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Thread #59418   Message #1650618
Posted By: Rapparee
17-Jan-06 - 10:17 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
See, that's what killed John Henry. He had a nine pounder, only he pounded too often with it -- lots more than the nine pounds it was rated for. The resulting pound-deficit eventually sucked into it whatever was nearby, because as we all know, "Natura vacuumae abhorit." Ol' John Henry was struck by a flying pound that was trying to fill the pound-deficit he caused and he "died with his hammer in his hand." I won't explain this last because you're too young.