Any Top 100 list of UK comedy shows has the famous Two Ronnies
" sketch in the top ten. Silly word play, songs and Ronnie Barker's fabulous timing, made them TV blockbusters for 16 years. Presenting a brief youtube linkdump... [more inside]
posted by twine42
on Aug 25, 2008 -
"While we were there, sitting by the fire one night, I saw an extraordinary-looking dog that appeared to have two noses.
I was sober at the time, and then I remembered the story that the legendary explorer Colonel Percy Fawcett
came back with in 1913 of seeing such strange dogs in the Amazon jungle", explains fellow British Colonel John Blashford-Snell. The double-schnoz phenomenon has been documented in other species
, and has even been studied
, and synthesized
in humans. But a clue has recently been discovered in Bolivia that hints at not just a random mutation, but what might have once been a multi-snouted dog breed.
posted by Toekneesan
on Aug 13, 2007 -
is a tiny, picturesque
hamlet on the coast of Suffolk harbouring a big WW2 mystery: the best developed rumour is of an attempt by the Germans to invade Britain at this spot which was anticipated and intercepted by pumping fuel onto the sea surface and setting fire to it. UK files on the subject are closed, again mysteriously, until 2021. Ronald Ashford, who claims to have been an eye witness
, has a lot more information
. You can stay
posted by rongorongo
on Jul 5, 2007 -
Danish newspaper photographer. Died in 1997. He took a number of pictures around WWII.
He never developed them.
Fortunately, sixty years later, someone else has.
Now they can be found in a book
Here's a bit of bloggery
posted by IndigoJones
on Jun 2, 2005 -