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#1 seayork2002

Posted 15 March 2019 - 08:58 AM

yes I am 99% sure this has been done before but it is Friday and I am having wine tonight

There is a lot of cocaine in sewerage

(that information may come up in a pub quiz so the only reason I am glad I know that now really)

#2 Holidayromp

Posted 15 March 2019 - 03:04 PM

Well we are hardly going to go out and snort sewage!

#3 Dr Dolly

Posted 15 March 2019 - 04:58 PM

That all polar bears are left handed.

#4 Meepy

Posted 15 March 2019 - 05:05 PM

Polar bears and grizzly bears have cross bred and are called pizzly or grolar bears.

#5 Ozquoll

Posted 15 March 2019 - 05:07 PM

View Postseayork2002, on 15 March 2019 - 08:58 AM, said:

yes I am 99% sure this has been done before but it is Friday and I am having wine tonight

There is a lot of cocaine in sewerage

(that information may come up in a pub quiz so the only reason I am glad I know that now really)
Hmmmm, what question would you ask to get ‘cocaine in sewerage’ as the answer?!😂

I guess it’s a bit like the gold in seawater thing. There’s millions of kilos of gold in the world’s oceans, but you’d have to filter an awful lot of water to catch any of it....

#6 Ellie bean

Posted 15 March 2019 - 05:11 PM

Meerkats are a type of mongoose

#7 Jenflea

Posted 15 March 2019 - 06:50 PM

Cats walk on their tippy toes.

#8 mintpatty

Posted 15 March 2019 - 07:01 PM

There's an arrow next the petrol bowser symbol on all car dashboards that tell you which side your petrol cap is on.

#9 hoohoobump

Posted 15 March 2019 - 07:03 PM

View Postmintpatty, on 15 March 2019 - 07:01 PM, said:

There's an arrow next the petrol bowser symbol on all car dashboards that tell you which side your petrol cap is on.

This is something I learned from EB that has changed my life!

#10 Sweet.Pea

Posted 15 March 2019 - 07:09 PM

A crocodile can't stick out it's tounge but an alligator can.

Just in case you come across one and you're not sure which it is.

#11 Octopodes

Posted 15 March 2019 - 07:36 PM

Another animal one.

Hyenas are more closely related to cats than dogs.

#12 Dr Dolly

Posted 15 March 2019 - 07:38 PM

https://www.news.com...92bc5e5147d4c39

Did anyone see the new way to eat a pineapple?

#13 fancie shmancie

Posted 15 March 2019 - 07:48 PM

View PostSweet.Pea, on 15 March 2019 - 07:09 PM, said:

A crocodile can't stick out it's tounge but an alligator can.

Just in case you come across one and you're not sure which it is.

See, I don't need to identify which one is which, if I come across one I'm running as fast as I can.

#14 JustCurious100

Posted 15 March 2019 - 08:03 PM

View PostSweet.Pea, on 15 March 2019 - 07:09 PM, said:

A crocodile can't stick out it's tounge but an alligator can.

Just in case you come across one and you're not sure which it is.

The other way to tell between a crocodile and an alligator is, one will see you later and one will see you in awhile.


I'll show myself out 😂

#15 Mmmcheese

Posted 15 March 2019 - 08:03 PM

View PostDr Dolly, on 15 March 2019 - 07:38 PM, said:

https://www.news.com...92bc5e5147d4c39

Did anyone see the new way to eat a pineapple?

It didn't work for me, tried it and just made a huuuuge mess! So sad that Facebook lied to me!!

#16 -Carpe Diem-

Posted 15 March 2019 - 08:14 PM

I’m ashamed to admit that this was mind blowing for me :
A fortnight is called a fortnight because it’s fourteen nights .
I honestly had never stopped to think about it!

#17 Ozquoll

Posted 15 March 2019 - 08:17 PM

View PostSweet.Pea, on 15 March 2019 - 07:09 PM, said:

A crocodile can't stick out it's tounge but an alligator can.

Just in case you come across one and you're not sure which it is.
Next question - how d’ya make the buggers poke their tongues out? 😆

#18 Mmmcheese

Posted 15 March 2019 - 08:18 PM

View Post-Carpe Diem-, on 15 March 2019 - 08:14 PM, said:

I’m ashamed to admit that this was mind blowing for me :
A fortnight is called a fortnight because it’s fourteen nights .
I honestly had never stopped to think about it!

Ooooohhhh! That's news for me! Pretty sure my DD had asked me why it was called fortnight too, and couldn't tell her why!

#19 alfoil hat

Posted 15 March 2019 - 08:27 PM

View Postmintpatty, on 15 March 2019 - 07:01 PM, said:

There's an arrow next the petrol bowser symbol on all car dashboards that tell you which side your petrol cap is on.

#notallcardashboards

(I’m looking at you, Mazda 121 who also doesn’t have a petrol light)

#20 Judydoll

Posted 15 March 2019 - 08:30 PM


There's an arrow next the petrol bowser symbol on all car dashboards that tell you which side your petrol cap is on.

But only on modern cars. When we bought our new car 3 years ago the car salesman was shocked the car we were trading in didn't have this.  He thought it was standard on all cars regardless of their age    He was an older long term car salesman as well.

#21 FiveAus

Posted 15 March 2019 - 08:35 PM

View Post-Carpe Diem-, on 15 March 2019 - 08:14 PM, said:

I’m ashamed to admit that this was mind blowing for me :
A fortnight is called a fortnight because it’s fourteen nights .
I honestly had never stopped to think about it!

Did you know that they don't use the word "fortnight" in the USA? My husband is American and he'd never heard it until he came here. Another American friend said he loved talking to me because he got to use the word "fortnight".

#22 Ozquoll

Posted 15 March 2019 - 08:43 PM

View PostFiveAus, on 15 March 2019 - 08:35 PM, said:

Did you know that they don't use the word "fortnight" in the USA? My husband is American and he'd never heard it until he came here. Another American friend said he loved talking to me because he got to use the word "fortnight".
I wonder if Americans thought Fortnite (the game) was some new, totally made-up word? 🤔😄

#23 ~LemonMyrtle~

Posted 15 March 2019 - 08:49 PM

I didn’t know that female Tasmanian tigers had a pouch and could fit up to 4 babies in there. Such a shame they were hunted to extinction

#24 steppy

Posted 15 March 2019 - 08:52 PM

I recently learned Tasmanian Devils have 30 babies but only 4 nipples so right from the start their lives suck. I also heard she eats the failures but haven't been able to confirm that part.

#25 seayork2002

Posted 15 March 2019 - 09:40 PM

View PostDr Dolly, on 15 March 2019 - 07:38 PM, said:

https://www.news.com...92bc5e5147d4c39

Did anyone see the new way to eat a pineapple?

I read that too! Never knew




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