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Interesting trivia thread

Malone

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Bitchin’ Rides on Discovery channel have just built 2 versions to date of their own version of the ‘53. Theirs were made of carbon fibre along with all modern running gear. Made longer to enable people sized occupants to get in, also with a lowered floor pan to allow them to look through the screen and not over it.
 

andyBeaker

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Bitchin’ Rides on Discovery channel have just built 2 versions to date of their own version of the ‘53. Theirs were made of carbon fibre along with all modern running gear. Made longer to enable people sized occupants to get in, also with a lowered floor pan to allow them to look through the screen and not over it.
Yup, watched it today! Reputed cost US$1.3m each :eek: Liked the blue one, not so keen on the white.
 

Minkey

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Yup, watched it today! Reputed cost US$1.3m each :eek: Liked the blue one, not so keen on the white.
I agree I preferred the blue one but the white one in years to come will be worth more as it's No 1
 

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On the rare occasions at present when there isn’t 100% cloud cover Saturn is currently at pretty much it’s most visible in the night sky. It varies in distance from earth with the closest being c746m miles and the furthest almost 1BN miles. Light takes between approximately one hour and 7 minutes and one hour and 32 minutes to reach earth. In other words what you see happened over an hour ago.

Decent binoculars will sometimes show Saturn’s rings and will reduce ‘how long ago what you are looking at happened’ by around thirteen seconds. Try and get your head round that!
 

Minkey

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First stock car race in England was Good Friday 1954 at the Newcross stadium East London
 

andyBeaker

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Skateboarding was illegal in Norway between 1978 and 1989 as it was deemed too dangerous both for participants and pedestrians.
 

Malone

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Skateboarding was illegal in Norway between 1978 and 1989 as it was deemed too dangerous both for participants and pedestrians.
My lad, then 14, nearly destroyed one of his knees 2 days before he was due to go away on a continental trip with school. Knowing he’d get pulled from the trip if he’d said anything he tried to hide the damage. Silly bloody sod! Luckily for him we managed to find out and got him sorted out in hospital. He then was allowed to go away and was looked after by some of the girls on the trip. ;) I think they like ‘war wounds’ or something:cool:
 

Duck n Dive

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Why do Americans call a McDonalds burger a "hamburger", not exactly much in the way of ham in it - or possibly beef :)

Ohhh, those pesky German sailors.
 

Duck n Dive

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Why do Americans call a McDonalds burger a "hamburger", not exactly much in the way of ham in it - or possibly beef :)

Ohhh, those pesky German sailors.

19th century sailors from Hamburg got the idea of using shredded raw beef, from Russians in the baltic provences.

So, the Russians actually paved the way for the twin arches - how ironic is that :)
 

Minkey

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first speeding ticket issued was 1896 the speed limit was 2mph and the driver was doing a heady 8mph
 

Squag1

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Screenshot_20220113-194617_Samsung Internet.jpg

I saw this being used to dig out a basement from solid rock in city centre site. They drilled all around the edge and cast piles side by side.
They drilled holes all over the site to the depth required, maybe 75mm diameter, and then packed the holes with the clay and waited for the rock to absorb moisture and expand x 8, and crack up the rock.

At present it looks like a similar job is going ahead. They are drilling 7 metres into rock just know.
 
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