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9 minutes ago, Padge said:

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You cannot see light.

Then why did John Belushi in the Blues Brothers church scene shout "I have seen the light" 😀😀😀😀😀

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To be honest anyone in this country ordering a Panino would be deserving of a slap

Neither Ackroyd nor Landis are scientists, if Bob8 had written it, then it would have been correct "I have seen the absorption of light"

Not sure it fits your remit, but I know that Blackpool and Dublin basically means the same thing. 

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12 minutes ago, JohnM said:

Then why did John Belushi in the Blues Brothers church scene shout "I have seen the light" 😀😀😀😀😀

Neither Ackroyd nor Landis are scientists, if Bob8 had written it, then it would have been correct "I have seen the absorption of light"

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Dave Whelan "In Wigan rugby will always be king"

 

This country's wealth was created by men in overalls, it was destroyed by men in suits.

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1 hour ago, JohnM said:

Then why did John Belushi in the Blues Brothers church scene shout "I have seen the light" 😀😀😀😀😀

Because John Belushi had ingested so many substances by that point in his life, he probably could see light. And plenty of other things too.

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"Men will be proud to say 'I am a European'. We hope to see a day when men of every country will think as much of being a European as of being from their native land." (Winston Churchill)

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Australia has 3 internal territories; the Northern Territory (Darwin etc), Australian Capital Territory (Canberra)  and Jervis Bay Territory.

The vast majority of Australians have no idea about the existence of Jervis Bay Territory even though it’s less than 3 hours south of Sydney and there are large signs saying “you are now leaving NSW”. Around 300 to 400 people live there.

It’s not on maps used in schools, it’s not mentioned in school classes, it’s not a drop down option for deliveries  when online shopping.  It’s the persona non grata of the Territories.

It has great camping facilities and beautiful beaches.

 

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13 hours ago, marklaspalmas said:

Not true.

Yama is mountain, as in many Japanese names.

Many Japanese called Mt. Fuji "Fiji-Sama", sama being an honorific suffix greater than the normal 'san'

Curse you, QI, with your quite regular incorrect facts !!!!!

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"I am the avenging angel; I come with wings unfurled, I come with claws extended from halfway round the world. I am the God Almighty, I am the howling wind. I care not for your family; I care not for your kin. I come in search of terror, though terror is my own; I come in search of vengeance for crimes and crimes unknown. I care not for your children, I care not for your wives, I care not for your country, I care not for your lives." - (c) Jim Boyes - "The Avenging Angel"

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45 minutes ago, Copa said:

Australia has 3 internal territories; the Northern Territory (Darwin etc), Australian Capital Territory (Canberra)  and Jervis Bay Territory.

The vast majority of Australians have no idea about the existence of Jervis Bay Territory even though it’s less than 3 hours south of Sydney and there are large signs saying “you are now leaving NSW”. Around 300 to 400 people live there.

It’s not on maps used in schools, it’s not mentioned in school classes, it’s not a drop down option for deliveries  when online shopping.  It’s the persona non grata of the Territories.

It has great camping facilities and beautiful beaches.

 

So you're told, nobody can find them, can't put it in a satnav can yer.

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Dave Whelan "In Wigan rugby will always be king"

 

This country's wealth was created by men in overalls, it was destroyed by men in suits.

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50 minutes ago, JohnM said:

At which point, I was led to this bizarre publication.😆😤😲🤕

https://www.amazon.com/Philosophical-Rejection-Big-Bang-Theory/dp/1986907376

He doesn't like paragraph breaks, does he?

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13 hours ago, JohnM said:

Then why did John Belushi in the Blues Brothers church scene shout "I have seen the light" 😀😀😀😀😀

Because There's a Darkness on the edge of town.

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On 07/03/2021 at 15:25, Graham said:

... then there’s the lakes in the Lake District... there’s sixteen of them...

Only Bassenthwaite Lake is officially a lake by name the others are meres or waters.

eg Windermere rather than Lake Windermere. To be fair to common sense though saying that does distinguish it from the town of Windermere which is not a lake!

Mere means lake, so Lake Windermere should be only be called Windermere, same as Grasmere.

Where were you last Thursday?

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2 hours ago, Copa said:

Australia has 3 internal territories; the Northern Territory (Darwin etc), Australian Capital Territory (Canberra)  and Jervis Bay Territory.

The vast majority of Australians have no idea about the existence of Jervis Bay Territory even though it’s less than 3 hours south of Sydney and there are large signs saying “you are now leaving NSW”. Around 300 to 400 people live there.

It’s not on maps used in schools, it’s not mentioned in school classes, it’s not a drop down option for deliveries  when online shopping.  It’s the persona non grata of the Territories.

It has great camping facilities and beautiful beaches.

 

Is the reason behind this could be because it's an Australian Naval protection, used for fire practise? It does have it's own airport though. (JBT)

Where were you last Thursday?

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2 hours ago, JohnM said:

Sounds like the ideal spot for  a nuclear power station.

I like the fact that the two spots proposed by the NSW government for a nuclear power station to supply electricity to the NSW grid were both outside of NSW territory - Jervis Bay and a site in the ACT.

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5 hours ago, tim2 said:

Curse you, QI, with your quite regular incorrect facts !!!!!

FWIW, I was told that Japanese people never call it Fuji-sama, and that in the name Fuji san, the san does not have its normal meaning of an honorific title. The kanji character to represent yama/mountain is used in writing, but pronounced as san. Or something like that. 

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1 hour ago, JonM said:

I like the fact that the two spots proposed by the NSW government for a nuclear power station to supply electricity to the NSW grid were both outside of NSW territory - Jervis Bay and a site in the ACT.

Presumably, there was another proposal where they just drew a mushroom cloud on Melbourne.

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7 hours ago, Bleep1673 said:

Is the reason behind this could be because it's an Australian Naval protection, used for fire practise? It does have it's own airport though. (JBT)

There are two small villages populated by indigenous Australians. I’ve been for a jog down a road to one of the villages and there’s a large sign saying visitors are not permitted. It’s a village on private property.

Much of Jervis Bay Territory is national park and as you enter the territory you are stopped at a booth generally manned by local indigenous people who charge the national parks visitors’ fee to enter.

The last time I was at a beach there a submarine cruised up and stopped just off the beach.

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9 hours ago, Mumby Magic said:

Pronunciation of Shrewsbury and Sowerby Bridge still need to be confirmed.

I used to work there and I was reliably informed by locals that it is Saw-be Bridge. 

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Pitcairn - and let's not dig too deeply into that territory's recent past too much - has a population of 43.

It counts as a proper legislature and so elects an Island Council to be its Parliament.

The Island Council has 10 members.

Which is equivalent to the House of Commons having 16,275,000 MPs.

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Ye Olde Tea Shoppe is pronounced The Old Tea Shop.

It's just an old English spelling of the exact same words.

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Radio 5 Live: Saturday 14 April 2007

Dave Whelan "In Wigan rugby will always be king"

 

This country's wealth was created by men in overalls, it was destroyed by men in suits.

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5 hours ago, Padge said:

Ye Olde Tea Shoppe is pronounced The Old Tea Shop.

It's just an old English spelling of the exact same words.

I had an English teacher who was so pleased the day he stopped the lesson to explain the existence of THORN.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thorn_(letter)

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16 hours ago, JonM said:

FWIW, I was told that Japanese people never call it Fuji-sama, and that in the name Fuji san, the san does not have its normal meaning of an honorific title. The kanji character to represent yama/mountain is used in writing, but pronounced as san. Or something like that. 

Yeah, also not true.

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This thread seems to be Uninteresting Trivial Facts in another guise, but that oldie withered a while ago.

When you hold your breath and it starts to hurt, that is your body telling you to get rid of the carbon dioxide, not a sign you need oxygen.

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