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The Really Really Boring and Totally Pointless Snippets of Information Thread XXIV

Old 16th Oct 2014, 20:32
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One is utterly indifferent to the Toon when they are losing,one only becomes a fan when they are on a winning streak,twas ever thus with we Drapers,we changed sides fifteen times in the Civil War.
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Old 16th Oct 2014, 20:52
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You think deer are bad? Try a moose.
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Old 16th Oct 2014, 20:59
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A fully grown male badger isn't any fun either.
For either party.
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Old 16th Oct 2014, 22:31
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A fully grown male badger isn't any fun either.
For either party.
Oh, I don't know. Back before the earth had finished cooling I was on a car rally one night and we hit one with our trusty Austin Healey (frogs-eye) Sprite. He must have ducked or something because we had no frontal damage at all, and when we looked back he was standing in the middle of the road, shaking his head and obviously saying 'Wotchew want to do that for?' He then ambled off into the night, as did we, good as new (well, almost. Ever thereafter there was a hump in the passenger footwell which went bing-bong every time you put any weight on it.)


Big strong b***er he must have been though.
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 02:06
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Camels are a pretty dangerous thing to hit, legs knocked askew and the body comes into the rest of the car.... messy
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 02:26
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TO: Meadowrun:
Moose are the largest of all the deer species.
Too often, deer jump just before being hit - thus their legs go through the windscreen. Bad for occupants of the car, bad for the deer.
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 04:41
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The insomnia fairies have been running rampant tonight. Bless their little cotton socks.

Big green button pressed.

Website with good photographs of bridges and railway lines.
I've just had a chance to look at the link Mr D. Some interesting stuff in there.

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Old 17th Oct 2014, 06:34
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SADF used to keep cheetahs at some of the air farce bases back in the day. Their purpose was to ensure warthogs were kept off the runways as they caused a lot of damage to aircraft when hit.

One is partial to a smoked haunch of warthog.
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 07:00
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One project I'm working on at the moment concerns reduction of bird strikes. An interesting statistic that I came across during my research is that there are an average of 42 deer strikes a year in the United States. That's aeroplanes hitting deer, not cars.

I think Santa must be getting really p*ssed off with the carnage.


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Old 17th Oct 2014, 07:03
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Lovely morning here. Forecast to continue for the day as well.

Was caught in the Outback once at dusk, mate in car told me to drive at about 15 mph as it would all be over if we hit a roo at speed. There were farsands of 'em hopping around.

I still think a kangaroo hopping madly across the bush is one of the funnier sights in nature. They just look so bloody odd!

Off for coffee and the Marks run.
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 07:36
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Morning peeps,early wake up insomnia struck here then fall asleep again and sleep in insomnia.
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 07:53
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Morning folks.

Late rising, although woke at 05.30 with a finger totally out of joint and painful. Got it back in and straight, then slept again.

I still think a kangaroo hopping madly across the bush is one of the funnier sights in nature. They just look so bloody odd!
Still remember en route to Luton at early o'clock one morning, going on to the M25 at Maple Cross and there in the car headlights was a wallaby going the wrong way round the roundabout.
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 08:08
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"deer jump just before being hit - thus their legs go through the windscreen"

Yes........DUCK.




Moose write off cars , trucks (of various sizes) and sometimes occupants.
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 08:09
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What did he wallaby there for?
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 08:20
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Still remember en route to Luton at early o'clock one morning, going on to the M25 at Maple Cross and there in the car headlights was a wallaby going the wrong way round the roundabout.
Ridiculous, Aussies should know to drive on the left!
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 08:41
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Cars that hit horses tend to mangle car,horse and car occupants.
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 08:46
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Something puzzles me,summat I've just noticed,here is a picky of a main road in Gateshead showing Tram Lines and indeed a Tram trundling along em,the tram line turn off heading for Dunston, a different part of town and the Tram line heading straight on down said main road.
Now the question, that is not a set of points,ie it is fixed,how does the Tram driver persuade said Tram to go one way or tother? ie turn off to Dunston or go straight ahead.
As far as I remember Trams did not possess a steering wheel or rudder

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Old 17th Oct 2014, 08:50
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A block of flats for the FSL to sink

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Old 17th Oct 2014, 08:54
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Possibly spring loaded to a default position and the route was a loop from that point ie out one way back the other.
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 09:04
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Dunno how they steer those trams, but IIRC the ones in Cologne can decide which way to go at such junctions. There must be an article on it somewhere on t'web.

I'm off to the frozen north (Norfolk) so no time to check right now...
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