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  • pinnopinno Posts: 41,942

    shortfall said:

    What a Dubai Porta Potty is.

    Had to Google that.

    Used to know a bloke who was stationed in Germany whilst in the army. He and his mates used to supplement their income by sh!tting on a glass coffee table while a local German bloke watched from underneath.
    Takes all sorts I suppose.
    There was a French bloke who filmed a large number of women doing the same.

    But that DPP is truly bizarre. I don't know if the women are so hell bent on making a dollar in whatever fashion that they are reprehensible or entrepreneurial. But there is no doubt that those arabs who pay for these things are vile, misogynists.
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  • ProssPross Posts: 28,204
    Not to eat spicy snacks just before having to wear a face mask for a few hours.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 41,942
    shatema79 said:

    I recently learned a new piece of music on the piano.

    What was it?
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  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 8,544
    pinno said:

    shatema79 said:

    I recently learned a new piece of music on the piano.

    What was it?
    It's a thing you sit at and press the white keys and the black keys and you get these sounds appear.
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 6,116
    orraloon said:

    pinno said:

    shatema79 said:

    I recently learned a new piece of music on the piano.

    What was it?
    It's a thing you sit at and press the white keys and the black keys and you get these sounds appear.
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  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 15,598
    Like this.


  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 6,116

    Like this.


    That's a cello.
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  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 15,598
    If he stuck it under his chin would it be a violin?
  • ProssPross Posts: 28,204
    orraloon said:

    pinno said:

    shatema79 said:

    I recently learned a new piece of music on the piano.

    What was it?
    It's a thing you sit at and press the white keys and the black keys and you get these sounds appear.
    Very Airplane! but you should have finished with 'but that's not important right now'.
  • briantrumpetbriantrumpet Posts: 7,024
    Pross said:

    orraloon said:

    pinno said:

    shatema79 said:

    I recently learned a new piece of music on the piano.

    What was it?
    It's a thing you sit at and press the white keys and the black keys and you get these sounds appear.
    Very Airplane! but you should have finished with 'but that's not important right now'.

    Ah, thanks - I was racking my brain trying to remember where that was from.
  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 20,125

    If he stuck it under his chin would it be a violin?

    No, but it would be bloody.
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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,778
    orraloon said:

    pinno said:

    shatema79 said:

    I recently learned a new piece of music on the piano.

    What was it?
    It's a thing you sit at and press the white keys and the black keys and you get these sounds appear.

    Do you know that's not a very helpful answer?


    (hint: I've set you up for another dad joke)
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 41,942
    orraloon said:

    pinno said:

    shatema79 said:

    I recently learned a new piece of music on the piano.

    What was it?
    It's a thing you sit at and press the white keys and the black keys and you get these sounds appear.
    Boom boom.
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 41,942
    Ben6899 said:

    orraloon said:

    pinno said:

    shatema79 said:

    I recently learned a new piece of music on the piano.

    What was it?
    It's a thing you sit at and press the white keys and the black keys and you get these sounds appear.

    Do you know that's not a very helpful answer?


    (hint: I've set you up for another dad joke)
    You are implying an age gap though.
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  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 15,598
    At least one forumite reads posts from here to his missus.
    Jeez, I thought my home life was dull. :)
  • morstarmorstar Posts: 4,449

    At least one forumite reads posts from here to his missus.
    Jeez, I thought my home life was dull. :)

    My wife agrees.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,778
    Astana is now known as Nur-Sultan.

    Since March 2019.

    That completely passed me by!
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  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 16,668
    Ben6899 said:

    Astana is now known as Nur-Sultan.

    Since March 2019.

    That completely passed me by!

    Yes, Nursultan Nazarbayev resigned as president and they named the capital after him.

    He was the first president, and the constitution says that president for 5 year term, maximum of two terms but that the "restriction shall not extend on the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.". So he did 29 years.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 41,942
    Useful clause.
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  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 13,145
    I just realised that someone who sews is spelt the same as a pipe carrying sewage. Not a big discovery.
  • focuszing723focuszing723 Posts: 2,342
    I've just learnt that sewing seams is stressful.
  • briantrumpetbriantrumpet Posts: 7,024
    That my godmother (89), whose sister worked at Bletchley Park during the war, once had a meal with Alan Turing, and found him very charming. She was only reminded it of it recently when she saw his picture on a £50 note.
  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 20,125
    AC Milan was started by two Englishmen and originally also had a cricket team.
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  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 15,598

    That my godmother (89), whose sister worked at Bletchley Park during the war, once had a meal with Alan Turing, and found him very charming. She was only reminded it of it recently when she saw his picture on a £50 note.

    What's a £50 note? :(
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 13,145
    rjsterry said:

    AC Milan was started by two Englishmen and originally also had a cricket team.

    I think I read that the first international match in any sport was Canada vs US at cricket.
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 6,116
    edited 9 July

    rjsterry said:

    AC Milan was started by two Englishmen and originally also had a cricket team.

    I think I read that the first international match in any sport was Canada vs US at cricket.
    Yep, true

    Cricket used to be the no.1 sport in the US
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  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 16,475
    Both ITV and BBC covered the 66 World Cup final so there's a second TV commentary in which 'Hurst may make it three, he has!'

    Never heard that before

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  • pinnopinno Posts: 41,942
    rjsterry said:

    AC Milan was started by two Englishmen and originally also had a cricket team.

    Yes, hence the St George's flag in the emblem.

    https://talksport.com/football/fa-cup/117408/juve-and-notts-county-liverpool-and-barca-arsenal-and-sparta-prague-foreign-clubs-influenced-englan/
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 15,782
    edited 11 July
    Braking distances are halved on single lane blind corners as you have to account for the oncoming traffic. Managed to avoid the head on collision but was still braking as I punched the wing mirror and came off. Lesson learned the hard way.
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 41,942
    pblakeney said:

    Braking distances are halved on single lane blind corners as you have to account for the oncoming traffic. Managed to avoid the head on collision but was still braking as I punched the wing mirror and came off. Lesson learned the hard way.

    Still in one piece? You that is.
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