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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » June 30, 2020, 3:56 am

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Olympic facilities, Beijing, China, cost: $47.6 billion (£39.2bn)
Despite conjuring up some haunting scenes, it's not all doom and gloom for Beijing's Olympic venues. The two main venues, the Bird's Nest stadium and Water Cube aquatics centre, remain popular tourist attractions, which are intended to be reused when the city hosts the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2022.

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Naypyidaw, Myanmar, cost: $4 billion (£3.3bn)
A new capital was built at a rumoured cost of $4 billion (£3.3bn) by the military dictatorship of Myanmar over a 10-year period, finishing in 2012. A vanity project of former leader Than Shwe, the capital is thought to have been moved inland following the advice of an astrologer, who warned of an amphibious US invasion via the former capital Yangon, which is located on the coast.
Myanmar's 'ghost capital' boasts wide boulevards, palatial villas, large public buildings and even a safari park. The only thing it lacks is residents. While official figures put the population at one million, the actual number of residents is close to zero, and the city represents an appalling waste of money.

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On June 29, 1958, Brazil defeats host nation Sweden 5-2 to win its first World Cup. Brazil came into the tournament as a favorite, and did not disappoint, thrilling the world with their spectacular play, which was often referred to as the “beautiful game.”
The star of the tournament was an undersized midfielder named Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known the world over as Pelé. Edson, the son of a professional footballer called Dodhino, was named for the American inventor, Thomas Edison. His mother, having watched her husband struggle to earn money in the game, discouraged Pelé from playing football. Pelé's will won out, and at 14 he was discovered by de Brito, a former Brazilian team member, who took the young scorer under his wing. Pelé earned his first cap with the national team at 16, and made his debut on the international stage at the 1958 World Cup in Sweden at 17 years old.



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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » July 1, 2020, 5:46 am

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2003 June 29
On June 29, 2003, Katharine Hepburn—a four-time Academy Award winner for Best Actress and one of the greatest screen legends of Hollywood’s golden era—dies of natural causes at the age of 96, at her home in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.

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Cereal: $13
Cereal has long been a pantry staple. As far as breakfast goes, not much else is cheaper or easier. But General Mills decided to see if it could boost cereal sales by removing the “cheap” part from the equation, releasing a cereal that retails for $13 a box, CNBC reported. Its Morning Summit cereal is aimed at the health-conscious consumer and is made from premium ingredients that include almonds, whole grains, pumpkin seeds, dried cherries and dried cranberries. Or, you could skip the “healthy” cereal and buy a box of Honey Nut Cheerios for less than $3.

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Ice Cubes: $325
Apparently even ice can be luxurious. Gläce Luxury Ice is “the world’s leading premium drink-ice brand” known for its “zero-taste” ice. According to the Gläce Luxury Ice website, “traditional machine-ice, generally made with local tap water, may contain upwards of 150 impurities and carcinogens, resulting in poor-tasting and potentially unhealthy ice. In contrast, Gläce Ice is an engineered product protected in a resealable package, ensuring a sanitary chain of custody from origin to enjoyment.”

A case of 50 of its premium ice cubes sells for $325 — but you can forgo that and make ice cubes at home for free.

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Toilet: $13,870
You can literally flush money down the toilet by purchasing the Neorest 750H Dual Flush Toilet, which costs nearly $14,000. It does come with some fancy bells and whistles that almost justify the insane price tag, however: It’s self-cleaning and also features a heated seat, deodorizer and warm water sprays.

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » July 2, 2020, 5:50 am

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Musashi named after the former Japanese province, was one of three Yamato-class battleships built for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN), beginning in the late 1930s. The Yamato-class ships were the heaviest and most powerfully armed battleships ever constructed, displacing almost 72,000 long tons (73,000 t) fully loaded and armed with nine 46-centimetre (18.1 in) main guns. Their secondary armament consisted of four 15.5-centimetre (6.1 in) triple-gun turrets formerly used by the Mogami-class cruisers. They were equipped with six or seven floatplanes to conduct reconnaissance
Musashi was sunk by an estimated 19 torpedo and 17 bomb hits from American carrier-based aircraft on 24 October 1944 during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Over half of her crew was rescued. Her wreck was located in March 2015 by a team of researchers employed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.


Someome somewhere buys these things. Why one asks????
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Bookends: $725
Bookends can add a little extra flair to your bookshelf — but they can cost a lot extra if you opt for this particular set. These “dome bookends” are part of artist Rodrigo Bravo’s Monolith Series, and they are carved from Combarbalita, a volcanic stone found in his native Chile. Still, $725 seems like a lot for something that serves no other purpose than sitting on a shelf.

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Coffee: $249
If you think Starbucks is overpriced, you’re in for a jolt. Kopi luwak coffee might be the most expensive coffee you can get — and it’s made from animal droppings, specifically those of the civet. A standard-sized bag (12.3 ounces) of this nontraditional coffee will set you back $249.

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Whiskey: $5,560
If you spring for a bottle of the Macallan Master Decanter Series M whiskey, you’d better savor every sip. This single malt whiskey, which was aged for up to 73 years, sells for $5,559.99.

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Razor: $100,000
For $13, you can get a Gillette ProGlide razor with two blade refills; for $100,000 you can get the Zafirro Iridium razor, which boasts that it was designed by experts in the fields of rocket engine manufacturing, nanotechnology and particle physics. It’s the first razor to be made with sapphire blades, and it also features a handle centerpiece made from 99.95% pure iridium and platinum hexagonal screws.

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » July 3, 2020, 5:57 am

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Bedsheet: $1,691
Getting a good night’s sleep is said to be priceless, but the cost of this flat sheet might challenge that. The SFERRA Giza 45 Seta flat sheet is “crafted with the world’s finest and rarest Egyptian cotton” and retails for $1,691 for a individual-size sheet. That’s just for the flat sheet — if you add a individual-size fitted sheet, that’s an extra $1,585, and it’s an extra $557 for each standard-size pillowcase.

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Stroller: $3,999
Baby care items are a huge business, and some items are just unnecessarily overpriced. Take, for example, the Silver Cross Balmoral Hand-Crafted Pram Stroller, which sells for $3,999. The handmade stroller features a chrome chassis, hand-stitched fabrics and hand-painted detailing.

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By 1950, at age 22, Shirley Temple had officially retired from acting. She proceeded to leave Hollywood behind for politics.
By the time Temple was 12 years old, she had appeared in 43 different films. But just 10 years later, at age 22, she retired from film altogether, drastically changing her career path.

Temple ran for Congress in 1967, but lost. However, just two years later she was appointed to represent the US at the United Nations. She then became the US ambassador to Ghana in 1974, holding the position until 1976, when she was appointed chief of protocol of the US, a position she held for a year.

She returned to diplomacy in 1989 when she was appointed by President Reagan as the ambassador to Czechoslovakia until 1992.
Temple passed away in 2014 at age 85, due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » July 4, 2020, 6:43 am

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What ever happened to the officer that ignored the warning report of the imminent attack on Pearl Harbor?
Lt. Kermit Tyler of the USAAF survived the war, retired as a Lt. Colonel, and lived to be 96 years of age.

As the ‘duty officer’ manning the telephone that the US Army’s two radar-set operators called to report their ‘blip’ on the morning of 7 December 1941, Tyler was a young fighter pilot who had been given only a basic walk-through of how to act as a duty officer for the air operations post. Training in how to deal with unusual reports from the Army’s radar system hadn’t been provided - the system was so new and experimental that it hadn’t yet been integrated into the Army Air Force’s standard operating procedures.

In other words, while the radar system did indeed detect the incoming Japanese attack, the Army Air Force HQ on Oahu had nearly zero effective means (especially on a peacetime Sunday morning) of being able to interpret that ‘blip’ as a hostile attack, as distinct from the flight of Army B-17s expected from the US Mainland that morning, or from any other type of air traffic. Tyler could only be expected to correctly intuit that ‘blip’ as an incoming hostile air raid by virtue of 20/20 hindsight.

Thus Tyler would be exonerated by a board of inquiry, though he would live with second-guessing and emotionally-charged letters from strangers for the rest of his life.

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According to the World Meteorological Organization, a record 1,825 mm (71.8 in) of rain fell in 24 hours at Foc-Foc (elevation: 2,990 m; 9,810 ft) on the French island territory of Réunion in the Indian Ocean on 7–8 January 1966. The event occurred during the passage of tropical cyclone Denise.

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Most rain in one hour
13.8"
Central West Virginia
Year 1943

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Mosquito Prevention

Garlic
This method might ward off people as well as mosquitoes. Having warned you about that we can confirm that eating a lot of garlic will cause your pores to excrete a smell of garlic. Because of this, you will smell less like human and the mosquitoes will be less tempted to come at you.

Cloves
Besides lavender, mosquitoes also hate the smell of cloves. You can fill a bowl with water and add some cloves to this. Place this on a table or on your nightstand and the nasty buggers will stay away and bug you a lot less.
The fan
Mosquitoes aren’t able to fly very well when it’s windy. Even a light breeze is too much for them already. You can definitely use this weakness against them: just turn on the fan! Try aiming the fan downwards a little because the mosquitoes will try to fly a little lower to avoid the breeze.

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » July 5, 2020, 11:30 am

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Country with the most airplane passengers

The US has the highest number of air passengers with an estimate of 798,230,000 passengers in 2015. The primary reason for such a high number of air passengers is America’s powerful economy and a fairly high income per capita. Due to the extensive business environment and busy professional life, employees and entrepreneurs prefer quick flights over rail or road travel. The advanced infrastructure, which connects nearly every city via air routes in the US is also another reason for the high volume of air traffic.

China is the second country that has the highest number of air passengers. In the year 2015, nearly 436,183,969 people traveled through flights in this country for different reasons. The higher flying traffic has reduced the cost of air travel. China is one of the topmost destinations for doing business. Therefore, the country gives priority to establish a systematic and more flexible air travel system spanning all major cities that can eventually help people attain efficiency in their work life.


Rank Country Number Of Air Passengers (2015)
1 United States 798,230,000
2 China 436,183,969
3 United Kingdom 131,449,680
4 Germany 115,540,886
5 Japan 113,762,000
6 Ireland 113,144,501
7 Brazil 102,039,359
8 India 98,927,860
9 Turkey 96,604,665
10 Indonesia 8,868,576



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Most Landmines
The UN estimates that with current technology, it will take nearly 1,100 years to clear all the mines in the world.
Somalia
1,000,000
Mozambique
3,000,000
Bosnia-Herzegovina
3,000,000
Kuwait
5,000,000
Iran
16,000,000
Egypt
23,000,000
World War II and the Egypt-Israel wars of 1956, 1967, and 1973 have left Egypt a mine-affected country.

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Post by Doodoo » July 6, 2020, 8:19 am

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“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy.’ They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
—John Lennon

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“However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.”
—Stephen Hawking

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“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” – Albert Einstein

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » July 8, 2020, 6:04 am

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Who once famously said 'Whenever you have an efficient government you have a dictatorship.'?

Harry Truman




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What was sometimes used as currency in 18th century Siberia?
TEA


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James Monroe was the first President to play what role in a White House wedding?
Father of the Bride

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Number odf people killed each year

Animal Number Killed

Jelly fish 40
Sharks 5
Hippos 500 per year in Africa
Deer 130
Ants 30
Horses 20
Mosquitoes 660,000 to 1,000,000
Dogs 25,000
Cows 22
Snakes 50,000

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Khun Paul » July 8, 2020, 7:30 am

I always said Noah should have left the pesky Mossies to fend for themselves.

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Post by Doodoo » July 10, 2020, 7:57 am

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Largest Fish Caught
White Shark – 2,664 lb
Location: Ceduna, Australia Date: April 21, 1959
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Largest Cruise Liner
Symphony of the Seas Owner Royal Carribean
6680 Passengers
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Shortest NBA Player
Earl Boykins- 5’5” (1.65 m)
Following Muggsy Bogues, in the ranks, Boykins is the second-shortest player in NBA history. As a teenager, Boykins played high school basketball at Cleveland Central Catholic High School. Averaging 24.6 points per game, he was ranked the best Cleveland-area high school basketball player in the 90s. As an NBA player, Boykins appeared in 10 different jerseys, playing for 10 teams in his 14-year long career.
Boykins played for the LA Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks, Golden State Warriors, Charlotte Bobcats (now Hornets), Cleveland Cavaliers, Orlando Magic, Houston Rockets, Washington Wizards and the New Jersey Nets (now Brooklyn Nets), and not to forget, the Denver Nuggets, the team with which he experienced the most success. After his retirement, he became the head coach for the Douglas County High School varsity basketball team.

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Post by Doodoo » July 11, 2020, 11:39 am

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According to the Canadian Encyclopedia, it was common practice for white residents to protest, deny and discourage Black parents from sending their children to school. Ontario closed its last segregated school in 1965. Almost 20 years later, the last school in Nova Scotia closed in 1983 — that's less than 40 years ago.

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Do Canadians deny racism?
Very few Canadians — five per cent — say that racialized Canadians never experience discrimination, according to a December 2019 study from Environics Institute. Of course, this was conducted before the June protests for the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks, and Ahmaud Arbery and many others. It also reports that Canadians generally feel that “racialized people will be treated with the same respect as others in their lifetime, versus 26 percent who are pessimistic. Such optimism is evident across all racial groups, and strongest among younger Canadians.” However, the reality is that there is still much work to be done.

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DONT PUT DOWN THE DRAIN
1 Oil to fry in: This is a big culprit when it comes to clogged pipes. If oil mixes with other waste a kind of goo develops. This also goes for mayonnaise, butter, margarine and salad dressings!
2 Egg shells: The shells damage the drain and once you’ve flushed them down, they can get stuck in other blockages further down the pipes.
3 Old coffee grounds: These aren’t soluble in water, so it can get real messy if you put them down the drain, especially if the grounds attach themselves to oil. It’s best to compost coffee grounds or throw them in the bin.
4 Rice: A single grain of rice easily escapes through the drain, but once it’s down there it’ll expand when it comes into contact with water.
5 Flour: Flour and water isn’t a combination you want to have down your drain: it’ll change into a kind of glue. Not good.
6 Pasta: Pasta will expand even more when it comes into contact with water. The sticky semolina will stick to the pipes or cause a clogged drain.
7 Medication: Although this is not a danger to your drain or your pipes, flushing medication away is bad for animals and nature. It’s best to throw medication in the bin in a closed container or bag.
8 Fruit stickers: The sticker will detach easily when you rinse your fruit in the sink, but these stickers are rarely soluble in water. They can block sieves and filters within the pipes, so it’s best to take them off and throw them in the bin.

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Post by Doodoo » July 12, 2020, 9:20 am

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The last shots fired during the American Civil War were fired June 27th, 1865 by the Confederate Commerce Raider the CSS Shenandoah. Because she was at sea during the collapse of the Confederate States, and this was before wireless telegraphy, the Commander of the Shenandoah (Lt. James I. Waddell, CSN) did not learn of the Union capture of Richmond until he read it in a paper on an American Whaler (whaling vessel) he captured on that day in the Northern Pacific Ocean.
In fact, even after learning this Shenandoah captured 7 more ships that day—this was because the paper reporting the fall of Richmond also contained a statement from Confederate President Jefferson Davis that the war would continue. Shenandoah fired two of her canons multiple times in the process of capturing these vessels.

It was not until August 3rd that Waddell learned from a British ship that Jefferson Davis had been captured, and all Confederate forces surrendered. Waddell then sailed the Shenandoah to Liverpool, with the ship entering port flying the Confederate flag. The Shenandoah’s crew declaring to British authorities that they were citizens of, and officers and enlisted men in the armed forces of, the Confederate States of America.

They did this in spite of the fact that their country had disappeared 6 months previously because, if they had not, they would have been vulnerable to charges of piracy. In any case, Waddell and his men there surrendered to British authorities on November 6th, 1865 and were subsequently released.

This makes Waddell and the Shenandoah both the last to fire shots in the American Civil War and the last Confederate combatants to officially surrender. In fact, one could make the argument that the American Civil War and the Confederacy itself did not technically come to an end until November 6th, 1865.

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What happened to the B-25 captured by the Soviet Union after the Doolittle Raid
It was evaluated by Pacific Navy pilots, then sent to Moscow to be attached to 65th Special Squadron (pilots that evaluated and tested Allied planes).

B-25B was no surprise to USSR. In fact, USSR received almost a 1000 of such planes via lend-lease.

But this particular B-25 was of unorthodox modification — additional fuel tank, shortened wings, wooden rear gunner cockpit.

Probably it was even used in combat together with 860 other Soviet B-25s, but I have no information on this.

Anyway, technologically it was not so superior from Soviet bombers, so there was no need to reverse-engineer them.

In fact, USSR turned down even B-17 and B-24 after studying their performance. B-29 was probably the only exception of plane that was worthy reverse-engineering.

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Post by Doodoo » July 13, 2020, 5:43 am

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What happened to Japanese folks in British Columbia during the Second World War?
It was February 1942 when about 12,000 Japanese Canadians were removed from their homes and confined to remote areas of British Columbia. After the war, they were stripped of their property and many were pressured into mass deportation. “Internment” is the detainment of alien enemies, but 77 per cent of these people were citizens and residents of Canada, according to the Canadian Encyclopedia. Canada officially apologized in 1988.

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Marijuana may be legal now, but how many people have been pardoned?
About 250,000 Canadians have marijuana-related records, but only 44 Canadians were pardoned, reported Global News back in September 2019. Who has the delay affected? A 2017 Toronto Star report has that
insight, at least in Toronto: “Black people with no history of criminal convictions have been three times more likely to be arrested by Toronto police for possession of small amounts of marijuana than white people with similar backgrounds.”

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No Happy Meal for you!
There’s isn’t a single McDonald’s restaurant in Iceland. Well, at least there is no fast food place called McDonald’s since it’s economic operator Lyst ehf. decided to close all of their McDonald’s restaurants on the 1st of November 2009. However, Lyst ehf. consequently opened a chain of restaurants called Metro, which offers basically the same menu as McDonald’s. If it looks like a McDonald’s and tastes like a McDonald’s, it must be a McDonald’s, right?

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A great country for golfers
Iceland is the most sparsely populated country in Europe. Still we have more than sixty golf courses in the country. Golf is also the second most popular sport in Iceland, with football being in first place. This might sound odd because it’s not like you can golf the whole year around in Iceland and often in the summer you can be faced with horrible weather conditions on the golf course.

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » July 14, 2020, 12:03 pm

IRELAND

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More Irish people are living abroad than there are in Ireland. There are 80 million Irish people outside of Ireland and only around 6 million in Ireland.

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St. Patrick was born in Wales, not in Ireland.

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More Guinness is sold in Nigeria than it is in Ireland.

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The longest place name in Ireland is Muckanaghederdauhaulia. Try pronouncing that after you have had a few pints!

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Ten million pints of Guinness are produced in Dublin every day.

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Another of the top Irish facts is that a form of the Irish sport hurling is over 3,000 years old.

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More people speak Polish at home than speak Irish.

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Irish surnames that start with “Mac” means ‘son of’.

Irish surnames that start with “O” means ‘grandson of’.
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Ireland is home to one of the oldest pubs in the world, it opened in 900AD

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Post by mech_401 » July 14, 2020, 12:25 pm

i discovered by accident the other evening , that
the " muang tong" branch of pizza co ( near makro
is now open until midnite every day. with delivery

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Post by Doodoo » July 15, 2020, 5:58 am

HOWARD HUGHES

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Hughes reportedly walked around with Kleenex boxes on his feet, which he believed offered protection from germs, and even incinerated clothing that came into contact with sick people.

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Hughes Was Obsessed With His Wife Even Though He Only Saw Her A Few Days A Year
Despite his apparent interest in women, Howard Hughes only officially married twice. His first wife, Ella, left Hughes in 1929 after four years of marriage. In 1957, Hughes married actress Jean Peters. Strange rumors persist to this day about their 14-year marriage.

Although Peters never spoke publicly about her relationship with Hughes, some strange stories eventually emerged. Even early on, when Hughes and Peters still occupied the same bedroom, she reportedly placed tissues between his toenails, which he refused to cut, so that their clicking would not wake her. Some even claim Hughes wouldn't let her shop, smoke, or vacuum.
Eventually, they reportedly only met for 20 minutes each day; by the last 10 years of the marriage, they saw one another only a few days a year. They spent part of their marriage living in separate Beverly Hills Hotel bungalows, communicating via telephone and memos that totaled 100,000 pages.

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Some believe many of Hughes's unusual personal habits manifested late in life, when he was overcome by addiction to codeine and physical and mental illness. However, an incident in the late 1940s suggested Hughes may have faced challenges long before he disappeared entirely from public life.
Hughes really enjoyed watching films; in fact, he so enjoyed this practice that he reportedly moved into a projection room he leased at Goldwyn Studios on Santa Monica Boulevard and began a marathon movie-watching session that lasted for four months. He would recline on a chair in the dark, sometimes naked, subsisting on milk, chocolate bars, and pecans. Hughes did not even stop for bathroom breaks, allegedly urinating into containers and bottles.

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One of the most famous Howard Hughes stories involved a specific flavor of ice cream. Once Hughes decided to live at the Desert Inn full-time, his meals would be prepared in the hotel's kitchen and transported to him in his suite. Hughes especially liked Baskin-Robbins Banana Nut ice cream. For a long time, Hughes's personal assistants would buy this flavor in bulk, storing it in the hotel's freezers.

One day, when these employees went to buy more gallons of Banana Nut, they were stunned to find out that the company had discontinued the flavor. The frantic aides contacted Baskin-Robbins's main office and pleaded for them to sell them some more Banana Nut. Baskin-Robbins would only agree to manufacture its usual industrial-sized batch of a single flavor: 350 gallons.

Two Hughes employees were sent to LA in a refrigerated truck to pick up the order. Kitchen employees had to jam the ice cream into any available space in the hotel restaurant freezer, but finally, Hughes's employees breathed a sigh of relief. But, within days after the shipment of ice cream arrived, Hughes notified his personal assistant that he no longer wished to have Banana Nut ice cream; from now on he would like French Vanilla. It took the Desert Inn a year to get rid of all of the Banana Nut.

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Post by Doodoo » July 16, 2020, 5:50 am

THE UK

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The Queen, Elizabeth II, has visited over 115 countries despite not having a passport.

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Soccer got its start in England when a skull of a Danish warrior was unearthed by Anglo-Saxon farm workers. They kicked the skull around to show their anger and amuse themselves. The early soccer was known as “Kick Dane’s head.”

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Almost 25% of all women in the UK were named Mary in 1811.

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More than 3,000 people in the UK were hospitalized in 1999 for tripping over a laundry basket.
Over 6,000 people are hurt or die in Britain annually for tripping over their trousers or falling downstairs while putting them on.

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Of all countries that celebrate Independence Day, 58 are independent of the UK, the highest by any country.

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The most common cause of death for men less than 50 years old in the UK is suicide.

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The 16th-century law in the UK forbade wife beating after 2100 hrs, simply because the noise disturbed people’s sleep.

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Queen Victoria survived about seven assassination attempts

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » July 17, 2020, 5:56 am

ICE CREAM

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Germany: Spaghettini
Nope, this ice cream tradition isn't from Italy, even though it looks like it. Instead, this is a dish you can order throughout Germany. Pastry chefs work to make an ice cream sundae mimic a traditional bowl of spaghetti you can have for dessert rather than dinner. How do they pull this feat off? Vanilla ice cream stands in for noodles, strawberry puree for the marinara, and coconut flakes for the parmesan cheese.


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Italy: Gelato
While exploring the ancient Roman streets under the scorching sun, the very vision of a gelato stand may make your mouth begin to water. As a timeless tradition dating back to the Italian Renaissance, gelato is a popular summer day (or any day!) treat that helps you cool down. Gelato likely will remind you of traditional ice cream at first glance, but it's actually lower in fat. You'll find it to be a thicker consistency with richer flavours (and ahem, likely, more sugar), infused with all sorts of sweet and savoury spices and ingredients.


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San Francisco: Taiyaki Ice Cream
"Taiyaki, or fish cone ice cream, is a common sight in Japan," says McNish, "but it's a rarity in the U.S." The one exception? San Francisco! "In order to create a taiyaki, pancake or waffle batter is popped it into a fish shaped mold. A dollop of sweetened red vanilla azuki bean paste is dropped in the bottom of the fish tail and then you get to put your favourite flavour of ice cream on top," she explains.


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Turkey: Dondurma
One of the highlights of any trip to Turkey is a mouth-watering ice cream tradition called dondurma. Made with salep, an orchid root found locally, ice cream in Turkey is super-stretchy (like mozzarella cheese) and also very chewy (like gummies or taffy). And yet, it's still cold. Made in a variety of flavours and served throughout the country, Turkey is the only place where you can actually nibble on this strange concoction, since orchid root is illegal to export.


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Thailand: I Tim Pad
As beautiful and picturesque as beaches in Thailand are, its location means that weather is humid, sticky and hot nearly year-round. You'll need a refresher when you're trekking through streets and sands, so make a pit stop to try I Tim Pad. Easy to eat on the go—and a super-popular street snack—you might think you're buying a small veggie wrap when you stumble across a stand. In Thailand, ice cream chefs don't churn their ice cream, but instead they flash-freeze it to make a circular, thin shape that they scrape off and turn into tiny ice cream rolls. Pretty easy for a quick, sweet bite!


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Southern US: Snow cream
Blame it on the fact that many Americans below the Mason-Dixon line rarely see snow, but there is a timeless tradition of scooping it up to make a fun snow day desert. Being mindful of where the dog last ventured, Southerners will scoop up a bowl of snow, top it with sugar, milk and vanilla extract to make an inexpensive and easy ice cream blend. Sanitary? Maybe. Delicious? Totally, y'all.

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » July 18, 2020, 5:32 am

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In a period of almost last 100 years, he is USA’s first sitting President to have visited Cuba.

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Obama is a left-handed person. Well, he is not alone. There are several other famous people who are left-handed. Some names will be Da Vinci, Napoleon, Bill Gates, Michelangelo, Einstein, Oprah, Newton and Jimi Hendrix.

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Robert F. Kennedy, in 1961 predicted that in coming 40 years, US will have a black president and he was correct except that his prediction was not entirely correct. It took 46 years before Obama became President.


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71 years after Hiroshima bombing, Barack Obama was USA’s first sitting President to visit the place

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He worked as a teacher as well as civil-rights lawyer before becoming President of USA. He even worked as telemarketer, was into construction field, worked at law firms and even sold island trinkets when he was in Hawaii.

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A Surprising Barack Obama Fact: He used cocaine and marijuana as a teenager. Before running for presidency, he promised his wife that he had quit smoking, which was a lie. However, eventually he quit smoking in 2010 because he wanted to be a good father.

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » July 19, 2020, 7:25 am

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IT'S A MYTH THAT NO TWO SNOWFLAKES ARE EXACTLY THE SAME.
In 1988, a scientist found two identical snow crystals. They came from a storm in Wisconsin.
YES you the tax payer paid to find this out

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THE LARGEST SNOWFLAKE MIGHT HAVE BEEN 15 INCHES WIDE.
According to some sources, the largest snowflakes ever observed fell during a snowstorm in January 1887 at Montana’s Fort Keogh. While witnesses said the flakes were “larger than milk pans,” these claims have not been substantiated.
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The UK has the highest rate of obesity in the world with almost 25% of the British adults being obese.n Facts About the United Kingdom

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