Odd factoids

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Blue Hills, 12 Nov 2017.

  1. Drago

    Drago Soiler of Y fronts

    John Inman invented semaphore.
     
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  2. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Extra solar

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    He had a spin off series "Are you being semaphored?"
     
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  3. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

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    John Inman was never outed or he'd have been called John Outman.
     
  4. NorthernDave

    NorthernDave Never used Über Member

    John Inman had an outy belly button
     
  5. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    its a well known fact that if you untie your belly button, your @rse falls off
     
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  6. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Extra solar

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    When you run down a train to reach your bike and get off it is considered a training exercise.
     
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  7. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

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    And absolutely must be posted on Strava :okay:
     
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  8. david k

    david k Hi

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    Ever pondered why people say Ruby Murray when they mean curry?

    The colour of a curry is often ruby, hence the saying
     
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  9. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Extra solar

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    Imagine some fools look on their faces when they head out to a segment to find it is railway track.
     
  10. Drago

    Drago Soiler of Y fronts

    If a bicycle ride is not posted on Strava, then you never did it. That is an irrefutable law of nature.
     
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  11. NorthernDave

    NorthernDave Never used Über Member

    This is a common misconception.

    Curry was actually invented by Ruby Murray hence the common use of her name when referring to the spicy dish*.
    She also invented the Murray Mint as a cooling post curry mouth freshener.

    * - Ruby's grandmother was so impressed with the new dish that she was inspired to invent a leavened, oven-baked flatbread to accompany it.
     
  12. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Extra solar

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    Graeme Walker became known as Murray Walker after he'd had a curry and made a very fast drive in his car to get to the toilet in time.
     
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  13. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    The first curry house in the UK opened in 1809 in London. It was called ‘The Hindostanee Coffee House’ and was owned by Dean Mahomed.

    There are more Indian restaurants in London than in Mumbai and Delhi combined.
     
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  14. NorthernDave

    NorthernDave Never used Über Member

    Point of order @classic33 - aren't all the restaurants in Mumbai and Delhi Indian restaurants given their geographical location?

    :whistle:
     
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  15. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    That would mean there isn't one in London though.
     
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