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Post 9941

Cheerful Dragon

That should have been Tippex. smiley - grr I've just turned off Autocorrect.


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Post 9942

Mr. X ---> "You may be a king or a little street-sweeper, but sooner or later you dance with the Reaper..."

Don't know why anybody uses it in the first place. smiley - shrug

smiley - pirate


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Post 9943

Cheerful Dragon

I don't intend to, although it isn't usually a problem. It's just that on this occasion my tablet wouldn't accept the word Tippex, no matter what I did.smiley - erm


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Post 9944

Baron Grim

On that podcast Mike Nesmith explains in more detail about how brilliant his mother was in creating Liquid Paper. One of the crutial aspects about it was her realization that at the time, the early 70s, something like 90% of the secretarial and other typographic work was performed by females. So, she designed the bottle and brush to resemble nail polish.

She also considered many more aspects like price point, knowing that with small bottles costing less than a dollar or so, typographic workers could by it without purchase requests.


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Post 9945

Baron Grim

The first American woman to win first place in an Olympic event, never knew she was competing in the Olympics.


The 1900 Paris games were poorly organized and promoted so when Margaret Abbott won first place (she received a porcelain bowl, medals weren't awarded in the 1900 games) she wasn't aware the event, a golf tournament, was part of the Paris Olympic Games. This wasn't clarified until after she died in 1955.

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


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Post 9946

Dmitri Gheorgheni

Well, that fact is just plain fascinating. smiley - bigeyes Who knew?


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Post 9947

swl

Today's human population is descended from twice as many women as men. DNA studies indicate over 80% of women reproduced throughout history compared to only 40% of men.


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Post 9948

You can call me TC

I wonder what that tells us.


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Post 9949

Dmitri Gheorgheni

That there was a lot of fooling around in the past? smiley - winkeye


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Post 9950

Mr. X ---> "You may be a king or a little street-sweeper, but sooner or later you dance with the Reaper..."

Everybody dies.

smiley - pirate


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Post 9951

swl

I haven't


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Post 9952

Mr. X ---> "You may be a king or a little street-sweeper, but sooner or later you dance with the Reaper..."

Wait for it.

smiley - pirate


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Post 9953

Baron Grim

Beer was the drug responsible for the first disqualification of an Olympic athlete.

Swedish pentathlete Hans-Gunnar Liljenwall and his team were disqualified in the 1968 Summer games because Liljenwall had drank two beers to calm his nerves before the pistol shooting competition.


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