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I once overheard a neighbour use the phrase "nig nog". I asked my father what it meant. As quick as a flash he said, "It's a type of biscuit. A bit like a hobnob." Can you beat this? BTW: We're keeping this thread open for an extra week as we're enjoying the stories so much.

(, Wed 14 Jan 2004, 13:29)
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told to me by my father was that if you put a record on a turntable and set it spinning *(a record, for those younger members, is what we used to have before CDs)* at say 33 1/3 rpm, if you mark a point on the outside of the record and one on the inside of the record and watch them, the point on the outside travels further than the point on the inside. Therefore, two points on a piece of plastic travel at different speeds, even though they do the same rpm (therefore: speed). He said that this was against the laws of nature, but it worked because nobody noticed.

I didn't sleep for weeks trying to figure it out.
(, Tue 20 Jan 2004, 22:14, Reply)

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