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101 useless but 'interesting' bits of trivia

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Sharron

Sharron Report 16 Jan 2013 22:28

There is only one lake in the Lake District. That is Lake Basenthwaite.

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 16 Jan 2013 22:27

I was a few years older than you, Wend. I was 72 when I finally passed Geography "O" level. Never mind, we teach the young ones it is always worth trying to pass these darned exams ;-)

Wend

Wend Report 16 Jan 2013 22:22

I'm about the same age as you John and I did 'O' level Geography in the mid 60's - did you have to do several re-takes?

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 16 Jan 2013 22:00

The wettest place in England or Wales is Seathwaite in Lake District with 249 inches of rainfall a year. Remember that from O level geography when I was at school in 70's.

But, living in the Rhondda, I demand a recount :-( :-( :-(

Dermot

Dermot Report 16 Jan 2013 20:44

Rainfall records are all just water under the bridge.

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 16 Jan 2013 20:22

the first black policeman in the UK was called Norwell Gums - I remembered it in case it ever came up in a quiz - it never did!! :-(

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 16 Jan 2013 20:21

well they obviously were related for ages - from birth actually :-D :-D :-D

Muffyxx

Muffyxx Report 16 Jan 2013 20:21

Taken from the QI book of trivia.....


In 2008 a man in Ohio was arrested for having sex with a picnic table :-S :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 16 Jan 2013 20:12

I'll do one and hopefully someone else will add ( otherwise there will just be the one useless bit of trivia lol)

'Sam Gamgee's daughter 'Elanor' from Lord of the Rings was played by his real life daughter. Sam was played by Sean Astin whose stepfather John Astin played Gomez in 'The Addams family' ( on tv).

( I have been wondering if they were related for ages but just remembered to google!).