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Post 121

Baconlefeets

There is a stapler, keyboard, computer and tissue on my desk


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Post 122

rooftiler - back again, for another bit at least

"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).

smiley - geek rt


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Post 123

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

In Britain, date formats are the converse of US, which gives the nice little fact that the 269th day of the year falls, 3 years out of 4, on 26/9
smiley - geek


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Post 124

catinthehat

My anoying little bro is watching a kissing movie and
he wont stop practicing on a pillow.smiley - smooch


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Post 125

The Groob

Herbert Lom's real name is Herbert Charles Angelo Kuchacevich ze Schluderpacheru


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Post 126

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

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.)


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Post 127

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

BTW do NOT!!! go to www.miscellanies.com. Your computer will be attacked by more popunders than I've ever seen before.smiley - yikessmiley - grrsmiley - crosssmiley - bleepsmiley - bleep


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Post 128

The Groob

The L in Samuel L Jackson stands for 'Leroy'.


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Post 129

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

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.


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Post 130

The Groob

The average human will shed forty pounds of skin in a lifetime.


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Post 131

dasilva

I've not posted to this thread since the first week in February...


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Post 132

The Groob

Pain travels through your body at 350 feet per second.


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Post 133

dasilva

350 feet travelling through the body in one second would cause anybody pain smiley - yikes


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Post 134

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

It should take you approximately 1 nanocentury to read this.


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Post 135

dasilva

smiley - bruised Ouch, see smiley - erm


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Post 136

The Groob

"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. smiley - erm


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Post 137

The Groob

Ronnie Barker invented the word 'naff'.


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Post 138

Hapi - Hippo #5

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.


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Post 139

The Groob

Ketchup leaves the bottle at a rate of 25 miles per year.


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Post 140

F F Churchton

Ronnie Barker's "naff" was'nt as popular as his "charmless nerk"


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