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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Diamond Dog » 29 Jul 2018, 09:12

Buddy Holly's last recording session on October 21st 1958 included only three tunes : "True Love Ways" "It Doesn't Matter Anymore" and "Raining in My Heart".

Not a bad way to bow out.
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Postby Diamond Dog » 31 Jul 2018, 22:11

Whilst talking with my daughter (who is a trained childcare supervisor) we discussed a situation she has going on at her place of work at present - she is a supervisor of 2-4 year olds.
One of the major principles of childcare is to ensure that miscreant boys aren't rewarded for refusing to act civilly within the group, and withdrawing from playing reasonably with others. What generally happens is the child then comes back of their own accord - if they haven't been rewarded- and normally take a more conciliatory tone with others, and learn to mix with their peers in a sensible, fun and informed manner.
Sadly, if the child has been rewarded by others offering tidbits of comfort and/or any outward show of sadness that they have withdrawn, then the most common pattern is for the child to come back to the group, try and assert their authority by behaving poorly - especially to those they feel have slighted them and caused their departure- and try to dominate by trashing games deliberately and (the phrase is used advisedly) 'shitting on their own doorstep' in an attempt to push their own vainglorious perception as the 'alpha male' (yes, that term exists for 3 year old kids).

Quite a thought that....
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Postby harvey k-tel » 01 Aug 2018, 19:12

The woman in this famous photograph, Ninalee Craig, lived in Toronto, and passed away this past May:

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http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-ninalee-allen-craig-20180504-story.html

We are selling some of her possessions at the auction house where I work.
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Diamond Dog » 06 Aug 2018, 13:28

The child is bored.
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Postby Diamond Dog » 06 Aug 2018, 19:53

They're back!

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BIFF!
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Diamond Dog » 10 Aug 2018, 10:29

Diamond Dog wrote:This Moorcroft Modernity clock (from their Mackintosh collection) costs £150. Should I buy it?

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Beautiful, isn't it?


Just picked it up - for £75!! :) To be delivered direct from Moorcroft....Result.
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Postby Samoan » 10 Aug 2018, 13:01

Amongst my huge extended family, (offspring of my 17 first cousins) I have learnt I have a third cousin in the IDF.






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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Diamond Dog » 11 Aug 2018, 14:23

You can't make a moderator or admin a foe on here.

What is even more weird is... the person I was trying to 'foe' isn't an admin or moderator (well, they don't appear on either list)!

The plot thickens........... :?
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Postby Jimbo » 11 Aug 2018, 15:14

I learned that India has the most vegetarians in the world. The second most vegetarian-ridden country is Taiwan. And if you have never had Taiwanese vegetarian Chinese food you are missing something!
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Postby The Modernist » 11 Aug 2018, 21:51

That classic Brit psych band The Open Mind (makers of BCB fave 'Magic Potion') were being financed by The Richardsons. I knew Vanilla Fudge were reputably owned by the mafia, but this was the first time I'd heard of a British band owned in the same way ( although there have been plenty of managers with underworld connections such as Don Arden).

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Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 18 Aug 2018, 11:42

The existence of the 'interrobang':

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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interrobang

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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Samoan » 29 Aug 2018, 22:42

Scientists have found that goats are drawn to humans with happy facial expressions.

The result suggests a wider range of animals can read people's moods than was previously thought.

The researchers showed goats pairs of photos of the same person, one of them featuring an angry expression, and the other a happy demeanour.

The goats made a beeline for the happy faces, the team reports in the journal Royal Society Open Science.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45336330

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Postby harvey k-tel » 30 Aug 2018, 00:05

Now I know how to fleece a goat.
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Samoan » 05 Oct 2018, 17:15

Heck. A Michelin star restaurant for the 2019 guide has appeared in my Mum's village, which they call a hamlet and we are talking right out in the sticks, the end of Ireland.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/05/county-cork-gains-three-restaurants-in-2019-michelin-guide-ichigo-ichie-mews-chestnut

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Postby sloopjohnc » 23 Oct 2018, 00:02

Since 1935, Vegemite has been owned and made by an American company, Kraft Foods.
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Postby trans-chigley express » 23 Oct 2018, 11:34

sloopjohnc wrote:Since 1935, Vegemite has been owned and made by an American company, Kraft Foods.


related to that I only just discovered that New Zealand Marmite is completely different to British Marmite and the latter is not allowed to be sold in NZ under that name.

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Postby Jimbo » 23 Oct 2018, 12:49

sloopjohnc wrote:Since 1935, Vegemite has been owned and made by an American company, Kraft Foods.


Remember when Kraft along with dozens of other huge US companies were suddenly all part of "Beatrice Foods"? Is Beatrice still a thing?
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Postby harvey k-tel » 23 Oct 2018, 14:00

Jimbo wrote:
sloopjohnc wrote:Since 1935, Vegemite has been owned and made by an American company, Kraft Foods.


Remember when Kraft along with dozens of other huge US companies were suddenly all part of "Beatrice Foods"? Is Beatrice still a thing?


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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Toby » 02 Nov 2018, 09:15

Of the known 210 chalk streams in the world, renowned for their purity of water and aquatic life, 160 are in England.

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Postby The Modernist » 03 Nov 2018, 02:55

A lot of my friends are more vulnerable than I thought.