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Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Chris Noyb, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize. Donor

    Large City, TX
    Did you know that Ian Fleming, best known for his James Bond novels, wrote Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang?

    Since the CCBB movie apparently is very loosely based on the novel, as are the Bond films to the Bond novels, the 'gap' might not be as great as I think. I've only read one Bond novel, Casino Royale, and have no desire to read CCBB.
  2. Street Pattern

    Street Pattern Very Tilted Donor

    I read the book, and I knew that.

    Did you know that Cabool, Missouri (a city of about 2,000 population), is named for Kabul, Afghanistan?
  3. DamnitAll

    DamnitAll Wait... what? Donor

    Central MD
    Did you know that in the mid 19th century, when the adverse medical effects of lead were already known and well documented, physicians were distributing lead nipple shields to breastfeeding mothers to prevent and cure sore nipples? The lead was said to topically numb sore, chapped, or cracked nipples to provide some relief, at the expense of the child's own health.

    Around the same time period, women were also given tampons soaked in opium (the drug from which morphine, heroin, and codeine are derived) to help calm symptoms of "hysteria" associated with their menstrual cycles, among other things. "By the end of the 19th century, about 60 percent of opium addicts were women. Many of them got hooked after taking morphine prescribed for conditions including menstrual cramps and hysteria."

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  4. ralphie250

    ralphie250 Fully Erect Donor

    Jonesboro ga

    interesting you learn something new everyday
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