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On 15/04/2018 at 2:51 PM, Black Monk said:

The oldest known condoms in the world were found in 1985 in a medieval toilet in Dudley Castle in the West Midlands. 

They were probably dropped in the toilet sometime before 1646, when the castle was surrendered to the Parliamentarians during the English Civil War.

They are made of animal and fish intestines.

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That was why the Cavaliers lost see. They usually tended to prefer to be f- er, enjoying a romantic interlude :unsure2: than fighting. 

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On 18/04/2018 at 8:56 PM, Vlad the Mighty said:

That was why the Cavaliers lost see. They usually tended to prefer to be f- er, enjoying a romantic interlude :unsure2: than fighting. 

So the D1ckheads won, then? :)

PS - I looked up the etymology of the word 'condom'. It would appear that it is speculative and there is no certainty about it.

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8 hours ago, Ozymandias said:

So the D1ckheads won, then? :)

PS - I looked up the etymology of the word 'condom'. It would appear that it is speculative and there is no certainty about it.

Isn't it a town in France? 

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In WW2 a large majority of the Russian army came from peasant backgrounds.  What they saw and found in Germany was almost space-age compared to their more simpler ways of living back home.  Take running water for example, which in most of russia at the time was unheard of.  So, when the average comrade took Berlin and spotted hot and cold water taps - they sawed them off and took them back to mother Russia.  They wrongly believed that they magicked water from nowhere when you turned the tap handle.

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Tom Daley, the top British diver, has a fear of clowns.  He is currently seeking treatment for debilitating coulrophobia.

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On 18/04/2018 at 8:56 PM, Vlad the Mighty said:

That was why the Cavaliers lost see. They usually tended to prefer to be f- er, enjoying a romantic interlude :unsure2: than fighting. 

They tended to be very cavalier when it came to fighting a war.

Daniel Radcliffe, Diana Rigg and the condom:

 

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Mark Hughes once played for Bayern Munich (against Borussia Monchengladbach) and Wales (against Czechoslovakia) on the same day.

At least one Bayern player has appeared in every World Cup Final since 1982.

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In Scottish Gaelic, Pittodrie, the home of Aberdeen FC, roughly translates as sh*theap. Over the years fans have taken great delight in this.

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Spielberg's latest movie 'Ready Player One' includes the following goof:

On the scene set in the Ohio town, against brick buildings, there's a banner for a car park with an 0121 phone number on it.  As the film was shot in Birmingham (England) they had left this in.

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At a time when England's wool industry was going through some tough times, Queen Elizabeth I ordered that mutton could be served only with bitter herbs, intending to stop people from eating the sheep in order to help the wool trade. Her people discovered that mint sauce actually improved the taste of the meat, and it’s been a favourite condiment for roast lamb ever since.

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111111111 x 111111111 = 12345678987654321

...and:

1 x 8 + 1 = 9
12 x 8 + 2 = 98
123 x 8 + 3 = 987
1234 x 8 + 4 = 9876
12345 x 8 + 5 = 98765
123456 x 8 + 6 = 987654
1234567 x 8 + 7 = 9876543
12345678 x 8 + 8 = 98765432
123456789 x 8 + 9 = 987654321

...and:

1 x 9 + 2 = 11
12 x 9 + 3 = 111
123 x 9 + 4 = 1111
1234 x 9 + 5 = 11111
12345 x 9 + 6 = 111111
123456 x 9 + 7 = 1111111
1234567 x 9 + 8 = 11111111
12345678 x 9 + 9 = 111111111
123456789 x 9 + 10 = 1111111111

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There is only one place on Earth where all six species of flamingo can be seen together - the Slimbridge Wildlife & Wetland Trust reserve in Gloucestershire.

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Kenilworth Station, Warwickshire, reopened today after being shut down in 1965 during the Beeching rail closures.

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The Flintstones cartoon was obviously set in an ancient time period which pre dated the birth of Christ.  Now explain the Christmas episodes to me. :) 

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Sealing a piece of meat by flash-frying it at high temperature is a complete myth.  The steam you see during 'searing' is the exact same moisture you are hoping to retain... simply evaporating away.

You can brown your cuts of meat this way, but sealing the juices in is pure unsubstantiated twaddle!

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20 hours ago, Mark One said:

The Flintstones cartoon was obviously set in an ancient time period which pre dated the birth of Christ.  Now explain the Christmas episodes to me. :) 

seeing as how they employed brontosauruses for excavation work, I think that was probably the least of their inconsistencies. 

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On the subject of The Flintstones, the opening and closing credits theme, "Meet the Flintstones", only came in in the third season, commencing on September 14, 1962. This version was recorded with a 22-piece jazz band, and a five-voice singing group called the Skip Jacks. The melody is derived from part of the 'B' section of Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 17 Movement 2, composed in 1801/02.[18] 

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The new series of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, with Jeremy Clarkson, includes an 'Ask the host' lifeline.

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You have never seen your face, only images and reflections of it.

If someone 66 million light years away looked at Earth through a powerful enough telescope, they'd see the landmasses looking slightly different than we see them and they would see large reptiles dominating proceedings.

Mars is the only known planet whose only known inhabitants are robots.

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DJ Stuart Maconie claims to have started the urban myth, back in the eighties, that 'Blockbusters' quiz show host Bob Holness played the sax solo on Gerry Rafferty's 'Baker Street'.

The myth continues to this day!

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There are 16 vowel sounds in American English, and 20 in British English.

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18 hours ago, acute said:

DJ Stuart Maconie claims to have started the urban myth, back in the eighties, that 'Blockbusters' quiz show host Bob Holness played the sax solo on Gerry Rafferty's 'Baker Street'.

The myth continues to this day!

I know that "Can I Have a P, please?" Bob played James Bond on the radio.

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2 hours ago, Black Monk said:

I know that "Can I Have a P, please?" Bob played James Bond on the radio.

He did indeed!

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There's a planet, 63 light years away, where it rains glass... sideways... in howling 4350mph winds.

Planthoppers, a type of insect, have gears.

After you have shuffled a pack of cards, that exact order has never been created before in the whole history of the universe.

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