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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:59 pm

And they almost got everthing correct. :wink:
He willnae tak' a drink! I think he's deid! , on the other hand though A Midgie in yir hand is worth twa up yir kilt.
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Postby kakaze » Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:45 am

newscientist.com wrote:Pratchett himself is slight, dressed all in black.


There we go with his height. There's too many tall reporters. :P

newscientist.com wrote:What methods do Discworld's inhabitants use to conserve their supply of water?


I'd say that the water that falls off the disc freezes and floats around disc in space, turbulated by the turtle's flippers and the gravitational pull of the sunlet and moonlet, until it's sucked back onto the disk by the gravitational pull near the Rim, or near Cori Celesti, where it turns into rain or snow (and then glacier fed rivers) respectivly.

Do I think about this stuff too much? :P
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Postby Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit » Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:07 am

perhaps, but in a good way. :D
Aha! So, Bob's yer uncle... very clever.
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Postby Phoenix » Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:15 am

Argh, that interview in the Telegraph was annoying! :twisted: How can it be possible for a journalist to attempt to make someone appear as nutty as possible and then go on to say they wouldn't have noticed he had PCA?! That's about one step away from "but you don't look sick"... and if I was (were?) Terry, that's about half a step from being thwacked in the shins with the cane!

I liked the article in the New Scientist though, although still don't get the obsession with having to state how tall someone is :roll:
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Postby poohcarrot » Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:47 am

How tall is TP?
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Postby cols » Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:37 am

According to this

http://hollywood.premiere.com/celebrity-Terry+Pratchett


he's 5ft 8" which is not small :D
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:44 am

how much is that in meters? :P
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Postby Lady Vetinari » Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:14 am

cols wrote:According to this

http://hollywood.premiere.com/celebrity-Terry+Pratchett


he's 5ft 8" which is not small :D


Oooh I can almost look him in the eye! And my mum would be taller than him ... so not exactly big - but then I come from a family where all the men (apart from my uncle) are over 6foot so I am pretty used to tall men ...

No it's not small - I suppose its to give people an idea that have not looked at a photo of Pratchett.

If Terry would I am sure he'd set up a real Campaign for Equal Heights.
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Postby poohcarrot » Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:20 am

Sjoerd3000 wrote:how much is that in meters? :P


Well, I'm 5'11" which is about 183cm, so take 3" off that. :wink:
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:59 am

so something like 174/175cm? In the Netherlands that's below average :wink:
BTW so are you Pooh by 1cm :P
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Postby poohcarrot » Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:12 am

When I fly back to the UK, I try to have a stopover in Amsterdam to aclimatise back to the West. It always feels like I've been transported to Land Of The Giants. At Schipol airport I'm suddenly a dwarf!

I reckon it's all those tall thin houses that make the Dutch so tall.
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Postby CrysaniaMajere » Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:20 am

:oops: I'm the only one here that is not tall??? I'm only 1,63cm... everyone's eating rice over my head here...
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:21 am

the reason the houses in Amsterdam are so thin is that there was once a tax on the width of the house (centuries ago) so being Dutch we build our houses as thin as possible and as tall as possible coz there was no tax on tall buildings :D

btw I'm 196cm :P
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Postby CrysaniaMajere » Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:27 am

Sjoerd3000 wrote:the reason the houses in Amsterdam are so thin is that there was once a tax on the width of the house (centuries ago) so being Dutch we build our houses as thin as possible and as tall as possible coz there was no tax on tall buildings :D

btw I'm 196cm :P


wow that's reasonaby clever, right thing to do, if i can tell (and I'm from Genova!! Our fame is worse than the Scottish's about money)
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Postby Lady Vetinari » Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:40 am

I have scottish, yorkshire and Jewish ancestry - I should be the most meanest miserly in the world but I like too many nice shiny things!!!!
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