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Pearling

In the Northwest of England disputes are settled by pearling.  Two disputants, wearing clogs and bound to one another by each others like wrist, kick each other on the shins until one submits.  Broken shins are quite common.

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JohnnyBlaze said:

This is excellent!

Keep up the great thread, Mags.



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There are trees that can grow more than one kind of fruit, and they're called fruit salad trees.

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Sea otters have a pouch under their forearm to store their favourite rocks. <3

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Here's one that it rather synonymous with the current crisis.....

Before toilet paper/tissue was invented, Americans were forced to rely on other sources!They used corn cobs, and alternatively, periodicals, like the "Farmer's Almanac" became the more preferred choice!  (More comfort???)  In fact, this particular publication was designed with a center hole so it could be hung in the "Out-Houses"!!

Ummmm...if "necessity( Covid 19)  is the mother of invention........Welllll.....( I think NOT!!!)

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Do You realize, that it is impossible to H U M while holding your nose?  

(...And You just tried it....didn't You??? lol!  )

Its true!  Normally, its quite impossible to perform this action, because when you hum, air flow escapes thru your nostrils---thus producing this resonate sound!

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I was quite surprised, when i accidentally discovered this fact!

The brilliant painter, Michelangelo, became very disgruntled while painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel! It seems that he hated the commissioned task sooo much, he expressed his feelings in a poem that he sent to a friend!

One translation of his piece begins:

" I've already grown a goiter from this torture,
Hunched up here like a cat in Lombardi
( Or any else where the stagnant water is poison.....")

guess he wasn't as thrilled to  be given this honored task, as some historians would lead us to believe!

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Sloth VS Dolphin

by slowing their heart rates, Sloths can 'hold their breath for up to 40 mins....while dolphins are forced to surface for air,after approximately 10!

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AnonymousBystander said:Pearling

In the Northwest of England disputes are settled by pearling.  Two disputants, wearing clogs and bound to one another by each others like wrist, kick each other on the shins until one submits.  Broken shins are quite common.


Only in the North eh? Seen film of this on You Tube. Insanely amusing, but probably very painful.

In rural Wales there was something similar, where scarecrows were wielded as weapons. Must do some research. It could be fatal I guess.

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DarkEnchantress said:Do You realize, that it is impossible to H U M while holding your nose?  

(...And You just tried it....didn't You??? lol!  )

Its true!  Normally, its quite impossible to perform this action, because when you hum, air flow escapes thru your nostrils---thus producing this resonate sound!


Just tried it , successfully hummed Amazing Grace all the way through...

Someone did not know how to do it , that is all...

And it was completely held closed , with thumb and two fingers...

Someone is merely incapable...not saying you...just whoever
claimed that as a truth...

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Magdalena said:In the 16th century, poets exchanged rap-battle like stylised insults in an act called "flyting"


The word "flyting" comes from the Old English word for "quarrel." Something like today's freestyle rap battles, the purposes of flyting was to craft poetic insults so devastating to your competitor that they'd be too insulted to muster a comeback. One recorded exchange is known as The Flyting of Dunbar and Kennedie, in which Kennedie tells Dunbar, "You look like the crows already ate your cheeks; Renounce, rebel, your rhymes and sorry shrieks." What a burn.



Interesting...

Nice to know origin of a *word*...

However , *bardic duels* were fought , especially
in circles with Druids and Bards , from at least the
1300's , and many of us from the pagan tradition ,
have heard the tales , passed down in our bardic
circles at Pagan Gatherings , of duels far older
than that , transmitted through *oral tradition*

I used to run a long term *Bardic Duel* on a  Pagan
website about 18 years ago...good stout , and battle
with words...( what more could you ask for )...

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Blackwolf said:

Just tried it , successfully hummed Amazing Grace all the way through...

Someone did not know how to do it , that is all...

And it was completely held closed , with thumb and two fingers...

Someone is merely incapable...not saying you...just whoever
claimed that as a truth...


Hee! Hee!  Guess i must be one of those unfortunate, incompetent individuals that just c a n n o t accomplish this feat  I just end up gasping....and no recognizable notes come forth!

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I have actually been one who has been a practitioner
of chanting , and deep breathing techniques for years...

Probably helps...( no smoking of tobacco ever , quit herb  pretty much in 2005 )

That probably helps...;)

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Blackwolf said:

Just tried it , successfully hummed Amazing Grace all the way through...

Someone did not know how to do it , that is all...

And it was completely held closed , with thumb and two fingers...

Someone is merely incapable...not saying you...just whoever
claimed that as a truth...



Do show  me thinks the phrase full of shit applies




The first lion which roared at the start of MGM movies was from Dublin Zoo, he was named after an Irish god til he got there, thet changed his name to Leo

after some years MGM got in touch with Dublin zoo and asked for 11 lions 'to kill Christians'

the zoo people refused send them

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