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#21 by tasman1 » Fri Nov 11, 2016 23:15

Sorry but have no time now to reply here . As You all know I normaly post just once or twice a year here
Will try to post more next year
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#22 by pindokhan123 » Sat Nov 12, 2016 00:41

you lazy git tasman and a little blagger :lol:

see ur posts all over da forum,on my back door and down my alley way :D
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#23 by tasman1 » Sat Nov 12, 2016 00:49

pindokhan123 wrote: you lazy git tasman and a little blagger :lol:

see ur posts all over da forum,on my back door and down my alley way :D


My post here... eh what I know last time I posted here was few years ago and this red wine is sooooo good
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#24 by pindokhan123 » Sat Nov 12, 2016 01:04

tasman,thats enuf no more red wine for you ,otherwise you will be chased around the house by your wife with a broom in her hand :D

btw red wine drunk in reasonable amounts is supposed to be good for you............i dnt drink myself but for medicinal purposes i sure wud'nt mind a few gulps ;)
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#25 by True-Democracy » Sat Nov 12, 2016 08:30

A great and unusual story that you just have to read:

During World War 2 while on operations fighting German forces in the Arctic Circle in 1941, the British crew of the T-class submarine "HMS Trident" were given an unusual gift by a Soviet naval admiral, a reindeer.

Originally the HMS Trident consisted of a crew of 56 and now plus one reindeer. :P

The 56 crewmen spent six weeks sharing their already confined living accommodation with the fully-grown reindeer nicknamed "Pollyanna"

At that Time the Russians were so grateful to the British especially at the time when no-one else was helping them - and this was all they had to give.

The story goes something like this, the British captain had mentioned his wife having trouble pushing her pram through the snow in England. And the Russian admiral said "what you need is a reindeer!".
And because the reindeer was a gift, they didn't want to be rude by refusing it.

Living with a reindeer underwater in wartime conditions posed big challenges for the crew. A barrel of moss given by the Russians soon run out and Pollyanna lived on scraps from the galley. She also developed a taste for wartime favourite, Carnation condensed milk.

Pollyanna was originally lowered into the submarine through a torpedo tube of the sub and it was hoped she could sleep in the torpedo and food store.
However she apparently had more refined tastes and insisted on sleeping under the captain's bed. :mrgreen:

Apparently when the submarine surfaced for air, Pollyanna would barge her way through the narrow corridors to the main hatch to get some fresh air before returning to the officers quarters.

Despite Pollyanna eating a navigation chart, the crew made it back to the England where HMS Trident landed at Blyth in Northumberland.

However as the reindeer had over-indulged on condensed milk she had actually put on weight and could not be fitted out through the torpedo tube.

A dockside winch, with some assistance from a crewman with a broom finally managed to get Pollyanna squeezed out of the submarine and onto dry land.

She was given to Regents Park Zoo(now London Zoo) where she lived out the rest of the war - although whenever she heard a loudspeaker or siren she was said to have ducked down as if she was still on the submarine.

Ironically Pollyanna died a week after her old ship HMS Trident was decommissioned and scrapped in 1947.

Gosport's Royal Navy Submarine Museum has the "HMS Alliance", a similar looking World War 2 submarine to HMS Trident on permanent display.

And as part of a festive weekend at the start of December 2009, the museum offered children the chance to visit Santa inside the submarine, and although no reindeer was squeezed down the torpedo tube, a barrel of moss was left in the torpedo store in recognition of one of the Royal Navy's most unusual passengers during World War 2.


Imagine that, a reindeer on a submarine, just when you thought you heard it all :D
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#26 by pindokhan123 » Sat Nov 12, 2016 08:41

some short quickies




Adult fireflies don’t eat.

Emus can’t walk backwards.

Squirrels can’t burp.

Crabs have teeth in their stomach.

Sharks lose a tooth a week.

Only half a dolphin brain falls asleep at a time.

Jellyfish have no heart.

The two animals that can see behind itself without turning its head are the rabbit and the parrot.
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#27 by pindokhan123 » Sat Nov 12, 2016 08:46

catty what a lovely story,i bet those officers on board were glad of a bit of company and something furry to stroke.


mind you,i am a little concerned as to where its droppings and pee went? unless everyone aboard loved to slide from one pole to the next :D
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#28 by True-Democracy » Sat Nov 12, 2016 08:58

pindokhan123 wrote: catty what a lovely story,i bet those officers on board were glad of a bit of company and something furry to stroke.


mind you,i am a little concerned as to where its droppings and pee went? unless everyone aboard loved to slide from one pole to the next :D

the droppings and pee probably where shot out the torpedo tube while underwater :lol:
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#29 by pindokhan123 » Sat Nov 12, 2016 09:01

haha thats funny :lol: :lol:
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#30 by pindokhan123 » Sun Nov 13, 2016 00:43

Blue whale fart bubbles are large enough to enclose a horse. :D


Drinking a glass of water 30 minutes before a meal helps with your digestive system. :thumbup:


Flamingos can only eat with their heads upside down. :shock:


An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain. :mrgreen:
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#31 by pindokhan123 » Sun Nov 13, 2016 00:46

catty,i gotta give it to ya,,you are an inspiration,,really i mean that.

You should set up something from home for repairing stuff coz you seem to have alot of knowledge in electronics and things.

Put an ad up in your local paper or your local gumtree,im sure ppl will ring you up,i know i definetly would ;)

dont let your talent and creativity go to waste buddy,utilize it :thumbup:
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#32 by True-Democracy » Sun Nov 13, 2016 07:55

Thanks :)
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#33 by valerie » Sun Nov 13, 2016 09:09

I don't know about an ad in the local paper by catty but......

oh boo hoo sob sob sob! Pollyanna ...... ohhhhh boooo hoooo cry cry cry sniffle !

I think I have heard a little about Pollyanna before but not the full story.
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#34 by pindokhan123 » Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:13

yes valerie,its kinda soul wrenching story,,,nice story but a sad ending :(
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#35 by valerie » Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:52

BBC - Reindeer's wartime submarine trip

There's pictures of the reindeer. I was surprised how small it was but I guess it grew up after it got
on the ship and ate all that carnation milk.
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#36 by pindokhan123 » Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:00

yeah blimey, tis small innit.............looks like a baby deer but cute tho.

thx for that pic val, icing on the cake! :thumbup:
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#37 by PkNayar » Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:14

It costs the U.S. Mint almost twice as much to mint each penny and nickel as the coins are actually worth. Taxpayers lost over $100 million in 2013 just through the coins being made.


The Dutch village of Giethoorn has no roads; its buildings are connected entirely by canals and footbridges.



The longest musical performance in history is currently taking place in the church of St. Burchardi in Halberstadt, Germany. The performance of John Cage’s “Organ²/ASLSP (As Slow As Possible)” started on Sept. 5, 2001, and is set to finish in 2640. The last time the note changed was October 2013; the next change isn’t due until 2020.


There are around 60,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body. If you took them all out and laid them end to end, they’d stretch around the world more than twice.
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#38 by pindokhan123 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 02:07

Viagra, when dissolved in water, can make cut-flowers stay erect for up to a week longer than they usually would. Try it!

In China, 2013, scientists were able to grow a human tooth from scratch using stem cells taken from urine.

Approximately 1,000,000 dogs in the U.S. are named as the heirs of their owners’ wills.

There is an Australian man, James Harrison, who has a singularly unique blood plasma composition that has been used to cure Rhesus disease, a hemolytic disease that affects newborn babies. He has donated his blood plasma over 1000 times.

The tea-bag was an accidental invention. This occurred in 1908 when tea merchant Thomas Sullivan distributed his tea samples in small, silken bags. His customers, not understanding that these were samples, dunked them and suddenly Sullivan was swamped with orders for his ‘tea bags’!


dont mess with a skunk coz hes a bad ass :D
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#39 by Marcel-R6 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 04:49

Quote:Not all Dutch people are from Holland or from Europe: Holland is an area in the Netherlands that today is made up of the provinces of North Holland (Noord-Holland) and South Holland (Zuid-Holland). Historically Holland was the area that contributed the most to the Dutch kingdom's economy and wealth, thus becoming a common name to indicate the entire country, although incorrectly. In addition, due to a history of colonialism, three Caribbean islands are still part of the Netherlands: Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba. Their citizens are Dutch and can vote in EU elections.



Always annoyed the heck out of me...so your from Holland nope the Netherlands :P
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#40 by tasman1 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 05:00

Few stupid law from USA


In Texas, it's against the law for anyone to have a pair of pliers in his or her possession.

In Philadelphia, you can't put pretzels in bags based on an Act of 1760.

Alaska law says that you can't look at a moose from an airplane.

In Corpus Christie, Texas, it is illegal to raise alligators in your home.

In Miami, it is forbidden to imitate an animal.

It is against the law to mispronounce the name of the State of Arkansas in that State.



In Illinois, the law is that a car must be driven with the steering wheel.

California law prohibits a woman from driving a car while dressed in a housecoat.

In Memphis, Tennessee, a woman is not to drive a car unless a man warns approaching motorists or pedestrians by walking in front of the car that is being driven.

In Tennessee, it is against the law to drive a car while sleeping.

In New York, it is against the law for a blind person to drive an automobile.

In West Virginia, only babies can ride in a baby carriage.

In Georgia, it is against the law to slap a man on the back or front.

A barber is not to advertise prices in the State of Georgia.

In Louisiana, a bill was introduced years ago in the State House of Representatives that fixed a ceiling on haircuts for bald men of 25 cents.

In Oklahoma, no baseball team can hit the ball over the fence or out of a ballpark.
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