Author Topic: Your Wikipedia find of the week  (Read 64282 times)

T42

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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #526 on: February 18, 2020, 10:24:11 am »
Mal Volio,, formerly OTP, has alpacas, and a good deal of confidence that his hens are protected from foxes.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #527 on: February 18, 2020, 01:10:31 pm »
There is a road sign somewhere near Monmouth warning of Welsh and English alpacas. Alpacoed. I don't know if those would be his.
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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #528 on: February 18, 2020, 01:33:36 pm »
There is a road sign somewhere near Monmouth warning of Welsh and English alpacas. Alpacoed. I don't know if those would be his.

That's one of those warning signs where you're never sure what to do.  Beware of livestock in the road I suppose.  But it's Wales, so you're already on the lookout for sheep, slow arafs, Tregaron mountain toads and so on, a specific warning for aplacas seems redundant.

See also: "Danger: Golfers" and those ones warning of aircraft.
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FifeingEejit

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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #529 on: February 18, 2020, 01:48:05 pm »
The aircraft one maybe doesn't make sense unless you've had a Tornado F3 take off directly over you, ideally fully loaded and in response to a Russian incursion.
It basically means "beware of very sudden loud noise"

This is directly under the flight path on takeoff/landing at what was RAF Leuchars and less than 100m from the end of the east/west runway.
https://goo.gl/maps/YuHL8xRpdt71hHz4A


Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #530 on: February 18, 2020, 02:04:35 pm »
Where the A38 used to go past the eastern end of the runway for Bristol airport (the road has now been diverted), there were level-crossing style lights to halt traffic for take offs and landings.
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Kim

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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #531 on: February 18, 2020, 02:09:06 pm »
Where the A38 used to go past the eastern end of the runway for Bristol airport (the road has now been diverted), there were level-crossing style lights to halt traffic for take offs and landings.

Brize Norton's got some of those.  I once spent a quality 5 minutes stopped at them, hoping for some impressive aero action.  What we actually got was a lot of jet engine noise from the other side of the hedge, which disappeared unseen in the opposite direction.  Presumably concern that the jet blast might pose a hazard to traffic...
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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #532 on: February 18, 2020, 03:29:01 pm »
Where the A38 used to go past the eastern end of the runway for Bristol airport (the road has now been diverted), there were level-crossing style lights to halt traffic for take offs and landings.

They still have them at Sumburgh airport.  The big wet salty thing at either end of the runway prevent road diversions pretty effectively  ;D
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LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #533 on: February 18, 2020, 03:38:17 pm »
And at RAF Northolt in the badlands of west London. I can only recall being stopped there twice and not recently.
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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #534 on: February 18, 2020, 04:16:18 pm »
Mal Volio,, formerly OTP, has alpacas.....

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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #535 on: February 18, 2020, 04:20:59 pm »
Not from Wiki, but I was so impressed by the info, I may actually add it to wiki.

Tank tops are called tank tops, because swimming pools used to be called swimming tanks, and you'd wear an all in one swimming suit called a tank suit. A tank top, looks like the top of a tank suit.

As there's a tank top, I assume there's also a tank bottom, but no one talks about them these days.

Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #536 on: February 18, 2020, 11:25:39 pm »
There is a road sign somewhere near Monmouth warning of Welsh and English alpacas. Alpacoed. I don't know if those would be his.

That's one of those warning signs where you're never sure what to do.  Beware of livestock in the road I suppose.  But it's Wales, so you're already on the lookout for sheep, slow arafs, Tregaron mountain toads and so on, a specific warning for aplacas seems redundant.

See also: "Danger: Golfers" and those ones warning of aircraft.


There's a beware of the duck sign on a road near Bangor.

Kim

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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #537 on: February 18, 2020, 11:36:23 pm »
There's a beware of the duck sign on a road near Bangor.

See, if that was a goose it would make sense.
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