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magebard
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posted June 22, 2002 19:35     Click Here to See the Profile for magebard   Click Here to Email magebard     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How much beer did it take to build the egyptian pyramids (cheops, chefren, mycerinus)? I mean, considering all the workers quarrying the stone, bringing it to the pyramids, the artisans, etc.

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quantumfluff
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posted June 22, 2002 20:05     Click Here to See the Profile for quantumfluff   Click Here to Email quantumfluff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Unless it was Guiness, I couldn't care.

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littlefish
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posted June 24, 2002 03:10     Click Here to See the Profile for littlefish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lots.
Did you know the egyptian word for beer was kasha? And they paid the workers with beer. Hence the word cash. Also, the oldest known writing is an egyptian recipe for beer.

Beer- the cause and the solution for all the worlds problems

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SpikeSpiegel
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posted June 24, 2002 03:53     Click Here to See the Profile for SpikeSpiegel   Click Here to Email SpikeSpiegel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
doesnt kasha also mean oatmeal in russian?

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littlefish
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posted June 25, 2002 01:48     Click Here to See the Profile for littlefish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I dunno, it wouldn't suprise me. As it's made from oats/wheat/barley/whatever. I should really know as I did a bit of russian a while back. My favourite word was <attempting in wrong alphabet> dostoprimilchechilnosti </the horror> which is the word for sights. The words for bread and beer are also quite commonly the same, beer has often been known as liquid bread. Also it is thought that the reason people first stopped the nomadic lifestyle and started cultivating crops, it was to make beer.

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ilovemydualg4
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posted June 25, 2002 07:28     Click Here to See the Profile for ilovemydualg4   Click Here to Email ilovemydualg4     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
babelfish only does russian-english not back, but kasha doesn't mean oatmeal

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