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    So, I was hunting around for information on Brook Taylor, one of the people who helped create calculus in the early 18th century. Seems he was from Edmonton, a town that is now part of northern London, the origin of our town's name.

    Apparently the name "Edmonton" comes from "Adelmetone", which means an estate of a man called "Eadhelm". If that's your name, you own Edmonton.

    You can see its first mention at this link, in the 1086 Domesday Book. It's in the right hand column, about ten lines down.

    http://opendomesday.org/book/middlesex/07/
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    Rep for Domesday Book reference. Such an easy thing to do surprised it hasn't happened earlier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenvb View Post
    So, I was hunting around for information on Brook Taylor, one of the people who helped create calculus in the early 18th century. Seems he was from Edmonton, a town that is now part of northern London, the origin of our town's name.

    Apparently the name "Edmonton" comes from "Adelmetone", which means an estate of a man called "Eadhelm". If that's your name, you own Edmonton.

    You can see its first mention at this link, in the 1086 Domesday Book. It's in the right hand column, about ten lines down.

    http://opendomesday.org/book/middlesex/07/
    Wait a minute
    This isn't "totally useless" information
    it is interesting and useful

    Bellybutton lint is composed of dead skin cells and clothing fibers
    NOw that is "totally useless" info

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    JUST spent 1 hour listening to The Tea Party. Feel much better now. Heaven can come down.

    This post is useless unless you google the tea party.
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    I have lived long enough to see the second Mama Mia movie!!!!
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    1. The Roman emperor Valens was slain by the Visigoths at the battle of Adrianople in A.D. 378.

    2. The capital of Georgia is Tbilisi. Certainly a tongue twister. If somebody could explain to me how it's possible to pronounce a "b" that's immediately preceded by a "t", I'd be grateful. I've been attempting the feat by in effect interjecting an "i" between the two consonants, but I'm not Georgian.

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    While the Edmonton Eskimos have had two dynasties to date, the Egyptians had by most interpretations 31.

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    Indeed, yes, be that as it may, the thing that matters is that snooper says that your pointless data is in reality obvious, while mine is false

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    In Rod we trust

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    Performance Enhancing Drugs have no place in the sport of Bridge! NO PLACE!!!

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    More fun stuff from astronomy... 265 THOUSAND galaxies in one image:



    https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/h...ield-1.5120418

    The size of this image in the sky is about the size of the full moon. Astronomy is awesome.
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    OK so how do they count them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pizmo View Post
    OK so how do they count them?
    On their fingers. There are 26,500 astronomers. That's why they stopped.
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    Oh. OK.


    ps. Toes, penis and testicles don't count? Literally.
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    Now I know why you get arrested every time you try to buy two dozen eggs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenvb View Post
    Now I know why you get arrested every time you try to buy two dozen eggs.
    Reminds me of one of my uncles. When I was young I thought he worked at the midway each summer by Northlands because people referred to him as an exhibitionist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pizmo View Post
    Oh. OK.


    ps. Toes, penis and testicles don't count? Literally.
    Decimal points in some cases?
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    Pretty big day for music....

    Miles Davis, Stevie Nicks & Lauryn Hill (aka the author of my quote) all born on May 26th!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smartie123 View Post
    Pretty big day for music....

    Miles Davis, Stevie Nicks & Lauryn Hill (aka the author of my quote) all born on May 26th!
    & Lenny Kravitz too
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    I like the last date the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Section N View Post
    Though fun, he must only have 16 months to live.

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    I see this playing out in Feb '22, Mar '23 and so on...

    I would be worried. He is talking about more than just his own life ending. Pretty much anyone who reads his twit. Damn you Section N, we're all doomed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esks1975 View Post
    I see this playing out in Feb '22, Mar '23 and so on...

    I would be worried. He is talking about more than just his own life ending. Pretty much anyone who reads his twit. Damn you Section N, we're all doomed!
    Hey now... I just saw that come across my feed. Definitely do not follow that ignoramus.
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