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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby harvey k-tel » 29 Nov 2017, 20:12

This ubiquitous (at least in Canada) plaid pattern is called 'Buffalo Plaid':

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I'm ashamed to say that I never knew that.
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Postby harvey k-tel » 30 Nov 2017, 16:27

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Postby Diamond Dog » 01 Dec 2017, 11:16

Fuckface is clearly bored, isn't he?
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Postby the bile flowing » 01 Dec 2017, 23:54

Arm vagina.
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Postby 'oh bee' » 11 Dec 2017, 15:35

to catfish

to be gaslit
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Postby harvey k-tel » 11 Dec 2017, 15:42

Rough day?
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Postby Diamond Dog » 13 Dec 2017, 14:45

Today :

Log in at 1008
First post 1009
Read "Adverts" thread c. 1020
Hyperventilate for next 15 minutes
'Retaliate' on "Missing Posters" thread at 1038
Trawl internet until 1145
Decide 'retaliation' hasn't got desired response... trawl internet again....
Post on "Adverts" thread at 1152
Post on "Xmas JU" thread at 1224.

Sit awaiting response anxiously..............

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Postby Jeemo » 13 Dec 2017, 19:58

that the wheels on the bus go round and round, who knew
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Postby Charlie O. » 13 Dec 2017, 21:27

I just learnt that although The Easybeats came together in Australia, the individual members hailed from England, Scotland, and The Netherlands.
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Postby Samoan » 14 Dec 2017, 12:49

Hanukkah is from Sunset, 12 December to nightfall, 20 December 2017

Quite a lot more...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanukkah
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Postby Dr Markus » 14 Dec 2017, 17:24

Don't start a job until the cubepop's finished, Obviously.
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Postby Diamond Dog » 16 Dec 2017, 10:04

Caged Bird

By Maya Angelou

A free bird leaps
on the back of the wind
and floats downstream
till the current ends
and dips his wing
in the orange sun rays
and dares to claim the sky.

But a bird that stalks
down his narrow cage
can seldom see through
his bars of rage
his wings are clipped and
his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings
with a fearful trill
of things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird
sings of freedom.

The free bird thinks of another breeze
and the trade winds soft through the sighing trees
and the fat worms waiting on a dawn bright lawn
and he names the sky his own

But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams
his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream
his wings are clipped and his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings
with a fearful trill
of things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird
sings of freedom.
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Postby Neige » 16 Dec 2017, 21:04

like!
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Postby Rayge » 17 Dec 2017, 12:56

When the Victorians introduced a salt tax to India in the 19th century, effectively trebling the price, it became worthwhile for smugglers to carry it from the coastal saltpans to the interior. The colonialist scum tried various methods stop this, but, in the end, what worked was to plant a hedge of impenetrable thorn bushes about 12 feet high. This hedge, broken only by narrow gaps to let roads through, was 1,500 miles long.
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Postby Minnie Cheddars » 21 Dec 2017, 21:33

Ben Goldacre's mum is Noosha Fox!!!!!
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Postby Hugh » 21 Dec 2017, 23:31

I don’t know who Ben GoldCre is but I certainly know who Noosha Fox is.

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Postby harvey k-tel » 22 Dec 2017, 03:39

6.2 million metric tons of sesame seeds were harvested globally in 2014.

That's a halva lot of sesame seeds.
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Postby Jimbo » 22 Dec 2017, 15:18

Harvey K-Tel wrote:6.2 million metric tons of sesame seeds were harvested globally in 2014.

That's a halva lot of sesame seeds.


That amount is tahini compared to all the sunflower seeds harvested - maybe. :?
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Postby sloopjohnc » 23 Dec 2017, 18:22

From Twitter today, sadly. . .

Americans killed annually by

All Islamic jihadist terrorists 9
Armed toddlers 21
Lightning 31
Lawnmowers 69
Being hit by a bus 264
Falling out of bed 737
Being shot by another American 11,737
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Postby Neil Jung » 24 Dec 2017, 22:43

The film High Rise starring Tom Hiddleston is dreadful. Avoid.
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