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by Tizer
26 Jan 2021, 10:43
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 4870
Views: 222025

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Metal fume fever.... Wikipedia `Metal fume fever, also known as brass founders' ague, brass shakes, zinc shakes, galvie flu, metal dust fever, Welding Shivers, or Monday morning fever, is an illness primarily caused by exposure to chemicals such as zinc oxide (ZnO), aluminium oxide (Al2O3), or magne...
by Tizer
26 Jan 2021, 10:30
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 5304
Views: 251617

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Perhaps we could apply aromatic screening to detect covid-19? After all, they train dogs to detect cancer, don't they! :extrawink:
by Tizer
26 Jan 2021, 10:19
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2457
Views: 50530

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

A friend of mine who lives in Kent tells me that anyone who is symptom free is being offered a covid test once a fortnight. That seems like a good plan. It does, I wonder if there is enough resource for the whole country to adopt that. I know care workers and medical staff are regularly tested and ...
by Tizer
26 Jan 2021, 10:03
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1850
Views: 129325

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

This guidance is sorely needed and our Kew scientists are probably the best to provide it...
`Scientists address myths over large-scale tree planting' LINK
by Tizer
26 Jan 2021, 10:02
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 1078
Views: 27147

Re: Seen in the News

A different way to make a tunnel...
`East Coast Main Line: Tunnel painstakingly pushed underground' LINK
by Tizer
26 Jan 2021, 09:53
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12609
Views: 623720

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

No gutters, drainpipes or anything overhanging - the bird bath is out in the middle of the garden. It's too far away from the house and the walls and fences for any ice to drop from them into the bowl, even in a strong wind. Any practical joker would have to get over 6ft high fences and I doubt anyo...
by Tizer
25 Jan 2021, 11:14
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 2159
Views: 125383

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

Very good! :good:

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by Tizer
25 Jan 2021, 11:09
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 4870
Views: 222025

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

...It is also poisonous to humans if very hot like an exhaust pipe. There are instances of deaths from this recorded in the early days of motor racing. I'm having trouble matching that up with the use of copper piping in domestic hot water systems. Does it mean water from my hot water tap is poison...
by Tizer
25 Jan 2021, 11:05
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 3041
Views: 211127

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

I heard someone on the radio the other day who obviously should have used the word `ingenuous' but he pronounced it `ingenius'! :smile:
by Tizer
25 Jan 2021, 10:53
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2457
Views: 50530

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

....Manually, it is a sign in, generally located near the door and next to the hand sanitizer, though you only have to write your first name and phone number..... I sign in manually and carry MY OWN PEN and don’t touch the paperwork. Maz, you might have thousands of people signing in with false nam...
by Tizer
25 Jan 2021, 10:24
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8960
Views: 394378

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I'm glad somebody is raising this issue. I'm not sure about the federal model but something needs to be done to hold us all together, there are too many divisions already... `Gordon Brown: UK could become 'failed state' without reform' LINK `The UK must reform how it is governed or risk becoming a "...
by Tizer
25 Jan 2021, 10:17
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 1078
Views: 27147

Re: Seen in the News

After my experiences with the Environment Agency in the Somerset Levels this news doesn't surprise me. The locals had to fight to get much of the work handed back to the old drainage boards. As Gordon Brown notes today on a different subject, the UK is turning into a failed state.... `Swathes of Eng...
by Tizer
25 Jan 2021, 09:52
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12609
Views: 623720

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Well, that's an imaginative thought! We still haven't come up with any suitable answer and then we end up with things like `A piece of ice that fell off an aircraft passing overhead'! If it was just a lump of ice it might be easier to explain but the shape of a squashed hollow tube...well, that's go...
by Tizer
24 Jan 2021, 16:55
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2457
Views: 50530

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Another example of the selfish minority...
`Hackney railway arch rave attended by '300 people'' LINK
by Tizer
24 Jan 2021, 14:42
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 3041
Views: 211127

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Yet another example of an innocent word or phrase being hijacked by a group to suit their own claims... BBC journalist Laura Kuennsberg has been attacked on social media and reported to the BBC directors for using the phrase `nitty-gritty' in one of her political news articles. The `woke' warriors c...
by Tizer
24 Jan 2021, 14:30
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2457
Views: 50530

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

It looks like the management of this school in this specific incident may not have known what was planned but it's now clear these parties involving `ultra-orthodox' Jews have been going on in various other London schools: Jerusalem Post I suppose it's a bit like the evangelist Christians in the US ...
by Tizer
24 Jan 2021, 12:23
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 2199
Views: 62883

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

We've had heat waves in the Arctic and now this...
`Snow falls in the Sahara desert' LINK
by Tizer
24 Jan 2021, 12:19
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2457
Views: 50530

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Wendy the early reports were based on what people told the police when they complained. The police found about 140 were there.

Tripps, that reply seems a bit out of character for you. A touch of guilty until proven innocent? :smile:
by Tizer
24 Jan 2021, 12:10
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 2159
Views: 125383

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

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by Tizer
24 Jan 2021, 12:03
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12609
Views: 623720

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

This was a mystery object for us in our garden this morning. We had sub-zero conditions last night and the pond is frozen over. The first photo shows a ceramic dish which we keep filled with water for the birds to drink and bathe in. It was full of water yesterday and this froze overnight. The first...
by Tizer
24 Jan 2021, 11:31
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8960
Views: 394378

Re: POLITICS CORNER

See THIS BBC article on Johnson's call to Biden. I think the PM has a photographer on permanent duty now, always with him. Could this be true? He doesn't need a photographer, everyone around him has a smartphone camera and even when he's alone he can easily set up a selfie. Some headline articles i...
by Tizer
24 Jan 2021, 11:19
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 2457
Views: 50530

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

I read this in Comments somewhere, - It's just someone else's take on the situation - but remembering that mRNA vaccines are readliy modified to deal with mutations. Let's hope so. So to recap, lockdown modelling assumed being able to isolate a virus, a virus having a low mutation rate, there being...
by Tizer
24 Jan 2021, 10:54
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 1078
Views: 27147

Re: Seen in the News

This was a bad idea from the start... `Smart motorways are dangerous, says Yorkshire police chief' LINK `A police and crime commissioner (PCC) has written to the government to say smart motorways are "inherently unsafe and dangerous and should be abandoned". South Yorkshire PCC Dr Alan Billings wrot...
by Tizer
24 Jan 2021, 10:50
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1481
Views: 108862

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Jennifer Morgan, executive director of Greenpeace International, commenting on the US returning to the climate change talks: "I think the United States needs to recognise that the world is very different than it was four years ago and enter in, in partnership and humility, not coming back in telling...
by Tizer
24 Jan 2021, 10:46
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1549
Views: 114954

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Good news. Obama vetoed this pipeline which would carry dirty Alberta Tar Sands oil into America and all the way to Houston to be shipped abroad. Then Trump started it again.
`Keystone pipeline: Biden 'to cancel it on his first day'' LINK

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