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Post  TP on Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:07 am

random thread?

Did anyone tell you anything you didnt know today? Did you find anything out you didnt know?

I was talking to someone this morning, who said they were going to Aruba on holiday on Monday for a week. I had not heard of it and didnt know it was a small Caribbean island.

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Post  froogs on Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:52 am

Found out that my dear friend is looking to move to Australia Sad very upset but trying to be positive for her as she's dealing with a lot of guilt about taking her children away from their grandmothers. It's a corker of an opportunity and I'm chuffed to bits for her. Back to being a loner in a village again for me though.
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Post  knitmylife on Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:29 am

i work in a high school and today i learned in science that a lobster can live in a freezer for ages (like six months) and the be thawed out and scuttle around your kitchen.

it can only be killed by high temperatures but not by low temperatures. fascinating.

i usually learn something random everyday its quite incredible really x
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Post  flibsey on Fri Oct 07, 2011 12:18 am

I learnt that goats don't always say baaa.

http://youtu.be/pJQGuWTtTD4
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Post  alec eiffel on Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:45 am

Dan asks me this every day when he gets home from work!

Today I learned that Le Corbusier died by drowning. Not a nice thing to learn but it was the most remarkable.

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Post  TP on Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:03 pm

The name bonfire is believedto be derived from from the Celtic custom of burning the bones of the cattle which were slaughtered at this time.

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Post  flibsey on Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:40 am

that's so interesting!
I learned that as your local MP is YOUR employee, technically when writing to one you could use their first name so in my case I could begin a letter with "Dear Stephen" or "Dear Steve"... but it's nicer to be a little more formal.

I liked the idea of beginning an email with "Yo! Stevie baybee!!!"
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Post  flibsey on Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:28 am

today I learned that if you make up jelly cubes with tonic water (3:1 ratio of 3water to 1 tonic water so it doesn't end up too bitter) IT GLOWSUNDER FREAKING BLACKLIGHT!!!

sorry. thought it was cool.
you can also coat icing with it, buttercream frosting type; don't make the base colour too strong or the glowing doesn't show up as well.. dip in the jelly mixture then shove in freezer for an hour. same again... coat about 3 times.

I WANT ABLACKLIGHT SO I CAN MAKE GLOW IN THE DARK STUFF FOR HALLOWEEN!!!
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Post  Bitsy Beans on Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:52 am

I discovered on Wednesday I can do a tap move called wings.
Bloody impressed as I don't think I even did it when I was a kid Smile

(Look it up on YouTube if you want, it's basically a flick of both feet as you jump up and a tap with both feet on the way back down).
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Post  TP on Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:15 pm

Columbus didnt discover America.
The kilt was an English Invention
The vikings never had horns on their helmets.

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Post  TP on Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:58 pm

watched a programme on norman wisdom last night and apparentely the some mothers do ave em role that michael crawford takes was originally written for him.

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Post  TP on Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:23 am

The worlds first seedless variety of peppers have gone on sale. 15 years in the making. The peppers cost £1.79 per 100g pack.

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Post  alec eiffel on Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:44 am

TP wrote:The worlds first seedless variety of peppers have gone on sale. 15 years in the making. The peppers cost £1.79 per 100g pack.

Flipping heck missus, you're full of facts today! I'm going to tell my MIL about that tonight, she hates all the little seeds.

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Post  Aisles on Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:56 am

I learnt a different form of crochet last night Tunisian/Afghan crochet.

I learnt that there's a variety of beetroot that is yellowie orange and not red Very Happy

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Post  alec eiffel on Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:58 am

Aisles wrote:I learnt a different form of crochet last night Tunisian/Afghan crochet.

I learnt that there's a variety of beetroot that is yellowie orange and not red Very Happy


Golden beetroot is lovely, they sell it at our supermarket, nice flavour, tastes marginally less of soil than red beetroot. Your dog is cute btw.

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Post  Aisles on Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:01 am

alec eiffel wrote:
Aisles wrote:I learnt a different form of crochet last night Tunisian/Afghan crochet.

I learnt that there's a variety of beetroot that is yellowie orange and not red Very Happy


Golden beetroot is lovely, they sell it at our supermarket, nice flavour, tastes marginally less of soil than red beetroot. Your dog is cute btw.

aww thank you he's our nearly 3 year old Irish Staffordshire Bull Terrier and we usually get asked has he got a bit of pitbull in him. Which he hasn't but he's what the pitbull was bred from Shocked
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Post  TP on Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:12 am

alec eiffel wrote:
TP wrote:The worlds first seedless variety of peppers have gone on sale. 15 years in the making. The peppers cost £1.79 per 100g pack.

Flipping heck missus, you're full of facts today! I'm going to tell my MIL about that tonight, she hates all the little seeds.

she will have to go to M and S. (god i keep giving free advertising on this forum to shops) they should pay me. They are the only ones selling atm i believe.

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Post  TP on Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:16 am

Aisles wrote:
alec eiffel wrote:
Aisles wrote:I learnt a different form of crochet last night Tunisian/Afghan crochet.

I learnt that there's a variety of beetroot that is yellowie orange and not red Very Happy


Golden beetroot is lovely, they sell it at our supermarket, nice flavour, tastes marginally less of soil than red beetroot. Your dog is cute btw.

aww thank you he's our nearly 3 year old Irish Staffordshire Bull Terrier and we usually get asked has he got a bit of pitbull in him. Which he hasn't but he's what the pitbull was bred from Shocked

ah nice to see your dog. We have a pet thread on here you might like to add two. Its probably slipped down a page now but its there.

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Post  flibsey on Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:47 am

Aisles wrote:I learnt a different form of crochet last night Tunisian/Afghan crochet.

I learnt that there's a variety of beetroot that is yellowie orange and not red Very Happy


I LOVE tunisian work. I tried starting a blanket using a flexible tunisian hool but hated it flapping all over the place so I took it off and put it onto a hard 18" instead..... and I got bored after a while and made it into a scarf instead!

I made my daughter's drink bottle cover using tunisian. 8" antique bone hook with a bead glued on the end.



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Post  flibsey on Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:52 am

today I learned that stopping a cheque with Natwest costs £10.
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Post  TP on Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:53 am

flibsey wrote:today I learned that stopping a cheque with Natwest costs £10.

blimey thats a lot.

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Post  flibsey on Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:56 am

yes. it is. grrrrrrrrrr. BUT if it's a choice of paying a tenner to stop the cheque or leave it floating out in the ether for anyone to mess with, it's got to be the tenner I'm afraid.
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Post  TP on Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:58 am

why did you need to stop it? Embarassed

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Post  Aisles on Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:00 am

I love your varigated yarn flibsy Very Happy

Flimping flip flops £10 Shocked Shocked
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Post  flibsey on Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:04 am

it was sent to the letting agent for renewal of contract, and we're had no contact whatsoever despite numerous phone calls and emails, and going wayyy past the renewal date... so we're assuming we're now on a periodic tenancy and as such they have no right to bank the cheque... also, it was sent in AUGUST and they've still not banked it. their loss. we've sent in writing that if they still do wish to give us a standard assured shorthold instead of periodic tenancy, we'll reissue the cheque.... but to be honest I prefer the idea of being on a periodic as now if basildon council finally pull their fingers out and get us out of this mouldy hell hole, we only have to give one month notice instead of 2. letting agent however, still has to give 2 months notice legally lol.
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