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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #3210 on: December 05, 2017, 12:51:28 PM »



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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #3211 on: December 05, 2017, 02:20:26 PM »
TIL - MacArthur Park was recorded by the actor Richard Harris in 1967. When it was released in 1968 it reached #2 in the US and #4 in the UK singles charts.
A few years ago I drove past MacArthur Park on my way to a bar and my date started singing that song. Once I was at the bar I sat down at a table with friends, and it turned out two of Richard's sons, who are also musicians were with us.

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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #3212 on: December 05, 2017, 06:38:11 PM »
London27's posting history already looks better than mine. This is the first forum that introduced me to forum ettiquette, or rather, the first where I became more cognizant of it.

I'm still pretty socially-forum awkward.le

I thought I was socially awkward until I started socializing IRL about 6 months ago. Turns out it was just this forum all along. }|;o)

What, you find a forum full of nerds constantly talking past each other unfulfilling?

Well I was going to say no, but when you put it like that it sounds almost like what to my mind passes for a vaguely erotic dream.
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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #3213 on: December 05, 2017, 07:33:57 PM »
London27's posting history already looks better than mine. This is the first forum that introduced me to forum ettiquette, or rather, the first where I became more cognizant of it.

I'm still pretty socially-forum awkward.le

I thought I was socially awkward until I started socializing IRL about 6 months ago. Turns out it was just this forum all along. }|;o)

What, you find a forum full of nerds constantly talking past each other unfulfilling?

Well I was going to say no, but when you put it like that it sounds almost like what to my mind passes for a vaguely erotic dream.

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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #3214 on: December 06, 2017, 06:19:04 PM »

Rupert Murdoch's vineyard estate threatened by Bel-Air fire – LA Times

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On Moraga Drive on Wednesday, gray smoke surrounded Murdoch's property, but neither the buildings nor the vineyards had burned.

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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #3215 on: December 07, 2017, 05:44:42 PM »

Rupert Murdoch's vineyard estate threatened by Bel-Air fire – LA Times

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On Moraga Drive on Wednesday, gray smoke surrounded Murdoch's property, but neither the buildings nor the vineyards had burned.

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Report: Rupert Murdoch's LA home 'burning down' in wildfire

BY JOE CONCHA | 12/06/17 01:39 PM EST

The home of 21st Century Fox and Fox News Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch, located on a vineyard outside of Los Angeles, is "burning down" in Southern California’s wildfires, according to an NBC News report on Wednesday.



Bloomberg News reported earlier Wednesday that the area around Murdoch's Moraga vineyard in Bel Air was ordered evacuated as firefighters battled wind-whipped fires that continue to spread.

Murdoch's property is "a wine growing estate in the Santa Monica Mountains at an elevation of 600 to 900 feet, five miles from the Pacific Ocean," according to Moraga’s website.

The 86-year-old Australian-born media mogul lives in a 7,500-square-foot house on the estate with wife Jerry Hall.

The Hill has reached out to 21st Century Fox for comment.

Murdoch acquired the 13-acre property in 2013 for $28.8 million, according to Forbes.


Whole story: http://thehill.com/homenews/media/363573-report-rupert-murdochs-la-home-burning-down-in-wildfire

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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #3216 on: December 08, 2017, 11:07:54 AM »

Rupert Murdoch's vineyard estate threatened by Bel-Air fire – LA Times

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On Moraga Drive on Wednesday, gray smoke surrounded Murdoch's property, but neither the buildings nor the vineyards had burned.

This is as good a place as any for this post

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Report: Rupert Murdoch's LA home 'burning down' in wildfire

BY JOE CONCHA | 12/06/17 01:39 PM EST

The home of 21st Century Fox and Fox News Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch, located on a vineyard outside of Los Angeles, is "burning down" in Southern California’s wildfires, according to an NBC News report on Wednesday.



Bloomberg News reported earlier Wednesday that the area around Murdoch's Moraga vineyard in Bel Air was ordered evacuated as firefighters battled wind-whipped fires that continue to spread.

Murdoch's property is "a wine growing estate in the Santa Monica Mountains at an elevation of 600 to 900 feet, five miles from the Pacific Ocean," according to Moraga’s website.

The 86-year-old Australian-born media mogul lives in a 7,500-square-foot house on the estate with wife Jerry Hall.

The Hill has reached out to 21st Century Fox for comment.

Murdoch acquired the 13-acre property in 2013 for $28.8 million, according to Forbes.


Whole story: http://thehill.com/homenews/media/363573-report-rupert-murdochs-la-home-burning-down-in-wildfire

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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #3217 on: January 02, 2018, 09:19:00 PM »
My calendar informs me that in Romania, some people whisper to their pets and livestock on new years day in the hope of hearing them say something understandable in return, as hearing words in the sounds their animals produce is supposed to bring good luck.
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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #3218 on: January 29, 2018, 10:37:18 AM »
It's well known that Ian Fleming named his signature character James Bond after the author of Birds of the West Indies. What was Fleming doing with a copy of that book in his study? Turns out, when he wasn't gambling, driving fast cars, or carrying on affairs with married women, Fleming was an avid birder.

 Fleming later gave the real Bond a first edition copy of You Only Live Twice (later sold at auction for $84,000) signed, "To the real James Bond, from the thief of his identity".
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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #3219 on: February 27, 2018, 01:03:06 PM »
Sir Paul McCartney is often cited as the wealthiest entertainer who has ever lived. While he earned only seven million dollars as a Beatle, his solo career has netted close to a billion.
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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #3220 on: March 07, 2018, 06:29:10 AM »
In the 18th century, it was thought that an enema containing tobacco smoke could save a person from drowning.
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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #3221 on: March 07, 2018, 07:28:10 PM »
Twenty-five  directors were sent first edition signed copies of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" and asked if they'd like to direct the movie. Twenty-four of them said no and threw the book away. The book now sells for $40,000 to $55,000.
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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #3222 on: March 08, 2018, 08:51:12 AM »
In the 18th century, it was thought that an enema containing tobacco smoke could save a person from drowning.

"He's drowning! Somebody blow some smoke up his ass!"  :roflolmao:
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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #3223 on: March 08, 2018, 09:46:02 AM »
In the 18th century, it was thought that an enema containing tobacco smoke could save a person from drowning.

"He's drowning! Somebody blow some smoke up his ass!"  :roflolmao:

Yup. Apparently there were rescue kits containing these hanging in various places near the water.
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Re: Useless fact of the day
« Reply #3224 on: March 09, 2018, 11:45:51 AM »
In the 18th century, it was thought that an enema containing tobacco smoke could save a person from drowning.

"He's drowning! Somebody blow some smoke up his ass!"  :roflolmao:

Yup. Apparently there were rescue kits containing these hanging in various places near the water.

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