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One more time for Terry Ga ga Ga Ga Garr :)

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The same guy created both Pong and Chuck E. Cheese.
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I don't know whether significant on the Zappa context (I know he emphasized it was to distinguish it from other books on him) but, the original The Real Book was a music sheet book compiled in Berkley

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Learnt of the 18th century composer and contemporary of Mozart, Corona Strötter.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:28 am 
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The Bulwer Lytton Fiction Contest: Entrants are invited "to compose the opening sentence to the worst of all possible novels" – that is, one which is deliberately bad.
This year's winner is Lisa Kluber:
"Her Dear John missive flapped unambiguously in the windy breeze, hanging like a pizza menu on the doorknob of my mind."

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1. The first recorded use of toilet paper was in 6th Century China.
2. By the 14th Century, the Chinese government was mass-producing it.
3. Packaged toilet paper wasn’t sold in the United States until 1857.
4. Joseph Gayetty, the man who introduced packaged TP to the U.S., had his name printed on every sheet.
5. Global toilet paper demand uses nearly 30,000 trees every day.
6. That’s 10 million trees a year. You
7. It wasn’t until 1935 that a manufacturer was able to promise “Splinter-Free Toilet Paper.”
8. Seven percent of Americans admit to stealing rolls of toilet paper in hotels.

9. Americans use an average of 8.6 sheets of toilet paper per trip to the bathroom.
10. The average roll has 333 sheets.
11. Historically, what you use to wipe depended on your income level.

12. In the middle ages they used something called a “Gompf Stick” which was just an actual stick used to scrape.
13. Wealthy Romans used wool soaked in rose water and French royalty used lace.
14. Other things that were used before toilet paper include: Hay, corncobs, sticks, stones, sand, moss, hemp, wool, husks, fruit peels, ferns, sponges, seashells, and broken pottery.
15. 70% to 75% of the world still doesn’t use toilet paper because it is too expensive or there is not sufficient plumbing.
16. In many Western European countries, bidets are seen as more effective and preferable to toilet paper.

17. Colored toilet paper was popular in the U.S. until the 1940s.
18. The reason toilet paper disintegrates so quickly when wet is that the fibers used to make it are very short.

19. On the International Space Station, they still use regular toilet paper but it has to be sealed in special containers and compressed.
20. During Desert Storm, the U.S. Army used toilet paper to camouflage their tanks.
21. In 1973 Johnny Carson caused a toilet paper shortage. He said as a joke that there was a shortage, which there wasn’t, until everyone believed him and ran out to buy up the supply. It took three weeks for some stores to get more stock.
22. There is a contest sponsored by Charmin to design and make wedding dresses out of toilet paper. The winner gets $2,000.

23. There was a toilet paper museum in Wisconsin, The Madison Museum of Bathroom Tissue, but it closed in 2000.
24. The museum once had over 3,000 rolls of TP from places all over the world, including The Guggenheim, Ellis Island, and Graceland.
25. There is still a virtual toilet paper museum called Nobody’s Perfect.
26. In 1996, President Clinton passed a “Toilet Paper Tax” of 6 cents per roll, which is still in effect today.
27. The Pentagon uses, on average, 666 rolls of toilet paper per day.

28. The most expensive toilet paper in the world is from Portuguese brand Renova.
29. Renova is three-ply, perfumed, costs $3 per roll and comes in several colors including black, red, blue and green.
30. The CEO of Renova came up with the idea for black toilet paper while he was at a Cirque du Soleil show.
31. Beyoncé uses only red Renova toilet paper.

32. Kris Jenner uses only the black Renova toilet paper.

33. If you hang your toilet paper so you can pull it from the top, you’re considered intelligent than someone who pulls it from the bottom.
34. Koji Suzuki, a Japanese horror novelist best known for writing The Ring, had an entire novel printed on a single roll of toilet paper.
35. The novel takes place in a public bathroom and the entire story runs approximately three feet long.
36. When asked what necessity they would bring to a desert island, 49% of people said toilet paper before food.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:47 am 
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Toilet papering (also called TP-ing, house wrapping, yard rolling, or simply rolling) is the act of covering an object, such as a tree, house, or another structure with toilet paper. This is typically done by throwing numerous toilet paper rolls in such a way that they unroll in midair and thus fall on the targeted object in multiple streams. Toilet papering can be an initiation, a joke, a prank, or an act of revenge. It is common in the United States and frequently takes place on Halloween, April Fools' Day, or after the completion of school events such as graduation or the homecoming football game.


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Mr. Nice Guy wrote:
Toilet papering (also called TP-ing, house wrapping, yard rolling, or simply rolling) is the act of covering an object, such as a tree, house, or another structure with toilet paper. This is typically done by throwing numerous toilet paper rolls in such a way that they unroll in midair and thus fall on the targeted object in multiple streams. Toilet papering can be an initiation, a joke, a prank, or an act of revenge. It is common in the United States and frequently takes place on Halloween, April Fools' Day, or after the completion of school events such as graduation or the homecoming football game.

You've really never heard of this before??

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You've really never heard of this before??
Not only heard of it - but done it. 8)

I'm simply adding to Bonny's list.

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Edet used coloured toilet paper rolls as unique product selling point, back in the 80s, you know how much fun they are for kids and crafts? For months they ran ads with hundreds of ideas you can do with toilet paper rolls.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:13 am 
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33. If you hang your toilet paper so you can pull it from the top, you’re considered intelligent than someone who pulls it from the bottom.

Oh, don't get me started on this! Toilet paper from the bottom (easier tear) - paper towels from the top (fully displays decorative print). 8)


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Koiné languages are the mergers of two, with the result roughly equal parts of both. Danes imposed a written language on Norwegians, while the spoken language was quite different. The term is named for when this happened to Greeks.

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Tero wrote:
Koiné languages are the mergers of two, with the result roughly equal parts of both. Danes imposed a written language on Norwegians, while the spoken language was quite different. The term is named for when this happened to Greeks.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koin%C3%A9_language

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Scientists have discovered the cure for hiccups!
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I hear an Ig Nobel coming...

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I hear an Ig Nobel coming...



coming hic...coming hic...coming hic... :mrgreen:


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I wonder if their "cure" is better than my fathers.....
Ten (10) shots of the spirit of your choice, except rum.....
like all "remedies" you must drink all ten (10), even if the hic cups are gone at two.
Don't mix the spirit or the brand, doesn't work with beer or, as previously mentioned, rum.....
Warning: May induce a party for one.....

Never Fails.....hic



or was it ten sips of water.....

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