Post something you've learnt today

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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Flower » 25 Jun 2021, 21:35

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Not learnt today but hammered in today. I've been reading and intensely studying about the Shoah for the past six months .. too many sick people in this world and far too many allow "things" to happen. :(
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Minnie Cheddars » 26 Jun 2021, 14:44

One should be very selective in one's analogies!
You come at the Queen, you best not miss.

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Someone in your line of work usually as their own man cave aka the shed we're they can potter around fixing stuff or something don't they?


Flower wrote:I just did a google search.

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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby harvey k-tel » 27 Jun 2021, 15:07

I've learned that someone - I don't know who - actually still cares about this place.
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby C » 04 Jul 2021, 14:25

That a red brick [redbrick] university is not the same as a Russell Group university








If you are still reading:

Redbrick is a subgroup of Russell

What is classed as 'ancient' universities, earlier than 1800, are not classed as redbrick ie Oxford and Cambridge.

The redbrick period is 1800 to 1960.

There are only nine redbrick universities: Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, Bristol, Reading, Nottingham and Newcastle

Redbrick universities were originally concentrated on real-world skills often linked to engineering and medicine

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_brick_university

I am looking at universities with Zap so for me this was really interesting

oooof!





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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Samoan » 10 Jul 2021, 19:32

Italians characteristically being effortlessly stylish is a Myth.

Here's Matteo Berrettini (who will be playing against Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon men's finals tomorrow) and he has consistently throughout the tournament and the previous week at Queen's, worn a back-to-front baseball cap and black socks.
It's very disappointing.

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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby der Freiherr » 11 Jul 2021, 15:43

Or could it just be … sprezzatura!
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Rayge » 11 Jul 2021, 16:14

The first bus in Britain to be powered by human excrement ran from Bristol to Bath on the Number 2 route
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Rorschach » 11 Jul 2021, 17:26

Rayge wrote:The first bus in Britain to be powered by human excrement ran from Bristol to Bath on the Number 2 route


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Bugger off.

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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby souphound » 12 Jul 2021, 14:26

Indeed :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby souphound » 12 Jul 2021, 14:27

Me loves bog humour.
Footy wrote:Last week, I discovered that the cordless drill I bought about 5 years ago is, in fact, a cordless screwdiver.

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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Mike Boom » 14 Jul 2021, 18:24

Just 100 companies are responsible for 70% of the worlds global green house emissions.

Count Company Percentage of global industrial greenhouse gas emissions
1 China (Coal) 14.32%
2 Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Aramco) 4.50%
3 Gazprom OAO 3.91%
4 National Iranian Oil Co 2.28%
5 ExxonMobil Corp 1.98%
6 Coal India 1.87%
7 Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) 1.87%
8 Russia (Coal) 1.86%
9 Royal Dutch Shell PLC 1.67%
10 China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) 1.56%

https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2017/jul/10/100-fossil-fuel-companies-investors-responsible-71-global-emissions-cdp-study-climate-change

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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Positive Passion » 14 Jul 2021, 20:07

Barney Kessel played on Wouldn't it be nice.

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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Minnie Cheddars » 17 Jul 2021, 14:29

I've been reading about Henry Darger. Bloody hell!
You come at the Queen, you best not miss.

Dr Markus wrote:
Someone in your line of work usually as their own man cave aka the shed we're they can potter around fixing stuff or something don't they?


Flower wrote:I just did a google search.

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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby C » 22 Jul 2021, 10:58

That Bruce Springsteen's daughter Jessica will compete in the Tokyo Olympics as part of the US equestrian jumping team





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Lord Rother wrote:So what do you do to supplement your school teacher salary

I pole dance at the local titty bar.

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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby robertff » 22 Jul 2021, 13:06

The norovirus is alive and well in East Kent.

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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Minnie Cheddars » 25 Jul 2021, 14:59

Siberian exiles used fish bladders as window panes
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Dr Markus wrote:
Someone in your line of work usually as their own man cave aka the shed we're they can potter around fixing stuff or something don't they?


Flower wrote:I just did a google search.

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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby The Fish » 25 Jul 2021, 17:53

“Maxwell” wrote:Siberian exiles used fish bladders as window panes


Siberian Seethru

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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Diamond Dog » 26 Jul 2021, 17:23

The term "Gaslighting" comes from the 1944 George Cukor film "Gaslight" whose central plot is that of a husband trying to drive his wife insane in order to distract her from his criminal activities.
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Jimbly » 26 Jul 2021, 18:20

Diamond Dog wrote:The term "Gaslighting" comes from the 1944 George Cukor film "Gaslight" whose central plot is that of a husband trying to drive his wife insane in order to distract her from his criminal activities.


which was a remake of a British movie from 1940.
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Charlie O. » 26 Jul 2021, 18:36

Diamond Dog wrote:The term "Gaslighting" comes from the 1944 George Cukor film "Gaslight" whose central plot is that of a husband trying to drive his wife insane in order to distract her from his criminal activities.

Not today, but I learned not long ago that the term "firewall" as applied to computers came from the 1983 movie WarGames.
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