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Question #91111 posted on 04/12/2018 7:27 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

what are your greatest useless talents?

-Whee

A:

Dear Whee,

This.

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In case you are wondering that's around 1,400 pencils stacked on top of each other. This tower is 12" 1' which happens to be the unofficial world record. If I can get 13" 0' I'll have an official world record. How's that for great useless talent?

Peace,

Tipperary

A:

Dear We,

I can throat sing, but like, not well enough for it to be useful. Which honestly even if I was good at it it would still be useless.

Keep it real,
Sherpa Dave

A:

Dear Whee,

Playing on playgrounds. I grew up in a fantastic neighborhood where all the neighborhood kids played on our local playground up to our high school graduation. Give me a playground, and I'll be able to expertly climb and jump around every inch of it.

-guppy of doom

A:

Dear Whoopee,

When I was young, I practiced making weird faces quite a lot, and mastered a strange curl to my lips that makes for a very strange facial expression. Besides that, I have the ability to taste food for hours after I ate it.

~Anathema

A:

Dear person,

I am really good at picking the exact right tupperware to use for a given amount of food. Believe it or not, I have had people encourage me to put food in tupperware for a talent show before. For example, here is a picture from two weeks ago of a tupperware I chose for a random amount of leftover tomato sauce on the first try:

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I am usually pretty close to spot-on, even with very large amounts of food. Interestingly, my brother is very good at this as well. And, apparently, our grandmother was very good at tasks that involved judging volume. Maybe it's genetic.

-Sheebs, who also has a corresponding pet peeve of people using tupperwares that are too big

A:

Dear Shmee,

I don't have perfect pitch, but one note that I can always find correctly is F sharp. My choir teacher in high school really drilled it into us that we should always be able to find at least one pitch, and for whatever reason, the one she decided we should all learn was F sharp. So out of the blue, I can always hum a perfect F sharp.

-Alta

A:

Whee,

I can find the bathroom in a stranger's house on the first try. Every time.

Babalugats

Question #91103 posted on 04/12/2018 7:24 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Here is an Easter-themed question for you. I was watching the Mesa Easter Pageant yesterday and wondering--did Christ need to be killed for the Atonement to have taken place? Hypothetically, what would have happened if everyone had accepted Him as the Son of God and the crucifixion had never taken place?

Thanks for your thoughts and insights.

-The Skipper

A:

Dear you,

Warning: Doctrinal speculation ahead.

I think that Christ's death was a necessary part of the Atonement - if He hadn't actually "gone through with" dying (since it was in His power to prevent His death), He wouldn't really have made an infinite sacrifice. 

~Anne, Certainly

posted on 04/12/2018 10:49 p.m.
The atonement covers two things - spiritual death, and physical death. In order to overcome physical death, the Savior had to die and be resurrected. Without His death, the atonement would have been incomplete, and we would be unable to overcome physical death. https://www.lds.org/topics/atonement-of-jesus-christ?lang=eng
Question #91095 posted on 04/12/2018 7:24 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

If I'm not mistaken, there are only three references to the Sabbath in the Book of Mormon:

Jarom 1:5 - a statement that the people of Nephi had observed the Sabbath
Mosiah 13 - in which the 10 commandments are quoted
Mosiah 18:23 - a statement that Alma told the people baptized at the waters of Mormon to observe the Sabbath

To me, this seems like a disproportionately low amount of verses in the Book of Mormon about the Sabbath, especially since Christ taught some great doctrine about the Sabbath in the Gospels which the descendants of Lehi wouldn't have had access to. Why do you think that is/what do you make of it (if anything)?

-My Name Here

A:

Dear friend,

I might not have a full answer to this, but my first thought was that some of my favorite scriptures about the soul of the Sabbath are in the Book of Mormon, but weren't on your list. That's only because the word "Sabbath" doesn't occur in the chapter. Moroni 6 is one of my favorite chapters about why we have the church, and by extension, why we have the Sabbath. It's a beautiful passage about what the church is meant to do, why we have such a social aspect to the church, and why we meet together as a church.

Also, Christ taught a lot about the Sabbath because the Jews at the time had a concept of the Sabbath that Christ deemed as hypocritical. The New Testament includes a lot of rhetoric on the Sabbath Day because it was not well understood by the people that Christ was teaching. The people of Book of Mormon times certainly had problems that needed to be addressed, but it seems that the Sabbath day was not one that was as important for them. But, like I said, there are important scriptures about the role of the church, and about many things pertaining to the Sabbath. Maybe just not as explicitly as in the Bible.

Keep it real,
Sherpa Dave

Question #91089 posted on 04/12/2018 7:24 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Who runs the twitter and Facebook accounts for the Twelve Apostles and First Presidency? It seems obvious that they wouldn’t have the time or interest to maintain the accounts, and they don’t really have a personal touch. But does that mean that someone who works at the church headquarters is getting paid to tweet for them and update their Facebook statuses? How could I get a job doing something like this?

-Curious Morm

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Dear Morm Kelly,

From this article and from other communications from the church like this one, I presume that the Apostles are the main people who run their accounts; this is also supported by the fact that some are much better at posting than others. I'm sure that there are people who help them out to some extent with social media, or at least oversee it, but I couldn't find any information on that, or how you could go about getting that job.

Keep it real,
Sherpa Dave

Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I recently moved to Canada on a student visa, and slightly more recently got engaged to a cute Canadian (yay!). Anyway, as we're going about planning weddings and locations and whatnot, there has been concern about how getting married will affect my visa.

Someone mentioned that if we get married in The States, that I actually will not be able to return to Canada afterwards(due to name changes or something?) because my visa will no longer match. Someone else told us that if we get married in Canada that I'll have a heck of a time getting my passport and things updated for The States (and then might not be able to return there).

I can find no information on any of these possible scenarios, but I remember a board writer or two who did the opposite thing and got married in The States as a Canadian on a student visa. Do they have any words of wisdom or advice?

-Wedding Colo(u)rs

A:

Dear person,

At this time, there aren't any Canadian (non-dual citizen) writers who have married Americans writing for the Board. Sorry!

I strongly recommend contacting an immigration lawyer. They know everything you will possibly need to know and will give you the best advice.

-Sheebs 

posted on 04/13/2018 3:55 p.m.
There are readers that are dual citizens with Canadian parents that married Americans though!

According to my darling mother, both statements are correct. Regardless of where you choose to get married, it will be quite difficult to get into the other place.

Her recommendation is to get married in Canada and come back down. You wouldn't yet have anything changed, and as an American it will be easier to come back. werf's spouse will have a harder time getting back to the states. It also depends on which place you plan on living permanently.

If you are coming to STAY in the U.S., spouse will have to change their immigration status: (https://www.uscis.gov)

If you plan to move to Canada someday, you have to deal with Canadian immigration (in my experience, they're pretty nice, eh?) (https://www.canada.ca/en/services/immigration-citizenship.html)

You can also take a stop into an immigration office in Salt Lake, or find one in Canada. Sheebs is correct to say that you could also talk to a lawyer.

Ultimately, it will be difficult either way, and will take a long time. Someone will probably have to end up changing their immigration status. But when you love someone, you figure it out!

Best of luck
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