Odd factoids

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  1. david k

    david k Hi

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    Arh that's were it is all makes sense now
     
  2. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Extra solar

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    It is estimated that four out of every five adults aged 50 years and above are suffering from at least one condition that is chronic.
     
  3. colly

    colly Re member eR

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    September 1951 is when the first time traveller from the future arrived. It turned out to be a one way journey because no time travel technology existed in 1951 to enable the traveller to return.
    Upon discovering the flaw in her plans she utttered the word....'Bugger'
     
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  4. david k

    david k Hi

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    FTFY
     
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  5. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    On the 10th April a strange fruit went on sale in London, the like of which nobody had seen before. Known to scientists as the Plantaine fruit, it is now unremarkable, and known by its more common name of a banana.
     
  6. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Extra solar

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    The first photos of a black hole will be published on 10th April
     
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  7. Dave7

    Dave7 Guru

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    It is a very well known fact (but only by a few people) that bananas were originally straight. When the growers tried to export them the "powers that be" in Europe decided that the shape did not meet requirements. As the growers were desparate to break into the EU market they agreed to demands and the modern shape became the norm.
     
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  8. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Kingfishers are generally monogamous, although cooperative breeding (more than two birds of the same species provide care in rearing the young from one nest) has been observed in some species.
     
  9. Dave7

    Dave7 Guru

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    This is a true one.....unlike most of @classic33 s.
    This shows just how kind our royalty can be.
    In the 15th century there was a Cornish uprising. The Cornish soldiers got as far as Deptford at the River Thames before being defeated by the forces of Henry 7th.
    2 of the ringleaders were sentenced to be hung, drawn and quartered but were given "Kings leniency" and merely hung and beheaded.
    Wasnt that kind of the king
     
  10. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Extra solar

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    It is now known as Area 51 after the military sealed off the arrival point.
     
  11. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Extra solar

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    Men in Black is actually a documentary.
     
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  12. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    They were drawn and quarted after they'd been hung.
    "However they "enjoyed" the king's mercy and were allowed to hang until dead before being decapitated. They were executed at Tyburn on 27 June 1497. An Gof is recorded to have said before his execution that he should have "a name perpetual and a fame permanent and immortal". Thomas Flamank was quoted as saying "Speak the truth and only then can you be free of your chains". Audley, as a peer of the realm, was beheaded on 28 June at Tower Hill. Their heads were then displayed on pike-staffs ("gibbeted") on London Bridge."
     
  13. Dave7

    Dave7 Guru

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    Told you he was kind.
     
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  14. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Monday syndrome refers to fatigue, dizziness, chest tightness, abdominal distension, loss of appetite, body ache, inattention and other symptoms when working on Monday. People focus on work and study from Monday to Friday that forms a "dynamic stereotype". After weekend resting and taking care of all the personal affairs aside from work which will use up much of your energy, people tend to feel hard to adapt when people return to work and studies on Monday, this is so-called “ Monday syndrome”.
     
  15. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Sausage has been an important item in man's diet for twenty centuries. The first recognisable mention of this meat food is found in a Greek play called "The Orya," or "The Sausage," written about 500 B.C. Thereafter the word for sausage occurs with frequency in Greek writings. It's also a favourite food of the Romans, at one time becoming so popular for festive occasions that it was placed under the ban of the early church.

    The modern word "sausage" is derived from the Latin ~salsus~, meaning salted. The term was probably originally applied to cured or salted meat generally.
     
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