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April 25th, 2006
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Traveling expands your education...
So, let me ask all of you: how many of you (without looking it up on the Internet!) know what a Shot Tower is? *G* Tell me yes, or no, or guess at it, and I'll update with the answer.

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From:catw
Date:April 25th, 2006 08:34 pm (UTC)
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I don't have a clue - you would not ask if the answer was an easy one, like a tower used to defense a town or a place (like the battlement of a castle or so).
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From:rosamundeb
Date:April 26th, 2006 01:30 am (UTC)
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Nope... that's what I thought it was when I saw the signs, but it was in the middle of nowhere.
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From:zanne68
Date:April 25th, 2006 08:43 pm (UTC)
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Oh, I know this! It's a tower built to make lead gunshot. Molten lead is dropped from the top(I assume in measured amounts, not sure about that part), and by the time it reaches to bottom, it's taken a spherical shape and cooled enough to hold that shape. There's one in Dubuque that we visited when I was a kid. I hope I remembered all that right. :)
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From:rosamundeb
Date:April 26th, 2006 01:27 am (UTC)
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YAY!!!!! Points go to Zanne the Magnificent!

You are so cool! *G* They pour it through a sieve (grating) to control the size of the shot.

That one is impressive because of the height. This one is neat-looking, but is half the height - because half of the drop is underground. I'll post a link in my next post.
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From:psyknife
Date:April 25th, 2006 09:02 pm (UTC)
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You'd think that after numerous family vacations with my dad that I'd know that.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:April 26th, 2006 01:23 am (UTC)
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*L*! You're getting warm... *G*
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From:tootsiemuppet
Date:April 25th, 2006 09:18 pm (UTC)
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Ros, you and your dirty mind.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:April 26th, 2006 01:18 am (UTC)
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*LOL*!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You just squee'd at the thought of being able to use that icon, didn't you? *G*
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From:tootsiemuppet
Date:April 26th, 2006 01:14 pm (UTC)
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You know me too well.
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From:singeaddams
Date:April 25th, 2006 10:58 pm (UTC)
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I'm imagining a tower of little whiskey glasses. Full of whiskey.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:April 26th, 2006 01:16 am (UTC)
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HEEEE!!!! *L*!!!
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From:freakspawn
Date:April 25th, 2006 10:59 pm (UTC)
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teehee no clue :D
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From:rosamundeb
Date:April 26th, 2006 01:16 am (UTC)
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*G* An honest woman!
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From:hobbitgrrl
Date:April 25th, 2006 11:48 pm (UTC)
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Well I know after reading the comments... Heh. :D
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From:rosamundeb
Date:April 26th, 2006 01:13 am (UTC)
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Cheater!!!! *L*!
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From:niroc
Date:April 26th, 2006 12:43 am (UTC)
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I'd go for a tower in which the gunmen would be placed when a castle or such is under siege. But that would be too obvious, wouldn't it?
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From:rosamundeb
Date:April 26th, 2006 01:10 am (UTC)
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Good try; that's what I thought, too, but that's not what it is.

Hint: it's not by a castle or any other building, necessarily.
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From:niroc
Date:April 26th, 2006 12:24 pm (UTC)
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See, I'd give it another shot, but now I've already read the answer :D
*hugs*
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From:rosamundeb
Date:April 26th, 2006 04:11 pm (UTC)
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"another shot"... *groans* *L*!
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From:niroc
Date:April 26th, 2006 04:16 pm (UTC)
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Tss, pardon the pun, it was unintentional... But hey, go me, it was actually a good one *snickers*
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From:rosamundeb
Date:April 26th, 2006 04:22 pm (UTC)
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It was~!!! *L*!
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From:lilithlotr
Date:April 26th, 2006 03:34 am (UTC)
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I haven't a clue, but I picture a stack of shot glasses on a bar!
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From:rosamundeb
Date:April 26th, 2006 03:36 am (UTC)
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*L*!!!!
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From:niroc
Date:April 26th, 2006 12:25 pm (UTC)
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I like the way your mind works :D
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From:rosamundeb
Date:April 26th, 2006 04:11 pm (UTC)
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(*L*!)
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