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    (Original post by elpaw)
    why? for them to rust they need water and oxygen. look at the floating chunks of iron floating in space (called asteroids) do they ever get gnawed and bitten by time?
    Yes, but probably at such a small rate that it won't yet make impact on them.
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    (Original post by bono)
    And how on earth could iron not be exposed to oxygen, ever?
    Just answered your own question there
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    (Original post by Dude)
    nope.
    I'm telling you, love is also the correct answer.

    You can fall out of love. Be denied love, lose love etc.
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    (Original post by Dude)
    i'm on a riddle website which has some really good ones. Here is another

    Many have fallen but none have died.
    Many have lost me and restlessly cried.
    Many have I taken eternally
    And many I have denied.
    Simon Cowell
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    (Original post by Pencil Queen)
    ha I know

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    correct, the answer is sleep. Either you are really smart or you are on the same website as me.
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    (Original post by elpaw)
    like i said, in space. and i doubt bacteria would have an effect on metal.
    In the context of "lasting forever", i would say, yes, it would. Or bit's of dust etc that get onto the metal.
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    (Original post by bono)
    In the context of "lasting forever", i would say, yes, it would. Or bit's of dust etc that get onto the metal.
    bits of dust wouldnt do anything to the metal.
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    Either you are really smart or you are on the same website as me.
    more like I've got a really twisted way of thinking

    24 yrs of riddles and jigsaws has quite an effect
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    (Original post by elpaw)
    bits of dust wouldnt do anything to the metal.
    It would in the context of lasting forever.

    Nothing can last forever.

    I stand by that quote.
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    (Original post by Pencil Queen)
    more like I've got a really twisted way of thinking

    24 yrs of riddles and jigsaws has quite an effect
    alright, lets test you some more. Here are two more

    An eye in a blue face
    Saw an eye in a green face
    "That eye is like to this eye"
    Said the first eye,
    "But in low place,
    Not in high place."
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    hello all!!!
    hows everyone today?
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    and

    It cannot be seen, cannot be felt,
    Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt.
    It lies behind stars and under hills,
    And empty holes it fills.
    It comes first and follows after,
    Ends life, kills laughter.
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    (Original post by bono)
    It would in the context of lasting forever.

    Nothing can last forever.

    I stand by that quote.
    but still, time on its own will not bite or gnaw at metal.
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    (Original post by elpaw)
    like i said, in space.
    No, the rate at which it is eroding or whatever is probably so small that in our lifetime or from when earth began, it hasn't been "gnawed" or whatever, but in the context of lasting forever, it won't.

    Nothing can last forever, because there is no limit defined for "forever".
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    (Original post by Dude)
    alright, lets test you some more. Here are two more

    An eye in a blue face
    Saw an eye in a green face
    "That eye is like to this eye"
    Said the first eye,
    "But in low place,
    Not in high place."
    Are these from a book - they seem familiar?
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    (Original post by bono)
    No, the rate at which it is eroding or whatever is probably so small that in our lifetime or from when earth began, it hasn't been "gnawed" or whatever, but in the context of lasting forever, it won't.

    Nothing can last forever, because there is no limit defined for "forever".
    ok, so in the end of time it will cease to exist, but thet does not mean it has been bitten or gnawed, it has just gone.
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    (Original post by Pencil Queen)
    Are these from a book - they seem familiar?
    yep, these two are from the classic tale.

    The Hobbit.
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    (Original post by elpaw)
    but still, time on its own will not bite or gnaw at metal.
    In the context of the riddle i.e.) realistically (LOL) time will have an indirect effect on metal, as i said.

    It is impossible for anything to last forever.

    it's metaphoric, Guz.
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    (Original post by bono)
    In the context of the riddle i.e.) realistically (LOL) time will have an indirect effect on metal, as i said.

    It is impossible for anything to last forever.

    it's metaphoric, Guz.
    ok it might have some effect but it will not bite or gnaw it, that implis some sort of decay.
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    (Original post by Dude)
    yep, these two are from the classic tale.

    The Hobbit.
    Oh yeah I think I know this, isnt it like the sun looking on a flower??
 
 
 
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