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Why are nuclear cooling towers usually shaped like this: 

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Why do we park in driveways and drive on parkways?

Why is the third hand of a watch called the second hand?

Why do our noses run and our feet smell?

For the same reason Americans mail letters via the Post Office and Britons post letters via the Royal Mail.

They're called hyperbolic cooling towers.  The wide bottom area allows for a large amount of "carrier" material.  Hot cooling water is sprayed over the carrier material and evaporates.  As the steam/hot water vapors rise, the narrowing throat accelerates laminar vapor flow, making the cooling process more efficient.

They use a similar method but with air in the Middle East.

Interesting! Thank you!

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I am creating my own spirituality every day as a man. Any advice? I am not restricted or bias toward any belief system, so anything from anywhere is useful.

Center your spirituality around God. He sent his son from heaven to take the lashings and bare the cross so that your sins and transgressions may be forgiven!! How could you follow anything else? 

Those are boring. Next.lol seriosuly though, be a little more in depth.

Becoming a follower of Anton Lavey is a great way to go if being a theatrical malcontent douchebag is your goal. 

Whatever gets you through the night, kid. 

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