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28 minutes ago, The Hallucinating Goose said:

Why do lifts have mirrors in them? 

In the early days, it may have been a distraction from the fear of being winched great heights in a box. It also makes the lift feel bigger and less claustrophobic.

Plus it is usually the last chance to make sure you're looking all spiffy before meeting people.

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5 minutes ago, graveyard johnny said:

why have i never seen a turkeys egg?

They can be had, if you go looking: https://www.waitrose.com/ecom/products/clarence-court-seasonal-turkey-eggs/612895-130828-130829

I've never seen them on sale in a shop, though.

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"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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1 hour ago, DavidM said:

Why do airline pilots wear seatbelts 

Thats a similar thought to why do passengers get given life jackets on planes? If a plane is plummeting towards the ground chances are a life jacket isn't gonna save you. If I remember rightly on an episode of QI they said that a life jacket has never actually ever been proven to have saved a life in a plane crash. I think they just keep them to make nervous flyers a bit happier more than anything. 

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25 minutes ago, The Hallucinating Goose said:

Thats a similar thought to why do passengers get given life jackets on planes? If a plane is plummeting towards the ground chances are a life jacket isn't gonna save you. If I remember rightly on an episode of QI they said that a life jacket has never actually ever been proven to have saved a life in a plane crash. I think they just keep them to make nervous flyers a bit happier more than anything. 

Do planes really need life vests?

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Every time I fly I remember the words of John Glenn.

" As I looked around my spaceship I realised that every piece part of the craft was there because it was the cheapest option."

Having worked for over 30 years at Rolls Royce on aircraft engines I know that to be true.

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16 minutes ago, Bearman said:

Every time I fly I remember the words of John Glenn.

" As I looked around my spaceship I realised that every piece part of the craft was there because it was the cheapest option."

Having worked for over 30 years at Rolls Royce on aircraft engines I know that to be true.

Nearly 20 years on landing gear and can confirm same.

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14 minutes ago, Bearman said:

Every time I fly I remember the words of John Glenn.

" As I looked around my spaceship I realised that every piece part of the craft was there because it was the cheapest option."

Having worked for over 30 years at Rolls Royce on aircraft engines I know that to be true.

Rolls Royce provided the AVRO Shackletons with their Griffon engines. Shackletons were described as 10,000 loose rivets flying in close formation.

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9 hours ago, The Hallucinating Goose said:

Thats a similar thought to why do passengers get given life jackets on planes? If a plane is plummeting towards the ground chances are a life jacket isn't gonna save you. If I remember rightly on an episode of QI they said that a life jacket has never actually ever been proven to have saved a life in a plane crash. I think they just keep them to make nervous flyers a bit happier more than anything. 

A bit like the 'don't have nightmares' tagline that they used to say on crime watch. They dropped it and people campaigned for them to bring it back, which they did.

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11 hours ago, graveyard johnny said:

why have i never seen a turkeys egg?

I saw heaps of them when I had turkeys.Maybe there's a clue in there.

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12 hours ago, Northern Eel said:

If you were to sit in a bath of baked beans for charity, how much would you need to raise before you break even?

or break wind?

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Why dio people complain about caravans causing traffic jams when there is always a clear road in front of me when I'm towing?

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