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

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

Postby sendô on Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:53 pm

Not a lot, few kilo max and can easily be handballed.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby FreeWheeling on Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:07 pm

DasNutNock wrote:
The brain does a lot of the work in "fusing" both images together - presumably cross-eyed people's brains have to work harder to create a 3D picture of the world around them?


The brain is a wonderful thing
I got laser eye surgery done but in one eye only
Took a bit of getting used to but now dont even notice it
Left eye for close up stuff, right for distance, the brain just auto adjusts and objects close and far appear clear in both eyes
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby yonni on Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:42 pm

DasNutNock wrote:Came down from heaven on a Yamaha?


No, it clearly states in the bible that Jesus returned in Triumph to Jerusalem.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby We_are_BML on Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:04 pm

Why are affluent areas of the country either very liberal or converative. Two very different ends of the political spectrum. One example of a liberal city is Cambridge, some might say it's the massive student population but I've found most working quite well off people in the city to be very liberal, in other parts of the country these would be tories.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Clucking Bell on Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:37 pm

We_are_BML wrote:Why are affluent areas of the country either very liberal or converative. Two very different ends of the political spectrum. One example of a liberal city is Cambridge, some might say it's the massive student population but I've found most working quite well off people in the city to be very liberal, in other parts of the country these would be tories.


The 'college town' effect maybe? I think a lot of it comes down to how you view money. Some people are simply happy to have plenty of it and others use it as their mechanism of keeping score and want ever-increasing amounts of it. The former type of people tend to be fairly liberal and want to live near other liberals while the others like big houses, German cars and want to live in places where they can have regular cock-measuring contests.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby POP POP POP Robson on Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:33 pm

I noticed some months ago in my local (Harrow) Asda they were selling the Newham Recorder but no other regional London papers. I thought they must have had the wrong delivery but they sell it every week. What's that all about?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby cambridge hammer on Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:00 pm

We_are_BML wrote:Why are affluent areas of the country either very liberal or converative. Two very different ends of the political spectrum. One example of a liberal city is Cambridge, some might say it's the massive student population but I've found most working quite well off people in the city to be very liberal, in other parts of the country these would be tories.


The liberal chap was ousted by labour at the last general election and not unusual for the city to return a labour candidate. Nothing to do with students though. However the more affluent areas south cambs etc will normally return a tory.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby 1875Hammer on Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:37 am

We_are_BML wrote:Why are affluent areas of the country either very liberal or converative. Two very different ends of the political spectrum. One example of a liberal city is Cambridge, some might say it's the massive student population but I've found most working quite well off people in the city to be very liberal, in other parts of the country these would be tories.


Depends if that affluence is earned or inherited. Old money can be quite Liberal as a throwback to noblesse oblige while new money tends to be very Conservative.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby ironstu on Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:46 pm

Why don't McDonalds serve their breakfast items all day?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Mega Ron on Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:48 pm

They do in the US and it's boosted the share price massively.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby mushy on Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:53 pm

We_are_BML wrote:Why are affluent areas of the country either very liberal or converative. .

You mean as in affluent London?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby warp on Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:18 pm

ironstu wrote:Why don't McDonalds serve their breakfast items all day?

they do, they just change the shape of the stuff.
the only flavour on offer is "cardboard" anyway.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Gormalysis on Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:25 pm

If a person travelled back in time to the time of the Black Death, would they naturally be immune to it? Either through hundreds of years of the body adapting or through jabs given at school/GP for other diseases?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Clucking Bell on Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:25 pm

Gormalysis wrote:If a person travelled back in time to the time of the Black Death, would they naturally be immune to it? Either through hundreds of years of the body adapting or through jabs given at school/GP for other diseases?


No. You'd still stand the same chance as anyone else of getting it unless you were to figure out a way of remaining uninfected with fleas. It's a bacterial infection. However, assuming that you had a mid-twentieth century biology text book with you, you'd be able to grow your own penicillin and cure yourself.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby delbert on Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:36 pm

POP POP POP Robson wrote:I noticed some months ago in my local (Harrow) Asda they were selling the Newham Recorder but no other regional London papers. I thought they must have had the wrong delivery but they sell it every week. What's that all about?


Has Newham council done a deal to move people off its waiting lists up to Harrow? I know Redbridge did this a while ago with Canterbury, hence the demand for their old local rag so the displaced can keep up to speed with all the crime and deprivation they've left behind......
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby James P on Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:33 pm

ironstu wrote:Why don't McDonalds serve their breakfast items all day?


The pork burgers for the muffins are cooked on the same grills as the main menu beef burgers but on different settings so can't cook both at once. Also hash browns cooked in same vats as fries but on different timers so same problem.

If the restaurant was large and the kitchen had sufficient capacity to cook all items at once in theory they could but most don't.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby FreeWheeling on Mon May 01, 2017 9:54 pm

Gormalysis wrote:If a person travelled back in time to the time of the Black Death, would they naturally be immune to it? Either through hundreds of years of the body adapting or through jabs given at school/GP for other diseases?


Ulaanbaishint check point from Russia into Mongolia there are warning signs about the black death, the gophers carry it
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Monkeybubbles on Wed May 03, 2017 6:16 pm

April, May and June are popular traditional names for females. Why not the other months?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby RichieRiv on Wed May 03, 2017 6:33 pm

Monkeybubbles wrote:April, May and June are popular traditional names for females. Why not the other months?


I had to look this one up just so I can add it to my portfolio of useless trivia!

Apparently the months and the girls names share the same Etymology, whereby those months (as with some months) typically have Greek / Roman god connections and they themselves have background meanings such as fertility, new life etc

Just so happens that April, May and June have pleasant meanings.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby DasNutNock on Wed May 03, 2017 8:37 pm

That January Jones doris has pleasant meanings, if you know what I mean!

(I mean a nice tits and arse)
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