Things You Didn’t Know

UZZA_SPARTA

Midfield
"The Unforgettable Fire" by U2 was their attempt to sound like Simple Minds.
what, just that one song? :lol:

You’ll find that, An acronym is a word or name formed as an abbreviation from the initial components of a phrase or a word, usually individual letters (as in "NATO" or "laser") and sometimes syllables (as in "Benelux"). :rolleyes:
IBM the computer company... International Business Machines... when film director Kubrick wanted to name his computer IBM in 2001 A Space Odyssey the company refused permission to use their name so he subtracted each letter and computer in spaceship became known as HAL
 
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UZZA_SPARTA

Midfield
and on subject of Captain Scarlet and having to watch it back in the 60s on B&W television and not being able to tell which colours where who at a glance (Capt Scarlet was red, Capt Blue was blue, etc so unless you were Capt Black or Colonel White it was never obvious :lol:) I seem to recall that back in the day of newspapers and B&W photos being only media for news, that there is a club in Argentina that was set up by a local who was a Sunderland fan (so my guess around time we were champs of England a lot) but who ended up being kitted out in Black & White striped shirts because the newspapers back then didn't do colour photos! :eek:
 

alexander

Striker
I learnt today that there is an Earl of Sunderland.

Apparently back in 1627 King Charles I created an Earldom of Sunderland. Current Earl is Jamie Spencer-Churchill, the Duke of Marlborough, one of his other titles being Earl of Sunderland.

Never knew this.
 
I have a hospital appointment on Monday, for a brain scan, and a Synacthen test.
I just got a phone call from the hospital, to remind me :eek:
 
Fly spray is not meant to be sprayed directly onto the flies, its meant to be sprayed across the full size of the room with doors and windows kept closed.
 
Fly spray is not meant to be sprayed directly onto the flies, its meant to be sprayed across the full size of the room with doors and windows kept closed.
That's not true at all.
It can be used for that, but also for a direct knock down you spray it directly on the offending beast. Says so on the tin
 
That's not true at all.
It can be used for that, but also for a direct knock down you spray it directly on the offending beast. Says so on the tin
The RAID aerosols don't say to spray it onto the fly, it says with RAID there is no need to spray directly at the flying insects.
as the mist kills them.
 

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