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Should all schools do mandatory drug tests on their students?

Poll runs till Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:02 pm

Yes.
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It's a good idea, but impractical.
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Definitely not.
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Total votes: 5

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Re: The Awesome and Cool Poll Thread

Post by Xenon » Wed May 03, 2017 3:39 pm

Sounds eye-watering when you write it down but on the other hand, you would expect someone to be able to bench their own weight. I just wish I weighed 145kg!
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Re: The Awesome and Cool Poll Thread

Post by Pirez » Wed May 03, 2017 3:49 pm

Now that I think about it, I have no clue how much I'm able to bench press. I never go to the gym.

Although I am able to do at least one pull-up so that means at least my own weight.
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Re: The Awesome and Cool Poll Thread

Post by Xenon » Wed May 03, 2017 3:56 pm

Not that I'm an expert or anything, but it doesn't actually mean that. If you can only manage one pull-up, I think it's unlikely you'd bench your own weight (but I'm sure you could do more than one if you're even moderately fit).
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Re: The Awesome and Cool Poll Thread

Post by Ambidextroid » Wed May 03, 2017 6:13 pm

I think it has something to do with which muscles you use, when you do a push up you use more muscles than a bench press so even though it's the same weight a bench press requires more strength.
Not that I really know anything about exercise, I don't do it myself. I just vaguely remember hearing that in a PE lesson once so I might be wrong :oops2:
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Re: The Awesome and Cool Poll Thread

Post by Adsolution » Wed May 03, 2017 6:48 pm

I'm pretty out of shape in general right now, though my skiing legs/piano forearms are pretty strong. Even though I'm good at jumping and climbing and I can bang out quite a few pull-ups in a row, I can't sprint for shit. It's probably what I'm worst at - I die, take forever to recover, then doubledie for the next decade. Like seriously, I don't think anything tires me out as badly and as quickly.
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I'm curious though, do some people have some physiological cave-in that makes them act weaker than they are? Let's say you're arm-wrestling, or even just wrestling: is there something about the pressure against their bodies that makes some people recoil or collapse, rather than going until their muscles actually give?

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Re: The Awesome and Cool Poll Thread

Post by Ambidextroid » Fri May 05, 2017 12:51 am

It's a good point, because I kind of have the opposite effect. I've never really exercised a day in my life and my arms are more flab than muscle, yet I've not lost an arm wrestle even against some of the seemingly strongest kids in my year. I have a feeling the extra weight from the flab actually helps...
Then again my school backpack weighs an absolute tonne and a half as I can never be bothered to sort it out each morning and I end up bringing every book and piece of paper I've ever written on to school every day, so maybe I've been unknowingly strengthening my arms this whole time :proud:
Or more likely developing long term back problems :oops2:
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Re: The Awesome and Cool Poll Thread

Post by Ray502 » Sat May 06, 2017 7:57 pm

Moving on to the 10th poll: "Favorite instruments?"
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Re: The Awesome and Cool Poll Thread

Post by Ambidextroid » Sat May 06, 2017 9:04 pm

I used to play the piano and It seems much more intuitive to me than any brass, woodwind or other string instrument. I also love church organ music so I would have picked that, but I can understand why it's not there seeing as I doubt many people play the church organ these days
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Re: The Awesome and Cool Poll Thread

Post by Ray502 » Sun May 07, 2017 5:57 pm

I'm an acoustic guitar guy. I'm going to learn how to play it next school year! :D

I also like the lap steel guitar (love the sound) and piano.
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Re: The Awesome and Cool Poll Thread

Post by Serza5 » Sun May 07, 2017 7:18 pm

I appreciate the inclusion of the bagpipes which are indeed very awesome. :mryellow:

Otherwise I am rather fond of flutes and violins- especially solos of the two instruments. Also not up there which I don't know if it fully counts as an instrument but music boxes I like very much.
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Re: The Awesome and Cool Poll Thread

Post by PluMGMK » Sun May 07, 2017 11:10 pm

I have to say, picking a "favourite" instrument is very difficult for me. I decided I'd go with the flute and piano. The flute is the only one that I'd really thought of before this poll came up. It's a really beautiful sound. And I picked the piano because, well, I play it, and enjoy doing that for the most part.

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Re: The Awesome and Cool Poll Thread

Post by Matyuv » Mon May 08, 2017 7:04 am

Pirez wrote:Now that I think about it, I have no clue how much I'm able to bench press. I never go to the gym.

Although I am able to do at least one pull-up so that means at least my own weight.
Bench press is a pushing exercise, so its bodyweight equivalent would be something like a push-up. I've seen estimates that say you're "bench-pressing" 60-70% of your BW when you do a normal push-up.
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Re: The Awesome and Cool Poll Thread

Post by Ray502 » Wed May 10, 2017 8:02 pm

Moving on to the next poll: "Favorite music genres?"
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Re: The Awesome and Cool Poll Thread

Post by Ambidextroid » Thu May 11, 2017 8:53 am

Wait, no classical? :o
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Re: The Awesome and Cool Poll Thread

Post by Ray502 » Thu May 11, 2017 1:04 pm

Ambidextroid wrote:Wait, no classical? :o
Classical is there. :mefiant:
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Re: The Awesome and Cool Poll Thread

Post by Ambidextroid » Thu May 11, 2017 2:10 pm

Ray502 wrote:
Ambidextroid wrote:Wait, no classical? :o
Classical is there. :mefiant:
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Re: The Awesome and Cool Poll Thread

Post by Pirez » Thu May 11, 2017 2:17 pm

No Jewish folk?

(Of course the movie moment I was looking for isn't available on Youtube. I'm gonna have to put it there myself apparently)
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Re: The Awesome and Cool Poll Thread

Post by Xenon » Fri May 12, 2017 12:09 am

Jesus Christ, I didn't know so many genres existed. I find it hard to categorise my taste actually, I just like upbeat alternative techno music that has a memorable melody.
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Re: The Awesome and Cool Poll Thread

Post by Ray502 » Fri May 12, 2017 12:37 am

Pirez wrote:No Jewish folk?
I was considering on adding folk sub-genres, including different countries, but I felt "Folk" alone was good enough. My bad.
Xenon wrote:Jesus Christ, I didn't know so many genres existed. I find it hard to categorise my taste actually, I just like upbeat alternative techno music that has a memorable melody.
I guess it's safe to say you have never viewed this article. :P
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Re: The Awesome and Cool Poll Thread

Post by Serza5 » Fri May 12, 2017 1:31 am

No vaporwave or future funk? :mefiant: Or trance for that matter which is my actual favourite.

Otherwise I voted for all the electronic/techno choices, and metal. :mryellow:
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