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    Question Why does an orange fit in your hand?

    Hello Coffee Shop,

    I wondered in my sleepy dreams that was on a planet where the people were 3x times the size I am.
    (6 feet)
    And they had oranges that where 3x times larger than our oranges. I was still 6 feet.
    So I wondered: "Why does an orange fit in our hands?

    Or is this an out of topic discussion, on which one will I find some clues?

    Thank you!

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    Re: Why does an orange fit in your hand?

    If I had dreams like that I'd stop eating toasted cheese for supper.

    I suppose it's selective breeding, since there's no orange I can think of that's wild. The market pays more for oranges that go off the shelves quickly, and people presumably prefer their oranges hand-sized. If there were a market for larger citrus fruits we'd call them Grapefruit, and smaller ones would be called Clementines or Mandarins or Tangerines or Satsumas. Or Lemons. Or, reverting to oranges, those twee strong-flavoured whatsits. Kumquats.

    Anyone three times your size would only evolve in low gravity, maybe they were spacefarers. Put them back on Earth and they'd never manage to stand up, their women's attributes would droop and their male parts would dangle. I bet their oranges would pancake too.
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    Re: Why does an orange fit in your hand?

    I have a suspicion as to why 50 pence pieces were made as they are... to get them out of my Brother's hand with a spanner.

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    I have a suspicion as to why 50 pence pieces were made as they are... to get them out of my Brother's hand with a spanner.
    That's an odd notion. The distance across the centre of a fifty pence piece is exactly the same from edge to edge regardless of the selected angle. What does the spanner grip?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    That's an odd notion. The distance across the centre of a fifty pence piece is exactly the same from edge to edge regardless of the selected angle. What does the spanner grip?
    I remember reading once that the reason for a 50p & a 20p design was for the benefit of slot machines - something to do with the fact that the curve of one of the edges to the opposing point is the diamter of a full circle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FourPart View Post
    I remember reading once that the reason for a 50p & a 20p design was for the benefit of slot machines - something to do with the fact that the curve of one of the edges to the opposing point is the diamter of a full circle.
    I've racked my brain for the significance of coins or spanners to the size of oranges. Buggered if I know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    I've racked my brain for the significance of coins or spanners to the size of oranges. Buggered if I know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FourPart View Post
    My word I'd not want to put one of those in my mouth. Eww, as my teenage acquaintances would put it.
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    Re: Why does an orange fit in your hand?

    Quote Originally Posted by FourPart View Post
    I remember reading once that the reason for a 50p & a 20p design was for the benefit of slot machines - something to do with the fact that the curve of one of the edges to the opposing point is the diamter of a full circle.
    I was under the impression that it was for the benefit of the partially sighted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Mawr View Post
    I was under the impression that it was for the benefit of the partially sighted?
    I think the word you're looking for there is Blind. Call a spade a spade.
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