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Old 28-02-06, 07:20 PM   #11
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A rat can survive longer with out water than a camel. Got that off the back of a Penguin bar.
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Old 28-02-06, 07:32 PM   #12
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Old 28-02-06, 07:51 PM   #13
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Default Re: INTERESTING FACT OF THE DAY

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It was commonly recognised that the Germans had more powerful engines. Why was this? Because they had direct injection systems in their engines and this allowed them to use Nitrous Oxide while dogfighting, increasing power output by 50%.
You don't have to have direct injection to use NOS. Don't need injection at all.
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Old 28-02-06, 10:21 PM   #14
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When I remove excess nasel with some tweazers, it always hurts more from the right nostril. Don't know whether thats the case for everyone or just me.
A fact never the less.

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Old 28-02-06, 10:24 PM   #15
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The uniforms worn by the SS were designed by Hugo Boss.
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Old 28-02-06, 10:35 PM   #16
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On a military theme then....

Red berets and the "Pegasus" logo of British Airborne Forces was the idea of author Daphne Du Maurier, Who was the wife of Lt Gen Freddy "Boy" Browning
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Old 28-02-06, 11:25 PM   #17
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The uniforms worn by the SS were designed by Hugo Boss.
That IS an interesting little snippet.

Like the original VW Beetle was designed for Hitler by Porsche to be the "peoples car".....
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Old 28-02-06, 11:42 PM   #18
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Interesting bit about fuels in aircraft.

British pilots did see a marked difference in performance of their aircraft when using the American fuel over the British.

The Germans didn't know this so when they flew captured Hurricanes or Spitfires, they used thier own fuels and had false power readings...they thought our aircraft was slower than they actually were.

Boring, but true.

Nitrous could only be used in short bursts and usually when running!!!German engine development never matched what was needed and so nitro was a cheap fix.
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Old 28-02-06, 11:45 PM   #19
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from ww2, britains leading secret agent was a chap called wing commander Yeo Thomas...The White Rabbit.
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Old 01-03-06, 12:17 AM   #20
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(b) An Albatross can fly for up to a week without flapping its wings.
who checks these things??? Do they do a questionaire for birds???

Not thats the only daft one up there!!!

Is the, a penguin falls over when planes pass overhead one true???[/quote]


No. Although I did write a letter to my (then) girlfriend while I was on a tour of duty in the Falklands that we had to go round picking the penguins up again after a plane had gone over. Twas a joke tho'.



An "interesting" point for you:- Alfred Nobel, the instigator of the Nobel Peace Prize, invented Dynamite.
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