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Post 9781

Mr. X ---> "Do not disturb my circles!"

Yeah, like a bunch of buzzkillers and kollection of killjoys.....

smiley - pirate


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Post 9782

Baron Grim

Hardly...

smiley - cheers


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Post 9783

Bald Bloke

The only exception being of course
A Wunch of Bankers smiley - smiley


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Post 9784

Mr. X ---> "Do not disturb my circles!"

A prick of politicians.

smiley - pirate


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Post 9785

Baron Grim

A tree planted in Griffith park, Los Angeles, as a memorial to George Harrison was killed by beetles.


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Post 9786

Baron Grim

Humans are 10 times more likely to be bitten by New Yorkers than by sharks.


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Post 9787

ITIWBS

Re: Post 9786, Not that I doubt it, but is there a link on that?


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Post 9788

Xanatic

It does sound like an odd statistic. If you're in New York it might well be true, as there is an abundance of New Yorkers and also a lack of sharks. Someone in San Diego however might have some very different odds.


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Post 9789

Mr. X ---> "Do not disturb my circles!"

http://xkcd.com/1252/

smiley - pirate


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Post 9790

Baron Grim

Here's the supporting link for the Shark to New Yorker bite ratio.

http://science.time.com/2013/12/03/in-the-war-between-sharks-and-people-humans-are-killing-it/


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But fatal shark attacks still remain incredibly rare — a person’s chance of being attacked by a shark in the U.S. is 1 in 11.5 million, and the chance of being killed by a bite is less than 1 in 264.1 million. In New York alone, people are bitten 10 times more each year by other people than worldwide by sharks. You’re far more likely to simply drown while swimming in the ocean — or die in a car crash on the way to the beach — than you are to be killed by a shark.
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Post 9791

Dmitri Gheorgheni

Yes, but is this information truly useless? smiley - winkeye

It sounds rather reassuring to me - particularly as I do not live in New York - or anywhere near an ocean.


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Post 9792

Mr. X ---> "Do not disturb my circles!"

Yes. It is.

smiley - crosssmiley - pirate


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Post 9793

Baron Grim

If you create a simple substitution cipher by mirroring the alphabet, such as below:

a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
z y x w v u t s r q p o n m l k j i h g f e d c b a


smiley - wizard WIZARD spelled backwards and swapped is WIZARD. smiley - wizard


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atbash


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Post 9794

Cheerful Dragon

smiley - weirdsmiley - cool


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Post 9795

Baron Grim

Famous Last Words make for good useless facts. Roald Dahl's penultimate word's we're quite touching with his family gathered around his death bed. His actual final words were... less so.


From this source: http://nymag.com/arts/books/features/67962/index2.html

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In a hospital, surrounded by family, Dahl reassured everyone, sweetly, that he wasn’t afraid of death. “It’s just that I will miss you all so much,” he said—the perfect final words. Then, as everyone sat quietly around him, a nurse pricked him with a needle, and he said his actual last words: “Ow, smiley - bleep!”

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Post 9796

Baron Grim

Ralph Macchio is now as old as Pat Morita (Mr. Miyagi) was when they filmed _The Karate Kid_.


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