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  • Gem7321Gem7321 Experienced Mentor DevonPosts: 1,438MAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant
    He hunts Daffy ducks too :001_tongue:
  • fatandfortyfatandforty Experienced Mentor Posts: 553Registered
    8,800 people hurt themselves whilst using toothpicks every year.

    Dolphins always sleep with one eye open.

    Cuba’s giant land crab can outrun a horse.

    A bald-eagle’s nest can weigh up to two tonnes.

    When hibernating, a woodchuck only breathes 10 times an hour but when awake it breathes 2100 times an hour.

    The rhinoceros has nostrils that are bigger than its brain.
  • DiannewDiannew Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 2,814Registered
    8,800 people hurt themselves whilst using toothpicks every year.

    Dolphins always sleep with one eye open.

    Cuba’s giant land crab can outrun a horse.

    A bald-eagle’s nest can weigh up to two tonnes.

    When hibernating, a woodchuck only breathes 10 times an hour but when awake it breathes 2100 times an hour.

    The rhinoceros has nostrils that are bigger than its brain.


    Is that a male rhinoceros:lol::lol:
  • AdamRAdamR Experienced Mentor Posts: 668Registered
    The radiation from a ringing mobile phone can cook popcorn.

    However, using your mobile phone at a petrol station isn't dangerous as a ringing phone doesn't create any sparks with which to ignite fuel.
  • AdamRAdamR Experienced Mentor Posts: 668Registered
    Gem7321 wrote: »
    Not just soldiers, my other half uses them when he goes shooting for rabbits etc.

    Tell me he leaves Bugs Bunny alone though...:001_unsure:
  • AdamRAdamR Experienced Mentor Posts: 668Registered
    PAMDILL wrote: »
    I was always told that condoms were first made from pig's bladders.

    Condoms are still used to protect rifle barrels from sand, water etc. by soldiers. (told that by close family member who used to be a para)

    Goats have condoms! (Sort of)

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/7648860.stm
  • rachy1975rachy1975 Trusted Regular Posts: 366Registered
    Mrskingy wrote: »


    Dolphins always sleep with one eye open

    so do true bristolians....one eye asleep, one eye on their treasure!!!
  • rachy1975rachy1975 Trusted Regular Posts: 366Registered
    if u put 5318008 into a calculator and turn it upside down it spells......

    :lol:
  • speegsspeegs Experienced Mentor Posts: 854Registered
    .

    The rhinoceros has nostrils that are bigger than its brain.

    That gives a whole new meaning to "sniff it up, it makes brains". :laugh:
  • speegsspeegs Experienced Mentor Posts: 854Registered
    8,800 people hurt themselves whilst using toothpicks every year.

    Dolphins always sleep with one eye open.

    Cuba’s giant land crab can outrun a horse.

    A bald-eagle’s nest can weigh up to two tonnes.

    When hibernating, a woodchuck only breathes 10 times an hour but when awake it breathes 2100 times an hour.

    The rhinoceros has nostrils that are bigger than its brain.
    rachy1975 wrote: »
    so do true bristolians....one eye asleep, one eye on their treasure!!!

    So do I.
  • PAMDILLPAMDILL Experienced Mentor Posts: 715Registered
    No human can lick their elbow

    Nearly every person who hears or reads this tries it!
  • Paul24Paul24 Experienced Mentor Posts: 578Registered
    PAMDILL wrote: »
    No human can lick their elbow

    Nearly every person who hears or reads this tries it!
    I used to work with a bloke who could reach the bridge of his glasses with his tongue
  • Gem7321Gem7321 Experienced Mentor DevonPosts: 1,438MAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant
    PAMDILL wrote: »
    No human can lick their elbow

    Nearly every person who hears or reads this tries it!

    I have a friend who can! She has a freaky tongue... I don't think she's human actually
  • LondonMattLondonMatt Experienced Mentor Posts: 1,110Registered
    PAMDILL wrote: »
    No human can lick their elbow

    Nearly every person who hears or reads this tries it!

    Same with the 'fact' that a persons thumb is exactly the same size as their nose
  • AdamRAdamR Experienced Mentor Posts: 668Registered
    1 = 2:biggrin:

    (And I can prove it)
  • mark130273mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 4,234Registered
    AdamR wrote: »
    1 = 2:biggrin:

    (And I can prove it)

    go on then . im intrigued ?
  • AdamRAdamR Experienced Mentor Posts: 668Registered
    Step 1: Let a=b.
    Step 2: Then a^2 = ab (^2 = squared, ^3 would be cubed),
    Step 3: a^2 + a^2 = a^ + ab,
    Step 4: 2a^2 = a^2 + ab,
    Step 5: 2a^2 - 2ab = a^2 + ab - 2ab,
    Step 6: and 2a^2 - 2ab = a^2 - ab.

    Step 7: This can be written as 2(a^2 - ab) = 1(a^2 - ab),
    Step 8: and cancelling the (a^2 - ab) from both sides gives 2=1.

    :biggrin:
  • mark130273mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 4,234Registered
    but a doesnt = b ?
  • AdamRAdamR Experienced Mentor Posts: 668Registered
    Step 1, a = b

    there is one fallacious step in that algebra that I declined to mention earlier, try and spot it.:thumbup1:
  • mark130273mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 4,234Registered
    nah ...cant be ar*ed ?
  • AdamRAdamR Experienced Mentor Posts: 668Registered
    lol. I remember seing this a few years ago at school; it's very cleverly done.
    In essence, the last step is incorrect as you are dividing by zero, which is impossible.

    Bottom line, this proof basically says "1 times 0 equals 2 times 0, therefore 1 equals 2". The fallacy is that just because two numbers give you the same answer (zero) after you multiply them each by zero, it doesn't necessarily mean that the two numbers are the same, because anything when multiplied by zero gives zero.

    But if you can remember the steps it's a hell of a good one to wind up people who think they're good at algebra!
  • mark130273mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 4,234Registered
    nice one...........bear that in mind....... next time im in stringfellows and someone asked me about algebra !!!:tongue_smilie:
  • AdamRAdamR Experienced Mentor Posts: 668Registered
    That happens to me all the time, they go crazy for it!:lol: In fact just last week....

    Nah we won't go there:laugh:
  • marknotgeorgemarknotgeorge Well-Known Posts: 158Registered
    Fanta was developed in Nazi Germany (not necessarily by a Nazi) as a way of keeping the Coca-Cola bottling plants running when supplies of Coca-Cola syrup were disrupted during the war.
  • mark130273mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 4,234Registered
    hate fanta !!!
  • CullenCullen Experienced Mentor Posts: 592Registered
    In order to conform to the dietary requirements of my religion, (Roman Catholic Bhuddist)tonight I must eat fish chips and fizzy orange of the fanta variety.

    Deep joy.
  • DiannewDiannew Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 2,814Registered
    Cullen wrote: »
    In order to conform to the dietary requirements of my religion, (Roman Catholic Bhuddist)tonight I must eat fish chips and fizzy orange of the fanta variety.

    Deep joy.

    Throw a pot of curry on that and you may even be "Tangoed":lol::lol:
  • CullenCullen Experienced Mentor Posts: 592Registered
    Oh yes.Mmmm curry sauce.
  • mark130273mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 4,234Registered
    nah gravy with fish and chips and mushy peaaaaaaaaaaaaaas !
  • marknotgeorgemarknotgeorge Well-Known Posts: 158Registered
    Mushy peas with fish, curry with battered sausage. Both with ketchup.
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