- Aug 21, 2003
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- Chattanooga, TN
they shoulda looked on ebay for the new weapons VHS certification system for $24.991. Street brawlers sometimes arm themselves with potato peelers, according to the Home Office, which wants to make them banned weapons.
4. Crows apparently like the taste of windscreen-wiper blades.
7. The heat generated by a laptop, and the knees-together pose needed to balance it, can damage a man's fertility.
8. Brazilians are the nationality most likely to read spam.
12. Ronald Reagan started planning his own funeral the year he entered the White House almost quarter of a century ago. He died in June.
24. Germany has an 18-year-old MP - Julia Bonk, a member of the Saxony legislature. Her name is not funny in German.
29. The remains of thousands of mammoths have been found by fishermen in the North Sea.
31. Herrings break wind to communicate and keep the school together.
lucky he was into poetry and not German politics... Bob Bonk?33. Bob Dylan originally planned to use his first two given names, Robert Allen, as his stage name, because it sounded like the name of a Scottish king. After he saw some Dylan Thomas poems, he chose Dylan as his new surname instead.
38. Yoda was based on Albert Einstein.
41. Twenty years ago , seven out of every 10 pints drunk in the UK were ale. Now, thanks to the rise of lager, stout and cider, the number is just three.
45. There is a world record for being able to squirt liquids out of a human eye. The existing record is 8.7 feet (2.65m), but a Turkish man claims to have broken the record with a 9.2 feet (2.8m) squirt.
.47. A "jiffy" is 10 milliseconds in computer science terms
48. Margaret Roberts (later Thatcher) helped invent the chemical process that produces Mr Whippy ice cream.
50. A tribe living in a remote part of Brazil's Amazon rainforest has no words for numbers beyond two. The Piraha use "one" to mean one or roughly one, two means two, while any larger number is just "many".
56. The Shining is the "perfect scary movie", according to researchers, who have come up with a scientific formula for such things. They identified the isolated setting, escalating music and chase scenes as some of the key elements in its success.
59. Britons throw away enough rubbish every hour to fill the Royal Albert Hall.
60. The bookmakers William Hill loses 80,000 little pens a day - the sort used to fill out betting slips.
61. Ken Livingstone, the mayor of London, has got solar panels fitted on the roof of his Cricklewood home.
63. Just one in a hundred workers goes to the pub for their lunch, according to a study. The same proportion spend lunch having sex.
66. An American girl aged between three and 11 has, on average, 10 Barbie dolls in her toy box.
68. Bill Clinton revealed in his autobiography that he didn't learn to ride a bike properly until he was 22.
73. Ducks have regional accents. London ducks shout out a rough quack to be heard above the urban din; those in the West Country make a quieter, softer sound.
didn't one crash int Fabio?76. More than one billion birds crash into buildings in the US every year. Mirrored office blocks are a particular hazard.
78. Defeated Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry says he once flew upside-down over Israel. It was, he says, the "perfect way" to see the Middle East.
81 . When people are in love, weird things happen. Men get more female hormones, and women get more male. Scientist Donatella Marazziti says it's as if nature wants to eliminate what can be different in men and women, perhaps to help the mating process.
93. One in 12 of the country's workforce is a cleaner, according to the British Cleaning Council.
100. Bill Clinton sent just two e-mails while he was president.
Well they shouldn't worry, they got 4000 holes found in Blackburn, Lancashire to put it all in.. although the holes were rather small.59. Britons throw away enough rubbish every hour to fill the Royal Albert Hall.
I agree the perfect way to see such an upside-down country, at least (for Kerry anyway) it'd be right side up!Pete said:
I'm British actually I'm English, but unlike Americans, we are not idealistic, and not gun-ho we just do the job and not try to be heros, neither do we shoot our own troops or not recognise allied vehicles like when some stupid American commander calls in an airstrike on a convey on SAS and camera men. Who you calling sissy's?pete said:now we know why brits are such sissy-boys,
Hey, stand-down corporal... I didn't write the thing and it's a J-O-K-E.. you know as in Ha ha... besides it was originally written by your own BBC... heh...Corporal Hicks said:I'm British actually I'm English, but unlike Americans, we are not idealistic, and not gun-ho we just do the job and not try to be heros, neither do we shoot our own troops or not recognise allied vehicles like when some stupid American commander calls in an airstrike on a convey on SAS and camera men. Who you calling sissy's?
We have a more proffessional army than you even though its a hell of a lot smaller, at least we are not stupid enough to think we can take on the world, just like vietnam, you thought you were so good and could police everything, well you were wrong werent you!
Sorry, I got a bit carried away yesterday :idunno: ! Sorry Pete! Damn the BBC lol! Ah crap the seven news is on!MACaver said:Hey, stand-down corporal... I didn't write the thing and it's a J-O-K-E.. you know as in Ha ha... besides it was originally written by your own BBC... heh...