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« on: 05/01/2010 22:24:25 »
you can tell if cooking oil is hot enough by sticking the handle of a wooden spoon in it. If the oil bubbles around the handle, the oil is quite hot.

(This may actually be well known, but I only found out about it recently.)


 

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« Reply #1 on: 05/01/2010 22:28:03 »
else..ewe can chuck in a bread crumb or a single rice ! (it has to be a single rice cos to chuck in a married rice would make the other rice a spouse)


 

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« Reply #2 on: 05/01/2010 22:29:03 »
....Michael Caine did not actually say "Not a lot of people know that." I'm not sure I believe this exactly, but allegedly, it was Peter Sellers doing a spoof on Michael Caine that started it.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 05/01/2010 22:31:40 »
....Michael Caine did not actually say "Not a lot of people know that." I'm not sure I believe this exactly, but allegedly, it was Peter Sellers doing a spoof on Michael Caine that started it.

...not a lot of people know that !
 

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« Reply #4 on: 05/01/2010 22:32:30 »
... can chuck in a bread crumb

or if you're Scottish, a Mars bar covered in batter ..
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The researchers found that Mars bars aren't Scotland's only deep-fried specialties, with chip shops also frying up ice-cream, pizza, pineapple rings, pickled eggs, Snicker bars, and bananas.
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/12/1227_041227_deep_fried_mars_bars.html.
« Last Edit: 05/01/2010 22:34:58 by RD »
 

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« Reply #5 on: 05/01/2010 22:34:49 »
else..ewe can chuck in a bread crumb or a single rice ! (it has to be a single rice cos to chuck in a married rice would make the other rice a spouse)


Perhaps some scientist with too much time on their hands can explain why - I mean about the bubbles - not the spouse thing.

If you bought the rice on the Internet, would they be E-spoused?
 

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« Reply #6 on: 05/01/2010 22:42:57 »
... can chuck in a bread crumb

or if you're Scottish, a Mars bar covered in batter ..
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The researchers found that Mars bars aren't Scotland's only deep-fried specialties, with chip shops also frying up ice-cream, pizza, pineapple rings, pickled eggs, Snicker bars, and bananas.
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/12/1227_041227_deep_fried_mars_bars.html.

Must not forget haggis! Can't beat a good haggis supper.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 06/01/2010 00:31:25 »
... M&S is S&M backwards.
 

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« Reply #8 on: 06/01/2010 00:53:31 »
...the things on the ends of shoe laces are called aglets.
 

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« Reply #9 on: 06/01/2010 04:17:51 »
...the things on the ends of shoe laces are called aglets.

I'm reasonably sure that;

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« Reply #10 on: 06/01/2010 04:30:44 »
Peter Sellers as the source as explained by Michael Caine:

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I think Caine is "winding us up".

I'm willing to wager a large sum, as much $5, that Caine (as Harry Palmer was it?) said "Not a lot of people know that."
 

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« Reply #11 on: 06/01/2010 08:40:27 »
... M&S is S&M backwards.

Spell strap on backwards.....made me giggle..
« Last Edit: 06/01/2010 10:36:23 by Variola »
 

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« Reply #12 on: 06/01/2010 10:19:34 »
else..ewe can chuck in a bread crumb or a single rice ! (it has to be a single rice cos to chuck in a married rice would make the other rice a spouse)



Thats the way my grandmother and mother and I do it too!
 

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« Reply #13 on: 06/01/2010 15:29:14 »
Horatio Nelson suffered from sea sickness.
 

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« Reply #14 on: 06/01/2010 18:47:10 »
....you might be a little stiff from rugby, or a big stiff from Rugby.
 

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« Reply #15 on: 07/01/2010 05:04:41 »
...No part of New Zealand is more than 128 km from the sea
 

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« Reply #16 on: 07/01/2010 05:15:23 »
...you can see Ireland from Scotland.
 

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« Reply #17 on: 07/01/2010 08:41:53 »
"Almost" is the longest word in the English language in which all the letters occur in alphabetical order.
 

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« Reply #18 on: 09/01/2010 00:57:52 »
....you can still see some of the original transmission line from the World's first commercial AC power plant on the ski slopes at Telluride, Colorado.
 

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« Reply #19 on: 09/01/2010 01:00:08 »
...Edinburgh Castle is built on top of a volcano. (Allegedly extinct.)
 

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« Reply #20 on: 09/01/2010 02:23:02 »
....palm trees grow outdoors in Scotland.
 

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« Reply #21 on: 09/01/2010 02:23:23 »
"Scotia" originally was the term the Romans used for Ireland (Land of the Gaels) but eventually was used to refer to those north of the River Forth, then to all of what is now Scotland.

But what is the difference, anyway? Both are sort of weird.
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« Reply #22 on: 09/01/2010 02:31:50 »
...that Idaho was once larger than Texas.
 

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« Reply #23 on: 09/01/2010 02:44:23 »
That Texas was much larger than it now is, extending north into what is now Wyoming? It was bigger than the fabled super-Idaho, about which I can find no information.
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« Reply #24 on: 09/01/2010 03:19:36 »
..that Idaho Territory consisted of present day Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.
 

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