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Post 9521

~ jwf ~ scribblo ergo sum

smiley - bigeyes
"Brass doorknobs automatically disinfect themselves within eight hours.
This process is known as the oligodynamic effect."

Warning:
Taking this new knowledge into account in a historical review of
the the British Empire, the Royal Navy and 19th century banking
might be quite useful. Or at least enlightening. Then one wonders
that brass has since gone out of fashion.

smiley - doctor
~jwf~


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Post 9522

pebblederook-read the Post -because its worth it

Does this mean we have to rewrite the old saying "Where there's muck, there's brass, and then there's no muck"?


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Post 9523

Baron Grim

Pharaoh Iry-Hor is the first human whose name we know. (He lived over 5100 years ago.)


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Post 9524

~ jwf ~ scribblo ergo sum

smiley - jester

What about Alley Oop?

http://stuartngbooks.com/images/detailed/12/hamlin_alley_oop_v3_cvr.jpg

smiley - cheers
~jwf~


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Post 9525

~ jwf ~ scribblo ergo sum

He even made the stamps.

http://www.proteinpower.com/drmike/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/alleyoop.jpg

smiley - ok
~jwf~


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Post 9526

Baron Grim

Every member of the US Congress has a subscription to Hustler magazine.

Larry Flint sends them and there is nothing Congress members can do to stop it.

http://www.nationaljournal.com/congress/why-every-member-of-congress-gets-a-monthly-porn-delivery-20140417


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Post 9527

pebblederook-read the Post -because its worth it

And being printed on shiny paper they cannot even be utilised for their proper purpose.


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Post 9528

Yelbakk

Oh, yes, pebble, they can - even multiple times. smiley - run


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Post 9529

swl - and the pigs said: We Will Be Happy, We Will Be Free

Milk lasts longer if you put a frog in it.


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Post 9530

Florida Sailor

Of course it does smiley - eureka

Who is going to drink milk with a frog in itsmiley - yikes

I suspect it will sour in the same length of time, but it will last a longer than the drinkable kind. smiley - biggrin

F smiley - dolphin S


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Post 9531

swl - and the pigs said: We Will Be Happy, We Will Be Free

Source - http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/pressroom/presspacs/2013/acs-presspac-february-6-2013/frog-in-bucket-of-milk-folklore-leads-to-potential-new-antibiotics.html


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Post 9532

Asteroid Lil, Community Editor and Artist

Florida Sailor smiley - laugh


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Post 9533

~ jwf ~ scribblo ergo sum

I suspect the Russian brown frog's anti-bacterial
secretions pre-date Pasteurization by centuries and
may explain the roundy milk fat faces that are so
stereotypically 'Russian'. Of course the Golden Horde
drank mare's milk and blood.
smiley - zen
~jwf~


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Post 9534

Baron Grim

Wow... that is almost useful.


I don't happen to have any Russian brown frogs handy, so I can't claim any use currently. But if I happen to find myself stranded in a part of Russia and my only food source is a bucke of milk, I'll definitely throw a frog or two into the bucket.


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Post 9535

You can call me TC

I thought it was a reference to the Fable where the frog tries to get out of a jug of milk and paddles so hard he turns it into butter.


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Post 9536

pebblederook-read the Post -because its worth it

Frogs poached in milk? That's not a useless fact it's a recipe.


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