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On 09/06/2018 at 16:22, Cheltenham Caravanner said:

Not obscure but pointless :

 

On a bag of peanuts - "This product contains nuts"

Peanut Facts. ... Peanuts grow underground, as opposed to nuts like walnuts, almonds, etc. that grow on trees and these are botanically considered drupes. Peanuts, along with beans and peas, belong to the single plant family, Leguminosae. Legumes are edible seeds enclosed in pods.

 

So a bag of peanuts would not normally contain nuts, have you missed out the word "may"?

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Indeed they are, but I didn't wish to appear to be a Pedantic Anorak😋  

Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. ..Intelligence is not putting it in a fruit salad! 

Without my glasses, I couldn't even see the kettle, and WITH my glasses I still couldn't see the kettle because they'd be misted up. Now THAT'S useless information.

9 minutes ago, ericfield said:

In any gathering of more than 13 people, 2 will share the same birthday (day/month).

 

Really?

Surely that's 366 people?

John

PS - I googled it and for 30 people it's only a 71% chance :unsure:

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1 hour ago, Johnaldo said:

 

Really?

Surely that's 366 people?

John

PS - I googled it and for 30 people it's only a 71% chance :unsure:

If you want to be pedantic about it, 367 to be absolutely certain!

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When a cooper makes a new barrel for wine,or spirits, he sets fire to the inside for a pre determined time depending on how much charing you want, to flavour the contents over time, this is called "Toasting".

People think that the number 13 is unlucky as that was the number of turns on the knot of an hangman's noose, its wrong six or seven was the normal number.  After the mass murderer, Dr Harold Fredrick Shipman committed suicide, his hearse leaving the prison had the number plate K3 HFS.:ph34r:

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Most useless advice I ever received - as a teenager starting work - "Go to Burton's buy a decent suit and get two pairs of trousers"

I burnt a hole in the coat !!!!

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Actually, a room of 23 people has even odds that two OR MORE share a birthday.  Maths here

33 minutes ago, Hotcrossman said:

Most useless advice I ever received - as a teenager starting work - "Go to Burton's buy a decent suit and get two pairs of trousers"

I burnt a hole in the coat !!!!

Useless because you can't get a decent suit at Burtons!

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10 minutes ago, kelper said:

 

Useless because you can't get a decent suit at Burtons!

You could when I started work in 1958, and at Fifty Shilling tailors too.

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9 minutes ago, shipbroker said:

You could when I started work in 1958, and at Fifty Shilling tailors too.

Geoff

Reminds me of that old joke; a man appears to be missing one arm and a stranger says, where did you get that, Dunkirk? and he replies, "no, Burton tailoring"

 

This joke was of a type common after the war, when amputees were a common sight.  Today's yoof wouldn't get it.

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When I reached the dizzy heights of "Management Staff" on British Rail in 1978, I was sent to John Collier to be measured for my "uniform suit" (a sober grey pinstripe job)…  In the lower grades you measured yourself and were sent the closest fit... That resulted in some very funny effects

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On 21/02/2019 at 22:40, BOAC said:

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

 

I can hear the brain cogs turning now  :D

 

This site

 

https://www.rhymezone.com/r/rhyme.cgi?Word=Orange&typeofrhyme=perfect&org1=syl&org2=l&org3=y

 

Gives examples for all except month, 

 

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Gold star to Wispy and John then.

 

Here's another word nothing rhymes with Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. 

 

Have I spelt that right? :D

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On 15/05/2018 at 17:38, Orange said:

The screw which holds the lanyard and battery compartment onto the remote  of a  PowrTouch Evolution motor mover is

 

2. 5 mm dia by 10mm length!

 

Even PowrTouch didn’t know that!

 

Now I know what size screw to get, at last I can get rid of the Duct Tape, so thank you Orange

Les

 

 

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Assembly or operating instructions in numerous languages (possibly including broken English) and printed in a microscopic font, for something bought in the UK .

Obviously this only affects half of the population because, as a bloke, I don't need the instructions anyway :blush:

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2 hours ago, Gordon said:

Assembly or operating instructions in numerous languages (possibly including broken English) and printed in a microscopic font, for something bought in the UK .

Obviously this only affects half of the population because, as a bloke, I don't need the instructions anyway :blush:

 

Delete 'need' and insert 'bother with';)

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On 15/05/2018 at 17:38, Orange said:

The screw which holds the lanyard and battery compartment onto the remote  of a  PowrTouch Evolution motor mover is 2. 5 mm dia by 10mm length!

 

On 09/08/2019 at 07:48, Les Medes said:

Now I know what size screw to get, at last I can get rid of the Duct Tape, so thank you Orange

 

That is insufficient information. You also need  to know the screw pitch and, pedantically, the thread angle although at that small size you would probably get away with the latter being a bit out.

 

As an engineeer I am very much "into" screw threads.  I could write a lengthy essay on them, and a second lengthy essay on screw heads. What may seem trivial detail to an outsider can be important to a specialist, in any field.

 

 

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Propane is lighter that Butane, BUT also Propane, (because it is lighter), gives off a greater volume of gas for the same amount of liquid.

Both 6 Kg and 7 Kg bottles contain the same amount of usable energy.

Propane leads by a tiny fraction because the Kg's have been rounded to the nearest whole number, and this would account for the price differential. We are paying for Kw's not weight.

 

Above written by Gary from Arc Systems

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3 minutes ago, BOAC said:

Propane is lighter that Butane, BUT also Propane, (because it is lighter), gives off a greater volume of gas for the same amount of liquid.

Both 6 Kg and 7 Kg bottles contain the same amount of usable energy.

Propane leads by a tiny fraction because the Kg's have been rounded to the nearest whole number, and this would account for the price differential. We are paying for Kw's not weight.

How can this (paying for it by the KWh) be possible if the calorific value is not constant? 

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On ‎19‎/‎10‎/‎2018 at 14:02, Omega54 said:

Ok this is my contribution and I'm sure its true. 90% of everyone that has ever lived on our planet is living today. Make you think doesnt it! (assuming its true - I think I heard it on the radio).

 

In a similar vein, 99% of all photographs ever taken, were taken in the last 12 months. Or thereabouts. And I'm guessing 99% of them will never be looked at more than once.

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On 18/10/2019 at 16:06, Percyprod01 said:

Did you know that the difference between a satsuma and a tangerine is that no one has written a song called satsuma.

Wrong!  

 

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