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    GlenelgGlenelg Member Posts: 6,579
    lucy4 said:

    2000 Years old and not a pothole in sight... :D


    its just been laid ffs they're still working on it..
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    lucy4lucy4 Member Posts: 7,315
    edited February 21
    Glenelg said:

    lucy4 said:

    2000 Years old and not a pothole in sight... :D


    its just been laid ffs they're still working on it..
    I forgot to add this bit to the post.



    https://www.eveshamjournal.co.uk/news/23118706.severn-trent-discovering-roman-road-near-evesham/
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    goldongoldon Member Posts: 8,665
    edited February 23
    Crazy it was Cobbled together and reason it got lost for so many years was because to was " Roamin " hic!
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    goldongoldon Member Posts: 8,665
    Shamima Begum loses bid to regain British citizenship as appeal judges side with ministers
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    lucy4lucy4 Member Posts: 7,315
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    lucy4lucy4 Member Posts: 7,315
    Here's a fact that I bet not many people knew about The OXO Tower in London... :D



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    lucy4lucy4 Member Posts: 7,315
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    Williams12Williams12 Member Posts: 152
    The world's quietest room is located at Microsoft's headquarters in Washington. It's so silent you can hear your own heartbeat.
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    green_beergreen_beer Member Posts: 1,846

    The world's quietest room is located at Microsoft's headquarters in Washington. It's so silent you can hear your own heartbeat.

    you might like this one if you are into quietest rooms in the world;

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DF_qRM6QLNo
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    lucy4lucy4 Member Posts: 7,315
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    lucy4lucy4 Member Posts: 7,315
    edited April 3




    In November 2000, an unknown vandal used a chainsaw to cut halfway through the tree. In 2001, Eureka civil engineer Steve Salzman headed Luna's "medical team" which designed and built a bracing system to help the tree withstand the extreme windstorms with peak winds between 60 and 100 miles per hour. They were assisted by Humboldt State University professor Steven Sillett.

    In early 2002, naturalist Paul Donahue noted that Luna had survived the cut. Luna is currently under the stewardship of Sanctuary Forest, a non profit organization.
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    Tikay10Tikay10 Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 163,247

    ^^^ that's fascinating, thanks @lucy4

    Love stuff like that. I could happily spend the rest of my life surfing Wiki.



    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julia_Butterfly_Hill


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    Bean81Bean81 Member Posts: 554
    ^^ Nice facts. Mrs Bean (History teacher) knew a couple of these but particularly liked the coffin-related facts.
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    Tikay10Tikay10 Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 163,247
    lucy4 said:

    Thanks @lucy4


    That's genuinely fascinating.

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    lucy4lucy4 Member Posts: 7,315
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    TheEdge949TheEdge949 Member Posts: 5,458
    Henry the sixth and his eight knives. Isn't history fascinating.
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    lucy4lucy4 Member Posts: 7,315
    Private Baldrick:
    No, the thing is: The way I see it, these days there's a war on, right? and, ages ago, there wasn't a war on, right? So, there must have been a moment when there not being a war on went away, right? and there being a war on came along. So, what I want to know is: How did we get from the one case of affairs to the other case of affairs?


    Captain Blackadder:
    Do you mean "How did the war start?"

    Lieutenant George:
    The war started because of the vile Hun and his villainous empire- building.

    Captain Blackadder:
    George, the British Empire at present covers a quarter of the globe, while the German Empire consists of a small sausage factory in Tanganiki. I hardly think that we can be entirely absolved of blame on the imperialistic front.

    Lieutenant George:
    Oh, no, sir, absolutely not. [aside, to Baldrick] Mad as a bicycle!

    Private Baldrick:
    I heard that it started when a bloke called Archie Duke shot an ostrich 'cause he was hungry.

    Captain Blackadder:
    I think you mean it started when the Archduke of Austro-Hungary got shot.

    Private Baldrick:
    Nah, there was definitely an ostrich involved, sir.

    Captain Blackadder:
    Well, possibly. But the real reason for the whole thing was that it was too much effort not to have a war.

    Lieutenant George:
    By Gum, this is interesting. I always loved history. The Battle of Hastings, Henry VIII and his six knives, all that.

    Captain Blackadder:
    You see, Baldrick, in order to prevent war in Europe, two superblocs developed: us, the French and the Russians on one side, and the Germans and Austro-Hungary on the other. The idea was to have two vast opposing armies, each acting as the other's deterrent. That way there could never be a war.

    Private Baldrick:
    But, this is a sort of a war, isn't it, sir?

    Captain Blackadder:
    Yes, that's right. You see, there was a tiny flaw in the plan.

    Private Baldrick:
    What was that, sir?

    Captain Blackadder:
    It was bol locks.

    Private Baldrick:
    So the poor old ostrich died for nothing then.
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    TheEdge949TheEdge949 Member Posts: 5,458
    With regard to the above, I think it's an interesting fact that whilst Blackadder was for the most part really funny, that last scene has been voted as one of the most heartwrenching and poignant scenes from British television.

    No words required.
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