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Fox3WheresMyBanana 12th Jun 2014 14:11

No, but he won't get re-elected next year.


p.s. Platini has just pulled his support - but you heard it here first!
http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/27810126

Alloa Akbar 12th Jun 2014 15:40

Fox - Cheers fella, I will remember to annotate my next car for sale ad accordingly.. :ok:

PS- Whilst you are in good form.. whats stickier than shit to a table cloth?

Flash2001 12th Jun 2014 16:27

Semen to a seat cover!

Fox3WheresMyBanana 12th Jun 2014 18:30

Spit breaks down semen, since it is a protein.
The worst is anything that has been ironed without the stain being removed, since the heat produces chemical bonding between the stain and the fabric. Any heat can do it. I had a pair of jeans with grass stains on the knees that had been heated by friction which proved an impossible stain to get out. But when you've worked out how you can get friction burns and grass together, you'll realise it was well worth it :E She thought so too - I got bought a new pair!

Hydromet 13th Jun 2014 00:04


How come wire coat-hangers breed like rabbits?
It's my strong belief that the paperclips that proliferate anywhere but where they should be are actually coat-hanger eggs, which is why I find myself twisting them (it renders them infertile, you know) when I'm on the phone.

tony draper 13th Jun 2014 08:56

Et In Arcadia Ego.:E

probes 14th Jun 2014 07:34


Why is it you'll store odd pieces of useless junk for years and ears on end, eventually throw it out, and within a week have a real need for some of it?
that's the most universal law of the Universe, if you ask me. Happens the next day for me, mostly (that I need the junk).

Who'd actually started the craze of eating cows?
there are more puzzling meals, actually:

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/i...-a7PnW3ztxnjLq


https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/i...J-z6wxVBmqYu9g

Hempy 14th Jun 2014 10:50


Originally Posted by Sallyann1234 (Post 8516756)
Let's start with an easy one. What happened before the Big Bang?

Now Sallyann, this post highlights the limitations of the human brain.

By assuming that there was a 'before' the big bang, you are assuming there HAD to be a 'start' to it all. I mean, it all had to start somewhere, right?

Why?

Why does there 'have to be' a beginning? Our human experience, life, teaches us that all things must begin and end.

But is this the way in all of the universe?

Ascend Charlie 14th Jun 2014 11:46

Food questions:

Who decided "I'm gonna eat the next thing that comes out of that chook's @rse!"

When/who was the first (jewish) follower of JC who decided "I'm gonna start a new tribe called Christians. Forget the old rules, let's eat a pig!" - and I'm definitely glad he did!!!

Mighty brave person who first ate an oyster, or the "cockroach of the sea"- crabs.

Why does a person revel in the smell of his own fart but reacts badly to someone else's?

When you pick a juicy booger, why does nobody offer it to their friends to roll into a ball and flick out the window?

cockney steve 14th Jun 2014 12:24

A concise explanation of the big bang, according to Steve. A concentration of matter reaches a critical mass the bang occurs and the stuff flies away from the centre,,,, As the bits travel further, they slow down and their gravitational pull on each other, weakens,thus slownig the slowing-down,,,,,eventually the big bang energy is expended, that which we call the universe, is in equilibrium....except it isn't! Although the bits have stopped flying apart, they still attract each other with their gravity....gradually, they start moving backthe way they came, all the while,accelerating then the whole lot recombines and all that mass and energy becomes so dense and concentrated that it explodes....a big bang and the universe restarts again. we can extrapolate when this one started and "earth" was created.....we have no idea how many times previously the cycle occurred, nor how many times it will occur in future.

Can I have my Nobel prize now, please?

Ancient Observer 14th Jun 2014 13:10

A real mystery
 
Why would anyone support Tottenham Hotspur?

Why do people in Surrey and Sussex have more season tickets in manure than those from Lancashire?

SpringHeeledJack 14th Jun 2014 13:41


A concise explanation of the big bang, according to Steve. A concentration of matter reaches a critical mass the bang occurs and the stuff flies away from the centre,,,, As the bits travel further, they slow down and their gravitational pull on each other, weakens,thus slownig the slowing-down,,,,,eventually the big bang energy is expended, that which we call the universe, is in equilibrium....except it isn't! Although the bits have stopped flying apart, they still attract each other with their gravity....gradually, they start moving backthe way they came, all the while,accelerating then the whole lot recombines and all that mass and energy becomes so dense and concentrated that it explodes....a big bang and the universe restarts again. we can extrapolate when this one started and "earth" was created.....we have no idea how many times previously the cycle occurred, nor how many times it will occur in future.
That's probably not far off the reality, but what and how did the original matter come to exist ? And to really cook one's noodle how did the ether come into existence :confused:



SHJ

dubbleyew eight 14th Jun 2014 13:56

how is it that the americans have a national debt equal in size to the wealth of all the rest of the worlds nations put together?
how will they ever pay it off?

onetrack 14th Jun 2014 14:05


how will they ever pay it off?
They'll just print more currency with no asset backing, same as they've done before. Or they'll just go for a currency devaluation, same as they did just after WW2.
Either way, the investors in the greenback lose.
Why do you think the Chinese (one of the biggest investors in the greenback) are rapidly exchanging US dollars for stockpiles of raw commodity materials, mines, gold, and any other tangible asset they can lay their hands on??

Fox3WheresMyBanana 14th Jun 2014 15:32


Why would anyone support Tottenham Hotspur?
Because they hate someone who supports Arsenal!

brickhistory 14th Jun 2014 15:42


how is it that the americans have a national debt equal in size to the wealth
of all the rest of the worlds nations put together?
how will they ever pay it off?
GREAT question!

Part, certainly not all, of the cause is the nuclear and conventional military umbrella we've been holding for most of the Western world for some decades.

I'm quite happy to close it or at least get a smaller one that fits only one.

lomapaseo 14th Jun 2014 18:51


ow is it that the americans have a national debt equal in size to the wealth
of all the rest of the worlds nations put together?
how will they ever pay it off?
we expect to pay off our debts when the countries we have loaned money and arms pay us back..

The spoils of war from our forays don't seem to cover the costs.

onetrack 15th Jun 2014 01:34

lomapaseo:

we expect to pay off our debts when the countries we have loaned money and arms pay us back..
Good luck with that long wait. How many trillions of American-supplied armaments have been destroyed, or are rotting away, in the dozens of countries where you supplied them? - in the hope of gaining mutually-and-economically-beneficial "friendships", that never appeared?? :rolleyes:

jolihokistix 17th Jun 2014 05:05

Fox3wheresmybanana: "joli - almost all the damage was caused directly or indirectly by the tsunami. The plant was built to Japanese Government standards, however these standards deliberately underestimated the likely size of the tsunami, and also basically assumed the tsunami wall would never be breached/topped. As a consequence all the back-up systems were also taken out by the tsunami. Source: talk from the Japanese Red Cross expert in charge of the disaster relief op, and my own analysis of the back-up systems. To oversimplify a bit, they put the back-up gear (4 levels of redundancy) in the basement, so once the water got over the tsunami wall.......Yup, it was that dumb."

Yes, that is the general story, but behind the scenes there seems to be evidence that in the case of No. 1 reactor at least the earthquake did the real damage and the tsunami was secondary, although this is not the official line as it would mess up the J govt's plans to restart reactors around the country.
Have a look here:
Pre-Tsunami Damage At Fukushima Daiichi | SimplyInfo

Fareastdriver 17th Jun 2014 06:10


A concise explanation of the big bang, according to Steve
You forgot to mention all the other universes doing the same thing.


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