Author Topic: Your Wikipedia find of the week  (Read 95388 times)

Mr Larrington

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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #625 on: 05 December, 2021, 11:11:59 am »
How do you move a dragline excavator 13 miles to its new working location?

You walk it at 0.01mph.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sundew_(dragline)

FTFY.  Forum linky SCIENCE strip off final “)” from bare Wikinaccurate url.  Bad SCIENCE
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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #626 on: 05 December, 2021, 11:17:21 am »
Bad SMurFs.
Through the angel rain, through the dust and the gasoline, through the cruelty of strangers, to the neon dream

Through the angel rain, through the dust and the gasoline, through the cruelty of strangers, to the neon dream

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FifeingEejit

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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #629 on: 15 January, 2022, 10:55:09 pm »
When I first started at the health board we occasionally went to the flat roof pub at the western gateway.
Although we usually managed to eat a burger and chips and shoot some pool without having to fight the locals there was one occasion before my time when the chips arrived only to be returned to the kitchen with the statement "I didn't ask that type of deep fried King Edwards".

Although it was probably actually regal kingsize.

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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #630 on: 22 July, 2022, 02:20:05 pm »
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_vapour_turbine

This sounds like one of those bonkers thought experiments, but they were actually used.  It's not recorded whether anything
 went wrong.  Decommissioning must have been interesting.
Through the angel rain, through the dust and the gasoline, through the cruelty of strangers, to the neon dream