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So, I've been sorting through a file of old clippings I had and I found these lovely facts:

In the 1860s, Jules Verne wrote about a moon rocket being launched from the coast of Florida. His fictional moonshot took 73hrs 13mns to reach it's destination. In 1969, Apollo 11 left Cape Canaveral on the coast of Florida. 73hrs 10ms later, it began to orbit the Moon.

Man's greatest construction job ever: the Great Wall of China, completed over 2 centuries BC, is 1,684 miles long, up to 39' high and 32' thick.

From July 2003: A report advising Rotherham council how to save money and be more efficient, had to be re-drafted more than 12 times at a cost of £12,000! :hmm:

Also from 2003: Rugby railway station is to be knocked down and re-sited as part of a mainline upgrade. Less than a year ago the station was modernised at a cost of £8 million.  

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An anonymous graffiti artist in Manchester, England, calling himself Wanksy, draws big willies around potholes.

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A mickey is the smallest detectable movement of a mouse cursor on a screen.

The longest war in history is the Roman-Persian Wars, which lasted from 66BC to 628AD - 694 years.

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The Ångström  is a unit of length equal to 10−10  m (one ten-billionth of a metre) or 0.1 nanometre. The letter Å in ångström is pronounced in the same way you pronounce the letter O in the word strong. So it sounds like; `strong-ström´ - but remove the str;

The unit is named after the Swedish physicist Anders Jonas Ångström (1814–1874).

The natural sciences and technology often use ångström to express sizes of atoms, molecules, microscopic biological structures, arrangement of atoms inside crystals , etc. Atoms of phosphorus, sulfur, and chlorine are about one ångström in covalent radius, while a hydrogen atom is about half an ångström.

Pretty small stuff.

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On 2018-05-12 at 3:57 PM, acute said:

An anonymous graffiti artist in Manchester, England, calling himself Wanksy, draws big willies around potholes.

What a waanker...:P

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For every non-porn webpage, there are five porn pages ...... Apparently, so they tell me

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In the 19th century, experts warned women about a disease called bicycle face, which meant getting stuck with the awkward faces they made while biking

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17 hours ago, Matt221 said:

In the 19th century, experts warned women about a disease called bicycle face, which meant getting stuck with the awkward faces they made while biking

Didn't Freddie Mercury write a song about this?

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BBC motoring show Top Gear was originally a monthly broadcast to the Midlands only. Made at Birmingham's Pebble Mill Studios in 1977, it was first presented by Angela Rippon and Tom Coyne.

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22 minutes ago, Black Monk said:

 In 1996 a Swedish couple tried to name their son Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116, pronounced "Albin."

This British couple got no objection from the authorities when they named their newborn son; Drew Peacock.

It took a Google-search on the name, for them to realize, what it actually sounds like when pronounced. :lol:

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On 2018-05-16 at 6:20 PM, Matt221 said:

In the 19th century, experts warned women about a disease called bicycle face, which meant getting stuck with the awkward faces they made while biking

In the 21th century scientists & experts has studied another "face-phenomenon"; RBF

According to Wikipedia,

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Resting B-itch Face, also known as RBF, is a facial expression which unintentionally appears as if a person is angry, annoyed, irritated, or contemptuous, particularly when the individual is relaxed, resting or not expressing any emotion.

The concept has been studied by psychologists and may have psychological implications related to facial biases, gender stereotypes, human judgement, and decision making.The concept has also been studied by scientists with information technology. Utilizing a type of facial recognition system, they found that the phenomenon is real

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resting_b****_face

PS: The term is said to be non-gender specific.

Not to be confused with the skit/spoof of the term; Basic B-itch ;)

 

 

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The YKK on Zippers Stands for “Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikigaisha”

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4 hours ago, Matt221 said:

The YKK on Zippers Stands for “Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikigaisha”

That's interesting.  I thought it stood for "Yelp!!! Kock Kaught!"

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When your micturition grinds to an unexpected halt, you can empty your 'reserve tank' by tickling the top of the cleft above your bottom area.

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Earth curves approximately eight inches per mile.

You go to university to pay for university.

It's impossible to laugh too hard at something.

Someone coined the term "to coin a term".

Hair on someone's head could be considered nice, but would be considered horrible once it's cut off that person's head.

Neil Armstrong. Neil A. What is Neil A backwards?

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Tetbury in Wiltshire has the largest number of antique shops per square foot than any other high street in Britain, but isn't haunted by a single ghost or cursed item.

Nic Cage wouldn't be Nic Cage unless he constantly makes direct-to-dvd films.

For every hundred weight of flotsam and jetsam washed up, you will find a Lego Disney Star Wars Ouija Board planchette.

If you try to shake hands with a little gold cat in a Chinese take-away, his eyes will roll upwards and you will be cursed. 

Because he invented 'The Memphis Mafia', the estate of Elvis Presley still receives a royalty payment whenever a film or pop star chooses to take an entourage. To date, the earnings of the TV show 'Entourage' have gone exclusively to Prescilla Presley. 

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Texas is on course to overtake California as the most populous state.

1 in 10 babies is born in Texas, and they make up 6 percent of US-born babies.

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Even before the foundations are laid, all garage forecourts in the UK are given a blessing by The Crazy World of Arthur Brown to prevent fire.

Zoe Wannamaker. Derek Jacobi. Jay Baruchel. Just some of the actors who got their big-break performing for the Pharoah in Ancient Egypt.

Irn-Bru was accidentally discovered by Scottish researches who were trying to make synthetic hell syrup.

In 1978, John Wayne and Ronald Reagan flipped a coin on who should become President. The coin was stolen by a mischievous Mexican child.

 

 

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26 minutes ago, Carlos Allende said:

Even before the foundations are laid, all garage forecourts in the UK are given a blessing by The Crazy World of Arthur Brown to prevent fire.

What? Where did you find this piece of rubbish? Now had you said Arthur Daley i might have believed it....a wee bit

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On 12/05/2018 at 2:57 PM, acute said:

An anonymous graffiti artist in Manchester, England, calling himself Wanksy, draws big willies around potholes.

In Manchester...i could believe it.:ph34r:

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On 27/05/2018 at 3:05 PM, acute said:

Texas is on course to overtake California as the most populous state.

1 in 10 babies is born in Texas, and they make up 6 percent of US-born babies.

Is this a couple thing or a - one father, 8 mothers thing? 

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