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Started by FGBFGB on Jan 24, 2021 10:04:13 PM
Things that you have just found out about.

Interesting stuff, of course.

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FGBFGB - 24 Jan 2021 22:06:16 (#1 of 743)

That on 'Peace Day, 1919' ex-serviceman in Luton, angered at expenditure on military parades and the neglect of demoralised service people, rioted and burned down the town hall. Good for them.

FGBFGB - 24 Jan 2021 22:09:12 (#2 of 743)

That in 1916, the German Imperial High Command, disturbed by the growing popularity of the song 'It's a Long Way to Tipperary' among German soldiers and sailors, commissioned a German-language version with patriotic lyrics, called 'Langer weg ist's nach Wilhelmshaven'.

Enjoy: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8cL6I-hD1aE

FGBFGB - 24 Jan 2021 22:19:30 (#3 of 743)

That Victor Sassie, proprietor of the famous London Hungarian restaurant the 'Gay Hussar', was not Hungarian, but of Welsh-Swiss parentage, and born in Barrow-in-Furness.

Tenesmus - 25 Jan 2021 01:05:50 (#4 of 743)

I have just found out this thread isn't as interesting as I'd hoped.

widenation - 25 Jan 2021 01:37:31 (#5 of 743)

That there are now two threads like this.

Antimatter - 25 Jan 2021 02:55:45 (#6 of 743)

Snowy owls can see for up to a kilometre — really well. As in, a mouse half a kilometre away scurrying across the snow. That's lunch!

HerrWalrus - 25 Jan 2021 06:35:20 (#7 of 743)

Most of Britain's bat species are to be found in Dartmoor.

mingmong - 25 Jan 2021 09:54:12 (#8 of 743)

White Holes are a thing, at least in theory

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_hole

uranrising - 25 Jan 2021 10:00:40 (#9 of 743)

this is the other thread like this one.

https://justthetalk.com/football/49736/every_day__
39_s_a_school_day_on_jtt_/1249

CaptainBlack - 25 Jan 2021 10:04:14 (#10 of 743)

That Leo Sayer’s real name is Gerard.

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cozzer - 25 Jan 2021 10:24:31 (#12 of 743)

White Holes are a thing, at least in theory

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_hole

Crayola - 25 Jan 2021 10:25:31 (#13 of 743)

I am on a cooking thread on FB where someone has just told us she didn't know marmalade was made of oranges until last year.

Agaliarept - 25 Jan 2021 10:25:43 (#14 of 743)

Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard was placed in command of of a Navy Ship during WW2. He wound up being engaged in combat with absolutely nothing for 68 hours and accidentally conducted live fire exercises on a Mexican Island, which led to him being fired.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_PC-815#The_%22jinxed_sub-chaser%22

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HerrWalrus - 25 Jan 2021 10:36:52 (#16 of 743)

#13 sure I've seen lime marmalade. Isn't it just another word for jam? Maybe citrus fruit jam.

browserbutton - 25 Jan 2021 10:37:44 (#17 of 743)

Exotic taste -- cauliflower cheese was introduced from Cyprus.

limegreen - 25 Jan 2021 10:56:47 (#18 of 743)

But standard UK stuff is oranges. But the Germans call jam Marmelade and the Portuguese make it from quinces, I think. Also marmalade is weird in that it doesn't taste as orangey as you'd expect.

browserbutton - 25 Jan 2021 11:13:07 (#19 of 743)

Popular sport in Bolivia -- ladies wrestling:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5CGlXq3qFo

quartus - 25 Jan 2021 11:21:13 (#20 of 743)

#15 - really?

as if

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