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Roger the Dodger

The Trivia Thread.

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Post your random bits of trivia...this could be very interesting...discussions and contentions allowed, but lets try to keep it clean, eh?  I'll start off with a few.

It is physically impossible for pigs to look up at the sky.

Rats and horses can't vomit.

'Go' is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

Dolly Parton lost a Dolly Parton lookalike contest.

Now see if you can add some more. :thumbsup:

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The first domestic house to be lit by gas was in the early 1790's.

Whisky was "invented" in China.

 

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6 hours ago, Roger the Dodger said:

 

'Go' is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

 

'I Do' is the longest sentence....  :laugh:

 

The Rolex Datejust was nearly called the Jubilee, as it was Rolex's 40th anniversary when it was launched.  As the DateJust was the first automatic watch with calendar window the marketing team thought Datejust was more fitting, so they called the new bracelet Jubilee.  

Five countries in the world have names that when written in English and using UPPERCASE letters have no letters that could be coloured in  (for example, you could colour in the P's, R and A in UPPERCASE).  No googling!

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I don't think there are any more, but 'abstemious' and 'facetious' are the only words to contain all the vowels, once only, and in the correct order.

During the female orgasm, endorphins, which are powerful painkillers, are released. So having a headache is a poor excuse not to have intercourse.

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These two sentences are "pangrams".

The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog.

Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs.

9 minutes ago, Roger the Dodger said:

I don't think there are any more, but 'abstemious' and 'facetious' are the only words to contain all the vowels, once only, and in the correct o

arsenious, abstentious, acheilous, anemious, caesious, annelidous.

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Worcestershire sauce is made from anchovies dissloved in vinegar, bones and all, plus a few other spices.

20 minutes ago, WRENCH said:

arsenious, abstentious, acheilous, anemious, caesious, annelidous.

You have me bang to rights, ol' pal and I grovel facetiously...:laughing2dw:

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Between October 1912 and August 1913, Carl Stearns Clancy was the first man to circumnavigate the world on a motorcycle.

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2 hours ago, Roger the Dodger said:

It is impossible to lick your own elbow.

It is impossible to lick your own ear.

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48 minutes ago, WRENCH said:

It is impossible to lick your own ear.

Actually, it's impossible to lick quite a few of your own body parts if we're honest....

The word 'verb' is actually a noun...

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Just now, Roger the Dodger said:

Actually, it's impossible to lick quite a few of your own body parts if we're honest....

Now I never knew that.thinking-face-google.png

 

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9 minutes ago, WRENCH said:

Now I never knew that. 

Well there you go...:laughing2dw:

An Elephant is the only animal with four knees. It's also the only mammal that can't jump.

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6 minutes ago, Roger the Dodger said:

 

An Elephant is the only animal with four knees. It's also the only mammal that can't jump.

 

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2 hours ago, WRENCH said:

 

Now I did post a clip of that in 'Favourite Gifs'...very clever CGI...but sadly, elephants still can't jump.

BTW, Tohru Iwatani came up with the idea for 'Pac-Man' when he spotted a pizza at a dinner party with a slice taken out of it. Multi millionaire now.

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Roger Lloyd Pack aka Trigger from Only Fools and Horses starred in a soft porn movie "The Man Who Couldn't Get Enough" (aka Confessions of a Sex Maniac)

I hope @The Mystery Bidder isn't too traumatised!

 

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9 hours ago, JoT said:

Roger Lloyd Pack aka Trigger from Only Fools and Horses starred in a soft porn movie "The Man Who Couldn't Get Enough" (aka Confessions of a Sex Maniac)

I hope @The Mystery Bidder isn't too traumatised!

 

I wouldn't have minded Sir David in a film like that as long as I was his lady!  :biggrin:

Trivia: Sir David was not the favourite to play Del Boy in OFAH.  The two main actors in the running were Enn Reitel and Jim Broadbent (Roy Slater).  Luckily for us Sir David proved them wrong.  Come on, you have to admit it wouldn't have been a success without Sir David. 

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1 hour ago, The Mystery Bidder said:

I wouldn't have minded Sir David in a film like that as long as I was his lady!  :biggrin:

Naughty girl! :laughing2dw:

A cricket's ears are on its front knees.

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4 minutes ago, Roger the Dodger said:

Naughty girl! :laughing2dw:

Nothing new there.  :naughty:

A snail can sleep for three years.  

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The Wolf of Badenoch is buried at Dunkeld Cathedral.

Robert Stirling, the inventor of the Stirling engine, came from Methven.

Alexander Bain, the Inventor of the fax machine, came from Warren Caithness, he was also an early pioneer of electric clocks.

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There is a town called Boring in Oregon and a town called Dull in Scotland. They have been twinned since 2012.

A shrimp's heart is in its head.

There's a village called Hell in Norway, and it freezes over every winter.

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