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    Did You Know That....?

    A thread for unusual but true stories viz

    That Hugo Boss designed the Nazis' uniforms in the 1930's ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pollution View Post
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    A thread for unusual but true stories viz

    That Hugo Boss designed the Nazis' uniforms in the 1930's ?
    From the 20s onwards. He was a member of the party also.

    The company used forced labour and prisoners of war. Surprised this isnít better known really!

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    From the 20s onwards. He was a member of the party also.

    The company used forced labour and prisoners of war. Surprised this isnít better known really!
    I thought it was? It's not really a secret.

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    The original Thomas Crapper toilet and sink etc is still in the directors bathroom in the Jenners building.

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    Fanta started life in nazi Germany as they couldn't get coca cola due to a trade embargo.

    It's short for fantastich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Hibee View Post
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    The original Thomas Crapper toilet and sink etc is still in the directors bathroom in the Jenners building.
    Maybe I'm a little late to the party on this one, but is that where "crapper" comes from?
    Mon the Hibs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danhibees1875 View Post
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    Maybe I'm a little late to the party on this one, but is that where "crapper" comes from?
    Yes I believe it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onceinawhile View Post
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    Fanta started life in nazi Germany as they couldn't get coca cola due to a trade embargo.

    It's short for fantastich.
    If it wasn't for Churchill we'd all be drinking the stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heretoday View Post
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    If it wasn't for Churchill we'd all be drinking the stuff.
    And now we've got a lot of Orange fantasists 'defending' his statue

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    To not give up.
    To go the distance.
    To stop at nothing.

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    Still on a fashion theme.... did you know that Tommy Hilfiger is a direct descendent of Robert Burns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HibbyDave View Post
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    Still on a fashion theme.... did you know that Tommy Hilfiger is a direct descendent of Robert Burns.
    Given Burns' love of ****ging, should we be surprised?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CropleyWasGod View Post
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    Given Burns' love of ****ging, should we be surprised?
    There is just over 600 living direct descendants of Burns.
    He ďgot about a bitĒ 😀

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    Quote Originally Posted by pollution View Post
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    A thread for unusual but true stories viz

    That Hugo Boss designed the Nazis' uniforms in the 1930's ?
    Fortunately for the world they turned out to be not as smart as they looked.

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    On the ancestry theme, the musician Moby is a descendant of Herman Melville who wrote Moby Dick - hence the assumed name. The appendage is thought to be natural though.

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    On the ancestry theme, the musician Moby is a descendant of Herman Melville who wrote Moby Dick - hence the assumed name. The appendage is thought to be natural though.
    I just read Moby Dick a couple of weeks ago. Had seen movie(s) in the past but the book gets your imagination going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caversham Green View Post
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    On the ancestry theme, the musician Moby is a descendant of Herman Melville who wrote Moby Dick - hence the assumed name. The appendage is thought to be natural though.
    On the Moby theme, he was in a hard-core punk band called the vatican commandos in the early 80s

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    Still with music ( sort of).
    Did you know that you cannot hum and pinch your nose closed at the same time!


    Also, your thumb is the same length as your............. nose😀

    Try putting tip of your thumb between your eyes and check.

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    Certain members of MI5 are actually trained as locksmiths, when securing venues, hotels etc for conferences they attempt to pick the locks on bedrooms conference room doors etc to see how secure they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HibbyDave View Post
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    Still with music ( sort of).
    Did you know that you cannot hum and pinch your nose closed at the same time!
    Dont know if anyone else has tried this , but I can :

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleeping giant View Post
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    Dont know if anyone else has tried this , but I can :
    Sounds like it comes from the same source as "if you let your tongue hang out and say oranges, then it sounds just like gullible" so I passed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibrandenburg View Post
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    Sounds like it comes from the same source as "if you let your tongue hang out and say oranges, then it sounds just like gullible" so I passed.
    Thats me been humiliated a few times tonight.

    In fairness some of them were before I started reading .net
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