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#1 Futtocks

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 12:33 PM

'Dundee United' is Nigerian slang for 'idiot'.

"I always enjoyed it more if there was a body or two lying about, it made the job a bit more interesting" Vince Karalius


#2 Futtocks

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 12:35 PM

Gil Scott-Heron once played Ko-Ko the Executioner in a high school production of 'the Mikado'.

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#3 Futtocks

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 12:42 PM

In Natoma, Kansas, it is illegal to practice knife throwing at men wearing striped suits.

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#4 Futtocks

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:18 PM

The Nigerian version of 'Dead or no Deal' is presented by John Fashanu.

I assume the criteria for hosting the franchise must include the term 'widely disliked'.

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#5 Futtocks

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:24 PM

Clint Newton is the son of the Australian golfer Jack Newton, who lost a play-off against Tom Watson for the 1975 Open Championship.

Jack is also famous for being the man whose career was ended in 1983 when he walked into an aeroplane propellor and lost his right arm.

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#6 Futtocks

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:26 PM

21 peole died in Boston, Mass. in 1919 when a massive tank full of treacle burst and the contents formed a 15ft tidal wave.

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#7 Futtocks

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:39 PM

Need your atomic bomb clamped securely in flight? Ask Zeppo Marx!

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 02:45 PM

21 peole died in Boston, Mass. in 1919 when a massive tank full of treacle burst and the contents formed a 15ft tidal wave.


Which had Jack in a Flap no doubt.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:34 PM

Strictly Come Dancing fans - Arlene Philips did the choreography for Monty Python's film 'The Meaning of Life'. Bruno Tonioli can be seen in the video for Elton John's 'I'm still standing'.

"I always enjoyed it more if there was a body or two lying about, it made the job a bit more interesting" Vince Karalius


#10 Futtocks

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:51 PM

The Beagle, the ship Charles Darwin sailed on to make his notes on evolution, was captained by the first head of the Met Office, who coined the term 'weather forecast'.

"I always enjoyed it more if there was a body or two lying about, it made the job a bit more interesting" Vince Karalius