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Post by tonyp » 12 Feb 2016, 10:54

Great daib0.
21. Berwick Rangers Football Club is a football team in the town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, England, on the border with Scotland. Founded in 1881, they currently play in Scottish League Two, the fourth tier of Scottish football, and are the only club from outside Scotland in the Scottish Professional Football League.
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Post by bristleposh » 12 Feb 2016, 16:03

daib0 wrote:

11. Worldwide there are 27 professional football clubs that take a Beatles song as their nickname - Villarreal in Spain being the most famous (the Yellow Submarines).
I confess I was totally oblivious to many (no I think I'll say all) of those, what are the other 26? I can't imagine any being called The Glass Onions, or Revolution Number Nines ?

I've tried googling it but sadly cant get a difinitive answer.
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Post by daib0 » 12 Feb 2016, 16:05

I'll try and check out ...
hope too many of us aren't "Yesterday"

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Post by bristleposh » 12 Feb 2016, 16:08

daib0 wrote:I'll try and check out ...
hope too many of us aren't "Yesterday"

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I imagine there is an Oslo porn star called Norwegian Wood :wink:
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Post by daib0 » 15 Feb 2016, 23:13

The word "pineapple" is virtually the same across all Europe, North Africa and into Russia/Asia - except Great Bitain and Spain!

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Might explain why it's easy for me to be 'Spanglish' :D
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Post by bristleposh » 16 Feb 2016, 08:47

I didn't know that
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Post by daib0 » 16 Feb 2016, 09:05

bristleposh wrote:I didn't know that

More Facts about the Pineapple

The natural (or most common) pollinator of the pineapple is the hummingbird. Pollination is required for seed formation; the presence of seeds negatively affects the quality of the fruit. In Hawaii, where pineapple is cultivated on an agricultural scale, importation of hummingbirds is prohibited for this reason.


Certain bat-pollinated wild pineapples, members of the bromeliad family, do the exact opposite of most flowers by opening their flowers at night and closing them during the day

Early settlements in America, a pineapple was traditionally given as a gift of friendship.

It takes a long time for a pineapple plant to produce fruit, normally two years.

In most of the world the fruit is known by the name. Ananas,
which is the word from the Brazilian Tupi Indians that means
"Excellent Fruit "

Southeast Asia now produces the majority of the world’s pineapples..

James Dole is considered the “King of Pineapples.”

You can grow your own pineapple by planting the top of the pineapple in soil.

Pulling leaves from a pineapple is not an indication of ripeness as many people think.

Del Monte stopped producing pineapples in Hawaii in 2006.

Henry Ginaca invented the first pineapple peeling and coring machine in 1911. Before this, pineapples were peeled and cored by hand. Ginaca’s machine cored and peeled 35 pineapples a minute.

Every pineapple plant produces one pineapple each year.

A pineapple is considered to be a cluster of 100-300 little fruitlets.

You can’t use pineapple in jello because its bromelain content stops it from jelling.

A pineapple cannot ripen more after it is picked.

An unripe pineapple not only tastes awful, it can be poisonous.

One of the ways you tell if a pineapple is ripe is by smelling it.

Among pineapple facts is one that indicates Thailand produces more pineapples than any other country in the world.

After Columbus first found pineapples, they started to be used on ships to prevent scurvy.

In Hawaii, the word for pineapple is “Hala kahiki.”

212,000 tons of pineapple were produced in Hawaii in 2005.

The bromelain in pineapple is used as a meat tenderizer.

The fruit, peel, and juice of pineapples is said to remove warts.

The core of the pineapple is edible.

It was a rite of passage in the Caribbean for young men to run through the pineapple plantings, and bear the pain from the prickly leaves without revealing it.

A pineapple can be ripe even if the outside is green.

Eating pineapple is believed to induce uterine contractions during pregnancy.

The pineapple pulp left after juicing is used in livestock feed. It is very high in vitamin A.

Do not mix dairy products with pineapple until right before serving.


The pineapple, despite not originating there, was first discovered in The Bahamas. The Lucayans, the earliest settlers of The Bahamas, who themselves originate in the Brazil general area, brought it with them and when Columbus arrived in the New World, he landed in The Bahamas and discovered the pineapple (along with hammocks). So, despite not being the origin of these two things, it's true that they were discovered by the New World invaders in The Bahamas before being desiminated across the rest of the world. Also, Dole got his pineapples from Eleuthera (one of the islands in The Bahamas) to start up his plantations in Hawaii. Due to the worldwide proliferation of the ananas, they are no longer commercially grown in the original Pineapple fields as it has become too expensive to do so. They do, however, remain the sweetest pineapples they are.

There is a pineapple festival they hold each year in Thailand (largest producers)!
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Post by bristleposh » 16 Feb 2016, 09:27

...but have you got any facts about Ananas
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Post by tonyp » 16 Feb 2016, 09:58

bristleposh wrote:I didn't know that
Yes we have no ananas!
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Post by tonyp » 13 Mar 2016, 10:11

Did you know that in 1979 Madonna was paying her rent in New York by posing for a nude photography class at Parsons School of Design. She was 20 years old.

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Post by tonyp » 21 Mar 2016, 11:18

Eighty percent of married men cheat in America. The rest cheat in Europe. - Jackie Mason
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Post by daib0 » 21 Mar 2016, 12:12

Which British football ground is closest to the sea?


(a team from England's 92 or the Scottish Leagues, that is ...)











Answer -
Arbroath - Gayfield Park


Look at this pic -

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Only stadium where at hightide there's a danger of the ball being kicked out the stadium ... and lost!
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Post by tonyp » 31 Mar 2016, 14:01

You know how apostrophes are used wrongly all the time. Especially by Fruit & Vegetable Shops ( Apple's 20p Banana's 10p etc).
I bet you didn't know that in the USA there are only 5 places that have been allowed to use an apostrophe.
The Domestic Names Committee of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names doesn't like apostrophes.
The five are -
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Ike's Point, New Jersey
John E's Pond, Rhode Island
Carlos Elmer's Joshua View, Arizona.
Clark's Mountain, Oregon.
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Post by bristleposh » 31 Mar 2016, 15:59

tonyp wrote:You know how apostrophes are used wrongly all the time. Especially by Fruit & Vegetable Shops ( Apple's 20p Banana's 10p etc).
I bet you didn't know that in the USA there are only 5 places that have been allowed to use an apostrophe.
The Domestic Names Committee of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names doesn't like apostrophes.
The five are -
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Ike's Point, New Jersey
John E's Pond, Rhode Island
Carlos Elmer's Joshua View, Arizona.
Clark's Mountain, Oregon.
I did know that, although I could've only named Martha's Vineyard
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Post by daib0 » 03 Apr 2016, 12:44

There are 169,518,829,100,544,000,000,000,000,000 ways to play the first ten moves in a game of chess!
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