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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by stattointhailand » September 5, 2019, 10:42 pm

Ireland

Paddy & Mick went to the pub yesterday
Paddy & Mick went home last night
Paddy & Mick went back to the pub again today



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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by vlad » September 6, 2019, 12:45 am

The first shot at Pearl Harbour was in fact a US Destroyer the US Ward. not as thought the sneaky Japanese.

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » September 6, 2019, 8:54 am

Another Friday and Sports today
1) Golfers use an estimated $800 million worth of golf balls annually

2) Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches

3) The velocity of a pitched baseball is about 8 mph faster as it leaves the pitcher’s hand than when it reaches home plate

4) Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who played 20 seasons in the NBA, holds the record for most points scored in a career with 38,387

5) Australian Rules football was originally designed to give cricketers something to play during the off season

6) Soccer is the most attended or watched sport in the world.

7) On average, it is estimated that females injure themselves ten times more than males do while playing sports

8) There are approximately 100 million acts of sexual intercourse each day (Well kind of a sport)

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by dezzer » September 6, 2019, 10:43 am

No one can sneeze without closing their eyes.
You'll Never Walk Alone L.F.C.

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » September 7, 2019, 11:10 am

For the Italians
1) Inventions
The ice cream cone was invented by the Italian.
The Espresso was invented by an Italian who did so to reduce breaks.
The Italians invented the Thermometer.
They also invented the typewriter.
Italians invented Pizza and ice cream
As already noted, they also created cheese.

2) IN CENTRAL ITALY, THERE IS A FOUNTAIN THAT FLOWS RED WINE 24-HOURS A DAY

3) MORE THAN 30% OF ITALIANS DON’T USE THE INTERNET
Of course, this is mostly true for the older generations, and it’s a phenomenon that can be seen in various countries, but more than 30% is quite remarkable in the age of the digital era. A study in 2017, showed that up to 40% didn’t use the internet. However, for the ages between 14-34, more than 92% stated that they use the internet daily.

4) THE LARGEST PRODUCER OF WINE
The #1 position continues to change between Italy and Spain depending on the harvest and weather. But one thing is sure, there is no shortage of wine in Italy, and it comes in several varieties and price ranges.

5) Italian artist Piero Manzoni filled 90 tin cans with his feces, called it “Artist’s sh*t” and sold them for up to €124,000 a tin

6) There are about 17,222,400 Italian Americans living in the US

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » September 8, 2019, 9:35 am

Japan
1) Tipping can be seen as insulting.

2) Walking and eating is seen as sloppy.

3) Pouring you own glass is considered rude.

4) Slurping noodles is considered as a good manner and a sign of appreciation. You don’t have to do it, but you can’t stop Japanese people from doing that either by just frowning at them. Even the most beautiful Japanese woman you’ve ever seen will slurp.

5) Japanese people are expected to put their smartphone into the ‘manner mode’ (no ring tone and vibration only) and not to talk on the phone on the train. Talking loudly on the train itself is often considered as rude. It is indeed really weird to ride a fully packed train and hear no sound or whatsoever.
But once you are used to it, you could be glaring at loud talkers on the train back home.

6) In the morning, train stations in major cities, particularly Tokyo, become a battlefield. Try taking a train in the morning and when you just confirm that it’s impossible to get in, an assistant will come and push you in. Railway companies hire extra security assistants to help hundreds of thousands of passengers trying to get in on the train in the morning.
Don’t resist. These guys are well trained and know what they are doing – just let them work the magic.

7) Bullet train
The world's first high volume capable (initially 12 car maximum) "high-speed train" was Japan's Tōkaidō Shinkansen, which officially opened in October 1964, with construction commencing in April 1959.[242] The 0 Series Shinkansen, built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, achieved maximum passenger service speeds of 210 km/h (130 mph) on the Tokyo–Nagoya–Kyoto–Osaka route, with earlier test runs hitting top speeds in 1963 at 256 km/h.[242]

8) VHS (Video Home System)
The VHS was invented in 1973 by Yuma Shiraishi and Shizuo Takano who worked for JVC.[223]

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » September 9, 2019, 11:14 am

Polnad
1) The Polish Constitution was teh 2nd one in the world

2) Fighter Sqadron No. 303 was the 2nd highest RAF squadron during The Battle of Britain

3) Most winners of the "Worlds strongest Man" title

4) Poles drink, on average, 92 liters of beer a year, which places Poland third in consumption in Europe behind Germany and the Czech Republic.

5) Roman Catholicism is so popular in Poland that there is a television channel dedicated to the pope.

6) It has been invaded or has fought for freedom in insurrections 43 times from 1600 to 1945.

7) It is among the world's biggest producers of hard coal. Poland's reserves of hard coal are estimated at 45.4 billion tons, enough to meet the country's demand for almost 500 years, twice as long as the world's average.

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » September 10, 2019, 6:34 am

WW2

1) As part of their rations, American soldiers received 22 sheets of toilet paper a day. The British got only three.

2) German pilot Erich Hartmann, one of the most successful fighter aces in history, flew more than 1,400 combat missions and destroyed an estimated 352 Allied aircraft.

3) Out of all the Soviet males born in 1923, an estimated 80 percent didn’t survive the war.

4) An American private was paid $21 a month in 1941. The following year, it was hiked to $50.

5) Apart from Hiroshima and Nagasaki, had the U.S. wanted to drop a third atom bomb on Japan, Tokyo was to be the target. However, Japan surrendered before that, on Aug. 15, 1945. Based on American military archives, some reports reveal that up to 12 nuclear bombs were planned to be detonated in the following days.

6) During the war, over 650,000 jeeps were built for service. In the U.S., about 300,000 military planes, 89,000 tanks, 3 million machine guns and 7 million rifles were produced.

7) The war took 45-60 million lives. Of this, about 80 percent were from the following four countries – Soviet Union, China, Germany and Poland. More than half of the casualties were civilians – mostly women and children.

8) Contrary to popular beliefs, the biggest Japanese spy ring was not located in the U.S. It was situated in Mexico, where it spied on the American Atlantic Fleet.

9) Hitler executed 84 of his Generals

10) Only 15% of Germans survived the Russian prison camps

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » September 11, 2019, 7:26 pm

Americans

ODD things in the USA
1) Pharmacies that also sell candy, soda, cigarettes, beer, Liquor...

2) Deep-fried food covered with sauces galore.

3) Wearing Shoes Indoors

4) Refrigerating eggs

5) Laws changing from State to State

6) No Metric system in the United States, Liberia and Burma (Myanmar).

7) Cheese in a spray can

8) 21-age limit it is in the US for drinking alcohol

9) Squandering 169 million vacation days like Americans did in 2013, or not taking a single day off like almost half the country last year is completely and utterly unfathomable to a European.

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by stattointhailand » September 11, 2019, 8:19 pm

Doodoo wrote:
September 11, 2019, 7:26 pm
Americans

ODD things in the USA
1) Pharmacies that also sell candy, soda, cigarettes, beer, Liquor...

2) Deep-fried food covered with sauces galore.

3) Wearing Shoes Indoors

4) Refrigerating eggs

5) Laws changing from State to State

6) No Metric system in the United States, Liberia and Burma (Myanmar).

7) Cheese in a spray can

8) 21-age limit it is in the US for drinking alcohol

9) Squandering 169 million vacation days like Americans did in 2013, or not taking a single day off like almost half the country last year is completely and utterly unfathomable to a European.
Why is "wearing shoes indoors" odd? most of the world outside asia does it .... it's those leaving shoes outside (to be knicked?) thats odd :lol:

rumour has it that if they took the 169 million vacation days they would have to cancel even more "working golf days", "Office bowling matches" "Team building trips" etc etc

When my company got taken over by an American company, the first thing the new "director" did was to ignore all advice and introduce "dress down Fridays", now THAT was odd, and a disaster :lol:

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » September 14, 2019, 5:44 pm

More useless information for your entertainment

1) A Los Angeles brewery posted a job opening for someone seeking to "get paid to watch football" at Los Angeles Rams games.
Golden Road Brewery said its "Chief Beer Officer" will be paid $150 per event to attend every Los Angeles Rams home game and promote the brewery's products -- especially the new Whose House?! Blonde Ale.

2) A gentleman in New Zealand was summoned to a meeting where he was to be terminated. It is permissible to bring a friend, family member to such events for support. This individual hired a Clown to accompany him to the meeting

3) In French rail worker was on a business trip.
While enjoying his evening and having sex with a stranger he suffered a heart attack and died. After appeal the incident has been ruled a work accident

4) New York is known for its multi-cultural makeup, but one native son took his exposure to people from across the globe as a reason for him to learn some of the many languages present.

Now teenager Timothy Doner is a proven polyglot, having learned 23 different languages.

Doner is only 17-years-old but he has a grasp on languages that are only spoken in lands far from the East Village apartment that he shares with his parents.

In addition to the expected European languages- French, Spanish, Italian, German- he has linguistically into some much more remote territories, mastering a number of African dialects.

5) Toasting Bread is actually referred to as "Maillard Reaction"

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » September 15, 2019, 2:11 pm

More for your viewing pleasure (or not)

1) Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

2) There are more chickens than people in the world (50 Billion (2009) vs 7.7 Billion (2019))

3) No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple.

4) Los Angeles’s full name is “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula”. And can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size, “L.A.”

5) Humans are born with 350 bones 🦴 in their body, but when reaching adulthood, we only 260.

6) The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

7) The only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible is the cat.

8) The “dot” over the letter “i” is called a tittle.

9) Honey is the only natural food that is made without destroying any kind of life

10) And one single teaspoon of honey represents the life work of 12 bees.

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by TJ » September 16, 2019, 9:39 am

Many know that for years this has been part of the Progressive agenda in Western Europe. Still it may be of interest.

FRANCE PASSES PEDOPHILIA FRIENDLY LAW SAYING CHILDREN CAN CONSENT TO SEX WITH ADULTS

https://thetruthrevolution.net/france-p ... th-adults/

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by TJ » September 16, 2019, 1:50 pm

Doodoo wrote:
September 11, 2019, 7:26 pm
Americans

ODD things in the USA
1) Pharmacies that also sell candy, soda, cigarettes, beer, Liquor...

2) Deep-fried food covered with sauces galore.

3) Wearing Shoes Indoors

4) Refrigerating eggs

5) Laws changing from State to State

6) No Metric system in the United States, Liberia and Burma (Myanmar).

7) Cheese in a spray can

8) 21-age limit it is in the US for drinking alcohol

9) Squandering 169 million vacation days like Americans did in 2013, or not taking a single day off like almost half the country last year is completely and utterly unfathomable to a European.
FYI

My understanding is that in the U.S. eggs must be refrigerated because of a federal regulation that requires eggs to be washed or cleansed which removes a natural protective coating which unfortunately causes them to go bad sooner than the unwashed European eggs.

Of course in the U.S. laws are different from state to state. U.S. states are large and have greatly varied circumstances. Many laws are initiated and constructed differently due to the influence of in-state lobbies and state citizens' expressed desires.

I am of the opinion that regarding metric or imperial systems, one is just as good as the other. I think the imperial system is more common in the U.S. but we must always be prepared for dealing with many metric measurements.

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » September 16, 2019, 2:53 pm

1) Alien abduction Insurance availble for $19.95 Miami Florida
6,000 policies have been issued To claim insurance once you have returned to earth you must provide a signature of the aliens for proof

2) A Dutch Winemaker’s Nose
After hearing about a man who lost his sense of smell in a car accident, winemaker Ilja Gort took out an $8 million policy on his nose. Under the terms of the policy, he is barred from riding a motorcycle or working as a knife thrower’s assistant or fire-breather, among other things.

3) Gene Simmons
You don’t always have to insure the entire body. Gene Simmons, the legendary bassist for the 70’s rock band Kiss, allegedly insured his tongue for $1 million when the band was in its prime.

4) Troy Polamalu’s Hair Endorsement
Policies on athletes don’t have to be about performance. For example, this Pittsburgh Steeler is a star on the field, but Proctor & Gamble has something more specific in mind with their endorsement deal. As the star of their shampoo commercial, they’ve insured his famous hair for $1 million.

5) The Mail Rail
Hidden beneath the streets of London is a secret subway that only carried mail. https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the ... on-england

6) The Churchill War Rooms
The perfectly preserved underground rooms where Churchill plotted the war against Germany. https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the ... on-england

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » September 17, 2019, 8:23 am

1) Sorry fellas, Rugby: Octopuses predict Japan will beat Ireland but not reach knockouts

2) When heading to Singapore, leave the Juicy Fruit at home and pop a breath mint instead. Among the lengthy list of items that aren't allowed to be imported into Singapore is chewing gum, a rule enforced in order to keep public spaces clean. An exception is made for dental or nicotine gum.

3) Celebs in Denmark would be screwed, since the country has official child naming guidelines. If you want to name your baby something other than the 7,000 approved names, you need to get approval from the government. Sorry North, Apple, Blue Ivy.

4) A fine of up to $700 is in store for anyone who feeds the pigeons in Venice's St. Mark's Square. The city banned the practice, citing the birds as a health hazard, and as bad for the monuments.

5) The city of Petrolia in Ontario has a law that limits excessive noise. The rule states that no yelling, shouting, whistling or singing is allowed at any time.

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