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Zeppelin knot

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Very good thing to know. Via Cool Tools, this photo is from Wikipedia, which has step-by-step instructions.

Zeppelin knot

From the Cool Tools write-up:

It is stronger than a square knot, but it is unique in that it can always be untied easily, even after it has been loaded heavily. In other words, it will not “jam”. It is also easy to tie and easy to verify.

Written by LeisureGuy

29 January 2013 at 12:18 pm

Posted in Daily life

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  1. Abortion causes some serious birth defects. Quite horrific ones, really.

    Karl Pepping

    29 January 2013 at 6:21 pm

  2. An interesting comment, given the post. What brought that to mind?

    In any event, your statement is highly suspect, and I see you link to no peer-reviewed studies. I did find this:

    Most birth defects are genetic in nature. They are passed down through the parents and are as likely in a first child as a third or even fifth. There are some birth defects that are linked to nutritional deficiencies in the mother, but we’ve done a moderately good job of preventing those.

    Unless there is some kind of serious damage from the abortion (rare but it does happen) there is no effect on consequent pregnancies.

    Then there is the fact that 1/3 pregnancies end in miscarriage. Those are pretty much spontaneous abortions and we really don’t know what the cause for most of them is, sometimes a fetus just doesn’t develop correctly and the pregnancy ends. But even this does not affect the chance that the next child will have birth defects. As with dice every throw is unique and a hot or cold streak is a perceptual artifact.

    In any event, for those who believe in a religion to attempt to impose the rules of that religion on others is highly inappropriate, at the very least. And no one is requiring anyone to have an abortion: it is (legally) left up to the individual to decide, on her own, without the interference of a bunch of nosy-parkers speaking out of their own religious beliefs.


    29 January 2013 at 6:57 pm

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