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Re: Reasonably epic Mail Fail

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:32 pm
by Bones McCoy
Vigsø, Nordjylland, Denmark: The battery at Vigsø was built to protect the gun positions in Hanstholm. The artillery at Hanstholm featured four huge 38cm (15in) guns similar to the ones fitted to Bismarck-class battleships. They could fire a 495kg (0.5-tonne) projectile 55km (34 miles), or a 800kg (0.8-tonne) shell 42km (26 miles) at a rate of one every 90 minutes
It goes on: Likely rate of fire is one per 90 seconds, unless they have a clockwork shell hoist.

Note how the 15" gun shells form this caption are lighter than the 6" gun shells from my previous post.
Remember when your schoolteachers used to say "Don't just copy stuff from the textbook".

Re: Reasonably epic Mail Fail

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:56 am
by SoulBoy
It's a metaphor for THAT?!' Canadian singer Bryan Adams squirms when it's implied his hit song 'Summer of 69' is about oral sex during VERY awkward interview on New Zealand talk show

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/a ... nd-TV.html

Who's Adam?
Placing his glass of water down on the table, Adam confessed: 'It's not about the year... It's a metaphor. I never said 1969
Cheekily grinning, Adam said after a short silence: 'It's a metaphor for a great summer.'

Re: Reasonably epic Mail Fail

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:12 am
by Big Arnold
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Answers.
6. Stationary

7. Foreward
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/arti ... -407018267

Re: Reasonably epic Mail Fail

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:40 pm
by SoulBoy
Currently on the DM front page, although the article has been corrected.

Bo Selecta star's row over flow selector: Craig David angers neighbours by installing four noisy air conditioning units on the roof of his £6m North London home

Who knew that Craig David played himself on Bo Selecta, rather than Leigh Francis?

Re: Reasonably epic Mail Fail

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:35 pm
by MisterMuncher
It would be a rather popular portrayal with the readership nostalgic for a bit of the old Minstrels.

Re: Reasonably epic Mail Fail

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:46 pm
by Big Arnold
It includes a Chelsea versus Everton 1946 programme that dates back to 1946,
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/arti ... woman.html

Re: Reasonably epic Mail Fail

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:17 pm
by SoulBoy
Hilarious blunders by quiz show contestants include not knowing what date Christmas Day falls on - but how many can YOU get right?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/arti ... ealed.html

One more than the Daily Mail.

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THE CORRECT ANSWERS
1. The Romans

2. Protecting the environment

3. Doughnut

4. Emma

5. Marinara

6. Climate

7. 25th December

8. Mahatma

9. Beach ball

10. June

11. Green

12. Dave

13. Quill

14. Goat
I think you'll find the answer is Mohandas.

Re: Reasonably epic Mail Fail

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:57 pm
by Boiler
So why, for so many years, was he referred to as Mahatma?

Re: Reasonably epic Mail Fail

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:27 pm
by Andy McDandy
It's a title, equivalent of "great teacher" or something like that.

Re: Reasonably epic Mail Fail

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:18 pm
by Malcolm Armsteen
'Great Soul' = 'Saint"

Name - Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.

Re: Reasonably epic Mail Fail

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:01 pm
by Abernathy
Andy McDandy wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:27 pm
It's a title, equivalent of "great teacher" or something like that.
Correct. "Mahatma" is indeed an honorific title, not Ghandi's name.

Re: Reasonably epic Mail Fail

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:06 pm
by Boiler
<fx: sounds of pennies dropping>

Re: Reasonably epic Mail Fail

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:36 pm
by bluebellnutter