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September 27th, 2012, 00:42
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September 28th, 2012, 00:07
Every time William F. Fitzgerald was appointed to the bench it was to replace another judge who had died. It happened 3 times. And nobody got suspicious??????

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September 30th, 2012, 16:13
Todays picture on Wikipedia is ofa Norwegian train. On the way to (or from) the town Bodř just north of the arctic circle. In winter.

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October 1st, 2012, 15:20
Some years ago, when Stephen Hawking was giving a lecture in Japan, he was asked not to talk about the end of the universe. The reason? They feared it might affect the japanese stock market. In a comment he said he thought it was a bit early to start selling stocks.

pibbur who heard him say this on a Discovery Channel program, so he assumes it's true. And who doesn't have any stocks - although it might be a good idea to buy stocks whenever mr. Hawking is giving a speech.

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October 1st, 2012, 15:38
I often mix Stephen Hawking with Stephen King.

“ Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage – to move in the opposite direction.“ (E.F.Schumacher, Economist, Source)
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October 3rd, 2012, 23:17
There is a town in Texas called "Humble", from which "Humble Oil and Drilling Company" got its name.

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October 3rd, 2012, 23:44
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October 4th, 2012, 13:36
… 2 pieces of information which you actually may need to know if you ever consider visiting North Korea.

1. The Ryu-Gyong Hotel is described by sources (probably) outside the North Korean government, as the "Hotel of Doom", similar to the "calcium deposit on the neck of Kim Il-sung" (usually hidden from the public, but visible here) and in general the worst building in the World.

2. The North Korean government knows how to use Photoshop. Or the Gimp. Or something similar. Microsoft Paint?

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October 5th, 2012, 14:24
… in 1958 an australian arrived in Montreal and became the first to complete an around the world trip in an amphibious vehicle (a modded Jeep)

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October 6th, 2012, 01:14
Not sure if they actually have sharks in Montreal, at least of the animal variety!!

If God said it, then that settles it!!

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October 6th, 2012, 12:00
…the SoundHound mobile app can recognise a song even from a badly hummed version.

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October 6th, 2012, 15:47
… That 50 years ago the very first James Bond movie started … As thus, I present here the "Brian Song" by Monty Python, which sounds astonishingly similar to a contemporary James Bond Title Song : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkWjf9DhlnA (Warning ! : It probably has an advertising video before the real video - at least in my case it had !)

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October 6th, 2012, 16:23
Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
… That 50 years ago the very first James Bond movie started … As thus, I present here the "Brian Song" by Monty Python, which sounds astonishingly similar to a contemporary James Bond Title Song : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkWjf9DhlnA (Warning ! : It probably has an advertising video before the real video - at least in my case it had !)
Obviously a bad singer as soundhound did not recognize the song.

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October 7th, 2012, 11:33
Something Quite Interesting today: Hexaflexagons:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIVIe…ure=g-logo-xit

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hexaflexagon#Hexaflexagons

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October 7th, 2012, 11:40
Halloween is coming. Now, what do we do about it?

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October 7th, 2012, 11:45
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Not sure if they actually have sharks in Montreal, at least of the animal variety!!
How do you know? Ever been to Montreal? There are dangerous beasts outside Australia, you know.

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October 7th, 2012, 23:15
Yes, I have been to Montreal, but didn't care for the place at all!!

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October 8th, 2012, 14:05
… You don't need to know this : http://idlehands1.blogspot.co.uk/201…-revealed.html

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October 9th, 2012, 01:16
… the 13th-century Treatise by Walter of Bibbesworth is one of the earliest books explicitly intended for children to hear and read. Not important, but IMNSHO quite interesting.

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October 9th, 2012, 14:43
.. since it's about cricket, I didn't bother finding out what this is, but: Anil Kumble took the most economical five-wicket haul of the Indian Premier League in the 2009 season, and won the "Best breakthrough performance" award for it

Now for something completely different which I don't what is either, except that it looks a bit yeeeechy: Alvin Leung serves an edible condom at his Hong Kong-based restaurant, Bo Innovation

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