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Some more useless but fascinating information courtesy of BBC

jmd
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Some more useless but fascinating information courtesy of BBC

1. The first trunk call made in the UK was by the Queen.

2. Claims worth £40m are made each year to the Bank of England in relation to damaged banknotes.
3. And two serial numbers must be legible for a damaged note to be exchanged at the bank.
(Ibid)
4. A street light costs about 15p a night to keep lit.

5. The world's timekeeping is monitored by one man.
6. And December 2008 will last one second longer than December 2007.
7. Motorways are five times safer than single-lane roads, according to the AA.

8. The Sydney Opera House was inspired by a peeled orange.
9. Shakespeare probably lost his sight.

10. Spanish has overtaken German as the second most popular language taught in schools.
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Re: Some more useless but fascinating information courtesy of BBC

Your Item 5 probably means that you watched the BBC2 Prog  What time is it?, which I found fascinating.
Did anyone else see it and does anyone know how to download a streamed prog?
Loombucket
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Re: Some more useless but fascinating information courtesy of BBC

As I'm sure Nadger will confirm, the world's only timekeeper is in fact Eccles........
http://www.whattimeisiteccles.com/
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Re: Some more useless but fascinating information courtesy of BBC

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Your Item 5 probably means that you watched the BBC2 Prog  What time is it?

I don't think so: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/magazinemonitor/2008/12/10_things_we_didnt_know_last_w_78.shtml
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Re: Some more useless but fascinating information courtesy of BBC

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As I'm sure Nadger will confirm, the world's only timekeeper is in fact Eccles........
Yup, yup, yup, yup Crazy