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Fact of the Day

Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:29 pm

IKEA, the third most famous Swedish brand after ABBA and Volvo (in fact the only Swedish brands) have caused outrage in their stores by starting to present their food flat-packed in the stores restaurants just like their furniture. From now on, if you would like a portion of their famous meatballs you will be delivered a 1" x 4" x 6" pack of mince wrapped in cardboard and will have to shape them into meatballs yourself. There is meant to be enough mince for sixteen meatballs but as with all IKEA products you will find something missing.

Another one of these tomorrow... :wink:

Re: Fact of the Day

Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:43 pm

In the recent UK Channel 4 show 'Dead Famous DNA', it was established that Napoleon Bonaparte was found to have a 1 1/2" penis ... this makes him histories' only 3 legged Emperor.

Re: Fact of the Day

Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:29 pm

In the 1st annual 'CHIP' Championships, the results were predictable:

1st - Britain (undoubtedly because they know what it means and invented it).
2nd - France (with their skinny take on the chip)
3rd - USA (with which is not a chip at all)

Re: Fact of the Day

Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:01 pm

In order to distinguish between Salt and Pepper at the dining table, the Official Salt Society stipulated that their container must be the largest. However, the Official Pepper Society disagreed. The case was eventually settled out of court which is why we have the consistently sized condiment units at our tables today; albeit with a different number of holes at the bottom. TM

Re: Fact of the Day

Sat Apr 12, 2014 6:18 pm

The most cost effective and environmentally friendly car is the Vauxhall Ampera. closely followed by the Toyota Pirius. So, if you drive anything different than these two you are letting the world down. S*it, that includes me... :wink:

Re: Fact of the Day

Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:20 pm

All countries have their own national vegetable. The Welsh have leeks, potatoes are associated with Ireland and overcooked cabbage, cauliflower and sprouts are classic school dinner fare in England. The French have garlic and onions (explaining why no one chooses to sit near them at G7 meetings), Eastern Europeans have the beetroot and cabbage, and Italians can lay claim to the tomato. Why doesn't the USA have one? Suggestions are welcome ... just don't mention George W. Bush. :wink:

Re: Fact of the Day

Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:37 pm

William Shakespeare was born 450 years ago this month...

Shakespeare’s tombstone in Stratford’s Holy Trinity Church bears this inscription, said to have been written by him: Good friend, for Jesus’ sake forbear to dig the dust enclosed here. Blest be the man that spares these stones, and curst be he that moves my bones”.

I don't get it either...

Actually I do get it, he put a curse upon on all who criticised his work. If EPE held the same approach no one from FECC who visits Graceland would get out alive . :wink:

Re: Fact of the Day

Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:14 pm

There are only four words in the English language which end in "-dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous. That's not exactly true as they have overlooked 'undocdous' which refers to any time DJC is proved incorrect in a thread.

Re: Fact of the Day

Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:24 pm

Did you know that Ronaldo is 869 days older than Messi and spookily enough Ronaldo's son, CR jr, is 869 days older than Messi's son Thiago!!!. Very bizarre.

Re: Fact of the Day

Fri May 09, 2014 12:29 am

in a case of murder, a dog was heard as witness
when asked if the dog could identify the man
the dog replied 'waf waf'

(serious french news )