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Post  bitofatwat on Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:25 am

Ants never sleep.
A cockroach can live 9 days without its head
Fish can't swim backwards
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Post  bitofatwat on Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:30 am

In a league of national homicide rates, 12 of the top 20 are Spanish speaking. Shocked
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Post  Guest on Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:33 am

Random fact:

ALL punters die broke.

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Post  bitofatwat on Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:37 am

Mad Tony wrote:Random fact:

ALL punters die broke.

affraid
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Post  bitofatwat on Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:38 am

Mick McCarthy sees dead people, or was it the shock of seeing wix at the match?

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Post  Guest on Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:40 am

bitofatwat wrote:Mick McCarthy sees dead people, or was it the shock of seeing wix at the match?


lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!

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Post  Guest on Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:41 am


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Post  bitofatwat on Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:46 am

Mad Tony wrote:

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Post  bitofatwat on Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:50 am

Apparently Gorillas have tiny penises....Human penises are huge in comparison. In some African countries to suggest that someone is hung like a Gorilla is a great insult.
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Post  Guest on Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:54 am

My wife says I'm hung like a gnat.
That's not what her sister used to say!

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Post  bitofatwat on Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:57 am

Mad Tony wrote:My wife says I'm hung like a gnat.
That's not what her sister used to say!
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Post  Guest on Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:09 pm

bitofatwat wrote:In a league of national homicide rates, 12 of the top 20 are Spanish speaking. Shocked

Whereas if you have a knowledge of Russian or Russian root languages, you're more likely to do a job on yourself (suicide, not self-coprophilia, unless you suffocate yourself with it)

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Post  Guest on Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:47 pm

I'm working from home tomorrow

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Post  morning_glory on Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:34 pm

ive eaten 3 satsumas today.
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Post  NotBert on Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:19 pm

The entire BBC output of both Bagpuss (13 episodes) and Mr Benn (13 episodes) totalled fewer episodes than that fucking Thin Blue Line of Ben Elton's (14) and fewer COMBINED than of Jasper Carrott in The Detectives (29 without specials)
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Post  NotBert on Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:14 pm

The use by date on every bag of crisps in this country is a Saturday.
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Post  NotBert on Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:54 pm

Among the E numbers that define food additives (E stands for "Europe", incidentally) there are diverse elements such as various caramels (E150) for brown colour, the prohibitively expensive saffron (E164) for orange-red, the "perfect white" of titanium dioxide (E171) and for gold colouring, well, they can use gold. It is E175.
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Post  NotBert on Sun Oct 13, 2013 4:30 pm

Reg Varney was the first person to use a cashpoint in the UK. Barclays in Enfield decided to instal one in 1967 and as an afterthough, said "might be a good idea to get a celebrity in..."

Who lived nearby in Enfield they could get at short notice? "Get me Varney!" thundered the Barclays manager. Reg was playing golf but was happy to oblige. It does explain, however, why he'd dressed somewhere between 50s playboy and LA pimp.


GO GIT ME SOME MO' MONEY, BITCHES
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Post  NotBert on Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:08 am

That because the light source (the sun) is effectively but not quite an infinite distance away and the plane is in an ecliptic straight line between the surface of the earth and the sun...

...a plane's shadow doesn't really exist but its penumbra does, and although it might look like an ellipse on the surface, the higher the plane goes, the more it tends towards being geometrically round.
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Post  NotBert on Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:54 am

In qualifying for the Atlanta Olympics, eleven Hungarian swimmers, including Attila Czene, who set an Olympic record in winning gold at the 200m Individual Medley, posted their qualifying times at a meeting that never took place.

Without the standards, they wouldn't get to compete so rather than go short-handed, the Hungarians went to trouble of inventing a fictitious meeting where half the team at the finals made the standard.  They even had two competitors disqualified in the non-events for verisimilitude.  The team won six medals but the national director of swimming would ultimately resign when the truth came out.
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Post  NotBert on Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:55 am

Horses stabled at Santa Anita racetrack are only allowed to run there if they can piss on cue. Strangely, this is achieved by conditioning - horses learn to associate pissing with whistling grooms.
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Post  Nobby Cheese on Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:32 am

NotBert wrote: horses learn to associate pissing with whistling grooms.

 lol! 
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Post  NotBert on Wed Dec 25, 2013 12:30 am

I wish I could have made that up, Tone, but they actually get the horse to associate a groom's whistle with having to piss.

I went to Santa Anita once. As I am wont to do, started whistling "Camptown Races" and got my feet wet. (That bit I did make up)
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Post  NotBert on Thu Dec 26, 2013 6:16 pm

The mountain on the Toblerone logo has a bear on it when you look closer. The Swiss capital is Bern, which has had an heraldic seal of a bear for 800 years or more.

Oh, and the Fed Ex logo has a white arrow pointing "forward" on it (if you read left to right as we do). Now go and check it out if you didn't know. OK, I'll save you the job

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Post  NotBert on Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:59 pm

Penguins effectively "fly" when in water - they propel and steer themselves with their wings with the same stroke and in the same way an aerial bird would.
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