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Post 81

Yvonne aka india

Fathom - sorry, forgot to mention that bit smiley - smiley Yup, one on each leg.


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Post 82

Fathom


I took my girl to the opera
The python she carried was orange
The brooch she wore was copperer
Than a copper plated door hinge

Her face turned slowly purple
While she struggled to get her breath
She said "urgle gurgle gurple"
As the python squeezed her to death

I like a challenge. smiley - biggrin

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Post 83

Madbeachcomber, I've done my spring cleaning, does that make me sad?

'Gurple'? smiley - erm


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Post 84

Fathom


'Wet and smelly' was right: I couldn't find anything to rhyme with 'purple' so I made a word up. It was good enough for Lewis Carroll and Shakespeare so it's good enough for me.

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Post 85

rooftiler - back again, for another bit at least

while we are (were) (vaguely) on the subject of bones (a few posts back), I seem to remember (or have I made it up) that giraffes have the same number of bones in their neck as humans (or some other short-necked creature).

This useless fact was brought to you by me, and made even more useless by the number of parentheses and inaccuracies contained therein. and all who sail in her.

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Post 86

MuseSusan

Yes, that's true: giraffes have the same number of vertebrae (seven, I think) in their necks as humans.


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Post 87

The Groob

St. Patrick wasn’t Irish—he was Welsh


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Post 88

The Groob

How queer!

St Patrick wasn't Irish, he was Welsh.


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Post 89

The Groob

It is a common misconception that Florence Nightingale spent her life doing nursing - she didn't. In truth, she spent only performed nursing duties for about three years.


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Post 90

The Groob

"Clinophobia" is the fear of beds.

27% of female lottery winners hide their ticket in their bra.


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Post 91

HarpoNotMarx (((2*1)^6)-6-(2*8)=42

73.2% of all statistics are made up on the spot
smiley - geek


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Post 92

Fathom


Researchers don't always read the backlog. (See post 51)

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Post 93

Yvonne aka india

France has the only airspace in the world where English is not the mandatory language of communication.


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Post 94

The Godfather of Cheesecake

Ca c'est typique des francais!! Bloody french!!


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Post 95

Cheerful Dragon

A lot of people pronounce opera as 'opra', so you could say it rhymes with 'copra' (dried coconut kernels). Even if you stick with 'opera', you could rhyme it with 'koppara', which is the Malayalam word for cocoonut.smiley - tongueout


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Post 96

Fathom


There are no snakes in Ireland. (Other than in zoos presumably, although I think they are actually prohibited)

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Post 97

Yvonne aka india

Aren't there no snakes cos they were supposed to have been driven out by St Patrick (who from an earlier post, wasn't actually Irish?)


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Post 98

Fathom


That's the story.

There're no wolves either. Those Irish Wolfhounds were obviously successful too. (An Irish Wolfhound is a large dog; before someone asks)

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Post 99

MuseSusan

The cheetah is the only big cat that can lift its tail higher than the level of its back--they need the extra flexibility because they use the tail for a stabilizer when running. Other than that, only ordinary house cats can lift their tails up in the air.


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Post 100

Florida Sailor All is well with the world

And way over to the side at certain times that cannot be mentioned on a family site like this. smiley - evilgrin

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