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26Facts to Consider - Page 2 Empty Re: Facts to Consider on Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:53 pm

MidTon

MidTon
We make vodka from beetroot

27Facts to Consider - Page 2 Empty Re: Facts to Consider on Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:11 am

SPIKE




What is his great great great grandson doing these days?

28Facts to Consider - Page 2 Empty Re: Facts to Consider on Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:23 am

LyonTon

LyonTon
Reece means enthusiasm

29Facts to Consider - Page 2 Empty Re: Facts to Consider on Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:58 am

Paddy

Paddy
There are no snakes in Ireland.

30Facts to Consider - Page 2 Empty Re: Facts to Consider on Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:02 pm

Johnny Bravo

Johnny Bravo
The West End doesn't have any pubs.

31Facts to Consider - Page 2 Empty Re: Facts to Consider on Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:50 pm

Edwards

Edwards
The best leather belts (for leathering brats) were made in Lochgelly.

32Facts to Consider - Page 2 Empty Re: Facts to Consider on Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:26 pm

AsTONishing

AsTONishing
Hen Broon is aged about 31

33Facts to Consider - Page 2 Empty Re: Facts to Consider on Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:23 pm

PaulRenfrew

PaulRenfrew
Tea bags were invented over 100 years ago.

34Facts to Consider - Page 2 Empty Re: Facts to Consider on Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:12 am

SPIKE




In 1895, German Adoplph Kraut introduced to America the first grease-proof lined paper bags for coffee.

35Facts to Consider - Page 2 Empty Re: Facts to Consider on Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:10 am

9 Strathblane Crescent


John Dunlop was a Scottish vet who invented the pneumatic tyre.

36Facts to Consider - Page 2 Empty Re: Facts to Consider on Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:15 am

SPIKE




Yet another of your lies.

37Facts to Consider - Page 2 Empty Re: Facts to Consider on Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:28 am

weemanTon

weemanTon
African elephants have big ears

38Facts to Consider - Page 2 Empty Re: Facts to Consider on Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:44 am

SPIKE





Pinocchio has a big nose.

39Facts to Consider - Page 2 Empty Re: Facts to Consider on Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:57 am

SPIKE


9 Strathblane Crescent wrote:John Dunlop was a Scottish vet who invented the pneumatic tyre.


Robert William Thomson PRSSA FRSE (1822–1873), from Stonehaven, Scotland, was the acknowledged inventor of the fountain pen and original inventor of the pneumatic tyre.

40Facts to Consider - Page 2 Empty Re: Facts to Consider on Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:01 am

MuesliTon

MuesliTon
Michelin took out its first patent for a removable pneumatic tyre which was used by Charles Terront to win the world's first long distance cycle race, the 1891 Paris–Brest–Paris.

41Facts to Consider - Page 2 Empty Re: Facts to Consider on Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:10 am

SPIKE




Thomson's "Aerial Wheels" were demonstrated in London's Regent's Park in March 1847 and were fitted to several horse-drawn carriages, greatly improving the comfort of travel and reducing noise.

One set ran for 1200 miles without sign of deterioration.

42Facts to Consider - Page 2 Empty Re: Facts to Consider on Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:20 am

stalkton

stalkton
Stockton to Darlington was world’s first public steam power railway

43Facts to Consider - Page 2 Empty Re: Facts to Consider on Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:23 am

SPIKE



The Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway (GP&GR) was an early Scottish railway, opened in 1841, providing train services between Greenock and Glasgow. At the time the River Clyde was not accessible to sea-going ships, and the intention was to compete with river boats that brought goods to and from the city. In fact passenger traffic proved surprisingly buoyant, and connecting steamer services to island resorts in the Firth of Clyde provided a very great source of business.

The GP&GR merged with the larger Caledonian Railway in 1851.

The Greenock station was not alongside the steamer berths and as the trade developed, this became a significant disadvantage.

The independent Greenock and Wemyss Bay Railway built a branch line to a pier at Wemyss Bay, giving much closer access to Rothesay, and in 1889 the Greenock line itself was extended to Gourock.

The work involved the building of Newton Street Tunnel, the longest railway tunnel in Scotland.

44Facts to Consider - Page 2 Empty Re: Facts to Consider on Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:51 am

bridget erskine

bridget erskine
At the time of building, the Erskine Bridge was the longest bridge of its type in the world.

45Facts to Consider - Page 2 Empty Re: Facts to Consider on Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:55 pm

SPIKE





The Mitchell Library is the largest public reference library in Europe.

46Facts to Consider - Page 2 Empty Re: Facts to Consider on Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:23 am

Alf Hucker

Alf Hucker
The world's narrowest house is in Millport.

47Facts to Consider - Page 2 Empty Re: Facts to Consider on Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:32 am

crabbyton

crabbyton
Largs was the site of a battle between Norway and Scotland in 1263.

48Facts to Consider - Page 2 Empty Re: Facts to Consider on Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:16 pm

Johnny Bravo

Johnny Bravo
I once took part in a rugby game that finished 0-0.

49Facts to Consider - Page 2 Empty Re: Facts to Consider on Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:41 pm

Holmscroft Street

Holmscroft Street
Women live longer than men.

50Facts to Consider - Page 2 Empty Re: Facts to Consider on Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:31 pm

cappiecat

cappiecat
Manx cats don't have tails.

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