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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:39 pm 
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Mansfield Smith-Cumming .... During WW2 was undercover in Germany, but didn't speak a word of German!

He probably followed the advice I was given prior to my german 'o level' exam.
"If in doubt use the english word, and put 'en' on the end."
I got an 'unclassified' BTW...
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There appears to be a connection between obesity and taking antibiotics before the age of 1.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:10 am 
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There appears to be a connection between obesitas and taking antibiotics before the age of 1.



Is that obesity in your language BBP?

Ah yes, just googlerised obesitas and answered my own question, obesity it is....


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Italian mannerist painter Giulio Romano made a fresco with the title:
"Scene showing that those born under the sign of Aries in conjunction with the constellation of the Goat are imparted with an aptitude for playing the zampogna and an inclination to amorous passions, symbolised by the musician and the pastoral dance"

Looks like this:
http://www.wikigallery.org/wiki/painting_236057/Giulio-Romano-%28Orbetto%29/Scene-showing-that-those-born-under-the-sign-of-Aries-in-conjunction-with-the-constellation-of-the-Goat-are-imparted-with-an-aptitude-for-playing-the-zampogna-and-an-inclination-to-amorous-passions%2C-symbolised-by-the-musician-and-the-pastoral-dance%2C-from

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BBP wrote:
Italian mannerist painter Giulio Romano made a fresco with the title:
"Scene showing that those born under the sign of Aries in conjunction with the constellation of the Goat are imparted with an aptitude for playing the zampogna and an inclination to amorous passions, symbolised by the musician and the pastoral dance"

The chinese translation for it is this -

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A nascendo morimur is a painting of a baby and a skull - from birth to death.

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There appears to be a connection between obesity and taking antibiotics before the age of 1.

Damn, my kid had no chance, having antibiotics for the 1st 3 days of his life..... Let's hope it's a small connection, or that in this case nurture trumps nature.

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Renaissance painter Arcimboldo had a sense of humour, which you might have noticed if you were in the Louvre in that long, long, Asian-filled corridor that leads to the Mona Lisa: one of his portraits made of fruit hangs there. Apparently he's the spiritual father to both horse fads and cosplay.

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Buddy Rich passed away after brain surgery. His last words were, when the nurse asked him "Is there anything you can't take?" he replied "Yeah, country music."

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There really IS a place called Oberammergau! It's not just a song they bully Dutch elementary school kids with!

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Syphilis was brought to Europe by Columbus's crew. The first major outbreak in Europe took place in 1495 - until the discovery of 1929 that syphilis could be treated with malaria, the spirochete claimed many lives.
Between 1932 and 1972, the US Public Health Service conducted unethical experiments on 600 poor men from Macon Country, who were infected without their knowing, and then some being treated with antibiotics, and a control group left untreated, causing control group death and babies contracting it at birth.

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If you got too 10 garages 20 different tyer fitters For Wheel balance and Alignment and you still got a problem
Check you front mud flaps ain't rubbing :x

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...the spirochete ...

Always reminds me of Catpuke! :)

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Syphilis was brought to Europe by Columbus's crew. The first major outbreak in Europe took place in 1495 - until the discovery of 1929 that syphilis could be treated with malaria, the spirochete claimed many lives.
Between 1932 and 1972, the US Public Health Service conducted unethical experiments on 600 poor men from Macon Country, who were infected without their knowing, and then some being treated with antibiotics, and a control group left untreated, causing control group death and babies contracting it at birth.
Was it mentioned that they were all black, illiterate, and received no treatment long after penicillin and other antibiotics were available? They were told they had "bad blood". [The Tuskeegee Experiment] (FZ's "Thing-Fish" reference to it is all too obvious when Ike "Thing-Fish" Willis says the line, "Juss like when they was messin' wit de zyphillis.") That was the very first development of what's now the "CDC".

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FZ made a reference to it? Hey! Sumptin' noo every day!

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Many languages have, besides the Latin names for the months, alternative names. In Dutch these are rarely used: you learn them in elementary school and maybe get a question about them in Trivial Pursuit, but that's it. From 1806 to 1810, when Louis Napoleon (brother of that one Napoleon) was king of The Netherlands, it was obligated to use the ol' names. The Dutch national-socialistic movement NSB also used these in their circle.

The Dutch names are as follows:

Jan: louwmaand (refers to leather preparation) ijsmaand (ice month) wolfsmaand (wolf month) hardmaand (rough month)

Feb: sprokkelmaand (has nothing to do with sprokkelen, gathering wood, but it comes from what the Romans referred to as Spurcalia, a heathen celebration of which I couldn't find the exact nature but it's alluded to that it's not PG); schrikkelmaand (leap month); kortemaand (short month); slijkmaand (mud); regenmaand (rain);

March: lentemaand (spring); buienmaand (refers to rain); guldenmaand (gold month); dorremaand (dry month)

April: grasmaand (grass); paasmaand (Easter); eiermaand (eggs). April might be named after the Latin aperire which means to open.

May: bloeimaand (bloom); Mariamaand (Mary).
Trivia about May: it begins on a different day than any other month in the year, even in leap years.

June: zomermaand (summer); weidemaand (field month); rozenmaand (roses). In Christian traditions the Month Of The Holy Heart.

July: hooimaand (hay); sometimes oogstmaand (harvest) but that might be confusing with August.

Aug: oogstmaand (harvest month). The word "oogst" is actually derived from Augustus.

Sep: herfstmaand (autumn); fruitmaand (fruit); havermaand (oat); evenemaand (also oats); gerstmaand (type of wheat), d' ander oogstmaand (the other harvest month)

Oct: zaaimaand (Nazi name, sowing); wijnmaand (wine), rozenkransmaand (rosary)

Nov: slachtmaand (slaughter); bloedmaand (blood); nevelmaand (fog)

December: wintermaand (winter); kerstmaand (Christmas); donkeremaand (dark month), sneeuwmaand (snow month)

And just heard of the Naarden bloodbath. Wiki addiction alert!

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found out what a Zombie is http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q= ... Ww&cad=rja

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Hahahaha! That's funny!

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13 August is International Left-Handers Day.

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Previously I'd posted about getting a major attack of heartbreak when I learnt that Metallica blatantly ripped off Bleak House's Rainbow Warrior for Welcome Home (Sanitarium): now a friend sends me a link with another tune they borrowed for the intro:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNvYrlgHl48
Great White - Streetkiller.

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Previously I'd posted about getting a major attack of heartbreak when I learnt that Metallica blatantly ripped off Bleak House's Rainbow Warrior for Welcome Home (Sanitarium): now a friend sends me a link with another tune they borrowed for the intro:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNvYrlgHl48
Great White - Streetkiller.

Funny too, is that the end riff of Sanitarium sounds very close to Tom Sawyer by Rush.


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