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Post  gus on Mon 10 Jan 2011, 1:50 pm

What does everone think about a TRIVIA thread

Stuff that maybe of no use to most people but really handy to the others. Maybe a good DVD ,something they have made,seen ,heard of ,
cooked ,been too .Minor things that do not really warrant a post of there own.(like most of my stuff ,there beat you to it )
Like taking a tractor tyre up north to float your Bandit across a river to a football selection ,the taste of beer ,who's state is
better at Rugby League. Laughing (may be not that) .Something that may make someone else say ,"why didnt i think of that".

Good idea or just post it on "off topic discussions " or not post it at all? (feeling vulnerable now )


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Post  Four40 on Mon 10 Jan 2011, 2:09 pm

A trivia threat, what does that entail? Laughing
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Post  Re-Cycled on Mon 10 Jan 2011, 2:35 pm

Four40 wrote:A trivia threat, what does that entail? Laughing

I think the name says it all. pale

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Post  gus on Mon 10 Jan 2011, 2:49 pm

A simple Yes or No from you lot. Razz My mother told me when i was very young , "you've got to learn to laugh at yourself "
For those how missed it i headed it up "Trivia Threat " Wink
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Post  Four40 on Mon 10 Jan 2011, 3:40 pm

At least you didn't put that animals head in my bed Laughing

Can't think of any interesting trivia at the moment. Unless you count the will to live being reduced by the amount of time spent at work. I did find a pretty cool topic on another site which I should repost here, it's all to do with perception. Unfortunately, work does not allow youtube use.
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Post  gus on Mon 10 Jan 2011, 4:17 pm

There you go , i'm am already interested.

What about that feeling you get like ,that car is going to put out and it does . That little voice in your head that says ,watch out
there is something coming that you carnt see yet .Intowishin is it ? How on earth does that work ? When it does happen its kind
of freakish .Know this feeling ?
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Post  Four40 on Mon 10 Jan 2011, 5:17 pm

gus wrote: What about that feeling you get like ,that car is going to put out and it does . That little voice in your head that says ,watch out there is something coming that you carnt see yet .Intowishin is it ? How on earth does that work ? When it does happen its kind of freakish .Know this feeling ?
Yep. I call it experience and roadcraft.
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Post  dhula on Mon 10 Jan 2011, 6:49 pm

the length of your foot is not always a foot.

The length of your foot is = to the distance from your wrist to the your elbow when it is bent to 90 degrees

You cannot touch the point of your elbow with your tongue

Your ears never stop growing

A true gollywog is black

if you try to reach as far as you can towards your wrist with your middle finger, the distance achieved is the same as the length of your ................

There is no such thing as a funny bone, it's just humourus

The rough piece of skin on your elbow is called your weenus

1 + 1 = a window

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Post  gus on Mon 10 Jan 2011, 7:06 pm

How many people doing strange things with there wrist,right now. Very Happy Dhula you're a wealth of information.
Thats exactly some of the things that would fit into a Trivia Thread (with a D )
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Post  Re-Cycled on Mon 10 Jan 2011, 7:17 pm

gus wrote:How many people doing strange things with there wrist,right now. Very Happy Dhula you're a wealth of information.
Thats exactly some of the things that would fit into a Trivia Thread (with a D )

What a pity we don't have one. Crying or Very sad

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Post  gus on Mon 10 Jan 2011, 7:29 pm

We WILL if you start it. Very Happy
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Post  Four40 on Mon 10 Jan 2011, 8:34 pm

Found the video I was talking about.

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Post  gus on Tue 11 Jan 2011, 6:38 pm

That is very interesting, got to love Karl K.
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Post  Four40 on Tue 11 Jan 2011, 8:57 pm

The M1 tank gas turbine engine was last produced in 1992. The US has not built a new M1 tank since 1993. Yeah, nightshifts suck but at least I get to watch a lot of doco's and movies and get paid for it Very Happy
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Post  dhula on Tue 11 Jan 2011, 11:00 pm

4-40 wrote:The M1 tank gas turbine engine was last produced in 1992. The US has not built a new M1 tank since 1993
Yet we brought them only a couple of years ago as a "new" toy


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Post  Four40 on Wed 12 Jan 2011, 10:40 am

dhula wrote:Yet we brought them only a couple of years ago as a "new" toy
I got the info from a doco that found it's way on to my PC Wink It's amazing how they can reclaim the old tanks and recondition them as new. The doco was part of the Ultimate Factories series, National Geographic I think.
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Post  b12mick on Wed 12 Jan 2011, 2:23 pm

Not so much trivial information as a question to ponder.

Why are goods carried by ship called cargo, yet if those same goods are transported by truck it's called a shipment?

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Post  gus on Thu 13 Jan 2011, 12:43 pm

Sun has finally come out in QLD .Decided a ride up the range was in order.Push bike out from under house ,drive way covered in a film
of slime,moss,mud and i dont know what.NO traction ,stuck unable to move.Finally manage to shimmy way back under house.
Gave it a miss ,bad idea . Mad

Every house that has gone under needs to be certified by an electrician before the power gets turned back on.
Any electrician's feel like a change of scenery down there.

Rumor has it Bull Sharks swimming around shopping centers. Question

If you liked movie Full Monty check out DVD - Cemetery Junction Razz

This came from a Tank driving friend; In about 1981 Russia was armed to the hilt and public enemy number one. In war games they worked
out ( America- Aust, alliance )if we sent in 100 tanks they would send in 1000.When the shit hit the fan , life expectancy for Aust, crew
was 2 minutes.




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Post  gus on Fri 14 Jan 2011, 12:52 pm

Nothing like Brisbane up here ,but things like this are common. This one eating my boot was 300mm deep .
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Post  dhula on Fri 14 Jan 2011, 2:51 pm

gus wrote:This came from a Tank driving friend; In about 1981 Russia was armed to the hilt and public enemy number one. In war games they worked out ( America- Aust, alliance ) if we sent in 100 tanks they would send in 1000.When the shit hit the fan , life expectancy for Aust, crew was 2 minutes.

last I heard it was 3 mins so they got an extra minute in 30 years

I don't think Oz has ever had 100 tanks. The previous thing we had was well known to be a koala (never to be exported) and the new thing is no better

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Post  gus on Fri 14 Jan 2011, 4:16 pm

Actually the first time he told me i'm sure he said 3 mins.Rang him last night to check story and it had gone down to 2. Razz
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Post  Ewok1958 on Fri 14 Jan 2011, 7:34 pm

dhula wrote:
gus wrote:This came from a Tank driving friend; In about 1981 Russia was armed to the hilt and public enemy number one. In war games they worked out ( America- Aust, alliance ) if we sent in 100 tanks they would send in 1000.When the shit hit the fan , life expectancy for Aust, crew was 2 minutes.

last I heard it was 3 mins so they got an extra minute in 30 years

I don't think Oz has ever had 100 tanks. The previous thing we had was well known to be a koala (never to be exported) and the new thing is no better
Wouldn't have mattered guys. We bought Leopards remember. They were designed for Euro winters and fitted with heaters, not aircon. So where did we put them - Darwin (without, for many years, installing aircon)! Our tank crews would have been lucky to survive 20 minutes in a closed tank. And then there was the northern Oz wet season - a Leopard is useless in those conditions and I heard stories of our tanks getting bogged to the point where missions were abandoned!
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Post  dhula on Fri 14 Jan 2011, 10:21 pm

Wouldn't have mattered guys. We bought Leopards remember.
IMO wouldn't have mattered what we got back then (leo arrived in about 76-77 from memory)
They were designed for Euro winters and fitted with heaters, not aircon. So where did we put them - Darwin (without, for many years, installing aircon)!
They were in a cold place (some of the year) to start with and that heater does rock. They did trial aircon for a while, but it broke more than it fixed including one roll over that I know of.
Our tank crews would have been lucky to survive 20 minutes in a closed tank.
NBCD fan plus the little personal fans that were fitted later on where "OK"ish,
And then there was the northern Oz wet season - a Leopard is useless in those conditions and I heard stories of our tanks getting bogged to the point where missions were abandoned!
What isn't. Tanks at 45-55 tonnes (depending on what variant) + wet season do not mix
They also got just as bogged in many places elsewhere. What we have now is even heavier

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Post  Ewok1958 on Fri 14 Jan 2011, 10:56 pm

Fly your flag eh! Very Happy
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Post  gus on Fri 14 Jan 2011, 11:19 pm

Are you ex-army Dhula ,you seem to know a bit about this stuff ?

I'm very keen on submarines ,especially the movie "the boat " (dues boat was it ) ping-ping-ping-ping-ping. How about that ending! Dive-Dive -Dive
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