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    Mageiricophobia

    Mageiricophobia is the intense fear of having to cook.
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 4 Responses Nov 15, 2013

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    KEW GARDEN'S LONDON.Plants grow faster

    if they are talking too in a Geordie Accent, growth is stunted by Brummie Accent.The RHS spend a lot of money on this research and it involved many hours of talking to plants and shrubs.
    sally1981 sally1981 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2013

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    On slave ship from Liverpool on the 29th

    November, 1781 the Captain decided that the crew should throw over board 142 slaves as they were short of drinking water. It was an early insurance scam, Slave ships were not insured for slaves dying of thirst, illness or death on board, drowning was covered.
    janeseymour janeseymour 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 7, 2014

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    A survey done by the AA in 1991 to the things

    most stolen from British hotels included An entire crop of onions taken from the hotel garden in Jersey A dance floor carpet measuring 20ft x 12ft from a hotel in Exeter 19 rolls of turf A moose had A full size stuffed bear pictures heardryers kettles
    hereisme hereisme 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 12, 2014

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    Defunct British Holidays.

    Merry Monday was held on Monday between 3rd February to 9th March a one off annual event of merriment and f*cking with the neighbours and village people. The British loved it so much the Government stopped it.
    janeseymour janeseymour 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 7, 2014

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    The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority

    filed a patent for a steam powered tea making machine
    hereisme hereisme 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 12, 2014

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    Glastonbury Music Festival.uk

    This 5 day event has been run since 1970 on a 900 acre site with a perimeter of 8.5 miles.Tents 430 per hectare.Market stalls 755Toilets on site 5,4871970 1,500 attended.1971 12,000 attended2013 135,000 will be attending all tickets sold out within 1 hr 40 mins of going on sale...
    sally1981 sally1981 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 27, 2013

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    a brazilian jewl thief has his little finger

    surgucally modified so he could suck up gems through a whole in the tip by using an intervenous pump activated when he flexed his muscle. He was arrested in Bangkok in 1991
    hereisme hereisme 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 12, 2014

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    GREAT WAR 1914-1918-GERMAN GAS WARFARE.

    Mustard gas was a terrible killer, it killed thousands on the battlefield bu was later used as the early basis of Chemotherapy treatment, as it had an ablity to stop blood production and had similar affect on cancer growths.
    sally1981 sally1981 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 20, 2014

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    World Conker Championships

    Venue= Ashton near OUNDLE, Northamptonshire since 1965. 500 compete each year. Britain has won every year with the exception of 1998 when Helmut Kern of Germany won the title.
    janeseymour janeseymour 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 1, 2013

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    The First Tramcar to run in London was in 1860

    it was horsedrawn, the last one to run in London was on the 6th July, 1952
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    Bank Notes.

    One in seven banknotes in the UK carries anal bacteria, one in ten US banknotes carries traces of cocaine.Wash your hands after handling notes and coins.
    janeseymour janeseymour 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 28, 2013

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    PLUTO THE PLANET. On the planet Pluto

    as 12 stone person would weigh less than 12 pounds. I feel a new book coming on the Pluto Diet.
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    KNIGHTS TEMPLAR GREAT BRITAIN.

    The Knights Templar's Great Britain's most important rule was to avoid kissing a women lest you get a hard on.It was OK to kiss your Wife in private, in bed prior to mounting her.
    sally1981 sally1981 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 14, 2013

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    Men Vs. Women

    MEN VS. WOMEN (a compiled edition from various sources) Women have many faults Men only have 2 Everything they say And everything they do RELATIONSHIPS: First, a man does not call a relationship a relationship - he refers to it as "that time when me and Suzie were...
    GirlThinking GirlThinking 26-30, F Sep 14, 2012

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    Music Can Kill You

     scary but true
    OoLunaoO OoLunaoO 26-30 3 Responses Feb 6, 2012

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    KING CHARLES of SWEDEN circa 1760King Charles

    of Sweden had a tattoo on his right wrist which read:This wrist wanks better.He was convinced that women did not fully understand how to **** a male **** properly.
    janeseymour janeseymour 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 17, 2013

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    Here's One

     The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was originally written as a political satire. During the time it was written, there was a great debate about whether the value of the U.S. Dollar should be based on gold or silver.The basic thing being, the Yellow Brick Road (represent gold) leads to...
    DeadOfDecember DeadOfDecember 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 11, 2011

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    The First Vaccine

    14TH MAY , 1796The first vaccine for SMALL POX big killer in the late 1700's Edward Jenner had heard a rumour that Milk Maids were immune as they had COW POX.Edward Jenner took pus from  Sarah Nelmes COWPOX blisters and successfully inoculated them into an eight year old boy...
    janeseymour janeseymour 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 30, 2013

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    THE CATHOLIC BISHOP of Limburg Germany.

    Franz Peter Tebarz -van Elst has been removed by the Pope so that he can reflect on his conduct.Nothing funnier than religious speak.After about 2 months he will have a top job in the Vatican and live in a huge home with servants and willing Italian girls to look after all his...
    sally1981 sally1981 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 5, 2013

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    Woody Allen Speaks

    Woody Allen Speaks ------------------ Eternal nothingness is fine if you happen to be dressed for it Sex without love is an empty experience, but, as empty experiences go, it's one of the best There are two types of people in this world, good and bad. The good sleep better...
    GirlThinking GirlThinking 26-30, F Sep 14, 2012

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    Getting An Education

    NOW THIS IS A REAL EDUCATION We need to learn something new every day... Just to keep the grey matter tuned up. Where did "**** Poor" come from? Interesting history. They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot. And then once it was full it...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 3 Responses Aug 20, 2013

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    January 2014 The Church of Scotland is burst,

    they have a £5.7 million shortfall. No one attends, they are boring.
    sally1981 sally1981 31-35, F Jan 12, 2014

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    CANNABIS as a CURE. Up to 1850 CANNABIS was

    used in the USA to treat Tetanus, Typhus, Cholera, Rabies, Dysentery, Anthrax, Leprosy, Tonsillitis, and insanity. It did not work and never cured any of these ailments but the patients liked it.
    demuremandy demuremandy 26-30, F Dec 29, 2013

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    Types of Fish eaten in the UK.

    Mackerel 120 million tonnes £78,300,000 Haddock 48 million tonnes £38,700,000 Cod 14 million tonnes £21,800,000 A fishy fact
    janeseymour janeseymour 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 4, 2014

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    NOKIA SWEDEN.Nokia made Gas Masks

    for the World but demand was dwindling hugely.They changed to making Mobile Phones in the mid 1980's.A good move.
    sally1981 sally1981 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    I've always been fascinated by the most

    interesting yet obscure facts. I love watching QI which comes up with some of the most bizarre and interesting facts and has be laughing my head off.
    Wheels64 Wheels64 46-50, M Aug 19, 2014

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    An Interesting Facts...

    (1) THE LONGEST CAR IS 100 FEET LONG (2) ROCK STARS ARE TWICE AS LIKELY TO DIE PREMATURELY (3) AN ALBATROSS CAN SLEEP  WHILST FLYING (4) SNAILS CAN PULL 200 TIMES THEIR OWN WEIGHT (5) PARIS HILTON TRADEMARKED THE SAYING " THAT'S HOT " (6) OLYMPIC SWIMMERS CAN CONSUME MORE THAN...
    smartlove007 smartlove007 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 24, 2012

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    MACBETH. The Scot's King to follow

    after Macbeth was called Lulach the Idiot.
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    In 1872 the Duke of Sutherland owned 1,

    358,545 acres og land the biggest landowner in the UK at that time.
    janeseymour janeseymour 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 7, 2014

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    A Little Known Fact ...

    The first testicular guard "cup" was used in hockey in 1874 and the first helmet was used in 1974.  See http://answerit.24.com/Question/Question.aspx?QuestionID=34185     That...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 1 Response May 6, 2010

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    Great Britain-some Facts.

    Highest Mountain.Ben Nevis Scotland 4,408 feet high.Longest RiverSevern 220 miles longLargest LakeLough Neagh Northern Ireland 14.39 sq milesHighest WaterfallEas a ' Aluinn Scotland 658 feetLongest CanalGrand Union, 166 lock gates, 2 tunnels, 137 miles long.Largest...
    janeseymour janeseymour 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 2, 2013

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    TITANIC THE MOVIE. The pumping station of

    Thames Water in Cricklewood London was used as the the location for the engine room in the Movie Titanic.
    demuremandy demuremandy 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 4, 2014

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    World Series

    Through the 2012 Fall Classic, there have been one-hundred eight World Series contests held with six-hundred twenty-eight Series games played in front of 28,163,747 baseball fans.
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    Judas Maccabeus recaptures Jerusalem

    for the Jews, he achieved this on the 21st November, 164 BC
    janeseymour janeseymour 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 7, 2014

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    SILENT NIGHT BED MAKERS-UKThis company employ

    two bed testers a married couple in there late 20's.They make love twice a month in various SILENT NIGHT BEDS and get paid a fee.
    sally1981 sally1981 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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    9th November, 1989, the Berlin Wall comes down,

    East meets West again and Germany is once again united as one.
    janeseymour janeseymour 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 7, 2014

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    GREAT BRITAIN-HISTORY.

    The first £ note entered circulation in August 1914 and was nicknamed a Bradbury, after Sir John Bradbury permanent secretary to the UK treasury.
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    Woody Allen Speaks

    Woody Allen Speaks ------------------ Eternal nothingness is fine if you happen to be dressed for it Sex without love is an empty experience, but, as empty experiences go, it's one of the best There are two types of people in this world, good and bad. The good sleep better...
    GirlThinking GirlThinking 26-30, F Sep 14, 2012

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    Shotgun

    The term "riding shotgun" came from the fact that stage coach drivers would have someone ride on the passenger side with a shotgun to fend off robbers
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    SIGMUNDE FREUD. He made his name writing his

    first research paper on the sex lives of Eels it was a huge success with people that are interested in fish. His second research project based on the Eel research was the sex life's of Bank Workers in the 1960's in Britain.
    demuremandy demuremandy 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 4, 2014

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    HARRIS TWEED. Harris Tweed is not made on

    the Isle of Harris, it's made on the Isle of Lewis.
    demuremandy demuremandy 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 5, 2014

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    In 1908 on the movie the Widow Jones there was

    a 20 second kiss by a couple and it provked howls of indgination. The Society for the Prevention of Crime later convinced the mayor of Chicago to revoke the liceence of 550 theatres untill they stop showing films on Sundays and stop showing immroal films. I wonder what people...
    hereisme hereisme 18-21, F Feb 15, 2014

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    During the Great War 1914 to 1918,

    when the USA entered the war in 1917, many American's were pro German as German's were the biggest community in Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles and San Fransisco. But the US did help the UK, big time with soldiers.
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