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

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

Postby FreeWheeling on Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:33 pm

Greatest Cockney Rip Off wrote:
They're still making bikes, although the prices are absolutley eye-watering:

http://www.broughsuperiormotorcycles.co ... ss100.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

upwards of 40 large a pop. I can't imagine anybody in their right mind buying one.


Ouch 40K :shock:
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Tenbury on Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:07 pm

Greatest Cockney Rip Off wrote:
Yep, they also do a Triumph Thruxton, (basically a 1200cc Bonneville) named after the circuit in Hampshire.


Only the craphead marketing men nicked that name off a 40+ year old Velocette.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby White Goodman on Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:28 pm

Do people believe that there is a physical limit on what we can do?

I'm not talking about individuals but I've often had the weird thought that much of what we are able to visualise as a species has in reality come to pass.

So for example, will we ever be able to teleport people?

I'm a poorly equipped layman but does quantum physics promise to unlock things we thought were impossible?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby James P on Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:17 pm

I'm no expert but my understanding of the singularity is that it's a point in the future when humans create technology which is unfathomable to our present minds and as such the future beyond that point is equally unfathomable. The singularity is a mathematical certainty I think.

So presumably on the other side they'll be able to do all sorts of crazy ****.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Hammer Laffers on Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:41 pm

Why do DJ's listen into headphones at random times? The music is generally so ****ing loud they can probably already hear it.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby James P on Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:45 pm

They're listening to the song they're mixing in that isn't playing through the main speakers.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Hammer Laffers on Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:58 pm

James P wrote:They're listening to the song they're mixing in that isn't playing through the main speakers.



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

Postby 1875Hammer on Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:01 am

James P wrote:They're listening to the song they're mixing in that isn't playing through the main speakers.

I always thought they were listening to something decent while playing **** for the punters.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby mushy on Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:13 am

Johnny Byrne's Boots wrote:They assume all water going in to your house will eventually leave via a drain of some sort.

Exactly this, which makes me laugh, if every drop of water that enters your house returns via sewage, why are there always water shortages?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby sendô on Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:01 pm

I always **** at work where possible and piss in the garden so they're taking the proverbial.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby vietnammer on Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:08 pm

What is the purpose of sports people (boxers particularly, I think) rocking their head about on their neck when warming up?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:16 pm

Why do radio DJs constantly blather over the beginning and end of songs?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Hammer1972 on Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:22 pm

Johnny Byrne's Boots wrote:Why do radio DJs constantly blather over the beginning and end of songs?


Traditionally to stop people taping them I believe. Not sure anyone does that (recording them) nowadays do they?!
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby DasNutNock on Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:27 pm

vietnammer wrote:What is the purpose of sports people (boxers particularly, I think) rocking their head about on their neck when warming up?


To stretch muscles, thus mitigating (supposedly) chances of tears, pulls & strains. Also, to loosen up their head movement a bit, which is a vital component to sound defending.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Eggs'n'nuts on Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:24 am

Johnny Byrne's Boots wrote:Why do radio DJs constantly blather over the beginning and end of songs?


Because they like the sound of their own f*****g voices and have this knack of talking inane s**t!
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Eggs'n'nuts on Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:52 am

To stretch muscles, thus mitigating (supposedly) chances of tears, pulls & strains. Also, to loosen up their head movement a bit, which is a vital component to sound defending.[/quote]

Maybe our back four should start doing that then!
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby pablo jaye on Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:56 pm

If everyone at a completely full Wembley Stadium had a dump, how much matter would there be? Would it fill an Olympic Sized swimming pool, or something more modest, say a 10m pool?

Often wondered this at large events for some reason.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Hammers Dad on Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:35 pm

pablo jaye wrote:If everyone at a completely full Wembley Stadium had a dump, how much matter would there be? Would it fill an Olympic Sized swimming pool, or something more modest, say a 10m pool?

Often wondered this at large events for some reason.

Average poo is 1lb a day so 90,000lbs of poo would probably only fill 1/60th of an Olympic size pool (based on an Olympic pool holding 660,430 gallons and a gallon weighs roughly 8lb)
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby White Goodman on Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:19 pm

How far into the future could I go if I could accelerate myself to near light speed and still come back to about the same age?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby DasNutNock on Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:51 pm

White Goodman wrote:How far into the future could I go if I could accelerate myself to near light speed and still come back to about the same age?


Somewhere between quite and very.
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