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  1. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    10 Jun '15 04:31
    Originally posted by FMF
    For a couple of decades, Monmouthshire effectively ceased to be. But it's there again now.
    Similarly Rutland disappears and reappears.
  2. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    10 Jun '15 04:35
    * There are over 400 escalators on the London Underground *
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    10 Jun '15 06:59
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    * There are over 400 escalators on the London Underground *
    There are 400 turkey escalopes in my local branch of Tesco.
  4. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    10 Jun '15 07:04
    Originally posted by NoEarthlyReason
    There are 400 turkey escalopes in my local branch of Tesco.
    An Englishman can easily balance a pineapple on his stiff upper lip.
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    10 Jun '15 07:051 edit
    During the first few months of Cromwell's reign as Lord Protector, chicken goujons were legal tender across the land. The Findus Crispy Pancake dates back to this period.

    These days, the barter economy still survives in the City of London, where bits of string, rabbits' feet and fragments of aurox bone can all be used to invest in the London stock market.
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    10 Jun '15 07:101 edit
    The opening sequences from Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey were filmed in Richmond Park, London. Originally, there had been no plans to include a giant black obelisk that confers a giant evolutionary leap on those who come into contact with it, but a genuine one happened to have been put there the Thursday before by an advanced alien civilization, so Kubrick decided to incorporate it into the film.
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    10 Jun '15 10:48
    Originally posted by NoEarthlyReason

    These days, the barter economy still survives in the City of London, where bits of string, rabbits' feet and fragments of aurox bone can all be used to invest in the London stock market.[/b]
    And long may it continue.
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    10 Jun '15 11:06
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    And long may it continue.
    I knew a man who still spoke Cornish into the 1990s.
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    10 Jun '15 11:061 edit
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    I suspect that Georgi Markov's widow would not be amused.

    In 1978 London Georgi Markov was murdered by an 'umbrella gun' that injected a ricin-filled pellet.
    ...and he is buried in the graveyard of the village where my parents live.
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    10 Jun '15 20:09
    Originally posted by NoEarthlyReason
    The opening sequences from Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey were filmed in Richmond Park, London. Originally, there had been no plans to include a giant black obelisk that confers a giant evolutionary leap on those who come into contact with it, but a genuine one happened to have been put there the Thursday before by an advanced alien civilization, so Kubrick decided to incorporate it into the film.
    It had to be a colossal cosmic joke. They simply plopped in a non-working one, obviously.

    You were pranked!
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    10 Jun '15 20:121 edit
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    It had to be a colossal cosmic joke. They simply plopped in a non-working one, obviously.

    You were pranked!
    Ashton Kutcher wasn't born till 10 years after the release of the film.
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    10 Jun '15 20:152 edits
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    It had to be a colossal cosmic joke. They simply plopped in a non-working one, obviously.

    You were pranked!
    My school report did say I was "unevolved". But I hit that aardvark-like animal real good, I did too!
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    11 Jun '15 11:01
    Originally posted by FMF
    For a couple of decades, Monmouthshire effectively ceased to be. But it's there again now.
    I was born in North Yorkshire and without moving I found myself in Teeside then county Cleveland and now back to North Yorkshire all I ask is Why?
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    11 Jun '15 11:382 edits
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    There are more umbrellas in the UK than there are guns. (4.2 million sold last year).
    Bulgarians have less umbrellas but they all have poisoned pick.
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    umbrellas, not Bulgarians
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    11 Jun '15 11:39
    Originally posted by NoEarthlyReason
    17. British people are all great mathematicians.
    gay dissfunctional mathematicians and addicted to chess
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