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Scabrous Birdseed
01-01-2006, 16:47:46
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4566526.stm

8. Devout Orthodox Jews are three times as likely to jaywalk as other people, according to an Israeli survey reported in the New Scientist.

75. Each successive monarch faces in a different direction on British coins.

89. Spanish Flu, the epidemic that killed 50 million people in 1918/9, was known as French Flu in Spain.

Beta1
02-01-2006, 09:59:35
5. Nicole Kidman is scared of butterflies. "I jump out of planes, I could be covered in cockroaches, I do all sorts of things, but I just don't like the feel of butterflies' bodies," she says.

WTF?

Who goes around feeling butterflies' bodies?

Drekkus
02-01-2006, 10:15:40
4. An average record shop needs to sell at least two copies of a CD per year to make it worth stocking, according to Wired magazine.I knew the margins were large, but selling just two cd's a year???

Vincent
02-01-2006, 11:06:31
The average employee spends 14 working days a year on personal e-mails, phone calls and web browsing, outside official breaks, according to employment analysts Captor.

Hey, I'm above avarage!!!!

MoSe
02-01-2006, 11:27:07
youìre a velocicaptor

Drekkus
02-01-2006, 11:31:17
. While it's an offence to drop litter on the pavement, it's not an offence to throw it over someone's garden wall.Is it an offence to kill the person who does that?

MoSe
02-01-2006, 11:38:52
it's not an offence to throw litter off a fence?
No off-fence intended

mr_G
02-01-2006, 11:41:56
3 more lame jokes and you are back on ignore!!!!

MoSe
02-01-2006, 11:45:04
interesting.

which is the rate of replenishment of my lame jokes tolerance?

(BEWARE, this is NOT a joke itself! grrr)

mr_G
02-01-2006, 11:46:38
that depends!!!

zoom zoom zoom tralala

MoSe
02-01-2006, 12:02:55
must... not... say... deep-ends.... eeerrggghhhrrrr

OK.
I managed to resist, I didnt' say it.

mr_G
02-01-2006, 12:04:59
just 2 2 go

tralalalala 2006 is good!!

mr_G
02-01-2006, 12:06:20
tralalalala 2006 is good!!

MoSe
02-01-2006, 12:10:34
Originally posted by mr_G
just 2 2 go

[size=1}tralalalala 2006 is good!![/size=1]

you're unfair.
I didn't say that!

mr_G
02-01-2006, 12:13:48
is that a joke? :rolleyes:

zmama
02-01-2006, 12:19:56
umm....yes?

or maybe no?

or possibly

or something

MoSe
02-01-2006, 12:21:01
never mind

Lazarus and the Gimp
02-01-2006, 12:21:05
6. WD-40 dissolves cocaine - it has been used by a pub landlord to prevent drug-taking in his pub's toilets.


It's the stuff of dreams.

Lazarus and the Gimp
02-01-2006, 12:22:21
Noooooooooo!!!


11. One in 10 Europeans is allegedly conceived in an Ikea bed.

mr_G
02-01-2006, 12:23:05
Originally posted by MoSe
never mind the weather?

MoSe
02-01-2006, 12:26:52
could be better, thanks

MoSe
02-01-2006, 12:37:39
:lol: EVEN MONKEYS!

7. Baboons can tell the difference between English and French.

Zoo keepers at Port Lympne wild animal park in Kent are having to learn French to communicate with the baboons which had been transferred from Paris zoo.

mucho better than homonecro Dutch Ducks and cheese-surrendering frogs!

MoSe
02-01-2006, 12:42:10
14. It's possible for a human to blow up balloons via the ear.

deserves an SP impression!

rivals with the tearduct-milksquirting guy

MoSe
02-01-2006, 12:43:42
15. Lionesses like their males to be deep brunettes.

blonds discrimination roots in the animal world too!

MoSe
02-01-2006, 12:48:09
30. There are an estimated 1,000 people in the UK in a persistent vegetative state.

how many thereof do we have here at CG??? :D

MoSe
02-01-2006, 13:03:40
OK, also deserving comments - but I don't want to übermonopolize this thread:

29, 39, 43, 44, 52, 53 (!), (54 :)), 67, 78, 83 (Funko told me!), 92, 100

Scabrous Birdseed
02-01-2006, 13:17:25
Surely that's (54 :o)

RedFred
02-01-2006, 16:44:10
19. The = sign was invented by 16th Century Welsh mathematician Robert Recorde, who was fed up with writing "is equal to" in his equations. He chose the two lines because "noe 2 thynges can be moare equalle".

So did the bizarre Welsh langauge slowly devolve from English?

Oerdin
02-01-2006, 16:47:04
Originally posted by Vincent
Hey, I'm above avarage!!!!

Shit, I'd get more then that in two weeks flat. :D

RedFred
02-01-2006, 16:54:04
95. The first traffic cones were used in building Preston bypass in the late 1950s, replacing red lantern paraffin burners.

Is anyone old enough to remember the smudge pots used for night highway work in the 1960s?

Immortal Wombat
02-01-2006, 23:57:51
Originally posted by Beta1
Who goes around feeling butterflies' bodies?
People checking to see whether they are still irrationally terrified of doing so.

Venom
03-01-2006, 00:38:26
Female butterflies got some fine titties. So yes. I feel their bodies. Usually costs me a dollar.

Colon
03-01-2006, 01:33:53
That's pretty cheap.

Venom
03-01-2006, 13:12:09
They're small.

Funko
03-01-2006, 13:42:53
Originally posted by MoSe
OK, also deserving comments - but I don't want to übermonopolize this thread:

83 (Funko told me!)

I am very often right. :beer:

Aredhran
03-01-2006, 13:54:52
-FACT

Drekkus
03-01-2006, 13:57:08
Originally posted by Funko
I am very often right up KG's butt. :beer:

Venom
03-01-2006, 13:57:16
And very often gay. -FACT

Japher
03-01-2006, 14:27:35
He's gay? He's gay! I can't believe he's gay!


ah, who are we kidding

MoSe
03-01-2006, 14:39:02
Originally posted by Funko
I am very often right. :beer:

I bet you had got it from there when you told me