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Be gentle, me and my two buddies are doing our best. :sad:
Just not enough of you I'm afraid but keep up the good work :thumbsup:
 

classic33

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The modern Speed Bump was invented by Arthur Compton in 1953. There was no sleeping on the job for him though, as he also won the Nobel Prize in physics in 1927.
 

NorthernDave

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It's a proven fact that the fastest creature on earth is a pensioner on hearing the phrase "we're opening another till"
 

classic33

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What's the link between an old-style red telephone box and Wigan's war memorial in the grounds of the Parish Church?

is that they were both designed by the same architect, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott (who was also responsible for Liverpool Cathedral).
 

classic33

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Boris Johnson is the first British Prime Minister in history who will not be moving into 10 Downing Street with their spouse. Although Johnson is technically still married, he has been separated from his wife (his second) for more than a year and is expected to have his girlfriend of 18-months move in with him.
 

classic33

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Caroline Herschel, the sister of astronomer William Herschel who discovered Uranus, was the first woman in England’s history employed by the government. In 1787, King George III offered her a salary to continue her work in astronomy, making her both the first female government employee and the first paid for their work in astronomy.
 
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