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Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:Ohh snap. I’ve heard either Stairway to Heaven or Beelzeboss, but I’m not 100%
It’s Stairway to Heaven. Listen to the song again, at the very end, the very very end, they play the opening chord from Stairway to Heaven.
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The shower water on Alcatraz was intentionally kept very hot. The reason? So prisoner's wouldn't get used to cold water and be able to swim to shore if they escaped
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Here you go

Useless trivia and other stuff.

I've always liked old school v8s.

I like the smell and sound of 60s and 70s v8s

I've never known true love.

My life feels like it's a waste on someone better.

Yet, I still feel a sense of peace and calm.

It's not worth squabbling over differences. It's the ability and kindness to overlook that which makes us human.

We're all the same.

But we're also different

No wonder we hurt ourselves .

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Everything ok, dubs?
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Yeah you ok Dubs?
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Next time you're watching a whodunnit movie, you can eliminate the bad guys by seeing who is using an iphone. Apple will only allow iPhones to be placed in movies if bad characters don't use them
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Volkswagen sells more sausages than cars. The company's cafeteria would make the from scratch since inception, and in the 1970's they realised sausages would make a good side hustle

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Garage door up at 11-30am Saturday morning dubby..

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Deep Roy, of 2005's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory fame, played all 165 Oompa Loompas in the movie. This required him to perform seperate acts for each character, and he successfully negotiated to be paid per character.

He was one of the highest paid cast members in the film
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In the 1700s, King Louis XIV and other males began wearing high heels as a sign of status. They became extremely popular amongst men, and a race for increasingly higher heels began. Eventually heel heights were regulated; ½ inch for commoners, 1 inch for the bourgeois, 1½ inches for knights, 2 inches for nobles and 2½ inches for princes
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The image below is the Choluteca Bridge in Honduras. It was built in 1998 to go over the river, as bridges are meant to, however in 1998 Honduras was hit by Hurricane Mitch. The hurricane rerouted the river and destroyed the roads on either side of the bridge. It's now known as 'The bridge to nowhere'.

There's probably a lesson in this, around fixing something to solve a problem now, vs coming up with a future proof solution

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The modern carousel emerged from early jousting traditions Medieval times. Knights would gallop in a circle while tossing balls from one to another.

The word carousel originated from the Italian Carosella and Spanish Carosella "Little battle", used by crusaders to describe a combat preparation exercise and game played by Turkish and Arabian horsemen in the 12th century.

By the 17th century, the balls had been replaced with small rings that were hanging from poles overhead that the riders had to rip off with spears. The game began to be played by commoners, and carousels soon sprung up at fairgrounds across Europe.
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When Medieval monks would fast for religious reasons they would sometimes drink lots of beer instead of eating food, since drinking did not count as "food".
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