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    TheEdge949TheEdge949 Member Posts: 5,437
    lucy4 said:


    Surely the longest train journey in the world is any operated by Southern Rail.
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    lucy4lucy4 Member Posts: 7,260

    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.

    I agree, when I watched it I had tears streaming down my face but the **** thing was meant to be a comedy.
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    lucy4lucy4 Member Posts: 7,260
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    EssexphilEssexphil Member Posts: 8,346
    It fascinated me to learn that Western Australia is roughly the same size as Western Europe.

    And, apart from a relatively small part of WA surrounding Perth, the total population is about 200,000.

    That is an area the size of Western Europe.

    With a total population the size of Milton Keynes...
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    TheEdge949TheEdge949 Member Posts: 5,437
    edited May 12
    Essexphil said:

    It fascinated me to learn that Western Australia is roughly the same size as Western Europe.

    And, apart from a relatively small part of WA surrounding Perth, the total population is about 200,000.

    That is an area the size of Western Europe.

    With a total population the size of Milton Keynes...

    You could probably drive through WA quicker than Milton Keynes though.
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    lucy4lucy4 Member Posts: 7,260
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    TheEdge949TheEdge949 Member Posts: 5,437
    And the plane is a Gloster Meteor. The first British jet fighter and the only allied jet to reach operational status and fly combat missions during WW2.

    Built by Gloster Aircraft Company. 3,875 Meteors were built in total with that particular one WL419 manufactured in 1952.

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    goldongoldon Member Posts: 8,641
    this one was the exception......

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    lucy4lucy4 Member Posts: 7,260
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    lucy4lucy4 Member Posts: 7,260
    With all the £millions & £billions being thrown about during the election campaign I found this interesting as to the difference between the numbers.

    The magnitude of difference between billion and million can be illustrated with this example of the time scale:

    A million seconds is 12 days.
    A billion seconds is 31 years.
    A trillion seconds is 31,688 years.

    The video further compares the three numbers.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnRPCheyE6o


    Also the difference between a millionaire and a billionaire is huge.

    A million dollars is a lot of money, but it's not as far away as you might think. Look at it this way: $1 million is 1,000 times $1,000. A billion dollars, on the other hand, is 1,000 times $1 million. That means a billionaire has a thousand times more wealth than a millionaire . . . just think about that for a minute!

    If you have $10,000 in the bank, congratulations: You’re 10 times closer to becoming a millionaire than a millionaire is to reaching billionaire status.
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