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October 3[edit]

Rangers Champions League Jerseys[edit]

Why was the Carling logo on the jersies of Rangers FC blacked out in their game against Lyon in the Champions League? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.36.181.218 (talkcontribs)

It was because of French regulations on alcohol advertising, apparently. FiggyBee 01:23, 3 October 2007 (UTC)
This was the same reason that when the Welsh rugby team was sponsored by Brains brewery, when they played in France their shirts said "BRAWN" instead of "BRAINS". -- Arwel (talk) 18:33, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

Seminal Fluid[edit]

Does the amount and colour of seminal fluid produced by a male human remain the same throughout life or does it reduce with age and eventually run outWilliamlumsdon22 09:36, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

See the article on semen, first of all. From what I know, no, the amount that a male is able to produce does not remain the same throughout life and could probably even vary on a day-to-day basis, depending on the physical health of a peron. As for the colour, no idea. --Ouro (blah blah) 12:36, 3 October 2007 (UTC)
It should be clear to white (or maybe slightly yellow at the start if there's a bit of urine mixed in). Other colors could indicate medical problems and you should see a doctor, particularly pink or red, which could indicate the presence of blood. StuRat 13:18, 3 October 2007 (UTC)
But of course nothing you read here can be taken as medical advice, because we are not permitted to offer that. Edison 13:44, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

At age 74 I assure you the quantity and quality decline sharply. Also the desire!!! Make the most of youth.86.200.131.52 16:37, 3 October 2007 (UTC)oldman

Speak for yourself !! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 88.111.120.104 (talk) 16:52, 3 October 2007 (UTC)


maybe u should give your arm and your penis a break for a while —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.210.12.37 (talk) 22:38, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

you can say that again. --KushalClick me! write to me 18:56, 4 October 2007 (UTC)

Category:Recipients of the Air Force Cross (United Kingdom)[edit]

Pleased that iv found some information but it only lists the people from letter B-W HOW DO I GET PAGE A and the other listings PLEASE —Preceding unsigned comment added by 213.122.47.130 (talk) 10:38, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

The list you see is all there is in this category. No Wikipedia articles in this category are indexed under A or under X, Y or Z. Gandalf61 10:50, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

Mapping Johnny Appleseed[edit]

My in-laws have shared that their northern Michigan stand of Wolf River apples were planted by Johnny Appleseed. They live near Curran, Michigan, which seems a little far north to me for his travels. Is there a map, or other account of all the places he visited?

Signed, Netwaggie —Preceding unsigned comment added by Netwaggie (talkcontribs) 13:51, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

Our article doesn't mention him going to Michigan. Rmhermen 17:31, 3 October 2007 (UTC)
You could try the sources and external links included in our article Johnny Appleseed, but I agree that his activity seems to have been focused on the Ohio River basin. Marco polo 17:49, 3 October 2007 (UTC)
This Harpers article says he traveled on an "old Indian trail that led from Fort Duquesne to Detroit", so it is possible. Clarityfiend 17:55, 3 October 2007 (UTC)
Not likely, if this is the Curran, Michigan in Alcona County some 200 miles north of Detroit (with no road connections) This area was settled after Appleseed died. Rmhermen 01:30, 4 October 2007 (UTC)

sewing machines[edit]

i am trying to locate a technical manual for a consew sewing machine model number cm3-602. can you help?—Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.54.92.149 (talk) 14:42, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

  1. [1] seems to be a good place to start your search.
  2. I get a bazillion Google hits for 'consew cm3 601' - but none at all for 'consew cm3 602'. Are you SURE it's a 602? At the very least, I'd take a look at the 601 information - when two machines of any kind only differ in the last digit of a big complicated serial number - you can usually bet they are almost identical.
  3. Don't put your email address here - we don't reply by email.
SteveBaker 15:03, 3 October 2007 (UTC)
Hang on, won't people just not see that then wonder why they got no responses to their question? Vitriol 19:36, 3 October 2007 (UTC)
Possibly. Or they'll call back. We don't reply by email. Their providing us with an email address should not force our hand in this. See the third point on "how to ask a question" at the top of the page. --Tagishsimon (talk) 19:52, 3 October 2007 (UTC)
The OP didn't specifically ask for a reply via email - (s)he just dumped the email address into the question for no obvious reason. SteveBaker 19:58, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

yes the correct model is cm3-602 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.54.92.149 (talk) 20:38, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

Well, as I said - I could find not even one mention of the 602 - and a ton of mentions for the 601. In all likelyhood there is only some minor difference between them. If I were you, I'd definitely look at the 601 manual and see if the thing sounds like your machine. It may even end up describing the 602 in the 601's manual (maybe it's "The 600 series sewing machine" or something). But really, that's the best I could come up with. Good luck! SteveBaker 19:08, 4 October 2007 (UTC)

Finding @ on a Spanish Keyboard????????[edit]

Last time when in Spain, I couldn't work out the keystroke(s) for @, when sending e-mails. But I eventually managed to deduce it lives alongside 2 other characters (unlike my UK Keyboard where it only has a ' for a neighbour). But I am returning next week for a holiday and can't remember what the Spanish keyboard looks like, and how to select the @ from it. Thanks in anticipation. 81.145.242.105 15:23, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

Yeah - '@' is next to '2' on a Spanish keyboard (not above it as on a US keyboard) - I forget how you get to it though.
If all else fails, you can always hit NumLock then hold down the Alt key and type the decimal ASCII code on the number pad and then release Alt. The ASCII code for '@' is 64. This method allows you to type absolutely any character on absolutely any keyboard. If you forget the ASCII code for '@' (and you can't get to ASCII to find out) - then find another '@' on the screen and do a copy/paste! SteveBaker 15:50, 3 October 2007 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure you hold 'alt' and strike '2', or it may be 'alt gr' and strike 2.Richard Avery 18:19, 3 October 2007 (UTC)
If we don't get a better answer here - you might try the Computer ref desk - or possibly even the Language ref desk. SteveBaker —Preceding signed but undated comment was added at 19:54, 3 October 2007 (UTC)


Richard Avery is correct - you should press AltGr and 2 to get @. Steewi 02:03, 4 October 2007 (UTC)

is Cirrus a credit card company?[edit]

Perhaps our Cirrus (interbank network) article will answer your question?

Atlant 16:49, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

Major League Soccer[edit]

The Major League Soccer page says that the league is organized by the USSF and the CSA, but does the CSA have any say over how MLS is run? 71.36.181.218 19:10, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

Is there a report on the news like this?[edit]

Is there a report on the news where there was a neighbor's dog that literally swallowed a cat whole? Can I read about it? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Sirdrink13309622 (talkcontribs) 19:18, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

No, there is not and no, you cannot. But here's[2] a story that mentions a dog swallowing a bra. --The Fat Man Who Never Came Back 23:36, 3 October 2007 (UTC)
Would have to be a big dog and a very small cat... Think outside the box 12:14, 4 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Had the cat swallowed a bird to catch the spider which wriggled and jiggled inside her?hotclaws 08:56, 5 October 2007 (UTC)
  • But I don't know why. StuRat 21:23, 5 October 2007 (UTC)

Girl[edit]

There's this girl at my school that I like. I heard she likes me. We're acquaniances and I don't know if she likes me. She's always with her friends and if she rejects me I don't want to be embarrassed in front of a group. How do I ask her out?--71.30.198.180 21:29, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

The reference desk is for factual questions. You may find a chat room or forum more suited to this question. Friday (talk) 21:31, 3 October 2007 (UTC)
God invented girls to embarrass boys and thus help to toughen them up into MEN. Enjoy the experience and learn from it - don't think you are alone !!!!!!!!!!!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.145.242.105 (talk) 22:14, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

you really shouldn't be asking people at wikipedia, because they will tell you that this is a place for factual questions, when in fact, they just don't have any experience. but wat the guy above me just said is true, but i can't say that for Friday. I say that you should go for it, an indirect approach will be just as bad, so just go up to her and ask her out, if she says no, then oh well and then you move on. But if she says yes, act cool and don't scream yes or she'll change her mind. i would like to help you with the rest but i'm not hitch. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.210.12.37 (talk) 22:32, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

Just go up to her and make casual conversation and ask her out. It's not that hard. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.210.98.23 (talk) 22:40, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

Wait, you just heard that she likes you? Make sure she does, first? You don't have to ask her directly, just have a normal conversation (don't jump in asking her out) and see if she does. In Wikipeida, you might get away with that and say it's a primary source, but don't gamble on it in real life. --142.132.6.236 23:00, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

Leave her a note that says DO YOU LIKE ME PLZ CHECK ONE [ ] YES [ ] NO. I hear that's all how the hip kids do it. ;-) Anyway in my experience the best approach is to just think about it constantly and do nothing until you get to college and you'll find that the social situations are generally much more relaxed and you can all talk about how much you hated high school and how crappy people are at that age. --24.147.86.187 23:46, 3 October 2007 (UTC)
Um, don't listen to this guy. He forgot [ ] MAYBE --frotht 18:19, 4 October 2007 (UTC)
Also you misspelled PLZ (pls) and LIKE (leik) --frotht 18:21, 4 October 2007 (UTC)

Don't wait for her to ask you out she's probably waiting for you! If you don't want to ask her out in front of her friends just go up to her at her locker, make casual chitchat, then just ask her out. If you're not brave enough to ask her out in person you could just slip a cute note inside her locker (although there's a chance she could show it to all her friends). But whatever you do DO NOT get one of your friends to ask her out for you. Girls (I) hate that. --Candy-Panda 10:50, 4 October 2007 (UTC)

If your a girl make sure she also like girls, otherwise it could cause a scene. Check out who she looks at in class, if she stares at other girls in the class etc. If shes obviously into guys, and like queen of the school and enjoys all the guy attention then you may wana re-think. But if shes shy, maybe then you gotta chance. Good luck!!! Hyper Girl 12:41, 4 October 2007 (UTC)
As I think it was George Costanza once said (i paraphrase as forget the wording) after asking a girl out on the phone...She said yes? What did you do, I got off the phone as fast I could...(Jerry) exactly, it's like robbing a bank. You got get in and get out quick. What do I mean by this? Well the point is, if you go up and ask - no mater what the outcome, get outta there asap once you've done. ny156uk 16:26, 4 October 2007 (UTC)

My advise would be see what you have to lose and what you have to win and try to see whether it is a good gamble. Sometimes, you cannot jump on every chance you get. --KushalClick me! write to me 18:54, 4 October 2007 (UTC)