1. Visiting from the US? Why not try DIYnot.US instead? Click here to continue to DIYnot.US.
    Dismiss Notice

Things you didn't know and probably don't care about

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by EddieM, 23 Nov 2019.

  1. EddieM

    EddieM

    Joined:
    15 Feb 2009
    Messages:
    10,870
    Thanks Received:
    789
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Think someone is a bit common if they pronounce moët et chandon as mow it et Chandon, well don't be, they're correct.

    Mr Moët was Dutch, not French and the t is pronounced.

    Any other useless facts you care to share (no brexit related rubbish please)
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
    • Like Like x 1
  2. Sponsored Links
  3. transam

    transam

    Joined:
    20 Nov 2009
    Messages:
    28,338
    Thanks Received:
    3,477
    Location:
    Surrey
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    When whales sleep they shut down one half of there brain to sleep

    And than when that half wakes the other half go's to sleep

    Other wise they would drown

    :cool:
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  4. Brigadier

    Brigadier

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2008
    Messages:
    9,945
    Thanks Received:
    776
    Location:
    Staffordshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    You have less chance of winning the lotto jackpot, than you have of a stranger coming up to you in the street and guessing your 'phone number correctly first time.
    (Source : R5L)
     
    • Like Like x 4
  5. transam

    transam

    Joined:
    20 Nov 2009
    Messages:
    28,338
    Thanks Received:
    3,477
    Location:
    Surrey
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    A Greenland shark accidentally caught up in a fishing net (?) has been found to be 500 years old :eek:
    It was swimming around when Henry the 8th was on the throne
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. Brigadier

    Brigadier

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2008
    Messages:
    9,945
    Thanks Received:
    776
    Location:
    Staffordshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Given the amount he reputedly ate, I reckon old Henry spent a lot of time on the throne:ROFLMAO:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. JohnD

    JohnD

    Joined:
    15 Nov 2005
    Messages:
    70,526
    Thanks Received:
    3,980
    Location:
    Crossgates
    Country:
    Cook Islands
    He appointed a "Groom of the Stool" with the duty of wiping the royal arse.
     
  8. EddieM

    EddieM

    Joined:
    15 Feb 2009
    Messages:
    10,870
    Thanks Received:
    789
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    5!*45!*2!*10! / (50!*12!) for euromillion, which I believe comes in at 1:139,838,160
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. SirGalahad

    SirGalahad

    Joined:
    1 Apr 2016
    Messages:
    10,160
    Thanks Received:
    304
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    The UK is the world's biggest exporter of cannabis-derived medicines.

     
  10. Sponsored Links
  11. Bodd

    Bodd

    Joined:
    7 Aug 2009
    Messages:
    16,145
    Thanks Received:
    740
    Location:
    Essex
    Country:
    United Kingdom

    Can we buy the really good stuff in the UK
     
  12. Brigadier

    Brigadier

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2008
    Messages:
    9,945
    Thanks Received:
    776
    Location:
    Staffordshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Some clocks have "four" depicted as the roman numeral IIII, while others use IV.

    No-one really knows why.

    Some believe IIII to be the original, predating "subtractive counting". Some believe that IIII is more symmetrical on the clock face. Some believe IIII made the number of mouldings required lower than with IV.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  13. Ihavenojob

    Ihavenojob

    Joined:
    7 Jan 2010
    Messages:
    9,089
    Thanks Received:
    1,380
    Location:
    Dystopia
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Alvin Stardust didn't sing on My Coo Ca Choo.
    Was watching an eye opening programme last night about the 60's. One fact from it was that the first inter racial screen kiss was not Kirk & Uhura on Star Trek, but on an old British soap "Emergency Ward 10" about 4 years previously.
     
  14. EddieM

    EddieM

    Joined:
    15 Feb 2009
    Messages:
    10,870
    Thanks Received:
    789
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Aled Jones didn't sing the original snowman theme tune (I think)
     
  15. Brigadier

    Brigadier

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2008
    Messages:
    9,945
    Thanks Received:
    776
    Location:
    Staffordshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    The Americans did not spend millions developing a "space pen". The Fisher Pen was developed privately.
     
  16. JohnD

    JohnD

    Joined:
    15 Nov 2005
    Messages:
    70,526
    Thanks Received:
    3,980
    Location:
    Crossgates
    Country:
    Cook Islands
    and the Russians didn't use a pencil in space. In zero gravity the graphite dust, which is conductive, is liable to get into the electronics.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  17. Notch7

    Notch7

    Joined:
    15 Sep 2017
    Messages:
    22,900
    Thanks Received:
    1,607
    Location:
    S. Uplands
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    We all know the name of the guy behind the Trebor mint :ROFLMAO:
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
    • Like Like x 1
Loading...

Share This Page