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Comment Archives: stories: Arts + Life: WTF

Re: “WTF: What Would Make Silverware Magnetized?

Magnetic silverware is only found at restaurants and I think it has to do with a big magnetic ring they sometimes put at the top of the trash bin near the dishwasher station. This prevents silverware from being thrown out which actually happens a lot. Silverware gets saved from the trash by attaching to the big magnet. Getting attached to the magnet passes along some magnetic properties.

8 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Chris Pearson on 07/07/2016 at 8:28 AM

Re: “WTF: Georgia's Unfinished Castle?

If it ever gets finished I would love to see it as a b&b or wedding destination

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Posted by Mya Potts on 06/19/2016 at 9:02 AM

Re: “WTF: Why does Vermont have such a high incidence of melanoma?

So after reading the article and understanding that long periods of almost NO exposure to the sun and then one or a few large exposures leads to melanoma, I would think thank fo nine months per year it would be good to spend 10 minutes twice per week in a tanning bed to prevent skin cancer. And you would get your vitamin d also

Posted by Steven L Dunn on 06/08/2016 at 5:58 PM

Re: “WTF: What Do Cyclists' Hand Signals Mean?

J.r.Bomber it is a WTF moment when people don't know the people riding bicycles are using the same signals cars and motorcycles should be using.

Posted by dave-Ca on 06/07/2016 at 3:32 AM

Re: “WTF: What's the Story With the Hidden Cemetery in Waterbury?

Does anyone have a photo of Zachariah Bassett's monument? I could attempt to duplicate it to mark his grave.

45 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by scottvai on 05/28/2016 at 5:32 PM

Re: “WTF: What's With the File Cabinet Tower on Flynn Avenue?

I always assumed the rust was intentional.

Posted by Katherine Isham on 05/27/2016 at 4:54 PM

Re: “WTF: What's the Story With the Hidden Cemetery in Waterbury?

My question has been answered at last!!! I can die without being tethered to this mortal coil, wondering WTF is up with that cemetery!

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Posted by Katherine Isham on 05/27/2016 at 3:43 PM

Re: “WTF: Why Are We Getting So Much Rain This Year, and Will It Ruin Our Summer?

I'm all the way down in little Rock arkansas and it's no different here! Has rained every day for three weeks and shows no sign of letting up. Upper air patterns? Seems the lower air patterns are the same!

Posted by rawldy on 05/27/2016 at 11:03 AM

Re: “WTF: Why Is Public Nudity Legal in Vermont But Public Disrobing Isn't?

Religions made people to look narrowly upon the parts God made. That made art to be one place for one age to see with another form of art to be in another place for another age to see making people look narrowly upon what God made not even knowing it. 1 Corinthians 12: 23And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts
have more abundant comeliness.”
God does not look on the body parts like people look upon them.

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Posted by Jonathan Hughes on 05/13/2016 at 8:39 PM

Re: “WTF: Why Is Public Nudity Legal in Vermont But Public Disrobing Isn't?

I wish they had a place to have sex in public. I think I'd be sexually arousing to have strangers watch me insent my penis in and out of my girlfriend's vagina. We all have sex and since we're all nude why not have the freedom to make love in designated public places?

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Posted by Big Dick Willie on 05/13/2016 at 4:56 AM

Re: “WTF: Why Does Google Think 'Vermont' Is in Morristown?

Google Maps is rife with inexplicable errors. Look up Kamp Kill Kare State Park. Google Maps shows a large swath of private land as "Killkare State Park" adjacent to but as far as I can tell having 0 overlap with the actual park, which is shown as private land labeled "Burton Island State Park". That's not an isolated confusion: random nonsense like that is all over the state. Green River State Park is shown as being the small bit that's NOT part of the park. Everywhere you look, arbitrary guesses and algorithmic approximations populate a supposedly authoritative reference work. To its credit, Google offers a fairly direct path to editing address locations and even street names, but not boundaries, not areas, not region designation.

Posted by prion on 05/12/2016 at 3:06 PM

Re: “WTF: Is Mike Myers Now a Vermonter?

I can confirm with 100% certainty that Mike Myers does have a house on Mallet's Bay in Colchester. How do I know this? Because my dad owns the house right next door to him and has seen him multiple times on the property but never to talk to yet, so there you go, rumor put to rest and no I will not divulge the address, there are a lot of houses on the bay so good luck finding it!

Posted by Michael Blood on 04/23/2016 at 3:47 PM

Re: “WTF: What Are Those Train Cars by the Moran Plant?

I've lived my whole life (thus far) in central and northern Vermont and I've never heard of the Omya mines near Rutland. I wish you'd had room in the article to at least summarize that situation! From some cursory online perusal, it sounds like a pretty ugly affair. Great article otherwise!

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Posted by beninvt on 04/19/2016 at 7:54 AM

Re: “WTF: What Are Those Train Cars by the Moran Plant?

yes, Please! Passenger service to Boston, New York, and beyond (Chicago and points west?)

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Posted by Linden Higgins on 04/18/2016 at 3:28 PM

Re: “WTF: Why Is Public Nudity Legal in Vermont But Public Disrobing Isn't?

The laws of man make no sense. The nude person can wear a back pack with clothing in it and other things. They can put a towel on the chair or put on a pair of pants. They can then take them off when they get up from the bench or chair. What is the problem? We live in a nude universe.

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Posted by Jonathan Hughes on 04/10/2016 at 6:26 PM

Re: “WTF: What Do Cyclists' Hand Signals Mean?

@ Katelin Brewer-Colie I don't know why you mention the AARP. Older drivers are far more likely to know these signals than younger ones. Just in general, though, if a cyclist is having to interact with cars, he's risking his life. The laws say that bicycles have to use the street like cars, but if you ride a bike and you want to do it safely, BREAK THAT LAW.

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Posted by Wastrel on 04/01/2016 at 10:04 AM

Re: “WTF: What Do Cyclists' Hand Signals Mean?

Great article; just an addition that Burlington did adopt safe passing of 4 ft.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Katelin Brewer-Colie on 03/31/2016 at 1:30 PM

Re: “WTF: What Do Cyclists' Hand Signals Mean?

These are in the Vermont Driver's Manual and have been there for decades, these signals should not be a "WTF" moment but common driver knowledge. The fact that this is a mystery to some is further evidence that we need to re-test drivers every few years for knowledge of laws (emphasis on recent law changes) and vision. Good luck getting that past the AARP.

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by J.r. Bomber on 03/31/2016 at 1:01 PM

Re: “WTF: What Do Cyclists' Hand Signals Mean?

The described hand signals are the same hand signals that used to be part of the Motor Vehicle manual and required knowledge to pass the driver's test.
Perhaps bike rider certification should be required as well?

5 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by ConcernedVter on 03/31/2016 at 12:00 PM

Re: “WTF: What's the Story With Those 'Bring It Back' Signs?

Kudos to Jim Carter for his efforts!

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Posted by Lenny Britton on 03/21/2016 at 8:09 PM

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