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From my home, I can see the tallest free-standing clock tower in the world.

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The old £5 note ceases to be legal currency tomorrow, and the Bank of England says there are 150million of them still in circulation.

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45 minutes ago, acute said:

From my home, I can see the tallest free-standing clock tower in the world.

That'll be in "The Hundred of Offlow" (sounds much better than Birmingham :whistle:) [[looking down backs of chairs for old Lady Godiva's}}

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7 minutes ago, keithisco said:

That'll be in "The Hundred of Offlow" (sounds much better than Birmingham :whistle:)

You don't need to be in Birmingham to see it! :tu:

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The tallest free-standing clock tower in the world is in the Mercian Hundred of Halfshire.

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Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, is 96 next month.

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so... whilst looking for old fivers down the back of my armchairs I came across a couple of sovereigns, 3 farthings, a crown, a "Widow's Mite", and 3 Dropa Stones - so nothing of value:mellow:

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Google's parent company is called Alphabet.

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The UK government was officially 'dissolved' yesterday, as part of the run-up to the general election.

There are currently zero Members of Parliament.

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45 minutes ago, acute said:

The UK government was officially 'dissolved' yesterday, as part of the run-up to the general election.

 

Lie an alka-seltzer in a glass of water. 

isn't that a nice image to think about. 

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2 hours ago, acute said:

The old £5 note ceases to be legal currency tomorrow, and the Bank of England says there are 150million of them still in circulation.

I got rid of the only one I had this morning, used it to buy stamps at the post office.

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1 hour ago, acute said:

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, is 96 next month.

Not interesting to me!

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19 minutes ago, Still Waters said:

I got rid of the only one I had this morning, used it to buy stamps at the post office.

Honestly SW... I thought you might have made something of a "ceremony" from spending your very last fabric fiver. I don't know, perhaps some elaborate and luxurious outing to your local hostelry and purchased half a glass of wine or half a McD's meal :whistle:

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The  Llangernyw Yew may be the oldest individual tree in Europe and second- or third-oldest individual tree in the world. Believed to be aged between 4,000 years and 5,000 years old, this ancient yew (Taxus baccata) is in the churchyard of the village of Llangernyw in North Wales.

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10 minutes ago, keithisco said:

Honestly SW... I thought you might have made something of a "ceremony" from spending your very last fabric fiver. I don't know, perhaps some elaborate and luxurious outing to your local hostelry and purchased half a glass of wine or half a McD's meal :whistle:

Nothing so grand I'm afraid :D I was just thankful to get rid of it and I needed some stamps!

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10 minutes ago, Essan said:

"Steve" is actually a newly recognised auroral phenomenon

http://www.space.com/36583-new-aurora-feature-named-steve-investigated.html

And we have a thread about it.

http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/forum/topic/306830-newly-discovered-atmospheric-phenomenon/

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When Royal Ascent has been given to a bill in the House of Commons, it is announced in the chamber in Norman French.

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Just now, acute said:

When Royal Ascent has been given to a bill in the House of Commons, it is announced in the chamber in Norman French.

Royal Ascent? Is that when it goes to the Upper Chamber? 

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5 hours ago, sees said:

Not interesting to me!

It's trivia!

It's not meant to be interesting!

Duh . ...

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1 minute ago, acute said:

It's trivia!

It's not meant to be interesting!

Duh . ...

Oh!  I missed the small print!  Very well then.

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3 minutes ago, Manfred von Dreidecker said:

Royal Ascent? Is that when it goes to the Upper Chamber? 

No. It's when HRH rubber-stamps the legislation.

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Just now, acute said:

No. It's when HRH rubber-stamps the legislation.

You don't seem to have picked up on my amusing picking up of what I suspect is a typographical error.

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2 minutes ago, Manfred von Dreidecker said:

You don't seem to have picked up on my amusing picking up of what I suspect is a typographical error.

Sorry, Missed it!

Still don't get it. :blink:

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The word 'Pope' means Father and Bridge.

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