The Naked Scientists

The Naked Scientists Forum

Author Topic: More challenging, and potentially more absurd, forum game  (Read 18128 times)

Offline turnipsock

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 586
  • Beekeeper to the unsuspecting
    • View Profile
More challenging, and potentially more absurd, forum game
« Reply #25 on: 28/05/2008 23:04:27 »
I think you'll find he was a 'Vice Admiral'. I'm decended from his first wife you know.
 

Offline DoctorBeaver

  • Naked Science Forum GOD!
  • *******
  • Posts: 12656
  • Thanked: 3 times
  • A stitch in time would have confused Einstein.
    • View Profile
More challenging, and potentially more absurd, forum game
« Reply #26 on: 29/05/2008 12:52:51 »
I think you'll find he was a 'Vice Admiral'. I'm decended from his first wife you know.

I think you'll find he was Rear Admiral Nelson at the time of the Battle of The Nile.

From Wiki...

The Battle of the Nile or Aboukir Bay (August 1-2, 1798) saw a British fleet under Rear-Admiral Horatio Nelson defeat a French fleet, stranding Napoleon's army in Egypt. French losses have been estimated to have been as high as 1,700 dead (including Vice-Admiral Brueys) and 3,000 captured. British losses were 218 dead.
« Last Edit: 29/05/2008 12:54:31 by DoctorBeaver »
 

Offline Make it Lady

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 4050
  • Hands-on fun for everyone!
    • View Profile
More challenging, and potentially more absurd, forum game
« Reply #27 on: 29/05/2008 17:22:31 »
Is the post of Rear Admiral something to do with sailors being gay.
 

Offline rosalind dna

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 2019
    • View Profile
More challenging, and potentially more absurd, forum game
« Reply #28 on: 29/05/2008 17:29:46 »
Not sure there but I think that a Rear Admiral is the least senior
post to the Admiral that Nelson died.
But Turnipsock was talking about being descended from Nelson as
we don't know his real life surname. Which is what matters.
 

Offline Make it Lady

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 4050
  • Hands-on fun for everyone!
    • View Profile
More challenging, and potentially more absurd, forum game
« Reply #29 on: 29/05/2008 17:35:18 »
I ignore root vegetables, even if they are related to Nelson. He probably thinks that because he has one eye, he must be related to him. (Vegetables, eyes...get it.)
I will stop ignoring him if he either apologises or posts another picture of himself wearing the lycra.
 

Offline DoctorBeaver

  • Naked Science Forum GOD!
  • *******
  • Posts: 12656
  • Thanked: 3 times
  • A stitch in time would have confused Einstein.
    • View Profile
More challenging, and potentially more absurd, forum game
« Reply #30 on: 30/05/2008 07:43:35 »
I ignore root vegetables, even if they are related to Nelson. He probably thinks that because he has one eye, he must be related to him. (Vegetables, eyes...get it.)

Oh dear. Nelson did not have only 1 eye.
 

Offline DoctorBeaver

  • Naked Science Forum GOD!
  • *******
  • Posts: 12656
  • Thanked: 3 times
  • A stitch in time would have confused Einstein.
    • View Profile
More challenging, and potentially more absurd, forum game
« Reply #31 on: 30/05/2008 07:44:43 »
I ignore root vegetables, ...

Is that why you never supported Bjorn Borg? Because he's a Swede?
 

Offline JimBob

  • Global Moderator
  • Neilep Level Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6564
  • Thanked: 7 times
  • Moderator
    • View Profile
More challenging, and potentially more absurd, forum game
« Reply #32 on: 30/05/2008 19:39:25 »
I have stumbled into the Twilight Zone.
 

Offline rosalind dna

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 2019
    • View Profile
More challenging, and potentially more absurd, forum game
« Reply #33 on: 30/05/2008 21:11:30 »
I have stumbled into the Twilight Zone.

No, Jimbob, Because Sharon's thread started to see how many people could pair up well-known people in different coincidences to others.
But as Turnipsock told us all on TNS that he's descended from Nelson then we all started to take the mickey out of him.
 

Offline DoctorBeaver

  • Naked Science Forum GOD!
  • *******
  • Posts: 12656
  • Thanked: 3 times
  • A stitch in time would have confused Einstein.
    • View Profile
More challenging, and potentially more absurd, forum game
« Reply #34 on: 30/05/2008 23:42:40 »
Whose thread?  [:(!]
 

Offline rosalind dna

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 2019
    • View Profile
More challenging, and potentially more absurd, forum game
« Reply #35 on: 30/05/2008 23:44:04 »
Whose thread?  [:(!]

oops sorry  LOL

correction a TNS member's thread LOL LOL
 

Offline DoctorBeaver

  • Naked Science Forum GOD!
  • *******
  • Posts: 12656
  • Thanked: 3 times
  • A stitch in time would have confused Einstein.
    • View Profile
More challenging, and potentially more absurd, forum game
« Reply #36 on: 30/05/2008 23:45:25 »
hmmmph!
 

Offline turnipsock

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 586
  • Beekeeper to the unsuspecting
    • View Profile
More challenging, and potentially more absurd, forum game
« Reply #37 on: 31/05/2008 00:56:42 »
Nelson had a great send off.

He seems to have been soaked in alchol for weeks.

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/nelson/gallery8/

That is the way I would like to go, along with the Bonaza theme tune.
« Last Edit: 31/05/2008 00:58:40 by turnipsock »
 

Offline DoctorBeaver

  • Naked Science Forum GOD!
  • *******
  • Posts: 12656
  • Thanked: 3 times
  • A stitch in time would have confused Einstein.
    • View Profile
More challenging, and potentially more absurd, forum game
« Reply #38 on: 31/05/2008 17:15:24 »
Nelson had a great send off.

He seems to have been soaked in alchol for weeks.

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/nelson/gallery8/

That is the way I would like to go, along with the Bonaza theme tune.

Yes. He was pickled in a brandy barrel.
 

Offline rosalind dna

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 2019
    • View Profile
More challenging, and potentially more absurd, forum game
« Reply #39 on: 31/05/2008 22:56:21 »
I had always thought that Nelson had been "pickled" in rum. oh
 

Offline Make it Lady

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 4050
  • Hands-on fun for everyone!
    • View Profile
More challenging, and potentially more absurd, forum game
« Reply #40 on: 31/05/2008 23:07:45 »
Did anyone sing the Nelson Musical at school? It had a song in it called Hip hip Horatio. It was around the time of Jonah Man Jazz and all those music festival type musicals for schools.

Did the sailors still keep drinking the alcohol on the way back even with a dead rear admiral in it?
 

Offline turnipsock

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 586
  • Beekeeper to the unsuspecting
    • View Profile
More challenging, and potentially more absurd, forum game
« Reply #41 on: 01/06/2008 00:44:58 »
Quote from: a website somewhere
To preserve his body, it was submerged and pickled in a cask of Brandy. Nelson was much loved, and his courage, skill and gallantry so admired by his crew, that during the dark hours they would creep out and drink from the cask containing his body, praying they would inherit some of his traits.

what like loosing an eye, a leg and an arm?

wait a sec, I worked on the Mk 24 that sank the Belgrano, we used to write funny things on them like "Dear Juan"



« Last Edit: 01/06/2008 00:57:55 by turnipsock »
 

Offline DoctorBeaver

  • Naked Science Forum GOD!
  • *******
  • Posts: 12656
  • Thanked: 3 times
  • A stitch in time would have confused Einstein.
    • View Profile
More challenging, and potentially more absurd, forum game
« Reply #42 on: 01/06/2008 10:52:21 »
I worked on the Mk24 too! And the Stingray torpedo, and Rapier missle system.

I was at Marconi Underwater Systems (part of MSDS) for a while after leaving Lucas Defence Systems. We made the passive radar & guidance systems.
 

Offline JimBob

  • Global Moderator
  • Neilep Level Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6564
  • Thanked: 7 times
  • Moderator
    • View Profile
More challenging, and potentially more absurd, forum game
« Reply #43 on: 01/06/2008 19:37:06 »
war mongers
 

Offline Make it Lady

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 4050
  • Hands-on fun for everyone!
    • View Profile
More challenging, and potentially more absurd, forum game
« Reply #44 on: 01/06/2008 19:56:31 »
I worked on the Mk24 too! And the Stingray torpedo, and Rapier missle system.

I was at Marconi Underwater Systems (part of MSDS) for a while after leaving Lucas Defence Systems. We made the passive radar & guidance systems.
Did you have to work underwater at Marconi? Did you develop Gills?

As for Turnipsock well he has been everywhere and done everything and he is related to everyone!!!!!
 

Offline DoctorBeaver

  • Naked Science Forum GOD!
  • *******
  • Posts: 12656
  • Thanked: 3 times
  • A stitch in time would have confused Einstein.
    • View Profile
More challenging, and potentially more absurd, forum game
« Reply #45 on: 01/06/2008 20:37:47 »
I worked on the Mk24 too! And the Stingray torpedo, and Rapier missle system.

I was at Marconi Underwater Systems (part of MSDS) for a while after leaving Lucas Defence Systems. We made the passive radar & guidance systems.
Did you have to work underwater at Marconi?


No, but a couple of Navy divers had to submerge thanks to my efforts at Holy Loch lol
 

Offline Make it Lady

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 4050
  • Hands-on fun for everyone!
    • View Profile
More challenging, and potentially more absurd, forum game
« Reply #46 on: 03/06/2008 20:36:02 »
Navy, such a dull colour. I prefer my divers electric blue.

Why did you make these divers swim in a holy loch? was it a baptism?
 

Offline DoctorBeaver

  • Naked Science Forum GOD!
  • *******
  • Posts: 12656
  • Thanked: 3 times
  • A stitch in time would have confused Einstein.
    • View Profile
More challenging, and potentially more absurd, forum game
« Reply #47 on: 03/06/2008 20:48:04 »
No. The torpedo we were testing sank  [:I]
 

Offline Make it Lady

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 4050
  • Hands-on fun for everyone!
    • View Profile
More challenging, and potentially more absurd, forum game
« Reply #48 on: 03/06/2008 20:53:54 »
You should have employed the thorpedo, then the rescue would have been very speedy.
 

Offline DoctorBeaver

  • Naked Science Forum GOD!
  • *******
  • Posts: 12656
  • Thanked: 3 times
  • A stitch in time would have confused Einstein.
    • View Profile
More challenging, and potentially more absurd, forum game
« Reply #49 on: 03/06/2008 20:57:30 »
Why?
 

The Naked Scientists Forum

More challenging, and potentially more absurd, forum game
« Reply #49 on: 03/06/2008 20:57:30 »

 

SMF 2.0.10 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
SMFAds for Free Forums
 
Login
Login with username, password and session length