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Forum: Amusement Bark 05 March 2016, 01:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,235
Posted By Mycroft
Icon102 George Kennedy was in all 4 Airport films, and...

George Kennedy was in all 4 Airport films, and although he played the a character with the same name (joe Patroni), the duties increased, from mechanic through to Concorde pilot, however as just...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 05 May 2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,334
Posted By Mycroft
There are also cat doors that work with ID...

There are also cat doors that work with ID microchips, so will only open for the selected cat (if the cat is not chipped you can get an ID tag which fits on the collar)

We have one which does work...
Forum: Business Bytes 28 April 2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,922
Posted By Mycroft
One of the unofficial criteria for choice of...

One of the unofficial criteria for choice of portrait for a Bank of England note was hairiness- it was considered that large ammounts of hair (especially facial hair) meant that notes were more...
Forum: Legal Affairs 22 March 2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 70,812
Posted By Mycroft
In the UK the laws are somewhat different;...

In the UK the laws are somewhat different; including the fact that paper money is actually promissary notes issued by the Bank of England (as well as several Scottish/ Northern Irish Banks). This...
Forum: SLC 10 March 2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1,001
Views: 391,332
Posted By Mycroft
I actually learnt something true from somebody...

I actually learnt something true from somebody else's dream.
I overheard a conversation on a train where sombody dreamt how construction cranes were delivered and erected, and a few days later I...
Forum: Military 04 March 2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 20,211
Posted By Mycroft
Concorde was capable of reaching land from...

Concorde was capable of reaching land from anywhere on its route on three engines, although not supersonically (there were also atmospheric conditions which could prevent it reaching operational...
Forum: History 18 February 2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 23,461
Posted By Mycroft
Actually, the Union Jack/Flag was not flown from...

Actually, the Union Jack/Flag was not flown from ships; instead they fly ensigns; with the Union flag design forming only a quarter of the flag (like the stars in the Stars and Stripes). The colour...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 23 January 2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 27,272
Posted By Mycroft
The important thing about lip-synching is that...

The important thing about lip-synching is that you don't get a performer who forgets that you shouldn't sing at the same time, like Paul McCartney at the Olympic opening ceremony. (to be slightly...
Forum: Amusement Bark 14 September 2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 245,724
Posted By Mycroft
I am getting annoyed that they are not doing a...

I am getting annoyed that they are not doing a 'Confidential' series this time; they always gave further insights (especially the one hour versions), and what's with losing 10 minutes per episode?...
Forum: History 15 July 2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,157
Posted By Mycroft
As the Panama Canal is 50 miles long, they would...

As the Panama Canal is 50 miles long, they would have to row fairly quickly to keep ahead of the ship, and there is also the slight problem of getting through 8 lock gates without being noticed.
Forum: Urban Legends 06 December 2011, 11:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 31,925
Posted By Mycroft
Lawrence of Arabia. My main quibble is that...

Lawrence of Arabia.

My main quibble is that surely they would not bring saddles all the way from the UK of a non-standard design (horse saddles are not the same as camel saddles); but instaed...
Forum: Food 04 December 2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 24,754
Posted By Mycroft
wrt the third rumour, Guinness (like most...

wrt the third rumour, Guinness (like most international brewers) have 'local' production facilities. Unusually Guinness does not use purely local ingredients but does export a base to which local...
Forum: Trivia 29 October 2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 96,944
Posted By Mycroft
Cunard liners (Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth etc)...

Cunard liners (Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth etc) have just had their home port changed from Southampton to Hamilton so that Bermudan registry would enable marriages to take place onboard.
Forum: Fauxtography 01 October 2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 23,733
Posted By Mycroft
I would be more concerned that the soldier has...

I would be more concerned that the soldier has one foot on the child.
Forum: Old Wives' Tales 04 July 2011, 11:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 50,074
Posted By Mycroft
I am willing to bet that all of your black cats...

I am willing to bet that all of your black cats had a few white hairs (I haven't checked with LLewtrah's site, but I think all black cats have a few white hairs)
Forum: Language 19 June 2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 16,233
Posted By Mycroft
The OP method of eating is called 'Eating on the...

The OP method of eating is called 'Eating on the square', not 'a square meal'.
I have heard the second explanation both on HMS Warrior and HMS Victory (both in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard),...
Forum: Fauxtography 12 June 2011, 12:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 20,644
Posted By Mycroft
I'm not certain on the legality of scattering...

I'm not certain on the legality of scattering ashes in general in the UK, but everyone I know who has been cremated has had their ashes scattered in the crematorium grounds, usually in a particular...
Forum: Fauxtography 24 May 2011, 01:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 13,457
Posted By Mycroft
I have heard a story (FOAF I'm afraid) of...

I have heard a story (FOAF I'm afraid) of somebody driving his car (a mini) close behind a cow, which then sat on the bonnet/hood. The net result was a bonnet moulded to the profile of the engine.
Forum: Language 25 February 2011, 12:55 AM
Replies: 12
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Views: 15,056
Posted By Mycroft
AFAIK it originates from the final episode of the...

AFAIK it originates from the final episode of the fifth series of Dr Who when The Doctor aquires a Fez and tells everybody he meets that they are cool (but it is subsequently destroyed by River...
Forum: Food 15 February 2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 17,577
Posted By Mycroft
Also there would be serious implications over...

Also there would be serious implications over probibition in the 20s and 30s (although certain uses of alcohol would probably be acceptable; ie many medicines contain alcohol).

There was a similar...
Forum: Legal Affairs 09 February 2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 167,939
Posted By Mycroft
On the Island of Sark (which like the original...

On the Island of Sark (which like the original Jersey is in the Channel Islands) in the 19th century there was a very profitable industry making woolen jumpers (often still known as Jerseys in the...
Forum: Language 30 January 2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 14,793
Posted By Mycroft
I actually have a third theory (which admittedly...

I actually have a third theory (which admittedly I have just made up) that it dates from the days of the sailing (Royal) Navy where exercise was neccessary but space limited and jumping exercises...
Forum: Critter Country 24 January 2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 65,060
Posted By Mycroft
I thought the Lurcher vs Old English Sheepdog was...

I thought the Lurcher vs Old English Sheepdog was a legal one, not taxation; Lurchers being associated with poaching and the tail docking of Old English Sheepdogs making them incapable of outrunning...
Forum: Food 21 January 2011, 11:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 105,645
Posted By Mycroft
According to the chart, manure is used to produce...

According to the chart, manure is used to produce nitrogen, so we're all breathing cow
Forum: Science 14 January 2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 14,725
Posted By Mycroft
In the UK, D cells are considerably more...

In the UK, D cells are considerably more expensive than AA (you can usually get 8 AAs for the price of 2 Ds. I also remember the last time I needed to use D cells (about 5 years ago) that if you...
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