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Old 03-29-2012, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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I laugh at a lot of things. But they actually have to be amusing for that happen.
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Wilkinsburg
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I forgot to add, natives to SW PA also can't laugh at themselves, and take everything seriously.
Right. I was joking, in case that wasn't obvious. . .

And one of the best hallmarks of the Pittsburgh sense of humor is self-depreciation. So again, I'm going to have to call bull****.
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Yeah
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I laugh at a lot of things. But they actually have to be amusing for that happen.
That's right, your reminded me that natives have a very strange sense of humor
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Old 03-29-2012, 05:14 PM
 
Location: About 10 miles north of Pittsburgh International
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Right. I was joking, in case that wasn't obvious. . .
It was, to those of us who can laugh at ourselves and don't take everything seriously.

But since you've very thoroughly debunked the hypothesis presented in the opening post, I propose an alternative...

Pittsburgh runners pull to the left because they put much more weight on their left foot than their right. It's a result of multiple generations of favoring the brake pedal over the accelerator pedal, when merging.
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Old 03-29-2012, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh area
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Pittsburgh runners pull to the left because they put much more weight on their left foot than their right. It's a result of multiple generations of favoring the brake pedal over the accelerator pedal, when merging.
Which would presumably be a result of multiple generations not learning to properly operate the foot controls.
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:28 PM
 
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Gravity is pulling us in every direction, Scott -- up, down, sideways. The gravitational force between two objects is proportional to the product of their masses normalized by the square of the distance between them. The most massive body around is the earth, so the sum of all gravitational forces acting on a person will always pull them towards the center of the earth, or down.

So for your theory to work, every Pittsburgher must have a super massive body -- far more massive than their earth -- to their immediate left. But, that super massive body and the earth would be pulled together by gravity, and you'd be pulled to the super massive body, so net effect of that gravitational field would be to pull a person toward the center of the earth. Considering that, there's simply no physical way that a body on earth can be pulled by gravity to the left.

Gonna have to call bull****.
I got the joke... except you forgot to scale force of attraction by the gravitational constant.

And I call double bull**** since you didn't consider relativistic effects... People are pretty massive here
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:08 PM
 
Location: About 10 miles north of Pittsburgh International
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Which would presumably be a result of multiple generations not learning to properly operate the foot controls.
You think that was funny? Man, you Beaver Couty guys have a warped sense of humor...
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh area
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Of course it's not funny. It's too serious to be funny.
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Wilkinsburg
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I got the joke... except you forgot to scale force of attraction by the gravitational constant.
Note that I said "proportional to" not "equal to" and since it's a constant, it doesn't really need explaining. Hooke phrased the relationship using similar language whenever he accused Newton of copying his work.

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And I call double bull**** since you didn't consider relativistic effects... People are pretty massive here
Touche! There would be some crazy relativistic effects with 310,000 super masses. Haha.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Great White North Hills
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Not me, I never lean or turn left. I make 3 right turns.
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