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Re: Post something you've learnt today

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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Postby yomptepi » 25 Dec 2017, 09:35

Neil Jung wrote:The film High Rise starring Tom Hiddleston is dreadful. Avoid.


We watched that last night. Gave up half way through. Just dreadful.
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Postby Neil Jung » 25 Dec 2017, 13:28

yomptepi wrote:
Neil Jung wrote:The film High Rise starring Tom Hiddleston is dreadful. Avoid.


We watched that last night. Gave up half way through. Just dreadful.


Snap. Exactly. We then sat through The Great Gatsby, which the family liked but I thought was terrible.
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Postby Snarfyguy » 10 Jan 2018, 19:02

The origin of the word "claptrap."

[The foregoing] is, of course, claptrap, in the original sense of the word. As Jonathan Rose describes in The Literary Churchill, in old melodramatic plays the hero, back to the wall, would deliver “a brief but fervent oration, proclaiming what he is fighting for, and hurling defiance in the face of the villain. This performance naturally obliges the audience to applaud furiously: they are fairly trapped into clapping.” The audience obviously got hip to this trick pretty fast, and claptrap became just another word for bullshit.


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Postby Diamond Dog » 18 Jan 2018, 16:16

Whilst often being a bit of a knob, there is something about Liam Gallagher I find myself enjoying more and more.



It starts off a bit slow but after about two minutes it gets a bit more interesting and amusing.
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Postby Diamond Dog » 23 Jan 2018, 07:41

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Postby Snarfyguy » 30 Jan 2018, 21:14

^^^ Sorry to hear about that.

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Postby Minnie the Minx » 01 Feb 2018, 03:52

Some things about aleatoric composition
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Postby Snarfyguy » 03 Feb 2018, 21:21

The song Listen to the Rhythm of the Falling Rain, by The Cascades, was written by Dan Fogelberg.

Now there's a guy I haven't thought about in decades.
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Postby Toby » 03 Feb 2018, 21:23

Rhubarb is native to Siberia.

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Postby Charlie O. » 03 Feb 2018, 22:32

Snarfyguy wrote:The song Listen to the Rhythm of the Falling Rain, by The Cascades, was written by Dan Fogelberg.

Now there's a guy I haven't thought about in decades.

You've been lied to. It was written by John Gummoe of The Cascades.
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Postby Snarfyguy » 03 Feb 2018, 22:53

Charlie O. wrote:
Snarfyguy wrote:The song Listen to the Rhythm of the Falling Rain, by The Cascades, was written by Dan Fogelberg.

Now there's a guy I haven't thought about in decades.

You've been lied to. It was written by John Gummoe of The Cascades.

Not only that, but its title isn't even "Listen to the Rhythm of the Falling Rain." :shock:

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Postby Diamond Dog » 04 Feb 2018, 17:19

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-42936613

I'm sure this will meet with unanimous approval.
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Postby yomptepi » 04 Feb 2018, 19:16

Diamond Dog wrote:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-42936613

I'm sure this will meet with unanimous approval.


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Postby Minnie the Minx » 05 Feb 2018, 00:40

I really, really dislike miso.
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Postby PresMuffley » 05 Feb 2018, 11:23

The letters 'LA' above the idle adjuster screw on Stihl chainsaws is an abbreviation of the German: Leerlaufanschlag, which translates to idle stop.
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Postby gash on ignore » 08 Feb 2018, 09:21

Yesterday was International Clash Day.
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