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Post 8721

tucuxii

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No whey it would have o-curd to him if he had thought it through more caerphilly


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Post 8722

Baron Grim

smiley - groan


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Post 8723

fords - TISWAS '13 A87788524

*hails a taxi*


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Post 8724

Vestboy

Have I already asked whether people know that there are 4 islands off the coast of the UK called: Barry, Wight, Scilly, Man?

Barry is pronounced as barry
Wight is pronounced as white
Scilly is pronounced as silly
and Man is pronounded as man


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Post 8725

Pit - ( Carpe Diem - Stay in Bed )

Isle of Man...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1HqiUeKpyg


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Post 8726

Baron Grim

Thanks for that. My head hurts from grinning for 8+ minutes.


smiley - biker


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Post 8727

Mr. Dreadful - Our pleasures be joyless, doleful experiences...

The word 'botulism', referring to the illness caused by clostridium botulinum bacteria, is derived from the Latin 'botulus' meaning 'sausage'.


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Post 8728

Baron Grim

smiley - boing

From their website: http://dsc.discovery.com/show-news/mythbusters-by-the-numbers.html

To date, after 9 years, the Mythbusters have used more than 33,500 yards of duct tape; destroyed 146 vehicles; and used 13.5 tons(US) of explosives in approximately 792 explosions (about 4.24 explosions per episode on average).


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Post 8729

Mr. X---> "I really, really want Met to watch Pirates 3, but I'm totally not trying to pressure her in any way. Totally."

How many times have they destroyed Buster?

smiley - pirate


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Post 8730

Baron Grim

I think the only original piece remaining of Buster is the head. Everything else has been replaced.


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Post 8731

Mr. X---> "I really, really want Met to watch Pirates 3, but I'm totally not trying to pressure her in any way. Totally."

Yes, but that wasn't my question.

smiley - pirate


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Post 8732

Baron Grim

Sorry, that particular bit of useless information is not known to me.


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Post 8733

Vestboy

That's probably because it would have been useful to Mr X.


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Post 8734

Mr. X---> "I really, really want Met to watch Pirates 3, but I'm totally not trying to pressure her in any way. Totally."

Here's one: The Chinese had no concept of a round Earth until it was introduced to them by European missionaries in the 17th century. Oddly, their astronomy was otherwise fairly advanced.

smiley - pirate


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Post 8735

Vestboy

A dolphin's forehead is called its melon.


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Post 8736

swl - and the pigs said: We Will Be Happy, We Will Be Free

All the carpets in the Grand Mosque of Bahrain were made in Paisley.


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Post 8737

Pink Paisley

I am pleased to hear that. I wonder what colour they are?

PP.


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Post 8738

fords - TISWAS '13 A87788524

Nicko McBrain from Iron Maiden once appeared on the Sooty Show

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnE_8oeDj88


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Post 8739

tucuxii

Bob Holness (of Blockbusters fame) was the first actor to play James Bond (on the radio) - although an American actor had played CIA agent Jimmy Bond loosely based on 007.

Ian Flemming named his secret agent after the author of Birds* of the West Indies where he lived in a house called Goldeneye (named after a species of duck)

*The feathered kind rather than the type top 007 and SNP MSP for Marbella Sean Connery used to chase.


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Post 8740

Vestboy

Do you get extra points for cramming in so many useless facts into one entry? Well done! I think you should.


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