Odd factoids

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  1. NorthernDave

    NorthernDave Never used Über Member

    Technically this is correct.

    Due to an obscure piece of legislation implemented by Ken Livingstone (I presume), restaurants within the M25 are only allowed by law to sell pie, mash and jellied eels.
    Those in the know are aware to ask for the "special menu" ;)
     
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  2. david k

    david k Hi

    Location:
    North West
    Not at all, they love an 'English'
     
  3. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Monday is the best day to buy a car

    Believe it or not, there are positive things about Monday. For instance, when you're going to shop for a new car, do it on a Monday. Car salespeople make the bulk of their sales on the weekends. When Monday rolls around, there are usually few customers in sight, and the weekend is a long way off. That's why car salespeople are more desperate on Monday, and they'll be more willing to cut you a deal.
     
  4. Drago

    Drago Guru

    The day Monday was invented by Bob Geldof, solely so the Boomtlwn Rats could sing a song about it.
     
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  5. Dave7

    Dave7 Guru

    Location:
    Cheshire
    Personally speaking, I dont like Mondays.
     
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  6. bruce1530

    bruce1530 Über Member

    Location:
    Ayrshire
    Nobody ever liked mondays, and people have always complained about them.

    They were originally called “Moan Days”; the modern spelling was introduced by Queen Victoria. She was practically illiterate,but her courtiers regularly changed the official spelling of words to hide her poor spelling.
     
  7. Dave7

    Dave7 Guru

    Location:
    Cheshire
    The first bicycles to be made had square wheels. This made the difficult to ride and a tad uncomfortable, so padded shorts were invented to combat the problem.
    Someone then tried octagonal wheels which, as you can imagine, made things much easier.
    It was 60 years later that a distant relative of sir Walter Raleigh started producing bikes and he tried round wheels which everyone liked and this shaped wheel is still prefered by most cyclists today.
     
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  8. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Another motivation behind the development of round wheels was the desire to avoid the "Corner Tax" which was imposed by the conservative government of Nikita Kruschev in 1805. Every 90% angle produced anywhere had an annual tax payable, and round wheels neatly avoided this. This worked out very nicely, as the only available bicycle tyres were round anyway.
     
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  9. Threevok

    Threevok Four Sprung Pork Technik

    Location:
    South Wales
    Liam Neeson is rubbish at Guess Who?
     
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  10. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Liam Neeson invented racism in 1939. Back then he was a little bit shorter, and sported a natty toothbrush moustache.
     
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  11. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Tuesday is named after Tiw, the Norse god of single combat, victory and glory, and Tiw is associated with Mars, the Roman god of war, hence the day being known as 'Mardi' in French, 'Martes' in Spanish and 'Martedi' in Italian. Tuesday is considered to be an unlucky day in the Greek and Spanish-speaking worlds.
     
  12. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Thursday, or Thorsday, is not, as is often presumed, named after the God Thor. Thursday did not exist until it was created in honour of the heavy metal singer Thor in 1979.
     
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  13. Dave7

    Dave7 Guru

    Location:
    Cheshire
    Friday did not exist until some Pope decided that all catholics must eat fish one day each week. He chose a particular day and as everybody prefered a fried fish from the local chippy he named it Fry-day........later it became better known as Friday.
     
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  14. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Monday was invented in the North East of england. On the first day of every week the locals would greet one another, "Way-aye mon!" Mon day quickly became abbreviated to Monday.
     
  15. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

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