11:59 What is the sleeping bag?

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  1. propita

    propita Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    The green thing is the bottom half of an old soda bottle.
     
  2. teacake

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    Oh that makes sense..the old style glass where the glass is ridged.
     
  3. Alpha Flyer

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    Yep, the writing is actually quite clear. Do look at the logo on the candy bags shown at the URL I clipped, and then again at the duvet ... (Who says actually it's a sleeping bag? I imagine it was a duvet belonging to her future stepson.)

    As for the death dolphins, I always thought of the Equinox aliens as overgrown fireflies (apologies to Joss Whedon, I mean the things I squash when they turn up in my bedroom of a summer's night, since no one ever seems willing to ransom them).
     
  4. teacake

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    I believe you about the Jolly Rancher, lol.. we don't have that brand here so it did not jump out. As to the sleeping bag, that was just a word I chose to use instead of doona since doona is not a word the bulk of the forum would be familiar with. Looking up duvet I see it means the same as doona.
     
  5. lurok

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    So are we any closer to solving the mystery? :)
     
  6. teacake

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    The sleeping bag/duvet/doona is very close to Janeway's body, in bed with her.

    Therefore it is the greatest sleeping bag/duvet/doona in the universe.
     
  7. HGN2001

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    The green thing is a Cola bottle, shaped like an old green Coke bottle. Here it is turned around:

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    Harry
     
  8. teacake

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    Were they ever actually green?
     
  9. HGN2001

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    Yes.

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  10. teacake

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    Wow, you learn something every day here. Every. Single. Day.
     
  11. Jeri

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    Yes; I just learned some people don't know what Coke bottles used to look like. The list of such stuff gets longer every year for me, LOL. I remember when those cost a nickel, too.
     
  12. teacake

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    It's looking familiar to me now but I think I thought they were clear. It's the colour that threw me. You can still buy them in bottles here.
     
  13. Alpha Flyer

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    I remember them being green on occasion, but not always. Almost like the recycler sometimes tossed in some coloured glass. Except they didn't recycle in those days. Go figure.
     
  14. Sindatur

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    I actually didn't remember the Glass bottles being clear, myself, so I googled and came up with this picture

    History of Coke Bottles
     
  15. HGN2001

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    Oh, my.

    The green bottles are not throwaways. They are returnable. You'd buy them at the store and pay a deposit on them, essentially insuring that they'd be returned to the store and your deposit would be refunded. These bottles were returned to the bottler, cleaned out thoroughly, refilled and put back on the market. No waste.

    As a kid, we'd scour the neighborhood for the occasional discarded, returnable Coke and Pepsi bottles. When we got a few, we'd return them to the market for 2 cents each. If you managed to collect a full case of 24 (with the wooden case), you could get $1.50. A good income-producer for kids.

    It wasn't until the '60s when disposable bottles and cans became the norm, thus making voluntary recycling necessary.

    Harry
     
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    Sponge Bob, of course! haha ;)
     

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