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

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

Postby warp on Thu May 03, 2018 6:29 pm

back in the day, in italy, most sticker albums allowed you to "request" the last 15-30 stickers for a tiny sum.
i doubt i would have finished any album if not for that.

i guess that's not an option for this WC thingy...
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby prophet:marginal on Thu May 03, 2018 6:46 pm

sendô wrote:Better than the above, there's a tree that straddles the boundary between me and my rear neighbour. It seems to grow out of their side, but from about 2ft up is entirely in my side.

If I chop it down and the bint over the back gives it biggun, can I just tell her to foxtrot oscar with no comeuppance?



yes and no.

You can chop down anything (or pick, if its a fruit tree) that hangs over into your side, but the law in fact still deems it to be the neighbour's property, so you have to give the neighbour first refusal of it.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby hammerdivone on Thu May 03, 2018 9:30 pm

Clucking Bell wrote:Why is swinging a pick-axe so ****ing knackering? I like to think I'm a pretty fit bloke but, 15/20 minutes or so of swinging axes/pick-axes and I'm absolutely ****ed.

There must be some sort of ****-off circular saw on a cart job like they have for cutting concrete that would make mincemeat of tree roots .....


I always use a sabre saw with rough wood blade
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby delbert on Fri May 04, 2018 7:31 am

Why is it when you have catarrh build up behind the top bit of your nose you can't shift it by blowing your nose hard, however if you relax and blow it gently the gunk pours out? Is there a flap or valve up there to stop you blowing your eyeball out of your nostril....?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Monkeybubbles on Fri May 04, 2018 8:32 am

That's breakfast ruined.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby sendô on Fri May 04, 2018 9:39 am

prophet:marginal wrote:yes and no.

You can chop down anything (or pick, if its a fruit tree) that hangs over into your side, but the law in fact still deems it to be the neighbour's property, so you have to give the neighbour first refusal of it.

That was my understanding.

The root appears to be on her side, but like I said the boundary is not clearly defined in the deeds, and once I've chopped back all the bits in my property (so most of the tree) I want to drill the root and poison the bloody thing.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby kayahammer on Mon May 07, 2018 3:19 am

At the risk of infertile jokes, why is there no lead in my pencil?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby jastons on Mon May 07, 2018 11:44 am

Does your body use its oldest fat reserves first?

For example, if I had a kebab four years ago and my body converted those extra calories into fat and stored it somewhere, will those particular calories still be there?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby The Collector on Mon May 07, 2018 8:38 pm

Clucking Bell wrote:Why is swinging a pick-axe so ****ing knackering? I like to think I'm a pretty fit bloke but, 15/20 minutes or so of swinging axes/pick-axes and I'm absolutely ****ed.

There must be some sort of ****-off circular saw on a cart job like they have for cutting concrete that would make mincemeat of tree roots .....


hammerdivone wrote:I always use a sabre saw with rough wood blade


Or, an electric crocodile saw. Or, is that an alligator saw? You’ll need plenty of blades.

Ask TOMOS, he has a forest in his garden which he is trying to reduce.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby 1875Hammer on Tue May 08, 2018 10:18 am

jastons wrote:Does your body use its oldest fat reserves first?

For example, if I had a kebab four years ago and my body converted those extra calories into fat and stored it somewhere, will those particular calories still be there?


Last in first out.

Your body uses the calories that are easiest to convert to energy first. That means food in the stomach, fat in the bloodstream will be used before your four year old kebab.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby vietnammer on Thu May 10, 2018 5:03 pm

Why are some sports matches called 'rubbers' ?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby warp on Thu May 10, 2018 5:54 pm

vietnammer wrote:Why are some sports matches called 'rubbers' ?

may come from bridge? (the card game)
not sure where "rubber bridge" comes from, though.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Monkeybubbles on Sat May 12, 2018 10:05 am

How do kittens produce so much poo? It's about a third of their body weight, every time. It'd be like me crapping out, I dunno, a swan, four times a day. And I have done that before.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby rare as rockinghorse shat on Sat May 12, 2018 10:23 am

Imagine literally crapping out a swan. What scenes they would be.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby DasNutNock on Sat May 12, 2018 5:44 pm

My dad went to private school in the late 50s/early 60s and knows lots of posh people. He got served roast swan at a dinner party once, and found out after they'd eaten that they'd used an ounce of moroccan hash to make the gravy. Said the swan was really greasy, more so than duck. He wouldn't tell me anything else about that evening.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby somerset-hammer on Sat May 12, 2018 5:48 pm

****ing hell, Swan?

Doesn't get any posher than that.


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

Postby DasNutNock on Sat May 12, 2018 5:54 pm

somerset-hammer wrote:****ing hell, Swan?

Doesn't get any posher than that.


:D


Swan - only for the Queen, the Posh and the Polish.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby prophet:marginal on Sun May 13, 2018 9:26 am

DasNutNock wrote:He wouldn't tell me anything else about that evening.


I reckon the gravy may have distorted his memory of the whole event...

I thought only royalty had the entitlement to eat swan
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby somerset-hammer on Sun May 13, 2018 10:15 am

^^^ either that or Warps mum was the evening entertainment..
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Francoisvander or else on Sun May 13, 2018 8:54 pm

What percentage of water that goes out on the tide comes back in on the tide, in other words is it the same water just going back and forth all the time :?
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