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Susan719813 Report 17 Jul 2008 10:58

I will just throw these in and let you all ponder Eldrick's question although Rose's answer sounds reasonable to me.

The first written account of the Loch Ness Monster, or Nessie, was made in 565AD.

Julius Caesar was the first to encode communications, using what has become known as the Caesar Cipher.

Accounts from Holland and Spain suggest that during the 1500s and 1600s urine was commonly used as a tooth-cleaning agent.

Beer was the first trademarked product - British beer Bass Pale Ale received its trademark in 1876.

The 16th century Escorial palace of King Phillip II of Spain had 1,200 doors

*wanders off with the vision of elephants Hippos and Rhinos jumping over fences*

Back later case they are all proved to be untrue.....I should add the word Allegedly, methinks :-))))

edit again..... No shopping trips there for you then Mick:-)....Oh win....or praps they are all wrong

Mick from the Bush

Mick from the Bush Report 17 Jul 2008 11:00

.......goes to book holiday
to Rome, Antarctica.


MrDaff Report 17 Jul 2008 11:04

The answer to Eldricks Q is you can't kill yourself by holding your breath!!

Edit... had to get in quickly so's I could be the first with an answer.... I had a client who used to panic us by ttrying to hold her breath to kill herself.... but you lose consciousness, and your body takes over and starts to breathe again!

Oh heck.... can't remember if eldrick said can or can't... blame my mushy brain please, not having a good week this week!!


daff xxx

Susan I loved them............ thank you!! I have a book of Leonardo and all his amazing designs and drawings.... including what looks like a helicopter... some bright spark has recently tried to disprove that Leonardo was drawing a helicopter, but it certainly looks like one to me!!


Daff xxxx


Eldrick Report 17 Jul 2008 11:05

Apparently it is the pet dogs in iceland one that is false....

Dont shout at me, shout at google.

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 17 Jul 2008 11:06

oh Daff I didn't even notice that one was in there ! lol

so can elephants jump? :)



Susan719813 Report 17 Jul 2008 11:10

The moral of the story is......don't believe everything you read on though Lol

I wonder if they meant to ask which one was true, and not false.


Michelle Report 17 Jul 2008 11:13

Did you know there is an ATM machine at the Antarctica. I wonder whose job it is to fill it with notes.


Staffs Col

Staffs Col Report 17 Jul 2008 11:18

Alan Titchmarsh is High Sherrif of the Isle of thats pretty useless information


Susan719813 Report 17 Jul 2008 11:19

Interesting though Colin :-)...and no I didn't know that..


MrDaff Report 17 Jul 2008 11:23

*grumbles* All my information is pretty useless.... off to me garden to find me some worms, lol!!


Daff xxx


Susan719813 Report 17 Jul 2008 11:27

~~~~to Daff~~~

Milk chocolate was invented by Daniel Peter, who sold the concept to his neighbour Henri Nestlé.

An ounce of chocolate contains about 20 mg of caffeine.

Forks, mostly being two-tined, used to known as "split spoons."

TIP is the acronym for "To Insure Promptness."

The world's oldest existing eatery opened in Kai-Feng, China in 1153.

In September 1999 Dustin Philips of the US set a Guinness World Record by drinking a 400 ml (14-oz) bottle of tomato sauce through a straw in 33 seconds.

To make one kilo of honey bees have to visit 4 million flowers, traveling a distance equal to 4 times around the earth.

Botanically speaking, the banana is a herb and the tomato is a fruit.

Most people complain when bananas are overripe or even freckled. The fact is that spotted bananas are sweeter, with a sugar content of more than 20%, compared with 3% in a green banana.

There are more than 10,000 varieties of tomatoes.

really must get on....will leave you all to ponder for a while

Please feel free to add ( nothing smutty perleeeze )