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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 22 May 2019, 18:19
by Still Baron
Judas Priest cut a record at the studio John Lennon built at his place in the country.

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 23 May 2019, 13:13
by Samoan
Owen Carron, standing as an "Anti-H-Block Proxy Political Prisoner", was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for the seat of Fermanagh and South Tyrone in 1981.

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 23 May 2019, 19:05
by Diamond Dog
Gene Krupa was the first drummer to use a bass drum in a recording studio. He was also the first person to mount a tom tom onto said bass drum, pretty much defining the modern drum kit.

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 12 Jun 2019, 13:34
by NMB
If you're messaging a colleague and you type < and then 3 because you want to say less than 3 it will be sent as a heart emoji instead. Oops.

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 12 Jun 2019, 14:42
by Minnie the Minx
About where the expression ‘the rabbit died’ came from :(

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 12 Jun 2019, 22:25
by Hugh
That there is an expression: “The rabbit died”.

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 13 Jun 2019, 23:10
by Minnie the Minx
Americans seem to love strawberries but have no time for raspberries.

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 13 Jun 2019, 23:35
by Six String
I love raspberries, especially the golden variety.

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 23 Jun 2019, 17:15
by Still Baron
The killing of an American abroad is a federal offense that can be prosecuted in American (federal) court. AND, “customary international law allows this exercise of jurisdiction.”

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 23 Jun 2019, 18:31
by Minnie the Minx
Even if you think you know the basis of it, Estonian really is very, very difficult to brush up on.

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 01 Jul 2019, 20:33
by Minnie the Minx
McSweeneys is considered ‘funny’

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 10 Jul 2019, 13:00
by St Jeemo the Humourless
Rip Torn was a cousin of Sissy Spacek.

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 11 Jul 2019, 19:44
by Diamond Dog
Google Images came about after Jennifer Lopez wore this dress at the 2000 Grammy Awards ; it was the most popular search term on Google ever at the time, but there wasn’t an image search option. So, Google Images was created as a result.

Image

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 11 Jul 2019, 20:31
by Lord Rother
Saw somebody on social media correctly use / spell the term “damp squib” which is always a pleasant surprise.

But I realised I didn’t actually know what a squib is.

Now I do.

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 29 Jul 2019, 19:28
by Samoan
Last Thursday's recorded temperature of 38.7C (that's 101.7F) in Cambridge has been confirmed as the UK's highest-ever.

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 30 Jul 2019, 14:57
by Diamond Dog
I learnt the code for Kate Bush's keypad to the gate to her house today.

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 30 Jul 2019, 16:34
by Diamond Dog
Diamond Dog wrote:I learnt the code for Kate Bush's keypad to the gate to her house today.



I also found out that the modern extension to her 'monastery' house was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, known for Battersea Power Station and the K6 Telephone Box (amongst many others)!

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 30 Jul 2019, 16:44
by Tom Waits For No One
Diamond Dog wrote:I learnt the code for Kate Bush's keypad to the gate to her house today.


Care to tell us more stalker?

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 30 Jul 2019, 16:50
by Diamond Dog
Tom Waits For No One wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:I learnt the code for Kate Bush's keypad to the gate to her house today.


Care to tell us more stalker?

:lol:

Invited in mate......

Spoke to Danny for 20 minutes or so. Kate was in but was 'working'.... I was rather hoping for a birthday kiss.. (hers, not mine). It's a long story Kev..... ;)

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 30 Jul 2019, 18:11
by Tom Waits For No One
Do tell