What blew your mind today

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Re: What Blew Your Mind Today?

Postby Matty_the_Emo_Slayer » Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:10 pm

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/224813/response/560395/attach/3/London%20Connections%20Map.pdf

Geographically accurate tube map. Loving finding the little differences from the standard map, like how the right branch of the northern line which goes straight from Euston to Camden Town is actually further to the west than Mornington Crescent, which on the standard map is the one that is shown to the left.
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Re: What Blew Your Mind Today?

Postby Tet » Thu Sep 17, 2015 11:30 am

Matty_the_Emo_Slayer wrote:Loving finding the little differences from the standard map, like how the right branch of the northern line which goes straight from Euston to Camden Town is actually further to the west than Mornington Crescent

My other half drew me a geographically accurate tube map (by hand) for my birthday a few years ago. Agreed about finding the differences. For example, the DLR branch to Bank actually goes to the south of Tower Gateway. Also interesting to see a direct connection from Croxley to Rickmansworth, given that you can't get a train between the two without going to Moor Park and back again.
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Re: What Blew Your Mind Today?

Postby Gandalf the Red » Thu Sep 17, 2015 11:54 am

What rules are we playing here as I'm sure the DLR is an invalid move? :P
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Re: What Blew Your Mind Today?

Postby thehairyone » Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:34 pm

Covington's Forth is usual for this time of year I thought.
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Re: What Blew Your Mind Today?

Postby NeglectedField » Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:56 pm

TIL Jonny Wilkinson was born in Frimley as well, grew up in Farnham. Never knew he were a local ladddd

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Re: What Blew Your Mind Today?

Postby Nantha » Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:27 pm

Had a really heavy dream last night.
Basically it was one of those inception type dreams where you keep waking up into other dreams, but the jist of it was: a guy I used to know from my home town came and spoke to me and told me he'd just died, and it was like totally chill.
He was telling me that actually when you die, there's no heaven and hell, you just transcend and turn into everything you 'think you are' or 'everything you want to be' - something really bollocks and philosophical like that that seemed to make total sense at the time.
I woke up, and then I told my dad who just believed everything I said and was like 'aaah it all makes total sense' and we were talking about life and death and how we'd just made grand revelations about the world.

When I actually woke up I had no idea wtf was real or not so i had to go on facebook and look up this guy to see if he was dead or not so I could make sure I hadn't been visited by his mental spirit.

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Re: What Blew Your Mind Today?

Postby Fjar » Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:39 pm

^ Those are the best dreams.
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Re: What Blew Your Mind Today?

Postby Gandalf the Red » Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:08 am

This advert for Singapore Airlines. :o


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wt99b5ccwqk


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Re: What Blew Your Mind Today?

Postby NeglectedField » Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:29 pm

This is setting off claustrophobia alarms I never knew I had

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35292620

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Re: What Blew Your Mind Today?

Postby NeglectedField » Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:34 pm

Housemate was in Sweetmart in Easton and bumped into Jeremy Corbyn. Shook his hand. No selfie though.

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Re: What Blew Your Mind Today?

Postby Metalchemyst » Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:25 am

Nantha wrote:Had a really heavy dream last night.
Basically it was one of those inception type dreams where you keep waking up into other dreams, but the jist of it was: a guy I used to know from my home town came and spoke to me and told me he'd just died, and it was like totally chill.
He was telling me that actually when you die, there's no heaven and hell, you just transcend and turn into everything you 'think you are' or 'everything you want to be' - something really bollocks and philosophical like that that seemed to make total sense at the time.
I woke up, and then I told my dad who just believed everything I said and was like 'aaah it all makes total sense' and we were talking about life and death and how we'd just made grand revelations about the world.

When I actually woke up I had no idea wtf was real or not so i had to go on facebook and look up this guy to see if he was dead or not so I could make sure I hadn't been visited by his mental spirit.

I had a false awakening early this morning.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_awakening

I went downstairs to find the front door open then into the living room and saw the telly had gone and the book cabinet ransacked. A box full of coins was still there though. Then I woke up! At least, I assume I am now awake.

We used to have a thread dedicated to dreams. If we haven't given up on the forum after its decimation we should bring back good threads like that.
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Re: What Blew Your Mind Today?

Postby NeglectedField » Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:04 pm

Fanta's Nazi roots.

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Re: What Blew Your Mind Today?

Postby Jobdone » Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:36 pm

NeglectedField wrote:Fanta's Nazi roots.


You can't throw that out there with no details Tim that's not fair.
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Re: What Blew Your Mind Today?

Postby Turbo » Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:48 pm

Fantas amazing. My next car will be a VW and I am asking for Hugo Boss smellies this christmas. Nazi starter kit acquired.

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Re: What Blew Your Mind Today?

Postby Matty_the_Emo_Slayer » Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:09 pm

Jobdone wrote:
NeglectedField wrote:Fanta's Nazi roots.


You can't throw that out there with no details Tim that's not fair.


In a nutshell, Coca Cola continued to operate in Germany during the war but could no longer import some of the ingredients they needed to make cola. Fanta is what they started making instead.
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