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in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Diamond Dog » 09 Feb 2018, 20:00

That the great film director Billy Wilder was actually born in Austria and escaped to the USA with the rise of the Nazis in 1933.
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Postby Wally Bingbang » 09 Feb 2018, 20:07

Real name Wilhelm Wildnisgebiete.
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Postby Diamond Dog » 11 Feb 2018, 20:33

Not ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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Earth is the only planet in the solar system that receives a total eclipse of the sun. This is due to a quirk unique to us - our moon is 400 times smaller than the sun in diameter, but is also exactly 400 times closer to the earth than the sun.... hence when they line up.... a total eclipse!
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Postby Pansy Puff » 11 Feb 2018, 20:35

Diamond Dog wrote:Not ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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Earth is the only planet in the solar system that receives a total eclipse of the sun. This is due to a quirk unique to us - our moon is 400 times smaller than the sun in diameter, but is also exactly 400 times closer to the earth than the sun.... hence when they line up.... a total eclipse!

Must be due to God.
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Postby Six String » 13 Feb 2018, 18:02

The Genesis album Trespass was released in the UK on the Impulse label. Does anyone here have a copy?

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Postby Snarfyguy » 13 Feb 2018, 23:15

^^^ I think I do (but Wiki confirms that was the U.S. release). I'm not even a fan but I found a copy for cheap and it seemed unusual so I grabbed it, just in case. Am I rich yet?
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Postby PresMuffley » 04 Mar 2018, 19:35

This is a thing:

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Postby Wally Bingbang » 12 Mar 2018, 20:50

The Vaquita porpoise will most like be completely extinct by the end of March.
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Postby Samoan » 12 Mar 2018, 22:22

The Battle of Towton fought on the 29th March 1461 during the English Wars of the Roses according to chroniclers, resulted in the loss of 28,000 lives.

It was a Palm Sunday and there was a snow storm raging.
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Postby NMB » 13 Mar 2018, 16:32

Samoan wrote:The Battle of Towton fought on the 29th March 1461 during the English Wars of the Roses according to chroniclers, resulted in the loss of 28,000 lives.

It was a Palm Sunday and there was a snow storm raging.


I initially read that as The Battle of Toytown.
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Postby Dr Markus » 15 Mar 2018, 11:32

One of the members of belle and Sebastian wrote a musical that was on film4. It was rated the best accidental horror of the year.
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Postby THE SMOOTH SOUL STYLINGS OF SUMPTUOUS SI » 15 Mar 2018, 15:37

Crikey! well, you live and learn
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Postby Dr Markus » 15 Mar 2018, 15:39

WARRIOR/DESTROYER XI wrote:Crikey! well, you live and learn


Well you obviously haven't, or you would have changed years ago.
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Postby THE SMOOTH SOUL STYLINGS OF SUMPTUOUS SI » 15 Mar 2018, 15:44

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Postby Jeemo » 15 Mar 2018, 21:02

Linda Thompson's brother is Brian Pettigrew who is an actor. He was in most of Lindsay Anderson's films, the tv series Get Some In with Robert Lindsey, and various tv shows over the years.

I've sold him records years ago in Glasgow, and saw him recently in Marks and Spencers .
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Postby Neige » 15 Mar 2018, 21:43

Six String wrote:The Genesis album Trespass was released in the UK on the Impulse label. Does anyone here have a copy?


That was the US version... and yes, I do.
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Postby mission » 16 Mar 2018, 11:06

St Patrick's symbolic colour is blue.
Good.

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Postby Belle Lettre » 16 Mar 2018, 11:23

For there's a cruel law agin the wearin' o' the green
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Postby Dr Markus » 16 Mar 2018, 15:32

Americans are ridiculously clueless about St Paddy's day, yet they love it.
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Postby McBastard » 16 Mar 2018, 19:44

Jeemo wrote:Linda Thompson's brother is Brian Pettigrew who is an actor. He was in most of Lindsay Anderson's films, the tv series Get Some In with Robert Lindsey, and various tv shows over the years.

I've sold him records years ago in Glasgow, and saw him recently in Marks and Spencers .


Brian Pettifer surely? I saw him in the Odeon on Renfield Street once.
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