Did you know it’s Friday?and other stuff

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Apparently it,s Friday today. Here are some more facts for youse.

A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

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The world’s oldest piece of chewing gum is 9000 years old.

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The elephant is the only mammal that can’t jump.

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The last time the Republican Party won a presidential election without somebody named either Bush or Nixon on the ticket was 1928.

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Richard Nixon poses in October 1960. (AP Photo)

Sunshine Coast Airport to Hamilton Island Airport is 812km’s

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An Ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

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So there we go a few fun facts to start The Pub’s Friday Night. Add your own and a prize to whomever comes up with the best will be awarded.

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We will do another participation  trivia night soon.

 

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277 thoughts on “Did you know it’s Friday?and other stuff

  1. Saint-Martin-La-Plaine, France

    Director of the Espace Zoologique, Pierre Thivillon, and his wife Eliane with Digit, an 18-year-old female gorilla. The park, in the south-east of the country, cares for animals that have been rescued by the French authorities

    Photograph: Philippe Desmazes/AFP/Getty Images

  2. New series

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    Sunday 28th August at 8:30 pm (90 minutes)
    Changing Tides: DCI Vera Stanhope investigates the death of a young woman in a suspicious fire that rips through a coastal holiday park.
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  3. Very poor journalism here by Adam Gartrell, who never seems to bother with facts.
    http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/pressure-builds-on-turnbull-government-to-abandon-newstart-cuts-20160826-gr2bwl.html

    The cutting of the clean energy supplement is across the board for all welfare payments including the age pension, not just for Newstart. If – it’s a big ‘if’ – this filthy cut gets past the senate we will end up with two classes of pensioners and other people on benefits. We will have those who were lucky enough to have their payment organised before the cut-off sate and those who will miss out.

    Turnbull and Scummo and the rest of the pack need to understand one little fact. As long as they keep kicking the most disadvantaged and those most in need of welfare while refusing to make big tax-avoiding companies pay any tax at all their revenue problem will keep growing and their polling will keep on falling.

    Why should it be up to Labor and a conglomerate of Greens, minor parties and indies to stand up for the rights of the aged, the sick, the disabled and the unemployed by refusing to pass this government’s nasty legislation? This damned government is supposed to be looking after us all, not just looking after their rich mates and Liberal Party donors.

    Bring on that early election! Fizza would lose in a landslide now.

  4. I’ve pasted the tweet, but not a separate link, because for some reason medium.com links don’t seem to work here on this wordpress blog. If you put the URL in a comment, it simply disappears once you post it. Best to add a tweet link for any medium web site article and go in via that.

    Anyway, this article is a counterpoint to the IPA article in the Saturday Paper. The author (not a right-winger) says they have nowhere near the amount of influence Mike Seccombe likes to make out.

    • Well, he would say that, wouldn’t he. What else could he do after the IPA managed to get him a senate seat.

  5. I’ve finished my task for the weekend and put up the results of the by-elections in Queensland since 1912 that haven’t been put up before. A goal has been achieved.

    Unfortunately as that’s done, a new goal has occurred – namely that it seems that the NSW Electoral Atlas, which had every single electoral result in NSW from 1856-2007 has been taken offline, and by the looks of it, nobody cares enough to reinstate it. Probably a petty penny-pinching cost cutting measure from the Dimples state government so they can have a bit more caviar at their Liberal/National party fundraisers or whatever garbage they’re trying there.

    So, given that I’ve got the resources over time, that’ll be my next goal. Unfortunately I can only go back to 1894 at this point, but hopefully in the next few years, all that will be up on Wikipedia someday.

    I wonder if Adam Carr or “Psephos” has taken notice of the work done on Wikipedia yet. In my dealings with him, he’s a knowledgeable individual, of course very determined in his extensive psephological work, but can come across as a bit difficult to deal with sometimes. But, he has successfully put up every Victorian election result up on his site, including the days when Victoria elected members to the NSW parliament in the 1840’s.

    Maybe that day will come down the track when the results of every Queensland, WA, NSW and SA election is up on Wikipedia. I’ve already popped up all the historical NT state elections (except 2016 and by-elections), so those later goals should eventually happen.

  6. Kirsdarke,

    Your energy and dedication are truly admirable. Please accept, with The Pub’s respects . . .

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