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Title: "B*lt my hat's arse!" - AMAZING things you've only just found out
Post by: touchingcloth on July 01, 2021, 09:03:42 AM
At 101 pages the Fuck My H*t thread will soon be consigned to room 101, so have a new one, you fucks. And have a thing from another thread which belted my hat's arse for six:

Quote from: Mobius on July 01, 2021, 04:57:42 AM
I read a cool thing yesterday, that sharks are older than trees. Sharks have been around for 450 million years compared to trees 350 million years on earth.

Nuts, huh?

Nuts indeed, Mobius. Nuts indeed.
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Post by: Cerys on July 01, 2021, 11:07:22 AM
Beekeepers keep track of how old each queen bee is by marking their thoraces with nail varnish, a different colour denoting each year in a five-year cycle.  The sequence is white, yellow, red, green, blue - using the mnemonic 'Will You Remember Great Britain'.  Makes you think.

Edit - I'm so ashamed.  The above isn't something I've just found out - I've known it for over thirty years.  You'd think I'd have learned to read at some point during that time.
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Post by: touchingcloth on July 01, 2021, 11:43:25 AM
That feeling When You Roger Gorgeous Bees
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Post by: DrGreggles on July 01, 2021, 11:57:24 AM
It's July.
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Post by: Poobum on July 01, 2021, 01:15:41 PM
Quote from: touchingcloth on July 01, 2021, 09:03:42 AM
At 101 pages the Fuck My H*t thread will soon be consigned to room 101, so have a new one, you fucks. And have a thing from another thread which belted my hat's arse for six:

Nuts indeed, Mobius. Nuts indeed.

Also fish are older than land plants, the plants of the land.
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Post by: touchingcloth on July 01, 2021, 01:24:52 PM
Quote from: Poobum on July 01, 2021, 01:15:41 PM
Also fish are older than land plants, the plants of the land.

It's one of those things where cladistics starts to butt up against common sense, innit. Like when the first animals started making their forays onto land, green things that you'd colloquially call plants would have been there already, but perhaps not the "land plants" specifically. Like how modern birds are technically dinosaurs even though everyone has an intuitive idea of what a bird is and knows that it's very different from their intuitive view of what a dinosaur is.
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Post by: touchingcloth on July 02, 2021, 10:04:29 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/A6lazrC.jpg)

The temperature of the streetlights divide east from west in present-day Berlin.
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Post by: chveik on July 02, 2021, 10:06:10 AM
bolt my arse??
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Post by: Bernice on July 02, 2021, 10:13:11 AM
Quote from: touchingcloth on July 02, 2021, 10:04:29 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/A6lazrC.jpg)

The temperature of the streetlights divide east from west in present-day Berlin.

Good luck getting a decent night's kip with all that blue spectrum light, you stinking Wessis.
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Post by: touchingcloth on July 02, 2021, 10:56:06 AM
Unlike you poor Ossis, we don't sleep outside with our Ersatz coffee.
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Post by: Stoneage Dinosaurs on July 04, 2021, 01:53:47 AM
One of the first things Aardman Animations was involved with was Peter Gabriel's Sledgehammer video.
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Post by: idunnosomename on July 04, 2021, 02:20:46 AM
I mean the thing is there weren't many studios about who could've pulled that off back then. Some of it is by the Brothers Quay (like the fruit face, I think)

Also Aardman were doing Morph for Tony Hart from '77. I think Sledgehammer could be called the studio's big breakthrough
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Post by: daf on July 04, 2021, 08:38:51 AM
Goes back even further - to 1972 when they were doing stuff for Vision On :

QuoteAardman was founded in 1972 as a low-budget project by Peter Lord and David Sproxton, who wanted to realise their dream of producing an animated motion picture. The partnership provided animated sequences for the BBC series for deaf children Vision On.

Quote"Aardman" - Various Clay animated segments created by Peter Lord and David Sproxton, including the Greeblies, who served as early precursors of their later creation, Morph, and Aard-man, a superhero whose name would later become the name of Lord and Sproxton's company, Aardman Animations.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vision_On

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Post by: touchingcloth on July 04, 2021, 05:57:03 PM
Quote from: Angrew Lloyg Wegger on July 04, 2021, 01:53:47 AM
One of the first things Aardman Animations was involved with was Peter Gabriel's Sledgehammer video.

The people who did the animations for the Money for Nothing video went on to found the studio that made kids' TV animation ReBoot.
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Post by: jamiefairlie on July 04, 2021, 10:07:38 PM
On the subject of UK animation of the 70s, Joy Division/New Order's Bernard Sumner was an artist on Cosgrove Hall's pre-Danger Mouse epic Jamie and The Magic Torch.
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Post by: bakabaka on July 04, 2021, 11:10:51 PM
Quote from: touchingcloth on July 04, 2021, 05:57:03 PM
The people who did the animations for the Money for Nothing video went on to found the studio that made kids' TV animation ReBoot.
Because they realised that they still had the rights to use the wireframe models and that all the work they had done could be reused for stuff that lasted longer than 3 minutes.
The characters from the Money for Nothing video popped up in the background of the show several times and one episode took the piss out of the video.

The Santa/James Bond/Whacky Races episode was the best.
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Post by: idunnosomename on July 04, 2021, 11:23:25 PM
Also the Reboot team did the Def Leppard "Let's Get Rocked" video. which has way less charm than Money for Nothing, nonetheless pretty groundbreaking for 1991/2.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BO1Nae_EBvQ

the meta stuff with the wireframe views, command lines and the nodes kinda makes it hold up. not the song of course, that sucks.
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Post by: studpuppet on July 05, 2021, 12:38:24 AM
Quote from: touchingcloth on July 02, 2021, 10:04:29 AM
The temperature of the streetlights divide east from west in present-day Berlin.

Also (down at street level), their Ampelmännchen (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ampelm%C3%A4nnchen) also lets you know which side of town you're in.
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Post by: The Lurker on July 06, 2021, 12:19:33 PM
Charlie Brooker designed the CeX logo
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Post by: Sebastian Cobb on July 06, 2021, 12:52:04 PM
Quote from: studpuppet on July 05, 2021, 12:38:24 AM
Also (down at street level), their Ampelmännchen (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ampelm%C3%A4nnchen) also lets you know which side of town you're in.

I was lead to believe there's loads of pipework from the East parts of Berlin feeding industry/district heating, but googling it, I think the person telling me must've gotten confused as to the purpose of Berlin's Pink Pipes:

(https://viveberlin.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/021.jpg)

These appear to be temporary pipework used during construction to take water pump out the ground and then dump into the canal.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/magazine-18735335
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Post by: studpuppet on July 06, 2021, 04:30:45 PM
Quote from: Sebastian Cobb on July 06, 2021, 12:52:04 PM
These appear to be temporary pipework used during construction to take water pump out the ground and then dump into the canal.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/magazine-18735335

Yup - in recent years linguists have settled on the name 'Berlin' coming from the Slav for 'swamp-town'. Thing is they're semi-permanent because, like most large cities, there's ALWAYS some construction going on that needs pumping out. The pipes would have saved Speer a lot of bother: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schwerbelastungsk%C3%B6rper (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schwerbelastungsk%C3%B6rper)
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Post by: touchingcloth on July 06, 2021, 06:39:08 PM
I fucking love Berlin. If I had to live in a city, that's the one I'd pick.
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Post by: touchingcloth on July 07, 2021, 01:12:03 AM
Alien Resurrection was directed by the person who went on to direct Amélie.
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Post by: Cerys on July 07, 2021, 01:33:54 AM
Now that's a crossover I'd love to see.
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Post by: idunnosomename on July 07, 2021, 01:57:23 AM
Alien Resurrection is already a crossover with French magical realism
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Post by: Sebastian Cobb on July 07, 2021, 08:30:08 AM
Resurrection probably shares more in common with Jeunet's earlier film, Delicatessen.
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Post by: Cold Meat Platter on July 07, 2021, 10:34:19 AM
Quote from: Sebastian Cobb on July 07, 2021, 08:30:08 AM
Resurrection probably shares more in common with Jeunet's earlier film, Delicatessen.

And The City of Lost Children.
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Post by: Paul Calf on July 07, 2021, 02:44:56 PM
People still trust the police.
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Post by: Dusty Substance on July 07, 2021, 10:15:23 PM
Quote from: Cold Meat Platter on July 07, 2021, 10:34:19 AM
And The City of Lost Children.

Agreed. Similar visuals, the clones, re-used Ron Perlman etc....

An amazing film thing I recently found out is that virtually all the sheep used in Brokeback Mountain were CGI after Ang Lee had a tough time working with the animals on Sense and Sensibility. It's been a while (15 years?) since I watched BM so can't vouch for if the CGI stands up but they certainly didn't look obviously fake at the time. 
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Post by: Icehaven on July 08, 2021, 04:52:03 PM
The population of Britain is larger than the combined populations of Canada and Australia. I know it's because huge swathes of those countries are virtually uninhabitable, but I still would have thought their populations would be larger than they are.
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Post by: Huxleys Babkins on July 08, 2021, 05:55:43 PM
One Hundred and One Dalmatians was released exactly 60 years after the death of Queen Victoria. It's now just over 60 years since the release of One Hundred and One Dalmatians.
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Post by: Cuellar on July 08, 2021, 07:23:50 PM
So queen Victoria died...120 years ago!
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Post by: Huxleys Babkins on July 08, 2021, 08:51:15 PM
Ah, I've fucked that up. Unfinished draft in the wrong thread. Still, makes you think.
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Post by: steve98 on July 08, 2021, 10:30:51 PM
But she did die 120 years ago - 1901
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Post by: dissolute ocelot on July 08, 2021, 11:44:32 PM
Quote from: icehaven on July 08, 2021, 04:52:03 PM
The population of Britain is larger than the combined populations of Canada and Australia. I know it's because huge swathes of those countries are virtually uninhabitable, but I still would have thought their populations would be larger than they are.
Other top Canadian population fact is that 50% of the population of Canada live below the red line in this map (https://brilliantmaps.com/half-canada/):
(https://mk0brilliantmaptxoqs.kinstacdn.com/wp-content/uploads/half-canada-red-line.png)
(If you can't see the line, it's in the bottom left at 45°42′ N; 72% of Canadians live below the 49th parallel which is often thought of as the border between Canada and the US, and indeed forms most of the western half of the border.)
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Post by: jamiefairlie on July 09, 2021, 02:51:20 AM
Yeah but that's because it's made of that waxy shit you get on babybels, utterly impenetrable.
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Post by: Replies From View on July 09, 2021, 07:16:23 AM
Quote from: Huxleys Babkins on July 08, 2021, 05:55:43 PM
One Hundred and One Dalmatians was released exactly 60 years after the death of Queen Victoria. It's now just over 60 years since the release of One Hundred and One Dalmatians.

It's like the baddiel and skinner football song rereleases.  "120 years ago since a ball went in a goal ohhh lalala"
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Post by: Kankurette on July 09, 2021, 11:09:27 AM
People in Yorkshire call casts 'pots'. As in 'my leg was in a pot'.
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Post by: Paul Calf on July 09, 2021, 11:14:08 AM
People in the midlands do too. 'Pot leg'.

Although I've never heard 'pot arm'.
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Post by: Sebastian Cobb on July 09, 2021, 11:18:06 AM
stookie was the common one when I was clumping about in a cast in Scotland.
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Post by: olliebean on July 09, 2021, 11:27:04 AM
Quote from: steve98 on July 08, 2021, 10:30:51 PM
But she did die 120 years ago - 1901

But not exactly 60 years before the release of 101 Dalmations.
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Post by: steve98 on July 09, 2021, 11:41:19 AM
Maybe not exactly, there might be a month or so in it - who knows? (Certainly not the OP who's already admitted he fucked-up on the facts front.)
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Post by: olliebean on July 09, 2021, 11:46:13 AM
60 years and 3 days.
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Post by: steve98 on July 09, 2021, 12:07:27 PM
I concur.
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Post by: idunnosomename on July 09, 2021, 12:13:45 PM
The population of the Northwest Territories is roughly the same as Merthyr Tydfil.
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Post by: Voltan (Man of Steel) on July 09, 2021, 12:20:19 PM
I assume you mean genetically? That's extraordinary.
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Post by: idunnosomename on July 09, 2021, 12:32:14 PM
no, literally. nearly all c.44 thousand people who live in Merthyr Tydfil also have a house in the frozen tundra and boreal forests of northern Canada.
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Post by: Replies From View on July 09, 2021, 12:33:56 PM
Quote from: olliebean on July 09, 2021, 11:46:13 AM
60 years and 3 days.

And this just so happens to be exactly how long ago Newman and baddiel sang about football coming home, as well


tree lines on his shirt
can we stop him aging
only if we cut into him
and count his rings

footballfootkickgoal
it's coming home
etc
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Post by: Voltan (Man of Steel) on July 09, 2021, 12:53:55 PM
Quote from: idunnosomename on July 09, 2021, 12:32:14 PM
no, literally. nearly all c.44 thousand people who live in Merthyr Tydfil also have a house in the frozen tundra and boreal forests of northern Canada.

Remarkable. I wonder if the First Nations lads there are ever tempted to burn down these second homes like those Sons of Glyndŵr scamps used to do.
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Post by: touchingcloth on July 09, 2021, 01:37:17 PM
Is queen Victoria actually dead or just hibernating?
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Post by: Paul Calf on July 09, 2021, 01:42:54 PM
She's been stuffed by an expert taxidermist and is enjoying a second career as Margaret Beckett.
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Post by: Replies From View on July 09, 2021, 05:11:49 PM
BELT MY HAT, THEY STILL MAKE - YOU GUESSED IT.....

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/516DqBIboSL._AC_UY695_.jpg)


WELLIPETS!!!!


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Post by: idunnosomename on July 09, 2021, 05:16:17 PM
Brendan o'neill's looking a bit green around the gills
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Post by: Replies From View on July 09, 2021, 05:31:37 PM
I'm now annoyed though.

How can we live in a world where Henry vacuum cleaners are up there with your dad's ringpiece on mainstream television channels in primetime slots yet there's no Wellipets made in adult sizes?
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Post by: Sebastian Cobb on July 09, 2021, 05:41:31 PM
edit, nvm didn't read properly.
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Post by: touchingcloth on July 09, 2021, 05:50:13 PM
Quote from: Replies From View on July 09, 2021, 05:31:37 PM
I'm now annoyed though.

How can we live in a world where Henry vacuum cleaners are up there with your dad's ringpiece on mainstream television channels in primetime slots yet there's no Wellipets made in adult sizes?

I'll put you in touch with my cordwainer. He's made me a pair of Crocs out of a pair of crocs - they were giving me a load of lip so I turned them into shoes. The arseholes are the apertures, so I belt them both up the arse with my feet most days of the week. He's also done me slippers out of whelks and some snow lion espadrilles.
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Post by: Replies From View on July 09, 2021, 06:14:00 PM
and you wear all those items at once.
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Post by: touchingcloth on July 09, 2021, 07:01:49 PM
Quote from: Replies From View on July 09, 2021, 06:14:00 PM
and you wear all those items at once.

Six shoes, two feet, two hands, a penis and some lovely balls. Can you blame me?
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Post by: PlanktonSideburns on July 09, 2021, 07:03:36 PM
Quote from: Sebastian Cobb on July 09, 2021, 11:18:06 AM
stookie was the common one when I was clumping about in a cast in Scotland.

Brilliant word
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Post by: steve98 on July 09, 2021, 07:38:50 PM
Quote from: PlanktonSideburns on July 09, 2021, 07:03:36 PM
Brilliant word

Can also be used as a verb: AH'LL FUCKIN' STOOKIE YOU! (Hit you over the head with my stookie)
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Post by: Ferris on July 09, 2021, 07:47:20 PM
Quote from: studpuppet on July 05, 2021, 12:38:24 AM
Also (down at street level), their Ampelmännchen (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ampelm%C3%A4nnchen) also lets you know which side of town you're in.

This is dead good
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Post by: Dusty Substance on July 09, 2021, 10:21:26 PM
In the original books John Shaft was white - . "Not only was he white, but a very WASPy person from Ohio." https://www.mulhollandbooks.com/books/shafted-on-ernest-r-tidyman-and-the-makings-of-shaft/ (https://www.mulhollandbooks.com/books/shafted-on-ernest-r-tidyman-and-the-makings-of-shaft/)

Hat's arse well and truly b*lted. Can you dig it?

EDIT: Whoops - Just realised I didn't read that link properly and that quote was actually about Ernest Tidyman, the creator of Shaft and not the character.

It says here on Wikipedia "In Tidyman's original story Shaft was white, but [Gordon] Parks cast Richard Roundtree as the eponymous hero."  https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Shaft_(1971_film)#/Background (https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Shaft_(1971_film)#/Background)


DOUBLE EDIT: Still on the Shaft theme, Samuel L. Jackson (Shaft, 2000) is only six years younger than Richard Roundtree (Shaft, 1971)
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Post by: touchingcloth on July 09, 2021, 10:51:00 PM
Quote from: Dusty Substance on July 09, 2021, 10:21:26 PM
In the original books John Shaft was white - . "Not only was he white, but a very WASPy person from Ohio." https://www.mulhollandbooks.com/books/shafted-on-ernest-r-tidyman-and-the-makings-of-shaft/ (https://www.mulhollandbooks.com/books/shafted-on-ernest-r-tidyman-and-the-makings-of-shaft/)

Hat's arse well and truly b*lted. Can you dig it?

Belt my hat's arse - this is about John Shaft of Isaac Hayes Shaft fame.
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Post by: famethrowa on July 10, 2021, 01:06:13 AM
Then we can dig it!
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Post by: Pseudopath on July 10, 2021, 03:18:40 AM
Quote from: famethrowa on July 10, 2021, 01:06:13 AM
Then we can dig it!

You're damn right.
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Post by: kalowski on July 10, 2021, 09:01:42 AM
Quote from: touchingcloth on July 09, 2021, 07:01:49 PM
Six shoes, two feet, two hands, a penis and some lovely balls. Can you blame me?
"Jules Rimet still gleaming"
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Post by: Replies From View on July 10, 2021, 06:29:39 PM
Quote from: kalowski on July 10, 2021, 09:01:42 AM
"Jules Rimet still gleaming"

Did Romeo and Juliet share a telepod again?
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Post by: PlanktonSideburns on July 10, 2021, 10:27:32 PM
Quote from: FerriswheelBueller on July 09, 2021, 07:47:20 PM
This is dead good

Miss that stupid little cunt
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Post by: touchingcloth on July 11, 2021, 12:52:46 AM
Clive Dunn had a number one single (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grandad_%28song%29).
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Post by: Dusty Substance on July 11, 2021, 07:26:37 PM
Quote from: touchingcloth on July 11, 2021, 12:52:46 AM
Clive Dunn had a number one single (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grandad_%28song%29).

The amazing thing for me about 'Grandad' isn't that Clive Dunn had a number one single, it's that it was written by Herbie "played bass on Walk On The Wild Side" Flowers.
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Post by: touchingcloth on July 12, 2021, 04:44:44 PM
Android (2007) has been around for more than half of Google's (1998) existence.
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Post by: jamiefairlie on July 12, 2021, 06:57:26 PM
Quote from: Dusty Substance on July 11, 2021, 07:26:37 PM
The amazing thing for me about 'Grandad' isn't that Clive Dunn had a number one single, it's that it was written by Herbie "played bass on Walk On The Wild Side" Flowers.

Clive was younger than me when he did that....grim.
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Post by: Rizla on July 12, 2021, 07:10:36 PM
Quote from: Dusty Substance on July 11, 2021, 07:26:37 PM
The amazing thing for me about 'Grandad' isn't that Clive Dunn had a number one single, it's that it was written by Herbie "played bass on Walk On The Wild Side" Flowers.
He wrote it and he went and played fuzzy-wuzzy bass all over it! (© QMagazine, 1990).
In point of fact, he played bass on WotWS twice(double and electric). The boy Flowers was a prolific sessioner, with War Of The Worlds, Nilsson Schmilsson and various Bowie, Elton, George, Ringo and Rog "Watch yer backs" Daltrey on the old curriculum vitae.
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Post by: touchingcloth on July 12, 2021, 07:19:51 PM
I'm not best pleased with this tangent from Clive Dunn chat. Let's bring it back to Bootsie and Snudge.
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Post by: Paul Calf on July 14, 2021, 07:19:11 AM
the red liquid that leaks out of meat when cut is not blood, and butchered meat contains only a trace amount of blood: the redness comes from a protein called myoglobin. The oxidisation of myoglobin is what's responsible for the browning effect on cooked meat.

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2010/04/the-red-juice-in-raw-red-meat-is-not-blood/

The idea that meat contains blood is so pervasive that I have never met a chef who doesn't assume it to be true.
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Post by: Replies From View on July 14, 2021, 12:49:09 PM
Quote from: Paul Calf on July 14, 2021, 07:19:11 AM
myoglobin.

Sounds to me like some weird second gen version

(https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BZDhjZjE0ZTQtMzE4Ni00MDVkLTg0ZTQtZWZhZjY0YTU5NGRmXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNDUxNjc5NjY@._V1_.jpg)
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Post by: Paul Calf on July 14, 2021, 05:03:36 PM
'Saskatoon' isn't the correct pronunciation of 'Saskatchewan', but the name of the principle city of the province of Saskatchewan, which is pronounced 'Sas-KA-chu-wan'
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Post by: Replies From View on July 15, 2021, 07:18:46 AM
Quote from: Paul Calf on July 14, 2021, 05:03:36 PM
'Saskatoon' isn't the correct pronunciation of 'Saskatchewan', but the name of the principle city of the province of Saskatchewan, which is pronounced 'Sas-KA-chu-wan'

Like the bigfoots
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Post by: Paul Calf on July 15, 2021, 08:22:20 AM
Don't confuse me.
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Post by: Darles Chickens on July 15, 2021, 08:45:59 AM
Quote from: Replies From View on July 15, 2021, 07:18:46 AM
Like the bigfoots

The correct plural form is "bigsfoot".
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Post by: steveh on July 15, 2021, 10:04:00 AM
Quote from: jamiefairlie on July 12, 2021, 06:57:26 PM
Clive was younger than me when he did that....grim.

In a similar vein, when the Smurfs single came out Father Abraham was only 42.
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Post by: Replies From View on July 15, 2021, 12:54:32 PM
Also in a similar vein when the Beatles Anthology came out John Lennon had only been dead for 15 years.

Since the Anthology came out, well let's round it up and call it 30 years because I can't be fucked to quibble today.  We will just do as I say and say I am right
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Post by: Replies From View on July 15, 2021, 12:57:36 PM
Also in a similar vein the Raggy Dolls cartoon was a rip-off of A Clockwork Orange, and then Pugwall's Summer ripped off The Raggy Dolls.
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Post by: Echo Valley 2-6809 on July 15, 2021, 01:46:30 PM
Quote from: Paul Calf on July 14, 2021, 05:03:36 PM
'Saskatoon' isn't the correct pronunciation of 'Saskatchewan', but the name of the principle city of the province of Saskatchewan, which is pronounced 'Sas-KA-chu-wan'

AMAZING or 020210us?
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Post by: Paul Calf on July 15, 2021, 01:54:38 PM
Oh.

Well, I suppose it's |=|E|\/||=||_|5
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Post by: dissolute ocelot on July 15, 2021, 03:07:42 PM
Quote from: Paul Calf on July 14, 2021, 05:03:36 PM
'Saskatoon' isn't the correct pronunciation of 'Saskatchewan', but the name of the principle city of the province of Saskatchewan, which is pronounced 'Sas-KA-chu-wan'
This confused me for ages. Also, the capital of Saskatchewan isn't Saskatoon, it's Regina, although Saskatoon is the biggest city. Regina is pronounced to rhyme with vagina (or miner not meaner, in non-rhotic English accents).
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Post by: Ferris on July 15, 2021, 03:16:46 PM
Quote from: dissolute ocelot on July 15, 2021, 03:07:42 PM
This confused me for ages. Also, the capital of Saskatchewan isn't Saskatoon, it's Regina, although Saskatoon is the biggest city.

That's quite common outside of Europe I think? Toronto/Ottawa[nb]although Toronto is the provincial capital, to which Ottawa (as a municipality) is subservient. What a wacky world!![/nb], Victoria/Vancouver, Canberra/Sydney, Montréal/Québec City, Edmonton/Calgary, New York/DC, Brasilia/Rio de Janeiro etc.

I bet there's loads of others I'm too ignorant to know about (including probably New Zealand, but I know nothing about it. I just have a hunch).
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Post by: JesusAndYourBush on July 15, 2021, 05:36:06 PM
Quote from: FerriswheelBueller on July 15, 2021, 03:16:46 PM
I bet there's loads of others I'm too ignorant to know about (including probably New Zealand, but I know nothing about it. I just have a hunch).

I thought the capital of NZ was Auckland, but turns out its Wellington.
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Post by: canadagoose on July 15, 2021, 05:42:30 PM
Quote from: FerriswheelBueller on July 15, 2021, 03:16:46 PM
That's quite common outside of Europe I think? Toronto/Ottawa[nb]although Toronto is the provincial capital, to which Ottawa (as a municipality) is subservient. What a wacky world!![/nb], Victoria/Vancouver, Canberra/Sydney, Montréal/Québec City, Edmonton/Calgary, New York/DC, Brasilia/Rio de Janeiro etc.

I bet there's loads of others I'm too ignorant to know about (including probably New Zealand, but I know nothing about it. I just have a hunch).
Edinburgh/Glasgow ;)
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Post by: Darles Chickens on July 15, 2021, 05:45:23 PM
New York City isn't even the capital of New York state!
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Post by: famethrowa on July 15, 2021, 05:48:07 PM
Quote from: Darles Chickens on July 15, 2021, 05:45:23 PM
New York City isn't even the capital of New York state!

It's Barnsley
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Post by: touchingcloth on July 15, 2021, 05:54:34 PM
Quote from: dissolute ocelot on July 15, 2021, 03:07:42 PM
This confused me for ages. Also, the capital of Saskatchewan isn't Saskatoon, it's Regina, although Saskatoon is the biggest city. Regina is pronounced to rhyme with vagina (or miner not meaner, in non-rhotic English accents).

I pronounce it va-geena.
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Post by: Ferris on July 15, 2021, 06:06:13 PM
Quote from: canadagoose on July 15, 2021, 05:42:30 PM
Edinburgh/Glasgow ;)

As a former resident of Edinburgh, I'm happy to confirm that it is by far the nicer and better city. Just a better class of people all around, you know.
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Post by: dissolute ocelot on July 16, 2021, 10:08:53 AM
Just found more exciting Saskatoon and Saskatchewan facts, all you fans of the boring bits of Canada. Apparently Saskatoon doesn't mean "Saskatchewan town" named by Geordie immigrants; the names were originally unconnected. Saskatoon is probably named after Saskatoon berries (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amelanchier_alnifolia) (misâskwatômina in Cree) and specifically the Cree misâskwatôminiskâhk meaning "place with many Saskatoon berries", although there's an alternative story it means "place with willow trees" (for making arrows with). Saskatchewan is named after the Saskatchewan river which probably derives from kisiskāciwani-sīpiy ("swift-flowing river"). So evidently English-speaking locals jumbled up the two and assumed they were the same, but they are not.
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Post by: Ferris on July 16, 2021, 10:59:59 AM
Quote from: dissolute ocelot on July 16, 2021, 10:08:53 AMfacts... the boring bits of Canada

Stay in your lane mate, that's my gimmick.

Honestly.
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Post by: Paul Calf on July 16, 2021, 12:38:37 PM
I want to live in Canada.
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Post by: Dex Sawash on July 16, 2021, 02:01:44 PM
Quote from: Paul Calf on July 16, 2021, 12:38:37 PM
I want to live in Canada.

James Brown something something
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Post by: idunnosomename on July 16, 2021, 02:10:05 PM
Everything free in Canada
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Post by: seepage on July 16, 2021, 09:24:50 PM
My hat's usually safe on this matter, but yesterday I temporarily forgot that the Montepulciano grape isn't actually grown in the vineyards around Montepulciano, the wines from the town being made from Sangiovese instead.
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Post by: Icehaven on July 17, 2021, 08:39:04 PM
(https://cdn.chlloe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/md7huegjb0h31-700x552.jpg)
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Post by: Ferris on July 17, 2021, 10:35:26 PM
Crickets speed up or slow down the speed of their chirps in a linear relation to the air temperature around them. If you count the number of chirps they make in 8 seconds and add 5, that'll give you a pretty accurate approximation of the temperature (in Celsius).

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolbear%27s_law
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Post by: jamiefairlie on July 17, 2021, 11:01:50 PM
Quote from: icehaven on July 17, 2021, 08:39:04 PM
(https://cdn.chlloe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/md7huegjb0h31-700x552.jpg)

(https://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/dam/expat/2016/05/16/BeachSocksSandalsExpat_trans_NvBQzQNjv4BqoC1KLvdKTc_v1L1R92-Vtfv18YlR_ZdAeGXxy7N0ppo.jpg?imwidth=450)
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Post by: Dusty Substance on July 17, 2021, 11:43:06 PM
Quote from: icehaven on July 17, 2021, 08:39:04 PM
(https://cdn.chlloe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/md7huegjb0h31-700x552.jpg)

The image on the right looks like something an owlphile would have on their hard drive.
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Post by: Darles Chickens on July 18, 2021, 10:31:11 AM
Quote from: icehaven on July 17, 2021, 08:39:04 PM
(https://cdn.chlloe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/md7huegjb0h31-700x552.jpg)

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/56/a7/bb/56a7bb4c8c6e3a73743c872522c30b8e.jpg)
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Post by: idunnosomename on July 18, 2021, 11:41:22 AM
Quote from: Dusty Substance on July 17, 2021, 11:43:06 PM
The image on the right looks like something an owlphile would have on their hard drive.
strigiphile
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Post by: dissolute ocelot on July 18, 2021, 01:26:50 PM
Quote from: idunnosomename on July 18, 2021, 11:41:22 AM
strigiphile
Fuck, whenever you mention owlphilia there's always someone who pops up to say "No, that's actually strigiphilia".
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Post by: Replies From View on July 18, 2021, 02:28:18 PM
Quote from: Dusty Substance on July 17, 2021, 11:43:06 PM
The image on the right looks like something an owlphile would have on their hard drive.

"I would assume"
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Post by: olliebean on July 18, 2021, 03:30:45 PM
Quote from: dissolute ocelot on July 18, 2021, 01:26:50 PM
Fuck, whenever you mention owlphilia there's always someone who pops up to say "No, that's actually strigiphilia".

A strigipedant.
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Post by: Cerys on July 19, 2021, 12:54:48 AM
Quote from: Dusty Substance on July 17, 2021, 11:43:06 PM
The image on the right looks like something an owlphile would have on their hard drive.

I don't know what you mean....
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Post by: Cold Meat Platter on July 19, 2021, 12:59:11 AM
Quote from: idunnosomename on July 18, 2021, 11:41:22 AM
strigiphile

Owlnonce
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Post by: touchingcloth on July 19, 2021, 09:59:41 AM
These vanilla passerinophilic fuckwits thinking any tytibopper worth their salt would be interested in that pic.
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Post by: gib on July 22, 2021, 01:11:34 AM
mastodons, hairy elephants similar to mammoths, were named by a man who noticed that their teeth look a bit like tits

(https://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/140419190233-boy-mastadon-tooth-02-horizontal-large-gallery.jpg)
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Post by: touchingcloth on July 22, 2021, 01:31:05 PM
Mumbles in Swansea is named for a putative topographic similarity to breasts.

(https://i.imgur.com/dasJdBu.jpg)

Basically the real life version of Mark Heap buying The Ritz in Jam so he can rename is The Titz.
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Post by: Clatty McCutcheon on July 22, 2021, 02:05:05 PM
Quote from: touchingcloth on July 22, 2021, 01:31:05 PM
Mumbles in Swansea is named for a putative topographic similarity to breasts.

Basically the real life version of Mark Heap buying The Ritz in Jam so he can rename is The Titz.

Same as the Paps of Jura, among others (paps being an archaic word for breasts).  There must basically just have been groups of randy sailors going around naming maritime landmarks after tits, I think. 'Mumbles' is supposed to have been named by French sailors after 'les mamelles'.

QuoteThey are steep-sided quartzite hills with distinctive conical shapes resembling breasts. The word pap is an ancient word of Old Norse origin for the breast. The Paps are conspicuous hills that dominate the island landscape as well as the landscape of the surrounding area

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/SpkXhKiyuurhocg3xg-5q6sXggZFvjULcbxDLMJknU3zd7hgXz_KiYYhLOCNzkGgLC3ywN61CFnCTWsdGRceQOYpoCkx9Mo3fbigcswioedLwQyORGFpeTP2j9vlCOpfEATlMaLIiw=w544-h315-p-k)
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Post by: touchingcloth on July 22, 2021, 02:06:55 PM
Ah, of course - Papua New Guinea.
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Post by: Ferris on July 22, 2021, 02:17:58 PM
Quote from: Clatty McCutcheon on July 22, 2021, 02:05:05 PM
Same as the Paps of Jura, among others (paps being an archaic word for breasts).  There must basically just have been groups of randy sailors going around naming maritime landmarks after tits, I think. 'Mumbles' is supposed to have been named by French sailors after 'les mamelles'.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/SpkXhKiyuurhocg3xg-5q6sXggZFvjULcbxDLMJknU3zd7hgXz_KiYYhLOCNzkGgLC3ywN61CFnCTWsdGRceQOYpoCkx9Mo3fbigcswioedLwQyORGFpeTP2j9vlCOpfEATlMaLIiw=w544-h315-p-k)

The Tetons in Wyoming/Idaho are also named for this reason.
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Post by: touchingcloth on July 22, 2021, 02:19:30 PM
Quote from: FerriswheelBueller on July 22, 2021, 02:17:58 PM
The Tetons in Wyoming/Idaho are also named for this reason.

The titular mountains of Ansel Adams' great work. No prizes for guessing whence comes the name of the Snake River.
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Post by: Echo Valley 2-6809 on July 22, 2021, 02:20:43 PM
Also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mammatus_cloud. Disgusting.

(https://i.imgur.com/mJTiILF.jpg)

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Post by: dissolute ocelot on July 22, 2021, 02:29:54 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breast-shaped_hill
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Post by: touchingcloth on July 22, 2021, 03:35:26 PM
Quote from: dissolute ocelot on July 22, 2021, 02:29:54 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breast-shaped_hill

Lucky that my hills are green and craggy
So you don't confuse them with breasts
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Post by: cosmic-hearse on July 22, 2021, 08:05:15 PM
AS Byatt & Margaret Drabble are sisters. When did this happen?!
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Post by: holyzombiejesus on July 23, 2021, 09:47:48 AM
And Drabble was married to Clive "Richard 'Mr Hyacinth Bouquet' Bucket' Swift and they had Gardeners World's Joe Swift who I can't believe I have ever looked at without noticing the father/ son resemblance.
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Post by: pigamus on July 25, 2021, 02:53:58 PM
The extension they built on Broadcasting House cost a billion pounds.

A *billion* pounds.

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Post by: dissolute ocelot on July 26, 2021, 12:16:32 PM
Quote from: cosmic-hearse on July 22, 2021, 08:05:15 PM
AS Byatt & Margaret Drabble are sisters. When did this happen?!
Their younger sister is the art historian Helen Langdon who wrote a well-known biography of Caravaggio (I own books by Drabble and Langdon but have not completed the trio).
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Post by: TrenterPercenter on July 26, 2021, 10:51:26 PM
Quote from: dissolute ocelot on July 22, 2021, 02:29:54 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breast-shaped_hill

Kurt Cobain reanimates and considers rewrite
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Post by: dissolute ocelot on July 27, 2021, 06:36:31 PM
Probably more sad than amazing, but it depends on your emotional attachment to fish. From the Wikipedia article on fish migration (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fish_migration), subsection on forage fish (small fish such as herrings, anchovies, sardines):
QuoteForage fish often make great migrations between their spawning, feeding and nursery grounds. Schools of a particular stock usually travel in a triangle between these grounds. For example, one stock of herrings have their spawning ground in southern Norway, their feeding ground in Iceland, and their nursery ground in northern Norway. Wide triangular journeys such as these may be important because forage fish, when feeding, cannot distinguish their own offspring.
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Post by: NoSleep on July 28, 2021, 11:20:16 AM
"She sells sea shells by the sea shore" is (possibly) about the pioneering paleontologist Mary Anning (1799-1847).
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Post by: Ferris on July 28, 2021, 11:42:01 AM
Quote from: NoSleep on July 28, 2021, 11:20:16 AM
"She sells sea shells by the sea shore" is (possibly) about the pioneering paleontologist Mary Anning (1700-1847).

Pioneering in her longevity if she got to 147. Perhaps she was a snooker enthusiast.
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Post by: NoSleep on July 28, 2021, 11:45:50 AM
"0" is right next to "9".
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Post by: touchingcloth on July 28, 2021, 12:15:51 PM
She lived to 138?
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Post by: Paul Calf on July 28, 2021, 12:24:38 PM
Quote from: NoSleep on July 28, 2021, 11:45:50 AM
"0" is right next to "9".

oy ditr od
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Post by: Paul Calf on July 28, 2021, 01:44:54 PM
Perhaps not an amazing thing, but it tickled me.

The Heaven's Gate death cult all had patches on their clothing declaring them to be 'Heaven's Gate Away Team' when they checked out to ride to heaven on Hale-Bopp's tail.

(https://ih1.redbubble.net/image.1158812328.4689/flat,750x,075,f-pad,750x1000,f8f8f8.u2.jpg)

I can't say why I found this darkly comic.
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Post by: NoSleep on July 29, 2021, 01:33:24 PM
Quote from: Paul Calf on July 28, 2021, 12:24:38 PM
oy ditr od

I was replying to ferris rather than having an epiphany.
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Post by: Paul Calf on July 29, 2021, 04:08:15 PM
Sorry, I was trying to be smart. If you look at the keys to the left...


You can walk around Thorpe Park on Street View

https://www.google.com/maps/@51.4045121,-0.5133936,3a,75y,319.7h,86.55t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s7x15csG3-3Bu7oWBptDuqg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en-GB
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Post by: cosmic-hearse on July 31, 2021, 07:14:52 PM
Quote from: dissolute ocelot on July 26, 2021, 12:16:32 PM
Their younger sister is the art historian Helen Langdon who wrote a well-known biography of Caravaggio (I own books by Drabble and Langdon but have not completed the trio).

They ALL have different surnames, ridiculous
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Post by: pigamus on July 31, 2021, 08:58:45 PM
Gaby Roslin on The Big Breakfast was supposed to be Emma Forbes, but she pulled out because they took the piss out of Andi Peters.
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Post by: beanheadmcginty on August 11, 2021, 12:40:18 AM
The Hollywood sign was absolutely fucked for most of the 1970s and the one we have now is a replacement erected in 1978. The letters are 5ft shorter than the original and each one was paid for by different notable people/organisations. The first O was paid for by Alice Cooper and the Y by Hugh Hefner. Also, the W isn't remotely symmetrical.
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Post by: Sebastian Cobb on August 11, 2021, 01:00:32 AM
Quote from: beanheadmcginty on August 11, 2021, 12:40:18 AM
The Hollywood sign was absolutely fucked for most of the 1970s and the one we have now is a replacement erected in 1978. The letters are 5ft shorter than the original and each one was paid for by different notable people/organisations. The first O was paid for by Alice Cooper and the Y by Hugh Hefner. Also, the W isn't remotely symmetrical.

I didn't know that but apparently you need to pay some cunts if you want to film something with it in shot. Which is why Brooker did a piece in front of it obscuring it with a crappy Hollywood sign paperweight.
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Post by: Mr Banlon on August 11, 2021, 01:14:23 AM
Looked best when Seen had at it in the mid-80s
(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-dmNcBMZEN0g/UQDeq5AOL2I/AAAAAAAAFbQ/POVEyY0kKOk/s1600/tumblr_md3ph1ETLV1rrk8sbo1_500.jpg)
(https://i.redd.it/2lf2pg800a151.jpg)
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Post by: holyzombiejesus on August 11, 2021, 12:08:05 PM
The Hollywood sign, of course, copied on the famous Kindness sign in the Todmorden Morrisons car park.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B1gYAkcIMAATaeS.jpg)
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Post by: gib on August 12, 2021, 12:26:12 AM
(https://www.echo-news.co.uk/resources/images/9588847?type=responsive-gallery-fullscreen)
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Post by: beanheadmcginty on August 12, 2021, 01:28:22 AM
... boys gonna drop some lyrics
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Post by: beanheadmcginty on August 12, 2021, 03:15:07 AM
The word "galactic" relates to milk, as in the Milky Way and lactose. That's fucked my astronomer hat and then subsequently fucked my chocolatier's hat.
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Post by: Sonny_Jim on August 12, 2021, 05:22:51 AM
That's definitely fucked my hat in a cosmological way....
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Post by: touchingcloth on August 12, 2021, 07:15:35 AM
Quote from: beanheadmcginty on August 12, 2021, 03:15:07 AM
The word "galactic" relates to milk, as in the Milky Way and lactose. That's fucked my astronomer hat and then subsequently fucked my chocolatier's hat.

A definition I've just seen read

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adj., Physiology.
pertaining to or stimulating the secretion of milk.

Yummy yummy secretions, nom.

I wonder if that meaning where Galaxy gets its name from as well as Milky Ways.
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Post by: Echo Valley 2-6809 on August 12, 2021, 11:12:25 AM
The Greeks called it Galaxias Kyklos. The myth of its formation involved Hera reluctantly having to breastfeed Heracles and pushing him away in anger, causing milk to splash into the sky. The Romans later called it Via Lactea.

In other tit news, I was coincidentally staring at the Milky Way band running west-east overhead at 3 o'clock this morning as I looked for Perseids.
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Post by: touchingcloth on August 12, 2021, 11:30:44 AM
Interesting that the root of the word "galaxy" as an astronomical object seems to have come after "milky" was used as an adjective for our own galaxy.

Proper belted my hat's arse up the arse, that. I never would have thought it would have been that way around.
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Post by: Voltan (Man of Steel) on August 12, 2021, 12:06:15 PM
In a similar vein, I remember my chapeau being violated when I heard (on QI?) that the Arctic was named after the Greek word for bear, "arktos", which was explained as being due to the widespread presence of the cuddly polar variety. Turns out it was named after Ursa Major, the Great Bear constellation prominent in northern skies.
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Post by: touchingcloth on August 12, 2021, 12:18:04 PM
Quote from: Voltan (Man of Steel) on August 12, 2021, 12:06:15 PM
In a similar vein, I remember my chapeau being violated when I heard (on QI?) that the Arctic was named after the Greek word for bear, "arktos", which was explained as being due to the widespread presence of the cuddly polar variety. Turns out it was named after Ursa Major, the Great Bear constellation prominent in northern skies.

"Arktos" is nothing like "Ursa". Beware of Greeks, they're absolute dunces.
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Post by: idunnosomename on August 12, 2021, 12:38:14 PM
Imagine looking at the night sky and thinking "here that looks like a lass has dribbled her tit all over it"
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Post by: olliebean on August 12, 2021, 01:50:33 PM
Quote from: idunnosomename on August 12, 2021, 12:38:14 PM
Imagine looking at the night sky and thinking "here that looks like a lass has dribbled her tit all over it"

Just give me a minute...
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Post by: beanheadmcginty on August 12, 2021, 02:03:07 PM
Considering how much the ancient Greeks and Romans loved putting cocks all over the place, I'm surprised they didn't think it looked like spunk.
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Post by: NoSleep on August 16, 2021, 01:29:54 PM
For the first 350,000,000 years after the "big bang" the universe was in darkness, until the first stars formed (called the "cosmic dawn").
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Post by: olliebean on August 16, 2021, 06:56:53 PM
Quote from: NoSleep on August 16, 2021, 01:29:54 PM
For the first 350,000,000 years after the "big bang" the universe was in darkness, until the first stars formed (called the "cosmic dawn").

Depends how you define light. The cosmic microwave background dates from around 380,000 years after the "big bang," when the universe became transparent.
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Post by: thecuriousorange on August 17, 2021, 01:37:18 PM
The Michelin Star food people are called that because it's the same organisation as Michelin tyres. Did everyone else just know this? I always pronounced them differently and assumed they had different spellings. Fuck my chef's hat.
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Post by: Paul Calf on August 17, 2021, 02:40:43 PM
I knew that, but have always been aware that it's stupid.

It's because they produced guide books to restaurants to get more people doing more driving. It just blossomed from there.
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Post by: seepage on August 17, 2021, 03:41:23 PM
According to the guide:

1 Michelin star = worth stopping for a bite if you happen to be passing in your car
2 stars = worth a detour
3 stars = worth a special journey
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Post by: Poobum on August 17, 2021, 03:54:15 PM
There are also AA rosettes which sound even stupider than Michelin stars.
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Post by: Mr_Simnock on August 17, 2021, 04:25:39 PM
AA rosettes are aids tier and a very low bar. The worst is catholic nunnery mass child grave canceritic Ebola tier grade 'Lancashire pub award' and other such local food awards/marks, serving a toasted dog turd can win you one of them if you know which cocks to suck.
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Post by: seepage on August 17, 2021, 05:38:44 PM
In Spain and Italy, outside of major towns & cities it seems that Michelin star places are always down a dirt track in the middle of nowhere. Which invalidates their definition of 1 star because you would never just be passing unless you were completely & utterly lost. Does that apply elsewhere as well?
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Post by: touchingcloth on August 17, 2021, 09:56:21 PM
Quote from: seepage on August 17, 2021, 03:41:23 PM
According to the guide:

1 Michelin star = worth stopping for a bite if you happen to be passing in your car

So most service stations?
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Post by: beanheadmcginty on August 18, 2021, 12:26:10 AM
Is Les Routiers still going? That was the big thing in country pubs when I was a kid.
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Post by: famethrowa on August 18, 2021, 06:08:40 AM
Quote from: beanheadmcginty on August 18, 2021, 12:26:10 AM
Is Les Routiers still going? That was the big thing in country pubs when I was a kid.

You're the routier, pal!
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Post by: seepage on August 18, 2021, 08:08:08 AM
Quote from: touchingcloth on August 17, 2021, 09:56:21 PM
So most service stations?

The other way 'round: don't bother eating at any old service station, wait 'til you happen to pass a 1 star eatery [could be in a service station in theory].
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Post by: dissolute ocelot on August 18, 2021, 10:42:06 AM
These days it's all Trip Advisor awards, which are determined by a proprietary algorithm (https://blog.guestrevu.com/tripadvisor-awards-what-are-they-and-how-to-get-them). Or someone printing out a Trip Advisor review and sticking it in their window.
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Post by: touchingcloth on August 18, 2021, 01:57:33 PM
Quote from: seepage on August 18, 2021, 08:08:08 AM
The other way 'round: don't bother eating at any old service station, wait 'til you happen to pass a 1 star eatery [could be in a service station in theory].

"Wait until you happen to pass" is an interesting use of "happen to".

Worth a detour so you happen to pass.

Worth going out of your way so you happen to pass.
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Post by: gilbertharding on August 18, 2021, 06:19:05 PM
I was briefly excited about my work hosting a 'do' at a local restaurant which according to the restaurant website was "Michelin listed"... I realise now that this was printed on their blurb precisely to impress people who didn't quite grasp the fact that it didn't have a star, or what that meant. I mean, it was a very nice meal and I had a really nice time, so thanks!
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Post by: gilbertharding on August 18, 2021, 06:20:21 PM
Quote from: touchingcloth on August 18, 2021, 01:57:33 PM
"Wait until you happen to pass" is an interesting use of "happen to".

Worth a detour so you happen to pass.

Worth going out of your way so you happen to pass.

No. You're on a journey. You happen to pass a service station... you keep going until you happen to pass a much nicer restaurant which would, nevertheless, not be worth a detour.
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Post by: touchingcloth on August 18, 2021, 06:21:40 PM
Quote from: gilbertharding on August 18, 2021, 06:20:21 PM
No. You're on a journey. You happen to pass a service station... you keep going until you happen to pass a much nicer restaurant which would, nevertheless, not be worth a detour.

Ignoring your hunger level for several days, weeks or months if that's what it takes.
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Post by: Zetetic on August 18, 2021, 07:31:28 PM
Did you stop at every service station?

No wonder you moved to a country with smaller plates.[nb]This both needed more work and wasn't worth it.[/nb]
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Post by: touchingcloth on August 19, 2021, 12:26:56 AM
Quote from: Zetetic on August 18, 2021, 07:31:28 PM
Did you stop at every service station?

If I was hungry, then every service station I happened to be passing in my car was worth stopping at for a bite, in the same way that every Greggs was.

My heart's not really in this line of devil's advocacy, by the way, but I do plan on sticking with it.
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Post by: Zetetic on August 19, 2021, 12:36:41 AM
In fairness, Bibendum himself does come across a little like a creature who'd be unable to pass a Greggs so you may be on to something:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/88/Michelin_Poster_1898.jpg)
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Post by: touchingcloth on August 21, 2021, 08:50:21 PM
Buzz Aldrin's mother's maiden name is Moon.
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Post by: touchingcloth on August 21, 2021, 10:13:41 PM
Tail Waititi's surname is Cohen.
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Post by: buzby on August 24, 2021, 10:35:22 AM
Quote from: holyzombiejesus on August 11, 2021, 12:08:05 PM
The Hollywood sign, of course, copied on the famous Kindness sign in the Todmorden Morrisons car park.
This appreared recently, fittingly on the massive slag heap next to the A483:
(https://i2-prod.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/incoming/article21325036.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/0_Wrexham-sign.jpg)
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Post by: Sebastian Cobb on August 24, 2021, 11:11:21 AM
In parts of China and India 'pig toilets' were/are a thing, where the dunny dumps human shit into a pig sty and then pigs eat it.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/33/Green_glazed_toilet_with_pigsty_model._Eastern_Han_dynasty_25_-_220_CE.jpg/220px-Green_glazed_toilet_with_pigsty_model._Eastern_Han_dynasty_25_-_220_CE.jpg)

I'm not sure how this solves anything though as you've still got the pig shit to deal with.
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Post by: Paul Calf on August 24, 2021, 11:15:45 AM
Yeah, I went veggie in India when I discovered that that's how they feed the pigs reared for bacon.
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Post by: idunnosomename on August 24, 2021, 11:36:25 AM
Seems even more amazing they were so pleased with them they had little models of them made to put in their graves.

https://collections.artsmia.org/art/4793/funerary-model-of-a-pig-sty-china

I guess it's the Han Dynasty version of a Buck Rogers toilet
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Post by: buttgammon on August 24, 2021, 11:55:09 AM
Quote from: buzby on August 24, 2021, 10:35:22 AM
This appreared recently, fittingly on the massive slag heap next to the A483:
(https://i2-prod.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/incoming/article21325036.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/0_Wrexham-sign.jpg)

That's getting a lot of attention because of Ryan Reynolds and the other bloke's ownership of Wrexham AFC, but it's actually not the first time this happened - someone did it about 20 years ago.
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 24, 2021, 02:15:19 PM
Quote from: Paul Calf on August 24, 2021, 11:15:45 AM
Yeah, I went veggie in India when I discovered that that's how they feed the pigs reared for bacon.

Wait til you discover what they feed the plants!
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Post by: Paul Calf on August 24, 2021, 02:22:04 PM
Quote from: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 24, 2021, 02:15:19 PM
Wait til you discover what they feed the plants!


I've never really recovered from learning that human shit is used to fertilise plants.
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Post by: Sebastian Cobb on August 24, 2021, 02:27:45 PM
Quote from: Paul Calf on August 24, 2021, 02:22:04 PM

I've never really recovered from learning that human shit is used to fertilise plants.

In the wikipedia entry I looked at there's also the notion of a 'Fishpond Toilet' where they shit directly into a pond:
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In China, "Family dwellings are commonly built close to the fish pond with toilets overhanging the pond to facilitate fertilization. ... Some pigsties as well as latrines for humans are built on the adjacent dike so as to overhang the pond." But by 1988, these fish pond toilets were falling out of favour, as the farmers found it more useful to ferment human and pig excrement together, and apply it to the aquaculture ponds as needed.[10]

In Vietnam, the traditional fish pond toilet, which was described as "widespread" as recently as 2008, polluted the waterways, but was perceived as more hygienic (less smelly) than various modern alternatives that the government was pressing on the villagers

I thought this sort of thing was avoided because of dysentery, I know some places don't have good sanitation due to a lack of resources but this seems to be actively encouraging sanitation problems.
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Post by: touchingcloth on August 24, 2021, 10:28:40 PM
Quote from: Sebastian Cobb on August 24, 2021, 11:11:21 AM
In parts of China and India 'pig toilets' were/are a thing, where the dunny dumps human shit into a pig sty and then pigs eat it.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/33/Green_glazed_toilet_with_pigsty_model._Eastern_Han_dynasty_25_-_220_CE.jpg/220px-Green_glazed_toilet_with_pigsty_model._Eastern_Han_dynasty_25_-_220_CE.jpg)

I'm not sure how this solves anything though as you've still got the pig shit to deal with.

Feed it to a dog, then feed the dog's shit to a cat, and so on. Like the old woman who unbuttoned your flies and swallowed your shit.
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Post by: idunnosomename on August 24, 2021, 10:32:47 PM
Quote from: Paul Calf on August 24, 2021, 02:22:04 PM

I've never really recovered from learning that human shit is used to fertilise plants.
pig shit from pigs that have eaten human turds

bon appetite! that is French for "good appetite".
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Post by: Video Game Fan 2000 on August 24, 2021, 11:11:47 PM
Quote from: touchingcloth on August 24, 2021, 10:28:40 PM
Feed it to a dog, then feed the dog's shit to a cat, and so on. Like the old woman who unbuttoned your flies and swallowed your shit.

Christ you'd get tapeworms like fucking maypole ribbons
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Post by: touchingcloth on August 24, 2021, 11:16:24 PM
Quote from: Video Game Fan 2000 on August 24, 2021, 11:11:47 PM
Christ you'd get tapeworms like fucking maypole ribbons

Inshallah.
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Post by: gilbertharding on August 25, 2021, 12:32:20 PM
Yeah, reading the last few posts (and the Mr Porky's thread) make me think that perhaps Johnny Muslim has the right idea.
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Post by: dissolute ocelot on August 25, 2021, 12:58:53 PM
Shit from things that only eat grass is fairly wholesome. Horses can shit in the road and nobody minds. Cow shit can be used as fuel. People should eat grass, and then we could poop anywhere.
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Post by: Sebastian Cobb on August 25, 2021, 03:10:37 PM
Quote from: dissolute ocelot on August 25, 2021, 12:58:53 PM
Shit from things that only eat grass is fairly wholesome. Horses can shit in the road and nobody minds.

People do mind I think, this is an example of too much public space/rights being ceded to transport, this one being a hang-on from horses rather than widening streets for increased traffic and bigger vehicles.

In any case I'd say it was probably acceptable when everything was transported by horse-drawn-cart on roads but now a bit weird how police (given people don't tend to ride horses into town) can just let their horses shit all over a high-street.
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Post by: Cold Meat Platter on August 25, 2021, 03:15:11 PM
Quote from: Sebastian Cobb on August 25, 2021, 03:10:37 PM
People do mind I think, this is an example of too much public space/rights being ceded to transport, this one being a hang-on from horses rather than widening streets for increased traffic and bigger vehicles.

They don't mind as much as when people do it. Honestly, you wouldn't believe the fuss.
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Post by: Sebastian Cobb on August 25, 2021, 03:22:47 PM
Quote from: Cold Meat Platter on August 25, 2021, 03:15:11 PM
They don't mind as much as when people do it. Honestly, you wouldn't believe the fuss.

if you don't leave a pile of napkins next to the tods people are less likely to identify it as human tbf.
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Post by: Cold Meat Platter on August 25, 2021, 03:26:36 PM
Quote from: Sebastian Cobb on August 25, 2021, 03:22:47 PM
if you don't leave a pile of napkins next to the tods people are less likely to identify it as human tbf.

Well the marching band were passing at the time so it was pretty cut and dry.
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Post by: bakabaka on August 25, 2021, 04:33:32 PM
Quote from: Cold Meat Platter on August 25, 2021, 03:26:36 PM
Well the marching band were passing at the time so it was pretty, cut and dry.
You go to far too much trouble with your turds. The rest of us just leave them as they are - steaming, moist and mouth-watering.
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Post by: famethrowa on August 25, 2021, 04:40:57 PM
Quote from: bakabaka on August 25, 2021, 04:33:32 PM
You go to far too much trouble with your turds. The rest of us just leave them as they are - steaming, moist and mouth-watering.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RblbZQth0KE
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Post by: Echo Valley 2-6809 on August 25, 2021, 04:52:43 PM
Glans means acorn, from Latin.  https://www.lexico.com/definition/glans

Can't wait to say that to the next person who says my penis looks like a little acorn. Embarrass them for a change.
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Post by: Echo Valley 2-6809 on August 25, 2021, 04:53:50 PM
^  Typed 'my' by mistake. Meant 'your'.
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Post by: MojoJojo on September 01, 2021, 02:30:21 PM
Quote from: Sebastian Cobb on August 24, 2021, 11:11:21 AM
In parts of China and India 'pig toilets' were/are a thing, where the dunny dumps human shit into a pig sty and then pigs eat it.

Have you been watching Jojo's bizarre adventure by any chance?
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Post by: Twit 2 on September 03, 2021, 01:26:44 PM
After reading a Guardian article, I now realise Kia Ora is not just a randomly named squash, but a Maori greeting.
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 03, 2021, 01:28:28 PM
And Rita?
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Post by: Twit 2 on September 03, 2021, 01:33:15 PM
Type of squash.
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Post by: Voltan (Man of Steel) on September 03, 2021, 01:35:16 PM
Um Bongo?
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Post by: NoSleep on September 04, 2021, 09:47:46 AM
The Eye Of Sahara: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vf5gk3Zw208
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Post by: bgmnts on September 08, 2021, 04:24:55 PM
In Lord of War, it was cheaper and easier for them to buy 3000 real Kalashnikovs - and sell them back later - than prop ones.

Pretty incredible statement that the film was arguay partially trying to make.
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Post by: famethrowa on September 09, 2021, 02:06:01 AM
The Maestro from Seinfeld was the Angry Dad/Teacher from those 80's Twisted Sister videos. Never realised that before!
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Post by: The Mollusk on September 09, 2021, 11:07:22 AM
Quote from: Twit 2 on September 03, 2021, 01:26:44 PM
After reading a Guardian article, I now realise Kia Ora is not just a randomly named squash, but a Maori greeting.

It was invented by white dudes in Australia and was on the shelves and sang cheerfully in adverts at a time when Maori people were forbidden from speaking their native language in public schools. It's pretty fucked up, as is the depiction of black stereotypes in those same adverts.
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Post by: Better Midlands on September 09, 2021, 01:14:14 PM
Quote from: The Mollusk on September 09, 2021, 11:07:22 AM
It's pretty fucked up, as is the depiction of black stereotypes in those same adverts.

The adverts were a reworking of an animated video for Suzy and the Red Stripes - Seaside Woman (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEm-7z46LFM), in reality Wings with Linda on lead vocals.
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Post by: JesusAndYourBush on September 09, 2021, 01:54:52 PM
Quote from: The Mollusk on September 09, 2021, 11:07:22 AM
It's pretty fucked up, as is the depiction of black stereotypes in those same adverts.

I've got a memory of seeing a c.1940's cartoon on tv sometime around 1976/77 and then in the 80's when Kia Ora started showing those 'too orangey for crows/I'll be your dog' adverts I realised they'd ripped off the old cartoon.  But on Googling I can't find anything about the cartoon.  Wiki just says "In 1982, Kia-Ora launched a colourful, animated advertising campaign, directed by Oscar Grillo of Klacto Animations", but I remember seeing a Kia Ora ad on tv for the first time and thinking that they'd ripped off the cartoon which I'd seen some years earlier.  The cartoon was in an older style compared to the ads and featured the same procession of little characters all walking along (walking left to right not right to left as in the ad), and with a song that played for the entirety of the cartoon (the one in this ad starting at 0:21) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aS44El_V7SM) which would have been at least 4 or 5 minutes.

So has my brain Mandela'd the whole thing?  Perhaps I saw a long ad in the cinema when the ads were first launched and it was long enough to make me think I was watching a cartoon (because films had supporting pictures and it wasn't unusual for them to sometimes be cartoons).  Or am I just not trying the right search terms?

EDIT: And it definitely wasn't Seaside Woman I saw.
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Post by: buzby on September 09, 2021, 02:22:11 PM
Quote from: JesusAndYourBush on September 09, 2021, 01:54:52 PM
I've got a memory of seeing a c.1940's cartoon on tv sometime around 1976/77 and then in the 80's when Kia Ora started showing those 'too orangey for crows/I'll be your dog' adverts I realised they'd ripped off the old cartoon.  But on Googling I can't find anything about the cartoon.  Wiki just says "In 1982, Kia-Ora launched a colourful, animated advertising campaign, directed by Oscar Grillo of Klacto Animations", but I remember seeing a Kia Ora ad on tv for the first time and thinking that they'd ripped off the cartoon which I'd seen some years earlier.  The cartoon was in an older style compared to the ads and featured the same procession of little characters all walking along (walking left to right not right to left as in the ad), and with a song that played for the entirety of the cartoon (the one in this ad starting at 0:21) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aS44El_V7SM) which would have been at least 4 or 5 minutes.

So has my brain Mandela'd the whole thing?  Perhaps I saw a long ad in the cinema when the ads were first launched and it was long enough to make me think I was watching a cartoon (because films had supporting pictures and it wasn't unusual for them to sometimes be cartoons).  Or am I just not trying the right search terms?

EDIT: And it definitely wasn't Seaside Woman I saw.
The crows from Dumbo?
(https://pm1.narvii.com/6916/e87d4bea6eaa24f7f7e1e840b8d87de57d63156er1-1888-1461v2_hq.jpg)
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Post by: JesusAndYourBush on September 09, 2021, 02:35:29 PM
I've never seen Dumbo.  Does it feature a 4-5 minute version of the song in the clip I linked?
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Post by: gilbertharding on September 14, 2021, 12:33:19 PM
Quote from: JesusAndYourBush on September 09, 2021, 02:35:29 PM
I've never seen Dumbo.  Does it feature a 4-5 minute version of the song in the clip I linked?

I've never seen Dumbo, either - or any of those Disney cartoons. But I did grow up in Britain in the 70s/80s, so I watched The Wonderful World of Disney most bank holiday Monday teatimes, so have almost subliminal memories of seeing loads of disjointed clips of dozens of those things. Maybe you did too.
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Post by: zomgmouse on September 14, 2021, 11:28:02 PM
Didn't just find this out but I was recently reminded of it and remember it blowing my mind:

Wattles are a legume
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Post by: Paul Calf on September 16, 2021, 11:57:53 AM
OG motherfucker Ice T's given name is Tracy Lauren Marrow.
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Post by: famethrowa on September 16, 2021, 12:53:27 PM
Quote from: Paul Calf on September 16, 2021, 11:57:53 AM
OG motherfucker Ice T's given name is Tracy Lauren Marrow.

How about total cool dude Aloe Blacc? Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins the Third.
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Post by: touchingcloth on September 16, 2021, 11:23:06 PM
When Berlin was divided, the underground S Bahn railway was run by the West, and the elevated S Bahn by the East. Both railways' historic routes passed into the other half of the city, so rather than rebuild trains would pass through the stations there without stopping.
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Post by: Sebastian Cobb on September 17, 2021, 12:17:21 AM
Quote from: touchingcloth on September 16, 2021, 11:23:06 PM
When Berlin was divided, the underground S Bahn railway was run by the West, and the elevated S Bahn by the East. Both railways' historic routes passed into the other half of the city, so rather than rebuild trains would pass through the stations there without stopping.

This is actually genius imo on the grounds of "simple is better than complex" and "There should be one-- and preferably only one --obvious way to do it.".
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Post by: Famous Mortimer on September 17, 2021, 05:48:31 PM
Best Friends Animal Society, who do lots of good work in the USA running shelters and all that, are "reorganised" from the Process Church Of The Final Judgement, who were a Scientology splinter group, used lots of Satanic imagery and had links (allegedly) with Charles Manson and his clan.

It's like discovering that Oxfam used to be the Church of Thelema, or something.
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Post by: SpiderChrist on September 18, 2021, 07:55:39 AM
Quote from: Famous Mortimer on September 17, 2021, 05:48:31 PM
Best Friends Animal Society, who do lots of good work in the USA running shelters and all that, are "reorganised" from the Process Church Of The Final Judgement, who were a Scientology splinter group, used lots of Satanic imagery and had links (allegedly) with Charles Manson and his clan.

It's like discovering that Oxfam used to be the Church of Thelema, or something.

Blimey - Process Church Of The Final Judgement shit is quoted on some early Funkadelic albums too
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Post by: kalowski on September 18, 2021, 10:10:33 AM
Quote from: SpiderChrist on September 18, 2021, 07:55:39 AM
Blimey - Process Church Of The Final Judgement shit is quoted on some early Funkadelic albums too
I don't think George Clinton was/is a scientologist, just a wonderfully crazy drug added loon.
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Post by: popcorn on September 22, 2021, 01:20:38 AM
One of these guys from Joker...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E_2TTgBVkAMbzxO?format=png&name=small)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E_2TVaKVgAsWKVX?format=png&name=small)

...was Angelo in Mike and Angelo.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E_2Tel5VkAIGbjY?format=jpg&name=medium)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E_2Tj3VVQAQc66J?format=png&name=small)
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Post by: gilbertharding on September 22, 2021, 10:18:49 AM
If only he'd had better foresight, Noel Coward would have written 'Don't Put Your Great-grandson on the Stage Mrs Worthington', because one of those unborn children would turn out to be: Laurence Fox.
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Post by: phantom_power on September 22, 2021, 10:30:29 AM
Quote from: popcorn on September 22, 2021, 01:20:38 AM
One of these guys from Joker...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E_2TTgBVkAMbzxO?format=png&name=small)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E_2TVaKVgAsWKVX?format=png&name=small)

...was Angelo in Mike and Angelo.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E_2Tel5VkAIGbjY?format=jpg&name=medium)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E_2Tj3VVQAQc66J?format=png&name=small)

Mike
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Post by: popcorn on September 22, 2021, 11:45:36 AM
Quote from: phantom_power on September 22, 2021, 10:30:29 AM
Mike

yes. what an embarrassing mistake. I had just downloaded an entire podcast with an interview with the guy who played Angelo and everything.
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Post by: Dusty Substance on September 22, 2021, 03:45:09 PM

Hollywood icon Mae West, who pretty much invented sassyness as we know it, was an ancient 39 when she appeared in her first film in 1932, and then went onto appear in just 11 more films in which got top billing for each one AND wrote each one.

Considering how famous she was and the impact she made, that's an incredible filmography.

Also, she covered Light My Fire when she was 79: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGNOwCzpq3E (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGNOwCzpq3E)

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Post by: Mr Banlon on September 27, 2021, 07:20:38 AM
Did not know Paul Simon had an identical twin brother.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN2sWrr6l80
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Post by: touchingcloth on September 27, 2021, 07:35:00 AM
Quote from: Mr Banlon on September 27, 2021, 07:20:38 AM
Did not know Paul Simon had an identical twin brother.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN2sWrr6l80

You can call him Al.
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Post by: Pseudopath on September 27, 2021, 07:54:48 AM
Quote from: Mr Banlon on September 27, 2021, 07:20:38 AM
Did not know Paul Simon had an identical twin brother.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN2sWrr6l80

The most-amazing thing is he's not even his twin - Eddie is four years younger than Paul.
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Post by: studpuppet on September 27, 2021, 02:34:15 PM
Quote from: Dusty Substance on September 22, 2021, 03:45:09 PM
Hollywood icon Mae West, who pretty much invented sassiness as we know it, was an ancient 39 when she appeared in her first film in 1932, and then went onto appear in just 11 more films in which got top billing for each one AND wrote each one.

Considering how famous she was and the impact she made, that's an incredible filmography.

Everything about her last film, Sextette (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sextette) (made when she was 84) is just plain bonkers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8olJ3l3Nv6A (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8olJ3l3Nv6A)
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Post by: dissolute ocelot on October 06, 2021, 08:58:12 PM
This is a pink fairy armadillo, not a guinea pig somebody's  dressed in a silly costume:
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/21/Pink_Fairy_Armadillo_%28Chlamyphorus_truncatus%29.jpg)
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Post by: Cerys on October 06, 2021, 10:01:18 PM
Woodlice are evolving really quickly.
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on October 06, 2021, 10:21:58 PM
Quote from: studpuppet on September 27, 2021, 02:34:15 PM
Everything about her last film, Sextette (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sextette) (made when she was 84) is just plain bonkers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8olJ3l3Nv6A (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8olJ3l3Nv6A)

There is no place on that video you can scroll to where some stupid shit isn't happening
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Post by: NoSleep on October 07, 2021, 09:29:29 AM
Quote from: dissolute ocelot on October 06, 2021, 08:58:12 PM
This is a pink fairy armadillo, not a guinea pig somebody's  dressed in a silly costume:
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/21/Pink_Fairy_Armadillo_%28Chlamyphorus_truncatus%29.jpg)

Life imitating Final Fantasy. I wonder what loot it drops?
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Post by: MojoJojo on October 08, 2021, 11:44:40 AM
There's some pretty strong evidence that Thalidomide was first developed by Nazi doctors experimenting on concentration camp victims.
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Post by: weaseldust on October 08, 2021, 01:43:45 PM
Quote from: dissolute ocelot on October 06, 2021, 08:58:12 PM
This is a pink fairy armadillo, not a guinea pig somebody's  dressed in a silly costume:
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/21/Pink_Fairy_Armadillo_%28Chlamyphorus_truncatus%29.jpg)

i love this creature thank you for posting it

i like its big gloves
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Post by: Ferris on October 09, 2021, 01:53:09 PM
The prince of Liechtenstein tried to patent basmati rice (and succeeded so if he woke up in the morning short a few billion he could start suing random Bangladeshis). (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans-Adam_II,_Prince_of_Liechtenstein)
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Post by: touchingcloth on October 09, 2021, 02:30:13 PM
A cheeky attempt to patent a staple crop almost seems quaint compared with the way are princes carry on with all that noncing around the globe selling arms to despots.
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Post by: beanheadmcginty on October 09, 2021, 07:50:16 PM
The Sopranos was originally going to be called Family Guy until the cartoon beat them to it.
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Post by: Cold Meat Platter on October 09, 2021, 08:02:01 PM
And coincidentally The Godfather was going to be called The Simpsons.
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Post by: Dex Sawash on October 11, 2021, 01:45:11 PM

Saw an armadillo in South Carolina this weekend and apparently they have spread to North Carolina too. They love to eat fire ants (invasive species) and will "decimate an ant colony" which seems an oddly precise behavior.
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Post by: Paul Calf on October 11, 2021, 01:50:04 PM
One for me,
Nine for you,
One for me,
Nine for you...
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Post by: Norton Canes on October 15, 2021, 10:11:52 AM
The 'Later...' in 'Later... with Jools Holland' is there because originally the show was an extended version of BBC2's arts programme The Late Show.
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Post by: buzby on October 15, 2021, 10:29:43 AM
Quote from: MojoJojo on October 08, 2021, 11:44:40 AM
There's some pretty strong evidence that Thalidomide was first developed by Nazi doctors experimenting on concentration camp victims.
That's a myth/conspiracy theory, largely perpetuated by freelance journalist Peter Hofland on his site oncozine.com. Phthalimidoglutarimide, the compound that became Thalidomide, was first synthesized by Ciba in Switzerland in 1952 by chemists looking for a non-barbiturate based tranquiliser. They tested it's efficacy in animals as an anti-convulsive but found it ineffective and rejected it in favour of Glutethimide, which they then patented and marketed in 1954 as Doriden.

A couple of years later, the German pharmaceutical firm Chemie Grünenthal were also looking for new products and Wilhelm Kunz, a research chemist there, also synthesized Phthalimidoglutarimide in an attempt to find an an analogue to Ciba's Glutethimide. They also performed tests and while not as effective as Glutethimide, it showed promise so they aquired the rights to the compound from Ciba in 1956 and marketed it as Contergan (crucailly, they never did any large scale human testing, and falsified research to say they had) initially as an anti-convulsant for epileptics (at which it had limited effectiveness), and subsequently as a tranquiliser.

The 'Nazi Link' comes from Heinrich Mückter, the head scientist of Chemie Grünenthal (who employed quite a few former Nazi scentists), who was a lead scientist in viral research for the Nazi war effort. He and his colleagues tested the effects of various viruses and vaccines on concentration camp inmates. There is also circumstantial evidence that a similar compound to Thalidomide was developed during the war by scientists at IG Farben as a nerve agent antidote, and Otto Ambros, the head of the nerve agent division at IG Farben (the 'A' in Sarin is from his surname) who was tried at Nuremberg after the war alongside his IG Farben colleagues for their concentration camp experiments, also acted as an advisor to Chemie Grünenthal during the period they were developing Contergan. However, at the same time Ambros was also advisor to other companies such as Distillers, W. R. Grace, Dow Chemical and even the U.S. Army Chemical Corps.

Hofland has attempted to embroider the link between Ambros, Grünenthal and the alleged Nazi development of Thalidomide during WW2 by citing a 2009 Daily Mail article (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1138955/Nazis-developed-Thalidomide-tested-concentration-camp-prisoners-author-claims.html) that quotes by Dr. Martin Johnson of the Thalidomide Trust.  However, in the subsequent 2018 book The Thalidomide Catastrophe Johnson and his co-authors specifically state there as no direct link between Thalidomide and WW2 Nazi research.
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Post by: buzby on October 15, 2021, 10:52:00 AM
Quote from: Norton Canes on October 15, 2021, 10:11:52 AM
The 'Later...' in 'Later... with Jools Holland' is there because originally the show was an extended version of BBC2's arts programme The Late Show.
It wasn't an extended version of The Late Show, it was broadcast immediately after The Late Show at 11.55pm, hence Later....

The first episode (https://youtu.be/Zea3pot6huo?t=38) did link into The Late Show uninterrupted with a brief pre-taped handover (https://youtu.be/Zea3pot6huo?t=86) between Holland and Tracey MacLeod inserted into the titles. However from the second episode (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcYx9uYs94M) onwards there was a junction between the two programmes,.
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Post by: Twonty Gostelow on October 15, 2021, 10:56:05 AM
I thought it came from "Later, I'll be playing piano on your song whether you want me to or not."
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Post by: Norton Canes on October 15, 2021, 03:15:40 PM
Quote from: buzby on October 15, 2021, 10:52:00 AM
It wasn't an extended version of The Late Show, it was broadcast immediately after The Late Show at 11.55pm, hence Later....

The first episode (https://youtu.be/Zea3pot6huo?t=38) did link into The Late Show uninterrupted with a brief pre-taped handover (https://youtu.be/Zea3pot6huo?t=86) between Holland and Tracey MacLeod inserted into the titles. However from the second episode (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcYx9uYs94M) onwards there was a junction between the two programmes,.

My bad - by 'extended version' I didn't mean a straight continuation of the broadcast programme, but that there was simply a production connection. I was trying to encapsulate what TV Cream were saying in this week's mailout, with a special section on the history of The Late Show:


"But The Late Show would have an even bigger musical legacy. Mark Cooper was the Late Show producer most interested in rock, and with most of the rest of the production team more concerned with making fancy films, he noticed the studio was pretty empty most nights and you could fit a couple of bands in it. Hence at midnight on 8th October, The Late Show got an extra forty minutes or so for the first edition of Later. This was such a small scale show that it took a while for it to even get a proper name, being initially billed as Late Show Music Special in the Radio Times, while Cooper had modest hopes, saying "It is not intended to be rock- or chart-orientated, although we do hope to feature some mainstream artists." The Neville Brothers, Nu Colours, The Christians and D-Influence were on the first show, with Jools Holland on presenting duties, and things went so well that it spun off into its own series in 1993 and it's still going nearly thirty years later as the Beeb's flagship music show."
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Post by: buzby on October 15, 2021, 05:08:00 PM
Quote from: Norton Canes on October 15, 2021, 03:15:40 PM
"Hence at midnight on 8th October, The Late Show got an extra forty minutes or so for the first edition of Later. This was such a small scale show that it took a while for it to even get a proper name, being initially billed as Late Show Music Special in the Radio Times,
<snip>
and things went so well that it spun off into its own series in 1993 and it's still going nearly thirty years later as the Beeb's flagship music show."

Hmm, I'd expect TV Cream to do a bit more of a deeper dive than that. If you watch the video it's evident that from the pilot episode they had already settled on the title (it appears on the studio chalkboard when Holland wipes The Late Show off it in the opening titles), and by the third episode it appeared in the RT schedules under that name (it was only the second episode that was billed as 'The Late Show Music Special' - the pilot episode was billed as 'The Late Show:Later'). The quote from Mark Cooper that they have lifted from the RT/Genome entry for the pilot episode even mentions the title:
Quote
A new weekly music series presented by Jools Holland, including two guest bands plus an additional acoustic set. Producer Mark Cooper says Later will provide an eclectic mix of artists: "It is not intended to be rock- or chart-orientated, although we do hope to feature some mainstream artists.

The first series (minus the 09/10/92 pilot episode) was repeated late Sunday evening/after midnight Monday from the beginning of January 1993, with the second series starting on 07/05/93 on Fridays immediately after Newsnight (The Late Show was only broadcast Monday to Thursday).
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Post by: The Dog on October 16, 2021, 02:04:10 PM
The film 'A Nightmare On Elm Street' is a remake of a little-known silent era film called 'The Evil Dr Boot'. The film was censored on its release as it showed evil union organiser Dr Freddy Krueger menacing women with a giant shoe. It is notable for being the first film ever to be filmed in colour - green - which was a huge breakthrough at the time because people in the olden days were quite stupid.

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Post by: Sebastian Cobb on October 16, 2021, 09:00:27 PM
Just discovered that Harry, of the Wet Bandits in home alone, one half of Harry and Marv, has the full name Harry Lyme.

You know like Orson Welles in The Third Man
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Post by: touchingcloth on October 16, 2021, 09:13:01 PM
Quote from: Sebastian Cobb on October 16, 2021, 09:00:27 PM
Just discovered that Harry, of the Wet Bandits in home alone, one half of Harry and Marv, has the full name Harry Lyme.

You know like Orson Welles in The Third Man

Where did you discover this?

If a character has a surname which isn't said in the film or mentioned in the credits or listed on their Wikipedia page, does that character telly have that surname at all?
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Post by: Sebastian Cobb on October 16, 2021, 09:24:57 PM
Quote from: touchingcloth on October 16, 2021, 09:13:01 PM


Where did you discover this?


homealone.fandom.com
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Post by: olliebean on October 17, 2021, 09:23:16 PM
Oliver Postgate was first cousins with Angela Lansbury. And their grandfather was George Lansbury, leader of the Labour Party from 1932 to 1935.
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Post by: gilbertharding on October 21, 2021, 02:56:45 PM
I was looking up the wikipedia entry for the 'Russian Flu' epidemic of the early 1890s. Interesting, because they now think that it was caused by a novel coronavirus which jumped species from cows to humans - but is now just another one of the many types of common cold we all used to get...

Anyway, the thing which fucked my hat was the link at the bottom of the page to "See also" the page on Carlill vs Carbolic Smoke Ball Co - which anyone who's ever studied a module of law at university will recognise as the case which, 130 years later still defines English consumer/contract law.

Carbolic Smoke Balls were marketed as a cure for the 'Russian flu'.
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Post by: The Dog on October 21, 2021, 04:05:47 PM
The expression 'I could shit a brick' was first introduced into the English language by Crackerjack's Stu Francis.
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Post by: touchingcloth on October 21, 2021, 04:55:12 PM
Quote from: gilbertharding on October 21, 2021, 02:56:45 PM
I was looking up the wikipedia entry for the 'Russian Flu' epidemic of the early 1890s. Interesting, because they now think that it was caused by a novel coronavirus which jumped species from cows to humans - but is now just another one of the many types of common cold we all used to get...

Anyway, the thing which fucked my hat was the link at the bottom of the page to "See also" the page on Carlill vs Carbolic Smoke Ball Co - which anyone who's ever studied a module of law at university will recognise as the case which, 130 years later still defines English consumer/contract law.

Carbolic Smoke Balls were marketed as a cure for the 'Russian flu'.

Ah, no, you're confused - I think you're thinking of Jarndyce & Jarndyce.
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Post by: thecuriousorange on October 21, 2021, 05:15:03 PM
William "Ken Barlow" Roach was/is 20 years older than the actress who played Deirdre's mum, Blanche. He'll be 90 soon.
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Post by: The Dog on October 21, 2021, 05:41:56 PM
Quote from: The Dog on October 21, 2021, 04:05:47 PM
The expression 'I could shit a brick' was first introduced into the English language by Crackerjack's Stu Francis.

I suppose this should be in the 'obvious things' section really.
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Post by: touchingcloth on October 21, 2021, 07:34:25 PM
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-58993679 (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-58993679)

I had to quadruple check that I was reading a current article and not missing one of those "this article was last updated over a hundred years ago" messages:

QuoteThe NFL has agreed to end race-based testing for compensation claims made by ex-players suffering from dementia, documents filed with a US court show.

It follows revelations that the previous testing system was based on a formula that assumed black players have a lower level of cognitive function.

Lads.
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Post by: Mr Banlon on October 21, 2021, 07:49:59 PM
Quote from: thecuriousorange on October 21, 2021, 05:15:03 PM
William "Ken Barlow" Roach was/is 20 years older than the actress who played Deirdre's mum, Blanche. He'll be 90 soon.
Two years.
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Post by: bgmnts on October 21, 2021, 09:00:23 PM
The cough reflex is the same reflex that triggers vomiting.

Found that out after trying a new asthma pump to stem this throat itch. Purged my entire dinner undigested into the pan.

The ultimate sign of a godless universe, that design.

How does the old watchmaker analogy stand up to scrutiny when there are so many flaws in the human body?
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Post by: Cold Meat Platter on October 22, 2021, 01:26:12 AM
Tumbleweeds aren't native to the USA and are an invasive species from Russia.
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Post by: beanheadmcginty on October 22, 2021, 02:18:36 AM
Also true for the Grumbleweeds. Except the Russia bit.
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Post by: KennyMonster on October 22, 2021, 10:12:56 AM
Quote from: olliebean on October 17, 2021, 09:23:16 PM
Oliver Postgate was first cousins with Angela Lansbury. And their grandfather was George Lansbury, leader of the Labour Party from 1932 to 1935.

Yeah, and my great grandfather did time with 'Big George' at his majesty's pleasure, along with a bunch of other Labour councillors from East london (Poplar).

The held their council meetings in prison because they were still elected officials at the time.

Thee 100th year anniversary of this has just passed earlier this month.
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Post by: MojoJojo on October 25, 2021, 01:17:27 PM

On the nazi/thalidomide link.

Quote from: buzby on October 15, 2021, 10:29:43 AM
That's a myth/conspiracy theory, largely perpetuated by freelance journalist Peter Hofland on his site oncozine.com.

Yeah, fair enough - a lot of the "evidence" was tenuous at best. E. G. Their initial rat trials were a bit rubbish - > they fabricated the results because they knew it already worked because they'd used it on death camp victims.

I think it's the way they're both terrible, but are both made worse by linking them, that makes it an appealing conspiracy theory to me.
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Post by: Brian Freeze on October 27, 2021, 08:01:14 AM
I just found out that the DB in relation to Aston Martin models refers to David Brown of tractor fame and fortune. It'd just been one of those things I never questioned.

Father in law reckons he drove the last Lagonda from the factory back to Yorkshire for DBs successor. It sounds very much like the sort of thing he'd do.
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Post by: Bence Fekete on October 28, 2021, 11:15:49 PM
The CIA officially believes remote viewing to be a real phenomena:

QuoteThat report's conclusion—which echoed the assessments of the CIA officers involved in the program during the 1970s—was that enough accurate remote viewing experiences existed to defy randomness, but that the phenomenon was too unreliable, inconsistent, and sporadic to be useful for intelligence purposes. We decided not to restore the program.

https://www.cia.gov/stories/story/ask-molly-did-cia-really-study-psychic-powers/
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Post by: Joe Oakes on October 28, 2021, 11:46:49 PM
Today I found out that Bence Fekete is a dunce. Admittedly, I'm not certain if this qualifies as amazing news, judging by his contributions to the UFO thread.
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Post by: Bence Fekete on October 29, 2021, 12:05:44 AM
Sheesh. Where've you been?
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Post by: Gregory Torso on November 03, 2021, 09:39:17 AM
You know when elephants go mad and rampage through villages because they're all horned up and senile and can't handle it anymore, that is called "musth". That's a nice animal fact I found out.
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Post by: touchingcloth on November 03, 2021, 09:41:41 AM
Quote from: Gregory Torso on November 03, 2021, 09:39:17 AM
You know when elephants go mad and rampage through villages because they're all horned up and senile and can't handle it anymore, that is called "musth". That's a nice animal fact I found out.

Presumably onomatopoeic based on the noise they make as they go fucking bonkers. MMMMMMMMUUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSTHHHHHH just squeaking out their trunks.
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Post by: Gregory Torso on November 03, 2021, 09:42:43 AM
And this

(https://i.imgur.com/11xh1pi.jpg)

This isn't a llama, like you and your dad think, it is a vicuña. There also such a thing that is called a guanaco. But they all look interchangeble so I don't know why they don't just do what the Chinese do and call them all "motherfuckers".
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Post by: dissolute ocelot on November 03, 2021, 02:15:18 PM
Quote from: Gregory Torso on November 03, 2021, 09:42:43 AM
And this

(https://i.imgur.com/11xh1pi.jpg)

This isn't a llama, like you and your dad think, it is a vicuña. There also such a thing that is called a guanaco. But they all look interchangeble so I don't know why they don't just do what the Chinese do and call them all "motherfuckers".
Just looking these cute guys up, and apparently (https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Camelidae/) llamas and alpacas are both domesticated forms of guanaco, not wild animals. Which I've only just found out. The actual wild species are guanaco and vicuñas. On the other hand I did just get to google "feral llamas", which they have in Italy (https://www.researchgate.net/publication/350133843_From_the_Andes_to_the_Apennines_Rise_and_Fall_of_a_Free-Ranging_Population_of_Feral_Llamas). I also just found out they have brown bears in Italy (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/nov/03/i-could-count-all-its-teeth-italian-couple-find-burglar-is-endangered-brown-bear), including in Lazio, not just the Alps.

EDIT: The species name of the llama is Lama glama!
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Post by: touchingcloth on November 03, 2021, 03:50:02 PM
I was in Madeira recently, and from Funchal could see a land mass in the distance which I assumed was the far less populous Porto Santo, but was in fact the uninhabited[nb]Except for research bases.[/nb] Desertas Islands (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desertas_Islands), where "the only wildlife consists of about sixteen species of birds, including eight species of seabirds, and a scarce population of feral goats, rabbits, and rodents, brought from Portugal by the mariners who first reached the rocky shores".

By fuck I would love to meet those goats. And - yes - to fuck them.
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Post by: touchingcloth on November 03, 2021, 11:10:16 PM
Ikea stores are franchises.
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Post by: NoSleep on November 04, 2021, 06:46:30 AM
I thought they were Swedish.
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Post by: KennyMonster on November 04, 2021, 02:54:38 PM
Quote from: touchingcloth on November 03, 2021, 11:10:16 PM
Ikea stores are franchises.

Which stores are Gold and Myrrh then?
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Post by: dissolute ocelot on November 06, 2021, 01:51:23 PM
Andy "Thunderclap" Newman, best known for 1969 number one hit "Something In The Air", became an electrician and did the wiring and lighting for Vivienne Westwood's stores in the 80s, including World's End (http://worldsendshop.co.uk/history/) (which I believe is still there) and the shorter-lived Nostalgia of Mud (http://worldsendshop.co.uk/nostalgia-of-mud/).
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Post by: TrenterPercenter on November 07, 2021, 08:45:45 PM
High heels were originally for men; originally for horse riding and latterly for rich people to quite literally lord it over other people.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-heeled_shoe#Pre-1700s (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-heeled_shoe#Pre-1700s)
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Post by: JamesTC on November 07, 2021, 11:13:11 PM
The US army has an official plan for defending against zombies.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CONOP_8888
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Post by: Paul Calf on November 09, 2021, 09:27:38 AM
The double-slit experiment  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double-slit_experiment), a body of work that blows my mind afresh every time I read or think about it, was first performed not in 1974, but in 1801.
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Post by: TrenterPercenter on November 10, 2021, 09:02:56 PM
Edwin Hubble namesake of the Hubble Telescope that discovered the universe (outside the Milky Way) and red shift  was also a professional basketball player who played for University of Chicago (The UC Maroons) that won what was at the time the equivalent to the NBA (it was called the national championship back in 1909).

Here is his basketball which was taken to the Hubble Telescope servicing mission in 2009

(https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nasa.gov%2Fimages%2Fcontent%2F437780main_image_1629_946-710.jpg&f=1&nofb=1)
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Post by: MojoJojo on November 11, 2021, 10:36:47 AM
St Bernard's were originally called Barry Hounds. We should definitely bring that back.
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Post by: KennyMonster on November 11, 2021, 11:34:31 AM
Quote from: MojoJojo on November 11, 2021, 10:36:47 AM
St Bernard's were originally called Barry Hounds. We should definitely bring that back.

And I was listening to a new podcast the other day, apparently the barrel they carry around their necks doesn't have brandy inside, it has lube.
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Post by: Steven88 on November 11, 2021, 11:34:51 AM
Quote from: MojoJojo on November 11, 2021, 10:36:47 AM
St Bernard's were originally called Barry Hounds. We should definitely bring that back.

(https://i.imgur.com/G1j6PMB.png)
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Post by: MojoJojo on November 11, 2021, 11:41:53 AM
Quote from: KennyMonster on November 11, 2021, 11:34:31 AM
And I was listening to a new podcast the other day, apparently the barrel they carry around their necks doesn't have brandy inside, it has lube.

Hah, I listened to that this morning.
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Post by: Paul Calf on November 16, 2021, 02:48:06 AM
The random visual noise you (used to) see on an untuned TV connected to an analogue signal source is known in German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Danish and Swedish as 'war of the ants'.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noise_(video)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a8/TV_noise.jpg/250px-TV_noise.jpg)
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Post by: Pseudopath on November 16, 2021, 08:37:16 AM
Quote from: Paul Calf on November 16, 2021, 02:48:06 AM
The random visual noise you (used to) see on an untuned TV connected to an analogue signal source is known in German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Danish and Swedish as 'war of the ants'.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noise_(video)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a8/TV_noise.jpg/250px-TV_noise.jpg)

Interesting side note: About 1% of that static is background microwave radiation originating from the Big Bang.
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Post by: jamiefairlie on November 17, 2021, 05:15:58 AM
Quote from: Pseudopath on November 16, 2021, 08:37:16 AM
Interesting side note: About 1% of that static is background microwave radiation originating from the Big Bang.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CgvGRm0WwAEJr4k.jpg)
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Post by: The Dog on November 17, 2021, 09:02:14 AM
Quote from: Paul Calf on November 09, 2021, 09:27:38 AM
The double-slit experiment  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double-slit_experiment), a body of work that blows my mind afresh every time I read or think about it, was first performed not in 1974, but in 1801.

https://physicsworld.com/a/the-spot-in-the-shadow/ (https://physicsworld.com/a/the-spot-in-the-shadow/)

(https://physicsworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/PW2014-02-Critcal_point_frontis.jpg)

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Post by: gilbertharding on November 17, 2021, 09:11:14 AM
Quote from: Paul Calf on November 16, 2021, 02:48:06 AM
The random visual noise you (used to) see on an untuned TV connected to an analogue signal source is known in German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Danish and Swedish as 'war of the ants'.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noise_(video)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a8/TV_noise.jpg/250px-TV_noise.jpg)

One evening, about thirty years ago while living in Canterbury, I saw the 'war of the ants' resolve itself into fuzzy but very hardcore grot. If you half-closed your eyes, you could see it going in.

I presume it was coming from France.
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Post by: Norton Canes on November 17, 2021, 05:04:52 PM
Berk: probably short for Berkeley (or Berkshire) hunt, rhyming slang for cunt

Er you probably all knew that though
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Post by: Steven88 on November 17, 2021, 05:52:12 PM
Quote from: Norton Canes on November 17, 2021, 05:04:52 PM
Berk: probably short for Berkeley (or Berkshire) hunt, rhyming slang for cunt

Er you probably all knew that though
That's why they use "nerk" on Porridge.
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Post by: Twit 2 on November 17, 2021, 07:28:02 PM
Pilates is named after a man called Mr Pilates.
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Post by: Video Game Fan 2000 on November 17, 2021, 07:30:18 PM
Quote from: Twit 2 on November 17, 2021, 07:28:02 PM
Pilates is named after a man called Mr Pilates.

Barrabas!
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Post by: George White on November 17, 2021, 09:30:26 PM
Quote from: jamiefairlie on July 04, 2021, 10:07:38 PM
On the subject of UK animation of the 70s, Joy Division/New Order's Bernard Sumner was an artist on Cosgrove Hall's pre-Danger Mouse epic Jamie and The Magic Torch.
Roger Moore worked as an animator for NIPP/Publicity Pictures who later made Space Patrol and Torchy the Battery Boy.
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Post by: George White on November 17, 2021, 09:35:09 PM
Quote from: popcorn on September 22, 2021, 11:45:36 AM
yes. what an embarrassing mistake. I had just downloaded an entire podcast with an interview with the guy who played Angelo and everything.
Angelo I was Peter Butterworth's son and star of Consuming Passions,Tyler Butterworth.
Angelo II, Tim Whitnall played teen Elvis in the Elvis West End musical alongside Shakin' Stevens as army Elvis and nutter PJ Proby as old Elvis.
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Post by: JesusAndYourBush on November 18, 2021, 12:06:51 AM
Roger Moore invented the Magnum ice cream.
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Post by: Cerys on November 18, 2021, 12:12:13 AM
By a bizarre coincidence, Tom Selleck invented rogering.
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Post by: Pseudopath on November 19, 2021, 11:16:27 AM
Quote from: JesusAndYourBush on November 18, 2021, 12:06:51 AMRoger Moore invented the Magnum ice cream.

Just Mr Moore being a Billy Bullshitter. Magnums were invented by the Danish ice cream company Frisko in the late '80s.
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Post by: gilbertharding on November 19, 2021, 01:44:38 PM
Quote from: Pseudopath on November 19, 2021, 11:16:27 AMJust Mr Moore being a Billy Bullshitter. Magnums were invented by the Danish ice cream company Frisko in the late '80s.

Yeah - but I think 'invented the Magnum' just means 'had the idea to put a choc ice on a stick'. Maybe 'had the idea to put a choc ice on a stick and then tell someone he knew who was a director for Walls about it'.
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Post by: Sebastian Cobb on November 19, 2021, 02:47:42 PM
thought they were invented by tom selleck
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Post by: olliebean on November 19, 2021, 04:34:49 PM
The idea for Magnum isn't just "put a choc ice on a stick," it's "put a choc ice on a stick and also put nice chocolate on it instead of the crappy horrible chocolate that choc ices usually have."
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Post by: touchingcloth on November 19, 2021, 10:21:36 PM
The chocolate on a Magnum is too thick. I see what they were going for, but it's worse than the tissue-thin layer you get on a no-frills supermarket choc ice because it's thick enough to resist melting. You take half the bloody covering off with every bite, rather than a nice, proportionately-sized amount. Magnums also look like they were designed for insertion.
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Post by: Dex Sawash on November 20, 2021, 12:49:08 AM
Quote from: touchingcloth on November 19, 2021, 10:21:36 PM. Magnums also look like they were designed for insertion.


(https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/51EQMHCwVYL._AC_SY1000_.jpg)
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Post by: seepage on November 20, 2021, 06:03:15 AM
Don't eat a Magnum Classic sitting on a cream sofa, even from a deep bowl and having first wrapped the sofa in clingfilm.
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Post by: olliebean on November 20, 2021, 11:10:30 AM
How do you sit on a cream sofa without just falling into the cream?
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Post by: seepage on November 20, 2021, 11:25:15 AM
It's extra thick double and I've got a wide arse.
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Post by: JesusAndYourBush on November 20, 2021, 02:45:13 PM
A week after eating an Aldi ersatz Magnum I found a blob of chocolate.  At the time I remember wondering where it went, but I knew I'd turn up.
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Post by: seepage on November 20, 2021, 03:48:37 PM
Shame they didn't do a 'WWII Marine vs Aldi Shopper' episode of Deadliest Warrior
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Post by: Cerys on November 20, 2021, 05:02:01 PM
Quote from: seepage on November 20, 2021, 11:25:15 AMIt's extra thick double and I've got a wide arse.

Username checks out.
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Post by: MojoJojo on November 22, 2021, 10:15:53 AM
In Korea, they have a folk tale about colds. It's because the ghost of a man with two knobs has gratified himself with your nostrils. He didn't find a woman with two vagina's to marry in life, you see, so now his spirit roams the land fucking nostrils.

https://folkency.nfm.go.kr/en/topic/detail/5720
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Post by: Cerys on November 22, 2021, 10:41:07 AM
And haven't we all found extra penises floating around in rivers?  I know I have.
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Post by: shoulders on November 24, 2021, 04:50:43 PM
Quote from: touchingcloth on November 19, 2021, 10:21:36 PMThe chocolate on a Magnum is too thick. I see what they were going for, but it's worse than the tissue-thin layer you get on a no-frills supermarket choc ice because it's thick enough to resist melting. You take half the bloody covering off with every bite, rather than a nice, proportionately-sized amount. Magnums also look like they were designed for insertion.

The marketing has in the past made a thing out of Magnum's impracticality, likewise Cadbury Flake with the oh so suggestive finger wiping the crumb up from the sexy bunny's mouth.

My opinion: more chocolate is by default better, no matter in what way it turns into shards on impact .
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Post by: Sonny_Jim on November 25, 2021, 06:58:50 AM
Quote from: shoulders on November 24, 2021, 04:50:43 PMsexy bunny's mouth.
That was Cadbury Caramel.  Flake was just a sexeh lady, sometimes in a bath.
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Post by: Paul Calf on November 25, 2021, 08:06:01 AM
Mike Gorbachev is still alive.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Gorbachev
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Post by: Mr Banlon on November 25, 2021, 10:19:03 AM
'Noel' 'the French word for Christmas or whatever' is pronounced 'Noe'
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Post by: Cerys on November 25, 2021, 04:34:44 PM
Nah, that's 'mot' you're thinking of.
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Post by: boki on November 25, 2021, 04:39:40 PM
Quote from: Cerys on November 22, 2021, 10:41:07 AMAnd haven't we all found extra penises floating around in rivers?  I know I have.
Yes, but it's no basis for a system of government.
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Post by: gilbertharding on November 25, 2021, 05:22:26 PM
Quote from: JesusAndYourBush on November 20, 2021, 02:45:13 PMA week after eating an Aldi ersatz Magnum I found a blob of chocolate.  At the time I remember wondering where it went, but I knew I'd turn up.

I remember as a kid being bought a Feast. You remember them - a lump of chocolate, surrounded by chocolate ice cream and wrapped in more chocolate. It was a really hot day, and we were on a car journey. Off we go in the car  - there's me in the back. Dad's driving and he has the window open. And I'm eating my Feast, being careful to avoid drips and managing quite well... except the outer chocolate shell has a small hole in the bottom, and the internal chocolate ice cream has already started to melt. The wind from the open window is catching the droplets as they fall, and effectively spraying my entire frontage from the neck down with brown flecks. I'd completely finished the Feast before I even noticed.
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Post by: Mr Banlon on November 25, 2021, 07:40:33 PM
Quote from: Cerys on November 25, 2021, 04:34:44 PMNah, that's 'mot' you're thinking of.
When you pronounce it, it's no 'L'
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Post by: touchingcloth on November 25, 2021, 10:31:17 PM
Quote from: Paul Calf on November 25, 2021, 08:06:01 AMMike Gorbachev is still alive.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Gorbachev

I realised that when he appeared in Chernobyl. I never thought I'd love to see him potentially attend the funeral of Richard Madeley, though.
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Post by: Paul Calf on November 26, 2021, 10:53:02 AM
I didn't know he was in Chernobyl. Or perhaps I forgot.
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Post by: beanheadmcginty on November 26, 2021, 12:08:52 PM
Quote from: Paul Calf on November 26, 2021, 10:53:02 AMI didn't know he was in Chernobyl. Or perhaps I forgot.

He's played by an actor called David Dencik in Chernobyl. Doesn't really look much like him but the head splodge is all present and correct.
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Post by: Paul Calf on November 26, 2021, 01:23:30 PM
Oh, right, That's why I didn't know then :)
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Post by: touchingcloth on November 26, 2021, 02:12:30 PM
It's like how Taika Waititi doesn't look very much like Hitler, but you don't need to do much more than stick a moustache on him to get the idea across. Mike's look is a little less accessible to the impersonator without a decent makeup kit, though.
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Post by: Sebastian Cobb on November 26, 2021, 05:13:48 PM
It's pretty easy to pass for hitler yeah.

It's rare you see a convincing Nixon, I guess between the wobbly jowels and finding a resting facial expression that both conveys insane bitterness and yet also looks like someone's at the vinegars, you can only reasonably expect two.
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Post by: famethrowa on November 26, 2021, 09:01:34 PM
Quote from: Sebastian Cobb on November 26, 2021, 05:13:48 PMIt's pretty easy to pass for hitler yeah.

It's rare you see a convincing Nixon, I guess between the wobbly jowels and finding a resting facial expression that both conveys insane bitterness and yet also looks like someone's at the vinegars, you can only reasonably expect two.

Who was it did a Nixon show recently under super heavy makeup and ended up not looking a damn thing like Tricky Dick? Harry Shearer maybe?
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Post by: George White on November 26, 2021, 09:04:37 PM
Rob brydon?
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Post by: Cuellar on November 28, 2021, 09:19:01 PM
Electronics retailer Currys is named after Marie Curie, who did futuristic things.
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Post by: touchingcloth on November 28, 2021, 09:51:57 PM
It's like how Finnegans Wake was named after Judy Finnegan, who entertained people waking up. It's the missing possessive apostrophe in both cases which lets everyone know we're being serious and not talking shit.
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Post by: Jittlebags on November 29, 2021, 10:39:00 AM
Apprantly Murray Walker came up with the slogan "Opal Fruits, Made to Make your Mouth Water". As well as "Trill makes budgies bounce with health". So fuck knows what he was on back in the 60s.
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Post by: FredNurke on November 29, 2021, 11:38:55 AM
If he was bouncing around with his mouth watering, I think we can take a guess.
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Post by: pigamus on November 30, 2021, 03:09:27 AM
Charlotte Coleman's mother was Sonia off of Fresh Fields.
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Post by: Cold Meat Platter on November 30, 2021, 04:03:01 AM
Gary Wilmot wrote the design document for the 1987 Hewson multiplatform smash Cybernoid.
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Post by: Twonty Gostelow on November 30, 2021, 12:08:10 PM
Quote from: Jittlebags on November 29, 2021, 10:39:00 AMApprantly Murray Walker came up with the slogan "Opal Fruits, Made to Make your Mouth Water". As well as "Trill makes budgies bounce with health". So fuck knows what he was on back in the 60s.

Seems the Trill fact is correct but not the Opal Fruits, according to someone who worked for him who wrote to The Times.

QuoteYou are correct to say that, in spite of the popular myth, my former colleague Murray Walker did not write "A Mars a day helps you work, rest and play" (Sport, last week). I know that for a fact because I did, together with another colleague, Francis Harmar-Brown. But, contrary to your report, Walker did not write "Opal Fruits: Made to make your mouth water" either. Again, that was me and Harmar. Indeed, I was awarded £5 for coming up with the name Opal Fruits. Credit where it's due.
Peter Phillips, Loudwater, Hertfordshire
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Post by: Johnny Foreigner on November 30, 2021, 06:12:45 PM
A popular singer called 'Rihanna' is from Barbados. I now know two facts about her.
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Post by: touchingcloth on November 30, 2021, 06:54:24 PM
The first being...the order of the i and the h?
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Post by: JesusAndYourBush on November 30, 2021, 07:14:37 PM
Quote from: Johnny Foreigner on November 30, 2021, 06:12:45 PMA popular singer called 'Rihanna' is from Barbados. I now know two facts about her.

The Daily Mirror always describes her as 'Bajan singer' Every. Fucking. Time.  I always forget what it means (someone from Barbados) and always end up looking it up.  Hopefully the process of writing this post might cement it in my brain so I'll not have to look it up next time.
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Post by: Johnny Foreigner on November 30, 2021, 07:16:09 PM
I skilfully avoided writing Barbadosian.
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Post by: touchingcloth on November 30, 2021, 08:24:43 PM
Quote from: JesusAndYourBush on November 30, 2021, 07:14:37 PMThe Daily Mirror always describes her as 'Bajan singer' Every. Fucking. Time.  I always forget what it means (someone from Barbados) and always end up looking it up.  Hopefully the process of writing this post might cement it in my brain so I'll not have to look it up next time.

I always remember this because my favourite hot sauce - which I didn't add to the hot sauce thread, cos fuck you all - is Bajan hot sauce. I know nothing about Rihanna, though, other than that she is Bajan. And spells her name wrong. And isn't actually called Rhiannon.
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Post by: Small Potatoes on November 30, 2021, 09:41:46 PM
Quote from: Cold Meat Platter on November 30, 2021, 04:03:01 AMGary Wilmot wrote the design document for the 1987 Hewson multiplatform smash Cybernoid.

Is this just to check if folk are paying attention?
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Post by: Darles Chickens on November 30, 2021, 09:44:00 PM
Quote from: Small Potatoes on November 30, 2021, 09:41:46 PMIs this just to check if folk are paying attention?

I accepted it unquestioningly.
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Post by: George White on November 30, 2021, 10:12:51 PM
Quote from: JesusAndYourBush on November 30, 2021, 07:14:37 PMThe Daily Mirror always describes her as 'Bajan singer' Every. Fucking. Time.  I always forget what it means (someone from Barbados) and always end up looking it up.  Hopefully the process of writing this post might cement it in my brain so I'll not have to look it up next time.
There was also the Yorkshire-born singer Rhianna who had a few minor hits in the early-mid 2000s, notably "Oh, Baby".
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Post by: pigamus on November 30, 2021, 10:53:37 PM
Lily Allen was offered a gig in 2010 in which she would have been paid in bitcoin. She turned it down. It would be worth something like £12 billion today if she'd taken it.
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Post by: jamiefairlie on November 30, 2021, 11:39:09 PM
Ha! Bad luck. That and having Keith as your dad too.
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Post by: jamiefairlie on November 30, 2021, 11:40:12 PM
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Post by: olliebean on December 01, 2021, 10:40:53 AM
Quote from: pigamus on November 30, 2021, 10:53:37 PMLily Allen was offered a gig in 2010 in which she would have been paid in bitcoin. She turned it down. It would be worth something like £12 billion today if she'd taken it.

If I'd kept the £250 worth of bitcoins I had in 2011, they'd be worth about £2 million today. We all have our crosses to bear.
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Post by: George White on December 01, 2021, 11:35:51 AM
Dick James of Northern Songs sang the theme to the Adventures of Robin Hood tv show.
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Post by: Porky on December 01, 2021, 09:52:12 PM
I didn't join here earlier .. that is truly amazing.
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Post by: touchingcloth on December 03, 2021, 10:55:57 PM
In 2027, Jeremy Renner launched the official Jeremy Renner app where you could connect with Jeremy Renner and take part on the exciting Jeremy Renner giveaways with cool Jeremy Renner prizes.

Jeremy Renner shut the app down in 2019 after trolls impersonating Jeremy Renner flooded the app with comments about how much Jeremy Renner enjoyed using internet pornography.
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Post by: olliebean on December 05, 2021, 09:55:15 AM
The word "arc", in the context of a story arc, is not in the dictionary - at least not in any of the online dictionaries I checked. Some of them have "story arc" as a separate entry, but don't include that meaning under "arc" on its own. The only one with anything was the OED, which has it not in the main entry, but underneath in "Draft additions December 2002."
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Post by: touchingcloth on December 05, 2021, 11:32:11 AM
Milli Vanilli was born Milliam Vanilliam.
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Post by: FredNurke on December 05, 2021, 01:10:24 PM
Quote from: olliebean on December 05, 2021, 09:55:15 AMThe word "arc", in the context of a story arc, is not in the dictionary - at least not in any of the online dictionaries I checked. Some of them have "story arc" as a separate entry, but don't include that meaning under "arc" on its own. The only one with anything was the OED, which has it not in the main entry, but underneath in "Draft additions December 2002."

That's because the entry for ARC n. hasn't been revised for the 3rd edition yet. When it is, the addition will be integrated into the body of the entry.
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Post by: Mr Banlon on December 05, 2021, 08:49:02 PM
The first heavyweight boxing champion was just some bloke who wore glasses.
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Post by: dissolute ocelot on December 06, 2021, 02:41:42 PM
Quote from: olliebean on December 05, 2021, 09:55:15 AMThe word "arc", in the context of a story arc, is not in the dictionary - at least not in any of the online dictionaries I checked. Some of them have "story arc" as a separate entry, but don't include that meaning under "arc" on its own. The only one with anything was the OED, which has it not in the main entry, but underneath in "Draft additions December 2002."
The two best online dictionaries (aside from paywalled sites like OED) are Merriam-Webster (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arc) and Lexico (https://www.lexico.com/definition/arc) (part of Oxford Dictionaries) and both have this sense under arc.
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Post by: olliebean on December 06, 2021, 04:09:22 PM
Oh, while we're on the subject, the other amazing thing I found out is that I can access the OED's paywalled site for free using my library card number.
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Post by: JesusAndYourBush on December 06, 2021, 05:15:41 PM
Quote from: olliebean on December 06, 2021, 04:09:22 PMOh, while we're on the subject, the other amazing thing I found out is that I can access the OED's paywalled site for free using my library card number.

Mine worked too, and I've not used it in years.
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Post by: Blinder Data on December 06, 2021, 06:02:22 PM
There are just 25 blimps in existence.

Twenty. Five.

So if you've ever seen a blimp, there are only 24 others out there.

AMAZING!

(Source (https://www.rd.com/article/why-you-dont-see-blimps-anymore/))
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Post by: dissolute ocelot on December 07, 2021, 10:38:41 AM
Quote from: olliebean on December 06, 2021, 04:09:22 PMOh, while we're on the subject, the other amazing thing I found out is that I can access the OED's paywalled site for free using my library card number.
I joined the National Library Of Scotland (Scottish equivalent of British Library) about 10 years ago but have never been, but they give you a free log-in which gives you OED as well as stuff like Oxford Reference, JSTOR, and Times and Scotsman newspaper archives. Mildly useful anyway. Ask your librarian.
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Post by: olliebean on December 07, 2021, 03:50:00 PM
I can get into the library's Ancestry account from home, as well, since shortly into the first lockdown. They started allowing remote access when all the libraries closed, and haven't disabled it yet.
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Post by: olliebean on December 07, 2021, 03:52:08 PM
Quote from: Blinder Data on December 06, 2021, 06:02:22 PMThere are just 25 blimps in existence.

Twenty. Five.

So if you've ever seen a blimp, there are only 24 others out there.

AMAZING!

(Source (https://www.rd.com/article/why-you-dont-see-blimps-anymore/))

Does that include the one styled after Trump in a nappy?
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Post by: kalowski on December 08, 2021, 06:18:42 AM
Quote from: olliebean on December 07, 2021, 03:52:08 PMDoes that include the one styled after Trump in a nappy?
That's not a blimp, it is a "Blimp-styled aeronautical entertainment balloon device".
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Post by: Dex Sawash on December 08, 2021, 11:31:52 AM

Tethered lighter-than-air objects are all classed as tethered ballons or aerostats, doesn't matter if they are mostly spherical, blimpoid, or trumpoid. Someone should commission a farage barrage balloon.
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Post by: MoonDust on December 08, 2021, 11:37:07 AM
Quote from: Dex Sawash on December 08, 2021, 11:31:52 AMTethered lighter-than-air objects are all classed as tethered ballons or aerostats, doesn't matter if they are mostly spherical, blimpoid, or trumpoid. Someone should commission a farage barrage balloon.

Strange, I recently read an interview with some children's author where barrage balloons were mentioned and I had to google what they are. Did you read the same thing?
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Post by: Dex Sawash on December 08, 2021, 11:43:05 AM
Quote from: MoonDust on December 08, 2021, 11:37:07 AMStrange, I recently read an interview with some children's author where barrage balloons were mentioned and I had to google what they are. Did you read the same thing?

Family business was in this area until the main recreational market got killed by 20+ % interest rates in 80s
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Post by: touchingcloth on December 08, 2021, 11:03:20 PM
Quote from: Dex Sawash on December 08, 2021, 11:43:05 AMFamily business was in this area until the main recreational market got killed by 20+ % interest rates in 80s

Did they not think to make the balloons more interesting?
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Post by: Dex Sawash on December 09, 2021, 12:22:14 AM
Quote from: touchingcloth on December 08, 2021, 11:03:20 PMDid they not think to make the balloons more interesting?

They're great if you're really into other things like pop-up books or quilts.
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Post by: Ferris on December 09, 2021, 02:06:14 AM
Quote from: touchingcloth on November 03, 2021, 11:10:16 PMIkea stores are franchises.

Are they?! Blimey.
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Post by: touchingcloth on December 09, 2021, 09:54:05 AM
Quote from: Ferris on December 09, 2021, 02:06:14 AMAre they?! Blimey.

Yep! I found out while reading an article about how they were going to be passing rising supply chain costs onto franchisees, and I was like, whose franchisees, exactly? Obviously they don't have their own, that would be mad.
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Post by: touchingcloth on December 09, 2021, 04:17:51 PM
There's an episode of the US Office where Michael and Dwight ask two waitresses from a Japanese restaurant to go on a date with them. In a following scene where they are shown on their dates, the actors playing the waitresses have changed. I'd always assumed this was some kind of casting SNAFU where they had had to hire different Asian actors and assumed that the audience might not notice, but it turns out that it was actually supposed to be a joke, and it turns out that a deleted scene would have revealed that the gag was that they had ended up actually dating less attractive women than they had asked out, but the scene was cut because, according to Greg Daniels, the actors they hired to play the dates were "not ugly enough". This all in an episode made recently enough to have been directed by Harold Ramis.
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Post by: dissolute ocelot on December 10, 2021, 10:16:47 AM
In the 12th century King David I of Scotland gave the Isle of May (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isle_of_May) in the Firth of Forth to that fine English city of Reading, or at least to the monks of Reading. As you can imagine this later proved a matter of contention between Scotland and England, but if you are from Berkshire feel free to go shout at a puffin.
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Post by: Johnny Foreigner on December 10, 2021, 10:48:58 AM
Quote from: dissolute ocelot on December 10, 2021, 10:16:47 AMIn the 12th century King David I of Scotland gave the Isle of May (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isle_of_May) in the Firth of Forth to that fine English city of Reading, or at least to the monks of Reading. As you can imagine this later proved a matter of contention between Scotland and England, but if you are from Berkshire feel free to go shout at a puffin.

I have been to the Isle of May; I got a catamaran from the Seabird Centre in North Berwick.
However, I have never been to Reading. Makes you think, doesn't it?
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Post by: Fat Jesus on December 11, 2021, 01:18:16 AM
Quote from: Johnny Foreigner on December 10, 2021, 10:48:58 AMI have been to the Isle of May...
However, I have never been to Reading.

Charlene considers rewrite.
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Post by: pigamus on December 11, 2021, 09:59:45 PM
Bloke on Twitter says celery stops acid reflux. Is that true?
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Post by: olliebean on December 11, 2021, 10:03:33 PM
Quote from: pigamus on December 11, 2021, 09:59:45 PMBloke on Twitter says celery stops acid reflux. Is that true?

Not worth it if so.
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Post by: kalowski on December 11, 2021, 10:10:58 PM
Quote from: pigamus on December 11, 2021, 09:59:45 PMBloke on Twitter says celery stops acid reflux. Is that true?
I believe it depends on how far up your arse you put it.
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Post by: dissolute ocelot on December 12, 2021, 01:09:14 AM
Quote from: pigamus on December 11, 2021, 09:59:45 PMBloke on Twitter says celery stops acid reflux. Is that true?
Drinking water helps acid reflux, so eating stringy water is unlikely to hurt.
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Post by: beanheadmcginty on December 12, 2021, 03:20:40 PM
Is that why it is added to recipes? I've always wondered what it is supposed to be contributing to a dish considering it has negligible flavour but seems to turn up in lots of things.
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Post by: seepage on December 12, 2021, 04:53:24 PM
I've wondered why celery is in mirepoix, but apparently "celery has a natural saltiness and slight bitterness which adds a depth of flavour" ?!
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Post by: Poobum on December 12, 2021, 06:48:03 PM
Cooked celery is a completely different beast. Get it in them soup/sauce bases, delicious stuff.
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Post by: Kankurette on December 12, 2021, 11:16:54 PM
Celery is often used as a base in vegetable soup. It tastes great smothered in peanut butter.

On the subject of food, my hat was fucked upon finding out that there is a dessert called blueberry grunt. It's a bit like a crumble.
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Post by: Jittlebags on December 13, 2021, 02:04:53 PM
Soffritto.
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Post by: Jittlebags on December 13, 2021, 02:05:50 PM
Just so I can get..

Sinitta considers rewrite.  Ah thank you.
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Post by: boki on December 21, 2021, 08:01:21 PM
Quote from: Poobum on December 12, 2021, 06:48:03 PMCooked celery is a completely different beast. Get it in them soup/sauce bases, delicious stuff.

Yup. Can't be doing with it raw, but I'll happily sweat some out in a stew
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Post by: Ferris on December 24, 2021, 06:27:28 PM
Lunatic anti-vax grifter Robert F Kennedy is married to Curb Your Enthusiasm actress Cheryl Hines.
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Post by: Dex Sawash on December 24, 2021, 07:48:55 PM
Then who is married to Gregory Hines?
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Post by: touchingcloth on December 24, 2021, 07:52:05 PM
Quote from: Ferris on December 24, 2021, 06:27:28 PMLunatic anti-vax grifter Robert F Kennedy is married to Curb Your Enthusiasm actress Cheryl Hines.

Sirhan Sirhan Will be surprised and disappointed to hear this.
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Post by: studpuppet on December 24, 2021, 11:12:21 PM
Quote from: Dex Sawash on December 24, 2021, 07:48:55 PMThen who is married to Gregory Hines?

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/18/3f/b1/183fb13eabf7187c1e3c0dac40930372.jpg)
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Post by: bgmnts on December 25, 2021, 12:27:14 AM
In my experience water doesnt do much for GERD/reflux/indigestion but I shall definitely try celery!
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Post by: Gulftastic on December 26, 2021, 03:01:01 AM
Mechanic Ant, who replaced Ed China on Wheeler Dealers, is dating Rene Zellweger.
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Post by: Icehaven on December 26, 2021, 02:19:04 PM
Leonard Nimoy directed Three Men and a Baby.
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Post by: studpuppet on December 27, 2021, 12:02:45 AM
Raquel Welch's son is married to the daughter of Indoor League's Freddie Trueman.
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Post by: Replies From View on December 27, 2021, 09:00:10 AM
Quote from: gilbertharding on August 25, 2021, 12:32:20 PMYeah, reading the last few posts (and the Mr Porky's thread) make me think that perhaps Johnny Muslim has the right idea.

Johnny Morris


There goes Master Passfast the farmer.  "Hello pigs"  "Hello farmer, snort."  And now he's heading up his little staircase to his ingenious toiletting overhang device, underneath which the pigs will patiently wait.

"Do we have much longer to wait, husband pig?"

"Hopefully not much longer, wife pig."

And now the baby pigs have heard the commotion and are bounding around in anticipation.  "Ooh, mummy pig, daddy pig, will the human shit fall down soon into our play area?"

"Hopefully not much longer now, little ones."
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Post by: sovietrussia on December 27, 2021, 10:55:15 PM
Skeletal ITV pitch side reporter Gabriel Clarke is the son of trailblazing TV and film director Alan Clarke.
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Post by: thecuriousorange on December 29, 2021, 07:55:47 PM
Clint Eastwood's father was another Clint Eastwood.
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Post by: Steven88 on December 29, 2021, 10:17:41 PM
Quote from: thecuriousorange on December 29, 2021, 07:55:47 PMClint Eastwood's father was another Clint Eastwood.
Pair of clints.
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Post by: dissolute ocelot on December 30, 2021, 11:30:20 AM
Clintons. His dad was a wealthy paper company executive. I guess I assumed Clinton Jr grew up on a ranch. This is more like the renegade I imagine: "he attended Piedmont High School (California), but was asked to leave for writing an obscene suggestion to a school official on the athletic field scoreboard and for burning an effigy on the school lawn, on top of other school infractions."
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Post by: pigamus on December 30, 2021, 11:38:03 AM
You can play YouTube videos at different speeds.
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Post by: olliebean on December 30, 2021, 12:04:21 PM
Quote from: pigamus on December 30, 2021, 11:38:03 AMYou can play YouTube videos at different speeds.

With the right browser addon, you can play any online video at different speeds.
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Post by: seepage on December 30, 2021, 03:51:22 PM
I just spotted that too. I found x 1.5 was ideal for most stuff in VLC so I'll give it a go in YT.
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Post by: George White on January 05, 2022, 08:25:20 PM
There was a 1992 sitcom pilot for CBS based on Driving Miss Daisy...
Starring Robert Guillaume
and
DAME JOAN PLOWRIGHT  as Miss Daisy.

With laughter track and all.
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Post by: the Fallen on January 08, 2022, 03:54:14 PM
Just got the title of John Lennon's book

A pun on In His Own Right

Couple of dozen generations spent just thinking he was weirdo
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Post by: Ferris on January 08, 2022, 11:12:25 PM
The "water resistance" shit on watches is absolute nonsense.

Something rated for use at 30m is actually only ever tested at depths of 10cm, and is functionally so useless that the international body who rate all this stuff advise it's probably "not suitable for showering".

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_Resistant_mark#Water_resistance_classification
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Post by: Replies From View on January 09, 2022, 04:17:21 PM
Quote from: Ferris on January 08, 2022, 11:12:25 PMThe "water resistance" shit on watches is absolute nonsense.

Something rated for use at 30m is actually only ever tested at depths of 10cm, and is functionally so useless that the international body who rate all this stuff advise it's probably "not suitable for showering".

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_Resistant_mark#Water_resistance_classification

At my primary school in the late 80s there were kids lucky enough to have digital watches and they'd boast and argue without end about who had the best water resistance.

One playground argument I distinctly remember was a kid who insisted that the words WATER RESIST on the face of his watch = greater water resistance than anyone who had the words WATER RESISTANT on theirs.


Anyone else recall anything similar?



Seems Casio had all the WATER RESIST watches:

(https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/41oROi28psL._SL500_.jpg)


All the other brands were embarrassingly lumbered with the infinitely substandard WATER RESISTANT lettering:

(https://www.retrotogo.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/t4.jpg)
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Post by: Replies From View on January 09, 2022, 04:28:54 PM
^ 50m on that Casio, mate.



Gonna get me one of those mixed gas diver's watches.  Can never be too careful!
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Post by: touchingcloth on January 09, 2022, 05:09:34 PM
Quote from: Replies From View on January 09, 2022, 04:17:21 PMAt my primary school in the late 80s there were kids lucky enough to have digital watches and they'd boast and argue without end about who had the best water resistance.

One playground argument I distinctly remember was a kid who insisted that the words WATER RESIST on the face of his watch = greater water resistance than anyone who had the words WATER RESISTANT on theirs.


Anyone else recall anything similar?



Seems Casio had all the WATER RESIST watches:

(https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/41oROi28psL._SL500_.jpg)


All the other brands were embarrassingly lumbered with the infinitely substandard WATER RESISTANT lettering:

(https://www.retrotogo.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/t4.jpg)

Late 80s stroke early 90s kid here, and I don't remember any discussions around water resist versus water resistant because the main arguments were between "other watches" and "that watch from Argos that can control tellies".
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Post by: Ferris on January 09, 2022, 05:24:03 PM
Quote from: Replies From View on January 09, 2022, 04:17:21 PMSeems Casio had all the WATER RESIST watches:

But only some of them specify the depth to which they resist water. How does that make any sense?

(https://i.imgur.com/mG9HgTA.jpg)
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Post by: Ferris on January 09, 2022, 05:25:31 PM
If you had a Timex instead of a Casio I think it's reasonable to say you're a disgusting weirdo who should be locked away from society (preferably forever).
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Post by: touchingcloth on January 09, 2022, 05:43:37 PM
Quote from: Ferris on January 09, 2022, 05:24:03 PMBut only some of them specify the depth to which they resist water. How does that make any sense?

(https://i.imgur.com/mG9HgTA.jpg)

It's like nonstick pans. They often don't specify what won't stick to them, leaving people who cook with Araldite permanently confused.
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Post by: olliebean on January 09, 2022, 05:43:52 PM
Seems to me that waterproof would trump both water resistant and water resist. Hence my pac-a-mac was better than you and your mates' watches.
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Post by: touchingcloth on January 09, 2022, 05:51:49 PM
I don't want anything I own to prove water, I want it to resist water. Like I don't want the doors of my house to prove that intruders exist, I prefer that they resist their coming in.
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Post by: Replies From View on January 09, 2022, 06:15:21 PM
Quote from: Ferris on January 09, 2022, 05:24:03 PMBut only some of them specify the depth to which they resist water. How does that make any sense?

(https://i.imgur.com/mG9HgTA.jpg)

Because children in playgrounds like to argue that the thing they have is the best one, and will use as evidence any difference they can find between themselves.
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Post by: Replies From View on January 09, 2022, 06:17:10 PM
Quote from: Ferris on January 09, 2022, 05:25:31 PMIf you had a Timex instead of a Casio I think it's reasonable to say you're a disgusting weirdo who should be locked away from society (preferably forever).

Anything that wasn't a Casio had WATER RESISTANT, in fact maybe some Casio watches had WATER RESISTANT on them as well.

And all of these, Casio included, were inferior to those bearing the words WATER RESIST.  Don't believe me?  Ask the appropriate kid in St Stephen's School playground in 1989 - can't remember his name.
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Post by: Replies From View on January 09, 2022, 06:23:52 PM
Quote from: touchingcloth on January 09, 2022, 05:51:49 PMI don't want anything I own to prove water, I want it to resist water. Like I don't want the doors of my house to prove that intruders exist, I prefer that they resist their coming in.

But before you can repel something you need to prove it's there.  Otherwise you would waste crucial funding on THREATS THAT EXIST NOT
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Post by: olliebean on January 09, 2022, 08:18:35 PM
The proof of the water is in the resist.
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Post by: the Fallen on January 11, 2022, 05:59:05 PM
I have a digital Casio

It survives baths. I can't swim so, if it isn't totally waterproof well neither am i
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Post by: MojoJojo on January 12, 2022, 02:37:53 PM
The word rastafarian comes from "Ras Tafari Makonnen", the pre-regnal title of the late Haile Selassie.
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Post by: dissolute ocelot on January 16, 2022, 05:49:15 PM
QuoteRobins and great tits have been found to catch bumblebees, rub them on branches to remove the stings, and then to peck out the insides!
Bumblebee Conservation Trust making me want to see bees get eaten.
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Post by: Steven88 on January 16, 2022, 11:16:37 PM
Quote from: dissolute ocelot on January 16, 2022, 05:49:15 PMBumblebee Conservation Trust making me want to see bees get eaten.
Great tits have also been known to peck bat's skulls open.
https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17749-killer-birds-bite-off-bats-heads/
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Post by: famethrowa on January 17, 2022, 12:48:35 AM
Imagine what a pair of great tits could do
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Post by: Dex Sawash on January 18, 2022, 11:21:07 AM

You can cut down a SIM card to make it function in a smaller slot as the chip is quite small and I guess pin spacing must be the same. Unless many people on reddit are conspiring to have CaB laugh at me which would also be amazing.
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Post by: pigamus on January 18, 2022, 11:24:50 AM
Considered that meself recently but I knew I'd fuck it up

I just wish proper sim cards had a proper name, it would make the search for the right phone much easier
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Post by: touchingcloth on January 18, 2022, 09:28:09 PM
Quote from: Dex Sawash on January 18, 2022, 11:21:07 AMYou can cut down a SIM card to make it function in a smaller slot as the chip is quite small and I guess pin spacing must be the same. Unless many people on reddit are conspiring to have CaB laugh at me which would also be amazing.

I tried doing this with my eSIM but I don't know where to get escissors from :(
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Post by: Ferris on January 18, 2022, 09:44:23 PM
Quote from: touchingcloth on January 18, 2022, 09:28:09 PMI tried doing this with my eSIM but I don't know where to get escissors from :(

eeBay
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Post by: Paul Calf on January 20, 2022, 05:45:33 AM
Eva Marie Saint, Oscar-winning actress who played Edie Doyle opposite Marlon Brando and Karl Maldon in 1954 crime drama On The Waterfront is still alive.

She is 97.
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Post by: Paul Calf on January 20, 2022, 06:27:58 AM
Fuck me.

I knew the members of Guns 'n' Roses were snotty little cunts, but the existence of the song One In A Million has properly shocked me.

NSFW TW: Racism, homophobia and general cuntery NSFW (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SVz9XXM-eI)
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Post by: SpiderChrist on January 20, 2022, 07:52:41 AM
Quote from: Paul Calf on January 20, 2022, 06:27:58 AMFuck me.

I knew the members of Guns 'n' Roses were snotty little cunts, but the existence of the song One In A Million has properly shocked me.

NSFW TW: Racism, homophobia and general cuntery NSFW (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SVz9XXM-eI)

The original sleeve of Appetite for Destruction marked them out as cunts right from the off. I remember rowing with my manager at HMV over why we would stock an album with a cover like that but not Penis Envy (or, indeed anything on the Crass Records label). Turns out it was official HMV policy in the 80s not to stock anything on Crass Records, Mortarhate (Conflict's label) and a couple of others whose names escape me. Oh yeah, Flux of Pink Indians' "The Fucking Cunts Treat Us Like Pricks" and Dead Kennedys "Frankenchrist" too.
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Post by: olliebean on January 20, 2022, 08:34:24 AM
One that turned up in my twitter feed: both Martin Luther King and Anne Frank, if they were still alive, would be younger than the Queen.
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Post by: Paul Calf on January 20, 2022, 10:23:17 AM
Quote from: SpiderChrist on January 20, 2022, 07:52:41 AMThe original sleeve of Appetite for Destruction marked them out as cunts right from the off. I remember rowing with my manager at HMV over why we would stock an album with a cover like that but not Penis Envy (or, indeed anything on the Crass Records label). Turns out it was official HMV policy in the 80s not to stock anything on Crass Records, Mortarhate (Conflict's label) and a couple of others whose names escape me. Oh yeah, Flux of Pink Indians' "The Fucking Cunts Treat Us Like Pricks" and Dead Kennedys "Frankenchrist" too.

Butthole Surfers? :)
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Post by: SpiderChrist on January 20, 2022, 10:48:58 AM
Quote from: Paul Calf on January 20, 2022, 10:23:17 AMButthole Surfers? :)

No thanks, just had one.
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Post by: Paul Calf on January 20, 2022, 11:41:14 AM
Quote from: SpiderChrist on January 20, 2022, 07:52:41 AMThe original sleeve of Appetite for Destruction marked them out as cunts right from the off.

Christ, I'd never seen that. Just unforgivable.
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Post by: SpiderChrist on January 20, 2022, 12:50:41 PM
Quote from: Paul Calf on January 20, 2022, 11:41:14 AMChrist, I'd never seen that. Just unforgivable.

If you'd gone into an HMV shop in 1987 you would probably have seen it "racked out" on prominent display.

QuoteWikiquote: The band stated the artwork is "a symbolic social statement, with the robot representing the industrial system that's raping and polluting our environment."

Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiggggggggggggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhht
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Post by: touchingcloth on January 20, 2022, 12:56:43 PM
It's an anagram of "neon drugs ass".
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Post by: dissolute ocelot on January 20, 2022, 03:37:07 PM
Quote from: olliebean on January 20, 2022, 08:34:24 AMOne that turned up in my twitter feed: both Martin Luther King and Anne Frank, if they were still alive, would be younger than the Queen.
King always looked middle aged, but was only 39 when he was killed; he was only 26 when he led the Montgomery bus boycott in 1955. Something that surprises me is that Malcolm X was almost 4 years older than Martin Luther King.
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Post by: Famous Mortimer on January 20, 2022, 10:13:17 PM
Quote from: Paul Calf on January 20, 2022, 06:27:58 AMFuck me.

I knew the members of Guns 'n' Roses were snotty little cunts, but the existence of the song One In A Million has properly shocked me.

NSFW TW: Racism, homophobia and general cuntery NSFW (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SVz9XXM-eI)
There's also their "Guns N Roses Was Here" tour t-shirt, featuring...well, here's a link to the image, which is probably NSFW.

https://www.defunkd.com/forum/defunkd-vintage-t-shirt-collective-f26/stumped-this-guns-roses-was-here-shirt-t1908.html
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Post by: George White on January 20, 2022, 10:42:38 PM
Quote from: dissolute ocelot on January 20, 2022, 03:37:07 PMKing always looked middle aged, but was only 39 when he was killed; he was only 26 when he led the Montgomery bus boycott in 1955. Something that surprises me is that Malcolm X was almost 4 years older than Martin Luther King.
And also Malcolm X  was big mates as a young man with John Sanford who later became Redd Foxx (Sanford and Son being named after his family). Foxx like Wilfrid Brambell was only fifty when he began playing the role of the dirty old man.
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Post by: Famous Mortimer on January 20, 2022, 10:54:30 PM
I'm just reading "Blood Brothers", about the early 60s relationship between Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali. Dead good it is, if a little obsessed with putting the exact date of stuff in there, if you're interested in the era.
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Post by: Sebastian Cobb on January 20, 2022, 11:11:39 PM
Quote from: Ferris on January 09, 2022, 05:24:03 PMBut only some of them specify the depth to which they resist water. How does that make any sense?

(https://i.imgur.com/mG9HgTA.jpg)

WR on its own is just spashproof I think, I remember my F91 had a little table in the instructions.

(https://www.casio-intl.com/media/image/wat/images/water_resistance/img01.gif)

I know people who've swam in a bog standard WR Casio to no ill effects and wikipedia mentions people doing it to. It wouldn't surprise me if the're all basically the same and the water resistance is decided by testing the quality control of different batches of parts.
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Post by: Menu on January 20, 2022, 11:12:15 PM
Quote from: Famous Mortimer on January 20, 2022, 10:13:17 PMThere's also their "Guns N Roses Was Here" tour t-shirt, featuring...well, here's a link to the image, which is probably NSFW.

https://www.defunkd.com/forum/defunkd-vintage-t-shirt-collective-f26/stumped-this-guns-roses-was-here-shirt-t1908.html

PHWOOOOAAAAAARHH!!!
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Post by: Ferris on January 21, 2022, 12:18:41 AM
Quote from: Sebastian Cobb on January 20, 2022, 11:11:39 PMWR on its own is just spashproof I think, I remember my F91 had a little table in the instructions.

(https://www.casio-intl.com/media/image/wat/images/water_resistance/img01.gif)

I know people who've swam in a bog standard WR Casio to no ill effects and wikipedia mentions people doing it to. It wouldn't surprise me if the're all basically the same and the water resistance is decided by testing the quality control of different batches of parts.

Yeah I think they take one watch face, hold it under water for 30 seconds and call it a day
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Post by: touchingcloth on January 21, 2022, 08:19:00 AM
We can absolutely guarantee you this watch isn't dissolving any time soon.
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Post by: studpuppet on January 21, 2022, 12:52:07 PM
Quote from: Ferris on January 21, 2022, 12:18:41 AMYeah I think they take one watch face, hold it under water for 30 seconds and call it a day

The inspiration for THIS (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smiley_face_murder_theory)?

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Post by: Norton Canes on January 23, 2022, 08:53:29 PM
Try typing "t  e  h" without the spaces into the reply field and hit 'Preview'
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Post by: touchingcloth on January 23, 2022, 09:13:05 PM
There are a few like that which Bazza doesn't like. Spelling "mate" with the number eight is another one.
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Post by: JesusAndYourBush on January 23, 2022, 10:00:21 PM
LOL NO mate

Edit: Haha

Edit2: I remember about 10 years ago the misspelling of 'the' was replaced by "THE FUCKING THE".
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Post by: Mr_Simnock on January 26, 2022, 05:33:24 PM
Reading about the snow white tale after Peter Dinklage's comments on the disney live redo (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-60135547) and came across this.

QuoteThe mirror always tells the queen that she is the fairest. The queen is always pleased with that response because the magic mirror never lies. But when Snow White is seven years old, her fairness surpasses that of her stepmother. When the queen asks her mirror, it tells her that Snow White is the fairest.

Fucking PAEDO mirror

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KKeUCmjDOgc/UId1QZq-I9I/AAAAAAAAAJ4/2GTjukpCNUU/s1600/10-06-09-snow-white-mirror.jpg)

I think they just call it "Snow White" and recast the dwarves as normal peasant people who just happen to live in the countryside and work in the mountains.
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Post by: beanheadmcginty on January 26, 2022, 05:38:05 PM
I'd be interested in seeing Snow White and the Seven Worfs where she hangs around with a bunch of Klingons.
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Post by: olliebean on January 27, 2022, 08:52:24 AM
Quote from: Mr_Simnock on January 26, 2022, 05:33:24 PMI think they just call it "Snow White" and recast the dwarves as normal peasant people who just happen to live in the countryside and work in the mountains.

They're going to be "magical creatures" apparently, and the casting sheet calls for voice actors which suggests they're going to be CGI. But Disney is also "consulting with members of the dwarfism community," which suggests they're still going to be dwarfs? Or maybe they're consulting to make sure they don't read as dwarfs, which is a tall order (no pun intended) given that's how everybody already knows the story.

In any case, I'm sensing a car crash in the making.
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Post by: seepage on January 27, 2022, 09:18:05 AM
I have it on good authority they're going to be skaven in this one.
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Post by: dissolute ocelot on January 27, 2022, 10:03:57 AM
They've already tried badly photoshopping normal-sized actors' heads onto tiny bodies. (Snow White and the Huntsman)

(https://i.imgur.com/p2FHuQM.jpg)
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Post by: pigamus on January 28, 2022, 01:32:46 AM
In the early 1970s, Roy Plomley interviewed a man named Alistair MacLean for Desert Island Discs. He thought it was the Scottish novelist, but it was actually a man from the Ontario Tourist Board. The programme was never broadcast.
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Post by: The Frank Butcher on January 28, 2022, 05:05:37 AM
Quote from: beanheadmcginty on January 26, 2022, 05:38:05 PMI'd be interested in seeing Snow White and the Seven Worfs where she hangs around with a bunch of Klingons.

She's a Princess. Prince Charles has someone load up his toothbrush for him, why would she be walking around with klingons.
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Post by: Paul Calf on January 28, 2022, 07:18:26 AM
Quote from: olliebean on January 27, 2022, 08:52:24 AMthe dwarfism community

(https://i.gifer.com/3NKt.gif)
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Post by: Steven88 on January 28, 2022, 11:32:48 AM
Midgetarians.
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Post by: Jockice on January 29, 2022, 02:53:27 PM
Quote from: pigamus on January 28, 2022, 01:32:46 AMIn the early 1970s, Roy Plomley interviewed a man named Alistair MacLean for Desert Island Discs. He thought it was the Scottish novelist, but it was actually a man from the Ontario Tourist Board. The programme was never broadcast.

Oh God, something similar happened to me on one of my first ever journalism jobs. I got sent out with a photographer to interview a prominent former local cricketer (he'd played for England and everything) who was retiring from the job in a car showroom he'd taken up after he became too old for the sport.

Now I know bugger all about cricket. Which is quite a good job as neither did he. Totally different bloke. Who didn't even seem aware that he has a famous namesake. Well famous to some people. After finding this out about 30 seconds into the interview I then went through the rigmarole of pretending I was really interested in his 40 years of selling cars. While daydreaming of strangling the newsdesk dickhead who seemed not to realise that sometimes two unconnected people may have the same name.

It ended up being a one-line picture caption.
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Post by: jobotic on January 29, 2022, 02:59:24 PM
Was that at W.G. Grace Motors?
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Post by: Jockice on January 29, 2022, 03:18:50 PM
Quote from: jobotic on January 29, 2022, 02:59:24 PMWas that at W.G. Grace Motors?

Yeah, but I've boycotted it ever since.
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Post by: Dex Sawash on January 30, 2022, 09:08:35 PM
Quote from: touchingcloth on January 30, 2022, 08:27:58 PMFreezers stick closed after being shut cos of the warm air contracting and Flemings vacuum, not because they're designed to stick shut.
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Post by: Clatty McCutcheon on January 30, 2022, 11:37:11 PM
The word 'bodacious' wasn't invented for the Bill & Ted films. It was being used as a slang term by Those Crazy Americans as far back as the mid 19th century.
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Post by: Menu on February 01, 2022, 03:39:35 AM
Quote from: Mr_Simnock on January 26, 2022, 05:33:24 PMReading about the snow white tale after Peter Dinklage's comments on the disney live redo (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-60135547) and came across this.

Fucking PAEDO mirror

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KKeUCmjDOgc/UId1QZq-I9I/AAAAAAAAAJ4/2GTjukpCNUU/s1600/10-06-09-snow-white-mirror.jpg)

I think they just call it "Snow White" and recast the dwarves as normal peasant people who just happen to live in the countryside and work in the mountains.

It would be ironic if Disney's desire not to be racist to dwarves leads to dwarves not having the most nailed-on payday of their entire careers.
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Post by: pigamus on February 02, 2022, 09:39:53 PM
https://twitter.com/MichaelLCrick/status/1488920705882333193

Michael Crick having a selfie with David Butler - 97! I assumed he was dead years back!
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Post by: touchingcloth on February 04, 2022, 03:31:55 PM
This post...

Quote from: phantom_power on February 04, 2022, 09:26:43 AMOver 3 million, apparently

https://www.engineeringfordiscovery.org/education/shipwrecks/how-many-shipwrecks-are-there/#:~:text=It%20is%20estimated%20that%20there,dated%20to%202700%2D2200%20BC.

...led me to reading about the Bohomme Richard, and my arse's hat being well and truly belted to learn that the American Revolutionary War was partly fought in Europe, including just off the Yorkshire coast. It's as surprising to me as if I had learned that some of the First World War was fought in the Antartic (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Apprentice_(British_TV_series)).
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Post by: JamesTC on February 07, 2022, 12:26:56 AM
Six years before The Matrix came out, Carrie-Anne Moss starred in a short-lived TV show called Matrix (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matrix_(TV_series)).

Just spent ages laughing at "Steven Matrix".
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Post by: Rizla on February 07, 2022, 01:04:07 AM

Quote from: JamesTC on February 07, 2022, 12:26:56 AMJust spent ages laughing at "Steven Matrix".
I had a similar one the other day when I thought about how the guy in the Rebus books/TV show is actually a detective actually called John Rebus.
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Post by: Ferris on February 07, 2022, 03:05:35 AM
An Irish distillery fire in the 1870s hospitalized 24 people, and killed 13.

Nobody died in the conflagration - all victims were killed outside the building by alcohol poisoning as a result of drinking far too much of the free whiskey that flowed down the street.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dublin_whiskey_fire
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Post by: Dex Sawash on February 07, 2022, 11:51:10 AM

I've got one for the inappropriate laughing thread now
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Post by: dissolute ocelot on February 07, 2022, 05:01:56 PM
Quote from: JamesTC on February 07, 2022, 12:26:56 AMSix years before The Matrix came out, Carrie-Anne Moss starred in a short-lived TV show called Matrix (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matrix_(TV_series)).

Just spent ages laughing at "Steven Matrix".
In Commando (1985), Arnold Schwarzenegger played John Matrix, and future TV witch Alyssa Milano played his daughter Jenny Matrix. Respectively, database software for prostitutes and donkey-breeders.
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Post by: Famous Mortimer on February 07, 2022, 08:07:30 PM
Quote from: beanheadmcginty on January 26, 2022, 05:38:05 PMI'd be interested in seeing Snow White and the Seven Worfs where she hangs around with a bunch of Klingons.
Here you go (not mine):

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51869072210_2f2d4d39c4_z.jpg)
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Post by: turnstyle on February 09, 2022, 10:25:41 AM
Quote from: pigamus on January 28, 2022, 01:32:46 AMIn the early 1970s, Roy Plomley interviewed a man named Alistair MacLean for Desert Island Discs. He thought it was the Scottish novelist, but it was actually a man from the Ontario Tourist Board. The programme was never broadcast.

This happened on an episode of Maron's WTF. He booked Kevin McDonald of Kids in the Hall fame, or at least thought he had, when another bloke called Kevin McDonald turned up instead. Turned out he was a Scottish film director so they had a chin wag about that. I think he released the podcast as double, with both Kevin McDonald interviews?
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Post by: Replies From View on February 10, 2022, 05:06:47 PM
Guy who played Cunt Jester in Knightmare was the voice of Marvin the Paranoid Android in the Radio and TV versions of Hitchhiker's Guide.
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Post by: dissolute ocelot on February 10, 2022, 05:43:49 PM
Quote from: Replies From View on February 10, 2022, 05:06:47 PMGuy who played Cunt Jester in Knightmare was the voice of Marvin the Paranoid Android in the Radio and TV versions of Hitchhiker's Guide.
I dread to think what a Cunt Jester does with his stick with bells on.
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Post by: Hobo With A Shit Pun on February 10, 2022, 05:56:03 PM
Quote from: Replies From View on February 10, 2022, 05:06:47 PMGuy who played Cunt Jester in Knightmare was the voice of Marvin the Paranoid Android in the Radio and TV versions of Hitchhiker's Guide.

Nah, he didn't do the voices, he was the guy in the costume.
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Post by: Replies From View on February 10, 2022, 06:07:09 PM
Ohh yeah.

Okay that makes sense then.  I couldn't quite reconcile it to be honest.
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Post by: touchingcloth on February 10, 2022, 11:53:20 PM
Kill cunt jester.
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Post by: magister on February 25, 2022, 09:28:08 AM
Marlene Dietrich and Irene Handl were born on the same day.
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Post by: George White on February 25, 2022, 10:59:05 AM
Odessa is not in Russia.
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Post by: touchingcloth on February 25, 2022, 12:14:30 PM
Quote from: George White on February 25, 2022, 10:59:05 AMOdessa is not in Russia.

...yet?
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Post by: George White on February 25, 2022, 01:34:45 PM
For years I thought it was, but mainly because of the Odessa Filmstudio of the USSR.
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Post by: Icehaven on February 26, 2022, 10:13:02 PM
The Ukrainian president is a comedian who ran for office after playing a part in a sitcom in which he's a civilian who unexpectedly wins the presidency. His fictional and real parties even had the same name.
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Post by: Dr Rock on February 26, 2022, 10:23:43 PM
Quote from: JamesTC on February 07, 2022, 12:26:56 AMJust spent ages laughing at "Steven Matrix".

If Matrix was here he'd laugh too.
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Post by: Dr Rock on February 26, 2022, 10:25:15 PM
Quote from: dissolute ocelot on February 07, 2022, 05:01:56 PMIn Commando (1985), Arnold Schwarzenegger played John Matrix, and future TV witch Alyssa Milano played his daughter Jenny Chenny Matrix.
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Post by: Sebastian Cobb on March 03, 2022, 04:39:41 PM
When the Swiss faced coal shortages during WWII they needed to find a way to keep their trains running and settled on eletrification on the cheap by adding pantographs and electric heaters to their steam trains.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/17/SBB_Ee_3-3_8521.png)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric-steam_locomotive
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Post by: Paul Calf on March 03, 2022, 06:44:14 PM
Quote from: dissolute ocelot on February 07, 2022, 05:01:56 PMIn Commando (1985), Arnold Schwarzenegger played John Matrix, and future TV witch Alyssa Milano played his daughter Jenny Matrix. Respectively, database software for prostitutes and donkey-breeders.

I had a bit of a crush on Jenny M when Commando came out (yes, I know she was 12, but so was I).
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Post by: MojoJojo on March 04, 2022, 11:19:01 AM
Quote from: Sebastian Cobb on March 03, 2022, 04:39:41 PMWhen the Swiss faced coal shortages during WWII they needed to find a way to keep their trains running and settled on eletrification on the cheap by adding pantographs and electric heaters to their steam trains.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric-steam_locomotive

Well there's Your Problem?

Although reading that they only did two trains like that. Interested to read you get model trains that work like that though.
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Post by: Darles Chickens on March 04, 2022, 12:27:18 PM
I was disappointed to discover that the Blue Man Group (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Man_Group) is a real performance art collective, and not a bit of random whimsy from the Arrested Development universe.  It no longer seems as funny.

(There's probably loads of jokes that have gone right over my head from Arrested Development - I only recently discovered that Jason Bateman's sister plays someone who he thinks is his sister, but isn't.)
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Post by: touchingcloth on March 04, 2022, 01:05:51 PM
Quote from: Darles Chickens on March 04, 2022, 12:27:18 PM(There's probably loads of jokes that have gone right over my head from Arrested Development - I only recently discovered that Jason Bateman's sister plays someone who he thinks is his sister, but isn't.)

I'm on about my fifth rewatch at the moment, and there's still stuff I'm noticing for the first time in nearly every episode. I hadn't realised that Nellie Bluth was a Bateman!
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Post by: Sebastian Cobb on March 04, 2022, 03:25:16 PM
Quote from: MojoJojo on March 04, 2022, 11:19:01 AMWell there's Your Problem?

Although reading that they only did two trains like that. Interested to read you get model trains that work like that though.
Yeah!
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Post by: touchingcloth on March 05, 2022, 12:46:22 PM
Those Smart cars are named as an acronym where the "M" is for "Mercedes", and the "S" for their arde-belting collaborator, Swatch.

The "A", "R", and "T" are from, in the words of Ron Howard, nothing.
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Post by: holyzombiejesus on March 06, 2022, 08:12:36 PM
Spontaneous Synchronization is pretty crazy. If you get a load of metronomes next to each other, all going off at different times, eventually they synchronize. Admittedly it's not as amazing as I initially thought, seeing as the platform they're on is moving and obviously has a hand in synchronising them but it still looks good.

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Post by: olliebean on March 06, 2022, 10:24:32 PM
I call bullshit: tried this with the metronome apps on my and my housemate's phones and they didn't synchronise at all.
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Post by: jamiefairlie on March 08, 2022, 06:53:57 AM
If you put three women flatmates on a piece of wood balanced on two beer cans, their periods start to synchronize, I expect.
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Post by: TrenterPercenter on March 17, 2022, 07:12:13 PM
Vindaloo is authentically made with pork and is from the Portuguese dish Carne de vinha d'alhos which basically translates as meat with wine (vine) and garlic (alho).

It's Indianisation starts in Goa being a part of Indian that eats pork and drinks booze, though now it has then merged into aloo (potato) with potatoes becoming part of the Indian dish vinegar, garlic and potatoes.
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Post by: touchingcloth on March 17, 2022, 07:43:57 PM
I've never had a vindaloo with potatoes in that I can remember, though I can see how alho would morph into aloo!

One of my favourite recipes to make at home is a pork vindaloo, and I fucking love wanking on about how, actually, a proper vindaloo should contain pork, actually, and should primarily be sour from the vinegar and not hot as fuck the way BIR places serve, actually.

I've only ever found one Indian restaurant that offers a vindaloo made with pork, which funnily enough was here in Portugal. The Indians that do live here tend to be from Goa due to the links from the old empire, and that region has vastly more Christians in it that most which explains their lack of an aversion to pig.
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Post by: Paul Calf on March 18, 2022, 01:51:06 PM
Quote from: TrenterPercenter on March 17, 2022, 07:12:13 PMVindaloo is authentically made with pork and is from the Portuguese dish Carne de vinha d'alhos which basically translates as meat with wine (vine) and garlic (alho).

It's Indianisation starts in Goa being a part of Indian that eats pork and drinks booze, though now it has then merged into aloo (potato) with potatoes becoming part of the Indian dish vinegar, garlic and potatoes.

It contains vinegar too. Proper vindaloo is great but the last time I had it form a UK takeaway it was just heat and no flavour.
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Post by: Paul Calf on March 18, 2022, 01:56:56 PM
For my money though, chicken xacuti is the stand-out Goan dish.
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Post by: TrenterPercenter on March 18, 2022, 04:20:32 PM
Quote from: touchingcloth on March 17, 2022, 07:43:57 PMOne of my favourite recipes to make at home is a pork vindaloo, and I fucking love wanking on about how, actually, a proper vindaloo should contain pork, actually, and should primarily be sour from the vinegar and not hot as fuck the way BIR places serve, actually.

Quote from: Paul Calf on March 18, 2022, 01:51:06 PMIt contains vinegar too. Proper vindaloo is great but the last time I had it form a UK takeaway it was just heat and no flavour.

......as this is the acceptable version of booze. VinegarAloo = Vin de Alho.
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Post by: Dex Sawash on March 19, 2022, 02:04:27 AM

Chile is GMT -4
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Post by: beanheadmcginty on March 19, 2022, 12:06:39 PM
-4 is quite chilly
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Post by: George White on March 22, 2022, 09:58:36 PM
Michael Hordern was original choice for M in the Bond films.
So, as well as a Paddington as Q, we could have had one as M.
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Post by: Juice Terry on March 25, 2022, 08:21:11 AM
Quote from: Gusty OWindflap on March 24, 2022, 11:51:21 AMPeople experiencing poverty can be at a disadvantage at a genetic level to those not experiencing poverty. Not because of their 'biology' or how they were born but as a direct result of their environment.

For example, epigenetics research indicates that 'poverty leaves a mark on nearly 10 percent of the genes in the genome' (and not in a good way).



Hat fucked

https://news.northwestern.edu/stories/2019/04/poverty-leaves-a-mark-on-our-genes/
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Post by: Paul Calf on March 25, 2022, 08:22:52 AM
Wrong fucking account again ^
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Post by: jamiefairlie on March 25, 2022, 08:42:20 PM
Epigenetics innit?
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Post by: beanheadmcginty on March 26, 2022, 01:36:57 AM
Surely any genetic advantages of being rich are cancelled out by them all being inbred?
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Post by: dissolute ocelot on March 26, 2022, 02:02:21 PM
According to Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grease_(musical)#School_version) there's a "school version" of the musical Grease which removes all references to alcohol, smoking, bad language, and Rizzo's pregnancy. Although it keeps the ear piercing scene, because tetanus is for all the family.

No word if Rocky Horror has had the same treatment.
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Post by: touchingcloth on March 26, 2022, 03:01:38 PM
The Ford Model T could run on alcohol as well as gasoline.
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Post by: Famous Mortimer on March 26, 2022, 08:19:54 PM
Quote from: touchingcloth on March 26, 2022, 03:01:38 PMThe Ford Model T could run on alcohol as well as gasoline.
Ethanol, it's not like you're tipping half a pint of mild in one and expecting to get to the shops.
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Post by: touchingcloth on March 26, 2022, 10:26:24 PM
Quote from: Famous Mortimer on March 26, 2022, 08:19:54 PMEthanol, it's not like you're tipping half a pint of mild in one and expecting to get to the shops.

No, but it still surprised me. I knew that there are cars these days which run on ethanol, but I thought it post-dated the world of petrol rather than it being something which had been around since the dawn of the motorcar.
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Post by: Paul Calf on March 27, 2022, 02:33:24 PM
Electricity doesn't run through cables.

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Post by: Rizla on March 27, 2022, 03:51:51 PM
Quote from: touchingcloth on March 17, 2022, 07:43:57 PMOne of my favourite recipes to make at home is a pork vindaloo
Recipe?

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Post by: Fr.Bigley on March 27, 2022, 04:38:56 PM
Quote from: touchingcloth on March 17, 2022, 07:43:57 PMOne of my favourite recipes to make at home is a pork vindaloo

Got what it takes your wife? You got plenty yeah? Plenty...to go around...evil bastard.
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Post by: touchingcloth on March 27, 2022, 05:03:53 PM
Quote from: Rizla on March 27, 2022, 03:51:51 PMRecipe?

This probably serves 4 to 8, depending on what you have with it. Add more chilli if you like it hot, but this is about the heat I like it - too much for those people who won't eat anything more than a korma, but nowhere near lads and bants levels of spice.

Ingredients:
1kg boneless pork shoulder, chunked

(For the marinade)
5cm cinnamon stick
1 tsp peppercorns
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp cumin seeds
12 green cardamom pods, seeds only
1 onion, chopped roughly
8 garlic cloves, peeled
5cm ginger, chopped roughly
2 tbsp tamarind liquid (or substitute white wine vinegar)
5 tbsp white wine vinegar (or ~7 tbsp if not using tamarind)
1½ tsp salt
2 tbsp Kashmiri chilli powder
½ tsp turmeric

(For the sauce)
2 tbsp ghee
1 onion, chopped
4 tomatoes, sliced
4 fresh green chillies, halved lengthways
Water

Steps
Marinade:
-Toast the cinnamon, peppercorns, cloves, cumin seeds, and cardamom, and grind to a powder
-Blend the onion, garlic, ginger, tamarind, vinegar, salt, chilli powder, turmeric, and ground spices into a paste.
-Coat the pork with the paste
-Cover and refrigerate for 12-24 hours

Cooking:
-Fry onions in ghee over a low heat until soft and deep brown, ~45mins
-Add the pork and fry for 5-10 minutes until it starts to colour
-Stir in the tomatoes and chillies, and add water if needed
-Cover and cook for ~2 hours until tender, adding a small amount of water if it starts to stick
-Add extra tamarind and/or vinegar to taste before serving (the dish should have a definite but gentle sharpness)
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Post by: Fr.Bigley on March 27, 2022, 05:06:12 PM
British pork?
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Post by: touchingcloth on March 27, 2022, 07:13:13 PM
Quote from: Fr.Bigley on March 27, 2022, 05:06:12 PMBritish pork?

Bit of Cressida Couzens if you fancy it, why not?
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Post by: The Lurker on March 31, 2022, 10:26:27 AM
The Chupa Chups logo was designed by none other than... Salvador Dali!
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Post by: phantom_power on March 31, 2022, 10:34:51 AM
Quote from: The Lurker on March 31, 2022, 10:26:27 AMThe Chupa Chups logo was designed by none other than... Salvador Dali!

And those shagging Maoams were designed by Jeff Koons
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Post by: touchingcloth on April 02, 2022, 05:47:31 PM
Some of this is more 02022154, but it led to a wik(ipedia|tionary) chain which arsed the belt from my hat.

The shell of Battersea Power Station house neither the arts centre nor the cats and dogs home.

No the cats and dogs home's wiki page mentions a list of "notable alumni", but they're all just cats which happen to live in various Downing Street buildings, such as the Treasury Office cat.

The Treasury's chancellor of the Exchequer is so-named because the person who dealt with the countries coffers used to do so from a table covered with a chequered cloth.

The word cheque derives from the French eschec, but became "check" before being influenced by the spelling of the Exchequer. So arguably the way the mericans spell it is the original.
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Post by: olliebean on April 02, 2022, 10:10:05 PM
Quote from: touchingcloth on April 02, 2022, 05:47:31 PMThe word cheque derives from the French eschec, but became "check" before being influenced by the spelling of the Exchequer. So arguably the way the mericans spell it is the original.

That's true of a lot of words, but nonetheless they are Americans, and therefore wrong.
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Post by: Cold Meat Platter on April 02, 2022, 10:17:31 PM
It was pointed out by the food youtuber Adam Ragusea that pronouncing herbs without the hard 'H' is actually the original English way of pronouncing it, similar to how honest, hour, heir etc. are pronounced and is not, as he has been told by British commenters, 'objectively wrong'.

As the above post however: he can be as right as he likes but his status as an American invalidates this.
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Post by: Dex Sawash on April 02, 2022, 10:53:55 PM
Quote from: Cold Meat Platter on April 02, 2022, 10:17:31 PMIt was pointed out by the food youtuber Adam Ragusea that pronouncing herbs without the hard 'H' is actually the original English way of pronouncing it, similar to how honest, hour, heir etc. are pronounced and is not, as he has been told by British commenters, 'objectively wrong'.

As the above post however: he can be as right as he likes but his status as an American invalidates this.

(h)arsh but fair
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Post by: touchingcloth on April 03, 2022, 08:32:31 AM
Due to the Pilgrims finding streets awash with pigs, the country was originally called Hamerica.
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Post by: dissolute ocelot on April 03, 2022, 12:57:59 PM
Quote from: Cold Meat Platter on April 02, 2022, 10:17:31 PMIt was pointed out by the food youtuber Adam Ragusea that pronouncing herbs without the hard 'H' is actually the original English way of pronouncing it, similar to how honest, hour, heir etc. are pronounced and is not, as he has been told by British commenters, 'objectively wrong'.

As the above post however: he can be as right as he likes but his status as an American invalidates this.
Did people even have herbs before about 1980? Also, Americans are still cunts for not spelling it "erb".
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Post by: The Dog on April 03, 2022, 12:59:26 PM
Quote from: Cold Meat Platter on April 02, 2022, 10:17:31 PMIt was pointed out by the food youtuber Adam Ragusea that pronouncing herbs without the hard 'H' is actually the original English way of pronouncing it, similar to how honest, hour, heir etc. are pronounced and is not, as he has been told by British commenters, 'objectively wrong'.

As the above post however: he can be as right as he likes but his status as an American invalidates this.

Dumb argument. Idiots used to use dung as a cure for left handedness and there was that time a merchant brought a giraffe back to Gloucester and they elected it mayor, people in the old days were absolute morons and nowadays we know better.
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Post by: Darles Chickens on April 03, 2022, 09:26:15 PM
Quote from: Cold Meat Platter on April 02, 2022, 10:17:31 PMIt was pointed out by the food youtuber Adam Ragusea that pronouncing herbs without the hard 'H' is actually the original English way of pronouncing it, similar to how honest, hour, heir etc. are pronounced and is not, as he has been told by British commenters, 'objectively wrong'.

And yet they still pronounce the name Herb with a hard 'H'.  So it's best not to trust anything they say.
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Post by: touchingcloth on April 03, 2022, 09:53:30 PM
Quote from: Darles Chickens on April 03, 2022, 09:26:15 PMAnd yet they still pronounce the name Herb with a hard 'H'.  So it's best not to trust anything they say.

They're still called things like Herb, even if they're not actual dirty Herberts. Why don't Americans ave proper names?
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Post by: Andy147 on April 04, 2022, 06:53:46 PM
Quote from: dissolute ocelot on April 03, 2022, 12:57:59 PMDid people even have herbs before about 1980?

They evidently had them by 1968 (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0259777/mediaviewer/rm931538176/)...
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Post by: touchingcloth on April 05, 2022, 09:17:16 AM
The idea that the pyramids were built by slaves was something which Herodotus pulled from his remarkable Greek arse. The consensus from modern historians and Egyptologists is that they were built by free labourers who were paid well for their work.

I found this out after my provocative sister-in-law yammered something about "...and, of course, some people still think the pyramids were used as tombs!" I'm not daft enough to take that kind of chum she throws out as bait, so I filed it away and googled "what were the pyramids used for?" later to find out what the crackpot theory du jour is. Turns out there's fucking loads of them but, spoiler, the reality is that they were used as tombs.
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Post by: Poobum on April 05, 2022, 02:16:11 PM
Was a great documentary on the discovery and excavation of the pyramid builders town near Giza. Was Channel 4 but can't find it. Amazing amount of details found, including stuff like the town baker's name.
These are interesting overviews.

http://www.aeraweb.org/projects/lost-city/
https://www.livescience.com/28961-ancient-giza-pyramid-builders-camp-unearthed.html
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Post by: Famous Mortimer on April 05, 2022, 02:24:17 PM
I'd highly recommend John Romer's "A History of Ancient Egypt: From the First Farmers to the Great Pyramid", which has a ton of interesting and informative stuff about the pyramids in it.
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Post by: touchingcloth on April 05, 2022, 02:54:14 PM
Nice, I've made a note of that on my Goodreads.

There was some interesting stuff I read about the builders when I went foraging for pyramid details about how the pyramids weren't tombs about how burial chambers of the labourers had been found at their camps, the assumption being that they would have felt that the pharaohs' burial magic would wear off on their own corpses if buried close by enough.

Just for clarity, I wasn't in any doubt myself that the pyramids were tombs, but I'm glad I went looking for what the cranks think because I found some stuff I didn't know before, and as usual the reality is way more fascinating and complex than the conspiracy theories. I read about how some early modern exploration of the great pyramid at Giza involved dynamiting open a hidden chamber where some graffiti by the builders was discovered. It's way more fascinating to think about some real humans sealing up that chamber and with it their cheeky scrawls for what they must have thought was eternity - they couldn't have been able to imagine the future developments of high explosive - than wank about ancient Egyptians creating particle accelerators with the help of aliens.
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Post by: Dex Sawash on April 05, 2022, 04:11:04 PM
Quote from: Poobum on April 05, 2022, 02:16:11 PMWas a great documentary on the discovery and excavation of the pyramid builders town near Giza. Was Channel 4 but can't find it. Amazing amount of details found, including stuff like the town baker's name.




(https://i.postimg.cc/Kx0qhMrv/1541px-All-Gizah-Pyramids.jpg)
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Post by: famethrowa on April 06, 2022, 12:22:46 AM
Quote from: Poobum on April 05, 2022, 02:16:11 PMAmazing amount of details found, including stuff like the town baker's name.


Tom
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Post by: Mr Banlon on April 06, 2022, 01:14:15 AM
Quote from: touchingcloth on April 03, 2022, 09:53:30 PMThey're still called things like Herb, even if they're not actual dirty Herberts. Why don't Americans ave proper names?
Met an American bloke in Monaco named 'Herbert'. He pronounced it 'Ur-bear'
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Post by: Fr.Bigley on April 07, 2022, 05:19:54 PM
Brooklyn Beckham is so useless a national publication has to question his very existance.

https://metro.co.uk/2022/04/07/what-does-brooklyn-beckham-do-for-a-living-16421058/ (https://metro.co.uk/2022/04/07/what-does-brooklyn-beckham-do-for-a-living-16421058/)
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Post by: kalowski on April 07, 2022, 05:58:37 PM
Looks like he's wearing one of those Vic and Bob style cut out face masks there.
Quote from: Fr.Bigley on April 07, 2022, 05:19:54 PMBrooklyn Beckham is so useless a national publication has to question his very existance.

https://metro.co.uk/2022/04/07/what-does-brooklyn-beckham-do-for-a-living-16421058/ (https://metro.co.uk/2022/04/07/what-does-brooklyn-beckham-do-for-a-living-16421058/)
(https://metro.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/GettyImages-1172012790.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&zoom=1&resize=480%2C319)
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Post by: Ferris on April 07, 2022, 06:03:20 PM
Quote from: Fr.Bigley on April 07, 2022, 05:19:54 PMBrooklyn Beckham is so useless a national publication has to question his very existance.

https://metro.co.uk/2022/04/07/what-does-brooklyn-beckham-do-for-a-living-16421058/ (https://metro.co.uk/2022/04/07/what-does-brooklyn-beckham-do-for-a-living-16421058/)

A gilded life. If you earned $100k a year, and worked for 100 years, thanks to tax you'd have half of what this person has already amassed in their prolific career of taking some photos and being someone's child.

Mad really.
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Post by: touchingcloth on April 10, 2022, 12:17:43 PM
The Yankee Doodle Shandy thread made me google Buckfast, and my belt was hatted to realise that it's highly caffeinated and made in Devon.
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Post by: Famous Mortimer on April 10, 2022, 01:50:32 PM
I visited the Buckfast monastery, many years ago. Very well manicured gardens, as I recall.
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Post by: Voltan (Man of Steel) on April 10, 2022, 02:13:59 PM
No better place to wake up under a rhododendron bush clutching an empty bottle of their product.
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Post by: touchingcloth on April 10, 2022, 02:25:22 PM
Quote from: Voltan (Man of Steel) on April 10, 2022, 02:13:59 PMNo better place to wake up under a rhododendron bush clutching an empty bottle of their product.

As long as the bush has been well-manicured. You'd feel like an abject mess if you woke up naked and hungover under unruly foliage.
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Post by: Voltan (Man of Steel) on April 10, 2022, 02:32:29 PM
Quote from: touchingcloth on April 10, 2022, 02:25:22 PMYou'd feel like an abject mess if you woke up naked and hungover under unruly foliage.
It's never really bothered me to be honest.
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Post by: touchingcloth on April 13, 2022, 06:49:16 PM
To be "hermetically sealed" doesn't mean "tightly sealed, in the manner of a hermit" but "tightly sealed, like some bloke called Hermes who I've never heard of before".

Me finding this knowledge was a result of the "Richard Osman hermetically sealing your bellend off with his ham sarnie lips", so let that be a lesson to the people who say that HS Art is nothing but worthless whimsy. There be wisdom, if you'd only look.
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Post by: NoSleep on April 16, 2022, 07:26:56 PM
QuoteResearch on the trade of jean fabric shows that it emerged in the cities of Genoa, Italy, and Nîmes, France. Gênes, the French word for Genoa, may be the origin of the word "jeans". In Nîmes, weavers tried to reproduce jean fabric but instead developed a similar twill fabric that became known as denim, "de Nîmes" , meaning "from Nîmes". (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeans#Fabric)

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Post by: Fr.Bigley on April 16, 2022, 07:28:42 PM
But whats the origin of arseless chaps?
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Post by: touchingcloth on April 16, 2022, 10:34:14 PM
They're what's left over from the manufacture of arse patches.
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Post by: dissolute ocelot on April 17, 2022, 12:51:16 AM
The word "chaps" is from the Spanish chaparajos, which refers to the dwarf evergreen oak plant, and is also the origin of "chaparral", a region with tough shrubs and bushes, and sadly has nothing to do with preventing chapping or chafing, or indeed "chap" as in man.
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Post by: Sebastian Cobb on April 23, 2022, 01:38:43 PM
Incredibly bored, I wondered if the French had a similar, yet different idiomatic term for 'white elephant', they don't, they use it as well and the translated French page of wikipedia gives this explanation, which is a lot more informative than the English version:

QuoteIn India , the country where Buddhism appeared, white elephants are found . However, the day before the birth of Buddha , his mother would have dreamed of such an elephant. From this story, a sacralization of the white elephants developed. In particular, it was not allowed to make them work. Also, white elephants became prestigious gifts that the princes of India gave to each other. And for the least well-off of these princes, receiving such a present was not without problems, because between the obligation to treat the animal well and the prohibition to make it work, its possession could prove to be expensive.
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Post by: Sonny_Jim on April 24, 2022, 03:02:33 AM
Quote from: Fr.Bigley on April 16, 2022, 07:28:42 PMBut whats the origin of arseless chaps?
ACAA
(All Chaps Are Assless)

Precocious apparently means 'a level of knowledge or maturity that belies your age' and not 'irritating little twat' as I had previously thought.
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Post by: Fr.Bigley on April 24, 2022, 09:06:23 AM
Quote from: Sonny_Jim on April 24, 2022, 03:02:33 AMACAA
(All Chaps Are Assless)

Precocious apparently means 'a level of knowledge or maturity that belies your age' and not 'irritating little twat' as I had previously thought.

Thank you.
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Post by: Fr.Bigley on April 24, 2022, 09:20:35 AM
Brian ferry's "Dance away your heartache" is not sound medical advice. I miss you dad. RIP.
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Post by: jamiefairlie on April 27, 2022, 05:48:24 AM
Quote from: Sonny_Jim on April 24, 2022, 03:02:33 AMACAA
(All Chaps Are Assless)

Precocious apparently means 'a level of knowledge or maturity that belies your age' and not 'irritating little twat' as I had previously thought.

Comes to the same thing in the end though.
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Post by: Paul Calf on April 27, 2022, 12:16:54 PM
Vitamin C is called ascorbic acid because it combats scurvy.

'Scorbutic' = 'pertaining to scurvy'. 'Ascorbic' is a contraction of 'antiscorbutic'.
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Post by: FredNurke on April 27, 2022, 12:59:53 PM
Not a contraction, but an alternative; a- is the Greek negative prefix (an- before vowels), as in 'atheist'. It has the same origin as both 'in-' in Latin and 'un-' in English., namely syllabic n, the zero-grade form of Indo-European *ne-.
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Post by: Paul Calf on April 27, 2022, 02:13:24 PM
Ah, thanks. I had a feeling that wasn't right but was too lazy to check 😀
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Post by: Fr.Bigley on April 28, 2022, 08:55:03 AM
A bird in the hand is worth fuck all 
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Post by: beanheadmcginty on April 28, 2022, 09:31:31 PM
Running around robbing banks getting whacked on ascorbic snacks.
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Post by: Catalogue of ills on April 28, 2022, 09:59:42 PM
Quote from: Paul Calf on April 27, 2022, 12:16:54 PMVitamin C is called ascorbic acid because it combats scurvy.

'Scorbutic' = 'pertaining to scurvy'. 'Ascorbic' is a contraction of 'antiscorbutic'.

On a related note, I recently found out that one of the ingredients for vitamin D tablets is lanolin from sheep's wool. Right, now someone do vitamin E.
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Post by: touchingcloth on April 28, 2022, 10:10:00 PM
Quote from: Catalogue of ills on April 28, 2022, 09:59:42 PMOn a related note, I recently found out that one of the ingredients for vitamin D tablets is lanolin from sheep's wool. Right, now someone do vitamin E.

Vitamin E used to be thought to be the 8th vitamin, but when they invented vitamin D they rebranded it as vitamin E for eight. It's a bit like how WD 40 was originally designed for putting in your brew.
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Post by: dissolute ocelot on April 29, 2022, 11:28:14 AM
Quote from: Catalogue of ills on April 28, 2022, 09:59:42 PMOn a related note, I recently found out that one of the ingredients for vitamin D tablets is lanolin from sheep's wool. Right, now someone do vitamin E.
Apparently pharmaceutical companies make D from lichen (https://www.myprotein.com/sports-nutrition/vegan-vitamin-d3-softgels/11536717.html) too. Wonder if that's where the sheep get it (probably not, although can you make vitamin D from the sun's rays if you're covered in wool?)

Vitamin E supplements seem to come from sources like sunflowers (https://www.naturesbest.co.uk/sports/wellbeing/vitamins-minerals/vitamin-e-400iu-268mg/) and other seeds and legumes. So the sheep are safe from that.
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Post by: Cold Meat Platter on April 29, 2022, 09:38:44 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/LyHYBpL.png)
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Post by: pigamus on May 01, 2022, 07:49:19 PM
Johnny Depp was once engaged to Jennifer Grey. When she still had her original nose.
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Post by: jamiefairlie on May 03, 2022, 05:30:29 AM
Quote from: pigamus on May 01, 2022, 07:49:19 PMJohnny Depp was once engaged to Jennifer Grey. When she still had her original nose.

Who has it now?
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Post by: poodlefaker on May 03, 2022, 09:38:57 AM
Eddie out of Charles and Eddie also released a fantastic solo album a year or so ago. A lo-fi Shuggie Otis-type thing.
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Post by: jamiefairlie on May 03, 2022, 07:53:08 PM
Quote from: poodlefaker on May 03, 2022, 09:38:57 AMEddie out of Charles and Eddie also released a fantastic solo album a year or so ago. A lo-fi Shuggie Otis-type thing.

Was he called "and Eddie"
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Post by: pigamus on May 05, 2022, 11:40:23 PM
Emmanuel Macron's stepdaughter was in the same class as him at school.
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Post by: Swift on May 06, 2022, 12:40:40 AM
Jonathan Swift invented the name 'Vanessa'. He used it as a pet name for a woman he may or may not have been romantically intimate with. Her name was Esther Vanhomrigh and so he took Van from her surname and contracted Esther to Essa.
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Post by: Cloud on May 06, 2022, 01:04:44 AM
Intel is short for Integrated Electronics

Only known Intel for like 30 years
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Post by: Fr.Bigley on May 06, 2022, 09:42:25 AM
Quote from: Cloud on May 06, 2022, 01:04:44 AMIntel is short for Integrated Electronics

Only known Intel for like 30 years

Incel
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Post by: touchingcloth on May 10, 2022, 02:37:29 PM
IBM is short for impatient buggers, men.
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Post by: Cloud on May 10, 2022, 10:13:31 PM
Quote from: Fr.Bigley on May 06, 2022, 09:42:25 AMIncel

Integrated Celery?  That's the 5th Doctor
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Post by: jamiefairlie on May 11, 2022, 04:38:23 AM
Quote from: Cloud on May 10, 2022, 10:13:31 PMIntegrated Celery?  That's the 5th Doctor

Do you know that eating the 5th Doctor uses up more calories than you take in?

'Caracus'
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Post by: Paul Calf on May 11, 2022, 01:10:28 PM
If you want to catch a housefly, move the thing you want to catch it with very slowly. Insects perceive time much more slowly than mammals, and if you're slow enough it'll never notice the motion.

This video is amazing

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Post by: MojoJojo on May 13, 2022, 01:09:44 PM
A Japanese euphemism for menstration is  ペリー来航, Japanese for 'the arrival of Matthew Perry'
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Post by: Fr.Bigley on May 13, 2022, 02:30:39 PM
Anderson Cooper is heir to the Vanderbildt fortune. (Worth nowt really)
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Post by: dissolute ocelot on May 14, 2022, 11:49:02 AM
Quote from: MojoJojo on May 13, 2022, 01:09:44 PMA Japanese euphemism for menstration is  ペリー来航, Japanese for 'the arrival of Matthew Perry'
Is that the 19th century US admiral instrumental in opening trade links with Japan, rather than Chandler Bing?
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Post by: touchingcloth on May 15, 2022, 12:25:53 AM
Quote from: dissolute ocelot on May 14, 2022, 11:49:02 AMIs that the 19th century US admiral instrumental in opening trade links with Japan, rather than Chandler Bing?

I've always thought it would be good if Matthew Perry starred in Pacific Overtures.

Could someone be more in a tree?
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Post by: pigamus on May 15, 2022, 11:42:45 AM
Bluetooth is named after a bloke called Bluetooth
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Post by: Paul Calf on May 18, 2022, 11:04:33 AM
WiFi is named after Tom WiFi.
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Post by: Fr.Bigley on May 18, 2022, 11:26:00 AM
"Youremywifinow" used to be my router password.
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Post by: Norton Canes on May 19, 2022, 03:03:38 PM
Aestivation is the summer equivalent of hibernation
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Post by: Dex Sawash on May 19, 2022, 03:27:40 PM
Quote from: Norton Canes on May 19, 2022, 03:03:38 PMAestivation is the summer equivalent of hibernation

Both are sons of Martin Sheen
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Post by: Fr.Bigley on May 19, 2022, 08:52:34 PM
Amber heard: the copro files
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Post by: phantom_power on May 20, 2022, 07:11:01 AM
Oscar winning film director Andrea Arnold used to be a presenter on 80s kids TV show No. 73
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Post by: studpuppet on May 20, 2022, 01:35:19 PM
Louis Theroux's cousin-in-law was Jennifer Aniston for about three years.
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Post by: studpuppet on May 20, 2022, 01:40:07 PM
Quote from: phantom_power on May 20, 2022, 07:11:01 AMDawn from No. 73 is now an Oscar winning film director.

FTFY
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Post by: George White on May 20, 2022, 02:04:02 PM
DC Thomson had a stake in Central TV, that they then sold to Carlton.
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Post by: Jittlebags on May 20, 2022, 05:49:41 PM
Deer go to birds nests and eat the chicks so they can get extra calcium to grow a new set of antlers.
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Post by: kalowski on May 20, 2022, 06:32:02 PM
Quote from: studpuppet on May 20, 2022, 01:35:19 PMLouis Theroux's cousin-in-law was Jennifer Aniston for about three years.
Who is she now?
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Post by: dissolute ocelot on May 20, 2022, 09:06:38 PM
Quote from: Jittlebags on May 20, 2022, 05:49:41 PMDeer go to birds nests and eat the chicks so they can get extra calcium to grow a new set of antlers.
I've seen several websites saying you should feed birds eggshells so they can lay more eggs (see here (https://www.audubon.org/news/give-nesting-birds-calcium-boost-saving-your-leftover-eggshells) or here (https://www.birdwatchersdigest.com/bwdsite/solve/howto/feedshells.php)), surely they would be more nutritious than eating chicks which are mostly feathers? But if you spend your life eating bark, a baby bird is probably their equivalent of a Creme Egg.
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Post by: gilbertharding on May 24, 2022, 12:28:21 PM
Dunno if this should be an 0bv10u5 Thing, but I just discovered that the inventor of what I presumed was called the Great Head Shield (device for tunnel digging) was a bloke called Greathead.

The Greathead Shield was a modified version of a shield designed by someone called Barlow, which was a smaller version of the one designed by one of the Brunels.
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Post by: touchingcloth on May 24, 2022, 10:37:27 PM
Quote from: gilbertharding on May 24, 2022, 12:28:21 PMDunno if this should be an 0bv10u5 Thing, but I just discovered that the inventor of what I presumed was called the Great Head Shield (device for tunnel digging) was a bloke called Greathead.

The Greathead Shield was a modified version of a shield designed by someone called Barlow, which was a smaller version of the one designed by one of the Brunels.

What you presume is called the Barlow shield is actually called the Bar Low shield, because it was designed for tunnelling at a reasonably shallow depth.
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Post by: dissolute ocelot on May 25, 2022, 08:57:00 AM
Quote from: touchingcloth on May 24, 2022, 10:37:27 PMWhat you presume is called the Barlow shield is actually called the Bar Low shield, because it was designed for tunnelling at a reasonably shallow depth.
Actually I think you'll find it's for tunnelling at the depths to which Gary Barlow's career has sunk.
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Post by: Sonny_Jim on May 26, 2022, 08:10:17 AM
About the depth of a vineyard then.
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Post by: Jittlebags on May 26, 2022, 04:18:04 PM
Horseflies were around 70 million years before horses.
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Post by: curiousoranges on May 26, 2022, 04:23:15 PM
I've just found out that Jeremy Vine and Tim Vine are brothers.
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Post by: Sonny_Jim on May 27, 2022, 08:45:59 AM
Christmas dinners growing up must have been a fucking nightmare, Jeremy quizzing his mother aggressively about how crispy the roast potatoes are, whilst Tims reading out the cracker jokes.
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Post by: seepage on May 28, 2022, 06:37:14 AM
Quote from: Jittlebags on May 26, 2022, 04:18:04 PMHorseflies were around 70 million years before horses.

cf. barn owls and barns
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Post by: beanheadmcginty on May 28, 2022, 06:41:00 PM
The "See my vest, see my vest made of real gorilla chest" song that Mr Burns sings in the Simpsons isn't an original composition but is actually based on a song from Disney's Beauty and the Beast.
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Post by: Fr.Bigley on May 28, 2022, 07:27:59 PM
Quote from: beanheadmcginty on May 28, 2022, 06:41:00 PMThe "See my vest, see my vest made of real gorilla chest" song that Mr Burns sings in the Simpsons isn't an original composition but is actually based on a song from Disney's Beauty and the Beast.

Ah yes, fuck the pain away by Angela Lansbury.
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Post by: touchingcloth on May 29, 2022, 01:51:02 PM
Quote from: seepage on May 28, 2022, 06:37:14 AMcf. barn owls and barns

Cf. Tim Vine and vines.
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Post by: Voltan (Man of Steel) on May 29, 2022, 02:07:40 PM
Quote from: touchingcloth on May 29, 2022, 01:51:02 PMCf. Tim Vine and vines.
Saffron Burrows.
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Post by: Jittlebags on May 30, 2022, 11:11:23 AM
Quote from: seepage on May 28, 2022, 06:37:14 AMcf. barn owls and barns

LOL
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Post by: Poobum on May 30, 2022, 12:01:44 PM
Quote from: seepage on May 28, 2022, 06:37:14 AMcf. barn owls and barns

Outcompeted the barn Pterodactyls.
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Post by: dissolute ocelot on May 30, 2022, 11:00:48 PM
(Speaking of barn owls.) Body lice (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_louse) (which live in clothes) evolved perhaps 100,000 years ago when clothes were invented, decended from head lice (which live in human hair and presumably lived in hair of other hominins, and are closely related to a chimpanzee louse).
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Post by: touchingcloth on May 30, 2022, 11:04:58 PM
Quote from: dissolute ocelot on May 30, 2022, 11:00:48 PM(Speaking of barn owls.) Body lice (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_louse) (which live in clothes) evolved perhaps 100,000 years ago when clothes were invented, decended from head lice (which live in human hair and presumably lived in hair of other hominins, and are closely related to a chimpanzee louse).

Body lice came before bodies.
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Post by: Twonty Gostelow on May 31, 2022, 02:14:59 AM
Bodies came before Body Talk.
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Post by: touchingcloth on May 31, 2022, 10:21:58 AM
The Body Shop came before bodies or shops.
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Post by: dissolute ocelot on May 31, 2022, 10:26:33 AM
From Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dung_beetle):
QuoteThe nocturnal African dung beetle Scarabaeus satyrus is one of the few known non-vertebrate animals that navigate and orient themselves using the Milky Way.
Feet in the gutter, head in the stars! Some moths (https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/animals/2019/11/dung-beetles-seals-these-animals-navigate-stars) may be able to do so as well, but we all know about moths and their strange attraction to illumination.
Title: Re: "B*lt my hat's arse!" - AMAZING things you've only just found out
Post by: gilbertharding on May 31, 2022, 10:33:40 AM
Quote from: dissolute ocelot on May 30, 2022, 11:00:48 PM(Speaking of barn owls.) Body lice (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_louse) (which live in clothes) evolved perhaps 100,000 years ago when clothes were invented, descended from head lice (which live in human hair and presumably lived in hair of other hominins, and are closely related to a chimpanzee louse).

I'm sure someone (me?) has posted about lice on this thread before. Something to do with the idea (which is bunk, by the way) that pubic lice are becoming endangered by the supposed fact that the most promiscuous people are also quite likely to have removed their pubes.

I think there was another connected 'fact' which made fun of the idea that head lice and pubic lice were different species - which one evolved first, and how did they diverge? Dunno...
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Post by: touchingcloth on May 31, 2022, 11:25:28 AM
Quote from: gilbertharding on May 31, 2022, 10:33:40 AMI'm sure someone (me?) has posted about lice on this thread before. Something to do with the idea (which is bunk, by the way) that pubic lice are becoming endangered by the supposed fact that the most promiscuous people are also quite likely to have removed their pubes.

I think there was another connected 'fact' which made fun of the idea that head lice and pubic lice were different species - which one evolved first, and how did they diverge? Dunno...

Head lice are critically endangered in Verbwhore homes.
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Post by: Cold Meat Platter on May 31, 2022, 11:29:26 AM
When barns were invented barn owls were probably like "this all makes so much more sense now"
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Post by: Paul Calf on May 31, 2022, 11:52:48 AM
They did us a valuable service. If it weren't for the powerful Barn Owl lobby, we might never have got barns.
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Post by: Poobum on May 31, 2022, 11:57:27 AM
Amazing life cycle, egg to barn owl, then emerging from their chrysalis as a perfectly formed Amish.
Title: Re: "B*lt my hat's arse!" - AMAZING things you've only just found out
Post by: JesusAndYourBush on May 31, 2022, 12:17:49 PM
Quote from: Cold Meat Platter on May 31, 2022, 11:29:26 AMWhen barns were invented barn owls were probably like "this all makes so much more sense now"

I had a similar thought yesterday that 1000-2000-ish years ago House Spiders were all like "Y'know, these caves are a lot more cosy than they used to be!"
Title: Re: "B*lt my hat's arse!" - AMAZING things you've only just found out
Post by: dissolute ocelot on May 31, 2022, 03:36:47 PM
Quote from: JesusAndYourBush on May 31, 2022, 12:17:49 PMI had a similar thought yesterday that 1000-2000-ish years ago House Spiders were all like "Y'know, these caves are a lot more cosy than they used to be!"
I'm sure I've read house spider facts about house spiders never going outside and spiders or eggs being carried between houses on furniture (like bed bugs).

There's also the question of where pigeons nested before there were buildings and bridges, but the ancestors of urban feral pigeons lived on cliffs. Lucky for them we made all these inland nesting spots.
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Post by: touchingcloth on June 03, 2022, 04:55:47 PM
Terry Schiavo wasn't in a car accident or similarly traumatic event, but was on a diet involving drinking extreme quantities of water and iced tea which caused her potassium levels to plummet and resulted in a cardiac arrest.
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Post by: Nice Relaxing Poo on June 18, 2022, 03:28:58 PM
The Easter Island heads are actually full body statues that were buried by landslides so that on the head was showing

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/50/AhuTongariki.JPG)
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Post by: kittens on June 18, 2022, 05:50:05 PM
but why do they stare
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Post by: touchingcloth on June 19, 2022, 12:35:21 AM
Quote from: kittens on June 18, 2022, 05:50:05 PMbut why do they stare

You can't see them any more, but the landslide buried the Easter Island boobs.
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Post by: Sebastian Cobb on June 23, 2022, 12:18:42 PM
Greta Gerwig seems to dress in-theme with what she's directing:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FV42rlWWYAEKYlq?format=jpg&name=large)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FV42rlXXEAAAMII?format=jpg&name=large) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FV42rlYXkAc4viS?format=jpg&name=large)
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Post by: Fr.Bigley on June 23, 2022, 12:30:42 PM
It helps her embody being a bad director.
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Post by: imitationleather on June 23, 2022, 03:44:43 PM
Quote from: dissolute ocelot on May 31, 2022, 03:36:47 PMI'm sure I've read house spider facts about house spiders never going outside

What name do they post on here under?
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Post by: Tokyo van Ramming on June 23, 2022, 07:51:40 PM
@Sebastian Cobb has a LOT of fish and chip anecdotes
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Post by: Mr_Simnock on June 23, 2022, 07:54:14 PM
my car does have a rear windscreen wiper
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Post by: Dex Sawash on June 23, 2022, 08:04:38 PM
Quote from: Mr_Simnock on June 23, 2022, 07:54:14 PMmy car does have a rear windscreen wiper


Did you figure out how to switch it off yet?
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Post by: Tokyo van Ramming on June 23, 2022, 08:13:33 PM
Quote from: Tokyo van Ramming on June 23, 2022, 07:51:40 PM@Sebastian Cobb has a LOT of fish and chip anecdotes

Not surprising for someone named after a lobster sandwich lolol
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Post by: Fr.Bigley on June 24, 2022, 08:38:56 AM
Quote from: Mr_Simnock on June 23, 2022, 07:54:14 PMmy car does have a rear windscreen wiper

If the motor goes on it you'll fail an MOT, but if you rip it off entirely, it'll pass..not legally required to have one. Odd.
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Post by: Paul Calf on June 24, 2022, 09:06:14 AM
Most saloon (US:sedan) cars don't have one. When I switched from a hatchback to a saloon I spent an inordinate amount of time looking for the rear wiper.
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Post by: Sebastian Cobb on June 24, 2022, 09:38:23 AM
What's the script on rear washers, obviously not needed on cars without a rear wiper but I've had several cars where the hose has gotten blocked and I've forgot to fix it before taking them in for an MOT and they didn't bat an eyelid.

I also once had a brake light go and replaced it with the bulb in my nearside fog to tide me over until I got a new bulb, forgot and got an MOT pass with that. I know some cars only have an offside, but I thought if your car was supposed to have two that's a fail, I guess the tester didn't realise my particular motor was supposed to have two.
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Post by: famethrowa on June 24, 2022, 09:51:04 AM
The rear wiper on my station wagon (estate??) stopped working, I went on google to see how to fix it and found a whole subculture of boy racers based around the phrase "delete rear wipers". Apparently it's a thing. I did not, I fixed it with superglue and bicarb.
Title: Re: "B*lt my hat's arse!" - AMAZING things you've only just found out
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on June 24, 2022, 11:27:46 AM
Quote from: famethrowa on June 24, 2022, 09:51:04 AMThe rear wiper on my station wagon (estate??) stopped working, I went on google to see how to fix it and found a whole subculture of boy racers based around the phrase "delete rear wipers". Apparently it's a thing. I did not, I fixed it with superglue and bicarb.

Someone at college did it to their clio. De-Badged, removed the wiper and lock then filled the holes. They then attached a solenoid to the wiper motor power line that would pull the boot latch when they activated the rear wiper to open the boot.

Seems like a waste of time, not least because they wrote the car off a few weeks later.
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Post by: kenneth trousers on June 29, 2022, 03:51:32 PM
A pregnancy test in the the 60s was to take the urine of a woman and inject it into a toad. If the toad produced eggs the woman was pregnant.

Hogben pregnancy test.
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Post by: MojoJojo on June 29, 2022, 04:50:31 PM
Which replaced the earlier test that injected the urine into a rabbit instead. "The rabbit died" was a euphemism for pregnancy, although the rabbits always died as their ovaries had to be inspected.

I seem to remember that rabbits wee introduced to few places because they escaped from breeding facilities set up for pregnancy tests.
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Post by: jamiefairlie on June 29, 2022, 04:53:39 PM
Quote from: Paul Calf on June 24, 2022, 09:06:14 AMMost saloon (US:sedan) cars don't have one. When I switched from a hatchback to a saloon I spent an inordinate amount of time looking for the rear wiper.

Same in Canada, I ended looking at the manual (can you imagine!) to prove that there wasn't one.
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Post by: touchingcloth on June 29, 2022, 06:01:08 PM
A common male fertility test is to take a common domestic chicken and fuck it.
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Post by: Sebastian Cobb on June 29, 2022, 09:45:04 PM
Heaps of rabbits running around my uni halls so you're probably on to something
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Post by: Sebastian Cobb on June 29, 2022, 09:48:05 PM
Quote from: jamiefairlie on June 29, 2022, 04:53:39 PMSame in Canada, I ended looking at the manual (can you imagine!) to prove that there wasn't one.

First time I drove an automatic was a rental and accidentally selected 1st instead of drive and didn't realise until it was screaming down the road at whatever the metric version of 30mph is.
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Post by: touchingcloth on June 29, 2022, 09:58:31 PM
LL in LL Cool J is short for "Ladies Love", J is short for "James", and Cool isn't short for anything, so his full name is Ladies Love Cool James.

Mama said "mate".
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Post by: Sebastian Cobb on June 29, 2022, 10:06:32 PM
It's shit but I can forgive it because Mama Said is such a good record.
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Post by: beanheadmcginty on June 30, 2022, 12:47:23 AM
That thing on Buzz Lightyear's chin in Toy Story isn't supposed to be a single, curled, pube-like hair. It's supposed to be a chin dimple.
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Post by: Sebastian Cobb on June 30, 2022, 01:05:51 AM
Quote from: beanheadmcginty on June 30, 2022, 12:47:23 AMThat thing on Buzz Lightyear's chin in Toy Story isn't supposed to be a single, curled, pube-like hair. It's supposed to be a chin dimple.

See that's a bit of a misconception - it was always supposed to be a pube but the lucas-based CAPS system was useless at rendering wispy hairs and they didn't want to buy a whole rendering farm so cheaped out a bit and just passed that bit off to an SGI Indigo².
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Post by: Kankurette on June 30, 2022, 01:22:48 AM
Kevin Pressman was a super fast runner and a 100m record holder as a teenager. And he also wanted to be a policeman or a footballer when he grew up. The pig jokes kind of write themselves.

Sauce: a teenage England team profile on Twitter. Michael Thomas of Arsenal fame and Gavin Peacock were also there, though Peacock hadn't found Jesus yet. One player had stamp collecting as his hobby.
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Post by: Sebastian Cobb on June 30, 2022, 03:03:14 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FWgWcxqVsAEJ7Ek?format=jpg&name=small)
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Post by: badaids on June 30, 2022, 03:07:12 PM
Quote from: kenneth trousers on June 29, 2022, 03:51:32 PMA pregnancy test in the the 60s was to take the urine of a woman and inject it into a toad. If the toad produced eggs the woman was pregnant.

Hogben pregnancy test.

Presumably the 1460s?
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Post by: popcorn on July 03, 2022, 11:22:22 PM
Peter Moore, the former president Sega of America and vice-president of Xbox, was a PE teacher in Wales for several years.
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Post by: touchingcloth on July 03, 2022, 11:26:37 PM
America has a president Sega?
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Post by: Fr.Bigley on July 03, 2022, 11:30:59 PM
Quote from: touchingcloth on July 03, 2022, 11:26:37 PMAmerica has a president Sega?

Its pronounced "Saaaaygaaaah"
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Post by: jamiefairlie on July 03, 2022, 11:33:08 PM
Quote from: popcorn on July 03, 2022, 11:22:22 PMPeter Moore, the former president Sega of America and vice-president of Xbox, was a PE teacher in Wales for several years.

And CEO of Liverpool and President of EA Sports and COO of EA.
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Post by: bgmnts on July 04, 2022, 11:24:55 PM
The age of consent in Japan is 13.
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Post by: Paul Calf on July 06, 2022, 10:57:27 AM
It's 14 in Germany. It used to be 12 in the Netherlands, but I don't think it is any more.
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Post by: touchingcloth on July 06, 2022, 11:13:22 AM
Age of nonsent. We had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going directly to jail.
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Post by: touchingcloth on July 06, 2022, 11:28:08 AM
In America you can buy a gun at five years old, but you can't legally drink alcohol or have sex until you're 47.
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Post by: NoSleep on July 06, 2022, 04:19:08 PM
Quote from: touchingcloth on Yesterday at 11:28:08 AMIn America you can buy a gun in the first trimester, but you can't legally drink alcohol or have sex until you're 47.

FTFY
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Post by: Endicott on July 06, 2022, 04:24:06 PM
So you can shoot your mother if she decides to get an abortion.
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Post by: touchingcloth on July 06, 2022, 07:23:23 PM
Quote from: Endicott on Yesterday at 04:24:06 PMSo you can shoot your mother if she decides to get an abortion.

Or if she tries to control your freedom by refusing to plap you out early into the second trimester.

You can provide me life, nourishment, oxygen, and waste excretion services, but you cannot take my FREEDOM *blam into the cunt from up the cunt*
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Post by: dissolute ocelot on July 06, 2022, 08:10:09 PM
"I didn't ask to be born!"