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Hugh Keays-Byrne was born in Kashmir, India, but later moved to Australia, where he began an acting career.


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Randarak wrote:
Well, for the record, I'm from New Jersey. We consider Manhatten to be a foreign nation.
I'm from Sweden, so do we.

But in your case you have slightly more justification for that. :-)

I have always thought that New York City was not only a different nation, but a different planet. Upstate New York is neat, but if a bunch of Vikings were to take New York City I would cheer them on. Even worse, I would force them to keep it. ;-) BWAHAHAHAHA

the norse ruffians would neither be able to take or hold nyc. We will SLAUGHTER them.

Or take them to bonchon. Wanna go to bonchon?


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One of the stormtroopers in Star Wars VII is played by Daniel Craig.


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Tyrannosaurus rex had very large olfactory bulbs and olfactory nerves relative to their brain size, the organs responsible for a heightened sense of smell. This suggests that the sense of smell was highly developed, and implies that tyrannosaurs could detect carcasses by scent alone across great distances. The sense of smell in tyrannosaurs may have been comparable to modern vultures, which use scent to track carcasses for scavenging. Research on the olfactory bulbs has shown that Tyrannosaurus rex had the most highly developed sense of smell of 21 sampled non-avian dinosaurs species.

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Na Kika is the octopus-god of the Gilbert Islands (Kiribati). His many arms served him well when he shoved up the earth from the bottom of the sea to form the islands, the beaches and the rocks. He is the son of Na Atibu and Nei Teuke, the first beings.

It is also the name of an oil & gas drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico, for which yours truly is currently working on a very big addition.

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A bluejay feather is only blue because of the light refraction

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Miriam Margolyes is a huge admirer of the works of Charles Dickens and has toured the world in a one-woman show, Dickens' Women, inspired by the females in his works.


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In popular culture and UFO conspiracy theories, Men in Black (MIB) are men dressed in black suits who claim to be government agents who harass or threaten UFO witnesses to keep them quiet about what they have seen. It is sometimes implied that they may be aliens themselves. The term is also frequently used to describe mysterious men working for unknown organizations, as well as various branches of government allegedly designed to protect secrets or perform other strange activities. The term is generic, used for any unusual, threatening or strangely behaved individual whose appearance on the scene can be linked in some fashion with a UFO sighting.


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A giraffes coffee would be cold by the time it reached the bottom of its throat. Ever think of that? No. You only think about yourself.


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What's your point?


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I assure you that if I see a giraffe drinking coffee I'll worry about it. But given that he doesn't have opposable thumbs that would permit him to lift the cup to his lips I think it's a non-issue. Besides, the only real way to enure the coffee was still hot when it reached the bottom of his throat would be to make it hotter going in when he drank it. Which would burn his mouth. So all things considered I guess I'm going to have to turn you in to PETA, the SPCA, and the Animal Liberation Front as a giraffe torturer.


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Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:
A giraffes coffee would be cold by the time it reached the bottom of its throat. Ever think of that? No. You only think about yourself.

Well maybe it would arrive faster if certain tiny golems would assist the process.

Din'n think 'bout that, did 'cha?

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Stonehenge has an obvious construction error.

The stones on top are curved and one fits into the one next to it, meaning that they have a definite top and bottom. On one of the stones you can see where they started to carve a divot into it... on the wrong side.

Worlds oldest state job...

Scarab Sages

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Grace Jones speaks seven languages.


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Klaus van der Kroft wrote:
Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:
A giraffes coffee would be cold by the time it reached the bottom of its throat. Ever think of that? No. You only think about yourself.

Well maybe it would arrive faster if certain tiny golems would assist the process.

Din'n think 'bout that, did 'cha?

I've got a team of highly dedicated researchers working on the problem.

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How to move absurdly large weights without aliens


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Werewolves [Bestiary 1] were said in European folklore to bear tell-tale physical traits even in their human form. These included the meeting of both eyebrows at the bridge of the nose, curved fingernails, low-set ears and a swinging stride. One method of identifying a werewolf in its human form was to cut the flesh of the accused, under the pretense that fur would be seen within the wound. A Russian superstition recalls a werewolf can be recognized by bristles under the tongue. The appearance of a werewolf in its animal form varies from culture to culture, though it is most commonly portrayed as being indistinguishable from ordinary wolves save for the fact that it has no tail (a trait thought characteristic of witches in animal form), is often larger, and retains human eyes and voice. According to some Swedish accounts, the werewolf could be distinguished from a regular wolf by the fact that it would run on three legs, stretching the fourth one backwards to look like a tail. After returning to their human forms, werewolves are usually documented as becoming weak, debilitated and undergoing painful nervous depression. One universally reviled trait in medieval Europe was the werewolf's habit of devouring recently buried corpses, a trait that is documented extensively, particularly in the Annales Medico-psychologiques in the 19th century. Fennoscandian werewolves were usually old women who possessed poison-coated claws and had the ability to paralyze cattle and children with their gaze.


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Werewolves were said in European folklore to bear tell-tale physical traits even in their human form. These included the meeting of both eyebrows at the bridge of the nose, curved fingernails, low-set ears and a swinging stride. One method of identifying a werewolf in its human form was to cut the flesh of the accused, under the pretense that fur would be seen within the wound. A Russian superstition recalls a werewolf can be recognized by bristles under the tongue. The appearance of a werewolf in its animal form varies from culture to culture, though it is most commonly portrayed as being indistinguishable from ordinary wolves save for the fact that it has no tail (a trait thought characteristic of witches in animal form), is often larger, and retains human eyes and voice. According to some Swedish accounts, the werewolf could be distinguished from a regular wolf by the fact that it would run on three legs, stretching the fourth one backwards to look like a tail. After returning to their human forms, werewolves are usually documented as becoming weak, debilitated and undergoing painful nervous depression. One universally reviled trait in medieval Europe was the werewolf's habit of devouring recently buried corpses, a trait that is documented extensively, particularly in the Annales Medico-psychologiques in the 19th century. Fennoscandian werewolves were usually old women who possessed poison-coated claws and had the ability to paralyze cattle and children with their gaze.

The thing I love most about this story is the equal value put on both cattle and children.


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Well, both can be sold in town...

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The thing I love most about this story is the equal value put on both cattle and children.

In india the wolves snag a lot of kids because prey is scarce and people are watching the cattle like hawks.


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Werewolves [Bestiary 1] were said in European folklore to bear tell-tale physical traits even in their human form. These included the meeting of both eyebrows at the bridge of the nose, curved fingernails, low-set ears and a swinging stride. One method of identifying a werewolf in its human form was to cut the flesh of the accused, under the pretense that fur would be seen within the wound. A Russian superstition recalls a werewolf can be recognized by bristles under the tongue. The appearance of a werewolf in its animal form varies from culture to culture, though it is most commonly portrayed as being indistinguishable from ordinary wolves save for the fact that it has no tail (a trait thought characteristic of witches in animal form), is often larger, and retains human eyes and voice. According to some Swedish accounts, the werewolf could be distinguished from a regular wolf by the fact that it would run on three legs, stretching the fourth one backwards to look like a tail. After returning to their human forms, werewolves are usually documented as becoming weak, debilitated and undergoing painful nervous depression. One universally reviled trait in medieval Europe was the werewolf's habit of devouring recently buried corpses, a trait that is documented extensively, particularly in the Annales Medico-psychologiques in the 19th century. Fennoscandian werewolves were usually old women who possessed poison-coated claws and had the ability to paralyze cattle and children with their gaze.

other signs I've found while independently researching this very subject was having red hair or being born on December 25th. Also appearntly German werewolves tracked and sought out beer over people.


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christos gurd wrote:
Also apparently German werewolves tracked and sought out beer over people.

Monsters with their priorities straight.

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Before becoming a member of The Go-Go's, Jane Wiedlin went by the name Jane Drano in a punk band in California. Later, while still a member of The Go-Gos, she also was featured with the cult band Sparks. Studied fashion at the Los Angeles Trade-Technical College.


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Werewolves [Bestiary 1] were said in European folklore to bear tell-tale physical traits even in their human form. These included the meeting of both eyebrows at the bridge of the nose, curved fingernails, low-set ears and a swinging stride. One method of identifying a werewolf in its human form was to cut the flesh of the accused, under the pretense that fur would be seen within the wound. A Russian superstition recalls a werewolf can be recognized by bristles under the tongue. The appearance of a werewolf in its animal form varies from culture to culture, though it is most commonly portrayed as being indistinguishable from ordinary wolves save for the fact that it has no tail (a trait thought characteristic of witches in animal form), is often larger, and retains human eyes and voice. According to some Swedish accounts, the werewolf could be distinguished from a regular wolf by the fact that it would run on three legs, stretching the fourth one backwards to look like a tail. After returning to their human forms, werewolves are usually documented as becoming weak, debilitated and undergoing painful nervous depression. One universally reviled trait in medieval Europe was the werewolf's habit of devouring recently buried corpses, a trait that is documented extensively, particularly in the Annales Medico-psychologiques in the 19th century. Fennoscandian werewolves were usually old women who possessed poison-coated claws and had the ability to paralyze cattle and children with their gaze.

will always love werewolves. Will cheer for them instead of the "hero" in most films.


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Sidney Paget, who was the first illustrator for most of the earliest Sherlock Holmes stories, based the appearance of Holmes on his own brother Walter.

Walter was not displeased with this, and at least once overheard someone tell a frien, "Look, there goes Sherlock Holmes."

The very first person to illustrate a Sherlock Holmes story was Arthur Conan Doyle's father.

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Judge Reinhold is an accomplished whistler, and crooned a western tune for his monologue when he hosted Saturday Night Live (1975) in the late 1980s.


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A troll [Bestiaries 1, 2 & 3] is a supernatural being in Norse mythology and Scandinavian folklore. Trolls are sometimes associated with particular landmarks, which at times may be explained as formed from a troll exposed to sunlight (e.g., Risin og Kellingin). One of the most famous elements of Scandinavian folklore, trolls are depicted in a variety of media in modern popular culture.

In Norse mythology, troll, like thurs, is a term applied to jötnar, and are mentioned throughout the Old Norse corpus. In Old Norse sources, trolls are said to dwell in isolated mountains, rocks, and caves, sometimes live together (usually as father-and-daughter or mother-and-son), and are rarely described as helpful or friendly.

Later, in Scandinavian folklore, trolls become defined as a particular type of being. Numerous tales about trolls are recorded, in which they are frequently described as being extremely old, very strong, but slow and dim-witted, and are at times described as man-eaters and as turning to stone upon contact with sunlight. However, trolls are also attested as looking much the same as human beings, without any particularly hideous appearance about them, but where they differ is in that they live far away from human habitation, and, unlike the rå and näck—who are attested as "solitary beings", trolls generally have "some form of social organization". Where they differ, Lindow adds, is that they are not Christian, and those that encounter them do not know them. Therefore trolls were in the end dangerous, regardless of how well they may get along with Christian society, and trolls display a habit of bergtagning ('kidnapping'; literally "mountain-taking") and overrunning a farm or estate.


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According to my Snapple cap: Thomas Jefferson invented the coat hanger.

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The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) was founded in 1880, and was formed in response to numerous steam boiler pressure vessel failures. The organization conducts one of the world's largest technical publishing operations.

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Drew Carey is a member of Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity.

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Although audiences are used to seeing James Cosmo as a tough, imposing character actor, he is renowned for 'getting the giggles' on set after muddling dialogue. He has featured on several outtakes & bloopers shows in the UK, where he is seen blowing take after take, giggling uncontrollably - and infecting others on set - bringing the shoot to a laughter-filled halt.


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Although audiences are used to seeing James Cosmo as a tough, imposing character actor, he is renowned for 'getting the giggles' on set after muddling dialogue. He has featured on several outtakes & bloopers shows in the UK, where he is seen blowing take after take, giggling uncontrollably - and infecting others on set - bringing the shoot to a laughter-filled halt.

I've also heard that Nick Offerman does this quite frequently.

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One of Frank Oz's first performing duties for The Muppet Show (1976) was performing Rowlf's right hand on The Jimmy Dean Show (1963).


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David M Mallon wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
Although audiences are used to seeing James Cosmo as a tough, imposing character actor, he is renowned for 'getting the giggles' on set after muddling dialogue. He has featured on several outtakes & bloopers shows in the UK, where he is seen blowing take after take, giggling uncontrollably - and infecting others on set - bringing the shoot to a laughter-filled halt.
I've also heard that Nick Offerman does this quite frequently.

I knew this would be relevant one day

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Aberzombie wrote:
Drew Carey is a member of Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity.

So he's a frat boy, what's so special about this fraternity?

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David M Mallon wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
Although audiences are used to seeing James Cosmo as a tough, imposing character actor, he is renowned for 'getting the giggles' on set after muddling dialogue. He has featured on several outtakes & bloopers shows in the UK, where he is seen blowing take after take, giggling uncontrollably - and infecting others on set - bringing the shoot to a laughter-filled halt.
I've also heard that Nick Offerman does this quite frequently.

Jon Stewart also has his moments when you can tell that the joke is too funny for him to keep a straight face. It was considerably more rare with Colbert.


While shooting the second Dumb and Dumber movie, Jeff Daniels also took time out to record the audio commentaey for episode one of the second season of Newsroom

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LazarX wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
Drew Carey is a member of Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity.
So he's a frat boy, what's so special about this fraternity?

It's made of awesomeness. It's also one of the older ones, pre-dating the Civil War. And it was one of the first to go international. Plus, it's got me, but that sort of goes without saying, since I mentioned the awesomeness.


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Kangaroo's can't walk backwards

Nor can Emu's, hence why both appear upon the Australian coat of arms.

Plus, they're a pretty decent cook up at a barby.

But Gamey as all heck.

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In his later years, Peter Cushing and Joyce DeWitt of Three's Company (1977) fame became transatlantic pen pals, when the two became part of the voice-over ensemble for the animated film Walpurgis Night. Peter recorded his role in England, while Joyce later commenced recording in California, alongside his old friend Ferdy Mayne. It was during this time that Joyce, being a fan of both classic films and Shakespeare's works, and Peter, an admirer of the American West, enjoyed their friendship by post.

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