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  • MightyMetalMonkey 1 Feb 2013 12:16:36 600 posts
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    The only purpose of the Grand Conspiracy is to convince people that there is a Grand Conspiracy.
    It is now a huge industry providing a living for thousands by providing work for Conspiracy Journalists...
  • Deleted user 1 February 2013 12:21:29
    The distance from the tip of your thumb to the tip of your little finger if you fan out your fingers, is the exact same measurement as that from nipple to nipple, unless you're a fattyboombatty with a bit of an overhang.
  • heyyo 1 Feb 2013 13:14:57 14,371 posts
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    The majority of famine victims become anorexic when food aid is given.
  • Ziz0u 1 Feb 2013 13:21:06 8,552 posts
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    HairyArse wrote:
    The distance from the tip of your thumb to the tip of your little finger if you fan out your fingers, is the exact same measurement as that from nipple to nipple, unless you're a fattyboombatty with a bit of an overhang.
    Or a female?
  • neilka 1 Feb 2013 13:37:33 16,445 posts
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    I propose that I research that with Pepsipop as my subject.

    BAAANG!!!!! EXPLOTION!!!!!

  • Dangerous_Dan 1 Feb 2013 13:46:26 2,378 posts
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    neilka wrote:
    I propose that I research that with Pepsipop as my subject.
    Would you use your hand or her hand for measuring?
  • Alastair 1 Feb 2013 13:52:35 16,245 posts
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    Dangerous_Dan wrote:
    neilka wrote:
    I propose that I research that with Pepsipop as my subject.
    Would you use your hand or her hand for measuring?
    You'd need to do both in order to provide a useful comparison.
  • onestepfromlost 1 Feb 2013 20:09:27 2,107 posts
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    HairyArse wrote:
    The distance from the tip of your thumb to the tip of your little finger if you fan out your fingers, is the exact same measurement as that from nipple to nipple, unless you're a fattyboombatty with a bit of an overhang.
    the body has lots of weird things like this. Like from wrist to inner elbow is
    Your foot length apparently
  • RelaxedMikki 1 Feb 2013 20:14:38 937 posts
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    In Iceland there are laws governing what names people can have. They are really strict laws.

    In Portugal there is a special club for people called 'Jose'. Kind of like the Masons, but just for people called Jose. They hold get togethers and charity events and look after each other in times of trouble and stuff.
  • Jeepers 1 Feb 2013 20:54:20 13,224 posts
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    From the age of 35 a man's testicles and scrotum will fall by approximately one mm per year.
  • Dirtbox 6 Feb 2013 05:40:42 78,763 posts
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    The sticker on a bar of imperial leather is there to lay the soap on when not in use, to stop it from sticking to your sink.

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  • Dirtbox 6 Feb 2013 05:51:59 78,763 posts
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    Google imaging Prick with a fork doesn't give as much variety as one would hope.

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  • Lexx87 6 Feb 2013 07:14:39 20,863 posts
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    Hah!

    Speak the truth hussy!

  • LeoliansBro 6 Feb 2013 07:55:17 44,722 posts
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    Hahaha!

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • imamazed 28 Feb 2013 09:51:08 5,887 posts
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    Edam is the only cheese made backwards
  • faux-C 29 Aug 2013 21:59:01 9,516 posts
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    Edinburgh is further west than Bristol.

    Mind = blown.
  • thelzdking 29 Aug 2013 22:12:04 4,407 posts
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    faux_carnation wrote:
    Edinburgh is further west than Bristol.

    Mind = blown.
    I called bullshit on that and checked a map. Now I don't know if anything I know is real anymore.

    Edited by thelzdking at 22:12:16 29-08-2013
  • EMarkM 29 Aug 2013 22:16:12 3,312 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    The sticker on a bar of imperial leather is there to lay the soap on when not in use, to stop it from sticking to your sink.
    I heard this a long time ago, and indeed use it for same (stealth /isPosh post), but, if it's really true, why is the sticker recessed on a new bar, thus rendering it impossible to use in this way for some time?

    Eh? Eh??
  • Nexus_6 29 Aug 2013 22:38:22 3,893 posts
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    Cats nipples always point precisely south-south-west, except in thunderstorms.
  • drip 3 Dec 2013 21:02:51 4,570 posts
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    Blackletter ("Fraktur") script was more or less common in Germany until WW2. Its use is in hindsight often is considered nazi, or at least, ultra-rightist nationalist.

    The reason why it was abolished wasn't that allies/democrats forbade it after WW2, it was that Hitler forbade the "Schwabacher Jew letters" in 1941.
  • drip 3 Dec 2013 21:05:29 4,570 posts
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    And while we're at it, the Olympic torch relay was introduced by the nazi games in 1936.
  • drip 3 Dec 2013 21:13:26 4,570 posts
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    Did I mention that the nazis introduced Mother's Day in Germany too?

    edit: Worker's Day too.

    Then there was the Autobahn etc... did we actually ever accomplish anything that wasn't nazi!?

    Edited by DrStrangelove at 21:15:46 03-12-2013
  • drip 3 Dec 2013 21:24:29 4,570 posts
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    DrStrangelove wrote:
    Blackletter ("Fraktur") script was more or less common in Germany until WW2. Its use is in hindsight often is considered nazi, or at least, ultra-rightist nationalist.

    The reason why it was abolished wasn't that allies/democrats forbade it after WW2, it was that Hitler forbade the "Schwabacher Jew letters" in 1941.
    Many nationalists claimed blackletters and Gothic architecture to be genuinely German though, but they were actually French.
  • Kostabi 3 Dec 2013 21:31:02 5,016 posts
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    RelaxedMikki wrote:
    In Iceland there are laws governing what names people can have. They are really strict laws.
    This one really surprised me. Having looked up the reasons it all seems a bit isolationist and controlling, especially as laws on given names is a weird place to make a stand on your national identity.
  • Deleted user 3 December 2013 21:40:04
    DrStrangelove wrote:
    Did I mention that the nazis introduced Mother's Day in Germany too?
    That redeems everything. The nazis were just a big bunch of softies at heart.

    Edited by statssonic at 21:43:22 03-12-2013
  • drip 3 Dec 2013 21:50:35 4,570 posts
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    Yea, they're really misunderstood. They wanted to spread love to the world, and when the world didn't want it, they conquered it. To spread their love.
  • drip 3 Dec 2013 21:53:02 4,570 posts
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    Kostabi wrote:
    RelaxedMikki wrote:
    In Iceland there are laws governing what names people can have. They are really strict laws.
    This one really surprised me. Having looked up the reasons it all seems a bit isolationist and controlling, especially as laws on given names is a weird place to make a stand on your national identity.
    Pretty much proof of national identity failure/inferiority complex if you ask me.
  • reggy72 3 Dec 2013 21:56:04 317 posts
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    Deckard1 wrote:
    The sun is really big. Much bigger than it looks in the sky. The reason it looks small in the sky is because it is far away. And the further you are away from something the smaller it looks.
    Ha,ha, reminds me of a VIZ top tip....."save money on buying expensive binoculars by simply standing closer to the object you wish to view"
  • Deleted user 3 December 2013 22:01:05
    DrStrangelove wrote:
    Yea, they're really misunderstood. They wanted to spread love to the world, and when the world didn't want it, they conquered it. To spread their love.
    Everyone board the German love train...to Auschwitz.
  • drip 3 Dec 2013 22:02:38 4,570 posts
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    reggy72 wrote:
    Deckard1 wrote:
    The sun is really big. Much bigger than it looks in the sky. The reason it looks small in the sky is because it is far away. And the further you are away from something the smaller it looks.
    Ha,ha, reminds me of a VIZ top tip....."save money on buying expensive binoculars by simply standing closer to the object you wish to view"
    I tried that with the moon... don't know if I'm doing it wrong, but it didn't seem to work.
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