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I’ve always known that you can only use one hand when playing Jenga, but TIL that you can use that hand to steady/straighten blocks in the tower when it’s your go.

I’ve always assumed that was cheating, but the official rules say you’re allowed. Shit rule if you ask me, it makes it too easy. 

Edited by Kaz Hayashi

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TIL that despite being broadcast in HD, Eastenders isn’t filmed in HD. I knew they were building a new set, but assumed they made the switch to HD years ago.

It would explain why Eastenders looks terrible in comparison to most other TV shows that are also broadcast in HD.

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TIL that the bloke who played Butch Dingle in Emmerdale was the same bloke who did Gerry Adams' voiceovers on the telly throughout the eighties.

Edited by Frankie Crisp

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'Unchained Melody' is a called 'Unchained Melody' as the original was the theme for a film called 'Unchained'.

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Where did you hear that @Weezenal? I'm sure that was on a podcast I listened to last week but I can't remember which one! 

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47 minutes ago, Onyx2 said:

Where did you hear that @Weezenal? I'm sure that was on a podcast I listened to last week but I can't remember which one! 

I'm too ashamed to say where I heard it...

Steve Wright's Sunday Love Songs. We're cool.

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1 hour ago, Weezenal said:

I'm too ashamed to say where I heard it...

Steve Wright's Sunday Love Songs. We're cool.

Oh fuck you're right aren't you. I genuinely hate that soporific, mawkish show but Radio 2 is always on somewhere in the house. Fucking hell I hate myself. 

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If you're standing in downtown St. John's, the capital city of Newfoundland & Labrador in Canada (specifically in this example, the Anglican Cathedral), you are standing closer to Dublin, London, Paris, Berlin, Lisbon, Zurich, Prague, Madrid, Casablanca, Algiers and even Vienna & Ljubljana than you are to Vancouver, British Columbia, on the other side of the country, with Rome, Bratislava, Zagreb and Warsaw all only being less than 100km more further away. Meanwhile, still at the same spot, you are closer to London than you are to either Calgary or Edmonton in Alberta, or Saskatoon in Saskatchewan, and you'd still be closer to Galway than to Winnipeg, Manitoba.

It's a big country, eh.

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It really, really is.  I was reading an article on Wikipedia about Port Nelson the other day, which is here - 

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Port+Nelson,+MB,+Canada/@57.0551789,-92.6142305,3576m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x4b0d03d337cc6ad9:0x9968b72aa2438fa5!2sCanada!3b1!8m2!3d56.130366!4d-106.346771!3m4!1s0x527b85415fad3743:0x2a33d23005b3f179!8m2!3d57.055296!4d-92.5968933?hl=en

And it's really far north, like so far that nobody lives within 100 miles of it any more.  It's on the Hudson Bay, which is so far north that basically nobody lives there.

And then you zoom out, and see how much more of Canada there is NORTH of there.

 

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Marti Pellow quit Wet Wet Wet in 2017 so they replaced him as a vocalist with Kevin from Liberty X.

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22 hours ago, PJ Power said:

If you're standing in downtown St. John's, the capital city of Newfoundland & Labrador in Canada (specifically in this example, the Anglican Cathedral), you are standing closer to Dublin, London, Paris, Berlin, Lisbon, Zurich, Prague, Madrid, Casablanca, Algiers and even Vienna & Ljubljana than you are to Vancouver, British Columbia, on the other side of the country, with Rome, Bratislava, Zagreb and Warsaw all only being less than 100km more further away. Meanwhile, still at the same spot, you are closer to London than you are to either Calgary or Edmonton in Alberta, or Saskatoon in Saskatchewan, and you'd still be closer to Galway than to Winnipeg, Manitoba.

It's a big country, eh.

There is a World War Two story regarding this distance.

A parent had sent their kid to Newfoundland as it was safer. The plan was for the kid to stay with distant family before making his way to Vancouver to be with an uncle.

The uncle received news of this via a telegram which outlined the plan and asking him to travel to Newfoundland to pick the kid up.

His responded by telegramming "you do it; you are closer than I am".

Always wondered if this is true

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58 minutes ago, Hugh Thesz said:

There is a World War Two story regarding this distance.

A parent had sent their kid to Newfoundland as it was safer. The plan was for the kid to stay with distant family before making his way to Vancouver to be with an uncle.

The uncle received news of this via a telegram which outlined the plan and asking him to travel to Newfoundland to pick the kid up.

His responded by telegramming "you do it; you are closer than I am".

Always wondered if this is true

Seems an unlikely story, since Newfoundland didn't become a part of Canada until a few years after World War 2 ended.

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35 minutes ago, Fog Dude said:

Seems an unlikely story, since Newfoundland didn't become a part of Canada until a few years after World War 2 ended.

But it still existed so it’s still possible. 
EDIT. Actually, it being a former British colony up until the 30s makes it even more plausible that a Brit would have relatives there. 

Edited by Keith Houchen

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30 minutes ago, Fog Dude said:

Seems an unlikely story, since Newfoundland didn't become a part of Canada until a few years after World War 2 ended.

To be honest it may be me who is making a c#nt of it here.

It may not have been Newfoundland; been thirty odd years since I have heard the story.

Sorry

 

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