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Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:53 pm

You're both agreeing with each other. You're both saying it makes no difference, however you peel them off. No need for this to come to blows, guys. Mark Deeks is the one you want to fight.

Edit - Really unlucky that this came up at the top of a new page after I decided not to bother quoting.

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Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Post by Mark Deeks » Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:47 am

You're both clearly too manly. Have a delicate female touch like mine and you'll understand.
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Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:55 pm

It was only relatively late in life that I found out that you don't have to eat round a pear in the same way you have to with an apple. Once you've taken off the very top bit with the stalk, you can actually eat straight down from the top - the core bit is actually very small and only at the bottom of the pear. The bit you're left with at the end will be much smaller than the core of an apple.

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Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Post by Thomas Carey » Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:08 pm

am I the only one who eats all of apples and pears (apart from the stalk, and some seeds if they end up in easy-to-remove positions)
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Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:31 pm

Thomas Carey wrote:am I the only one who eats all of apples and pears (apart from the stalk, and some seeds if they end up in easy-to-remove positions)
You and some six-year-olds who think it's a good idea until they realise it's stupid.

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Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Post by Thomas Carey » Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:39 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thomas Carey wrote:am I the only one who eats all of apples and pears (apart from the stalk, and some seeds if they end up in easy-to-remove positions)
You and some six-year-olds who think it's a good idea until they realise it's stupid.
I only started a couple of years ago, it's great cause you don't have to carry around the core until you eventually find a bin
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Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:59 pm

Thomas Carey wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thomas Carey wrote:am I the only one who eats all of apples and pears (apart from the stalk, and some seeds if they end up in easy-to-remove positions)
You and some six-year-olds who think it's a good idea until they realise it's stupid.
I only started a couple of years ago, it's great cause you don't have to carry around the core until you eventually find a bin
Yeah, but you wouldn't eat the crisp packet would you?

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Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Post by JimBentley » Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:01 pm

Thomas Carey wrote:am I the only one who eats all of apples and pears (apart from the stalk, and some seeds if they end up in easy-to-remove positions)
You know apple seeds contain a compound that the body converts into cyanide, right?

Mind you, I think you'd have to eat about a million seeds within a few hours to poison yourself that way, so I wouldn't worry too much about it.

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Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Post by Marc Meakin » Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:07 pm

I used to work with a guy from Guyana who ate everything on fruit veg and fish including fish and prawn heads.
I still peel shrimps and won't eat apple skins. Though I do eat potato skins
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Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Post by Matt Morrison » Tue Oct 04, 2016 6:07 pm

Marc Meakin wrote:I used to work with a guy from Guyana
I'm not sure why but I naturally read that start bit like the first line of a limerick and was really disappointed to find it wasn't one.
Anyone care to do one for me?

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Post by JimBentley » Tue Oct 04, 2016 6:26 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:
Marc Meakin wrote:I used to work with a guy from Guyana
I'm not sure why but I naturally read that start bit like the first line of a limerick and was really disappointed to find it wasn't one.
Anyone care to do one for me?
That's a bit of an unnecessarily syllable-heavy first line so I've changed it a bit:

I worked with a guy from Guyana,
He had a big thing with banana,
He'd eat them all day,
He'd eat them each way,
Even ways that were banned in Montana!

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Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:20 pm

JimBentley wrote:I worked with a guy from Guyana,
He had a big thing with banana,
He'd eat them all day,
He'd eat them each way,
Even ways that were banned in Montana!
Nice, but I think it could be more on topic.

I worked with a guy from Guyana,
Who liked to eat a banana
He avoided all bins,
By eating the skins,
Which gave him runs faster than Oliver Garner!

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Post by Matt Morrison » Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:21 pm

Thanks you two. What lovely people! I feel much better now.

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Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Post by Matt Morrison » Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:34 pm

I can't improve on your work obviously but I thought I'd give a go at making both syllables of "Guyana" rhyme.

I worked with a guy from Guyana,
Who was always producing high drama,
He went to Tibet,
Smoked crack with a vet,
And now he thinks he's the Dalai Llama.

Needs work.

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Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Post by Ian Volante » Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:07 pm

In other news, have we touched upon the right way to eat a banana yet? Opening at the opposite end of the stalk, and using the stalk as a handle of course.
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Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:26 pm

Ian Volante wrote:In other news, have we touched upon the right way to eat a banana yet? Opening at the opposite end of the stalk, and using the stalk as a handle of course.
I'm pretty sure it has come up before, and it's total bollocks. Only rarely is it even slightly awkward to peel a banana the normal way, and if you open it the wrong way, you end up with the shitty bit on the top and you now have to make an effort to get rid of that before eating it.

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Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Post by Ryan Taylor » Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:56 pm

JimBentley wrote:
Ryan Taylor wrote:
Mark Deeks wrote:If you peel Post-Its from the side and not the front, they don't curl up all weird.
I read that on some Buzz Feed thing fairly recently. So I tried it and it made no difference at all.
Do you mean that they still "curled up all weird"? Because if so, your Post-It notes must be of inferior quality, as I've never encountered this phenomenon, however I've peeled them off. And I used to sell the things, so I've used not only the branded ones, but also a wide range of imitations, so I know what I'm on about. Honest, I do! I know it sounds arrogant but I have extensive experience in this area.
So I made a video of this a while back just to show you that it's utter bullshit. I've now got around to uploading it: https://vid.me/XaFn

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Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:16 pm

Ryan Taylor wrote:So I made a video of this a while back just to show you that it's utter bullshit. I've now got around to uploading it: https://vid.me/XaFn
Why don't you use YouTube like normal people?
Why don't you film in landscape like normal people?
Why don't you not start sentences with a superfluous "so" like normal people?

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Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Post by Mark Deeks » Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:16 pm

Check your Snapchat.
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Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Post by Euan Slatter » Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:17 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Ryan Taylor wrote:So I made a video of this a while back just to show you that it's utter bullshit. I've now got around to uploading it: https://vid.me/XaFn
Why don't you use YouTube like normal people?
Why don't you film in landscape like normal people?
Why don't you not start sentences with a superfluous "so" like normal people?
In other words: why are you weird?
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Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Post by Ryan Taylor » Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:11 pm

Mark Deeks wrote:Check your Snapchat.
Only just reinstalled Snapchat. I like how you sent your video before my one. GMTA. Your post-it notes must just be of higher quality. Or maybe it's because mine were near the end of the pack which makes them more likely to curl.

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Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Post by Adam Gillard » Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:36 am

Not obvious I suppose, but certain sportspeople's names that I'd only heard said by commentators and then one day see them written and it's completely different from what I expected. Brian Ideye and Van Sinclair come to mind.
Mike Brown: "Round 12: T N R S A E I G U

C1: SIGNATURE (18) ["9; not written down"]
C2: SEATING (7)
Score: 108–16 (max 113)

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Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Post by Marc Meakin » Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:15 am

When I was young I used to think the song When Will I See You Again was sung by Frieda Greaves.
Til I bought the record
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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:03 am

The chorus of Ghetto Supastar is to the same tune/some of the same lyrics as Islands In The Stream.
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Post by Marc Meakin » Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:40 am

That reminded me of last saturday when one of the contestants on the X factor, was murdering Creep by Radiohead my girlfriend said that it sounded like the Hollies Air that I Breathe.
I googled it to find that Radiohead had to give the Hollies songwriters credit as a result of this at the time of it being released as a single.
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Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Post by Fred Mumford » Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:51 pm

So Thom Yorke now hates your girlfriend?

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Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Post by Marc Meakin » Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:07 pm

Just realised my grammatical error there.
You did make 2 + 2 =5 five though.
Still, everything in its right place, eh.
i might of thought you was getting at me.
I don't want to be a paranoid android about it.
Although if you do want to fight about it, you and whose army.

By the by, I doubt if many of you will be able to work out how many Radiohead songs were mentioned .
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Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:00 pm

Jon O'Neill wrote:
Mark Deeks wrote:The alphabet song and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star have the same tune, and Baa Baa Black Sheep basically is too.
This is the first one that's blown my mind.
Also, the alphabet song is a complete car crash after P, but people persist with it anyway. It's really good for learning the first 16 letters of the alphabet, but that's all.

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Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Post by Marc Meakin » Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:10 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Jon O'Neill wrote:
Mark Deeks wrote:The alphabet song and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star have the same tune, and Baa Baa Black Sheep basically is too.
This is the first one that's blown my mind.
Also, the alphabet song is a complete car crash after P, but people persist with it anyway. It's really good for learning the first 16 letters of the alphabet, but that's all.
unless you are from the U S of A
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Post by Mark James » Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:12 pm

Marc Meakin wrote:Just realised my grammatical error there.
You did make 2 + 2 =5 five though.
Still, everything in its right place, eh.
i might of thought you was getting at me.
I don't want to be a paranoid android about it.
Although if you do want to fight about it, you and whose army.

By the by, I doubt if many of you will be able to work out how many Radiohead songs were mentioned .
I can get 6.

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Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Post by Ryan Taylor » Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:31 pm

That it is teasmade and not teasmaid.

That Louis Braille was actually blind.

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:50 pm

Marc Meakin wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:Also, the alphabet song is a complete car crash after P, but people persist with it anyway. It's really good for learning the first 16 letters of the alphabet, but that's all.
unless you are from the U S of A
Still crap.

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Post by Zarte Siempre » Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:19 pm

Ryan Taylor wrote:That it is teasmade and not teasmaid.

That Louis Braille was actually blind.
:O
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Post by Marc Meakin » Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:50 pm

Mark James wrote:
Marc Meakin wrote:Just realised my grammatical error there.
You did make 2 + 2 =5 five though.
Still, everything in its right place, eh.
i might of thought you was getting at me.
I don't want to be a paranoid android about it.
Although if you do want to fight about it, you and whose army.

By the by, I doubt if many of you will be able to work out how many Radiohead songs were mentioned .
I can get 6.
Yes I am sure that you managed to prove yourself.
I can't believe you got it right.
Although technically there was seven if you include full stop.
I shan't sulk although I feel letdown
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Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Post by Ryan Taylor » Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:49 pm

That Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt were not father and son. They were fifth cousins.

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Post by Mark Deeks » Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:10 am

Taiwan and Chinese Taipei are the same place.
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Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:13 pm

It was only relatively recently that I found out that it was Han Solo, rather than Hans Solo.

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Post by Marc Meakin » Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:41 am

That Prince Phillip is part Danish
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Post by Jonathan Wynn » Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:36 pm

I always use to think "a round of applause" was "a round of THE plause" for some reason until a very late age...

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Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Post by Brett Davids » Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:47 pm

It turns out in the song "I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus", it's not actually Santa Claus she is kissing.

Thirty-six years.

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Post by Mark Deeks » Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:54 am

Al Murray's character is a satire.
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Post by Marc Meakin » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:35 am

Mark Deeks wrote:
Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:54 am
Al Murray's character is a satire.
In the same way Alf Garnet was
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Post by Mark Deeks » Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:34 pm

I'd never really watched him because I disliked the small amount I saw, on account of wrongly assuming it wasn't a character. Whoops.
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Post by Gavin Chipper » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:59 pm

Not sure I trust that.

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Post by Mark James » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:13 pm

In Ireland we only ever got one monster fact on the back of the Monster Munch packet. It was the cyclops so I assumed the actual crisp thing was an eye with eyelashes. We don't really get Monster Munch anymore and the rival brand Mighty Munch seems to think it's a footprint.

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Post by Marc Meakin » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:56 pm

That Dario B's Sunchyme samples Life in a Northern Town by Dream Academy.
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Post by Gavin Chipper » Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:03 pm

Have some Monster Munches been a different shape? I'm sure I've had ones not the standard shape.

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:06 pm

According to this, they're feet. It also makes a big deal of the fact that they're not claws, but feet. But really, they're the same basic part of the anatomy and thinking they're claws when really they're feet is basically correct.

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Post by Euan Slatter » Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:02 pm

Love lifts them up where they belong. The lift doesn't go up...
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Post by Marc Meakin » Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:30 pm

When you see footage of a skydiver pull the chord on the chute and they appear to go up when actually it's the cameraman still accelerating that makes it seem that way.
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Post by Jon O'Neill » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:57 pm

You get more than two "chicken wings" from each chicken.

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Post by Marc Meakin » Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:38 pm

That Sam Shepard isn't (or wasn't ) Sam Elliott
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Post by Ian Volante » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:21 pm

Marc Meakin wrote:
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When you see footage of a skydiver pull the chord on the chute and they appear to go up when actually it's the cameraman still accelerating that makes it seem that way.
Nah, it's the skydiver accelerating, the cameraman is most likely at terminal velocity at that point.
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Post by Ian Volante » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:23 pm

I had it in my head that Queen's Park FC changed their name along with the gender of the monarch as appropriate, until I realised that King's Park were a completely different team.
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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:19 pm

HP Sauce is named after the Houses of Parliament and that's why there's a picture of the Houses of Parliament on the packaging.
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Post by Jon O'Neill » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:28 pm

Not even sure about this but Robin Hood is called Robin because he's always robbin' the rich..?

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Post by Ian Volante » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:43 pm

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Not even sure about this but Robin Hood is called Robin because he's always robbin' the rich..?
One of a number of theories.
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Post by Marc Meakin » Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:45 pm

You only need a maximum of four colours to make a political map of the world without any adjacent countries having the same colour
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Marc Meakin wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:45 pm
You only need a maximum of four colours to make a political map of the world without any adjacent countries having the same colour
Is this still true when considering exclaves and colonies that aren't connected to the countries' main landmasses (e.g., Sint Maarten as part of the Netherlands)?
There are three erors in this semtence.

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