Things you've always wanted to know......

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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby hammerdivone on Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:45 pm

Johnny Byrne's Boots wrote:This Bionic Vet chap, Noel Fitzpatrick. How much would one of his "never been done before, ground breaking, custom made implants" operations cost?


If you have to ask you can't afford it...
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:19 pm

cambridge hammer wrote:Who is or was Larry and why am I as happy as him?


Larry Foley was an Aussie boxer in the 19th century who never lost a fight. He also made a lot of money from boxing (for the time) hence the phrase was coined.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby bubbles1966 on Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:20 pm

Why are West Ham always good in years that end in a 6?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Burningaham on Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:03 pm

Why don’t birds fall off their perches when they sleep?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby last.caress on Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:16 pm

Burningaham wrote:Why don’t birds fall off their perches when they sleep?


From Quora (LINK):

When birds perch, there is a tendon in their legs that gets pulled further, locking their toes tightly to the branch. Birds' "knees" bend backwards, so when they perch this tendon is pulled to its furthest extent over the back of the knee. This is not changed until the bird consciously "lifts his knees up" and releases the tension on this tendon. The bird can sleep on the tree because his weight pushes down on his knees and keeps that tendon tight. Convenient, otherwise a sleeping bird would make an easy meal for predators.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby sendô on Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:27 pm

bubbles1966 wrote:Why are West Ham always good in years that end in a 6?

We were pretty average in 1996.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Denzil on Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:35 pm

Why don't American toilets ever have floor to ceiling walls, with gaps at the top and bottom? Could never have a :thdn: in peace.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Cockneyboy311 on Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:16 pm

Denzil wrote:Why don't American toilets ever have floor to ceiling walls, with gaps at the top and bottom? Could never have a :thdn in peace.



Funny you should say that. I've just come back from California and i noticed this. Some of the gaps are far too wide :P
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby sendô on Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:23 pm

Nation of voyeurs it seems.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Monkeybubbles on Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:28 pm

I mostly read this forum on my phone, and of course never bother to close the browser window. Does that mean that my name is in the 'users browsing this forum' list all the time? Or have I just revealed how little I know about stuff?

Also, can somebody explain the point of tofu?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby psychoscoredthelot on Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:03 am

Also, can somebody explain the point of tofu?


this is an unaswerable question - if you put this into google it will break the internet
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby delbert on Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:09 am

Monkeybubbles wrote:I mostly read this forum on my phone, and of course never bother to close the browser window. Does that mean that my name is in the 'users browsing this forum' list all the time? Or have I just revealed how little I know about stuff?

Also, can somebody explain the point of tofu?


As of 09:06 hrs on Friday 17-11-17 you wasn't showing as browsing this forum, unless you go into guest mode when not avtive?
Tofu? No idea....
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby DasNutNock on Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:33 am

Monkeybubbles wrote:Also, can somebody explain the point of tofu?


Tofu's nice. Has a nice mild native flavour that can be enhanced with other flavours., should you wish. Very healthy, too.

Doesn't mean you have to stop eating meat altogether, but there's nothing wrong with getting more vegetable products in your diet.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby somerset-hammer on Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:37 am

Is a country mile, an actual mile?

Or is it just a term used when referring to a great distance?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby DasNutNock on Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:50 am

I think it was someone mishearing someone else say "I've got to walk another c*nting mile with these f*cking heavy shopping bags".
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Tenbury on Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:05 am

DasNutNock wrote:
Tofu's nice. Has a nice mild native flavour that can be enhanced with other flavours.,


I found the box it came in far more palatable.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby 1875Hammer on Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:32 pm

somerset-hammer wrote:Is a country mile, an actual mile?

Or is it just a term used when referring to a great distance?


I believe it's always more than a mile but the actual distance can vary greatly.

When you ask for directions and distance in the countryside you'll be told 2 miles as the crow flies or you can drive it in 20 miles.

You have to travel 20 miles to go 2 country miles.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby view from the shires on Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:30 pm

sendô wrote:Have a look at the external walls. At the bottom, around 6" up there should be a line in the brick work that clearly has some sort of plastic sheeting installed in the wall. This is the damp course. It stops ground water/damp rising up the wall and causing mould. The issues are, sometimes the course isn't installed properly, or else it's installed too low, or other stuff is later built outside that is too high and ends up above the damp course.

This can contribute to or cause damp and thus mould inside.


Current thinking is 50/50 whether a damp course is required or not as there is no evidence of capillary action up exterior walls.

From the evidence on my pond and filter house walls I would say that it isn't required. The filter house frequently has an inch of water inside due to a temporary roof and there is no damp rising up the walls.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby view from the shires on Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:41 pm

Johnny Byrne's Boots wrote:This Bionic Vet chap, Noel Fitzpatrick. How much would one of his "never been done before, ground breaking, custom made implants" operations cost?


£7000 according to someone who had one on their dog.

I have a Bennetts fracture of the thumb and the NHS solutions I have been offered are rubbish (even the surgeon has admitted as much). I am sure Noel would do a much better job, but he isn't allowed to operate on humans. He is always trying to get human and animal medicine to work together and I am quite happy to be a guinea pig if he can find a doctor to fit one of his implants into a human (FOC in the interest of medical science of course)..
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby vietnammer on Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:22 pm

Monkeybubbles wrote:Also, can somebody explain the point of tofu?


It was always a staple food (bean curd) in the far east, kind of like bread or porridge was here. It was re-packaged as exotic health food in the west, which is probably why it's seen as weird or poncey. In China it's done many different ways with spices and cooking methods. Fwiw I was never a fan of it aside from when a student's mother sent me Ma-La Dofu (la = chilli) which blew my ****ing head off.
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