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Giles Coren has just called me "a gormless -eating troll" on twitter because I accused him of being a metropolitan snob for saying "It should be London that leads other less-enlightened cities" in an article about banning smoking in public places. Which is nice. :rolleyes: 

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Is that a birch handle.

It's Thuya burl - apparently part of the Cypress family.

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It's Thuya burl - apparently part of the Cypress family.

nice.

uninteresting fact my daily penknife is a Swiss Army Waiter.

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Genuine question:

 

What do people use a penknife for, on a daily basis?

Mine is mainly used for opening packages and letters. Oh, and sharpening the occasional pencil. What it also is, though, is a beautiful thing that is a pleasure to own and use, and sometimes beauty is its own reward.

 

More outdoors-oriented people than me might have more use for a knife.

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Genuine question:

 

What do people use a penknife for, on a daily basis?

general utility.

2nd uninteresting fact: I used mine last week to cut down some rubber door stops that were slightly oversized and not wedging the door properly and unfetter a stapler head. 

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Staplers are the bane of my life. They are forever clogging or buckling in the carriage.

 

Even dear ones.

:(

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Staplers are the bane of my life. They are forever clogging or buckling in the carriage.

 

Even dear ones.

:(

 

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Staplers are the bane of my life. They are forever clogging or buckling in the carriage.

 

Even dear ones.

:(

3rd uninteresting fact the flat head, bottle opener wire stripper feature of a Swiss Army Waiter knife is ideal for running up and down the channel of a stapler carriage to remove the slight burr that can snag the sharp edges of a staple strip.

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Analysis of 17 studies involving more than 15,500 men revealed that the average length of an erect penis is 5.16 inches (13.12 centimetres) and 3.6 inches (9.16cm) when flaccid.

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/11444668/Study-on-penises-reveals-the-average-size-...-and-its-smaller-than-you-think.html

 

Obviously, the survey was conducted in the southeast of England.

B)

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Analysis of 17 studies involving more than 15,500 men revealed that the average length of an erect penis is 5.16 inches (13.12 centimetres) and 3.6 inches (9.16cm) when flaccid.

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/11444668/Study-on-penises-reveals-the-average-size-...-and-its-smaller-than-you-think.html

 

Obviously, the survey was conducted in the southeast of England.

B)

ooh what a whopper!!

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Surely the flaccid measurement is influenced by ambient temperature? Even the legendarily-equipped* actor David Niven described his own appendage as looking like an acorn when he almost got frostbite while skiing.

 

*Patrick McNee, once asked if Niven's plunger measured nearly a foot, said something along the lines of "well I wouldn't say it was quite that thick..."

Edited by Futtocks

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One of my project managers was born four years after I passed my driving test.  That doesn't half make me feel old...

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'Jihadi John' went to the same school as Fred Housego and Suggs. Not at the same time, obviously.

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'Jihadi John' went to the same school as Fred Housego and Suggs. Not at the same time, obviously.

 

How did 'Jihadi John' travel to be with his fascist ISIS barbarian friends? Taxi and the Night Boat to Cairo?

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He's definitely a Nutty Boy. And he wears Baggy Trousers.

 

Unfortunately, he's no Mastermind.

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In Canada it's not illegal to deface currency.

 

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Today is a very special Pi Day.

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I'll never see Pi day in OZ. We write dates as dd/mm/yyyy. To get  3.1415 it would have to be 3rd Jan 4159

 

Even if we took dd/mm/yy it would still be 3rd Jan 2041. According to AUS Govt actuarial tables, I become soylent green in 2032.

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Today is a very special Pi Day.

It's also the male equivalent of Valentine's day...  we currently have no steak in our house. :(

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Chronic health issues in the Greek community?

 

I was in a chemist today with my landlord who is a diabetic. I noticed that some of the diabetic-specific products come in English and Greek-language packaging.

 

Of further (un)interest, the first wave of Greek immigrants to OZ was in the early 50s. Does this mean that, although Greeks have high rates of diabetes, enough of them live into their 80s to make them a valuable target group for pharmaceutical companies?

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Anniversary: the last V2 rocket fell on London (Limehouse) on 27th March 1945.

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I've just seen a large funeral motorcade going to the local cemetery. Dozens of scooter riders plus loads of cars. Very impressive.

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