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

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Wed May 29, 2019 8:14 pm

Do plain-clothes plod get a discount at Superdry?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby jastons on Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:46 am

Do you need a licence to sail a boat on britsh waters? If I wanted, could I buy a boat and sail to spain?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby The Old Man of Storr on Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:57 am

jastons wrote:Do you need a licence to sail a boat on britsh waters? If I wanted, could I buy a boat and sail to spain?


Some charts and a passport .
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby The Old Man of Storr on Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:01 pm

Cuenca 'ammer wrote:probably already answered but...

using my phone but I-pod was the same

whatever song I start the shuffle songs on, I pretty much always get the same set of songs. there's songs that I am pretty sure that I haven't heard on the playlist.

why is that ?


Happens with my SansaClip Zip MP3 too , Cuencs - try going into the Menu and look for ' New Songs ' or ' Recently Added ' or whatever your machine says .
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby sendô on Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:34 pm

Samba wrote:In case you were wondering:
Russia (11),
USA (9),
Canada (6),
Australia (7),
Mexico (5),
Brazil (6),
Indonesia (3),
Kazakhstan (2),
Mongolia (2),
the Democratic Republic of the Congo (2),
Kiribati (3),
Micronesia (2),
Chile (3),
Spain (2),
Portugal (2),
Ecuador (2).

N.B. Not all are on the mainland of those countries.

Depends on your definition on where the country ends. France for instance considers French Guiana to be an integral department, and so could be said to have more than one timezone - including dependencies it has 12, which even beats Russia. Sacre Bleu!

Interestingly all of China only has the one timezone, and that is based on Beijing time, so those living in the far west of the country will often get up and go to work in the middle of the night, even though the clock might say 7am.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:32 am

Those beautiful War Cemeteries in France and Belgium. Is each headstone/cross over a separate grave, or are the crosses/headstones 'nominal' as a memorial to each of the fallen with remains in communal burial pits?

I'm sure I've seen pictures of burial trenches, hence my question.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby prophet:marginal on Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:43 am

I think you're instinct is correct, in that thousands of casualties were buried - often in shallow graves - by comrades if they fell at the point that the Allied armies were advancing across France and towards the German border.

Further, in a post-war setting, the fallen were identified and their remains were sent home for funeral services/burials in their home towns - this happened a lot with the US and Canadian soldiers.

A headstone, inscribed with the soldier's name, could symbolise an individual's sacrifice when he was MIA, too.

They definitely had to use mass pits on the other side of the world, too, when fighting the Japanese.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby sussexhammer74 on Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:52 pm

Why do people bite their fingernails?
Why do people pick their nose? and worse eat the contents?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby warp on Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:53 pm

sussexhammer74 wrote:Why do people bite their fingernails?
Why do people pick their nose? and worse eat the contents?


ancestral hunger?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby FreeWheeling on Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:54 pm

Johnny Byrne's Boots wrote:Those beautiful War Cemeteries in France and Belgium. Is each headstone/cross over a separate grave, or are the crosses/headstones 'nominal' as a memorial to each of the fallen with remains in communal burial pits?

I'm sure I've seen pictures of burial trenches, hence my question.


Its a mixture chap, some graves you will see where there are groups of headstones placed next to each other almost touching , these are quite frankly a grave of multiple persons, in some cases just pieces
Some of the individual graves are in the cemetery but are "buried somewhere near here ones"
the amount of "unknown soldier of the great war" is massive

Essex farm cemetery is a place of just a mass grave, in the quiet periods they would bury the dead , only to find the next artillery bombardment would extract the remains back out of the ground
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:24 pm

Thanks gentlemen :thup:

Whatever the answer, I doubt we'll see the likes of their generation again.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby FreeWheeling on Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:34 pm

We wont mate
one particular one from Essex Farm, lied about his age, he was on the front line at Ypres, he had been gassed, returned to England, sorted out , sent back to Ypres and will still killed in action before his 16th birthday
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby jastons on Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:45 am

500mg Paracetamol with 65mg Caffeine... Is that a sensible amount of caffeine to be taking up to 4 times a day (8 tablets)?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Whitters on Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:56 am

Is it:

a) Fathers Day

b) Father`s Day

or c) Fathers` Day

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

Postby -DL- on Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:35 pm

^^^^^

No, it's on Sunday....
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby peter49uk on Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:02 pm

FreeWheeling wrote:We wont mate
one particular one from Essex Farm, lied about his age, he was on the front line at Ypres, he had been gassed, returned to England, sorted out , sent back to Ypres and will still killed in action before his 16th birthday

Is this the one free?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Whitters on Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:05 pm

-DL- wrote:^^^^^

No, it's on Sunday....



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

Postby -DL- on Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:03 am

When does somebody who is blind know when their arse is wiped properly?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby FreeWheeling on Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:26 pm

peter49uk wrote:Is this the one free?
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Thats the chap Pete :thup:
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby DasNutNock on Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:31 pm

-DL- wrote:When does somebody who is blind know when their arse is wiped properly?


Sense of smell remains intact.
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