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Offline thalbergmad

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«Reply #50 on: April 11, 2009, 04:02:24 PM »
Interesting chap was Crapper and a perfectionist. He tested the effectiveness of his flushing system by trying to flush table tennis balls. He thought 3 was sufficient.

Drainhole covers with this name on are collectors items.

Truly a Great Brit.

I have a book written about his life, charmingly named "Flushed with Pride".

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«Reply #51 on: April 11, 2009, 04:02:54 PM »
Wow thal I didn't know that.

- Did you know that this is page 2, I've never reached page 2 with any of my thread this fast. Probably because I'm spamming the topic ;) I hope you all don't mind!
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«Reply #52 on: April 11, 2009, 08:06:30 PM »
actually it means "health," with the implied meaning "to your health."  some germans will say "schoenheit" instead, which means "beauty," and hopefully I don't have to explain the rest of the joke.  :)

did you know...a million seconds is about 10 days, but a billion seconds is about 33 years?

I looked it up, and you're right.  I remember reading that years ago when I was a kid--the "Kids World Almanac" I believe.  Either it's a word for sneeze in another language that I mixed up, or it was just wrong information.

A staggering difference between a million and a billion!  It makes me think of the stimulus package of President Obama.

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«Reply #53 on: April 11, 2009, 08:33:56 PM »
Yes, in fact "Gesundheit" means "little death."

actually it means "health," with the implied meaning "to your health."  some germans will say "schoenheit" instead, which means "beauty," and hopefully I don't have to explain the rest of the joke.  :)

Lol yes sometimes we say "Schönheit, gsund bist schon!" (beauty, since you are already healthy) And "little death" comes from the french saying "Petit mort" which means orgasm. So imagine somebody sneezes and.... ;D


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«Reply #54 on: April 12, 2009, 03:03:13 AM »
- Did you know that coal ash is more radioactive than nuclear waste?

- Did you know lettuce contains two to ten parts of morphine per billion and apple seeds have a cyanide compound in them!

- Did you know that in Florida has many crazy laws that haven't been taken out of their law books?
   
    *  Women may be fined for falling asleep under a hair dryer, as can the salon owner. 
    * A special law prohibits unmarried women from parachuting on Sunday or she shall risk arrest, fine, and/or jailing.
    * If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle.
    * It is illegal to sing in a public place while attired in a swimsuit.
    * Men may not be seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown.
    * Having sexual relations with a porcupine is illegal. 
    * It is illegal to skateboard without a license.
    * When having sex, only the missionary position is legal. 
       
    * You may not fart in a public place after 6 P.M. on Thursdays. 
    * It is considered an offense to shower naked. 
       
    * You are not allowed to break more than three dishes per day, or chip the edges of more than four cups and/or saucers.
    * Oral sex is illegal. 
    * You may not kiss your wife's breasts.
    * Penalty for horse theft is death by hanging. 

For some other funny state laws

In, Iowa: One-armed piano players must perform for free!!!!!

And finally in Indiana; The value of Pi is 4, and not 3.1415.......... I am guessing not many mathematicians come from Indiana.... :P What where they on when they decided upon that?!
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«Reply #55 on: April 13, 2009, 04:39:22 AM »
- Did you know that the ‘Taos Hum’ is a low-pitched sound heard in numerous places worldwide, especially in the USA, UK, and northern Europe. It is usually heard only in quiet environments, and is often described as sounding like a distant diesel engine. Since it has proven indetectable by microphones or VLF antennae, its source and nature is still a mystery.

In 1997 Congress directed scientists and observers from some of the most prestigious research institutes in the nation to look into a strange low frequency noise heard by residents in and around the small town of Taos, New Mexico. For years those who had heard the noise, often described by them as a “hum”, had been looking for answers. To this day no one knows the cause of the hum.
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«Reply #56 on: April 13, 2009, 12:44:53 PM »

And finally in Indiana; The value of Pi is 4, and not 3.1415.......... I am guessing not many mathematicians come from Indiana.... :P What where they on when they decided upon that?!

it's not 4, it's 3.
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«Reply #57 on: April 14, 2009, 06:25:28 PM »
DID YOU KNOW THE HEARTS KING IS THE ONLY ONE WITHOUT A MUSTACHE ON PLAYING CARDS?

DID YOU KNOW THE MONA LISA HAS NO EYBROWS? DID YOU KNOW GEORGE WASHINGTON HAD WOODEN TEETH!!!!!!! DID YOU KNOW THAT IF U DIDNT EVER CUT YOUR HAIR...IT WOULD GROW TO BE LIKE 1,800 FEET LONG?
All the old members here I kno, uve been quite mean lately, even though I apologized so i would like to ask you to please if u dont have anything nice to say dont say anything at all. Thank you.

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«Reply #58 on: April 14, 2009, 09:26:10 PM »
Did you know that ten out of ten people die?

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«Reply #59 on: April 16, 2009, 01:18:29 AM »
Did you know that music is my life? Did you know that 10 out of 10 people get sick once int their life
All the old members here I kno, uve been quite mean lately, even though I apologized so i would like to ask you to please if u dont have anything nice to say dont say anything at all. Thank you.

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«Reply #60 on: April 16, 2009, 03:58:01 AM »
Did you know that giana is the second lucy?  ;D

Nah, just joking, giana  :P  ;D
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«Reply #61 on: April 16, 2009, 10:48:18 AM »
Did you know on the manuscript of Rachmaninoff's first symphony, he wrote "vengeance is mine".
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«Reply #62 on: April 17, 2009, 02:15:22 PM »
- Did you know that coal ash is more radioactive than nuclear waste?

- Did you know lettuce contains two to ten parts of morphine per billion and apple seeds have a cyanide compound in them!

- Did you know that in Florida has many crazy laws that haven't been taken out of their law books?
   
    *  Women may be fined for falling asleep under a hair dryer, as can the salon owner. 
    * A special law prohibits unmarried women from parachuting on Sunday or she shall risk arrest, fine, and/or jailing.
    * If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle.
    * It is illegal to sing in a public place while attired in a swimsuit.
    * Men may not be seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown.
    * Having sexual relations with a porcupine is illegal. 
    * It is illegal to skateboard without a license.
    * When having sex, only the missionary position is legal. 
       
    * You may not fart in a public place after 6 P.M. on Thursdays. 
    * It is considered an offense to shower naked. 
       
    * You are not allowed to break more than three dishes per day, or chip the edges of more than four cups and/or saucers.
    * Oral sex is illegal. 
    * You may not kiss your wife's breasts.
    * Penalty for horse theft is death by hanging. 

For some other funny state laws

In, Iowa: One-armed piano players must perform for free!!!!!

And finally in Indiana; The value of Pi is 4, and not 3.1415.......... I am guessing not many mathematicians come from Indiana.... :P What where they on when they decided upon that?!
the thing about the coal.. it can be... but it has MUUUUCH lower half-life.. wich mean it take MUUUUUCH shorter time for the radioactivity to leave the coal ashes

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«Reply #63 on: April 17, 2009, 02:19:40 PM »
did you know since the king of France is a man, and I am a man, therefore I am the king of France?
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«Reply #64 on: April 17, 2009, 02:34:39 PM »
did you know since the king of France is a man, and I am a man, therefore I am the king of France?
No, I didn't, not least because France is a republic and has had no monarchy for many years; anyway, I thought that you were a communist...

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«Reply #65 on: April 17, 2009, 04:06:09 PM »
Did you know that one of the vacuum cleaners in my house hums in the note of D and the other in Db! ;D

Maybe I should put them on at the same time to create some dissonant noise :( :D.

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«Reply #66 on: April 17, 2009, 05:06:36 PM »
Did you know that one of the vacuum cleaners in my house hums in the note of D and the other in Db! ;D

Maybe I should put them on at the same time to create some dissonant noise :( :D.
And if one of them is newer and more higly specified than the other, would that make the latter a minor second one?

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«Reply #67 on: April 19, 2009, 02:40:14 AM »
Here is one that will surprise a few:

- Did you know that recycling actually causes more greenhouse pollution than throwing it in the trash? Also did you know that anything you tie up in a bag will not be recycled? So if you throw away a bag full of plastic bags, they will not be recycled. :)
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«Reply #68 on: April 19, 2009, 03:02:21 AM »
Quote from: njalli
the thing about the coal.. it can be... but it has MUUUUCH lower half-life.. wich mean it take MUUUUUCH shorter time for the radioactivity to leave the coal ashes

Lot of confusion here.

Of course coal waste is radioactive.  The strata coal and uranium are mined from are not that different.  Burning the coal removes the carbon, leaves the rest. 

The thing to remember here is that half life and danger are not synonymous.  Long half life, like 50,000 years, etc., obviously means radioactive decay occurs very slowly.  Therefore little harmful radiation can be released. 

So if coal really had a short half life (and if you knew what you were talking about, you would post the numbers!) then it would be very very dangerous.

But it doesn't, and it isn't. 
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«Reply #69 on: April 19, 2009, 05:12:38 AM »
Did you know that I never really following the fingerings on a piece? DX
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«Reply #70 on: April 19, 2009, 08:09:23 AM »
- Did you know there is a man who claims to have not eaten or drunk water in several decades?!

Prahlad Jani

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«Reply #71 on: April 19, 2009, 09:49:11 AM »
Did you know that there are at least 68 different pieces of a violin , and usually 70, because finding a large unblemished piece of wood is rare, so the belly and back plates typically are made by joining two pieces.  Every bit of the violin is made up of wood.  And that it takes(my violin maker) 200 hours, from start to finish, to handcraft a violin.
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«Reply #72 on: April 20, 2009, 11:42:12 AM »
-Did you know there was a little boy who did not sleep for the first 3 years of his life?


Medical Mystery: The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep

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«Reply #73 on: April 20, 2009, 11:59:53 AM »
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- Did you know there is a man who claims to have not eaten or drunk water in several decades?!

Prahlad Jani
Did you know such claims are invariably hoaxes? Although he may have been drunk indeed....

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-Did you know there was a little boy who did not sleep for the first 3 years of his life?
I think it is called asomnia, and it is a rare but terrible condition which in which a patient, if indeed the patient does not sleep at all results in a horrible death after a few months. I read the boys did nearly not sleep, so he got at least some. Judging from the article, he was succesfully operated. I hope he healed well, for it is a terrible affliction...
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«Reply #74 on: April 20, 2009, 02:41:18 PM »
Did you know such claims are invariably hoaxes? Although he may have been drunk indeed....
The guy was monitored in a hospital for about 10 days and didn't need any food or water, quite impressive I thought.

think it is called asomnia, and it is a rare but terrible condition which in which a patient, if indeed the patient does not sleep at all results in a horrible death after a few months. I read the boys did nearly not sleep, so he got at least some. Judging from the article, he was succesfully operated. I hope he healed well, for it is a terrible affliction...
It was identified as a brain disorder, chiari malformation.
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«Reply #75 on: April 20, 2009, 04:28:40 PM »
And if one of them is newer and more higly specified than the other, would that make the latter a minor second one?

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 ;D Suppose it could, but I dont know which one is the newer of the two. I have yet to test out what note the Dyson hums in.

My long term ambition is to find a two more vacuum cleaners that hums a major 3rd and 5th higher the D (root) vacuum cleaner. Then I can make a triad with them, or turn them on one by one to make an arpeggio... I will need to find another that is an 8va higher then the D one also to make a nice sounding arpeggio.
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«Reply #76 on: April 22, 2009, 05:35:15 AM »
- Did you know that a stewardess on a Yugoslav DC-9 jet airliner that blew up in January 1972, survived a fall from more than 33,000ft (10,058m)? She was paralyzed from the waist down but later recovered and can now walk.



- Did you know that Annie Taylor is the first woman to survive going over the Niagra Falls? On October 1901 aged 63, she successfully plunged over the waterfall in a barrel. In July 1920 Charles Stevens went over the edge in a barrel with an anvil tied to his feet. All that was found of him was an arm attached to the barrel. Robert Overacker fell to his death in 1995 having attempted the jump on a jet ski and rocket backpack.

There are three main falls which make up the Niagra; American Falls (between Prospect Point and Luna Island) Bridal Veil Falls (between Luna Island and Goat Island) Canadian/Horseshoe Falls. Only the Horseshoe is the only survivable one, the other two have a lot of rocks before any water to cushion the fall!


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«Reply #77 on: April 22, 2009, 06:07:50 AM »
- Did you know they sell square watermelons in Japan? They are a bit pricey though, 10,000 yen each, about $100 US dollars.
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«Reply #78 on: April 22, 2009, 08:50:43 AM »
;D Suppose it could, but I dont know which one is the newer of the two. I have yet to test out what note the Dyson hums in.

My long term ambition is to find a two more vacuum cleaners that hums a major 3rd and 5th higher the D (root) vacuum cleaner. Then I can make a triad with them, or turn them one by one to make an arpeggio... I will need to find another that is an 8va higher then the D one also to make a nice sounding arpeggio.
There is a piece by the English composer Malcolm Arnold called A Grand, Grand Overture which has parts for vacuum cleaners, although I have no idea about their pitches...

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«Reply #79 on: April 22, 2009, 12:18:45 PM »
There is a piece by the English composer Malcolm Arnold called A Grand, Grand Overture which has parts for vacuum cleaners, although I have no idea about their pitches...

Best,

Alistair

Ha! if you know of a link to the piece I would love to hear it! I wonder what kind of clefs would be used for vacuum cleaners and what kind of symbol would be used for the switching on and off of them on the score? Perhaps something similar to the depression and release of the pedals in piano playing? ;D
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«Reply #80 on: April 22, 2009, 12:22:01 PM »
Did you know that in Filipino, the word for "love" is the same as "expensive" ?

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«Reply #81 on: April 22, 2009, 05:04:30 PM »
Ha! if you know of a link to the piece I would love to hear it! I wonder what kind of clefs would be used for vacuum cleaners and what kind of symbol would be used for the switching on and off of them on the score? Perhaps something similar to the depression and release of the pedals in piano playing? ;D

I attended a concert by Abby Conant that included a number of pieces written for trombone and vaccuum cleaner.

(You'll probably recall her story.  She won an audition with the Vienna Symphony playing behind the screen;  when they found out she was female they fired her, and she sued.  Not sure what the outcome was.  Marvelous player, though the avant garde stuff is really not my favorite.) 

Anyway, I imagine a google would turn up some CDs by her. 

Here's a link http://www.iawm.org/articles_html/buzzarte_conant.html
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«Reply #82 on: April 27, 2009, 06:49:11 AM »


Did you know these are two bullets (above) are French and Russian and collided with one another when they where shot in the during a war in the Crimea peninsula? Apparently it is a one in a billion shot.

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«Reply #83 on: April 28, 2009, 12:59:00 PM »
- Did you know that the most expensive substance in the world are anti-atoms, like anti-hydrogen which were priced at $62.5 trillion US Dollars (USD) per ounce (~28grams) in 1999. The cost of antimatter has actually come down as multi billion dollar technology improves.

Antimatter is worthy of the title of most expensive substance because it is also potentially one of the most useful substances in the universe. Antimatter has the theoretically greatest energy density out of any energy source. The energy in 1 kg of antimatter is equivalent to 47 megatons of TNT, similar to the largest nuclear bomb (Tsar Bomba) ever detonated, which had a mushroom cloud seven times taller than Mt. Everest and could have caused third-degree burns at a distance of 100 km (62 mi).

Antimatter has such a huge energy density that, if it could be harnessed for rockets, it could accelerate a payload to a substantial fraction of the speed of light. Few other propulsion technologies are capable of this, even in principle.


The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is a particle accelerator located at CERN, near Geneva, Switzerland. It lies in a tunnel under France and Switzerland.




The Tsar Bomba mushroom cloud
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«Reply #84 on: April 29, 2009, 08:30:04 AM »


- Did you know that the loudest sound produced by an animal is 240dB?!!! The pistol shrimp is only 2cm long but can make a noise louder than Concorde's sonic boom

You must seen this animal with your own eyes to believe that it really exists: Instead of conventional claws, pistol crabs or pistol shrimps, as they are also called, have been equipped with a impressive fire-arm on one side.

With the help of a special muscle alignment and a sort of squirt-gun barrel they can accelerate a jet of water on short range to more than 90 km/h. When they shoot, the tensed "pincer-valve" snaps down in less than one thousandth of a second. Through this brute acceleration the water particles in the immediate vicinity heat up to more than 4000 degrees celsius. The resulting ultra hot cavitation-steam-bubble then implodes with a flash of light and a bang that at 240 decibels even dwarfs the roar of a jet fighter (about 150 decibels).




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«Reply #85 on: April 30, 2009, 02:22:59 PM »
Any good at maths? Want to earn a quick $1,000,000?

- Did you know that there are seven maths problems where a 1 million dollar prize money awaits the person with the correct solution? They include:

    * Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer Conjecture
    * Hodge Conjecture
    * Navier-Stokes Equations
    * P vs NP
    * Poincaré Conjecture (it could have been solved by the Grigori Perelman)
    * Riemann Hypothesis
    * Yang-Mills Theory

http://www.claymath.org/millennium/
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«Reply #86 on: April 30, 2009, 02:40:05 PM »
- Did you know the 1918 flu pandemic (commonly referred to as the Spanish flu) was an influenza pandemic that spread to nearly every part of the world?

The pandemic lasted from March 1918 to June 1920, 20 to 100 million people were estimated to have died worldwide.

Older estimates say it killed 40–50 million people while current estimates say 50 million to 100 million people worldwide were killed. This pandemic has been described as "the greatest medical holocaust in history" and may have killed more people than the Black Death.
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«Reply #87 on: April 30, 2009, 08:12:33 PM »
On a shrimp theme. Did you know that Mantis Srimps can break your finger and break through glass. They have powerful front legs that are for breaking through a crab's shell:

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«Reply #88 on: May 01, 2009, 12:23:02 PM »
On a shrimp theme. Did you know that Mantis Srimps can break your finger and break through glass. They have powerful front legs that are for breaking through a crab's shell:



More important and practical:  Did you know that the shrimp vein is really not a vein?  And the dark stuff in it is........well, you know. 
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«Reply #89 on: May 01, 2009, 04:03:40 PM »
- Did you know that Frank Hayes, a jockey, suffered a heart attack during a horse race? The horse, Sweet Kiss, went on to finish first making Hayes the only deceased jockey to win a race.

Vic Morrow, actor, was decapitated by helicopter blade during filming of "Twilight Zone: The Movie" and was killed instantly, along with two child actors Myca Dinh Le and Renee Shin-Yi Chen. (1982)

R. Budd Dwyer, a Republican politician, committed suicide during a televised press conference. Facing a potential 55-year jail sentence for alleged involvement in a conspiracy, Dwyer shot himself in the head with a revolver. (1987)

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«Reply #90 on: May 01, 2009, 04:11:26 PM »
Did you know that contrary to popular claims by people "who read it somewhere" that the genome of humans and mice are NOT 97-99% identical. in fact what they are, are what's called orthologous, and the human genome is 99% orthologous to that of mice. What that means is that 99% of our genes originated from the same common ancestor (however far down the phylogenetic tree that may be) but since then those common genes between the two lineages have mutations which have allowed for our divergence and speciation.

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«Reply #91 on: May 04, 2009, 03:43:17 AM »
- Did you know at approximately 4am on August 24, AD79 Mount Vesuvius erupted and killed the inhabitants of Pompeii, buring them under a fine ash that petrified and solidified over time. The body decomposed leaving behind the shape of those that had died.

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«Reply #92 on: May 04, 2009, 01:51:04 PM »
- Did you know that internet junk mail (spam) contributes to global warming?

McAfee researchers say each junk e-mail emits 0.3 grams of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2). That may not sound like much, but when you consider the volume of global annual spam, it all adds up.

• An estimated 62 trillion spam e-mail messages were sent worldwide in 2008.
• The annual energy used to transmit, process and filter spam worldwide totals 33 billion kilowatt-hours, equivalent to the electricity used in 2.4 million homes.
• A single spam message produces the equivalent greenhouse gas emissions associated with driving three feet.

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«Reply #93 on: May 04, 2009, 02:12:52 PM »
Did you know I've wasted an hour of my precious practise time reading this thread.  :-\

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«Reply #94 on: May 04, 2009, 02:53:32 PM »
- Did you know there are NO REFUNDS FOR TIME SPENT HERE!!!!! only store discount.  ;D
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«Reply #95 on: May 04, 2009, 03:24:24 PM »
- Did you know it is impossible not to laugh if you have not seen this video?

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«Reply #96 on: May 07, 2009, 01:41:22 AM »
- Did you know that Valentine's Day originates from the ancient Roman fertility festival of Lupercalia, which was celebrated on 15 February (not 14th) in honour of the gods Lupercus and Faunus, as well as the legendary founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus. During the festival, young men would draw the names of women from a box, and each couple would be paired until next year's celebration. Often they would fall in love and marry.

At around 270AD Rome was facing battles and civil uprising. The men were not keen to join the army. Emperor Claudius II believed that the men did not want to leave their loved ones and summarily cancelled all marriages and engagements. Two priests, Valentine and Marius, disobeyed the decree and secretly performed marriage ceremonies. Valentine was caught on 14 February and dragged to jail. Later in the day he was clubbed to death and beheaded.

In 391AD, Emperor Theodosius I declared Christianity as the official religion of the Rome. The fertility festival was celebrated until 496AD when Pope Gelasius replaced it with a similar celebration. For patron saint of the celebration, he chose the "lovers" saint, St Valentine. He also moved the date of the celebration from the 15 February to the date of St Valentine's death, 14 February. Through the centuries, Valentines Day became to be remembered more as the festival of love instead of a religious day. In 1969 it was dropped from the Roman Catholic calendar as a designated feast day.
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«Reply #97 on: May 07, 2009, 01:43:04 AM »
- Did you know that Tsujii Nobuyuki is a young Japanese virtuoso pianist? He was also born blind!

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«Reply #98 on: May 07, 2009, 01:48:47 AM »
Impressive Kapustin playing.
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«Reply #99 on: May 08, 2009, 12:51:03 PM »
- Did you know that the Fisher Price Baby Grand Piano can be used this way?  :o



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