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    Originally posted here by The3ntropy

    Just a little add on about the glass : In some old european castles the windows that have remained intact, are actually noticably larger on the bottom due to the fact that they are 'melting' away.
    Actually, it turns out that the larger on the bottom windows was just a side effect of the way they created windows (The builders had the presence of mind to put the heaver end down)
    The page from the usenet physics FAQ:
    Elen alcarin ar gwath halla ná engwar.

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    Senior Member Ouroboros's Avatar
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    Salvador Dali...
    That's the first name that came to mind while reading these posts.

    'Persistence of Memory', in particular (of course)

    "entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem"

    "entities should not be multiplied beyond necessity."

    -Occam's Razor

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    Old-Fogey:Addicts founder Terr's Avatar
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    I think in some places they found that some of the glass was actually thicker at the TOP, suggesting that the relative thicknesses was NOT a product of time.

    It's sort of pointless, the distinction between a solid and a liquid is actually arbitrary. I don't think it's anywhere near as clear cut as they tell kids in their first science classes.
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