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chrise

27th July 2013, 20:29
Is it anything to do with DES POND?

(The only other thing I know about Slough is John Betjeman's request for the "friendly bombs".)
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celadon

28th July 2013, 14:02
Sorry Chrise - no.
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ab

28th July 2013, 14:34
Lutetia was the Roman name for Paris and this means "slough"?
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paul

28th July 2013, 20:12

celadon

30th July 2013, 19:58
Well done Ab,

Try this one:-

What is the strongest creature on Earth?
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celadon

1st August 2013, 09:11
From the DM:-

THE mysterious humming noise heard around the world is dads attempting to replicate popular music, scientists have claimed.
Prolonged exposure to ‘the hum’ can cause dizziness and nausea, which researchers believe is caused by dads’ inability to hold a tune.
Professor Henry Brubaker of the Institute for Studies said: “Initially we thought the humming could be high-voltage cables or atmospheric conditions. Actually it’s middle-aged men trying to remember how Sultans of Swing goes.
“Our research showed that the hum cannot be heard in dad-free areas, such as underground techno clubs, but was present near sheds, garages and garden centres.
“Even if a dad is not immediately visible, he may be behind a hedge tinkering with a mower while humming Summer of ‘69 which will then morph into an equally horrible version of Lady in Red.
“He may not even be aware he is doing it, or to him the atonal drone may sound exactly like the original record.”
Office worker Nikki Hollis said: “The humming used to drive me mad, but one day I noticed it sounded like a barely recognisable version of Blondie’s Heart of Glass.
“I immediately put two and two together, because dad always used to watch Top of the Pops when Debbie Harry was on. Now if he starts humming we make him sit in the car with the windows up.”
Father-of-three Roy Hobbs said: “I think humming is a very underrated art form.”
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busby

1st August 2013, 09:16
Does anyone mind if I hum whilst I think about this......humming helps me think :-)
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ab

1st August 2013, 09:26
If defined by lift to size ratio, might it be the oribatid mite, which can lift over 1000 times its own weight?
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celadon

1st August 2013, 23:52
A little clue : it can pull 100,000 times its own body weight.
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ab

2nd August 2013, 01:24
If creatures include microbes then it may be the gonorrhoea bacterium which can do this. Had to look up its name which I think is neisseria gonorrhoeae,
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