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Re: Did you know?

Postby DavidH » Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:09 pm

DYKT there's an exhibition about pirates on in Museum of London (Docklands) next month?

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Re: Did you know?

Postby black bart » Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:56 am

DavidH wrote:DYKT there's an exhibition about pirates on in Museum of London (Docklands) next month?

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Shame it's Captain Kidd because he wasn't really a pirate at all. He was set up by Landed Gentry and Corrupt politicians and he should never have been executed. Perhaps the exhibition explains that.

There must be two Museums of London now. There is also one in the Barbican which I would like to visit in the near future.
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Re: Did you know?

Postby DavidH » Tue May 29, 2012 4:25 pm

Did you know that The first blast of the trumpet against the monstruous regiment of women is a polemical work by the Scottish Reformer John Knorks, published in 1558.

Also that Das Kapital was published in 1867 by K Norx?
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Postby Roland Deschain » Tue May 29, 2012 7:45 pm

^ :lol: Have you been searching Google's deepest results for those?
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Re: Did you know?

Postby DavidH » Wed May 30, 2012 3:53 am

No - I was reminded of Knorks's protest by a book on the Tudors. Then Das Kapital obviously sprang to mind.

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Re: Did you know?

Postby black bart » Thu May 31, 2012 7:51 am

Did you know that the US Army's center for excellence is 'Fort Knorx'?
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Re: Did you know?

Postby black bart » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:50 am

Did you know that NASA based the design of the Moon Walk Space Suits on Henry VIII's suit of tournament armour from 1520 which is kept at the Tower of London?
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Re: Did you know?

Postby DavidH » Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:34 pm

What happened to the enormous codpiece?

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Postby Ravi Oli » Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:57 pm

^ :haha: Either they didn't think landing on the moon as exciting as being Henry or they knew he only had a big ego to fill.
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Re: Did you know?

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Henry VIII? **@*@@**!!! Where do I keep my banana?
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Re: Did you know?

Postby black bart » Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:33 am

Did you know that if Thomas Jefferson had had his way, there would be US states called Sylvania, Metropotamia, Polypotamia, Pelisipia and Assenisipia?
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Postby Roland Deschain » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:40 am

black bart wrote:Did you know that if Thomas Jefferson had had his way, there would be US states called Sylvania, Metropotamia, Polypotamia, Pelisipia and Assenisipia?

Did you know that states with those names would be awesome? :haha:
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Re: Did you know?

Postby DavidH » Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:38 pm

Did you know that many of the real names are just as loony?

(Idaho, Wisconsin, Arkansas....)
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Postby pieces o'nine » Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:09 pm

^ You left out M-i-s-s-I-s-s-I-p-p-I


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Re: Did you know?

Postby DavidH » Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:51 pm

Did you know that General Lew Wallace almost lost the Battle of Shiloh for the USA, and then wrote 'Ben Hur'?

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