A Conversation for Ask h2g2
Baconlefeets Posted Mar 22, 2004
There is a stapler, keyboard, computer and tissue on my desk
rooftiler - back again, for another bit at least Posted Mar 24, 2004
"The Madrid attacks were exactly 911 days after 9/11."
Doesn't that depend on how you count it? I made it 912. Possibly 'there were exactly 911 days between the day of 9/11 and the day of the Madrid attacks', but in any case I would dispute 'exactly' since the time of day was different (whether or not you ignore the time zone difference, I think).
HarpoNotMarx (((2*1)^6)-6-(2*8)=42 Posted Mar 24, 2004
catinthehat Posted Mar 24, 2004
The Groob Posted Mar 26, 2004
Herbert Lom's real name is Herbert Charles Angelo Kuchacevich ze Schluderpacheru
Baron Grim Posted Mar 26, 2004
OOOH... I likee this thread.
The thing I most quote as the most useless thing in my head (which I often refer to as a storehouse of useless information or a cornucopia of trivia and miscellanie) is this:
The island shown in the opening credits and all aerial shots of Gilligan's Island is not in the Pacific, it's in the Bahamas. It's Salt Cay.
More along the same line is the full names of the castaways:
Jonas Grumby (Skipper):
Thurston Howell III and his Wife Lovey
Ginger Grant of course
Mary Ann Summers
Roy Hinkley (Professor)
And Gilligan (one name only).
Oh, and in one episode of Get Smart, Agent 99 said her real name was Susan Hilton, but later said it was only an Alias. (I don't buy it, I say it WAS Susan Hilton.)
Baron Grim Posted Mar 26, 2004
The Groob Posted Apr 25, 2004
The L in Samuel L Jackson stands for 'Leroy'.
Baron Grim Posted Apr 27, 2004
The world's first photograph (Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, View from the Window at Le Gras. ca1826. on a tar of bitumen medium) currently resides at the University of Texas in Austin.
The Groob Posted May 1, 2004
The average human will shed forty pounds of skin in a lifetime.
dasilva Posted May 1, 2004
I've not posted to this thread since the first week in February...
The Groob Posted May 2, 2004
Pain travels through your body at 350 feet per second.
dasilva Posted May 2, 2004
Baron Grim Posted May 3, 2004
It should take you approximately 1 nanocentury to read this.
The Groob Posted May 4, 2004
"Resistentialism" is the theory that inanimate objects demonstrate hostile behaviour against us.
By that reasoning, "existentialism" is a theory that existence demonstrates hostile behaviour against us. That figures.
Hapi - Hippo #5 Posted May 16, 2004
St John's Wood Underground Station in London is the only Underground Station that does not contain any of the letters in the word 'mackerel'
I know that if you you write it Saint John's Wood it is not true but no-one ever does.
The Groob Posted May 16, 2004
Ketchup leaves the bottle at a rate of 25 miles per year.
F F Churchton Posted May 16, 2004
Ronnie Barker's "naff" was'nt as popular as his "charmless nerk"
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