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Big Martin
1327761.  Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:16 am Reply with quote

UK registration TR6147 is borne by a Bristol LH bus chassis which has been fitted with a charabanc (or "caharbanc" as it is misspelled a couple of times in the article) and operated by English Riviera Sightseeing Tours.

1327763.  Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:31 am Reply with quote

57% of the 6148 GP trainers who responded to the General Medical Council's 2019 national training survey said that they work beyond their rostered or basic working hours on a daily basis.

Big Martin
1327789.  Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:08 pm Reply with quote

6,149 chikungunya virus cases have been reported in the Congo in 2019.

1327791.  Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:21 pm Reply with quote

Not all suburbs of Perth, Western Australia are named after places in Britain. 6150 is the postcode for Murdoch, home to Murdoch University, both of which were named after Sir Walter Murdoch, prominent Australian academic and essayist famous for his intelligence and wit. His great-nephew Rupert is also famous, but sadly for neither :-)

Big Martin
1327820.  Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:21 am Reply with quote

The phone number of the famous Cumberland Arms pub/music venue in Byker, Newcastle is 0191 265 6151. I've been there a couple of times when I had friends living in the area.

1327821.  Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:53 am Reply with quote

Going back a bit:

Big Martin wrote:
According to The Big Noisy Book of Trains it is 5,766 miles from Moscow to Vladivostok on the Trans-Siberian Express.

Wikipedia puts the total length at 5772 miles, which is why I was surprised to read here that "its Moscow to Vladivostok route provides 6152 miles of amazing sights". Furthermore, this error is repeated on a number of other apparently reputable sites, some of which state that the distance is "9258 km or 6152 miles". 9258 km is actually 5752 miles!

Which just goes to show that you shouldn't believe everything you read on the internet. I know this is the New Number Fact Game, so my fact will have to be "there is a common misconception on the internet that the Trans-Siberian Railway is 6152 miles long".

Big Martin
1327853.  Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:50 am Reply with quote

That's why I phrased the original entry as "according to", as there are about as many different distance figures for the Trans-Siberian as websites about it!

The easyJet flight EZY6153 from Bristol to Geneva arrived on time today (2/8/2019).

1327863.  Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:20 pm Reply with quote

Research conducted by the RMT union in 2017 found that each year rail passengers wasted the equivalent of 6154 years because of train operating company and infrastructure failures.

Big Martin
1327902.  Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:05 pm Reply with quote

Issue 6155 of The Lancet from 1941 contained Further observations on penicillin and Care for Home Guard casualties amongst its articles.

1327908.  Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:59 am Reply with quote

The boiling point of lutetium is 6156 degrees Fahrenheit.

1327909.  Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:13 am Reply with quote

Code 6157 from the Victorian College of Agriculture and horticulture is a Certificate in horse studies.

1327910.  Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:35 am Reply with quote

The late Surrey cricketer Eddie Watts scored a total of 6158 runs in his first-class career.

Big Martin
1327912.  Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:17 am Reply with quote

CCJ International Trade catalogue item 6159 is a "Seahorse Leather Coin Purse". Due to the word order, I did briefly wonder how you make leather from seahorses!

1327917.  Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:53 am Reply with quote

Wikipedia claims that CBC Radio One, the English-language news and information radio network of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, has two additional shortwave relay stations at St John's (Newfoundland) and Vancouver (British Columbia), both operating on 6160 kHz.

But it seems not. This article suggests that the Vancouver station closed down in 2016 or 2017, and this one says that the St John's station was also switched off in 2017. Once again, don't believe everything you read on the internet...

Big Martin
1327944.  Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:47 pm Reply with quote

Over Christmas 2017 Nantwich Rotary raised 6,161 with their "Sleigh with Santa".
Glad to see that Nantwich Museum has an ERIF TIXE. How did the Nantwich News not notice that the one photo is reversed?


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