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    There was a documentary on PBS a while back called "Mr. Tornado" and I had remembered seeing it and wanting to investigate it further. It came up on a streaming site under "leaving soon" and I wanted to watch it while I still could for free. That's when I remembered my theory...

    Ted Fujita in 1971 created the Fujita Scale to describe tornado intensity.

    "...an F5 was the most powerful tornado with winds up to 318 miles per hour. Evidence of an F5 included strong frame houses ripped from their foundations, debarked trees and cars flying through the air."

    Fujita said, "With an F5, incredible phenomena can occur. Anything beyond an F5 would be inconceivable"

    Obviously Fujita was describing Bill Monroe playing an F5 mandolin.

    But what if it was the other way around?



    The key understanding of the connection comes when you convert the units from mph to kph - the wind speeds for an F5 would be 419-512 kph - which of course includes 440.

    Clearly this is related to the Pythagorean theorem of Bluegrass, universal harmonics and time travel.

    Connect all the dots and Lloyd Loar was familiar with the Fujita scale and wanted to accurately describe what he hoped to obtain from his redesigned mandolin, and wanted to let this speak through to future generations. The only way he could know this is if he traveled back in time from the future, and was using the most descriptive concepts he knew to brand Gibson mandolins.

    I know, as of this post I am 52 days late...

    I should be pickin' rather than postin'

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    As a pataphysician, I can appreciate your perspective on this possibility.

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    The Swedish air force flies an F5 fighter jet, perhaps another avenue of exploration which might peak your imagination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dang View Post

    Clearly this is related to the Pythagorean theorem of Bluegrass, universal harmonics and time travel.
    They said it, I believe it, that settles it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dang View Post
    Clearly this is related to the Pythagorean theorem of Bluegrass, universal harmonics and time travel.
    Fascinating dissertation on the differentiation of diatonic dynamics. His computations are a bit off around the 3:00 mark, but he gets an A for effort. "Double augmented 4th" belongs in another dimension.

    Fujita said, "With an F5, incredible phenomena can occur. Anything beyond an F5 would be inconceivable"
    Apparently he was unaware of the Shmergel.
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    The Fujita scale rates tornados by the damage they cause to human structures, not the actual strength.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David L View Post
    The Fujita scale rates tornados by the damage they cause to human structures, not the actual strength.
    Reminds me of an out of control 2 year old.
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    There are wind speeds associated with the ratings, hence the range mentioned earlier. After all, a tornado ranked on this scale will do more damage in a populated area than a barren one, irrespective of its wind speed.
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    I do not know if this has any cause or effect on this level of discussion but I looked in my cupboard yesterday and found I am out of thyme. A harbinger of things to come?

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    If you'll permit a bit of not-necessarily-sage advice, try to determine whether your basil metabolic rate affects this perception.
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    Dude(s) I went to college with founded F5 Networks in Seattle. Obviously they were business and comp sci majors and I wasn't, so I can't say I knew them particularly well. Perhaps we could have bonded over our mutual love of Bill Monroe.
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    And, I have a friend who works out with a local F3 group. I never thought they were intense enough for me, though they’ve not been as short lived as the F3 mando…tongue planted firmly in cheek

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffD View Post
    They said it, I believe it, that settles it.
    You must be Tom Snyder in disguise. I didn't know Tom played the mandolin.

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    You'd be surprised how many well-known personages have played or at least dabbled in playing mandolin. There are several threads devoted to this subject, including a few just about Orville Wright - no photos of him playing, but his mandolin is on display. Al Capone played mandola, even wrote a song or two. On and on. You might be surprised to learn some of this. I'd be surprised to learn Tom Snyder had any musical side to him, despite how much respect he displayed toward musicians on his show. But some imagery of famous enthusiasts exists:

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