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Off Topic / Re: Get Fact!
« on: 04 August, 2003, 09:41:33 PM »
FACT (true?): panama hats come from Ecuador

FACT (true?): camel hair brushes were originally made from squirrel hair

5462
Off Topic / Re: Get Fact!
« on: 16 July, 2003, 09:27:29 PM »
FACT: That's what I get for being a smart-arse

FACT: The "Questions Answered" bit of the times is the only bit of the Times I read

FACT: Well, apart from the Sports pages

FACT: And even then only because some bugger always gets the office copy of the Herald before me.

5463
Off Topic / Re: Get Fact!
« on: 16 July, 2003, 07:46:15 PM »
FACT: RAC's fact about horses came from the Times "questions answered" section a few days ago and was debunked today - I know cos I just read it while eating a baked tater with cheese and tuna (mmmmmmm). In fact, there is no rule about horse statues becuase it is too hard to make them rear - most rearing statues use a tail as a counterbalance and are expensive to make.


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Off Topic / Re: Get Fact!
« on: 02 July, 2003, 08:04:55 PM »
How can they tell Mark Vivien Foe was daft?

Well, everyone knows it's 90 minutes and then extra time before sudden death

5465
Off Topic / Re: Get Fact!
« on: 10 June, 2003, 07:04:11 PM »
FACT:

At last years's works do, a quiz was organised. A number of staff had to compere and prepare a round of questions.

A colleague and I designed the oh-so-popular "Who's Marx is it anyway?" round.

Quotations from Richard Marx, Karl Marx and Groucho Marx were read out and the teams had to guess who said what.

We thought it funny.

5466
Off Topic / Re: Get Fact!
« on: 02 April, 2003, 06:51:30 PM »
You can get 50% off a New Scientist subscription if you call 01622 778000 and quote code 1431. It's the second best thing to come through my letterbox every week.

5467
Off Topic / Re: Get Fact!
« on: 18 March, 2003, 03:26:49 PM »
I'll take anything! What do I get if I post another 800 and reach the 1000 mark?

5468
Off Topic / Re: Get Fact!
« on: 17 March, 2003, 10:05:51 PM »
Fact - hopefully this is the 200th post to this thread.

5469
Off Topic / Re: Get Fact!
« on: 12 March, 2003, 02:47:22 PM »
Fact: I have had the same bookmark for over twenty years, and still have (and use) the pen I sat my O Grades and Higeres with. Yet I always lose red biros and till receipts in a matter of hours.

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Off Topic / Re: Get Fact!
« on: 28 February, 2003, 09:49:47 PM »
FICTION: Mrs X can has no appreciation of Oasis. Or any bloomin' clothes shop for that matter

5471
Off Topic / Re: Get Fact!
« on: 25 February, 2003, 03:19:58 PM »
Cheers for the link. Need to track that down - it looks a bit scary.

5472
Off Topic / Re: Get Fact!
« on: 25 February, 2003, 02:46:56 PM »
What's "The War Game"? (Clearly not a Dr Who episode).

FACT: Good Omens is a jolly good book. Watch Dogma after you read it for some uncanny similarities.

5473
Off Topic / Re: Get Fact!
« on: 10 February, 2003, 05:58:01 PM »
Useless trivia:

BRASS MONKEY

In the middle ages, ships were heavily laden with food, water and cargo. Obviously, it was all stowed below decks. However, to be sure that the loading was even and didn't cause the ship to list to one side, an "n" shaped set of brass balls were hung from a spike on the deck, through two holes in the deck floor, so that they could be seen below. This created a kind of artificial horizon for the men below; if the balls shifted one way then they could tell they were causing the ship to list.

However, when it got very cold the wood in the deck would contract and snap off the balls. Hence the expression, "cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey."


5474
Off Topic / Re: Get Fact!
« on: 21 January, 2003, 03:41:04 PM »
The highest possible break in a frame of snooker is not 147, but is 155 (free ball, black, then a clerance).

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General / Re: Curious.....or just nosy?........
« on: 04 February, 2003, 04:34:12 PM »
Sex
MALE.

Likes/Dislikes
PLOTTING TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD

Favourite Film/TV Prog
DOCTOR WHO (NOT AS ENIGMATIC AS ME, BUT CLOSE)

Favourite Music
THE CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT (WHAT SWEET MUSIC THEY MAKE)

Favourite Sexual Position. You HAVE to answer this :)
ANY WITH MRS X

Most embarrassing moment
WHEN THE ELECTRICITY METER RAN OUT JUST AS I WAS RE-ANIMATING A CORPSE. MESSY, VERY MESSY.

And anything else you can think of.
EVERY POST I MAKE TO THIS BOARD, AND EVERY E-MAIL I SEND TO ANYONE, CONTAINS A SUBLIMINAL MESSAGE. BY READING THEM YOU ARE SLOWLY BEING PROGRAMMED TO BE MY MANCHURIAN CANDIATES. YOU SHALL BE MY ARMY. WHEN I GIVE THE SIGNAL YOU SHALL RISE UP AND OVERTHROW YOUR HOMES AND PLACES OF WORK IN MY NAME. YOU CANNOT RESIST. IT IS TOO LATE FOR YOU. THE WORLD WILL BE MINE!

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