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

Postby FreeWheeling on Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:13 pm

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

Postby vietnammer on Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:41 am

Can you cook the elastic band that holds the chicken's legs together?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby delbert on Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:44 am

Of course you can, it might melt and ruin the chicken though....... :thup:
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby vietnammer on Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:48 am

Thanks Delia I mean Delbert
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby The Old Man of Storr on Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:12 pm

vietnammer wrote:Can you cook the elastic band that holds the chicken's legs together?



Can't remember whether it was Jen or my Mam but one of them cooked a chicken with the giblets still in its plastic bag . :)
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Clacton-ammer on Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:57 pm

^^ We have all done that once..
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby ageing hammer on Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:25 pm

vietnammer wrote:Can you cook the elastic band that holds the chicken's legs together?


Why it's hardly going to run away
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Clacton-ammer on Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:40 am

Womens cricket - do they wear boxes to protect their lady garden? I know if you accidentally hit them there it hurts a little bit, but nothing like us obviously, as that pain feels like the world is ending.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby ageing hammer on Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:57 pm

Clacton-ammer wrote:Womens cricket - do they wear boxes to protect their lady garden? I know if you accidentally hit them there it hurts a little bit, but nothing like us obviously, as that pain feels like the world is ending.



A shin pad? or maybe a quim pad :D
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:07 pm

Clacton-ammer wrote:Womens cricket - do they wear boxes to protect their lady garden? I know if you accidentally hit them there it hurts a little bit, but nothing like us obviously, as that pain feels like the world is ending.


David Gower was asked this very question, he replied; "Yes, we call them manhole covers".
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Postby Clacton-ammer on Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:54 pm

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

Postby rigoberts song on Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:59 pm

why don't birds die when they perch on high voltage wires ?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Upminster Hammer on Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:05 pm

because they are not grounded. You would be fine hanging off of one too as long as you do not touch any conductor that is touching the floor.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Dover KUMB fan on Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:15 pm

So if I was to jump & balance with both feet down on a railway 3rd rail, I should be OK for that same reason? Birds often perch on them as well. Not like I'm going to try it though.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby sendô on Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:14 pm

rigoberts song wrote:why don't birds die when they perch on high voltage wires ?

Electricity takes the path of least resistance.

The wire has very little resistance, probably 0.0001 ohm. You are approximately 10,000 ohms, assuming you are dry. However, if you are close to or in contact with earth, or something else in contact with earth, the electricity will flow through you as electricity will always try to flow to earth where it can, as the mass is so large the charge can dissipate.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby The Old Man of Storr on Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:08 pm

rigoberts song wrote:why don't birds die when they perch on high voltage wires ?



We've got a pole on our croft with some transformer attached - one day in the garden I found a seagull's wing cut right off - something must have carried the body away but this whole wing was there cut off at the joint - must have flapped its wings and touched a live bit .

Looked like it'd been lasered off .
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Samba on Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:18 pm

Clacton-ammer wrote:Womens cricket - do they wear boxes to protect their lady garden?

No, but they wear one on each chesticle. Them bouncers could wreak havoc, er, so to speak..
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Samba on Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:22 pm

rigoberts song wrote:why don't birds die when they perch on high voltage wires ?

Whatever you do, NEVER touch the wire with one leg while touching the ground with the other leg.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby DasNutNock on Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:29 pm

Samba wrote:Whatever you do, NEVER touch the wire with one leg while touching the ground with the other leg.


Don’t listen to him!
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Samba on Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:40 pm

Dover KUMB fan wrote:So if I was to jump & balance with both feet down on a railway 3rd rail, I should be OK for that same reason? Birds often perch on them as well.

Yes, you would be ok so long as nothing of you was touching anything else.
Still extremely not advisable though, as if you're as clumsy as me, you would wobble & put one foot down on the ground, thereby shuffling off this mortal coil.
If the voltage running through something is high enough (wouldn't usually be the case in a third rail), you can be killed by 'arcing', before you've even got near enough to touch the thing.
It's why climbing up electricity pylons is so dangerous.
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