Join Strat-Talk Today

Share your random fun fact.

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

  1. Nadnitram

    Nadnitram Senior Stratmaster

    Messages:
    2,741
    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2017
    Location:
    The Heartland
    Oh, no! I lied! I swear I didn't do it on purpose!

    Howard Morris provided the voice of Mr Peebles, the pet shop owner. Magilla Gorilla was voiced by Allan Melvin, who is best know (to me) as either Sam the Butcher from Brady Bunch, or Archie Bunker's drinking buddy Barney.

    [​IMG]
     
    circles likes this.
  2. jaybones

    jaybones Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Messages:
    10,301
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2014
    Location:
    Kelleys Island, Ohio
    D'Oh!

    Didn't put it together. Saw the team name and school for deaf.
     
    Nadnitram likes this.
  3. circles

    circles Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Messages:
    10,715
    Joined:
    May 26, 2013
    Location:
    West Seattle, Washington
    London Calling!

    London, England holds the Guinness World Record for most Trekkies gathered in one place, with over 1,100 Trekkies in attendance.

    37-6.jpg
     
    jaybones and Nadnitram like this.
  4. jaybones

    jaybones Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Messages:
    10,301
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2014
    Location:
    Kelleys Island, Ohio
    Fort Jefferson, on the Dry Tortugas is the largest brick structure in the world.

    When I was there (spring of 2000) I saw Athens County Block bricks.

    In the early 1800's when it was built ACB (and nearby Nelsonville's Hocking Valley Block) were the best bricks made available.

    I can only assume the contracts for bricks was spread out among many makers (as no one company had the capacity to produce enough). The ones from ACB (and Hocking) would have been floated down the rivers to the Gulf of Mexico them across to the fort.
     
    Nadnitram likes this.
  5. jaybones

    jaybones Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Messages:
    10,301
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2014
    Location:
    Kelleys Island, Ohio
    There never was fog in London. It was the haze from all the coal fires.
     
    circles likes this.
  6. circles

    circles Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Messages:
    10,715
    Joined:
    May 26, 2013
    Location:
    West Seattle, Washington
    Bricks have frogs. The indentation in the surface of a brick is called a frog, and debate rages over whether the bricks should be laid frog-up or frog-down.

    download (1).jpg
     
  7. rolandson

    rolandson Most Honored Senior Member

    Messages:
    6,987
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2015
    Location:
    Foothills of the Cascades
    i never knew that.

    in fact, most of the stuff in this thread i didn't know.
    i blame public education.
     
    circles likes this.
  8. rolandson

    rolandson Most Honored Senior Member

    Messages:
    6,987
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2015
    Location:
    Foothills of the Cascades
    I got flipped off today for yielding right-of-way. By the driver I was yielding to.

    Having arrived at a four way at nearly the same moment, I waited for the person on my right to proceed. When she didn't I used my hands to suggest that she do so...sort of the non verbal 'after you'...

    whereupon she flips me off and proceeds. go figure?

    i think that the written portion of the licensing exam should have but one question...

    describe in your own words "what does right - of - way mean?"

    mess that up, even a little , no license for you...ever.
     
    circles likes this.
  9. jaybones

    jaybones Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Messages:
    10,301
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2014
    Location:
    Kelleys Island, Ohio
    The US Army adopted a new standard battle rifle, the .30 caliber Springfield in 1903. It replaced the outdated Krag-Jorgensen, also in .30 cal.

    The early 1903 Springfields were chambered for round nose bullets like those fired by the Krag.

    The performance of this round was not much better than the previous Krag.

    In 1906 a modern Spitzer style bullet was formally adopted, in .30 caliber, resulting in the 30 cal Gov't 1906. Or 30'06.

    There were already 3 years' worth of production (approximately 200,000) of the new 1903 rifle, which were rechambered for this new more powerful cartridge.

    Unfortunately the metal used in these early rifles wasn't strong enough to handle the higher pressures of the more powerful Spitzer cartridge. Leading to many failures, ie. blowing up in the shooter's face.
     
  10. jaybones

    jaybones Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Messages:
    10,301
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2014
    Location:
    Kelleys Island, Ohio
    On this date in 1922 archeologist Charles Carter found the undisturbed tomb of Phaoro Tutenkaman.
     
  11. jaybones

    jaybones Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Messages:
    10,301
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2014
    Location:
    Kelleys Island, Ohio
    Jimi Hendrix (born today as James Alan Hendricks) in 1961 joined the Army. He served in the 101st Airborne Division.

    He injured his ankle training and was honorably discharged after a year.
     
  12. CalicoSkies

    CalicoSkies Senior Stratmaster

    Messages:
    4,322
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2013
    Location:
    Hillsboro, OR, USA
    The ocean has dozens of water in it.
     
    Willie D and circles like this.
  13. jaybones

    jaybones Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Messages:
    10,301
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2014
    Location:
    Kelleys Island, Ohio
    Before deciding on Grammy the recording industry considered calling them Eddies after the inventor.
     
  14. Mr. Lumbergh

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

    Messages:
    24,855
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2014
    Location:
    Initech, Inc.
    Are you sure it isn't scores?
     
    CalicoSkies likes this.
  15. CalicoSkies

    CalicoSkies Senior Stratmaster

    Messages:
    4,322
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2013
    Location:
    Hillsboro, OR, USA
    I think you're right.
     
  16. roger@pennyflic

    roger@pennyflic Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    61
    Messages:
    2,063
    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2013
    Location:
    melbourne
    Actually, I thinks it's called a "ship" load of water. :whistling:
     
  17. Ronnie12460

    Ronnie12460 Strat-O-Master

    Messages:
    502
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2014
    Location:
    Abilene, Texas
    That's a whole lot better than what I had. I thought it was poking fun because of the big air horn on the side of scoreboard!!!
    Who would hear it?
     
  18. Nadnitram

    Nadnitram Senior Stratmaster

    Messages:
    2,741
    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2017
    Location:
    The Heartland
    Haha!
     
  19. jaybones

    jaybones Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Messages:
    10,301
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2014
    Location:
    Kelleys Island, Ohio
    Bruce Lee was also born today.
     
  20. jaybones

    jaybones Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Messages:
    10,301
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2014
    Location:
    Kelleys Island, Ohio
    The average human passes gas 14 times a day.

    And the amount of saliva secreted in a lifetime would fill 3 olympic sized swimming pools.

    The total amount of gold in the world would fill 2 olympic sized pools.

    So when you spit you're wasting a substance better than gold. Especially when you need saliva to live.

    A human sneeze leaves the nose at 90 MPH.
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.