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There seems to be continual controversy over the plural of the word 'mouse' - as in computer mouse. Most people seem to be content with 'mice', while a few who don't see it as a real, proper mouse are...
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3 men go into the restaurant at the Hotel Hilbert, where they agree between them to pay exactly a third of the bill and the waitresses tip, whatever the individual costs. At the end of the meal, the...
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A few years ago, some archaeologists had a crazy theory that sounds from man's distant past may have been unwittingly recorded in the grooves made in clay pots as they spun upon the potter's wheel,...
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We've all been told from an early age that mixing blue and yellow gives you green, and have proved this correct by doing it. The primary colours red, blue and yellow, are the 3 colours from which all...
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If you have access to a map of large enough scale, have a look at the borders between Belgium and Holland, and between France and Spain. In Holland, there is a town called Baarle-Nassau, very close to...
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Can those tiny button batteries, or lithium or NiCad batteries, etc. be recharged? If not, why not? And if they can, where does one get a recharging unit? I use quite a lot of them in various devices,...
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When mini cabs were started up, all that was available was the 4-door saloon. They were generically known as mini cabs. In more recent years, with the law restricting the number of passengers to 4,...
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When you enter a building, unless you're Spiderman, you're on the ground floor. But this is the first floor you walk on, so why don't we call it the first floor? By that logic, the first floor is...
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Why do we precede some countries' names with the word 'the? eg, The Gambia, The Sudan, The Lebanon, etc. You never hear 'The Switzerland', or 'The Brazil', do you?
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I recently bought 2 new VCRs off E-Bay, to replace the ones I'd had for many years, and had ceased working efficiently. Both machines are variants of the same make and model, but unfortunately only...
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I've often wondered, but never had the nerve to try it: If you wrote the word 'quid' instead of 'pounds' on a cheque, would the bank still accept it? I know banks can tend to get a bit spiky about...
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Does anybody know if these 7 flexi-discs, which were recorded as gifts to the Beatles' fans and given away with the fan club magazine each Christmas from 1963-1969, have ever been made available on...
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There are many words in the dictionary which are described as 'slang' or 'colloquial'. What I'd like to know is, how is it decided whether words are slang or colloquial, and at what point does a word...
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Can animals cross their eyes? If they can, this poses 2 more questions: Firstly, what benefit can it be to any animal to be able to do this? And secondly, if they can't, that leaves us humans as the...
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Cast your mind back, those of you who are lucky enough to be able to do so, to the 60s and 70s (...yes, we do it all the time, don't we! How fortunate were we to be young in those decades!) This is...
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Does anybody know what is the name of the lettering which is apparently 3-dimensional, but which is physically impossible? To see what I mean (if you don't), go to a record site such as Amazon, and...
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I have 2 tracks on tapes of the Radio 2 programme Sounds of the Sixties which I am desperately trying to find on CD. The problem is not the tracks themselves - they are both easy to find. What I'm...

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