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Gourami (Gourami)
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I've made up a verb. It's called blirring.

I've only blirred for a few hours in my entire life. Most people cannot blir most of the time, although many have been able to blir once or twice. Back in the good old days, people would blir for longer periods of time, although more people today can say they've blirred.

How does one blir?
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Is blirring something one does alone? with 1 other person? 2 other people? insert list of positive integers, please

Does one blir for pleasure?

Does every living person blir at least once in their lifetime?
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Does blirring require expensive equipment? Can it only be performed in certain specific locations?

Would you say that, if given the opportunity (time, money, etc.), most people would choose to blir more frequently than they do now?
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Is blirring painful? addictive?
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Is blirring legal?
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Is blirring something one does alone? with 1 other person? 2 other people? insert list of positive integers, please Typically more than one, exact no. irr.

Does one blir for pleasure? Sometimes.

Does every living person blir at least once in their lifetime? No.

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Does blirring require expensive equipment? \b[No, but usually entails it.} Can it only be performed in certain specific locations? YES.

Would you say that, if given the opportunity (time, money, etc.), most people would choose to blir more frequently than they do now? Yes, most likely.

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Is blirring painful? No. addictive? No.

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Is blirring legal? Yes! What are you implying? =)
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Sorry I meant to ask has it ever been illegal wasn't implying that you were a lawbreaker.

Is Blirring a sporting pursuit? Can it be dangerous at all? Is it tiring? Is blirring easier to do in certain countries? more enjoyable? Is any one country renouned for it's blirring? Can blirring be done indoors only? outdoors only? both?

Are men more likely to blirr than women? vice versa?
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Does blirring occur on land? in water? in the air? in outer space?

Since it is usually done with others, are both males and females necessary? (get your minds out of the gutter! :o)) Do men usually do it together? Women together?

Is blirring a hobby? Necessary evil? a 'job' to do?

Does blirring occur with seeing something? tasting something? smelling something? hearing something? touching something?

Do people enjoy blirring? hate blirring?

Must you be of a certain age to blir? child or adult?
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Sorry I meant to ask has it ever been illegal wasn't implying that you were a lawbreaker. It's cool, I'm sure I've broken a law at some point.

Is Blirring a sporting pursuit? Can be involved in one. Can it be dangerous at all? Yesish. Is it tiring? No. Is blirring easier to do in certain countries? No...ish... more enjoyable? No. Is any one country renouned for it's blirring? No, but maybe explore. Can blirring be done indoors only? outdoors only? This. both?

Are men more likely to blirr than women? vice versa? No, but also might help to explore. Maybe. Maybe I'm just leading you off-track.

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Does blirring occur on land? in water? This, good q. in the air? in outer space?

Since it is usually done with others, are both males and females necessary? No. (get your minds out of the gutter! :o)) Yes. ;)Do men usually do it together? Women together? Irr.

Is blirring a hobby? Can be involved in one. Necessary evil? a 'job' to do? no.

Does blirring occur with seeing something? Yesish! tasting something? smelling something? hearing something? touching something? No to rest.

Do people enjoy blirring? hate blirring? Could be either.

Must you be of a certain age to blir? child or adult? No, irr.
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Scuba diving? Snorkeling? Going in a submarine?
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Whale or dolphin watching?
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Dolphin riding?
Hallucinating on magic mushrooms?
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Does blirring occur in:

a pond?

an ocean?

a lake?

a sea?

the gulf?

a kiddie swimming pool?

an in-ground swimming pool?

How much water must be present to blir? (this will be answered, I hope, by the answers you give to the previous questions.)

Must a person be in the water to blir? Or just watching someone who is in the water? If this is the case, could both parties be said to be blirring?
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***************TYPO!**********
Sorry, the answer to Bigpurple should be:

Does blirring occur on land? No. in water? This, good q. in the air? in outer space? Yes or yesish to rest.
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Scuba diving? Snorkeling? Going in a submarine? No to all.

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Whale or dolphin watching? No.

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Dolphin riding?
Hallucinating on magic mushrooms? No, and double no. =)

Bigpurple (Bigpurple)

Does blirring occur in:

a pond? No.

an ocean? Yes.

a lake? Depends on the lake.

a sea? Depends.

the gulf? Yes.

a kiddie swimming pool? No.

an in-ground swimming pool? No.

How much water must be present to blir? (this will be answered, I hope, by the answers you give to the previous questions.) I think it is.

Must a person be in the water to blir? No, see my typo. Or just watching someone who is in the water? No. If this is the case, could both parties be said to be blirring? If one's on land and one's in the water? No.
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Surfing? Bellyboarding? Water-skiing? Jetskiing?
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Does the force of the water or air aid in blirring? Is blirring better when there is a lot of wind? really high waves?

Can blirring be dangerous? mildly so? very much so?
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Surfing? Bellyboarding? Water-skiing? Jetskiing? No, see typo. Sorry to mislead.

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Does the force of the water or air aid in blirring? No. Is blirring better when there is a lot of wind? really high waves? No.

Can blirring be dangerous? Yesish, hard to answer. mildly so? very much so? Blirring in itself is not dangerous, but it could be done when someone is in a very dangerous situation.
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Can you please reveal which of the following people are most likely to have blirred in their lives?

Astronauts?
Scuba divers?
Olympic swimmers?
Aircraft pilots?
Sailors?
Underwater photographers?

Does blirring require a breathing apparatus? Is buoyancy relevant?

Is blirring simply the act of seeing some specific - thing? action? event?

More people today can say they've blirred -> is this because we have some new technology that makes it easier to do? more accessible? is it simply more popular?

People used to blir for longer times in the good old days - Because they didn't know any better? They needed to?

Could a blind man blir? a deaf man? a mute man?

Is there a guiness record related to blirring? If so, regarding length of time? quantity? quality?
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Is a significant depth of water necessary to blir?
If in the air, is a minimum altitude necessary?
Is it done intentionally? Is movement involved? Jumping?
Have technological advances changed the length of time for which people blir?
Are glasses relevant? binoculars? contact lenses?
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Can you please reveal which of the following people are most likely to have blirred in their lives? Sure.

Astronauts? Possibly.
Scuba divers? Possibly.
Olympic swimmers?
Aircraft pilots? Very likely.
Sailors? Very likely.
Underwater photographers? Possibly.

Does blirring require a breathing apparatus? No. Is buoyancy relevant? No.

Is blirring simply the act of seeing some specific - thing? action? event? Noish.

More people today can say they've blirred -> Perhaps not most, but many. is this because we have some new technology that makes it easier to do? Yes. more accessible? And yes. is it simply more popular? Yope.

People used to blir for longer times in the good old days - Because they didn't know any better? No. They needed to? Yesish.

Could a blind man blir? Good question! I'll say yesish. a deaf man? a mute man? Yes to both.

Is there a guiness record related to blirring? I couldn't find any on the website. If so, regarding length of time? If there were, it would relate to this. quantity? quality?

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Is a significant depth of water necessary to blir? Noish.
If in the air, is a minimum altitude necessary? No.
Is it done intentionally? Probably incidental in most cases. Is movement involved? Yes, a certain movement.Jumping? No.
Have technological advances changed the length of time for which people blir? Yes.
Are glasses relevant? binoculars? contact lenses? No to all.

Tiny Note: There is a difference between being able to blir and actually blirring, but it is so small, I have answered most questions as if they were interchangable. For example, in the old days, people could blir for longer, but they did not blir during the entire time that they could.
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So it is incidental in most cases, meaning that it is usually simply a side effect or requirement for doing something else, not as an aim in and of itself?

If so, is that other action:
determining one's current location?
navigating from one place to another?
propelling some form of transportation?
embarking or disembarking from a ship, plane, etc.?

Is the technology that has changed the blirring time and frequency:
an aid to sight of some kind (lens, telescope, etc.)?
a form of transportation?
a purely information technology (computers, the Internet, etc.)?

Is it possible to achieve the same result as blirring remotely, for example over an Internet connection? If so, would this still be considered blirring, or does it have another name?
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when one blirs, does one experience a natural phenomenon? is one viewing inanimate nature? animals? other humans? outer space?

is water absolutely necessary?

is a blir observable only by vision? can you sense it by touch? smell? sound? taste?
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when one blirs, does one experience a natural phenomenon? is one viewing inanimate nature? animals? other humans? outer space?

is water absolutely necessary?

is a blir observable only by vision? can you sense it by touch? smell? sound? taste?
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So it is incidental in most cases, meaning that it is usually simply a side effect or requirement for doing something else, not as an aim in and of itself? Yes.

If so, is that other action:
determining one's current location?
navigating from one place to another? This, or possibly other activities.
propelling some form of transportation?
embarking or disembarking from a ship, plane, etc.?

Is the technology that has changed the blirring time and frequency:
an aid to sight of some kind (lens, telescope, etc.)?
a form of transportation? This, good question.
a purely information technology (computers, the Internet, etc.)?

Is it possible to achieve the same result as blirring remotely, for example over an Internet connection? Possible, but impractical. If so, would this still be considered blirring, or does it have another name? I would call it blirring in one particular set of circumstances that are seldom if ever the case.

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when one blirs, does one experience a natural phenomenon? Yesish. is one viewing inanimate nature? This. animals? other humans? outer space? Could be this.

is water absolutely necessary? No, but it's usually involved.

is a blir observable only by vision? This. can you sense it by touch? smell? sound? taste?
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Does blirring involve viewing something with the naked eye? through some type of lens? either?

Is a reflection involved?
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Does blirring deal with a special type of reflection, refraction, or absorption of light or other EM radiation/charging of particles? (i.e. - Aurora Borealis)

Does this occur under water? On the water top? Slightly above the water (>5 meters)?

Is this observable in outer space whilst not observing any atmosphere (i.e. - looking away from the earth into deep space). Is atmosphere required for the phenomenon? Does it have to do with the interaction of the atmosphere and space particles, such as "shooting stars?"
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Does blirring have anything to do with telescopes? Spacecraft? the Hubble telescope? the Internet? Boats? Airplanes? Submarines? Trains? Automobiles?
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Does blirring have anything to do with being lost?
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Does blirring involve viewing something with the naked eye? Yes. through some type of lens? Could be this. either? Yes.

Is a reflection involved? No.

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Does blirring deal with a special type of reflection, refraction, or absorption of light or other EM radiation/charging of particles? (i.e. - Aurora Borealis) No.

Does this occur under water? On the water top? Slightly above the water (>5 meters)? Could happen in any of these places.

Is this observable in outer space whilst not observing any atmosphere (i.e. - looking away from the earth into deep space). Yesish--what you are looking at is observable, but you are not blirring. Is atmosphere required for the phenomenon? No. Does it have to do with the interaction of the atmosphere and space particles, such as "shooting stars?" No.

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Does blirring have anything to do with telescopes? Spacecraft? the Hubble telescope? the Internet? Boats? Often involves this. Airplanes? And this. Submarines? Trains? Automobiles? But none are absolutely necessary for blirring.

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Does blirring have anything to do with being lost? One would do it if lost, in a certain area, but being lost isn't necessary.
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Could a passenger in an airplane blir as well as the pilot?

Since a blind man could possibly blir, does he need help of some kind? another person to report what they see? Or is there a form of blirring that does not involve 'seeing'?

So blirring is usually involved in the process of navigation of some sort? Does it involve looking at stars?
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does blir=help? vice versa?
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Could a passenger in an airplane blir as well as the pilot? Yes.

Since a blind man could possibly blir, does he need help of some kind? No, although I'm still on the fence about that one. another person to report what they see? No. Or is there a form of blirring that does not involve 'seeing'? No, but possibly worth investigating.

So blirring is usually involved in the process of navigation of some sort? Yes, though not only in navigation. Does it involve looking at stars? It could.

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does blir=help? No. vice versa? Unsure what you mean...
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Could blirring involve:

pilotage? dead reckoning? radio navigation? celestial navigation? inertial navigation?

Could you be blirring while simply looking at a compass?

Consider this scenario -

1. I am on a deserted island that my airplane has crashed into.
2. Being a skilled navigator, I can figure out cardinal directions by looking at the orientation of the stars in the sky.
3. I do so, and determine which direction the closest land must be.
4. I fashion a raft and float towards this location.
5. On the way I constantly correct my course by looking at the stars again.
6. Finally I reach land.

Have I blirred at some point? If so, could you highlight which step(s) involved blirring? If I haven't blirred at all, could you highlight which step I might have done something different to have been blirring?
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Could blirring involve:

pilotage? dead reckoning? radio navigation? celestial navigation? inertial navigation? You could possibly blir while doing any of these things, although I don't believe its necessary for any.

Could you be blirring while simply looking at a compass? NO.

Consider this scenario - Mkay.

1. I am on a deserted island that my airplane has crashed into.
2. Being a skilled navigator, I can figure out cardinal directions by looking at the orientation of the stars in the sky.
3. I do so, and determine which direction the closest land must be.
4. I fashion a raft and float towards this location.
5. On the way I constantly correct my course by looking at the stars again.
6. Finally I reach land.

Have I blirred at some point? You probably did, although you don't mention it here. If so, could you highlight which step(s) involved blirring? Four or five. If I haven't blirred at all, could you highlight which step I might have done something different to have been blirring? You didn't mention blirring, but someone in this situation invariably would at some point.

lol, Creative line of questioning.
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Does the act of blirring necessarily produce a noticeable change in the surroundings? (for instance, building a boat does, since there exists a boat after but not before, whereas the act of looking at the stars does not).
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Does the act of blirring necessarily produce a noticeable change in the surroundings? No.
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Gah this one is killing me... someone please brainstorm and solve it before I have a nervous breakdown... Gourami you concubine of laterality!!
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does blirring affect change in the environment? does it have a causal relationship with the observed phenomenon? does it only allow one to see what they would normally not see? is it requisite that one be navigating to see it (not just in motion, but actively plotting course). Is the observed thing(s) any frequency of electromagnetic radiation (all the way from radio waves up to gamma radiation)? does the observable phenomenon emit its own EM radiation?
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Are horizons involved?
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Gah this one is killing me... someone please brainstorm and solve it before I have a nervous breakdown... Gourami you concubine of laterality!! I'll take that as a compliment.

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does blirring affect change in the environment? No. does it have a causal relationship with the observed phenomenon? I'd say noish.does it only allow one to see what they would normally not see? Yope? is it requisite that one be navigating to see it (not just in motion, This is not necessary. but actively plotting course) No.. Is the observed thing(s) any frequency of electromagnetic radiation (all the way from radio waves up to gamma radiation)? Only visible light, but explore a very slight FA. does the observable phenomenon emit its own EM radiation? No, same slight FA.

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Are horizons involved? Yes indeed. See, you brainstormed it yourself.
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Does blirring involve observing:
-the height of some celestial body above the horizon?
-the location of a land mass along the horizon?
-whether the horizon is obscured by clouds, fog, or something else in the atmosphere?

Did people blir for more time in the past because:
-There was less likely to be bright lights on the horizon that would blind you to the thing(s) being observed?
-There are now easier ways (e.g. accurate maps, GPS, etc.) to learn the same information as by blirring?

Fewer people had blirred in the past:
-simply because more had been in a location with a straight horizon?
-because blirring requires something, in addition to the mere location, that fewer people would have owned in the past?
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Does blirring involve observing:
-the height of some celestial body above the horizon? No.
-the location of a land mass along the horizon? NO. Explore.
-whether the horizon is obscured by clouds, fog, or something else in the atmosphere? No.

Did people blir for more time in the past because:
-There was less likely to be bright lights on the horizon that would blind you to the thing(s) being observed? No.
-There are now easier ways (e.g. accurate maps, GPS, etc.) to learn the same information as by blirring? No.

Fewer people had blirred in the past:
-simply because more had been in a location with a straight horizon? No.
-because blirring requires something, in addition to the mere location, that fewer people would have owned in the past? No.
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For clarity, I had asked previously if an atmosphere was required for blirring, to which you replied no. In the last post you said to explore land masses along a horizon, which implies that it has something to do with a planet (maybe loosely) yes? Would this be observable on a planet with no atmosphere? On a moon?
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Does blirring have something to do with observing landmasses/other-objects cresting the horizon?
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For clarity, I had asked previously if an atmosphere was required for blirring, to which you replied no. In the last post you said to explore land masses along a horizon, which implies that it has something to do with a planet (maybe loosely) yes? Sort of. Would this be observable on a planet with no atmosphere? Theoretically, yes. But I can't think of any planet on which you could blir besides Earth. On a moon? I can think of one moon on which it would work, but whether you'd actually be blirring is debatable.

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Does blirring have something to do with observing landmasses/other-objects cresting the horizon? No, OTRT...
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Did you blir continuously for "a few hours"? Several different times whose cumulative total is "a few hours"? Have I ever blirred? Can more than one person in the same geographic location blir at the same time? Would there be a limit to simultaneous blirring? Does the number of opportunities one has to blir vary by person? By the situations in which they find themselves?
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Can more people today say that they've blirred simply because there are more people alive today? Or has the proportion of those who have blirred actually increased? Is it feasible to consider that a five year old has blirred quite a few times in his or her life? Can other animals blir? What about androids? Aliens? Robots? If you blir in outer space, where is the horizon?
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Is the title overtly relevant?
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So far we have...
1) Blirring is a verb.
2) Most of the time, most people cannot blir.
3) "Many" people have "been able" to blir once or twice.
4) At some point in the past, people would blir for longer than people blir today.
5) More people today can say they have blirred.
6) Someone typically blirs with 2 or more people.
7) The exact number of people with whom one blirs is irrelevant.
8) One sometimes blirs for pleasure.
9) Some people die without having blirred.
10) Blurring does not require expensive equipment, but it usually entails it.
11) Blirring can only be performed in certain specific locations.
12) If given the opportunity, most people would likely choose to blir more often.
13) Blrring is not painful.
14) Blirring is not addictive.
15) Blirring has always been legal in all parts of the world.
16) Blirring can be involved in a sporting pursuit.
17) Blirring can be dangerous at all (ish).
18) Blirring is not tiring.
19) Blirring is equally easier in all countries (ish).
20) Men and women are equally likely to blir.
21) Blirring cannot be done within the confines of a structure.
22) It is not necessary to have both genders to blir.
23) It is irrelevant whether men or women do it together.
24) Blirring can be involved in a hobby.
25) Blirring occurs along with seeing something.
26) Blirring does not occur with tasting, smelling, hearing, or touching anything.
27) People could either hate or enjoy blirring.
28) You don't need to be any certain age to blir.
29) Blirring cannot occur on land.
30) Blirring occurs in water.
31) Blirring occurs in the air and in outer space. (ish)
32) Blrring does not occur in a pond, a kiddie pool, or an in-ground swimming pool.
33) Blrring occurs in an ocean, certain lakes, and the Persian Gulf.
34) Whether or not blirring occurs in a sea depends.
35) If one party is on land and one is in the water, it could not be said that both parties are blirring.
36) The force of the water or air does not aid in blirring.
37) Blirring is not better when there is a lot of wind or really high waves.
38) Blirring in itself is not dangerous, but it could be done when someone is in a very dangerous situation.
39) It is very likely that aircraft pilots and sailors have blirred at some point in their lives.
40) It is possible that astronauts, scuba divers, and underwater photographers have blirred at some point in their lives.
41) Olympic swimmers may have blirred at some point in their lives, but it is not as likely as astronauts, scuba divers, sailors, aircraft pilots, or underwater photographers.
42) Blirring does not require a breathing apparatus.
43) Buoyancy is not relevant.
44) Blirring is not simply the act of seeing something. (ish)
45) Perhaps not most, but many people can say they've blirred.
46) More people today can say they've blirred because we have some new technology that makes it easier to do and more accessible.
47)People used to blir for longer times in the past, not because they didn't know any better, but because they needed to (ish).
48) A blind man could blir. (ish)
49) If there were a Guinness record related to blirring, it would relate to length of time.
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50) It is not necessary for there to be a significant depth of water in order to blir. (ish)
51) If in the air, there is no minimum altitude necessary.
52) Blirring is probably incidental in most cases, meaning that it is usually simply a side effect or requirement for doing something else, not as an aim in and of itself.
53) A certain movement is involved.
54) Jumping is not involved.
55) Technological advances have changed the length of time for which people blir.
56) Glasses, binoculars, and contact lenses are not relevant.
57) There is a difference between being able to blir and actually blirring, but it is so small, Gourami has answered most questions as if they were interchangeable. For example, in the old days, people could blir for longer, but they did not blir during the entire time that they could.
58) The technology that has changed the blirring time and frequency is a form of transportation.
59) It is possible to achieve the same result as blirring remotely, but it is impractical. Gourami would call it blirring in one particular set of circumstances that are seldom if ever the case.
60) When one blirs, one experiences a natural phenomenon. (ish)
61) When one blirs, one is viewing inanimate nature.
62) Water is not absolutely necessary, but it's usually involved.
63) A blir is observable only by vision.
64) Blirring involves viewing something with the naked eye, or it could be through some type of lens.
65) There is not a reflection involved.
66) Blirring does not deal with any special type of reflection, refraction, or absorption of electromagnetic radiation.
67) Blirring could happen underwater, on the water top, or slightly (more than five meters) above the water.
68) This is observable in outer space whilst not observing any atmosphere. (ish) What you are looking at is observable, but you are not blirring.
69) Atmosphere is not necessary for the phenomenon.
70) It doesn't have to do with the interaction of the atmosphere and space particles.
71) Blirring often involves boats and airplanes, but neither are absolutely necessary for blirring.
72) One would blir if lost, but being lost isn't necessary.
73) A passenger in an airplane could blir as well as the pilot.
74) Blirring is usally involved in the process of navigation of some sort, though not only in navigation.
75) Blirring could involve looking at stars.
76) Blir =/= help.
77) You could possibly blir while doing pilotage, dead reckoning, radio navigation, celestial navigation, or inertial navigation, but Gourami doesn't believe it is necessary for any.
78) You could not be blirring while simply looking at a compass.
79) The following scenario is considered:

A. Noobdogg is on a deserted island that his airplane has crashed into.
B. Being a skilled navigator, he can figure out cardinal directions by looking at the orientation of the stars in the sky.
C. He does so, and determines which direction the closest land must be.
D. He fashions a raft and floats towards this location.
E. On the way he constantly corrects his course by looking at the stars again.
F. Finally he reaches land.

Noobdogg probably blirred at some point, although it wasn't mentioned here. Step four or five involved blirring. Blirring wasn't mentioned, but someone in this situation would invariably blir at some point.

80) The act of blirring does not necessarily produce a noticeable change in the surroundings.
81) Blirring does not affect change in the environment.
82) Blirring does not have a casual relationship with the observed phenomenon. (ish)
83) Horizons are involved.
84) Blirring does not involve observing the height of any celestial body above the horizon, the location of any land mass along the horizon, or whether the horizon is obscured by clouds, fog, or anything else in the atmosphere.
85) This would theoretically be observable on a planet with no atmosphere, but Gourami can't think of any planet on which you could blir besides Earth.
86) Gourami can think of one moon on which it would work, but whether or not you'd actually be blirring is debatable.
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Did you blir continuously for "a few hours"? No, but I could have. Several different times whose cumulative total is "a few hours"? No, blirred several times over the course of several hours in which I could. Have I ever blirred? You'd have to tell me everything you've ever done for me to determine that. Can more than one person in the same geographic location blir at the same time? Yes. Would there be a limit to simultaneous blirring? No. Does the number of opportunities one has to blir vary by person? By the situations in which they find themselves? This.

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Can more people today say that they've blirred simply because there are more people alive today? No. Or has the proportion of those who have blirred actually increased? This. Is it feasible to consider that a five year old has blirred quite a few times in his or her life? Depends on the five-year-old. Can other animals blir? Yes. What about androids? Unsure, depends on how one would build an android. Aliens? Robots? Again, depends on how they are built. If you blir in outer space, where is the horizon? Not a yes-or-no question. =)

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Is the title overtly relevant? No.
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and this has nothing to do with the illusion of enlarging celestial bodies near the horizon?

does the term you have selected, "blirring," help lead to that which it describes by some type of conceptual association?
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Is never ever enough?
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and this has nothing to do with the illusion of enlarging celestial bodies near the horizon? Nope, I promise.

does the term you have selected, "blirring," help lead to that which it describes by some type of conceptual association? Not really.
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does this have anything to do with heat? change of states? landmasses appearing over the horizon? a mirage?
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does this have anything to do with heat? change of states? landmasses appearing over the horizon? Thisish. a mirage?
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landmasses disappearing over the horizon?

I think I remember you saying that it was required that you be in motion to blirr, but I don't recall for sure. So, is that the case?
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landmasses disappearing over the horizon? Closer, but not exacly...

I think I remember you saying that it was required that you be in motion to blirr, but I don't recall for sure. So, is that the case? No, although people who blir often are.
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using land masses on the horizon to orient yourself in order to ensure that you travel in a straight line?

Does this involve a changing in perspective on landmasses in the horizon? If so, and if it is not required that you be in motion for this to occur, then the land masses must be in motion. Or perhaps the lighting is changing? Hmmm...
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using land masses on the horizon to orient yourself in order to ensure that you travel in a straight line? No.

Does this involve a changing in perspective on landmasses in the horizon? No. If so, and if it is not required that you be in motion for this to occur, then the land masses must be in motion. Or perhaps the lighting is changing? Hmmm... No to all...I think I see where the confusion is.
It is a verb, so yes, you are making a motion when you blir. I took "in motion" to mean "utilizing a mode of transportation," which is not necessary. Sorry for the fuzzy wording.
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does this deal exclusively with optical perception or is any other sensing involved?

must one change their elevation to do this? their position laterally?

does the persons orientation to the landmass make a difference? must this orientation change to blirr?

is the motion visible? I know you said its a verb, so motion is required, but some verbs, like thinking, looking, etc, don't require actual motion.
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does this deal exclusively with optical perception or is any other sensing involved? Just sensing...

must one change their elevation to do this? No. their position laterally? No.

does the persons orientation to the landmass make a difference? FA. must this orientation change to blirr? FA, but no.

is the motion visible? Yes. I know you said its a verb, so motion is required, but some verbs, like thinking, looking, etc, don't require actual motion. Except the firing of neurons...but I know what you mean. XD
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Is blirring similar to flazzing?
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is blirring judging the distance of something from the observer?

does it involve a judgement of any sort? a mental calculation? an assessment of size?

does blirring involve the position of the blirrer in relation to other people? for example is blirring leading a group of people/ walking towards something?
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Is blirring similar to flazzing? lol, not other than in ways already discovered.

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is blirring judging the distance of something from the observer? No.

does it involve a judgement of any sort? a mental calculation? an assessment of size? No.

does blirring involve the position of the blirrer in relation to other people? for example is blirring leading a group of people/ walking towards something? No.

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I feel like, if all the things already discovered are brought together, the solution will quickly present itself. =)

Blirring is an action involving vision. It requires movement; no major change in position occurs during blirring, but it's often done on a boat, plane or spaceship.
One stranded on a desert island could not blir. However, in the process of being stranded/rescued, they would probably be able to blir at some point. Blirring is something you only do for a minute or two, but, more importantly, you may be able to blir for hours at a time (on the old days, for days or weeks at a time). I.e., it is not something you can always do: the situation in which you are able to do it is the most relevant part.
Blirring sort of involves the horizon, although there are obviously exceptions since it can take place in space. It doesn't involve landscapes on the horizon, but keep thinking along those lines. It has little to nothing to do with stars.
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is the motion involved in blirring a voluntary action? or does it results from external forces on the person? such as turbulence?

you say it involves the horizon - is it relevant how far away the horizon is when blirring can take place? by horizon do you mean 'limit of vision'? eg if you are in murky water could you still blir? if you were in a boat on the water on a foggy day could you blir?

if one doesn't blir on land - is that because one can't? or one wouldn't want to?

can a one eyed man blir? someone who is colour blind? someone who is very short sighted with no corrective spectacles?
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is the motion involved in blirring a voluntary action? This. or does it results from external forces on the person? such as turbulence?

you say it involves the horizon - is it relevant how far away the horizon is when blirring can take place? No. by horizon do you mean 'limit of vision'? This works, yes. eg if you are in murky water could you still blir? if you were in a boat on the water on a foggy day could you blir? Yes to both.

if one doesn't blir on land - is that because one can't? This. or one wouldn't want to?

can a one eyed man blir? someone who is colour blind? someone who is very short sighted with no corrective spectacles? Yes to all.
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I'm really confused as to how it could be that in the past you could have blirred for days or weeks, but now you can do it for at most hours. When blirring, are you viewing something constructed or produced by humans? Is it possible to blir in a location out in the middle of the ocean where there are no signs of human life (besides oneself) visible in any direction?
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I'm really confused as to how it could be that in the past you could have blirred for days or weeks, but now you can do it for at most hours. It is not impossible to be able to blir for the same period of time, it is just rarely done. When blirring, are you viewing something constructed or produced by humans? Not necessarily. Is it possible to blir in a location out in the middle of the ocean where there are no signs of human life (besides oneself) visible in any direction? Yes! Yes yes yes!
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Is never ever enough?
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Is never ever enough? Irr. But yes.
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Is it a somersault? A barrel roll? Does it involve walking in a straight line?
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Doctapeppa (Doctapeppa)

Is it a somersault? A barrel roll? Does it involve walking in a straight line? No, see recap.
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Anything to do with losing the last of recognizable objects over the horizon? Of being solitary among nothing but surrounding water on all visible sides?
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Anything to do with looking down below your feet?
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Anything to do with losing the last of recognizable objects over the horizon? Of being solitary among nothing but surrounding water on all visible sides? Yes and yes! You got it! Good, I was getting tired of this one.

********************SPOILER

blir (v.)- To look all about one without seeing solid, dry land.

Therefore, whenever you are on a boat or plane in the middle of the ocean, you can blir, but you probably wont for more than a minute or two. People used to take months to cross oceans, so they would blir more, but not as many different people could afford/had the opportunity to do it.
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Woo! Good one.
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Couldn't that also occur in a building, or am I not understanding it correctly?
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No, I'm counting a floor as dry land. Land=what you can stand on.

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