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Postby boohoo » Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:06 am

Glasses here but only for close up stuff.

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Postby Batty » Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:59 am

superfurryandy wrote:Two out of every three marriages end in death.


I read that married men live longer than married women.
Single women live longer than single men.

Read into that what you will!
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Postby poohbcarrot » Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:32 am

kakaze wrote:But not as many sword-related deaths. ;)


I look forward to the statistical proof to back up that assumption. :wink:
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Postby Tiffany » Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:55 pm

I wear specs for watching T.V., writing, reading, PC & & typing. I have varifocals, which took some time getting used to, but now I'd never have any other sort.
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Postby mspanners » Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:09 pm

I wear specs like the ones used by Professor Farnsworth in Futurama :shock: but contacts when out and about on a Night out on the town... :roll:
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Postby Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit » Thu Jun 18, 2009 5:27 pm

mspanners wrote:I wear specs like the ones used by Professor Farnsworth in Futurama :shock: but contacts when out and about on a Night out on the town... :roll:


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Postby chris.ph » Thu Jun 18, 2009 5:29 pm

christ we are all four eyed gits :lol:
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Postby mspanners » Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:58 pm

Yep ! 8)
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Postby Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit » Fri Jun 19, 2009 2:19 am

I Loved that series Futurama. It is soooo funny and Matt Groenig packs sooo very much into the beginning of each episode. I even bought the PS2 video game of the show... Mmmmm Slurm.
Aha! So, Bob's yer uncle... very clever.
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Postby kakaze » Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:37 pm

poohbcarrot wrote:
kakaze wrote:But not as many sword-related deaths. ;)


I look forward to the statistical proof to back up that assumption. :wink:


ibid

Katanas are a popular weapon with members of the Yakuza. Outside of Japan they're a novelty and knives are a much more common weapon (easier to get, easier to hide).

Are katanas illegal in England now?
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Postby poohbcarrot » Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:49 pm

"As of April 2008, the British government added swords with a curved blade of 50 cm (20 in) or over in length (and for the purposes of this sub-paragraph, the length of the blade shall be the straight line distance from the top of the handle to the tip of the blade) to the Offensive Weapons Order. This ban was a response to reports that Samurai swords were used in more than 80 attacks and 4 killings over the 4 preceding years.

Those who violate the ban would be jailed up to six months and charged a fine of £5,000. Martial arts practitioners, historical re-enactors and people currently possessing such swords may still own them. The sword can also be legal provided it was made in Japan before 1954, or was made using traditional sword making methods. It is also legal to buy if it can be classed as a 'martial artist's weapon'. This ban currently applies in England, Wales and Northern Ireland." - Wiki

Probably more sword related deaths in the UK!
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Postby Stultus Saxum » Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:02 pm

poohbcarrot wrote:...reports that Samurai swords were used in more than 80 attacks and 4 killings over the 4 preceding years.

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Probably more sword related deaths in the UK!


Texas Governor Rick Perry signed the execution warrants of 87 people over four years to 2008. [This is, in no way, a stupid statistic and I apologise if, by appearing in this thread, it is taken as one. I have taken it from the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics site]

Does this prove that a Texan pen is mightier than a Samurai sword?
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sat Jun 20, 2009 1:29 pm

Our friends now own 'the house of death' which is actually a bungalow-annex next door to the one where they actually live. The woman who owned it was my sister's boss at the time of the murder in which a Japanese sword was used. The schizophrenic who completely minced the unfortunate young woman should of course have been in a secure residential home - sometimes you just don't know who to feel sorry most for do you?
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Postby WannabeAngua » Sat Jun 20, 2009 3:54 pm

Here's a couple more :D

On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.

1 in every 4 Americans has appeared on television.
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Postby mspanners » Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:33 pm

Did you know that there are around 182 people who have registered on this forum who have never posted a thing......... :shock:
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