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Re: Did you know?

Post by bristleposh » 03 Apr 2016, 20:07

daib0 wrote:There are 169,518,829,100,544,000,000,000,000,000 ways to play the first ten moves in a game of chess!
Have you been watching Person Of Interest?
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Post by tonyp » 04 Apr 2016, 00:41

bristleposh wrote:
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
Me too. It is an island near to where my daughter lives. I have bought and consumed wine there.
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Post by tonyp » 04 Apr 2016, 00:43

daib0 wrote:There are 169,518,829,100,544,000,000,000,000,000 ways to play the first ten moves in a game of chess!
Purely as a guess I've probably not used 169,518,829,100,543,999,999,999,999,999 of them.
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Post by daib0 » 04 May 2016, 22:24

why are political elections always on Thursdays??
It seems that it was probably because most people in the country were paid weekly normally on the Friday and that therefore Thursday was when fewer people went out to the cinema and pubs because they were waiting to be paid the following day, resulting in that there was more chance they would go along in the evening and vote.
If the EU commissioners get their way, they really wish for all member states to go the polls the same day - on a Sunday - as many member states have Sunday as their voting day at present so would invlove less change overall...
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Post by tonyp » 25 May 2017, 07:56

Did you know that It takes 3,000 cows to supply the EFL with enough leather for a year's supply of footballs?
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Post by daib0 » 25 May 2017, 12:52

When, and in what circumstances did Reading FC face a team with some of their players playing without boots?

answer coming next post ...
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Post by daib0 » 25 May 2017, 12:53

here is ...









2nd October 1956 - on this day a friendly match took place with the outcome:
Reading 2 Ugandan Touring XI 0
Nothing unusual about that, you’ll say, but just wait for the next part - three of the opposition played the whole game in bare feet, and one player more removed his boots at half-time!
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Post by tonyp » 27 May 2017, 22:49

Did you know that the Sydney Harbour Bridge is the world's largest steel bridge, but unfortunately is not the longest.
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Post by daib0 » 27 May 2017, 23:05

lovely pic!
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Post by bristleposh » 28 May 2017, 07:19

tonyp wrote:Did you know that the Sydney Harbour Bridge is the world's largest steel bridge, but unfortunately is not the longest.
I think the word you're looking for is fortunately. If it were any bigger it would be too long, whereas if the ones that are bigger were any smaller they wouldn't reach the other side. Simples
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Post by daib0 » 25 Jun 2017, 21:24

Didn't know where to post it, so ...




There are 3,556,413,999,176,123,973,508,341,462,832,896,155,060,039,298,343,852,469,573,744,932,749,880,974,326,190,140,216,910,786,819, 662,000,351,672,937,038,343,477,942,186,702,773,678,447,084,658,701,338,573,496,194,592,123,409,423,247,040,507,890,736,706,941,253,157, 351,758,177,310,902,960,497,959,738,058,332,023,635,714,923,383,342,143,200,666,284,210,848,910,969,355,611,007,936,777,422,906,691,039, 768,958,972,439,125,693,559,173,657,092,996,496,953,407,614,682,873,827,405,273,914,337,158,203,125 ways to colour a constituency map of England based on the colours of the five main parties.

That's roughly 3.6 x 10372 or about 3.6 unvigintiquadringentillion
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Re: Did you know?

Post by bristleposh » 25 Jun 2017, 21:31

I have absolutely no idea what that means
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Post by stuie » 25 Jun 2017, 21:39

bristleposh wrote:
25 Jun 2017, 21:31
I have absolutely no idea what that means
:stupid:
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Post by tonyp » 25 Jun 2017, 21:55

bristleposh wrote:
25 Jun 2017, 21:31
I have absolutely no idea what that means
It's all to do with colouring in.
Didn't they teach you colouring in at school?
An unvigintiquadringentillion is a very big number. According to daib0 there are approximately 3.6 unvigintiquadringentillion ways of colouring in a constituency map of England based on the colours of the five main parties.
I believe him.
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