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Floradora9 Thu 29-Feb-24 11:02:11

My fact of the day is that despite their songs only one of the Beach Boys actually surfed.

keepingquiet Thu 29-Feb-24 11:22:04

Who cares- they made great music and grew as musicians from their original audience.

To be the BB are the sound of summer and happy memories- I love 'em!

I have lots of useless information but can't think of anything just now!

Namsnanny Thu 29-Feb-24 12:04:07

Did you mean to sound dismissive keepingquiet?
Just a light hearted thread.

I might be going to Finland, so useless fact from me is:
Finland has a Burger King (or poss Macdonalds) with a sauna!

kittylester Thu 29-Feb-24 12:04:12

I agree - The Beachboys were the sound of my youth - played all the time at the bowling alley.

I think I recently read that Brian Wilson had been diagnosed with dementia.

Namsnanny Thu 29-Feb-24 12:13:32

I should think the Beach Boys along with the Beatles were the sound track to many of our generation
Love both.

Useless information:
Norman Wisdom could play any and every musical instrument he came across.

Callistemon21 Thu 29-Feb-24 12:19:52

Namsnanny

Did you mean to sound dismissive keepingquiet?
Just a light hearted thread.

I might be going to Finland, so useless fact from me is:
Finland has a Burger King (or poss Macdonalds) with a sauna!

Oh goodness!

Helsinki had more McDonalds than anywhere I'd been before 😯

Enjoy your trip, do have a sauna. And buy a bag of peas for a healthier snack if they're in season!

Callistemon21 Thu 29-Feb-24 12:22:23

The Earth's rotation is slowing down.

Namsnanny Thu 29-Feb-24 12:25:44

Thanks, it isnt finalized yet but, I cant imagine eating anything let alone a burger in a sauna😄

Marydoll Thu 29-Feb-24 12:26:15

Callistemon21

Namsnanny

Did you mean to sound dismissive keepingquiet?
Just a light hearted thread.

I might be going to Finland, so useless fact from me is:
Finland has a Burger King (or poss Macdonalds) with a sauna!

Oh goodness!

Helsinki had more McDonalds than anywhere I'd been before 😯

Enjoy your trip, do have a sauna. And buy a bag of peas for a healthier snack if they're in season!

I loved the Beach Boys!

Finland has the most heavy metal bands per capita.

Callistemon21 Thu 29-Feb-24 12:27:13

Presumably you go in the sauna, then the cold plunge pool then you're hungry and eat in the café!!

Callistemon21 Thu 29-Feb-24 12:29:02

There are 187,888 lakes in Finland

Callistemon21 Thu 29-Feb-24 12:29:46

And, going back to the Beach Boys, there are some lovely beaches 😃

Gillycats Thu 29-Feb-24 12:51:48

I love the Beach Boys music!

Fact -
Water might not be wet!
The Sun makes a noise which we can’t hear.
Animals can be allergic to humans.

annsixty Thu 29-Feb-24 12:52:15

Antigua where my D lived for several years has 365 beaches , one for every day.
However I assume that today everyone stays at home.

MissAdventure Thu 29-Feb-24 12:53:53

The only member of the band ZZ top without a beard is called Frank Beard.

Namsnanny Thu 29-Feb-24 12:55:54

Marydoll

Callistemon21

Namsnanny

Did you mean to sound dismissive keepingquiet?
Just a light hearted thread.

I might be going to Finland, so useless fact from me is:
Finland has a Burger King (or poss Macdonalds) with a sauna!

Oh goodness!

Helsinki had more McDonalds than anywhere I'd been before 😯

Enjoy your trip, do have a sauna. And buy a bag of peas for a healthier snack if they're in season!

I loved the Beach Boys!

Finland has the most heavy metal bands per capita.

That's my entertainment sorted then🤣

25Avalon Thu 29-Feb-24 12:56:30

My favourite band. I missed a lecture at Exeter Uni to come up and see them in Bristol. It was fantastic. I don’t care if they surfed or not. I loved their music. Still do.

HousePlantQueen Thu 29-Feb-24 13:59:32

A mind blowing, but trivial piece of information I learned and bore friends and colleagues with is that one piece of scampi is called a scampo.

crazyH Thu 29-Feb-24 14:07:27

Was it dear Steve Wright who had a segment on his show called ‘Factoids’ ?

That’s 👆my useless information of the day …

welbeck Thu 29-Feb-24 14:07:32

gary numan is two weeks older
than gary oldman.
both born in london, march 1958.

Urmstongran Thu 29-Feb-24 14:18:50

The magnitude of difference between billion and million can be illustrated with this example of the time scale:

A million seconds is 12 days.
A billion seconds is 31 years.

SeaWoozle Thu 29-Feb-24 14:47:05

Snails have teeth

biglouis Thu 29-Feb-24 14:50:50

The tall pointy headdress that woman wore in medaeval times was called a hennin.

Try dropping that into the dinner conversation.

Callistemon21 Thu 29-Feb-24 14:53:51

HousePlantQueen

A mind blowing, but trivial piece of information I learned and bore friends and colleagues with is that one piece of scampi is called a scampo.

Of course!
That never occurred to me before.

A scampo is a langoustine (lobster family) (I didn't know that either) but scampo is Italian for prawn (shrimp family).
Confused?

Callistemon21 Thu 29-Feb-24 14:57:35

One of the tiniest fish in the world is one of the busiest.

The Danionella cerebrum is capable of creating sounds of up to 140 decibels.

A gunshot from a .22 calibre rifle produces around 140 decibels.