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Spud McLaren
924970.  Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:37 pm Reply with quote

Arthur Koestler seems to have led a varied & interesting life. He and his third wife died in a suicide pact on 1 March 1983. Amongst his output was a book on Kepler, Copernicus and Galileo.


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'yorz
924976.  Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:54 pm Reply with quote

Subjekts

 
Spud McLaren
924997.  Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:15 pm Reply with quote

Good point. Amended.

 
Spud McLaren
925006.  Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:44 pm Reply with quote

Kornucopia is the name of a font.

 
Spud McLaren
925008.  Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:50 pm Reply with quote

Erich Wolfgang Korngold, the influential 20th C composer whose life was saved by Robin Hood.

 
Spud McLaren
925010.  Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:09 pm Reply with quote

Most Brits have heard of the famous Dutch roadie Kenning van Hire, who seems to have been on the scene for many a fledgling rock group. Here is a brief history of the Chesterfield-based company.

"Kenning Car and Van Rental, with its highly visible rental vans, was perhaps one of the most well known of Kennings Companies. At the turn of the century*, the Company were pioneers in the contract hire business, with contracts for the hire of horses to BP and bicycles to Shell."


* I think it means 19thC-20thC.

 
Spud McLaren
925011.  Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:18 pm Reply with quote

The rather diconcerting origin of the name of the mountain range known as the Hindu Kush

 
Spud McLaren
925013.  Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:25 pm Reply with quote

Darius I, Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, Timur Lane, Babur and the British all used the Khyber Pass in their aggressive marches, the British being the odd-men-out (!) in that they were going in the opposite direction from the others.

In the film Carry On Up The Khyber, the part of the Pass is played by the Watkin Path on Snowdon.

 
Heldoorn
925023.  Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:16 pm Reply with quote

Kermitterand, a rather strange French mix:

 
mckeonj
925036.  Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:11 am Reply with quote

Subiekts

 
mckeonj
925037.  Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:15 am Reply with quote

A quagmire of diphthongs:
Ekatarina is the Russian form of the name Katherine, or Catherine.

 
Heldoorn
925082.  Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:01 am Reply with quote

mckeonj wrote:
Ekatarina is the Russian form of the name Katherine, or Catherine.


Ekaterina, Jekatarina, Jekaterina.

Umm Kulthum.

Kebabs (General Ignorance halal-mistake, albeit I'm not an expert: pork doesn't always mean it's haram, for example when the consumer isn't aware and the sellers claims the food is halal. Then it may be okay to eat pork).

Call signs of radio stations in the United States start with a K.


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'yorz
925098.  Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:41 am Reply with quote

Khartoum - the place, and the movie.

 
krollo
925313.  Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:36 am Reply with quote

Kinder eggs are illegal in the United States - the law has been put into practice quite recently.

 
krollo
925315.  Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:40 am Reply with quote

Also, check out the (never actually built) Katzenklavier - the keys are linked to hammers, which hit the tails of the cats, creating a mewy sound.

 

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