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Cougar377

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I was being more polite :)

They just didn't have enough combat capable :oops:
The unbelievable stupidity of Cameron to ditch the entire fleet of RAF and RN Harriers is one of the most incomprehensible defence decisions ever taken by a UK government.
Even now I still can't quite believe it. Especially when you consider the amount of money they'd just spent on the upgrade programme.
 

derek kelly

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Just before I left the RN in 1980 Maggie gave the forces a 14% pay rise then promptly slashed loads of jobs.
 

Duck n Dive

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The unbelievable stupidity of Cameron to ditch the entire fleet of RAF and RN Harriers is one of the most incomprehensible defence decisions ever taken by a UK government.
Even now I still can't quite believe it. Especially when you consider the amount of money they'd just spent on the upgrade programme.

Never mind - I'm sure the US Marines were grateful :nusenuse:
 

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In 1959 NASA budgeted US$50,000 to develop a pen that would work in space.

The Russians used a pencil.
 

Malone

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In 1959 NASA budgeted US$50,000 to develop a pen that would work in space.

The Russians used a pencil.
Untrue. An apocryphal tale.
they used a pressurised form of a ballpoint pen as graphite dust from a pencil is dangerous in space as it’s a fire hazard.
 

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Untrue. An apocryphal tale.
they used a pressurised form of a ballpoint pen as graphite dust from a pencil is dangerous in space as it’s a fire hazard.
I prefer my version :sisi1

when designing road bridges engineers equate a single crossing by one eighteen wheel lorry to approximately 9000 car crossings when undertaking stress calculations.
 

andyBeaker

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The longest railway tunnel in the world runs under the Swiss Alps. It is 35 miles long and takes seventeen minutes to travel through.
 

derek kelly

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Keith Moon died four years after Mama Cass, he was the same age as she was when she died, they both died in the same room which was owned by Harry Nilsson.
 

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When the mummy of Ramses II was sent to France in the mid-1970s, it was issued a passport.

Ramses' occupation?

"King (deceased)."
 

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As part of David Hasselhoff's divorce settlement, he kept possession of the nickname "Hoff" and the catchphrase "Don't Hassle the Hoff."
 

Duck n Dive

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The Vatican Bank is the world's only bank that allows ATM users to perform transactions in Latin.
 

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It is estimated that over 90% of Fender Stratocasters are owned by people that cannot play them.

Including my mate Martin. Coincidentally Martin produce some of the finest guitars available.
 

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Just found out this morning walking home from mass with my elderly neighbour that Sir Anthony Hopkins has spent the night in my house. Him and the owner before last were mates in school.
 
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