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Sandettie Light Vessel Automatic tells us: "My dad's friend told us there's no such thing as gravity - it's just the weight of air holding us down". Tell us of times you've been floored by abject stupidity. "Whenever I read the Daily Express" is not a valid answer.

(, Thu 18 Mar 2010, 16:48)
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Where milk comes from.
Many years ago I worked at Croxteth Country Park, on the edge of Liverpool. Within the park was the old Home Farm which was open to the public, and schools would have guided tours. One such local school got the full tour which included seeing the calves being fed milk from buckets, and then some calves suckling from their mothers. Elsewhere on the tour was the milking parlour where by a system of vacuum pipes milk was sucked from the cows' udders and collected in large glass vessels.

One local scally put two and two together i.e. calves sucking milk from udders and the milking machine. He remarked "Dat's clever dat is la. They used that machine to put milk into the big cows so the baby cows can drink the milk".

Other frequent ignorance included the a complete lack of understanding that meat came from animals, and not Tesco. Sad really.
(, Thu 18 Mar 2010, 17:13, 2 replies)
It's always staggering how many people are alarmed
when you tell them that the meat on the pork chop they've just eaten was the pig's muscle tissue. (Though it's usually the icing on the cake that follows their incredulity that you'd happily eat the animal's kidney/liver/heart)
(, Thu 18 Mar 2010, 17:16, closed)
A girl I went out with
Was from a big town, I was from a little town with some countryside nearby. We were about 21 at the time.
We were on the train and she said "what's that?"
"Those things behind the fence"
"The sheep?"
"That's a sheep?"

She'd never seen a sheep before :s
(, Thu 18 Mar 2010, 21:58, closed)

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