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Some mugs still think the MMR injection gives children autism (it doesn't), while others are of the belief that we're ruled by billionaire lizard people. Tell us about views outside the mainstream which people go glassy eyed if you bang on about them (Your grandad's a racist - no need to tell us, thanks)

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(, Thu 25 Apr 2013, 12:06)
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Somebody's nan
used to go around screwing light bulbs into empty sockets to stop the electricity leaking out.
So I'm told.
(, Fri 26 Apr 2013, 2:40, 3 replies)
I've heard that Joseph Lucas, founder of Lucas Industries, manufacturer of spare parts for cars, believed that electric circuits worked not through the flow of electrons but smoke. Proof: when a circuit failed smoke was seen to escape.

Not sure if it's true but I did find this link:
NOS Lucas Replacement Wiring Harness Smoke Kit
(, Fri 26 Apr 2013, 9:08, closed)
Could well be
I know Lucas automotive electrics are really prone to loosing their smoke.
(, Fri 26 Apr 2013, 13:32, closed)
My dad worked in an electrical goods shop...
... in Glasgow in the 1960s.

He had an old lady come in to buy a lightbulb, and bring it back several times because it was the wrong fitting. when he told her to just bring the old one in, she said she couldn't because the electricity would leak out of the socket.

I wonder if it was the same wee old woman?
(, Fri 26 Apr 2013, 14:03, closed)

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