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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby CatNamedRudy » Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:07 pm

Dorset Girl wrote:Have fun, Barney! Drink lots of Red Bull, that might help. It gives you wings, y'know.


:lol:

I'm not a fan of Red Bull (I think it tastes like cough medicine) but those ads are funny.
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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby kat » Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:51 pm

Dorset Girl wrote:Have fun, Barney! Drink lots of Red Bull, that might help. It gives you wings, y'know.


quite literally, look up Mark Webber Valencia crash on youtube
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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby Dorset Girl » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:22 pm

I have learnt that some people can be unbelievably insensitive! Some bloke said the following line to my blind friend whilst she was travelling on a bus today:

Oh my God, you are quite good looking for a blind person. Do you want to feel my face?


:shock: There are so many things wrong with that sentence that I don't know where to start!

EDIT: Actually, I already knew people could be unbelievably insensitive, so technically this is on the wrong thread...
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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby cassius » Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:29 am

Dorset Girl wrote:I have learnt that some people can be unbelievably insensitive! Some bloke said the following line to my blind friend whilst she was travelling on a bus today:

Oh my God, you are quite good looking for a blind person. Do you want to feel my face?


:shock: There are so many things wrong with that sentence that I don't know where to start!

EDIT: Actually, I already knew people could be unbelievably insensitive, so technically this is on the wrong thread...


That's incredibly insensitive. :?
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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby cassius » Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:25 pm

Whilst discussing efficiency today I learned that during the thirties the British Railways Board painted one of it's fleet with a blue funnel without telling the driver and guard why. They never revealed the true purpose of the exercise, or why that particular engine was singled out, but they did record a one percent increase in efficiency.

< there you have it >
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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby kat » Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:28 pm

cassius wrote:Whilst discussing efficiency today I learned that during the thirties the British Railways Board painted one of it's fleet with a blue funnel without telling the driver and guard why. They never revealed the true purpose of the exercise, or why that particular engine was singled out, but they did record a one percent increase in efficiency.

< there you have it >


the fact that the words British Rail and efficent can be used in the same sentence without irony
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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby kat » Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:43 pm

something vey random, I have the same size feet as Rubens Barichello (he mentioned it in an interview, honest)
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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby cassius » Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:53 am

Used to seeing foxes around the place these days, caught sight of a pair of probable males having a turf war on the rugby field last night. I've never heard such a sick noise before. A mix of high-pitched screaming and growling that drowns out everything else. Weird.

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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby Dorset Girl » Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:46 am

I've never heard foxes fighting, but badgers make a similar noise, I think. I remember a very surreal incident from my childhood... at 3am one morning, a badger got caught in a wicker chair in our garden. My dad went out, wearing only pyjamas, to try and free it - there followed a tug of war, which the badger won! It ran off, chair still attached, then got stuck in the fence. Tug of war no. 2 - this time the fence won and kept the chair.
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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby barnaclelapse » Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:40 pm

One thing about cats I've learned over the years is that you can live two lifetimes and still hear a really scary fucking noise from two of them fighting that you've never before heard in your life.
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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby Agides » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:31 pm

One in five divorces in the US involve Facebook. :?
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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby barnaclelapse » Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:42 pm

I'm not gonna lie. That's weirdly humorous to me.
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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby Dorset Girl » Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:55 pm

Agides wrote:One in five divorces in the US involve Facebook. :?


Funny you should say that... I would be getting divorced anyway, whether or not Facebook existed. However, it was through Facebook that I learned of my husband having gone straight into a relationship with someone else when he left - the person that he flatly denied having any interest in!
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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby barnaclelapse » Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:36 pm

I wonder how many involve text messages.
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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby cassius » Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:03 pm

barnaclelapse wrote:I wonder how many involve text messages.


Does predictive text mean you knew all along?

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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby kat » Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:50 pm

a Chrismassy one

it is illegal to eat mince pies on Christmas day in Britain
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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby cassius » Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:02 pm

kat wrote:a Chrismassy one

it is illegal to eat mince pies on Christmas day in Britain


I'm glad I ate six earlier! :D

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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby kat » Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:10 pm

cassius wrote:
kat wrote:a Chrismassy one

it is illegal to eat mince pies on Christmas day in Britain


I'm glad I ate six earlier! :D

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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby Dorset Girl » Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:12 pm

kat wrote:eugh hate the things


Me too!

Why is the (non-meat) stuff in them called 'mincemeat', whereas minced beef is just referred to as 'mince'?
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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby Moon-Crane » Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:17 pm

I love sweet mince pies.

I think there was originally minced meat mixed with fruits and spices and other stuff in the original pies.
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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby Dorset Girl » Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:24 pm

MC, I bet you're one of those sickening people who eats all kinds of sweet treats without putting on weight, aren't you? I hate you! ;)
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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby cassius » Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:27 pm

Moon-Crane wrote:I love sweet mince pies.

I think there was originally minced meat mixed with fruits and spices and other stuff in the original pies.


These are all based on medieval pies and puddings. Spices and sugars mixed to achieve the desired effect according to budget. I have to admit the pies with custard in are a bit too far down the sweet line for me, but a good quality mincemeat filling has a good balance of sugar and spice. :D

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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby Mr Blue Sky » Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:41 pm

Moon-Crane wrote:I love sweet mince pies.


I love the ones with a thin pastry crust. Thick pastry is too cloggy - I tend to avoid those.
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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby cassius » Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:49 pm

When someone says they are feeling a bit off colour, do not attempt a tongue sandwich with them even if it is New Year. What a stupid thing to do. :roll:

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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby barnaclelapse » Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:34 pm

cassius wrote:When someone says they are feeling a bit off colour, do not attempt a tongue sandwich with them even if it is New Year. What a stupid thing to do. :roll:

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Yes it was.

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