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S.hip I.n H.igh T.ransit
« on: April 19, 2014, 02:05 AM »
Manure: In the 16th and 17th centuries, everything had to be
transported by ship and it was also before commercial fertilizer's
invention, so large shipments of manure were common.

It was shipped dry, because in dry form it weighed a lot less than when
wet, but once water (at sea) hit it, it not only became heavier, but the
process of fermentation began again, of which a by product is methane
gas. As the stuff was stored below decks in bundles you can see what
could (and did) happen.

Methane began to build up below decks and the first time someone came
below at night with a lantern, BOOOOM!

Several ships were destroyed in this manner before it was determined
just what was happening.

After that, the bundles of manure were always stamped with the term
"Ship High In Transit" on them, which meant for the sailors to stow it
high enough off the lower decks so that any water that came into the
hold would not touch this volatile cargo and start the production of
methane.

Thus evolved the term "S.H.I.T " , (Ship High In Transport) which has
come down through the centuries and is in use to this very day.

You probably did not know the true history of this word.  >:D
 
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Offline Niobe

Re: S.hip I.n H.igh T.ransit
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2014, 02:24 AM »
I certainly did not  :D :D
 

Offline ninjumper

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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2014, 02:30 AM »
nice very informative.  :D :D
 

Offline Niobe

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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2014, 04:43 AM »
I love your avi booklover  :-*
 

Offline ninjumper

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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2014, 04:56 AM »
Hope it is not us, that Teddy is looking since we hijack a lot.
 

Offline Niobe

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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2014, 04:58 AM »
Oh..I think the bear is looking at you  :D :D
 

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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2014, 05:35 AM »
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Oh..I think the bear is looking at you  :D :D
WHY ME  :o
 

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« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2014, 05:42 AM »
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WHY ME  :o

because of your siggy  >:D
 

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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2014, 05:44 AM »
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because of your siggy  >:D
YOu think, it is trying to figure me out ?
 

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« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2014, 05:54 AM »
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YOu think, it is trying to figure me out ?

 ::)

I was talking about your peeping tom siggy, silly.  :D
 

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« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2014, 05:56 AM »
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::)

I was talking about your peeping tom siggy, silly.  :D
so you like peeping tom  ;D
 

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« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2014, 05:59 AM »
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so you like peeping tom  ;D

Do I look like that bear?  ???
 

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« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2014, 06:08 AM »
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Do I look like that bear?  ???
No you are a cuddle soft toy  :-*
 

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« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2014, 06:12 AM »
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No you are a cuddle soft toy  :-*

 >:(

Still can't connect that with your peeping tom comment
 

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« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2014, 06:18 AM »
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>:(

Still can't connect that with your peeping tom comment
i am the peeping tom, who is peeping on you  :D
 

Offline Niobe

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« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2014, 06:32 AM »
And I'm the person whacking you on the head while trying to wake you up  :D :D
 

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« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2014, 06:43 AM »
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And I'm the person whacking you on the head while trying to wake you up  :D :D
are you sure you will be the one whacking after i wake up.
 

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« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2014, 06:46 AM »
Well, given that I'm the one carrying the baseball bat.... >:D
 
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« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2014, 06:51 AM »
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Well, given that I'm the one carrying the baseball bat.... >:D
I will let you hit my hand and grab your throat and pin you on way and really rest will be very painful to you.
 

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« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2014, 06:54 AM »
Nicer scenario but you were knocked down with just one swing of the bat  :D
 

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