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MCN
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PostPosted: 06:05 - 08 Feb 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Percy wrote:
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Your foot is the same size as that bit of the arm between elbow and hand.


Another body fact - your armspan from fingertip to fingertip is the same as your height.


You copied that from Da Vinci.

Italy existed as many separate states until it became unified in 1815

They were also a founding member or the EEC 1957
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PostPosted: 11:41 - 08 Feb 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Electrons flow from negative to positive on a battery / electrical circuit, not the other way that is popularly believed. It was a mistaken assumption a long time ago that has stuck and not needed to be changed as all the calculations and laws of electricity work just the same no matter which way it is flowing.

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PostPosted: 11:43 - 08 Feb 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Percy wrote:


Another body fact - your armspan from fingertip to fingertip is the same as your height.


Tell that to my friend who fell on his table saw recently. Shocked
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PostPosted: 12:34 - 08 Feb 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blister nettles only sting you on top of the leaves and some outer surfaces. For a party trick grab a blister nettle with a (slowly moving upwards) hand on a low part of the stem and slide it all the way to the top and off - you will not be stung.

Party tricks? Raw woodlice (alive) taste like cooked chicken skin.
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You can sell wasps nests.
Fresh water fishermen will use the nest larvae as bait - I'm told it's very good? I sell a typical nest for £20 to local fishermen.
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PostPosted: 12:37 - 08 Feb 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Percy wrote:
hedgehugger wrote:
Your foot is the same size as that bit of the arm between elbow and hand.


Another body fact - your armspan from fingertip to fingertip is the same as your height.


Not exactly! They are very similar and you can use the Ape Index to measure if you're arms span is longer than your height.

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

Although you're nearly right.
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PostPosted: 13:00 - 08 Feb 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Percy wrote:
Another body fact - your armspan from fingertip to fingertip is the same as your height.

Hmph. Well, maybe before I ripped my rotator cuff (2017) and bust my collar bone (2018)... Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: 13:05 - 08 Feb 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blue whales are so large that if you put one of them on a football pitch, the match would be stopped.
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PostPosted: 13:15 - 08 Feb 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

All birds can be separated into 2 groups, "Pigeons" and "not pigeons"
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PostPosted: 13:23 - 08 Feb 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

AdamEf wrote:
Electrons flow from negative to positive on a battery / electrical circuit, not the other way that is popularly believed. It was a mistaken assumption a long time ago that has stuck and not needed to be changed as all the calculations and laws of electricity work just the same no matter which way it is flowing.


I may have misunderstood the chapter on quantumisms but I believed that electrons don't exactly 'flow' but bump each other in the direction of flux capacitance.

(I guessed the last bit. Embarassed )
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PostPosted: 13:26 - 08 Feb 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Britain will exit from the European Union on the 29th of March 2019.
Deal or No Deal.
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PostPosted: 13:37 - 08 Feb 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

bhinso wrote:
Tracey Suntan-King wrote:
Could you be a sweetie and translate that into dress sizes for me?

As in, how many dress sizes will I shrink by if I move to the Himalayas.


Not a lot sadly.
Acceleration due to gravity (g) is 9.82m/s/s at the poles and 9.79m/s/s at the equator.

Assuming that dress size is directly proportional to g, and assuming it is exactly 9.81m/s/s in the UK (gross assumption) you would go down from say a size 16 to 15.967.

I don't know if that is actually a dress size but I don't identify as a womxn



I was on the toilet last night and I realised that what I wrote above was in fact bollocks. I'm sorry Sad I'd neg myself if I could.
dress size would of course be proportional to MASS not weight. If you go into orbit you are weightless but still have the same mass (a measure of the amount of matter you contain). Hence if you go to the equator you still have the same mass and dress size.

oops Embarassed
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PostPosted: 13:38 - 08 Feb 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kudos to all of you that worked that out, except for Tef as there wouldn't be enough space on the internet for his explanation.
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PostPosted: 13:41 - 08 Feb 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Percy wrote:
hedgehugger wrote:
Your foot is the same size as that bit of the arm between elbow and hand.


Another body fact - your armspan from fingertip to fingertip is the same as your height.


Neither is true for me as my left forearm is approximately 2cm shorter than my right.
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PostPosted: 14:11 - 08 Feb 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

People whose left forearm is 2cm shorter than their right one use their right arm to wank with. Mr. Green
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PostPosted: 14:19 - 08 Feb 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tramps smell because they donít wash.
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PostPosted: 14:44 - 08 Feb 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

pepperami wrote:
Tramps smell because they donít wash.


I don't think that's strictly true except for rolling in dogshit or whatever.......

https://www.wellandgood.com/good-advice/what-happens-when-you-stop-showering/
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PostPosted: 17:49 - 08 Feb 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Polarbear wrote:
pepperami wrote:
Tramps smell because they donít wash.


I don't think that's strictly true except for rolling in dogshit or whatever.......

https://www.wellandgood.com/good-advice/what-happens-when-you-stop-showering/

I don't think a woman would go near a cock that hasn't been washed in a month Thinking
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PostPosted: 19:16 - 08 Feb 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can tell if a person is left or right handed by asking them to fold their arms. The dominant hand has fingers uppermost.
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PostPosted: 19:44 - 08 Feb 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

M.C wrote:
Polarbear wrote:
https://www.wellandgood.com/good-advice/what-happens-when-you-stop-showering/

I don't think a woman would go near a cock that hasn't been washed in a month Thinking

A month?

How about 24 years?

"I didnít know you had to wash it"

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8366293/sex-clinic-man-cleaned-manhood-24/

(inb4 mumsnet penis beaker references)
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PostPosted: 20:01 - 08 Feb 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ste wrote:

A month?

How about 24 years?

"I didnít know you had to wash it"

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8366293/sex-clinic-man-cleaned-manhood-24/

(inb4 mumsnet penis beaker references)


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Are there really people so stupid/filthy/ignorant/disgusting (and any other word you can think of).
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PostPosted: 20:22 - 08 Feb 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kawasaki Jimbo wrote:
You can tell if a person is left or right handed by asking them to fold their arms. The dominant hand has fingers uppermost.


Or you could just ask them if they left or right handed Wink
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PostPosted: 20:36 - 08 Feb 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

rpsmith79 wrote:
Kawasaki Jimbo wrote:
You can tell if a person is left or right handed by asking them to fold their arms. The dominant hand has fingers uppermost.


Or you could just ask them if they left or right handed Wink

Not very impressive though. Sherlock Holmes never had to ask.
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PostPosted: 20:38 - 08 Feb 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Percy wrote:
hedgehugger wrote:
Your foot is the same size as that bit of the arm between elbow and hand.


Another body fact - your armspan from fingertip to fingertip is the same as your height.


I should be 6' by that reckoning, but am only 5'7". Just call me King Louie.

In other news, eating cashews whilst drinking brandy tastes like fish.
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PostPosted: 20:40 - 08 Feb 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

If a woman drinks 2 glasses of wine a day, the chances of a stroke occurring are greatly increased.






































If she drinks the whole bottle she might suck it as well.
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PostPosted: 20:52 - 08 Feb 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Percy wrote:
hedgehugger wrote:
Your foot is the same size as that bit of the arm between elbow and hand.


Another body fact - your armspan from fingertip to fingertip is the same as your height.


Your hip to your knee and heel to knee is the same as your elbow to your fingertips.

The golden ratio is in effect.
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