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Oceans Edge
905422.  Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:30 am Reply with quote

Wild rice is the only grain indigenous to North America

 
Strawberry
905445.  Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:43 am Reply with quote

The average person in the UK eats approximately 4.4 kg of rice each year.

 
dr bartolo
905994.  Wed May 02, 2012 10:35 am Reply with quote

In the early 1500s, some egyptians were known to eat 12 grams of opium a day, which works out to 4.38 kg p. annum

( Martin Booth- opium)

 
Strawberry
905997.  Wed May 02, 2012 10:47 am Reply with quote

In ancient Egypt, children wore no clothing at all until they were in their teens. The temperature in Egypt made it unnecessary. Men wore skirts while women wore dresses.

 
tetsabb
906236.  Thu May 03, 2012 8:39 am Reply with quote

Eddie Izzard often wears skirts and/or dresses. He is quoted as saying 'Women wear what they want, and so do I'

 
Strawberry
906247.  Thu May 03, 2012 8:50 am Reply with quote

In a poll undertaken by RadioTimes.com, Eddie Izzard was voted in second position for the worst attempt at American accents for his performance in The Riches. Michelle Ryan was voted the worst.

 
sally carr
906261.  Thu May 03, 2012 9:20 am Reply with quote

Eddie Izzard went to my school.

 
Strawberry
906270.  Thu May 03, 2012 9:26 am Reply with quote

The biggest school in the world is the City Montessori school in Lucknow, India. It was set up by Mrs and Mr Gandhi in 1959 and has more than 32, 000 pupils.

 
tetsabb
906415.  Thu May 03, 2012 2:26 pm Reply with quote

Lucknow was famously besieged during the Indian Mutiny of 1857, and its relief was rejoiced over throughout the British Empire.

 
Strawberry
906427.  Thu May 03, 2012 3:00 pm Reply with quote

March 3, 1857, was the largest slave auction in United States history dubbed as 'The Weeping Time'. Over a 2-day period, pierce m. butler sold 436 women, men, children and infants, all of whom were kept in stalls meant for horses at a racetrack in Savannah, for weeks beforehand.

 
Oceans Edge
906465.  Thu May 03, 2012 4:17 pm Reply with quote

March 3, 1284 The Statute of Rhuddlan is enacted which incorporates the Principality of Wales into England.

 
Strawberry
906470.  Thu May 03, 2012 4:30 pm Reply with quote

The population of sheep in Wales is four times greater than the Welsh population of humans.

 
Oceans Edge
906474.  Thu May 03, 2012 4:37 pm Reply with quote

The sheep to person ratio of New Zealand peaked at 22 sheep per person in 1982. (70.3 million sheep:3.18 million people)

 
Strawberry
906482.  Thu May 03, 2012 4:46 pm Reply with quote

In 1982, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) diagnostic machines were introduced in Britain.

 
Oceans Edge
906487.  Thu May 03, 2012 5:05 pm Reply with quote

MRI's work on the reaction of hydrogen atoms to a hydrogen specific radio frequency pulse (the resonance part of MRI) within the magnetic field (the magnetic part of MRI)

 

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