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Did you know that..........?

Pete2Pete2 Member Posts: 86 Pioneering
edited August 2019 in Coffee lounge
Did you know that.........
 Our sun contains 99% of all matter in our solar system.......and the gas giant planet Jupiter contains 99% of the 1% left......?

Did you know that.....
The earth rotates at 1000mph at the equator......?

Did you know that.....
High up on Mt Everest you can find sea creature fossils......?

Did you know that
Every domesticated dogs ancestor were wolves......?

Did you know that
Our life form is based on Carbon....and our blood Iron.........?   

Did you know that
That the name Brontosaurus had to be withdrawn due to the fact two indipendant dinosaur finds of the same spiecies were named differently.........sorry to say Brontosaurus lost out due to the other fossil being named first..........?

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  • M_AnthonyM_Anthony Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 309 Pioneering
    Did you know that the town of Omena in Michigan USA, have voted in a cat as a mayor in 2018. The competition included another cat, 13 dogs, a goat, a peacock and a chicken!
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  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,998 Disability Gamechanger
    atlas46 said:
    Hi @Pete2

    Did you know, that I know nothing about what has been posted on this thread!

    Should I have known about the earth rotation speed?

    Even more scary, I was devoid of the knowledge that a cat has been voted in as Mayor in the USA!

    Can someone please expand on which of the seven dwarfs, has aired their disconcerting  voice. 

    As we speak, I am half way up Everest and can confirm, I do not see any fish or fossils up here.

    Monty Python Flying Circus, would have been proud of this thread.

    Sorry I am showing my age.

    Best wishes
    i dont believe you are half way up Mt Everest!
  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,998 Disability Gamechanger
    It takes more facial muscles to frown than it does to smile?
  • Pete2Pete2 Member Posts: 86 Pioneering
    Did you kno that.....
    I actually said...sea creature fossils......no mention of fish.......?
  • GettinOldeGettinOlde Member Posts: 495 Pioneering
    edited August 2019
    Pete2 said:
    Did you know that.........
    The earth rotates at 1000mph at the equator......?
    Did you know that, if you had a flying sunbed and flew west from London at midday, at a cruising speed of about 650mph, with enough fuel you could sunbathe all day long?  B)



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  • GettinOldeGettinOlde Member Posts: 495 Pioneering
    It takes more facial muscles to frown than it does to smile?
    My face gets a lot of exercise.  🤣

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  • Pete2Pete2 Member Posts: 86 Pioneering
    Nowadays i only smile to relieve wind........🤣
  • GettinOldeGettinOlde Member Posts: 495 Pioneering
    edited August 2019
    Did you know that Michael Caine said ...
    ‘I have never said “Not Many People Know That”, Peter Sellers said it when he impersonated my voice on his telephone answering machine.'
    ‘His impersonation was “This is Michael Caine, Peter Sellers is out. Not many people know that."'
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  • M_AnthonyM_Anthony Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 309 Pioneering
    Did you know that Napoleon was once set upon by a horde of bunnies!

    During a rabbit hunt, 300 of them were released and instead of running away, they went straight for him. As it turns out the rabbits where tame and not wild, they assumed he had food. Napoleon had to get into his coach and run away. 
  • GettinOldeGettinOlde Member Posts: 495 Pioneering
    atlas46 said:
    Even more scary, I was devoid of the knowledge that a cat has been voted in as Mayor in the USA!
    Even scarier is that 'The Terminator' was once elected as 'The Governator' of California.
    atlas46 said:
    As we speak, I am half way up Everest and can confirm, I do not see any fish or fossils up here.
    As we speak, I am halfway down Everest and can confirm, fossilised fish or not, that the Himalayan mountains consist of sedimentary rock and once formed part of the sea-bed at the bottom of the Pacific ocean before the Indian subcontinent crashed into the Eurasian landmass.
    atlas46 said:
    Monty Python Flying Circus, would have been proud of this thread.
    The parrot died laughing. 💀 🤣



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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Pete2   Like this, thanks very much.

    Did you know when Elvis died it was claimed he had  only less than $750.000.

    From amassed wealth reputedly being $6.4 billion dollars.

    Did you know Sir Paul McCartney is the only musician to have number ones as a member of a group.  As a quartet and a quintet.

    As a solo artist, a member of a duo and a trio. 

    Did you know Vincent Price was the voice on Michael Jacksons Thriller track.

    Did you know the words fandango only ever appeared in two songs.  

    Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen and White a shade of pale by Procol Harum.

    Did you know the song Secret Love was done in one take. By Doris Day.

    Did you know the song Fly me to the Moon is the wrong title. Actually called In other words.

    Every one calls by it Fly me to the Moon.

    Did you know Marvin Gaye played on lots of the Temptations tracks. As a pianist.

    Did you Know Stevie Wonder had his first number one on the Billboard top One Hundred in America. Under Little Stevie Wonder at 15 years old.

    Did you know Maurice White the lead singer of the group Earth Wind and Fire was an accomplished session drummer.

    Played on lots of tracks from various early soul records.

    Did you know before finding fame as a Country artist. Glenn Campbell played on many sessions . As a guitarist. Including The Beach Boys and many others.

    Did you know Rick Wakeman of Yes . Was the pianist on David Bowies song Life on Mars.

    Also he was his next door neighbour as well.

    Did you know if you ever get any of Sir Elton Johns early albums. You find one of the backing singers include Dusty Springfield and Kiki Dee.

    Did you know the Northern Soul Classic Do I love You (Indeed I do) by Frank Wilson.

    There are only 5 copies of this ever released making it one of the most sort after records.

    Last one sold for $15000

    Did you know And I love You So a top ten hit for Perry Como.  Actually written by Don Maclean of American Pie.

    Did you know Chas Hodges of the duo Chas and Dave became a member of several groups before Chas and Dave.

    Including The Paramount's and Cliff Bennet and the Rebel Rousers plus lots of others.

    His piano can be heard on many of their songs.

    Did you know Smokey Robinson of The Miracles. Also wrote over 200 songs for most of the Motown stars.

    Including My Girl by The Temptations.

    The song Tears of A Clown actually going to appear on a Stevie Wonder album instead he used it for him self

    Was also Vice President of the label.

    Martha Reeves and the Vandellas were actually backing singers for most of the early hits on Motown till they became stars themselves.

    Gene Pitney another part of his abilities was an as a song writer wrote for many other people.

    Including Hello Mary Lou for Ricky Nelson.

    Same with Willie Nelson wrote Country songs Including Crazy for Patsy Cline.

    Did you know this was according to a jukebox poll. In the States Crazy is no 1 on the list.  Of all time.

    Talking of Songs. Bohemian Rhapsody was partly  composed in a bubble bath in a hotel in Munich by Freddy Mercury.

    More to follow no doubt.

    Take care.

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  • vikingqueenvikingqueen Member Posts: 359 Pioneering
    Did you know i have learnt a lot by reading this post today  :)
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    Did you know that the the world record for eating hot dogs is set by Joey Chestnut in the USA, Coney Island. Being an annual eating contest, he holds the world record for the most hot dogs eaten at 73 including the buns. That is around 16 pounds, which could be 64 quarter pounder burgers!  :o 
  • Pete2Pete2 Member Posts: 86 Pioneering
    Did you know that the Moon actually rotates on its axis like the Earth......trouble is its....its day coincides with the time it takes to orbit the Earth hence we will always only ever see the same face from Earth.
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
     More film and TV trivia.

    Did you know ?  James Cagney never ever said Your Dirty Rat in any of his films.

    Clint Eastwood only spoke 120 words in A Fistful Of Dollars.

    Hattie McDaniel's became the first Black Actress to win an Oscar in Gone With The Wind.

    Cary Grant was Ian Flemings choice to play James Bond.

    Bob Holness host of Blockbuster quiz show. Was actually the first person to voice the words of James Bond. In his native South Africa. On the Radio in the Fifties.

    Ian Fleming wrote the children's book Chitty Chitty Bang Bang .

    Shirley Bassey has sung three opening title theme songs on the James Bond franchise.

    Goldfinger. Which in America became a number one. Diamonds Are For Ever and Moonraker

    The Title Track Moonraker was going to be performed by Johnny Mathis .

    In the Film Dr. No Ursula Andress spoke very bad English so her voice was dubbed by Actress Diane Coupland who went on to work with Sid James in Bless This House.

    The Film Musicals My Fair Lady and The King and I . The songs were not sung by Audrey Hepburn and Deborah Kerr.

    Dubbed by Marni Nixon who also sung songs on other films.  Including some of Marilyn  Monroe's. 

    Marilyn had a good singing voice but was not good at high notes.

    In the Film Some Like It Hot Voted best comedy of all time.  Marilyn Monroe had in one scene 48 takes. Even it was written down.

    Suffered nerves and anxiety all her acting .

    Did you know ?  Because of the racial laws in the city of Las Vegas up to the Forties. If you were the star performer you were not allowed to reside in any of the hotels and casinos.

    Had to live out in the shanty towns of Las Vegas.

    Had to use the back entrance. If performing on stage. Even if they were the headline act.

    Lena Horne took a swim in one of the hotels pools and it was emptied, these laws implied to Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis Jr. Harry Belafonte all major stars at the time.

    It was forbidden right up to the Fifties on American TV to kiss or hold hands with white or black people.  Even touching.

    Did you know Peter O' Toole was Oscar nominated 10 times never won.

    Richard Burton 8 times.

    Meryl Streep the most Oscar Nominations only won twice.  

    Spencer Tracy and Tom Hanks earn the distinction of back to back Oscars.

    One of Walt Disney's Film Snow White and The Seven Dwarves won best animated Feature collected one Oscar and seven miniature ones.

    Did you know  Director Alfred Hitchcock always made a cameo appearance in all his Films.

    The scene in Physco Janet Leigh the infamous one.  The shower scene actually used a mix of coffee and water to get the right effect.

    Also she is never struck. If you look carefully .

    In the Chariot scene of Ben Hur  a motor car can be seen in the back ground.

    Took three months to shoot.   

    Did you know Marlon Brando was paid a Million Dollars to play Superman's Father .  Played by Christopher Reeve.  The title role.

    On the first day of shooting his first scene.  Marlon Brando.

    Had not read any of the script.   So had to plaster the set with pieces of his lines on cameras and props.




















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  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,998 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Pete2   Like this, thanks very much.

    Did you know when Elvis died it was claimed he had  only less than $750.000.

    From amassed wealth reputedly being $6.4 billion dollars.

    Did you know Sir Paul McCartney is the only musician to have number ones as a member of a group.  As a quartet and a quintet.

    As a solo artist, a member of a duo and a trio. 

    Did you know Vincent Price was the voice on Michael Jacksons Thriller track.

    Did you know the words fandango only ever appeared in two songs.  

    Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen and White a shade of pale by Procol Harum.

    Did you know the song Secret Love was done in one take. By Doris Day.

    Did you know the song Fly me to the Moon is the wrong title. Actually called In other words.

    Every one calls by it Fly me to the Moon.

    Did you know Marvin Gaye played on lots of the Temptations tracks. As a pianist.

    Did you Know Stevie Wonder had his first number one on the Billboard top One Hundred in America. Under Little Stevie Wonder at 15 years old.

    Did you know Maurice White the lead singer of the group Earth Wind and Fire was an accomplished session drummer.

    Played on lots of tracks from various early soul records.

    Did you know before finding fame as a Country artist. Glenn Campbell played on many sessions . As a guitarist. Including The Beach Boys and many others.

    Did you know Rick Wakeman of Yes . Was the pianist on David Bowies song Life on Mars.

    Also he was his next door neighbour as well.

    Did you know if you ever get any of Sir Elton Johns early albums. You find one of the backing singers include Dusty Springfield and Kiki Dee.

    Did you know the Northern Soul Classic Do I love You (Indeed I do) by Frank Wilson.

    There are only 5 copies of this ever released making it one of the most sort after records.

    Last one sold for $15000

    Did you know And I love You So a top ten hit for Perry Como.  Actually written by Don Maclean of American Pie.

    Did you know Chas Hodges of the duo Chas and Dave became a member of several groups before Chas and Dave.

    Including The Paramount's and Cliff Bennet and the Rebel Rousers plus lots of others.

    His piano can be heard on many of their songs.

    Did you know Smokey Robinson of The Miracles. Also wrote over 200 songs for most of the Motown stars.

    Including My Girl by The Temptations.

    The song Tears of A Clown actually going to appear on a Stevie Wonder album instead he used it for him self

    Was also Vice President of the label.

    Martha Reeves and the Vandellas were actually backing singers for most of the early hits on Motown till they became stars themselves.

    Gene Pitney another part of his abilities was an as a song writer wrote for many other people.

    Including Hello Mary Lou for Ricky Nelson.

    Same with Willie Nelson wrote Country songs Including Crazy for Patsy Cline.

    Did you know this was according to a jukebox poll. In the States Crazy is no 1 on the list.  Of all time.

    Talking of Songs. Bohemian Rhapsody was partly  composed in a bubble bath in a hotel in Munich by Freddy Mercury.

    More to follow no doubt.

    Take care.

    @thespiceman






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    do you know?...you`re spending far too much time on google!
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @pollyanna1052   Thanks very much . For comments. I just want to say I am not.

    Never been on this all information and snippets, titbits gathered all those years as a  collector of all sorts of things.

    When you start moving around in the social circles of meeting collectors. Many always have useful interesting stories and share their knowledge.

    As well as meeting many times.  Music people. Not the main ones but the back ground crews, the cutting crews, the back up singers. Of music and film.

    Then sometimes meet people who were there at the very start of music and film.

    Had the connections to Elvis for one example.    Met a few of his songwriters.

    The same with my trips to Liverpool in the Eighties met so many wonderful people and collectors.

    Every one in Liverpool of a certain age has a Beatles or a Mersey beat story.

    You forget films and TV today multi billion dollar industry. .  

    Who then and continue to do so spent a lifetime obsession try to get the series of a TV programme. Viewed as entertainment in the Sixties.

    Then either wiped or destroyed or just tossed out into the skip.

    This included Dr.Who.  The Prisoner, The Saint, The Avengers and so on.

    Top of The Pops whole years have been wiped. From the Sixties. Most of Dusty Springfield's series has been wiped.

    Thanks to them we have and can enjoy the programmes once again.

    I have attended film fairs and much more. Often the stars of long forgotten.   Sci-Fi films and animation.  Would turn up just to be amazed and stunned to talk to these people.

    I have an interest in Soul Music.

    Northern Soul Stax label and Motown.

    Met a few of the lesser know stars. Edwin Starr lived in the UK.

    In the Nottingham area.  Used to visit with a former friend. Who was a DJ was actually a record producer worked with the early days of Radio . Radio 1 .

    Then you go to Blackpool and meet people. Those interest in Soul music is fascinating .  Used to do the all nighters as they were called in the Sixties and Seventies.

    At mecca venues like Wigan Casino or The Spoked Wheel Manchester.

    The Palace Blackpool with its moving dance floor.

    I used play at school trombone and this got me interested in Big Band, Swing, Jazz and got me meeting those people.

    After school.  Carried on. For a while.

    The more music knowledge is obtained and you just spend times with people sharing.

    You have these put away in your memory banks your filing cabinet.  Some have written down before.

    Take care.

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  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,998 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @pollyanna1052   Thanks very much . For comments. I just want to say I am not.

    Never been on this all information and snippets, titbits gathered all those years as a  collector of all sorts of things.

    When you start moving around in the social circles of meeting collectors. Many always have useful interesting stories and share their knowledge.

    As well as meeting many times.  Music people. Not the main ones but the back ground crews, the cutting crews, the back up singers. Of music and film.

    Then sometimes meet people who were there at the very start of music and film.

    Had the connections to Elvis for one example.    Met a few of his songwriters.

    The same with my trips to Liverpool in the Eighties met so many wonderful people and collectors.

    Every one in Liverpool of a certain age has a Beatles or a Mersey beat story.

    You forget films and TV today multi billion dollar industry. .  

    Who then and continue to do so spent a lifetime obsession try to get the series of a TV programme. Viewed as entertainment in the Sixties.

    Then either wiped or destroyed or just tossed out into the skip.

    This included Dr.Who.  The Prisoner, The Saint, The Avengers and so on.

    Top of The Pops whole years have been wiped. From the Sixties. Most of Dusty Springfield's series has been wiped.

    Thanks to them we have and can enjoy the programmes once again.

    I have attended film fairs and much more. Often the stars of long forgotten.   Sci-Fi films and animation.  Would turn up just to be amazed and stunned to talk to these people.

    I have an interest in Soul Music.

    Northern Soul Stax label and Motown.

    Met a few of the lesser know stars. Edwin Starr lived in the UK.

    In the Nottingham area.  Used to visit with a former friend. Who was a DJ was actually a record producer worked with the early days of Radio . Radio 1 .

    Then you go to Blackpool and meet people. Those interest in Soul music is fascinating .  Used to do the all nighters as they were called in the Sixties and Seventies.

    At mecca venues like Wigan Casino or The Spoked Wheel Manchester.

    The Palace Blackpool with its moving dance floor.

    I used play at school trombone and this got me interested in Big Band, Swing, Jazz and got me meeting those people.

    After school.  Carried on. For a while.

    The more music knowledge is obtained and you just spend times with people sharing.

    You have these put away in your memory banks your filing cabinet.  Some have written down before.

    Take care.

    @thespiceman






    Well Spiceman...what a plethora of memories you have...amazing! I was just joshing with you when I said you were spending too much time on google. Is your body knackered, but like me..your brain keeps going at 100mph?
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @pollyanna1052   Hope you getting educated?

    As Sir Ken Dodd says very witty.  I am very educational. When people talk to me well that taught me a lesson. 

    I know and do have this dry sense of humour.

    Hard life being an entertainer you know well should on the stage .

    Sweeping it. lol.

    Once did a show and no one clapped ever.  Except this lad in the corner.  At the end of the show said buy you a drink no laughed or clapped except you.

    Well I am the caretaker want to get a move on so I can lock up and go home.  lol..

    Yes I know you were just thought throw that in to the melting pot.

    I think I am one of these people whose mind is always got something to add or speak.

    Either helps with my anxiety or just helps .

    Maybe might be the spices there is a thought for you.  Is it Curry did have one last night and this morning for Breakfast.  Any left overs

    Some of it.  Does give you a boost and feel great.

    I have not even started on the foodie ones yet. Keep you in suspense.

    Hope you having a lovely weekend.

    Glorious here.  Gets windy I live on the top of hill.  Open Windows like living in a windtunnel.

    Often hang on to the arm of my leather suite lol.

    Take care.

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  • Pete2Pete2 Member Posts: 86 Pioneering
    Did you know that.......the sun loses400 million tons of mass each second to convert hydrogen into helium ....but will take another 4.5 Billion years before that loss will start effecting our sun....

  • Pete2Pete2 Member Posts: 86 Pioneering
    edited August 2019
    But did you know that....if our sun is still arround then.......the Andromeda gallaxy our gallaxys big brother due to gravitational forces will have collided and merged with our milky way gallaxy
  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,259 Disability Gamechanger
    Did you know that the first telescope was made 6000 years ago?  I saw a really interesting BBC4 documentary this week about the evolution of telescopes & photography.  Worth watching iPlayer if you missed it. :)
  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,998 Disability Gamechanger
    was it Leonardo da Vinci (or Caprio?) who invented it?

  • Pete2Pete2 Member Posts: 86 Pioneering
    Hi pollyanna1052........6000 years ago was when the Egyptions were building their first pyramids......the.......modern day scope........is said to have been a fluke when a dutch glasses maker found that if he put two of his lenses at a certain distance apart then viewed through them objects looked closer but upside down......thats the princaple behind a Refractor telescope....... Newton took it a step further and made a concave mirror that focused the light at a certain distance from the mirror,  he then used another lens to look at the focused light ray and found to that his method enlarged viewed objects from far away...........these scopes are named after him.......Newtonion scopes.
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello every one hope your having a cool one. This Bank Holiday.

    More foodie and health, well being facts.  To stimulate and of interest.

    Did you know  ?   Hops brewed to make beer.  The vine  is a relation of cannabis.

    Broccoli is named from it Latin words Brachium . In Italy called Calabrese.

    Carrots were never Orange used to be different colours.  As they were a crop originated in Netherlands.

    Cultivation techniques were used to make them Orange to represent The Royal House of Orange.

    Scoville is the scale of heat in Chillies. High number ones include Scotch Bonnets and Ghost Chillies.

    Small bar of dark chocolate contains more caffeine than in a cup of coffee.

    Did you know ?  Fennel Seeds in India roasted are used as a breath freshener.

    The Ancient Romans and Greeks used Fennel Seeds to prevent obesity.

    Parsley has a lot of Vitamin C and is useful as breath freshener .

    The Herbs Basil and Sage are good for anxiety and sweating.  Calming effects.

    Rosemary good for circulation problems and digestion.

    Coriander is one of the few herbs. Used the whole plant. Seeds, roots and leaves.

    Did you know ? Tomatoes are classed as a fruit.

    Called Pomi dei Mori Apples of the Moors.  In French Pommed'Amour Apples of Love in English.

    Were actually used as Ornamental plants 16th 17th Century by 18th Century partnered with Basil.

    Did you Know?  It is a myth that Marco Polo bought back Noodles then Pasta from China in 1295. 

    Had been around recipes Roman and Greek times .

    Original Cola drink 1886 By John Styth Pemberton .  A Pharmacist in Atlanta used coca leaves, nuts, for caffeine to help headaches, hang overs.

    In 1891 the Coco Cola formula had been acquired for $2300.

    30 years later sold for $25million.

    Pepsi Cola created by Caleb D. Bradham.  1898.

    drink was a cure for dyspepsia hence the name.

    Did you know coco cola effects comes from caffeine, old days coco tree leaves were used .

    The dried leaves today a source of cocaine.

    Tea was credited with healing powers.  Reason why names.

    PG pre digestive. Stands for.

    Typhoo is Chinese for Doctor.

    Did you know Spinach the claim to have large amounts of iron was an error?

    The calculation of how much iron was a misplaced decimal point.

    In the cartoon Popeye was used to promote eating spinach in the 50's .

    Finally some spice ones.

    Did you know Turmeric is used in many countries as antibacterial and can help with Diabetes type 2.

    Cinnamon lowers blood pressure bad cholesterol and blood sugar.

    Ginger is used as a remedy for colds.  Grate fresh Ginger in a infusion of boiling water with honey and lemon juice.



     


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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you for these everyone!! Certainly learnt a lot! I hope you all had a lovely Bank Holiday. :)
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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Chloe_Scope   Good morning how are you?

    I enjoyed contributed to this post. I think it has been an education for us all in the community.

    Thanks to @Pete2 .

    By the way you can see me at parties, weddings and any thing else that requires astounding every one.

    With did you know?

    Take care.

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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm good thanks @thespiceman! What about you? :)
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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2019
    Hello @Chloe_Scope   Good morning doing OK for today so far.

    See what happens today.   Might put more stimulating stuff on here.

    Including recipes. Had not put any on for a while.

    Look forward to supporting the team and your good self.

    Take care.

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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm glad your morning is going okay so far! Let us know if you need a hand with anything @thespiceman. :)
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    I love this thread! :D
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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Chloe_Scope   Thanks very much as always.

    Plus you and @Sam_Scope are on here great to have a valued member of our team back . Look forward to supporting as well.

    Much more facts from film and TV .

    Did you know Fred Astaire failed his audition was told balding can dance a little.?

    Also Fred Astaire was a stickler for perfection . In one clip of a film did so many takes. Made his partner Ginger Rogers feet bleed.

    Did you know? Ginger Rogers starred in  A film called Adventures of a Travelling Saleslady. Notable for the first appearance of Clint Eastwood in a film.

    Did you know?   Clint Eastwood starred as Rowdy Yates in Rawhide his first TV role.

    Charlie Chaplin came third in a look a like competition.

    Did you know ?Abbott and Costello celebrated American comedy duo  hated working with each other. Despite a partnership lasting 20 years or more.

    Did you know ?  Laurel and Hardy the iconic comedy legends. Were broke had no royalties from the hundreds of films they made.

    Did you know ? Came over here to England because they needed the money in The Fifties did performances to empty theatres some of the tours.

    Did you know ?  Elvis Presley starred with a young Kurt Russell in one of his films. It happened at a Worlds Fair.  

    Short scene Kurt Russell kicks Elvis in the shins.

    Ironically Kurt Russell portrayed Elvis in a biopic.  After Elvis died.

    Did you know ?  Elvis had an agreement with Colonel Tom Parker 50 % of his earnings and royalties.  

    Also Colonel Tom Parker was an Illegal immigrant.  A Dutch National. 

    Did you know Elvis did not have a fear or flying it was because The Colonel did not have a passport.

    Elvis used to land the Plane Lisa Marie.  He bought used for tours.

    Did you know Elvis had a collection of authorised Police badges and a Narcotics one issued by the President. Richard Nixon.

    Elvis used to put a blue light on his car. Stop people who were speeding.

    Knock on their car window showing them the Police badge. Sorry Sir or Madam you were speeding.

    Did you know? Elvis was a black belt in karate. 

    Did you know ?  The film King Creole .  Originally was meant for James Dean to star in.

    More to follow.

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  • Pete2Pete2 Member Posts: 86 Pioneering
    Ty guys for loving this thread.......
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    I did not know any of that @thespiceman!
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  • Pete2Pete2 Member Posts: 86 Pioneering
    Did you know that paul simons bridge over troubled water originally did not have the verse sail on silver girl sail on by.....your time has come..........paul was at an impass and thought his song was lacking that something.......sitting at his dest and looking out if his window he observed a sail ship pass by on the sea.......then the lyrics just came....and Bridge over troubled water was written .

  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Chloe_Scope   Not many people do. I used to collect Elvis Presley Memorabilia.

    Had a extension built on a home I was living in to accommodate the collection included. Records, books and much more.

    Got a lot of stuff.  Then I had and met those collectors who willing to pay vast sums and got into contact with them.

    Became an obsession.  

    Unfortunately I also started running a business as well dealing everything collectable. The weird and wonderful.

    Painful to say had to dispose of the lot. For financial reasons.

    Met this time and have happy memories of those collectors.  The stories the tales the experiences.

    Could be another post here. The most unusual collections.

    Thanks very much.

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  • Pete2Pete2 Member Posts: 86 Pioneering
    Did you know paul simons song mother and child reunion was written after he had birds nest soup.........

    The song Cecilia was an impulse on the spot song by him and his mates just fooling around.

    When art garfunkle sang bridge over troubled water paul simion took a hissy fit and walked off stage....how dare he sing thst better than me.....and hence the rift.
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Pete2 Thanks for sharing.

    I believe they were called Tom and Jerry. Before changing to Simon and Garfunkel.

    I did not know the story behind the split..  That is a new one to file away.

    Thanks very much.

    Take care.

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  • Pete2Pete2 Member Posts: 86 Pioneering
    Did you know that ......your right lung is bigger than your left lung...due to the hearts position within the human chest.

  • Pete2Pete2 Member Posts: 86 Pioneering
    Did you know that ......the earth orbits the sun but will never COMPLETE an orbit that takes the earth back to its starting point .....eh i hear you say.......well yes the earth orbits the sun...but the sun also orbits our galaxys center point....so our sun moves position...taking the planets with them.....so when the earth gets back to say 00.00 in its orbit the sun has moved in its orbit ....imagine a cork screw thread but on top of that our galaxy is moving towards its big brother Andromeda...........
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    Love some of these posts ❤️
  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    Did you know there are 168 hours in a week? 
  • Pete2Pete2 Member Posts: 86 Pioneering
    edited August 2019
    Did you know that......we have one day named after the Moon.......Monday......we have one day named after the norse god Woden.......wednesday.......one day named after the norse god Thor......Thursday........a day named after a norse godess Fria.......Friday......one day named after the planet Saturn......Saturday......and one day named after our Sun......Sunday.........couldnt tell you how Tuesday got its name though.
  • Pete2Pete2 Member Posts: 86 Pioneering
    Did you know that Scotlands capital city is built upon a dormant volcano
  • RainbowJoRainbowJo Member Posts: 79 Courageous
    did u know that if canterbury cathedral had been built just 1cm in any other possition it would have colapsed and subsided decades ago. 

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  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,998 Disability Gamechanger
    Did you know spaghetto, confetto, and graffito are the singular forms of spaghetti, confetti, and graffiti?  :D
    No I didnt know that. Interesting.
  • paffuto10paffuto10 Member Posts: 388 Pioneering
    Did you know spaghetto, confetto, and graffito are the singular forms of spaghetti, confetti, and graffiti?  :D
    Is that Italian then, Chloe? 

    Did you know my username means "plump" (which I am) in Italian?  :D

    ps. Learning Italian at the moment and getting a bit too obsessed I think!  :#
  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,259 Disability Gamechanger
    Did you know spaghetto, confetto, and graffito are the singular forms of spaghetti, confetti, and graffiti?  :D
    That is interesting!  I'll remember that next time I buy a multipack of Cornetti! :D
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm not too sure @paffuto10:D

    Definitely @OverlyAnxious!  
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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Did you know some Italian facts .

    Before 1861 Italy was a collection of principalities and states some had own heads of Royalty.

    Each area, region of Italy has specific produce. That makes the area famous.

    Puglia known as leaf eaters, as they grow vegetables.  Also lots of the Bread and Pasta.

    Tuscany Bean eaters as they have a lot of beans, pulses in the region.

    Abruzzi the chilli region grows the chilli variety pepperoncino

    Bologna La Grassa the fat because of fantastic produce and rich food. Lots of Pasta shops in Bologna or La Rosso the red due to it red bricks buildings..

    As is the region Emilia -Romagna famous for Parmesan Cheese and Ham from Parma.

    Piedmont the truffles especially white ones.

    Lombardy home of the Cheeses Mascarpone, Gorgonzola.

    Pizza first recipe noted down was 1858.

    Margherita Pizza comes from the time when King Umberto and his wife Margaret visited Naples in 1889.

    To commemorate  the visit she was honoured with a Pizza the Italian colour's of the flag. Basil, for green Tomato for red and Mozzarella cheese. for white.  Called Margherita in her honour.

    The fork we use to day was created to eat Pasta.  

    Pasta names 

    Linguine little tongues.

    Fusilli spring, spiral, coils. 

    Spaghetti from Spago  string.

    Tagliatelle the verb to cut Tagliara

    Farfalle  butterflies 

    Conchiglie means shells as in conch a type of shell.

    Penne shaped as a quill of a pen.

    Orecchiette little ears.



     




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  • Pete2Pete2 Member Posts: 86 Pioneering
    Did you know that Iceland is the hub of two major tectonic plates that are seporating...... causing Europe and America to move apart. 
  • Pete2Pete2 Member Posts: 86 Pioneering
    Did you know that......millions of years ago a day was only 18 hours long,    the moon exerts a gravitational pull on our oceans.....hence our tides, and that tidal pull is slowing us down.......so every few years they add a few micro seconds to our day to keep up with the moons tug on us.
  • Pete2Pete2 Member Posts: 86 Pioneering
    Did you know that......Australia due to continental drift is moving so fast that new co ordinates for her ports and airports are updated on a regular basis.
  • paffuto10paffuto10 Member Posts: 388 Pioneering
    @thespiceman

    Morning  :)

    Brilliant info on Italy !! 

    Thanks for that 
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @paffuto10   Thank you very much, best wishes on your Italian lessons.

    Always here for any Italian recipes you may wish to try.

    Take care.

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  • Pete2Pete2 Member Posts: 86 Pioneering
    Did you know that .......salt is made from two  poisons........if injested or breathed in while in their natural forms.  The chemical formula for salt is NACL which is Sodium Chloride....Chlorine being a gas and Sodium a very reactive element.
  • Pete2Pete2 Member Posts: 86 Pioneering
    edited September 2019
    Did you know that .......water is also a sum of its parts......water is H2O      two lots of Hydrogen gas and one part Oxygen another gas...... which for rocket scientists its great.....as then water can be seporated to fuel a space ships engines ......hydrogen and give oxygen for the crew to breathe.......and by new research water ice is abundant within our solar system.
  • Pete2Pete2 Member Posts: 86 Pioneering
    Did you know that on the original film of Alien......the director had a novel idea to show real fear......what he did was ..........unknown to the cast he asked for pigs entrails to be put into the inside of the dummy body of one of the space ships crew.........as we know in Alien the monsters are born by them ripping through the rib cage of their victims ......the cast members knew this  but to show real fear on their faces .....when the monster popped through the dummy boddy .....the entrails exploded out covering the cast with real blood and guts.......and that done the job.....so when you see the film Alien.......thats real fear you see.
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    Did you know that an adult male lion's roar can be heard 8 kilometres away?
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  • Pete2Pete2 Member Posts: 86 Pioneering
    Did you know that.........The giant gas planet Saturn is the 2nd largest .....planet ....in our solar system......But since 99.9% of the planet is a mixture of hydrogen gasses its spacific gravity measures less than water........so if we had a very big bath tub and filled it with water then popped Saturn in the bath, Saturn would float.........

  • Pete2Pete2 Member Posts: 86 Pioneering
    Did you know that....a cars fuel gauge has an arrow either on the left or right of the fuel icon.......this is to tell you at what side of the car you would fill your tank from.......exception......electric vehicles.
  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,259 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 2019
    Did you know that both white pepper and black pepper come from the same plant! :o
  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,998 Disability Gamechanger
    did you know that you can`t get on every tram in Blackpool, in a wheelchair?
  • Pete2Pete2 Member Posts: 86 Pioneering
    Did you know that.....untill a certain time while in the womb every male developes as female.......thats why males have nipples.............?.     If this is offensive please remove.
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello every one more film trivia.  This time the real names of film stars the ones I knew as icons and stars.

    Love their films always good to watch.  Did you know the names?

    Fred Astaire  real name Frederick Austerlitz.

    Judy Garland real name Francis Ethel Gumm.

    Gene Kelly real name Eugene Curran Kelly.

    Stewart Grainger real name Jimmy Stewart.

    Cary Grant real name Archibald Alexander Leach.

    Kirk Douglas real name  Issur Daniellovitch/Demsky.

    Marilyn Monroe real name Norma Jeanne Mortenson.

    Audrey Hepburn  real name Audrey Kathleen Ruston.

    John Wayne real name Marilyn Morrison.

    Wonder why they changed their names.

    Take care.

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  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,998 Disability Gamechanger
    cant wonder why John Wayne changed his name....it was Marion, not Marilyn btw

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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @pollyanna1052 Thank you good to know your right my error.

    Much appreciated.

    Take care.

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  • Pete2Pete2 Member Posts: 86 Pioneering
    Did you know that.......the wreck of the RMS Titanic.....is been eaten away bit by bit and is now in such a state it may soon be gone.

  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,998 Disability Gamechanger
    Years ago I went to  a toy museum somewhere in Lancashire and I saw a teddy from the Titanic. Anyone else seen an exhibit from the ship?
  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    Did you know it is Spina Bifida Awareness Month this month? 
  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,998 Disability Gamechanger
    No, and I have a friend who has it
  • Pete2Pete2 Member Posts: 86 Pioneering
    edited October 2019
    Did you know that the original formula for the soft drink Coke , actually had Coke as part of its formula........no wonder it gives you a rush of energy when you drink it..
  • Pete2Pete2 Member Posts: 86 Pioneering
    Did you know that .....a paradox could happen if you mess with time...........  lets say like me you detest your father so much you build a time machine to beat the law by going back in time to kill your father........ok depending on two things  you are now in the past and youve done the dirty deed.....senario A...... you instantly cease to exist because the deed was done before you were born., meaning you havnt gone back in time to do the deed  so you are instantly reborn to then go back in time to do the deed......but because you have you cease to exist   but then reappear to do the deed.......etc etc etc .......senario B........you kill your father within your life time but still in the past.....you then live your life without your dad....so you dont go back in time to do thd dirty deed.......but then you will because your dad is a bad dad so back in time yoh go to do the deed.......but because youve lived a fatherless life.....you dont....but because you dont go back in time.....you will............etc etc etc.........
  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,998 Disability Gamechanger
    wont you go to jail?
  • Pete2Pete2 Member Posts: 86 Pioneering
    edited October 2019
    Did you know that.....the speed of light is finite, it has an upper speed, this leads to some interesting facts. 
    Everything that your eye sees is in the past? Due to the time it takes for the source of light to reach your eyes.  The moon is 3 light seconds away,  so you see the moon as it was 3 seconds ago.....the sun as it was 8 mins ago, jupiter as it was half an hour ago.....our suns nearest neighbour proxima centari.....as it was 4 years ago.....the Andromeda galaxy our nearest galactic neighbour as it was 2M years ago....the furthest objects our telescopes can see .............the light from these objects left their source 13B years ago.....well before solar system was born........

  • 66Mustang66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,672 Disability Gamechanger
    Pete2 said:
    Did you know that.....the speed of light is finite, it has an upper speed, this leads to some interesting facts. 
    Everything that your eye sees is in the past? Due to the time it takes for the source of light to reach your eyes.  The moon is 3 light seconds away,  so you see the moon as it was 3 seconds ago.....the sun as it was 8 mins ago, jupiter as it was half an hour ago.....our suns nearest neighbour proxima centari.....as it was 4 years ago.....the Andromeda galaxy our nearest galactic neighbour as it was 2M years ago....the furthest objects our telescopes can see .............the light from these objects left their source 13B years ago.....well before solar system was born........

    I have always found this fascinating. And also turning it around, if an intelligent race say 2,000 light years away was looking at Earth and had a powerful enough telescope at this very moment, they would see Romans going about their business.
  • Pete2Pete2 Member Posts: 86 Pioneering
    So true........but did you know that .......we have had radio and tv broadcasts now for over 60 years.....so if ET lived on a planet say over 60 light years away from earth  our planet would now be glowing in the electro magnetic spectrum ......radio waves......and would be hearing sounds from the Ali Pally broadcasts.
  • Pete2Pete2 Member Posts: 86 Pioneering
    Did you know that.......super glue was invented during the Nam war as a surgical aid? We now use it to stick things together, but it was used firstly by medics to stick together deep cuts. Thats why when you use it it sticks your fingers together rather than the object requiring being glued.
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