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Old 04-10-13, 01:24 PM   #2041
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for the older ones amongst us that can remember the TV program Weekend World, the theme tune was Mountain - Nantucket Sleighride. for many many years i have been listening to this song and today i woke up with the tune in my head so decided to google it to play on youtube i then came across what the song is about and to my amazement it's about whale fishing and the song title is a reference to what happens when the whale is harpooned, the boat that the whalers are on gets towed by the whale and the name of this is called a Nantucket Sleighride.

I once knew a man from Nantucket
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Old 04-10-13, 01:38 PM   #2042
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Old 04-10-13, 05:42 PM   #2043
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As Homer Simpson said, the stories about him are greatly exaggerated
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Old 26-10-13, 04:28 PM   #2044
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The National game of 'Association Football' in the form we know today, was born, by the creation of the FA, this day, just 150 years ago.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Association_football
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Old 14-11-13, 01:42 AM   #2045
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Overtoun House Bridge. where dogs leap to their deaths. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overtoun_Bridge
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Old 16-11-13, 10:46 PM   #2046
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Well, this exists....
http://gadgets.boingboing.net/2008/0...tor-knife.html
pretty creatively horrifying.
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Old 16-11-13, 10:58 PM   #2047
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Lol, like that will work after being left in a soggy heap of dive sh*t for months
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Old 06-01-14, 02:08 PM   #2048
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Thought I'd start here; did you know the uranium in the first atom bombs in WW2 came from (then) Belgian Congo? If you did, well done, otherwise, go read a book (but not while on a motorbike of course..).
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On this day ...

1991 Operation 'Desert Storm' began against Iraq, for its invasion of Kuwait
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People in Hungary are so unhappy, that if the happiest people there moved to the UK, it would reduce the average happiness in both countries.

Perhaps if Tim Wilky moved to Hungary, the opposite effect might occur.
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