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  • chris_basschris_bass Posts: 4,857

    Teen Spirit as in Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" is a deodorant

    yep - Kurt Cobain was at a party and someone spray painted on the wall and it said "Kurt smells like teen spirit" and so the title was born!

    Imagine how different the world would be if they had sprayed "Kurt - Just say no" instead!
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  • chris_basschris_bass Posts: 4,857
    forehead said:

    Recently learned that I suffer with tryptohobia. had no idea it was called that.

    me too! really badly!
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  • foreheadforehead Posts: 180

    forehead said:

    Recently learned that I suffer with tryptohobia. had no idea it was called that.

    me too! really badly!
    Aweful, isn't it, makes me itch like mad!
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  • chris_basschris_bass Posts: 4,857
    forehead said:

    forehead said:

    Recently learned that I suffer with tryptohobia. had no idea it was called that.

    me too! really badly!
    Aweful, isn't it, makes me itch like mad!
    it makes me want to actually throw up and then i can't get the image out of my head, luckily it is relatively easy to avoid on the whole. I didn't know it was actually a "thing" i thought it was just me!
    www.conjunctivitis.com - a site for sore eyes
  • chris_basschris_bass Posts: 4,857
    The reason there are two tides a day is because the moon pulls the water away from the earth on one side and pulls the earth away from the water on the other side!
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  • ben6899ben6899 Posts: 7,067
    Adrenaline stops you from sweating.
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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 6,563
    Discovered there's always some barsteward that insists on altering or removing route markers on Sportives.
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  • ProssPross Posts: 21,040
    ben6899 said:

    Adrenaline stops you from sweating.

    I wonder how long it will be until someone makes an anti-perspirant called Adrenaline for Men?
  • webboowebboo Posts: 2,045
    oxoman said:

    Discovered there's always some barsteward that insists on altering or removing route markers on Sportives.

    However once the event is over it would seem they are impossible to remove.
  • capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,120

    The reason there are two tides a day is because the moon pulls the water away from the earth on one side and pulls the earth away from the water on the other side!

    This didn't sound right, so I thought I'd look it up, and the real reason(?) is even more bizarre...

    The older I get, the better I was.

    Call it "booty" if you like, to me it's still a fat @rse.
  • chris_basschris_bass Posts: 4,857
    capt_slog said:

    The reason there are two tides a day is because the moon pulls the water away from the earth on one side and pulls the earth away from the water on the other side!

    This didn't sound right, so I thought I'd look it up, and the real reason(?) is even more bizarre...

    in my defence I got my information from a tweet from Lawrence Krauss to Richard Dawkins - so blame them not me!! :)
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  • mtb-idlemtb-idle Posts: 2,072
    That Richard Dawkins and Stephen Hawking are different people...

    Unlike the fact i have known for years that Tony Hawk (Californian pro-skateboarder and all round rad dude) and Tony Hawks (geeky English comedian, round Ireland with a fridge) are different people.
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  • kingstoniankingstonian Posts: 1,765
    That my wife is unable to put the ironing board away safely (discovered when it fell over and whacked me on the ankle yesterday evening)............
  • pinnopinno Posts: 37,176
    edited 19 November
    rjsterry said:

    That a 70m diameter receiver can detect a signal from a 22.4W transmitter over a distance of 2bn miles. B)

    Aah but; who measured it?
    Voyager 1?

    Now that is fascinating.

    Here's a link:
    https://earthsky.org/space/what-is-the-most-distant-man-made-object-from-earth
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  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 1,972
    edited 20 November
    forehead said:

    Recently learned that I suffer with tryptohobia. had no idea it was called that.

    https://theguardian.com/science/2019/nov/19/whats-behind-a-phobia-of-holes

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  • capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,120



    in my defence I got my information from a tweet from Lawrence Krauss to Richard Dawkins - so blame them not me!! :)

    No blame intended, I thank you for the lead! I love stuff like that and was glad to know the reasoning. :)

    The older I get, the better I was.

    Call it "booty" if you like, to me it's still a fat @rse.
  • foreheadforehead Posts: 180
    elbowloh said:

    forehead said:

    Recently learned that I suffer with tryptohobia. had no idea it was called that.

    https://theguardian.com/science/2019/nov/19/whats-behind-a-phobia-of-holes

    Are there any pictures of small holes in that article? :)
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  • chris_basschris_bass Posts: 4,857
    capt_slog said:



    in my defence I got my information from a tweet from Lawrence Krauss to Richard Dawkins - so blame them not me!! :)

    No blame intended, I thank you for the lead! I love stuff like that and was glad to know the reasoning. :)

    me too - so thank you for the correction :smiley:
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  • chris_basschris_bass Posts: 4,857
    forehead said:

    elbowloh said:

    forehead said:

    Recently learned that I suffer with tryptohobia. had no idea it was called that.

    https://theguardian.com/science/2019/nov/19/whats-behind-a-phobia-of-holes

    Are there any pictures of small holes in that article? :)
    that is the problem - i want to research how to get over this but all information on it shows me the very thing i am trying to avoid - i can't explain the feeling - it is almost like i'm chocking and then going to be sick when i see it - but luckily it is relatively uncommon in daily life!
    www.conjunctivitis.com - a site for sore eyes
  • foreheadforehead Posts: 180

    forehead said:

    elbowloh said:

    forehead said:

    Recently learned that I suffer with tryptohobia. had no idea it was called that.

    https://theguardian.com/science/2019/nov/19/whats-behind-a-phobia-of-holes

    Are there any pictures of small holes in that article? :)
    that is the problem - i want to research how to get over this but all information on it shows me the very thing i am trying to avoid - i can't explain the feeling - it is almost like i'm chocking and then going to be sick when i see it - but luckily it is relatively uncommon in daily life!
    Have you always had it? I reckon I've only had it the last 10 years or so.

    I remember being intrigued by the Attenborough documentary about the Surinam Toad when I was a kid, but I can't watch it now!
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 43,780 Lives Here
    edited 20 November
    Some of the stats coming out of international men's day were quite eye opening.

    In the UK, 1 in 8 men say they have properly 'no friends' and 1 in 5 say they don't have a friend close enough to discuss personal issues.
  • slowbikeslowbike Posts: 8,346

    Some of the stats coming out of international men's day were quite eye opening.

    In the UK, 1 in 8 men say they have properly 'no friends' and 1 in 5 say they don't have a friend close enough to discuss personal issues.

    Depends on the definition of "friend" - I certainly have loads of acquaintances - like members of the clubs I belong to - the level of personal issue discussed with them depends on what it is.
  • TashmanTashman Posts: 2,692

    Some of the stats coming out of international men's day were quite eye opening.

    In the UK, 1 in 8 men say they have properly 'no friends' and 1 in 5 say they don't have a friend close enough to discuss personal issues.

    All sounds perfectly normal to me
  • Tashman said:

    Some of the stats coming out of international men's day were quite eye opening.

    In the UK, 1 in 8 men say they have properly 'no friends' and 1 in 5 say they don't have a friend close enough to discuss personal issues.

    All sounds perfectly normal to me
    +1 a proper friend would know not to talk about their personal issues
  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,730
    I don't even talk to myself about my personal issues, let alone anyone else...
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 1,972
    forehead said:

    elbowloh said:

    forehead said:

    Recently learned that I suffer with tryptohobia. had no idea it was called that.

    https://theguardian.com/science/2019/nov/19/whats-behind-a-phobia-of-holes

    Are there any pictures of small holes in that article? :)
    There aren't actually.

    It does try to explain why it seems to be so common though.
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  • fenixfenix Posts: 4,726
    That sign language is different in each country and even has regional variances. This seems a shame.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 36,238
    Tashman said:

    Some of the stats coming out of international men's day were quite eye opening.

    In the UK, 1 in 8 men say they have properly 'no friends' and 1 in 5 say they don't have a friend close enough to discuss personal issues.

    All sounds perfectly normal to me
    Do 'friends' on bike forums count?
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 37,176
    forehead said:

    forehead said:

    elbowloh said:

    forehead said:

    Recently learned that I suffer with tryptohobia. had no idea it was called that.

    https://theguardian.com/science/2019/nov/19/whats-behind-a-phobia-of-holes

    Are there any pictures of small holes in that article? :)
    that is the problem - i want to research how to get over this but all information on it shows me the very thing i am trying to avoid - i can't explain the feeling - it is almost like i'm chocking and then going to be sick when i see it - but luckily it is relatively uncommon in daily life!
    Have you always had it? I reckon I've only had it the last 10 years or so.

    I remember being intrigued by the Attenborough documentary about the Surinam Toad when I was a kid, but I can't watch it now!
    Eggs on the back of Toads.
    Even the thought provokes some deep, intangible and uncomfortable feeling.

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