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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Still Baron » 22 May 2019, 18:19

Judas Priest cut a record at the studio John Lennon built at his place in the country.
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Postby Samoan » 23 May 2019, 13:13

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.
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Postby Diamond Dog » 23 May 2019, 19:05

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.
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Postby NMB » 12 Jun 2019, 13:34

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.
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 12 Jun 2019, 14:42

About where the expression ‘the rabbit died’ came from :(
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Postby Hugh » 12 Jun 2019, 22:25

That there is an expression: “The rabbit died”.

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Postby Minnie the Minx » 13 Jun 2019, 23:10

Americans seem to love strawberries but have no time for raspberries.
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Postby Six String » 13 Jun 2019, 23:35

I love raspberries, especially the golden variety.

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Postby Still Baron » 23 Jun 2019, 17:15

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.”
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 23 Jun 2019, 18:31

Even if you think you know the basis of it, Estonian really is very, very difficult to brush up on.
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 01 Jul 2019, 20:33

McSweeneys is considered ‘funny’
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Postby St Jeemo the Humourless » 10 Jul 2019, 13:00

Rip Torn was a cousin of Sissy Spacek.
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Postby Diamond Dog » 11 Jul 2019, 19:44

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.

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Postby Lord Rother » 11 Jul 2019, 20:31

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.

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Postby Samoan » 29 Jul 2019, 19:28

Last Thursday's recorded temperature of 38.7C (that's 101.7F) in Cambridge has been confirmed as the UK's highest-ever.
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Diamond Dog » 30 Jul 2019, 14:57

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

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)!
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Postby Tom Waits For No One » 30 Jul 2019, 16:44

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?
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Postby Diamond Dog » 30 Jul 2019, 16:50

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..... ;)
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Postby Tom Waits For No One » 30 Jul 2019, 18:11

Do tell
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