Author Topic: "F**k my Hat, I didn't know that!" Amazing things you've only just found out  (Read 286074 times)

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Greta Thunberg's middle name is Tintin

Had to look this up. Incredible. However it's only one of her several middle names

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Dad's an actor, so it's par for the course.

My Dad's an actor but he didn't call me "Tintin"... (he didn't call me "seepage" either.)

Looking through imdb. NYC-based Winona-alike Nadia Talel is an actress and director, known for shorts Leaves (2019), nativity-thhemed Shit Head Monica (2015 - music by Kevin macleod), In the Valley of the Shadow (2014) and American Son (2014) with Punisher's  Samuel Gomez (shadowy short Opposite of Romance https://imdb.com/title/tt2660160/) Also knows Elizabeth Swanson, a friend of my childhood pal Kwaku Fortune. https://imdb.com/name/nm6483916/ and a friend of my sorta-pal Saul.

What's the f**k my hat, that you're 3 degrees of separation from someone who's been in a couple of student films?

I don't really understand Mr White's posts (but I'm sure others do.)

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The 20p coin was only introduced in 1982.

The Tango is typically played not on the accordion, but on a similar (but different) instrument called a bandoneon.

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The Tango is typically played not on the accordion, but on a similar (but different) instrument called a bandoneon.

Only in Argentina. In Spain, Mexico and Chile it’s played on a wingsattaspeedasoun.

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The 20p coin was only introduced in 1982.

Surely you knew that. It was on Blue Peter and everything.

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Yeah but I was 3 in 1982. If they covered it on Chock-A-Block I might have noticed.

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Greta Thunberg's middle name is Tintin

In Spiral/Engrenages there's a copper called 'Tintin' and I could never really work out if it was a real name in France or a nickname, there was a French bloke I sat next to and it turned out he watched it as well and when I told him that he smirked and didn't answer. Can't say I blame him.

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Greta Thunberg's middle name is Tintin
Tintin sounds quite threatening in Swedish.

Yeah but I was 3 in 1982. If they covered it on Chock-A-Block I might have noticed.

I was 14, and so unjaded back then that I remember it feeling a bit special if you got a 20p coin in your change.

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https://www.bbc.com/news/business-57447404

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McDonald's is the latest big company to be hit by a data breach that has exposed customers' details.
The world's biggest burger chain said cyber attackers had accessed a "small number" of files on customers in South Korea and Taiwan.
The breach included e-mail, delivery addresses and phone numbers - but not payment details.

McDonald’s does delivery in Asia? Fuck my coolie.

Brie Larson's name is Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers.

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-57447404

McDonald’s does delivery in Asia? Fuck my coolie.

They've got menus that seem to reflect the regional food culture too, for instance here's the Indian menu.

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Veg Pizza McPuff.

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https://www.bbc.com/news/business-57447404

McDonald’s does delivery in Asia? Fuck my coolie.

I've just remembered this story of five students jailed in China for exploiting a glitch in the KFC mobile app/WeChat to get free food delivered.

https://www.independent.co.uk/asia/china/kfc-app-free-chicken-jail-b1846933.html

Kenneth Wolstenholme lied when he said,"“It is only 12 inches high… solid gold… and it means England are the world champions”.

The trophy was actually silver with gold plating, like some piece of shit from Elizabeth Duke.

Brie Larson's name is Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers.
Brie Larson's parents were French-speaking Canadians (from Manitoba, so presumably they got lost at some prior point) who moved to California. She's not French like the cheese.

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Thimbles are meant to protect the finger pushing the needle from its blunt end rather than other fingers from the pointy end.

I was a good old age when I discovered that... I've never owned a thimble (Or used one.)

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I used to just wrap insulation tape around my fingertip.  Less likely to drop off.

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I used to just wrap insulation tape around my fingertip.  Less likely to drop off.

Next time maybe enlist the services of a surgeon? They're really experienced at stitching fingertips back on, and they don't even need a thimble to do it.

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I'll have you know that surgeons always use a thimble when reattaching body parts.  Always.


Not sure if this more suited to 'Obvious Things' but I just fucked my hat after finding out that Roman statues were once painted vivid colours: https://www.openculture.com/2019/12/roman-statues-werent-white-they-were-once-painted-in-bright-colors.html

Makes perfect sense, of course, but never considered it until stumbling across this article. Now trying to remember if I've ever seen any painted statues in films set in the Roman era. 

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Not sure if this more suited to 'Obvious Things'   

I'm glad you chose this thread, cos I like the way its title gets showed in the Latest Posts sidebar:



I just fucked my hat after finding out that Roman statues were once painted vivid colours: https://www.openculture.com/2019/12/roman-statues-werent-white-they-were-once-painted-in-bright-colors.html

Makes perfect sense, of course, but never considered it until stumbling across this article. Now trying to remember if I've ever seen any painted statues in films set in the Roman era. 

It's not just statues, churches and cathedrals used to be gaudy as fuck inside and out, too. It's weird that in modern times we have come to see churches and statues as somber, serious and elegant things due to being hewn out of plain raw stone, and it also fucked my hat when I first learned that the people who created them actually treated them like so much plastic tat.

https://www.churchpop.com/2015/02/23/medieval-cathedrals-color/

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Not sure if this more suited to 'Obvious Things' but I just fucked my hat after finding out that Roman statues were once painted vivid colours: https://www.openculture.com/2019/12/roman-statues-werent-white-they-were-once-painted-in-bright-colors.html

Makes perfect sense, of course, but never considered it until stumbling across this article. Now trying to remember if I've ever seen any painted statues in films set in the Roman era.

More about the colours they used here: https://www.ancienthistoryarchaeology.com/the-use-of-colours if you can read around the 'Expired' notice.

And far more information than you wanted here: https://arthistoriography.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/media_183218_en.pdf

Though, as mentioned earlier in this thread, colours were seen differently back then (or at least described differently (as in Homer's famous “wine-dark sea”)).

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