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I didn't know that!

Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2022 10:37 am
by old git
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Iron Age Britons had some fascinating ideas. For hundreds of years they kept their quaint traditions...and then the Romans invaded and spoilt everything.


Ancient Brits kept chickens as pets and used them as symbolic burial companions for hundreds of years, new research has suggested. The bird was so “revered” that Iron Age communities viewed eating its meat and eggs as taboo, reported The Telegraph. Professor Naomi Sykes, from the University of Exeter, said the findings show that “for centuries chickens were celebrated and venerated”.

Anyone here have other interesting but little know facts?

Re: I didn't know that!

Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2022 3:15 pm
by Rudolf Hart
It wasn't until Centurian Saunders and the bargain bucket with XVII pieces and gravy...........

Re: I didn't know that!

Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2022 4:53 pm
by Boundah
General Ronaldus led Legio II (MacDonaldii) as the first into Camulodunum and secured the Hambugrlaris for their first campsite.

Re: I didn't know that!

Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2022 6:49 pm
by old git
... and there's me asking.."so what did the Roman's ever do for us" ? :lol:

Re: I didn't know that!

Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2022 4:33 pm
by old git
Incidentally did you know that the Romans sweetened food with lead?

I know lead has a sweet taste because when I was a child I remember putting a 303 bullet in my mouth.

It's not something I would do now! :bom:

Re: I didn't know that!

Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2022 4:50 pm
by Boundah
old git wrote: Wed Jun 08, 2022 4:33 pm Incidentally did you know that the Romans sweetened food with lead?

I know lead has a sweet taste because when I was a child I remember putting a 303 bullet in my mouth.

It's not something I would do now! :bom:
Explains a lot. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Re: I didn't know that!

Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2022 4:57 pm
by old git
Boundah wrote: Wed Jun 08, 2022 4:50 pm
old git wrote: Wed Jun 08, 2022 4:33 pm Incidentally did you know that the Romans sweetened food with lead?

I know lead has a sweet taste because when I was a child I remember putting a 303 bullet in my mouth.

It's not something I would do now! :bom:
Explains a lot. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
I think I have to agree. :oops:

Re: I didn't know that!

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2022 3:22 pm
by Francis Bacon
If you're into interesting stuff, with a slightly nerdy twist, then this guy is your man. Set aside several hours...

https://www.youtube.com/c/TomScottGo/videos

Re: I didn't know that!

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2022 3:46 pm
by old git
Francis Bacon wrote: Thu Jun 16, 2022 3:22 pm If you're into interesting stuff, with a slightly nerdy twist, then this guy is your man. Set aside several hours...

https://www.youtube.com/c/TomScottGo/videos
Thank you for that. I can happily fill my boots with that sort of thing. :lol:

Re: I didn't know that!

Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2022 4:43 pm
by sixaparrat
I did not know that. 303 bullets had lead on the outside.
All the ones that I fired were jacketed.

Re: I didn't know that!

Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2022 5:10 pm
by old git
sixaparrat wrote: Fri Jun 17, 2022 4:43 pm I did not know that. 303 bullets had lead on the outside.
All the ones that I fired were jacketed.
That is something I cannot explain. The rounds used in the Lee Enfield were indeed jacketed and had been from 1895 to 1957. Perhaps the slugs that I recovered from the sand of the firing range at the former Inkerman Barracks were originally jacketed but some could have disintegrated on impact.? I just don't know.

I collected several heavy buckets full of these bullets but my Father confiscated them. Do doubt he weighed them in as scrap.

As an aside I recall removing the cordite from some unused rounds before I was informed about the error of my ways.! :bom:

Re: I didn't know that!

Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2022 5:47 pm
by Boundah
old git wrote: Fri Jun 17, 2022 5:10 pm
sixaparrat wrote: Fri Jun 17, 2022 4:43 pm I did not know that. 303 bullets had lead on the outside.
All the ones that I fired were jacketed.
That is something I cannot explain. The rounds used in the Lee Enfield were indeed jacketed and had been from 1895 to 1957. Perhaps the slugs that I recovered from the sand of the firing range at the former Inkerman Barracks were originally jacketed but some could have disintegrated on impact.? I just don't know.

I collected several heavy buckets full of these bullets but my Father confiscated them. Do doubt he weighed them in as scrap.

As an aside I recall removing the cordite from some unused rounds before I was informed about the error of my ways.! :bom:
I do not know how me and my friends survived childhood with all our limbs intact. We lived on the edge of Salisbury Plain and, particularly after large military exercises we would scour the land for spent cases. Often we would come across a pile of brass where a machine gun had been situated (about 1 in every 15 rounds were unspent) and we would end up with sacks full of the stuff to lug home. The local scrappy would pay £1 for every pound of brass so it was a lucrative business.

We would also find discarded caches of thunderflashes, cordite, smoke grenades, compo, some discarded magazines and even ammo boxes, sometimes with loads of unused blank rounds. We would set bonfires of cordite in the crooks of tree limbs, pour on a dozen blank rounds, retreat to a safe distance and watch the fireworks. One friend rigged a smoke grenade to the bonnet of his mate's dad's car then forgot about it. It was only in the Sunday morning when Daddy went to check his oil & water that the gag came to fruition and all hell was let loose. Thunderflashes were the most fun. If you've ever seen the trick with a thunderflash and a squaddies tin helmet you will know just how powerful these things are. Well to twelve year old kids they presented no danger whatsoever and many a tin can, bicycle tyre, roses tins, paint cans (with or without residual paint), milk & lemonade bottles and even the odd garden shed suffered the consequences.

Re: I didn't know that!

Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2022 12:46 pm
by old git

Re: I didn't know that!

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2022 8:51 am
by old git
Another thing that I didn't know is something that has really got under my skin of late. I didn't realise the a mere 6 people can decide the personal decisions of millions and millions of people in America. I am of course referring to the Supreme Court of the so called 'United States' of America who have been able to foist a pro life agenda on the overwhelming majority of Women. No one likes abortion but it doesn't stop there because the door is now open for any far right political opinion (like gun law and gay rights) to be imposed on the average law abiding citizen.

Re: I didn't know that!

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2022 9:55 am
by Boundah
They only want more kids to be born so they can grow up a bit, go to school and get slaughtered by random gunmen.


Medieval Wankers of the highest order. :evil: :evil: