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On 12/24/2019 at 2:34 AM, me N u said:

 

Thats a ding to colleda !

Thanks.

Q. The Dugong, similar to Manatee and sometimes called a Sea Cow is closely related to what other mammal?

These sea creatures (dugongs etc) have been attributed as the origin of the mermaid. Being so long at sea did strange things to the minds of sailors.

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Thanks searcherdog.  Just another of those odd miscellaneous facts my brain has squirrelled away on it's hard drive!

 

To prolong Christmas a little longer (we have until Twelfth Night) here's another seasonal question.

 

In 1966 the Royal Mail issued the first of its now traditional pictorial Christmas postage stamps.  How was the design chosen?  BTW it was 3d (ie old pennies) back then to send a card!

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That's a quick ding to Boggin's Dad.  They had to select the winners from over 5000 entries.  Blue Peter had fingers in a lot of pies - guaranteed high profile for any cause or objective & all without modern technology & social media on tap.  Anyone still got an Advent Crown?  LOL!!

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BASE jumping is clearly quite a dangerous occupation, however there are sports with a higher number of fatalities each year.

 

Which sport accounts for the highest number of deaths? 

 

As my little boys who play rugby are always told, The ref is always right, even when he is wrong, so I will be the final arbiter.

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3 hours ago, Boggin's Dad said:

Spot on hal-an-tow a ding to you

 

More people die playing bowls than any other sport.

That gives me a great excuse to not take it up. The excitement must be too great. I'll stick to racing my sailboard against the other septuagenarians in my sailing club.

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4 hours ago, Boggin's Dad said:

Spot on hal-an-tow a ding to you

 

More people die playing bowls than any other sport.

Thanks.

According to family tales, I took my first steps on a bowling green (my parents ran a pub which had one at the time) and I have absolutely no intention of providing some sort of narrative symmetry by taking my last steps on one as well  ...

 

OK, my question :

Who said, on children's TV some years ago    "  @@@ it, the @@@@@  thing's stuck again ! "

Yes, quote censored for bad language here, as it was on the BBC .

 

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29 minutes ago, MartyBartfast said:

One of The Clangers, but not sure which one :P but when you watch the clip it fits perfectly to the soundtrack.

Ding ( or possibly swanee whistle tootle) to MartyBartfast.

 

'Twas Major Clanger himself, here's an account of the incident with the script and the mischievous use  Oliver Postgate put that sound clip to years later (about half way down the page) and QI showed the relevant clip. Mind you, in that QI episode Steven Fry says that the Clangers were in an episode of Dr Who , which is a bit misleading,  In one scene The Master was watching TV, and an episode of the Clangers was on the screen.

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