Talk:1165: Amazon

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I believe it is not about Amazon Forest, but about Amazon River. -- ‎ (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

That'd be a ridiculous amount of rain! 06:42, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

Skeletonize a cow

Isn't there an urban myth that pirahnas can skeletonize a cow in under 2 minutes? 10:32, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

According to [1], it's not myth - you only need few nets and few hundreds of piranhas. It was not mentioned how far they needed to go to get that number of piranhas, but I would suppose setting up that kind of practical joke can't take more that few days. -- Hkmaly (talk) 11:55, 25 January 2013 (UTC)
If the cow were a calf, why not? But a grown cow, I don't think a few hundred piranhas can fit and reach the whole cow within 2 minutes. Lysdexia (talk) 02:19, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

Does Amazon sell beef by any chance? I mean: while can probably ship a package from Iquitos to Manaus, the Amazon can only nearly, because Manaus is situated a few kilometers upstream of a river branch where the package from Iquitos would float by. Makes me think whether there is a similiar comparison with skeltonized cows. Hence beef. 15:25, 25 January 2013 (UTC) madd

There was a TV programme of the Michael Palin type that took a boat trip up or down the Amazon. One of the fish mentioned in the river could strip the meat off a cow in seconds. It was a deep water dweller, not the common piranha and "IIGC" a bottom feeder so its normal cuisine was "probably" already done to falling off the bone. I saw this programme once long long ago.

If the package was being delivered by dugout on the river its speed could well exceed the 4 to 6 or more knots likely experienced in mid channel. (I seem to recall figures in the region of 8 to 12 knots.)

"lost it at 'Minutes to skeletonize a cow'." sounds like food for thought being off-putting. The stripping would not have been done by an Amazon courier as slaughtering a cow takes a lot longer by human than the minutes suggested here. The time that it would have had to lose would be considerably more than minutes considering the likely gain that a canoe piloted at mid channel as constantly as possible would make a lot faster even if the canoe was just drifting and not under power.

A package drifting in the Amazon would quickly get entangled in the growth along the banks and might even, on occasion, drift up-stream I used Google News BEFORE it was clickbait (talk) 17:48, 11 January 2015 (UTC)

Reason for comparison

I think the main reason for this comparison is the dispute over the .amazon TLD between on one side and Brazil and Peru on the other. -- 11:38, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

I assume you mean this article (or alike): 09:40, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

Indeed, they are comparing who is “more worth” the domain name and this comic shows how to compare them -- 19:12, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

Just want to say that I always thought it was a mistake to add to the (generally) three-character traditional non-geographic TLDs that they used to have. This despite buying myself a .info when that first came out, mostly as a novelty similar to the acre of Moon. (But .aero? .museum? Really?) Still, can't begrudge them the drift to non-Western characters (just wish it'd been direct non-Western equivalents to .com, .org, .mil, .gov, etc... Anyway, what's wrong with just letting each national TLD logically and self-consistently expand upon their own existing standards (,, etc) in a manner the locals would understand, and let significant metanational organisations (UN) do the same for their own subset of responsibilities in their own pseudo-national TLD. (You see, I over-think these things.) 16:20, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

I was a'waiting the question mark but found none. Thus you said your own predicate is wrong. Lysdexia (talk) 02:19, 5 January 2019 (UTC)
Is anyone else thinking what I am?

Its been a while since Munroe has given something seriously good/thoughtful.... I am getting the inner feeling that he is planning something big. Like BIG . Anyone here concurs with me? 14:18, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

I will second that. It has been a while since he has had any labour intentive jokes. 16:57, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

Rounds 1-13

Am I the only one who wants to know what the other 11 criteria might be? 19:10, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

No. But we know 3 of them, right? So we just need 10 more. 18:52, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

We need 11 more. This is criterion 14, and we know 3 of them including this one. 22:46, 29 January 2013 (UTC)


"Of course, it would take slightly longer for to skeletonize a cow because the death ray takes time to heat up." I don't like being more confused after reading the explain than before. What death ray? Mumiemonstret (talk) 14:54, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

I thought it was just a joke that doesn't really have any deeper meaning? Hmm... Now I'm curious too ._. Just some random derp 21:28, 1 May 2015 (UTC)
I am pretty sure it's just a joke. But who writes these explanations? (Now that I posted this, will you amazon people let me go?) 22:23, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

Edit comment (→‎Explanation: The SI symbol for litres is a capital L, I corrected this from a lowercase l.) ...actually, in case that editor is reading (an IP, like me), it's either "L" or "l". And I'd handwrite a loopy-l, which also is acceptable. But at least we both agree on the spelling. ;) 19:21, 17 April 2023 (UTC)