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@Robin what a cool collection.

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1 hour ago, Shay said:

Locals just call it Taumata Hill.

Make sense

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1 hour ago, Shay said:

@Robin what a cool collection.

Thank you very much.  That is only part of my collection, I have more than 100 vacuum cleaners.  They are mostly Hoover machines, dating from the 1920s to the 1980s. 

 

My interest started in early childhood, as a vacuum cleaner is something that is at the same height as a toddler crawling on the floor.

 

Robin.

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@miz miranda thank you for both.

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This must have been a pretty crappy job Henry VIII knighted all four of his “Grooms of Stool” — the people in charge of wiping his butt for him.

 

You can’t lick your elbow.

 

A group of porcupines is called a prickle.

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Catsup leaves the bottle at a rate of 25 miles per year.

 

Tomato ketchup was actually once used as a medicine. While it’s not prescribed for any kind of ailment these days, it was relied on in the 19th Century for all kinds of bodily issues.

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@miz miranda so is ketchup the offical spelling?

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@Shay Both are considered as correct spellings

 

Per the Merriam-Webster Dictionary

 

catsup

less common spelling of ketchup

 

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@miz miranda so CatchUp doesn't work LOL

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Banging your head against a wall for one hour burns 150 calories.

Banging your head against a wall for one hour burns 150 calories.

If you’re not too keen on losing brain cells, you might want to give this calorie-burning idea a miss.

A much safer option would be to take your dog for a walk for 45 minutes, which would also burn 150 calories.

You can also check out these other weird facts on ways to burn calories.

 

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2 hours ago, Shay said:

Banging your head against a wall for one hour burns 150 calories.

 

Advil in medicine cabinet. Check. Alright then, I'm ready to give it a try.

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The average person will spend six months of their life waiting for red lights to turn green.

 

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But…  it feels so good when you stop!

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2 hours ago, miz miranda said:

 

The average person will spend six months of their life waiting for red lights to turn green.

 

 

Yeah, that light is RIGHT by my house. It turns red and you're waiting until winter.

 

Hugs!

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2 hours ago, Jackie C. said:

It turns red and you're waiting until winter.

There are some that I'll go the long way around to avoid.

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The pitaya (dragon fruit) flower only blooms at night for only one night and relies on nocturnal pollinators such as bats and moths. We had one bloom a couple nights ago. Quite the spectacle! 

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@Vidanjali I've heard of them but never saw one. That is amazing thank you for sharing.

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For all us leftie's :

The origin of the word “sinister” reflects a historical bias against left-handed people. It comes from the Latin word for “left,” which was also seen to be unlucky or evil. 

 

Did you know they make left handed pens - the ink dries fast so you don't smudge it as you move your left from left to right on the paper.

 

Right-handed people tend to be more logical and analytical (attention to details) in their tasks.

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hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is the fear of long words

 

and another one

 

There's a highway in Lancaster, California, that plays the "William Tell Overture"—or the theme from "The Lone Ranger"—whenever cars drive over it at 55 mph. Yes, roads that sing!

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@miz miranda thank you - phobia's is an interesting study - how do they come up with what to call each type, I wonder?

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1 hour ago, miz miranda said:

hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is the fear of long words

 

Is that something like some epic immersion therapy? If you can bring yourself to speak the name of your phobia you will have conquered it? ?

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2 hours ago, Vidanjali said:

Is that something like some epic immersion therapy? If you can bring yourself to speak the name of your phobia you will have conquered it?

Could be on to something…

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4 hours ago, Vidanjali said:

 

Is that something like some epic immersion therapy? If you can bring yourself to speak the name of your phobia you will have conquered it? ?

 

I think it's just proof that some psychologists are raging dick-heads.

 

Hugs!

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"gotta love the irony of a generation who grew up making prank phone calls, only now to be terrorized daily about car warranties, etc.!" :)

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