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Something I found interesting

Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by Andrew Flannigan, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    An interesting way to find out if you are carrying too much fat.
    Get string. Put one ond under your heel and pull up to the top of your head.
    Cut string and fold in half.
    This should meet when put around your waist.

    I just about did it comfortably! I'm very much straight up and down at the sides so I was pleased. I'd like to shift another half stone, but I can live with things at present.
     
  2. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    It's a shame I am not 8 foot tall.
     
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  3. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    :D
     
  4. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    The scales I have at home measure the fat and tell me on a scale the level of my fatness. The only thing it doesn't do, is say "Get off you fat bastard"!
     
  5. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    It just says "one at a time please".
     
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  6. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    At least you are tall. I'm little and every extra pound shows! Still trying to get back to what I was on my wedding day. I'm not too bad, but my exercise is slowing to a crawl, so it's hard to lose more weight.
     
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  7. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    I'm smugly cruising along at the target I set this time last year and achieved by May.

    If even 1lb goes on, I zap it instantly. But I tried the string test and around what passes for a waist, it fell about 6" short:(
     
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  8. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I think the test should make allowances for um... fitness, that's it! ;)
     
  9. AndyTake2

    AndyTake2 Well-Known Member

    I'm just short for my height:p
     
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  10. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    I replaced my soundbar t'other day (the JVC one was acting oddly - missing off the first fraction of a second in certain circumstances. Odd) and the new one (Sony) comes, as always, with a remote control. However...

    30657cess.jpg

    ...it's the only one, of the loads I've had over the years, that will stand on end! All the others are rounded or 'sculpted' in some way.
     
  11. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    This was the first of 2 similar lorries I saw yesterday in Exeter. I've seen similar military vehicles but nothing in civilian colours. Anyone got an idea what it's used for?

    4WD Leyland DAF lorry with unusual body behind cab P1140279.jpg
     
  12. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    I get the impression from this page (caption of picture of said truck) that it's used as a camper-van!
     
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  13. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Good find!
     
  14. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    [​IMG]
    Collapsible Skip - Going Home
    by SteveH, on Flickr
    They finally collected it.

    A week ago, they had their first try. But it was over full. So they refused it and only took the smaller one he had hired since my first pic. This time he had a second smaller one for the overflow and all went well.
     
  15. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    You are probably aware that we have an eclectic taste in art. These are our latest acquisitions made from broken Toby jugs. They are quite heavy, fairly big and tbh quite horrible but we found them interesting enough to buy!

    toby.jpg
     
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  16. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Having a browse around the shops, I was at a bit of a loose end, I came across an elephant. As you know, I collect elephants (why are they always female African ones?) so I bought it. And her friend, the oversized gorilla.

    30685ces.jpg

    What interested me is the fact that they have to wire the animals into their cardboard display case. Presumably to stop them being extracted too soon. You know, before they are paid for, ie by shoplifters. In Poundland?
     
  17. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    I've often wondered how ften that happens, because if you've paid for a skip, you ram it as full as you can.
     
  18. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    True. Even when it says on the side "Level load only" or words to that effect.
     
  19. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    It's the 2CV and the mattress that usually do it.
     
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  20. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Only if you forget to turn the 2CV upside down having pushed the mattress inside.
     
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