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samivel
36248.  Wed Nov 30, 2005 3:27 pm Reply with quote

no1 school swot wrote:
What about who died on Christmas Day?

Charlie Chaplain. no idea of the year though. Anyone know any others?


Chaplin died in 1977. As for other Christmas deaths, here are some:

1995, Dean Martin (singer/actor)
1992, Monica Dickens (author)
1989, Nicolae Ceausescu (Romanian dictator)
1983, Joan Miro (Spanish painter)
1963, Tristan Tzara (founder of Dadaism)
1946, W.C. Fields (actor/comedian)
1938, Karel Capek (Czech author)


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samivel
36250.  Wed Nov 30, 2005 3:31 pm Reply with quote

Charles Pathé, moving pictures pioneer, was born on Christmas Day 1863 and died on Christmas Day 1957.

 
swot
36329.  Thu Dec 01, 2005 6:34 am Reply with quote

samivel wrote:
1963, Tristan Tzara (founder of Dadaism)


What's that?

 
samivel
36413.  Thu Dec 01, 2005 3:53 pm Reply with quote

More info on Dadaism here

 
Caradoc
36463.  Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:54 pm Reply with quote

and dada

 
swot
36539.  Fri Dec 02, 2005 10:28 am Reply with quote

Thankyou. That's quite interesting

 
QI Individual
37515.  Wed Dec 07, 2005 2:41 pm Reply with quote

What is on the top of the list of inventions the Americans say they can't live without?

 
Amie
37517.  Wed Dec 07, 2005 2:43 pm Reply with quote

Err.. Television or McDonalds

 
samivel
37520.  Wed Dec 07, 2005 2:50 pm Reply with quote

Guns?

 
Pyreo
37529.  Wed Dec 07, 2005 3:21 pm Reply with quote

Gravity?

 
QI Individual
37533.  Wed Dec 07, 2005 3:55 pm Reply with quote

KLANG KLANG WHOOP WHOOP etc. etc.

Wrong!! as I hoped of course.


A few more and I'll spill...

 
djgordy
37556.  Wed Dec 07, 2005 6:55 pm Reply with quote

QI Individual wrote:
What is on the top of the list of inventions the Americans say they can't live without?


A toothbrush.

 
QI Individual
37561.  Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:15 pm Reply with quote

djgordy wrote:
QI Individual wrote:
What is on the top of the list of inventions the Americans say they can't live without?


A toothbrush.

Indeed. Found it?

Not what most people would think of first.

It beat the car, the PC, the cell phone and the microwave.

 
QI Individual
37563.  Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:32 pm Reply with quote

As a bonus...

Striped toothpaste is produced by including two differently coloured toothpastes in an unusual type of packaging. The collapsible tube has two tanks, one filled with each colour paste. Squeezing the tube pushes the two pastes out the opening. The tube nozzle layers the pastes to produce a striped pattern.

 
djgordy
37565.  Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:38 pm Reply with quote

.......and exactly the same process is used to create tartan paint.

 

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