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October 12, 2017

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October 12, 2017

George Lucas used 9mmStirling sub machine guns as his main ray blaster in Star War movies mmmmmm

October 12, 2017

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October 12, 2017

During WW2 clothing rationing was implemented in June '42, with petrol ('39) & food ('40) already in existence. Each adult was issued with 60 Clothing Ration coupons, to last for 12 months. A raincoat used up 18 coupons, trousers 11, although a football shirt only 4 !! Anyone on here remember this !?! John (JKW)

October 12, 2017

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October 12, 2017

An IQ question heard today, probably best for David with his accountancy background, to answer : A man buys a bat and ball for £1.10p - if the bat cost £1 MORE than the ball, how much was each item ? It's not as straightforward as it seems ! PS Not enough to hazard a guess, please explain your answer ! John (JKW)

October 12, 2017

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October 12, 2017

Rationing..... I remember my Mum with a pair of scissors cutting up the coupons for me to do the shopping at the local store ( coo-op Borough Rd Birkenhead,divvy number 98023) . Our local milk man Brauns would sell rabbits under the counter every now and then. From I remember the only thing that wasn't rationed was Coke from the gas works behind Central station in Birkenhead,take a pram 2/3 big bags and push it home .

October 13, 2017

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October 13, 2017

I had to push our pram a bit further than you Bob all the way up to the Carlton Hotel, some hike any day  in the snow. If the answer is Cock Robin what is the question  ? ?

October 14, 2017

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October 14, 2017

there is a parrot called Jack who resides on the terrace of a pub called the World of Beer in Croatia that opens bottles of beer with its beak.

October 14, 2017

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October 14, 2017

The answer to Jkw's question is: the bat cost £1:05, the ball 0:5p. The trick is in people's natural propensity to say £1 for the bat and 10p for the ball.

October 14, 2017

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October 14, 2017

The answer to Bob's question, apropos Cock Robin,  is very rude. Or at least the version I remember.

October 14, 2017

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October 14, 2017

Between 1900 and 1920 tug of war was an Olympic event.

October 14, 2017

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October 14, 2017

David, Correct - I knew you'd get it. Trivia ; 1) Polar bears feed mostly on seals, 2) Donald Trump is the oldest person to ever be elected as President of the USA.   John (JKW)

October 15, 2017

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October 15, 2017

Taser is an acronym for; Thomas A. Swift's Electric Rifle. True!!

October 15, 2017

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October 15, 2017

LASER is an acronym for ; Light Amplification (by) Stimulated Emissions (of) Radiation. "Boring F*rt" is a description of Man Utd's manager (Mourinho) for the type of football he gets his team to play when facing a top side ! John (JKW)

October 15, 2017

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October 15, 2017

Here one trivia that has me sad Sabrina the 50/60's big boooob female has died ,her orbit was in Irish papers today,but she'd died a year ago mmmmm 80 years old living as a recluse outside LA . Her and Bridget Bardo were my hard females as a teenager,now both have gone .

October 16, 2017

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October 16, 2017

Vincent Van Gogh sold only ONE painting during his lifetime, "The Red Vineyard at Arles" - amazing but true  (& no, I didn't buy it !!) John (JKW)

October 19, 2017

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October 19, 2017

True is the answer for  mr robin. True about the tug of war being an Olympic event I used to pull for the  Regiment and the Army in the 88 stone team.


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