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  1. Gardening advice

    Banks newly quicksettid, som weding do craue. (Which is why I always pot out seedlings instead) I could post the remaining observations in the new edition of Tusser's "Fiue Hundreth Points Good Husbandry" if I'm encouraged.

    Started by spot, 07-13-2019 12:21 AM
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  2. It's Graduation time here at the University of Illinois!

    A divinity student named Tweedle refused to accept his degree. "It's bad enough just being Tweedle", he said, "without being Tweedle, D.D.".

    Started by Mark Aspam, 06-25-2017 02:42 PM
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  3. Worst Investment of All Time

    I know a man who spent nearly half a million dollars putting his son through Harvard just so that the son could play football, and all he got was a quarter back.

    Started by Mark Aspam, 03-18-2014 10:08 PM
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  4. Thumbs down Wake up!.......

    Did you know, some people have an in-built alarm clock, allowing them to wake at a specific time. I am one of those people, Unfortunately, I read it is caused by a stress hormone!

    Started by Arena, 10-31-2013 03:16 AM
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  5. Lightbulb Now that's sharp.................

    Did you know there are more than 100 uses for vinegar. Here are some, do you know more?

    Started by Arena, 10-30-2013 05:12 AM
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  6. Horney Valentines Day

    What makes men & women horney? Horns is the symbol of the devil. That`s why every February 14 on Valentines Day all the motels in the city are fully booked. But made vacant every 3 hours to accommodate couples who want to play on Valentines Day. Many do not know that Valentines Day is...

    Started by rajakrsna, 02-06-2013 06:55 PM
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  7. Weird Laws

    Did you know in Hawaii it is illegal to laugh after 10 pm? Did you know in Normal, Oklahoma it is illegal to make an ugly face at a dog?

    Started by Warsai, 08-21-2004 06:46 AM
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  8. I can bet you.

    Did you know ..... That I can bet you you can't make a folder on your desktop and name it.... CON :sneaky:

    Started by binbag, 09-10-2010 06:05 AM
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  9. I never knew the Pope has.......

    ....... an astronomer. I'm not RC, never-the-less I was surprised to read the Pope has an astronomer. Actually it never crossed my mind he would consult one.'s Astronomer/mg20727684.800-popes-astronomer-science-helps-me-be-a-priest.html...

    Started by binbag, 08-26-2010 06:58 AM
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  10. Quality of foods!

    However, nowadays, Pesticides, Herbicides and Insecticides are used in conventional framing to protect crops from pests, insects and weeds. These pesticides, insecticides etc are toxic so most of the time a toxic residue is left over on the plants. So, the demand of Quality or Organic foods! Any...

    Started by rachard1583, 06-17-2010 03:53 AM
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  11. 6 billion!

    The US Census Bureau reported that the 6 billionth person was born at 1.24am on Sunday 18 July 1999. Every second 5 people are born and 2 people die, a net gain of 3 people. In fact, out of the 40 poorest and hungriest nations on earth, 36 actually export food to richer countries.

    Started by rachard1583, 06-17-2010 03:58 AM
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  12. Little Known Facts Regarding World War 2

    As far as I can tell, this work is the result of George Duncan who runs a great World War 2 Historical Fact Website. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- We all hear about the major battles and...

    Started by Tombstone, 09-04-2004 10:53 PM
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  13. Systemizing Quotient

    This goes hand-in-hand with the empathy quotient. Research is leading us to understand that some are strongly empathetic (more females) and some are strongly systemizing (more males). Most of this research is being done at Cambridge University in the UK. It wasn't long ago I strongly opined that...

    Started by Ahso!, 03-08-2010 06:16 AM
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  14. Empathy quotient

    At what rate do you possess the capacity to empathize? Empathy Quotient (

    Started by Ahso!, 03-05-2010 09:26 AM
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  15. I.Q. Test!

    Yeah, I'm on a thread blitz today. I've got all my work done and I'm bored on my prep period so.... (Besides, I'm tired of Jazzy always getting all the good thread ideas!):D IQ Test! Name___________________________ 1. The following argument is valid: ...

    Started by Saint_, 03-01-2010 11:19 AM
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  16. 50 technological advances your children will laugh at

    I saw this in The Telegraph today and thought it might raise a smile among some of our members. 50 technological advances your children will laugh at - Telegraph (

    Started by OpenMind, 10-22-2009 12:42 PM
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  17. Things I Wish I had Known Before Going Out into the Real World

    Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Went Out In The Real World Any and all compliments can be handled by simply saying "Why, thank you" (though it helps if you say it with a Southern accent). Some people are working backstage, some are playing in the orchestra, some are on stage singing,...

    Started by Marie5656, 12-11-2006 11:34 AM
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  18. Strange and True Facts about Death

    1) More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes. (2) More people are killed each year by coconuts than sharks. Approximately 150 people are killed each year by coconuts. (3) You are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider. ...

    Started by Tombstone, 01-06-2005 04:46 PM
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    09-19-2009 09:02 AM Go to last post
  19. Ten facts about Yorkshire history!

    1. The North and East ridings where seperated by the river derwent. 2. There was a district called 'Dickering' that Bridlington was part of!! 3. The Buckrose pub that was once in Norton-on-derwent must have been named Buckrose after the district of that name that was near Norton. 4. Although...

    Started by Ozay, 09-06-2009 05:17 AM
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  20. Silly Quiz Question

    In 1954 they made a film about a train journey called London to Brighton in Four Minutes - I've just watched it on the box and it was magnificent. Anyone remember why?

    Started by Bryn Mawr, 09-30-2008 02:04 PM
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