Odd factoids

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

  1. Dave7

    Dave7 Guru

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    Now you tell me. I have tried all ways to clean my hummingbird feeders** (I have 6 of them btw). And all this while I could have used egg shells.
    **I have no idea why but in the 6 years I have had the feeders not one hummingbird has bothered to visit :sad:
     
  2. Dave7

    Dave7 Guru

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    Naan bread was invented in India in the 16th Century but not as a food. It was theoretically a cheap footwear. They quickly realised it was not suitable but as they had already made 3000 tons of it they had to quickly find another use. Someone developed curry and the problem was solved.
     
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  3. colly

    colly Re member eR

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    I thought nan bread was invented by my granny. Just goes to show she was good at spinning a yarn.
     
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  4. raleighnut

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    Bit like when synthetic soles were developed for British footwear in the 70s, there were a lot of leather soles no longer required but luckily 'Berni Inns' were invented and took all the unwanted stock.
     
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  5. Dave7

    Dave7 Guru

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    You can never trust a granny. I bet she also told you that you were a good, sweet child ^_^
     
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  6. colly

    colly Re member eR

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    She did on occasion. ..when she wasn't giving me a clip round the ear.
     
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  7. Dave7

    Dave7 Guru

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    In the 60s Berni inns did a deal with Jamie Olivers grandad who ran all school dinners at the time. They bought all the left over semolina, tapioca and chocolate pudding. They mashed it all together and put cherries on top....and Black Forrest Gateaux was created.
     
  8. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Extra solar

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    VO2 Max is measured as the maximum rate at which you can deliver oxygen to your working muscles. The world record for a human is about 97 litres per minute per kg of weight in a Norwegian cross country skier. Sedentary adults have a figure between 15-30 litres per minute per kg of body weight. A bumble bee in comparison can work at a rate of about 6,000 litres per minute per kg of weight.
     
  9. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

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    So that's how they manage to fly.
     
  10. colly

    colly Re member eR

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    I reckon that's a load of bollaux
     
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  11. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    In Red Dwarf "Better Than Life", Holly notes that even though loneliness weighs heavily on us all, "Personally, the only thing that keeps me going is the thought that we are over 60 billion miles away from the nearest Berni Inn."
     
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  12. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    For the Duson, of Borneo, the Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher is considered such a bad omen. A warrior who see's one on their way to a battle, will return home.
     
  13. bruce1530

    bruce1530 Über Member

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    The chain of Berni Inns were owned by comedians Mike and Bernie Winters.
     
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  14. bruce1530

    bruce1530 Über Member

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    Contrary to popular belief, Mike and Bernie Winters were not really brothers. They were actually husband and wife.

    Mike first met Bernadette on the northern working mans club circuit, where he had been a comedian and she was part of a singing girl group with her sisters.
     
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  15. Dave7

    Dave7 Guru

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    With the Krankies it is the opposite. They pretend to be husband and wife when, in fact, they are brothers. The little one used to be 6 foot tall until he got caught in a revolving door. That caused him to become moody (or cranky) and with a slight change the name stuck.
     
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