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Pip@B
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Not many people know that....

Post by Pip@B » Wed May 23, 2018 8:20 pm

Bored so I thought I would start a 'Michael Caine' thread.Please feel free to add an unusual fact that you have come across!
The earth is not round but an oblique oblate spheroid.

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Post by Ancient Shot » Wed May 23, 2018 8:46 pm

There are no bridges over the Amazon River

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Post by Fuggletim » Wed May 23, 2018 8:54 pm

:roll: How long until the new season starts?

Anyway, the Philippine word for a camera is a "Kodak."

:lol:

Pip@B
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Post by Pip@B » Wed May 23, 2018 8:56 pm

Bombay Duck is dried fish.

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Post by Ancient Shot » Wed May 23, 2018 9:01 pm

No piece of square paper can be folded more than 7 times in half.

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Post by Anon E Mouse » Wed May 23, 2018 9:03 pm

Light doesn't necessarily travel at the speed of light. The slowest we've ever recorded light moving at is 38 mph.

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Post by Ancient Shot » Wed May 23, 2018 9:09 pm

The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

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Post by greedium » Wed May 23, 2018 9:18 pm

Ancient Shot wrote:The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

Really? Who was playing?

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Post by Pip@B » Wed May 23, 2018 9:19 pm

greedium wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 9:18 pm
Ancient Shot wrote:The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

Really? Who was playing?
Offside-play by the rules!:-)

Pip@B
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Post by Pip@B » Wed May 23, 2018 9:21 pm

'Radar is an acronym for Radio Direction And Ranging.

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Post by DH » Wed May 23, 2018 9:49 pm

A pelican crossing was originally called a PEdestrian LIght CONtrolled (PELICON) Crossing.

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Post by Pip@B » Wed May 23, 2018 10:14 pm

'Kia ora' , drink of choice at the flicks when I was young, is Maori for ' Hello' or ' be healthy'.

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Post by chimpster99 » Wed May 23, 2018 10:15 pm

To make one pint of milk, a cow must drink four pints of water

But it takes 9 litres of water to make one litre of Coca Cola

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Post by Shots1954 » Wed May 23, 2018 10:25 pm

I was asked aa an actor to play James Bonds brother. Brook but I refused as he was a tea leaf....

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Post by Anon E Mouse » Wed May 23, 2018 11:02 pm

Every 10th European child has been conceived in an Ikea bed.


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