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« Reply #7590 on: May 08, 2013, 05:28:43 PM »
Iris wrote:

"My stupid question is very different though: Can fish swim backwards?"

There's nothing that makes swimming backward physically impossible, much like a human being can walk backward (or for that matter, swim backward) if they're sufficiently coordinated to do it.  I imagine it's pretty challenging but I've seen fish swimming backward so I know it can be done.

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« Reply #7591 on: May 08, 2013, 08:19:28 PM »
Oo, I've always wondered that.

My stupid question is very different though: Can fish swim backwards? I watched one do so (in a tank) yesterday and realised I've never seen that before, so I wondered if maybe it was playing a clever trick on me somehow.

Some can and some can't: http://www.fishforums.net/index.php?/topic/135227-can-fish-swim-backwards/
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« Reply #7592 on: May 09, 2013, 01:49:52 AM »
Now I'm enchanted with the fresh bay leaf idea. Could my daughter get it a Penzey's for me, and then would it help if I freeze it?

I use twice as much as the recipe calls for because once the bottle is opened, it looses flavor quickly. Would it help to freeze the bottle once it is open?

Please don't tell me I can get fresh at my local grocer: I can't.

I've never seen someone use a truly fresh (as in undried) bay leaf, only the dried kind. Penzey's has them.

We bought a bay laurel bush from our local plant nursery and keep it on our back porch (right outside our kitchen). It's an evergreen, so we can go outside and cut fresh bay leaves all year long.

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« Reply #7593 on: May 09, 2013, 08:50:44 AM »
Great Idea!

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« Reply #7594 on: May 09, 2013, 01:15:26 PM »
Great Idea!

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« Reply #7595 on: May 09, 2013, 08:22:32 PM »
 Do most coin laundry machines accept dollar coins?

I have a bunch of the coins I'd like to take along for doing laundry when we take vacation this summer but I don't want to bother if I can't use them for that purpose. 

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« Reply #7596 on: May 09, 2013, 09:04:38 PM »
Do most coin laundry machines accept dollar coins?

I have a bunch of the coins I'd like to take along for doing laundry when we take vacation this summer but I don't want to bother if I can't use them for that purpose.

I've never seen one that had anything other than slots for quarters.
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« Reply #7597 on: May 09, 2013, 09:09:33 PM »
I've been using public washing machines for the last 20 years or so. I have never seen one that takes dollar bills. Many machines now however take cards -either credit cards or pre-paid cards. The add-value card machine in my building only takes bills - and no singles, $5, $10 or $20 only - and the washers only accept the pre-paid cards as payment.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7598 on: May 09, 2013, 09:14:10 PM »
most laundromats I've been to take $1 coins (I'm in Australia )

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« Reply #7599 on: May 09, 2013, 09:18:08 PM »
Do most coin laundry machines accept dollar coins?

I have a bunch of the coins I'd like to take along for doing laundry when we take vacation this summer but I don't want to bother if I can't use them for that purpose.

I've never seen one that had anything other than slots for quarters.

It depends on what country you're in. Where are you traveling to?

Here in the US, I haven't seen "dollar coins" unless they were the silver old fashioned coins where you would be seriously reprimanded for actually trying to purchase something for $1 with one of those valuable coins.

In the US quarters are the norm for laundry and all other vending machines.


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« Reply #7600 on: May 09, 2013, 10:22:27 PM »
Do most coin laundry machines accept dollar coins?

I have a bunch of the coins I'd like to take along for doing laundry when we take vacation this summer but I don't want to bother if I can't use them for that purpose.

I've never seen one that had anything other than slots for quarters.

It depends on what country you're in. Where are you traveling to?

Here in the US, I haven't seen "dollar coins" unless they were the silver old fashioned coins where you would be seriously reprimanded for actually trying to purchase something for $1 with one of those valuable coins.

In the US quarters are the norm for laundry and all other vending machines.

Really, you haven't seen the new gold ones? (Or even the Susan B. Anthony ones? Silver, but not ones anyone would consider valuable.) Some places really push those, and most new vending machines accept them. (I'm in TX.) but I wouldn't count on them for laundry. The ones that are still coin operated are old enough that they wouldn't be configured for dollar coins.
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« Reply #7601 on: May 10, 2013, 12:14:22 PM »
I don't know about laundry machines but our candy and soda machines take them!  You can pay with a $5.00 bill and it spits out the change in dollar coins.  Very nice!  I use them to buy more candy or give to my daughter--we call them "doubloons."
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« Reply #7602 on: May 10, 2013, 12:42:03 PM »
Do most coin laundry machines accept dollar coins?

I have a bunch of the coins I'd like to take along for doing laundry when we take vacation this summer but I don't want to bother if I can't use them for that purpose.

I've never seen one that had anything other than slots for quarters.

It depends on what country you're in. Where are you traveling to?

Here in the US, I haven't seen "dollar coins" unless they were the silver old fashioned coins where you would be seriously reprimanded for actually trying to purchase something for $1 with one of those valuable coins.

In the US quarters are the norm for laundry and all other vending machines.

Really, you haven't seen the new gold ones? (Or even the Susan B. Anthony ones? Silver, but not ones anyone would consider valuable.) Some places really push those, and most new vending machines accept them. (I'm in TX.) but I wouldn't count on them for laundry. The ones that are still coin operated are old enough that they wouldn't be configured for dollar coins.

Very rarely have I seen a Susan B. Anthony coin. I didn't even know they were still being made.

And no. I haven't seen a new gold coins either.

I must live in some sort of cave! :P

(I'm in the Chicago area.)

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« Reply #7603 on: May 10, 2013, 12:48:22 PM »
Very rarely have I seen a Susan B. Anthony coin. I didn't even know they were still being made.

And no. I haven't seen a new gold coins either.

I must live in some sort of cave! :P

(I'm in the Chicago area.)

The golden Sacagawea's have been in circulation since 2000, so they aren't really "new" anymore, just new in comparison to Susan B Anthonys.

In NYC they are very popular change from high cost vending machines, like for example if you buy a railroad ticket from a machine, often $4.50 to $19 and pay with a $20 bill, your change will be in coins, and well, quarters would be obnoxious so dollar coins it is. As a result the coins are in highest circulation in the area around the train stations, but certainly they aren't rare throughout the city.

You should be able to get them from any bank, I suggest you get a few for fun. They are super fun to give to kids.

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« Reply #7604 on: May 10, 2013, 12:54:26 PM »
Very rarely have I seen a Susan B. Anthony coin. I didn't even know they were still being made.

And no. I haven't seen a new gold coins either.

I must live in some sort of cave! :P

(I'm in the Chicago area.)

The golden Sacagawea's have been in circulation since 2000, so they aren't really "new" anymore, just new in comparison to Susan B Anthonys.

In NYC they are very popular change from high cost vending machines, like for example if you buy a railroad ticket from a machine, often $4.50 to $19 and pay with a $20 bill, your change will be in coins, and well, quarters would be obnoxious so dollar coins it is. As a result the coins are in highest circulation in the area around the train stations, but certainly they aren't rare throughout the city.

You should be able to get them from any bank, I suggest you get a few for fun. They are super fun to give to kids.

There is also a new set of presidential $1 coins. I've only ever seen George Washington "out in the wild" and only once. I think people keep them when they get them...