A Conversation for Games to Play Down by the River
Samson Started conversation Aug 4, 1999
Invented, or more likely, popularised by A.A.Milne and that bear of very little brain, Pooh-Sticks is a wonderful game to pass the hours on a sunny afternoon. You will need: a river; a stick; a bridge and preferably some friends (a collection of cuddly toys will do). Compete with each other by simultaneously dropping one's pooh-stick from one side of the bridge and seeing whose comes out the other side first. A handy hint is to ensure that you drop your stick on off the up-stream side of the bridge.
Ginger The Feisty Posted Aug 4, 1999
I have written and submitted an article on this subject. It's at http://www.h2g2.com/P112384
The 1 and only Elkherd Posted Aug 5, 1999
Pooh sticks rocks! Well, not literally...
I find that using all that pooh is a bit unhygenic though.
RangaKoo Posted Aug 11, 1999
mmm, he goes mouldy when the water doesn't dry
(sorry, couldn't resist the pun)
Samson Posted Aug 11, 1999
Did anyone ever read the particular story where Christipher Robin tries to explain the process of losing his childhood to Pooh? I thought that one was really sad.
Al 2000 Posted Aug 12, 1999
Reminds me of the joke.
Whats brown and Sticky
The 1 and only Elkherd Posted Aug 12, 1999
That's the second time that joke's been in H2G2. it's also in the forum on the article 'Stick.'
I agree about the Christopher R. losing his childhood story being sad. It made me cry when I was seven.
Samson Posted Aug 12, 1999
It nearly made me cry when I was sixteen.......What's pink and fluffy?
The 1 and only Elkherd Posted Aug 14, 1999
What's long, thin, red in parts and goes in tarts?
RangaKoo Posted Aug 15, 1999
You want silly jokes?
Why did the koala fall out of the tree?
Cos it was dead.
Why did the second koala fall out of the tree?
Cos it was stapled to the first one.
Why did the third koala fall out of the tree?
Cos it thought it was in fashion.
Why did the tree fall over?
Cos the third koala forgot to let go.
Why did the plane crash?
Cos the pilot was a tomato.
Why did the boy fall off his bike?
Cos someone threw a fridge at him.
Why did the Billy fall off his bike?
Cos Billy is a fish.
This one is more of a riddle but,
How far can a man run into a wood?
Halfway, because then he's running out again
P.S. Virtual Pooh Sticks is sooooo addictive!!!
The 1 and only Elkherd Posted Aug 15, 1999
Virtual pooh sticks?
Alright then, I have a twig of English Elm. It is four and a half inches long and has two knots in it. It weighs 235g. Say when, and we'll drop them together.
RangaKoo Posted Aug 15, 1999
Yeah, well I've got the MIR Space Station falling from the sky...
Look, just go to www.poohsticks.com (or www.poohsticks.com/index_y.htm if that doesn't work) and all will be revealed.
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