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  1. Mike Bulgakov

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    The first time I went to Wimbledon, I was surprised by the colour of the cream in the strawberries and cream. Since I use milk in my coffee and tea, Wimbledon is probably one of the few places where I have consumed cream.
     
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    The Fischer VT Pro 98 hits a very nice ball with the right strings and proper weight and balance.

    Nice new Radek Stepanek avatar, Sentinel. It is the POV of Nicole going in for a kiss.
     
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    In my hometown, it's not allowed to drive a bicycle threw the towncenter between 10-18 Weekdays and 10-15 Saturdays.
    Sundays however, you are free to do so.
     
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    Today, I went for a run at noon in hot muggy stifling conditions.

    my current avatar is the great British hope, not Radek Stepanek.
     
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    Do not land in Beijing with a fever (even a low one) this summer, unless you want to face a quarantine in a mosquito-ridden substandard hospital.
     
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    Wimbledon 2009 is over.
     
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    Coca-Cola would be green if colouring weren’t added to it.

    You can't kill yourself by holding your breath.


    "Rhythm" is the longest English word without a vowel.
     
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    The first word of the foreword to Nabokov's Lolita is "Lolita." It is also the first word of the first chapter. It is also the last word of the novel.
     
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    the us open hasnt started yet.... =0
     
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    Tennis is played by racquets.
     
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    with humans attached to the handles
     
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    The word "Nuts" have many meanings.
     
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    I don't give a damn about these trumpet playing boy bands, that aint what I call rock and roll, if you'll excuse me it's time to play, creole....CREOLE.
     
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    kid, you are in dire straights.:twisted:
     
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    Courts in tennis have rectangular form.
     
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    After his retirement, John Adams (the 2nd president of the U.S.) spent his days "enjoying his tankard of hard cider each morning before breakfast and rejoicing at the size of his manure pile."

    Yes, this is true, I read it in the Encyclopaedia Britannica.
     
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    Scientific American reports that although cursing is notoriously decried in the public debate, scientists have discovered that swearing may serve an important function in relieving pain. 'Swearing is such a common response to pain that there has to be an underlying reason why we do it,' says Richard Stephens of Keele University in England. A study measured how long college students could keep their hands immersed in cold water. During the chilly exercise, they could repeat an expletive of their choice or chant a neutral word. When swearing, the 67 student volunteers reported less pain and on average endured about 40 seconds longer. How swearing achieves its physical effects is unclear, but the researchers speculate that brain circuitry linked to emotion is involved. Earlier studies have shown that unlike normal language, which relies on the outer few millimeters in the left hemisphere of the brain, expletives hinge on evolutionarily ancient structures buried deep inside the right half like the amygdala, an almond-shaped group of neurons that can trigger a fight-or-flight response in which our heart rate climbs and we become less sensitive to pain..
     
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    Andrei Medvedev once dated Anke Huber.
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    John Harvey Kellogg best known for the invention of the corn flakes breakfast cereal

    He was an especially zealous campaigner against masturbation; this was an orthodox view during his lifetime, especially the earlier part. Kellogg was able to draw upon many medical sources who made claims such as that "neither the plague, nor war, nor small-pox, nor similar diseases, have produced results so disastrous to humanity as the pernicious habit of onanism," credited to one Dr. Adam Clarke. Kellogg strongly warned against the habit in his own words, claiming of masturbation-related deaths "such a victim literally dies by his own hand," among other condemnations. He felt that masturbation destroyed not only physical and mental health, but the moral health of individuals as well. Kellogg also believed the practice of "solitary-vice" caused cancer of the womb, urinary diseases, nocturnal emissions, impotence, epilepsy, insanity, and mental and physical debility – "dimness of vision" was only briefly mentioned.




    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Harvey_Kellogg
     
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    In the town of Young in Australia, there is a store which is half pet shop and half pornography store. It is referred to in Bill Bryson's book Down Under.

    If you ask for a beaver it confuses the shiit out of the guy in the store.
     
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    There are many threads in this forum. And "Useless information thread" is just one of them.
     
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    There is a restaurant in Anaheim, CA near where I used to work called Thai Porn. I think it was a regular Thai restaurant but it looked kind of seedy from the outside and I never went in to find out.
     
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    pardon me but your sig is more interesting than your post! I am in splits over it.
     
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    Cat owners may have suspected as much, but it seems our feline friends have found a way to manipulate us humans.
    Researchers at the University of Sussex have discovered that cats use a "soliciting purr" to overpower their owners and garner attention and food.
    Unlike regular purring, this sound incorporates a "cry", with a similar frequency to a human baby's.
    The team said cats have "tapped into" a human bias - producing a sound that humans find very difficult to ignore.



    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8147566.stm
     
  31. Aykhan Mammadov

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    People speak.
     
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    I think I have to take a leak.
     
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    Aykhan Mammadov's posts are the most useless ones in this thread.
     
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    Hey, so did I....and I had it again with tomatoes on a tortilla for brekky this morning.

    So did that orca?
     
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    Coca-Cola use to contain Cocaine when it first came out.
     
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    Human animals are dangerous for a wild animal's life.


    [see, the ol' reversal]
    which reminds me of (but is not limited to) the week on these boards when those yutzes taunted that tiger at the Zoo in SF last year. Whatever came of that case?
     
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    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/01/16/MN51UFVP4.DTL
    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/05/29/BAPS17T0BD.DTL


    Afghanistan is the biggest opium poppy producer in the world, with opium also funding the Taliban-led insurgency.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/09/AR2009070901892.html
     
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    Gardening, anyone ?

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    Are those rivers of tears.... hey, is that Roger ???? *wink*

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    ^simulation of Earth rotating on its axis???
     
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    Following tomorrow's solar eclipse ...
    from central Asia through China, the islands, the Phillippine Islands, more islands, Polynesia...maybe Kiribati?

    I'm guessing the dark spot is the area seeing a total eclipse.

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    Makes me think of the scene at the wedding near the beginning of Old School.
     
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