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Re: Get Fact!
« Reply #135 on: 22 February, 2003, 07:09:51 AM »
This one's true as well...

The 1960's tv drama "The War Game" was banned at the time because the government considered it too accurate to be shown. This you probably know. But did you know that when it was finally screened in the 80s, it was STILL censored, because such scenes as policemen shooting people sick from radiation poisoning reflected too accurately government policy at the time.
AND... the recent DVD release is STILL censored. Which makes you wonder what Tony Blair's got up his sleeve for the forthcoming Dubya sponsored Armageddon...

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Re: Get Fact!
« Reply #136 on: 23 February, 2003, 07:23:11 PM »
H.G. Wells was inspired to write “The War of the Worlds” after finding a Martian invasion force at the bottom of his garden. He later wrote “The Invisible Man” after spending a day with a Big Issue vendor.

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Re: Get Fact!
« Reply #137 on: 23 February, 2003, 07:32:48 PM »
There is a large brass statue of Winnie-the-Pooh in Lima, Peru.


A baby in Florida was named Truewilllaughinglifebuckyboomermanifestdestiny. His middle name is George James.


A Canadian Tour company offers a two-day course in igloo building.


A Canadian, Troy Hurtubise, spent $100,000 and almost went bankrupt building a RoboCop style suit so that he could withstand a bear attack.


According to ancient chinese astrologers, 70% of omens are bad.



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Re: Get Fact!
« Reply #138 on: 23 February, 2003, 07:40:33 PM »
"70% of omens are bad".

The first two were great but I thought "Final Conflict" let the side down a bit...oh, and then there was that fourth one with Damiens sister in...THWACK!...*

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Re: Get Fact!
« Reply #139 on: 25 February, 2003, 01:40:30 AM »
In Jasmine, Saskatchewan, it is illegal for a cow to moo within 300 km of a private home.


Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.


In Alaska it is illegal to shoot at a moose from the window of an aeroplane or other flying vehicle.


In Cleveland, Ohio it is illegal to catch mice without a hunting license.

Again, all true...

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Re: Get Fact!
« Reply #140 on: 25 February, 2003, 01:57:04 AM »
Here’s a special Dickie Hillman fact to celebrate tonight’s thrill packed episode of "The Nations favourite"...

Brian Capron almost failed the audition for the part of Richard Hillman after a rather lacklustre performance. However, during the audition, Brian noticed the director’s disinterested look, lost the plot completely and brutally murdered a passing Granada studios tea lady. The director was so impressed that Brian was given the part on the spot.

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Re: Get Fact!
« Reply #141 on: 25 February, 2003, 04:11:58 AM »
>In Jasmine, Saskatchewan, it is illegal for a cow to moo within 300 km of a private home.

Spent 5 days in the Saskatchewan area after a big exercise in Canada, and spent the night in a campsite at the beginning of winter. Only 6 of us as no right minded person would be camping in those temperatures and can highly recommend it to anyone. The only disconcerting thing were the posters nailed to every other tree offering a $10,000 dollar reward for information leading to the capture of Sasquatch. Didn?t sleep well that night 8-)

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Re: Get Fact!
« Reply #142 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.
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Re: Get Fact!
« Reply #143 on: 25 February, 2003, 03:15:37 PM »
Kind of like "Threads" only more scathing...

Peter Watkins 'The War Game' was a fictional, worst-case-scenario docu-drama about nuclear war and its aftermath in and around a typical English city. Although it won an Oscar for Best Documentary, it is fiction. Intended as an hour-long program to air on BBC 1, it was deemed too intense and violent to broadcast. It went to theatrical distribution as a feature film instead. Low-budget and shot on location, it strives for and achieves convincing and unflinching realism. It argues that citizens and Civil Defense authorities are poorly prepared for this eventuality, and describes possible physical, psychological and social damage in graphic detail.

Fact: The 100 Years War lasted 116 years.

Link: http://www.bfi.org.uk/videocat/more/wargame/


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Re: Get Fact!
« Reply #144 on: 25 February, 2003, 03:19:58 PM »
Cheers for the link. Need to track that down - it looks a bit scary.
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Re: Get Fact!
« Reply #145 on: 26 February, 2003, 02:04:32 AM »
A nice fact that is in no way influenced by one of the current topics on the board for you today...

It takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile...unless you are Jack Napier.

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Re: Get Fact!
« Reply #146 on: 27 February, 2003, 12:56:27 AM »
Onions make you cry because they contain a subliminal version of "Lassie Come Home" which is released upon cutting into them.

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Re: Get Fact!
« Reply #147 on: 27 February, 2003, 01:03:38 AM »
Fact: 19.2% of all statistics are made up on the spot.

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Re: Get Fact!
« Reply #148 on: 28 February, 2003, 04:41:12 AM »
Like most inventions the humble VCR takes its name from its inventor, Trevor Videorecorder.

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Re: Get Fact!
« Reply #149 on: 28 February, 2003, 07:27:06 AM »
FACT: The original script for Halo Jones book 2 featured a race of evil mutant trout who controlled the destiny of mankind. Due to a "War Game" style government cover-up, this was replaced by dolphins.