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I thought it’d be nice to have a thread for funny little website snippets and wikipaedia entries that make an interesting bit of reading for a slow afternoon.

Things like: Potoooooooo
Indeed, good thread. Not of the same calibre but:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eunice_Huthart

She frequently doubles for Angelina Jolie (and is godmother to her daughter Shiloh Jolie-Pitt),[4] most recently in Salt.
One of my favourite things to read about (and I’ve posted about it in various places before, so you may have already seen this) is The Vegetable Lamb Of Tartary
Mimi wrote:
One of my favourite things to read about (and I’ve posted about it in various places before, so you may have already seen this) is The Vegetable Lamb Of Tartary


That is brilliant!
Kern wrote:

That's Thursday night at Garlands.
I'm sure we've had something like this before, but I'm buggered if I can find it.
There was a thread previously with links to odd tales like The Dyatlov Pass Incident https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyatlov_Pass_incident
How aboot the Mariko Aoki phenomenon?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariko_Aoki_phenomenon

It's Very Zardoz™
"Bookstores with narrow aisles may be particularly problematic."
Dimrill wrote:
How aboot the Mariko Aoki phenomenon?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariko_Aoki_phenomenon

It's Very Zardoz™


Well I have an uncontrollable urge to read every time I enter the toilet.
Findus Fop wrote:
Dimrill wrote:
How aboot the Mariko Aoki phenomenon?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariko_Aoki_phenomenon

It's Very Zardoz™


Well I have an uncontrollable urge to read every time I enter the toilet.


666 bananaz
From an Twitter, a list of odd TV board game tie ins:

https://timworthington.org/2019/07/11/a ... tion-game/
Dimrill wrote:
From an Twitter, a list of odd TV board game tie ins:

https://timworthington.org/2019/07/11/a ... tion-game/


I've played the Dads Army one (my uncle used to have it) I seem to remember it being quite fun (remember this would have been 35 + years ago) - with you having to defuse bombs that blocked areas around the map - yes there was swastika pieces and i think if you flipped them over they were British flags on the reverse.

All very vague but I also think one of the cards was an air raid and you had to all then move to a shelter.....

In other politically incorrect games the other one he had that I remember was the battle of the little big horn - basically a group of cowboys in the middle trying to survive while being overrun with indians

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/532 ... e-big-horn
https://twitter.com/SimonParkin/status/ ... 4971097088


Satsuma wrote:
Findus Fop wrote:


I miss WTB. :(

He was always trying to make us better. The friggin' eejit
MaliA wrote:
http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-087

One of the best
Dimrill wrote:

Jane, while John had had "had", had had "had had". "Had had" had had a better effect on the teacher.

//edit: Oh, it's even in that Wiki article.
MaliA wrote:
http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-087


87 is excellent.
MaliA wrote:
http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-087


That reminds me of the weird and wonderful book “House of Leaves” by Mark Z Danielewski.
There's a lot of crap in SCP but there's really quite a lot of excellent writing too.
Cras wrote:
There's a lot of crap in SCP but there's really quite a lot of excellent writing too.

The good ones tend to be *really* good
DavPaz wrote:
Cras wrote:
There's a lot of crap in SCP but there's really quite a lot of excellent writing too.

The good ones tend to be *really* good


Link me do!
http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-426

This one is about me. Would you like some toast?
Findus Fop wrote:
Indeed, good thread. Not of the same calibre but:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eunice_Huthart

She frequently doubles for Angelina Jolie (and is godmother to her daughter Shiloh Jolie-Pitt),[4] most recently in Salt.


I remember her, she was a really good contestant! And Wesley 'Two Scoops' Berry who has also very good and, IIRC, able to jump over a car.
Berlin Brandenburg Airport

I love this story. Whenever I feel that this country is an utter shitshow that couldn’t organise a piss up in a brewery, which is often, it’s good to remind myself that even the best countries can still monumentally fuck something seemingly simple up on an improbable scale.
DavPaz wrote:
http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-j

I love th
DavPaz wrote:
http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-096


This is ace.
TV history site Transdiffusion is a fun way to scratch a nerdy itch,

The piece on the closedown of TV in 1939 is an enjoyable mix of mythbusting and source discussion.
Kern wrote:
TV history site Transdiffusion is a fun way to scratch a nerdy itch,

The piece on the closedown of TV in 1939 is an enjoyable mix of mythbusting and source discussion.

That's Chinny, right?
Not enough Sugar.
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50–400 million Estimated time for Earth to naturally replenish its fossil fuel reserves.

Well there's some good news for all those green liberal tree-hugging types who keep banging on about the environment!
List of common misconceptions. I hadn't heard of ~70% of them before. :S
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