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  • nbt
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    Harry_the_Spider wrote:

    Pet Shop Boy Neil Tennant is a qualified Rugby League referee.

    another bit of Maconie mischeif, I’m afraid

    Source:

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/profiles/the-conversation-stuart-maconie-on-bronski-beats-enduring-power-and-why-pops-gone-posh-9019700.html

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    The lead singer of Toto, you know, that guy that shoehorned the word Serengeti  where it didn’t fit, is the son of John Williams.

    Africa was the first dance at our wedding.

    We’ve still never been.

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    another bit of Maconie mischeif, I’m afraid

    I know, but it was worth repeating.

    One of the things that I wrote is true though. Supersonic false teeth or the Rod, Jane and Freddy sandwich?

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    perchypanther

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    Scarlett Johansson and Vin Diesel are actually twins.

    Nicely done *Applauds*

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    Supersonic false teeth or the Rod, Jane and Freddy sandwich?

    Rainblow.

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    IIRC Bob Holness was the first James Bond….

    That one is true I think. It was on a radio dramatisation.

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    Ah, not quite, he was the second. Wikipedia:

    “In 1955, he received his first job as a radio presenter and, a year later, became the second actor to portray James Bond (after Barry Nelson in the 1954 TV special Casino Royale) in a radio production of Moonraker for the SABC’s Springbok Radio.”

    Most people have more legs than average .

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    “As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti””

    Youn’t actually see Kilimanjaro from the Serengeti.

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    Another good ‘fact’ is that Lawrence Llwelyn-Bowen is the late Jim Bowen’s son.

    I’m pretty sure Krakatoa is west of java.

    Comrie is further west than Drumlanrig*

    Someone nameless on here once referred to Comrie as the Drumlanrig of the east. 🙂

    Wishaw is further west than Exeter.

    Just sayin’

    nicko74
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    Ramsey Neil

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    Most people have more legs than average .

    I like this one, but sadly it rarely works as a chat-up line 🙁

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    50% of people are below average intelligence.

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    50% of people are below average intelligence.

    A bit less than 50%, you’ve overlooked those who are actually of average intelligence.

    I worked with the guy who was replaced at Man United by George Best….
    Ian Moir

    precutduck
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    A bit less than 50%, you’ve overlooked those who are actually of average intelligence.

    Yeah, if your using the IQ score (not a great measure) as a test then some people will be at 100. It’s a bell curve as well, so a higher number than you’d expect would be at 100.

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    I believe that Toto’s lead singer at time of Africa was Bobby Kimball. Joseph Williams joined later, But he is John Williams son.

    Joined late 80s IIRC, left (kicked out for drug abuse) and then rejoined a few years back. Still my favourite Toto singer.

    fasthaggis
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    4 adult ants can carry a grape.

    catfood
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    In Roman times a C in Latin was pronounced hard, Caesar would have been pronounced Kaiser.

    Peter Hawkins and Roy Skelton who both voiced Zippy on Rainbow also both played Daleks on Dr Who

    “As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti””

    Youn’t actually see Kilimanjaro from the Serengeti.

    I’m sure you can’t see Olympus either so it’s a pretty fair statement

    anono
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    The kid in that yellow pages ad from the 70’s cycles the wrong way up a one way street at the end.

    Bloody cyclists. Bet he didn’t pay any road tax either.

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    Kilimanjaro, at its peak, is 5895m high.

    Olympus is 2917m. Less than half its height.

    So it’s a crap simile too. Ace band though!

    tewit
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    Until now. I always thought it was “rises like an empress” 😀

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    Gil Scott-Heron’s dad played for Celtic

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    The Word Gullible has no definition in the OED.

    Ro5ey
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    Antonio Banderas’ real name is Burt Snugfit

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    The Word Gullible has no definition in the OED

    Wow – really?? 😉

    The Word Gullible has no definition in the OED

    I instantly believed this and saw no need to check for myself.

    spekkie
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    One of Toto’s singers lived not far from where I lived when I lived in South Africa 🙂

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    Comrie is further west than Drumlanrig*

    Wishaw is further west than Exeter.

    Inverness is further west than Swansea

    shigeru miyamoto played the mandolin on the legend of zelda windwaker theme tune.

    donks
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    Miles Davis was known as Satchmo because he had a little satchel round his neck which was full of cannabis which he would consume every day.

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    Miles Davis was known as Satchmo because he had a little satchel round his neck which was full of cannabis which he would consume every day.

    The fail is strong with this one. Try Louis Armstrong.

    Someone dubbed him “satchel mouth” for his mouth acting as a satchel. Another tale is that because of his large mouth, he was nicknamed “satchel mouth” which was shortened to “Satchmo”.

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    People actually still hold the band Toto in some kind of reverence… Well, I never knew that.

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    In other Louis Armstrong (old) news, he once asked Nixon to carry his bag onto a plane, knowing he wouldn’t get searched for weed

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    Jane from Rod, Jane and Freddy has been married to both Rod and Freddy, but not at the same time.

    Bunny from Eldorado used to be in Rod, Jane and Freddy

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