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Forum: SLC 21 December 2014, 11:34 PM
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Posted By GaryM
You're not allowed to offer discounts in Scotland...

You're not allowed to offer discounts in Scotland based on the amount of drinks people buy, though I think England is less strict. The price I quoted before was based on £1.99 for 25 ml of Gordon's...
Forum: SLC 21 December 2014, 11:01 PM
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Views: 380,134
Posted By GaryM
Single measures in the UK have to be either 25 ml...

Single measures in the UK have to be either 25 ml or 35 ml. Also, £8.60 for a double G & T sounds like a lot to me too - a double Gordon's (ie 50 ml) and tonic in Dundee would set you back only £4.23...
Forum: SLC 02 December 2014, 03:22 AM
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Views: 380,134
Posted By GaryM
There's a species called Myrmica alaskensis that...

There's a species called Myrmica alaskensis that lives in southern Alaska, so close to but not quite in the Arctic Circle.
Forum: Questionable Quotes 01 December 2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 50,432
Posted By GaryM
Is the company responding to the recent claims by...

Is the company responding to the recent claims by George Christensen MP that halal certification funds terrorism?

From...
Forum: Crash and Burn 27 November 2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,465
Posted By GaryM
He was hit on the side of the head, under the...

He was hit on the side of the head, under the helmet and behind the face guard. According to the manufacturer, the cricketer was wearing last year's model of helmet and their latest helmet offers...
Forum: Amusement Bark 26 November 2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,368
Posted By GaryM
I like that Shatner didn't balk at describing...

I like that Shatner didn't balk at describing Mars as "cold as Hell".
Forum: Rantidote 22 November 2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 999
Views: 404,919
Posted By GaryM
Interesting to see that Australia uses the...

Interesting to see that Australia uses the European E-number system, though without the "E". E330 is labelled as "citric acid" here.
Forum: SLC 20 November 2014, 07:03 PM
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Views: 380,134
Posted By GaryM
The water in contact with the heating element...

The water in contact with the heating element reaches boiling point and turns into steam. This steam bubble rises through the rest of the water in the kettle and is cooled by it, causing it to...
Forum: Social Studies 20 November 2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 15,626
Posted By GaryM
From...

From http://www.theonion.com/articles/poll-1-in-5-americans-believe-obama-is-a-cactus,18127/
Forum: Fun House 16 November 2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,029
Posted By GaryM
There's this DIY jakey advent calendar: ...

There's this DIY jakey advent calendar:

http://www.thepoke.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/advent-calendar1.jpg

ETA: Whoops, this wouldn't really count as "commercially available".
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 12 November 2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 456,552
Posted By GaryM
I think the car on Knight Rider was called KITT.

I think the car on Knight Rider was called KITT.
Forum: Rantidote 09 November 2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 999
Views: 404,919
Posted By GaryM
Only eight countries traditionally hold elections...

Only eight countries traditionally hold elections on Saturdays - Australia, Czech Republic (mornings), Latvia, Malta, New Zealand, Singapore, Slovakia and Taiwan.

Tuesdays (USA and Denmark),...
Forum: Rantidote 07 November 2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 999
Views: 404,919
Posted By GaryM
Come on now, nobody can run 20 km ;)

Come on now, nobody can run 20 km ;)
Forum: Rantidote 07 November 2014, 05:20 PM
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Views: 404,919
Posted By GaryM
Wow... :eek: I honestly can't imagine any healthy...

Wow... :eek: I honestly can't imagine any healthy person thinking 500 metres was too far to walk. Maybe if the weather was dangerously bad, but then you probably wouldn't want to drive in weather...
Forum: Rantidote 07 November 2014, 04:23 PM
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Views: 404,919
Posted By GaryM
How far is four blocks?

How far is four blocks?
Forum: Business Bytes 07 November 2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,113
Posted By GaryM
And even if the British Olympic Committee renamed...

And even if the British Olympic Committee renamed its athletes as "Team UK", they would still be competing under the GBR country code. In fact, since the UK was coded as GB and GBR in the ISO 3166...
Forum: Business Bytes 04 November 2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,113
Posted By GaryM
Icon05 CNBC host finds the difference between UK and Ireland "too confusing"

From http://www.irishcentral.com/culture/craic/CNBC-host-hazy-on-Irelands-independence-from-UK-asks-why-Ireland-uses-the-Euro-VIDEO.html

Things took a turn for the awkward yesterday on CNBC’s...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 28 October 2014, 01:30 PM
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Views: 456,552
Posted By GaryM
Ailsa Craig, ye Sassenach!

Ailsa Craig, ye Sassenach!
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 21 October 2014, 09:46 PM
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Views: 456,552
Posted By GaryM
375 ml :eek: You've made my 330 ml European cans...

375 ml :eek: You've made my 330 ml European cans feel insecure now!
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 21 October 2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 456,552
Posted By GaryM
I think the trick is you have to have lived in...

I think the trick is you have to have lived in the USA because I've never seen a soft drink can that wasn't labelled in millilitres.
Forum: Rantidote 10 October 2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1,020
Views: 464,228
Posted By GaryM
United Kingdom Those American pay scales do seem low but as UEL...

Those American pay scales do seem low but as UEL said, there's more to compensation than just pay.

British Army Private, Royal Marines Marine or Royal Navy Able Seaman just out of training -...
Forum: Rantidote 10 October 2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1,020
Views: 464,228
Posted By GaryM
Icon24 To show that they're middle class. ;)

To show that they're middle class. ;)
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 08 October 2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 38,713
Posted By GaryM
The high price of maple syrup in Europe was a...

The high price of maple syrup in Europe was a "little thing that annoyed me" last year - http://message.snopes.com/showpost.php?p=1735902&postcount=777
Forum: Rantidote 01 October 2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 999
Views: 404,919
Posted By GaryM
I always get biennial (occurring every two years)...

I always get biennial (occurring every two years) and biannual (occurring twice a year) mixed up too.
Forum: Fun House 25 September 2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 105,390
Posted By GaryM
United Kingdom There's also "Dundee Man", a violent drunk who...

There's also "Dundee Man", a violent drunk who personifies all the worst Scottish stereotypes:

Dundee Man told to stop feeding birds.
Dundee Man made ‘creepy’ remarks to girl on street.
...
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