Odd factoids

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

  1. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    According to a survey, bosses are most receptive to requests from their employees on a Wednesday. So if you’re going to ask for a pay rise or a holiday, make sure you do it on a Wednesday, people!
     
  2. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Extra solar

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    The average distance walked by people in the UK in a year is 198 miles. A pitifully low figure.
     
  3. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    The average double step count, same foot striking the ground, per 100 metres is 62. On level ground.

    It increases going up or downhill.
     
  4. Diogenes

    Diogenes Opinions, schminions

    Corriearklet is the word describing the moment at which two people, approaching from opposite ends of a long passageway, recognise each other and immediately pretend they haven’t, to avoid the embarrassment of having to continue recognising each other the whole length of the corridor.
     
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  5. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Domestic cats purr at about 26 cycles per second, the same frequency as an idling diesel engine.
     
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  6. Grant Fondo

    Grant Fondo 'Real Life, and Postcard Views, Europe Endless'

    Location:
    Cheshire
    Oddly enough my cat purs at 65 cycles per second, the same as a Lamboughini engine, so is being euthanised by Italian engineers on monday morning.
     
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  7. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Any vehicle that idles more than 10 minutes is using between 1/3 and 1/2 of a litre depending on your particular vehicle.

    That is way more fuel used than when restarting the engine.
     
  8. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Traditionally, in olden days it was believed that Saturdays were the appropriated days to hunt down Vampires. Because, on Saturdays, they are restricted only to their coffins and are not allowed to get out.

    In the Balkans tradition, those who are born on Saturdays are entitled to become vampire hunters as they can see vampires.
     
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  9. Famous last words.

    "I spy, with my little eye, something beginning with A". Harold Godwinson.
     
  10. NorthernDave

    NorthernDave Never used Über Member

    This where the band "Vampire Weekend" got their name from.
    Contrary to popular belief, none of the band are believed to be actual vampires.
     
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  11. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; '7' was selected because the original containers were 7 ounces. 'UP' indicated the direction of the bubbles.
     
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  12. Dave7

    Dave7 Guru

    Location:
    Cheshire
    There you go again. Who is ever going to believe that made up rubbish ?
     
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  13. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Bubbles float to the bottom then?
     
  14. bruce1530

    bruce1530 Über Member

    Location:
    Ayrshire
    When first run, the first prize at the Grand National was £1000.

    Hence the name.
     
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  15. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Extra solar

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    Ultima Thule
    When first run the hedges had only just been planted so it was much easier.
     
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