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Jenny
47561.  Tue Jan 24, 2006 9:57 pm Reply with quote

D is for drowning...

 
bobofel
47612.  Wed Jan 25, 2006 9:00 am Reply with quote

D is for Drunken Drowning Disaster, erm....., D

 
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eggshaped
47681.  Wed Jan 25, 2006 1:24 pm Reply with quote

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D is for Drunken Drowning Disaster


I have read in numerous different places that a freakishly high percentage of men who drown are found with their flies open. (I think the idea is that drunken fishermen get caught short and end up falling in)

I know it's a long shot, but anyone seen anything authoritative on this subject?

 
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eggshaped
47686.  Wed Jan 25, 2006 1:46 pm Reply with quote

Cheers Garrick, but don't go out of your way. It's just one of those things which has been bugging me.

 
bobofel
47791.  Thu Jan 26, 2006 9:21 am Reply with quote

I'm guessing there is no abbreviation, FOOD, flies open on departure

 
Tas
47821.  Thu Jan 26, 2006 9:57 am Reply with quote

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The supervolcano under yellowstone national park could be mentioned.


Sorry to be a little slow, and apologies if this has already been discussed elsewhere, but what is 'mythical' about this. I watched at QI documentary the other night on this...

:-)

Tas

 
bobofel
47868.  Thu Jan 26, 2006 12:18 pm Reply with quote

Here's some articles by New Scientist and some other random site that has copied the first bit of it's page from New Scientist but has other info as well.

 
Flash
47932.  Thu Jan 26, 2006 7:43 pm Reply with quote

Tas, we're not all about myths. We're not even mostly about myths.

 
bobofel
48351.  Mon Jan 30, 2006 9:06 am Reply with quote

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a myth is a female moth


Where have I heard that? I really can't remember. I seem to remember it came with another one:

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King soloman had x wives and y porcupines

 

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