poor Australia, if that map is anything to go by
From an article I was just reading:
"British homes that face each other at the rear are required to be built 21 metres apart.
The 21-metre rule is, according to the Stirling prize-winning architect Annalie Riches, a bizarre hangover from 1902, originally intended to protect the modesty of Edwardian women. The urban designers Raymond Unwin and Barry Parker walked apart in a field until they could no longer see each other’s nipples through their shirts. The two men measured the distance between them to be 70ft (21 metres), and this became the distance that is still used today, 120 years later, to dictate how far apart many British homes should be built."
Powerfully erotic image
The wire thing used to hold sparkling wine corks down is called a muselet.
If you met a new person every half a second after you were born, and did this throughout your life, and lived to the ripe old age of 100, you’d still not have met everyone on the planet.
Crocodiles don’t age and are biologically immortal. Most eventually die from starvation.
So if you kept feeding one it would live for ever?
And as long as they managed to avoid any disease (they won’t suffer from any normal disease related to ageing), yes.
when giraffes eat the leaves of acacia trees the tree “senses” them and begins pumping toxins to its leaves. they also produce ethylene gas which “signals” nearby acacias to produce the same toxins. the giraffes soon move on…
The original Roman calendar consisted of ten months (hence Sept/Oct/Nov/Dec), beginning in spring with March. Winter was left as an unassigned span of days.
Like the opposite of the Scottish calendar where summer is an unspecified number of days
Summer’s a lovely day in Scotland
Love it when it lands on a weekend
Ha ha! Taps aff Dark Fruits gadgies ahoy
The term ‘daylight robbery’ came about because the government at the time started taxing houses based on the number of windows they had so people bricked up windows to swerve the tax, hence daylight robbery.
Was the original Poll Tax, iirc.