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12-31-2010 06:39 PM

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I recalled some stories I once read about how German soldiers in the last century had in their tool kits a pyramid device of some kind. They would place their razor blades under the pyramid and the edge would be magically restored overnight. It was also supposed to work on field knives as well. I also remember reading some articles about how effects of the moon can either sharpen, or dull cutting edges depending on how the edge was oriented to the sky.
Is this just folklore? Do you have a similar shory to share? Let’s hear it!

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#1 posted 12-31-2010 06:41 PM

I remember back in the 70s that ‘pyramid power’ was a big thing. There were all kinds of stories about sharpening things, keeping food fresh, sleeping better. I guess the fad keeps cropping up every once in a while.

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#2 posted 12-31-2010 06:46 PM

My aluminum pyramid shaped hat makes me sharper, and keeps the the govt from reading my thoughts.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#3 posted 12-31-2010 06:47 PM

Heh, yeah, Mark, I’d forgotten about that fresh food thing! Apples and lettuce were supposed to simply dry out, rather than spoil. I’m sure the story about the soldiers’ tool kits was for real, though

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#4 posted 12-31-2010 06:52 PM

I’m not saying it doesn’t work as I’ve never tried it or seen the results of their use, I’m just remembering the fad back in the 70s. Sharpening razor blades was also one of the things these pyramids were supposed to do. Maybe the marketing folks back in the 70s got wind of the German soldiers experience and figured they’d capitalize on it.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#5 posted 12-31-2010 06:56 PM

Gene: Da gummint dunt care whut yew or me thank….

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#6 posted 12-31-2010 07:03 PM

Mark: Hmmm… maybe some truth to it after all!! At a recent trip to Lee Valley, my wife was looking at those painter’s lazy susans…the ones with those ridiculous orange plastic ‘painter’s pyramids’ on it. BUT!! What do I know, maybe the pyramidical shape can give you a flawless, perfect finish that lasts several lifetimes??

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#7 posted 12-31-2010 08:28 PM

Hmmm, there is a pattern to the concentric circles…maybe Lee Valley is on to something LOL!

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#8 posted 12-31-2010 08:37 PM

I won’t dispute about lunar effects on things, as it affect humans, hence the term lunatic.
Also lunar effects play a part in when you dig a hole and filling it. When theres a full moon the same dirt from that hole will be level as when dug. Dug other than a full moon and the dirt will sink and more dirt is needed to fill that same hole. So I wouldn’t say that there isn’t any truth to the aluminum pyramid theory based on lunar effects.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#9 posted 12-31-2010 08:56 PM

I remember Red Kelley putting pyramids under the bench of the Maple Leafs in the 70’s. Didn’t work for them. Maybe it had a lasting negative effect since they sure haven’t improved since.

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#10 posted 12-31-2010 09:31 PM

Mark: Yes, the Finishing Worktable! If it wasn’t cheep plastic, it would resemble some medieval torture device. I like LV, lotta my Christmas presents came from there! But they sure do seem to market some gifty ‘gee-whiz’ clinkers, I guess mostly to the neophyte. Gregn: wow, that is some bit of folklore that I’d never heard before! There’s gotta be some scientific explanation for that. I know, when surf-casting at night, on the beach, (east coast) you can pretty much hang it up for the night if there’s a waxing moon at least half-full in the sky. Jeff: Somebody should track down those Leafs. Their playing ability may not have been enhanced, but perhaps they’ve aged less chronologically than the rest of us! Who Knows?

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#11 posted 12-31-2010 11:23 PM

I am sorry to be honest I can hardly believe anyone would believe this stuff.It’s totally bunkum and illogical.Alistair

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#12 posted 12-31-2010 11:39 PM

LOL, deke, now what was that expression? “Reality is a crutch for people who can’t handle [word of your choice]..! Your buddies were teasing you, but I’m sure they were looking at her as they teased you! BTW I usually toss a handful of drywall screws on the finishing bench before I set a project on it. Works pretty good! Alistair: I hope I didn’t offend your Spock-like sensibilities with this silly thread. Even more far-fetched is the fact that you can dibble a series of electronic impulses and seconds later it is accessible to be read by 3 Billion people on the face of this Earth! But it DID happen! Happy New Year to all!!!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#13 posted 01-01-2011 12:26 AM

I’m concerned about Gregn, he seems to know an awful lot about digging holes at night under a full moon and filling them. Maybe someone should check if anyone is missing in his town.

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#14 posted 01-01-2011 01:30 AM

I don’t know if you are familiar with the show “Mythbusters”. One of their episodes dealt with pyramids and the associated powers. They consulted a pyramid “expert” and tested three things – blade sharpness, fruit freshness and … and … and I can’t remember the third. If I remember right (I guess we just addressed that), there was no difference on the blades, the third test was slightly worse under the pyramid and the fruit was detectably fresher from under the pyramid, but not enough to be significant.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#15 posted 01-01-2011 01:56 AM

I was once to a winery in the okanagan that has a pyramid, they use it for the wine. they do a test with the tour that involves two jugs of orange juice, one they leave in the pyramid, and one they leave in the lobby. at the end of the tour you get to taste both. My vote was for the pyramid.
On another note, my grandfather built boats, he logged the wood himself, and he was always talking about cutting his logs on “the right moon”.

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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