Odd factoids

Diogenes

brr, summer's over
It is estimated that the world’s 57,000,000,000,000,000 or 57 sextillion spiders kill 700–800 million tons of prey every year, and theoretically could eat every human on the earth in one year, consuming 10% of their own body weight every day.
 

Diogenes

brr, summer's over
Read recently (apologies if it was here) that if a vacuum could conduct sound, the noise from the Sun would be louder than a jet plane to someone standing on Earth.
 

NorthernDave

Never used Über Member
It is estimated that the world’s 57,000,000,000,000,000 or 57 sextillion spiders kill 700–800 million tons of prey every year, and theoretically could eat every human on the earth in one year, consuming 10% of their own body weight every day.
Spidery plans to turn planet earth into an all you can eat buffet have so far been thwarted by judicious use of a rolled up newspaper.
 

classic33

Legendary Member
The island of Britain was connected with the European mainland for the first time since the Ice Age on the 1st December 1990, when workers from England and France meet 40 meters beneath the English Channel seabed.

The Channel tunnel was officially opened in May 1994 and featured two rail tunnels and a service tunnel.
 

Drago

Flouncing Nobber
Location
The Oval Office
The island of Britain was connected with the European mainland for the first time since the Ice Age on the 1st December 1990, when workers from England and France meet 40 meters beneath the English Channel seabed.

The Channel tunnel was officially opened in May 1994 and featured two rail tunnels and a service tunnel.
The "service tunnel" is in fact a velvet lined luxury tunnel for government ministers to make secret runs for duty free booze. Jeremy Corbyn wants to gut it and expose the bare concrete walls, komnitern style.

The detail has never been made public, but jn the even of war or threat of invasion, the Royal Engineers and RLC have already surveyed the tunnels and know exactly where to place explosives to destroy it.
 

NorthernDave

Never used Über Member
The "service tunnel" is in fact a velvet lined luxury tunnel for government ministers to make secret runs for duty free booze. Jeremy Corbyn wants to gut it and expose the bare concrete walls, komnitern style.

The detail has never been made public, but jn the even of war or threat of invasion, the Royal Engineers and RLC have already surveyed the tunnels and know exactly where to place explosives to destroy it.
Initially, plans to sabotage the tunnel were to include a giant plug in the roof that could be removed in time of emergency, flooding the tunnels. However, the Royal Navy pointed out that all the water would run downhill into France, eventually draining not just the English Channel, but also much of the North Sea.
 

twentysix by twentyfive

Clinging on tightly
Location
Over the Hill
Initially, plans to sabotage the tunnel were to include a giant plug in the roof that could be removed in time of emergency, flooding the tunnels. However, the Royal Navy pointed out that all the water would run downhill into France, eventually draining not just the English Channel, but also much of the North Sea.
The French also objected as they didn't want any more English sh!t
 

Dave7

Guru
Location
Cheshire
The pyramids in Egypt were built of granite blocks that weigh between 2.5 and 15 tonnes. As the Egyptians had no tools as we know them it was estimated that it would take 20,000 people 20 years to build just one pyramid UNTIL.........
archeolgists have just discovered solid, possitive proof that they had help from outer space. They are not certain but think the helpers were the same people that built the moon.
 
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