Post something you've learnt today

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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby JQW » 21 Jan 2011, 17:13

The numbering system for UK motorways was only finalised 33 days before the M1 and its two spurs opened.
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Postby Billybob Dylan » 21 Jan 2011, 22:48

Monkberry wrote:Scarlett Johansson has done an album of Tom Waits covers

So has Holly Cole.
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Postby Monkberry » 21 Jan 2011, 23:03

Some living people in China are known to be Confuis's descendent's
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Postby Charlie O. » 21 Jan 2011, 23:05

Billybob Dylan wrote:
Monkberry wrote:Scarlett Johansson has done an album of Tom Waits covers

So has Holly Cole.

So has John Hammond (Jr.).
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Postby Monkberry » 23 Jan 2011, 18:14

In Morocco they use piss and pigeon shit to treat leather then they make shoes and leather handbags to sell them to rich fucks.
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Postby Phil T » 23 Jan 2011, 20:28

I learned today that ex-Clash bloke Mick Jones is the cousin of Tory MP Grant Shapps

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Postby Monkberry » 23 Jan 2011, 23:35

Einstein didn't call The theory of relativity the theory of relativity. Alfred Bucherer used for the first time the expression "theory of relativity" (German: Relativitätstheorie).[2][3]
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Postby Zilth Pilchards » 24 Jan 2011, 00:41

Monkberry wrote:In Morocco they use piss and pigeon shit to treat leather then they make shoes and leather handbags to sell them to rich fucks.


Fantastic,the rich fucks.

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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby pcqgod » 24 Jan 2011, 01:40

Rotted lettuce is the foulest thing ever.
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Postby Uncle Spellbinder » 24 Jan 2011, 03:31

Jay Cutler is a sorry excuse for a quarterback.
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Postby The Great DeFector » 24 Jan 2011, 17:37

Protestants don't do the whole masscard thing when someone dies.

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Postby Billybob Dylan » 24 Jan 2011, 19:27

Jimmy Jazz wrote:
Monkberry wrote:In Morocco they use piss and pigeon shit to treat leather then they make shoes and leather handbags to sell them to rich fucks.

Already in the 16th century, leathermakers in Holland would require from their staff to bring their night & morning piss to tan the leather. THIS LASTED UNTILL ABT 60 YEARS AGO.

There are still tanners that tan leather the old fashioned way. They claim there's no modern alternative that produces such a soft leather.

Talk about taking the piss, eh?
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Postby mentalist (slight return) » 24 Jan 2011, 22:37

you can't put a temporary movie screen up outdoors if the wind is greater than 40 knots
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Postby harvey k-tel » 24 Jan 2011, 23:04

Québécois Carl Carmoni est le meilleur joueur de mini putt dans le monde!!

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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Billybob Dylan » 25 Jan 2011, 00:32

mentalist (slight return) wrote:you can't put a temporary movie screen up outdoors if the wind is greater than 40 knots

... unless the movie is "Gone With The Wind."
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Postby savoirefaire » 25 Jan 2011, 12:43

It's not so much that I learnt, as much as I have gained wonderful new insight from this interview I read today. This being my favourite quote from it:

Sherry Tucker wrote:There is a wonderful Freudian formulation, which is that loneliness is failed solitude. In many ways we are forgetting the intellectual and emotional value of solitude. You’re not lonely in solitude. You’re only lonely if you forget how to use solitude to replenish yourself and to learn. And you don’t want a generation that experiences solitude as loneliness. And that is something to be concerned about, because if kids feel that they need to be connected in order to be themselves, that’s quite unhealthy. They’ll always feel lonely, because the connections that they’re forming are not going to give them what they seek.
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Should have quoted SF

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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Monkberry » 25 Jan 2011, 14:03

Dinosaur's had a blooody good innings. 160 million years.
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Postby Jude » 25 Jan 2011, 14:11

Monkberry wrote:Dinosaur's had a blooody good innings. 160 million years.
Each? :shock: Bonkers.
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby JQW » 25 Jan 2011, 14:39

Kendo Nagasaki's real name was Peter Thornley.
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby no one » 25 Jan 2011, 16:33

today is January 25th, not 24th