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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Mr. Lumbergh, Aug 18, 2017.

  1. jaybones

    jaybones Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    The square of cloth on the back of sailor's uniforms comes from traditional sailor tops when sailors tied back their long hair, braided it and dipped it in tar. They wore kerchiefs (cut from old sails) tied around their necks to protect their clothes or backs when they were shirtless.

    And the larger cuffs (bell bottoms) were so they could get their britches on or off over their shoes.

    Speaking of pants and sails, during the 1849 California gold rush, Levi Strauss knew there was a market for durable clothes for the prospectors. At the time so many people were heading to California's gold fields that the ships they were taking west would often be abandoned- the crews often going out to stake claims.

    As a result canvas sail cloth was readily available. Strauss decided to make durable pants from this canvas, using rivets on the stress points.

    At some point the canvas was dyed using indigo. And the Levi Strauss Blue Jean Company was formed.

    The abandoned ships were often used for various businesses, not all of them strictly legitimate (bars, gambling dens, opium dens, brothels). Even today when construction is going on close to the modern waterfront they'll find one of these old ships.
     
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  2. jaybones

    jaybones Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Weber grills got their shape from a Chicago company was making metal buoys.

    One of the workers cut one top to bottom and filled the bottom with charcoal, mounted a grilling surface, cut some vent holes and welded on legs.

    Showed it to his bosses, who decided that could be a product line when their contract for buoys ran out.
     
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  3. jaybones

    jaybones Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    In Finland, PhD graduates get a top hat and sword along with their diplomas.
     
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  4. jaybones

    jaybones Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Pole vaulting probably evolved from the Dutch who would use long poles to swing themselves across canals.
     
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  5. Malurkey

    Malurkey Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 28, 2016
    Netherlands
    King Alexander of Greece (1893-1920) died of a monkey bite.
     
  6. Lozenge.
     
  7. Yes, and he didn't patent it. I once met his granddaughter/niece (I forget which, sorry), and she was somewhat miffed that there was therefore no post-it note inheritance...
     
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  8. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 10, 2014
    Initech, Inc.
    There are mosquitoes in the London Underground that have become so genetically distinct that they’re no longer able to breed with the above-ground mosquitoes. They don’t hibernate as there’s no seasons underground, no longer feed on birds as there are none, don’t need blood to lay their eggs, and don’t swarm to breed.
     
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  9. jaybones

    jaybones Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    The dog days of summer refers to when the star Sirius would be visible to the ancient Egyptians. It was also when the Nile would flood.

    And the first grain that was malted was probably in either the Nile valley or Fertile Crescent when the Tigris or Euphrates would flood.

    Someone's grain got wet, started to sprout, they returned and spread it out to dry.

    When they made their bread with it they noticed it was sweeter than the grain that hadn't gotten wet.
     
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  10. jaybones

    jaybones Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Inspired by the Batmobile reissue thread, in the original comic books Mary Jane was poisoned by Peter Parker's radioactive seamen.
     
  11. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 10, 2014
    Initech, Inc.
    At least he finally sealed the deal with her. Should've used a condom though.
     
  12. jaybones

    jaybones Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Would have had to have been lead lined, and pretty strong. I’d imagine that his spidey strength would be like a water hose PSI rather than a human’s dribble.
     
  13. apm1991

    apm1991 Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
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    Feb 14, 2017
    Arizona
    Guinness bottles are very high pressure.. One time my buddy popped the cap off and it shot him right in the eye.. He's about a 240 lb guy and he went down, eye was bloody and stuff
     
  14. Mansonienne

    Mansonienne Stratocrastinator Extraordinaire Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Dec 2, 2015
    Paris suburbs, France
    Oh!!! ...and here I was wondering where he got a crew of murderous radioactive sailors....:D:rolleyes::sneaky:
     
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  15. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Beer me up Scotty Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 11, 2015
    Terra Incognito
    A young Sean Connery once earned the respect of a notorious Edinburgh gang by beating up six of its members at once.
     
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  16. jaybones

    jaybones Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Today is National French Fry Day.
     
  17. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 10, 2014
    Initech, Inc.
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  18. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 10, 2014
    Initech, Inc.
    Sean Connery is a badass for sure. That is also a random, and fun, fact.
     
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  19. ChukkerNation

    ChukkerNation Senior Stratmaster

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    Apr 9, 2015
    Magrathea
    Yeah just ask the women he smacked around.

     
  20. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 10, 2014
    Initech, Inc.
    Sean Connery trolling Barbara Walters. This news is over 30 years old now.
    The things he said are ****, abuse isn't anything to joke about, but it's generally understood he wasn't serious.
     
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