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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.

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

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    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

    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?

    Location:
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    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

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    interesting you learn something new everyday
     
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  5. Chris Noyb

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

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    I'm bumping this in the hopes we'll see some more
    unknown/little known facts.

    Not exactly unknown...
    Thomas Edison did not patent his movie projector in Europe, some (questionable?) reports say he was too cheap. This oversight cost him millions of dollars.
     
  6. redravin

    redravin Cynical Optimist Donor

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    redravin Cynical Optimist Donor

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  8. Chris Noyb

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

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    Heated Wolf brand beef chili is barely less gross than it is when it come out of the can.
     
  9. Lindy

    Lindy Moderator Staff Member

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    I've tried Hormel and Ellis canned chili. Not to bad for canned, especially if doctored a bit. I'm not sure if those are national brands or just regional.
     
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  10. Chris Noyb

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

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    Hormel is national. I doubt there is any canned chili that could be described as pleasant to look at. Which is why I smother mine with chopped onion, relish, & grated cheddar cheese.
     
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  11. Chris Noyb

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

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    Forgot to mention canned chili goes on hot dogs to make chili dogs. I would have to be really hungry to voluntarily eat canned chili as a bowl of chili.
     
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  12. ralphie250

    ralphie250 Fully Erect Donor

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    The first person convicted of speeding was going eight mph.
     
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  13. itwasme

    itwasme But you'll never prove it. Donor

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    There is no iced tea in Long Island iced tea.

    I asked a waitress if she could put a little more iced tea in my drink at an airport while I waited for my flight. She just looked confused. My husband piped up and said, “dear, there is no iced tea in Long Island iced tea.”
     
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  14. Chris Noyb

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

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    The wig for the pubic area is called a merkin.

    Yes, they actually exist.
     
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  15. redravin

    redravin Cynical Optimist Donor

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  16. fflowley

    fflowley Don't just do something, stand there!

    When did the duel end? Were they trying to kill one another?
     
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  17. redravin

    redravin Cynical Optimist Donor

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    I read another article that said the point was one of them had to admit the other was right, but I'm pretty sure that was a joke.
     
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  18. ralphie250

    ralphie250 Fully Erect Donor

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    It is illegal in Georgia to use profanity in the presence of a corpse.
     
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