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Grenoble

20,282 posts

62 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Dusty964 said:
John Cruikshank- Apprentice banker

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cruickshank
Bloody hell he's made of strong stuff!

omgus

6,941 posts

82 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Vintage day for the Wiki thread. My productivity is about to take a further hit. thumbup

paolow

2,850 posts

165 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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zcacogp said:
Stone babies, often surgically removed from their mothers' after gestation periods of up to 60 years ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithopedion

(Not gory to look at, just quite interesting. And very rare.)


Oli.
Interesting - but incredibly creepy and also somewhat sad

retrobob

2,023 posts

96 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Just looked this one up for my own info >

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phillips_screwdriver#...

petrolsniffer

2,359 posts

81 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krystyna_Skarbek lead a very intresting and dangerous life shame it came to such a sad and early end
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Mosman

719 posts

112 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Dead Hand - Russian fail-deadly nuclear deterrent...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Hand_(nuclear_wa...

and whilst I'm on the cheerful subject of nuclear annihilation...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letters_of_last_resor...



Edited by Mosman on Friday 5th October 16:37

Traveller

3,316 posts

124 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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retrobob said:
Some more information on Jonathan Idema, quite the Walter Mitty odd ball.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/adamcurtis/2012/06/how_...

Project C

733 posts

112 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Sleep Paralysis

Sleep Paralysis - suffered from this myself a few times although not recently thankfully - Waking up (or as falling to sleep) and being paralysed for a short while.

petrolsniffer

2,359 posts

81 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Mosman said:
Dead Hand - Russian fail-deadly nuclear deterrent...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Hand_(nuclear_wa...

and whilst I'm on the cheerful subject of nuclear annihilation...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letters_of_last_resor...



Edited by Mosman on Friday 5th October 16:37
The cold war facinates me perhaps it's a strange fancination

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1983_Soviet_nuclear_f... No idea if this has been posted but this must of took some nerve!

mrtwisty

2,011 posts

72 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Project C said:
Sleep Paralysis

Sleep Paralysis - suffered from this myself a few times although not recently thankfully - Waking up (or as falling to sleep) and being paralysed for a short while.
Yep, I have had this about once a year for quite a while now. You do get used to it when you know what is happening, but as Wikipedia says:

Many people that experience sleep paralysis are struck with a deep sense of terror, because they sense a menacing presence in the room while paralyzed—hereafter referred to as the intruder. This phenomenon is believed to be the result of a hyper vigilant state created in the midbrain.[7] More specifically, the emergency response activates in the brain when individuals wake up paralyzed and feel vulnerable to attack.[15] This helplessness can intensify the effects of the threat response well above the level typical to normal dreams; this could explain why hallucinations during sleep paralysis are so vivid.

Really not nice the first time it happens!

Urban Sports

11,321 posts

110 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Joseph Williamson the mole of edgehill Liverpool, I've actually visited the tunnels.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Williamson_(ph...

Urban Sports

11,321 posts

110 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Urban Sports

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Urban Sports

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Urban Sports

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Urban Sports

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Google [bot]

3,982 posts

88 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Roger Rogerson. If you ever get the chance to see the mini-series Blue Murder, I suggest you do:

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Rogerson#sect...

Gwagon111

4,422 posts

68 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Project C said:
Sleep Paralysis

Sleep Paralysis - suffered from this myself a few times although not recently thankfully - Waking up (or as falling to sleep) and being paralysed for a short while.
If you get a proper bout, it's st scary. You are well aware if what's going on, but you can't do anything. You think your making a sound, but your not. It's a very strange thing to experience.

Urban Sports

11,321 posts

110 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Disappearance of Frederick Valentich

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Valentich

Urban Sports

11,321 posts

110 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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