    Found 28 year old HTer Uwe Beyer (FRG) in the 1973 version. If it was lower than 28 it might have been for short periods in between but I'm not going to reveiw every version.
  25. Found 28 year old DTer, Wolfgang Warnemünde (GDR)...

    Found 28 year old DTer, Wolfgang Warnemünde (GDR) in the 1981 version, so it couldn't have been 25 or 26.
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