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by Ketchup
Fri May 18, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Royal wedding 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Royal wedding 2018

Raincheck anyone? If you are one of those who would prefer to be watching the paint dry on the Forth Bridge, here are some choice alternative ways to escape the manic fever of the day: (I'm opting for No. 6.) :arrow: 'Royal wedding 2018: Ten different ways to spend the day' Plus - (for anyone that's...
by Ketchup
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: General Health Issues.
Topic: Migraine is more than 'just a headache'
Replies: 2
Views: 536

Migraine is more than 'just a headache'

'New drug works when others fail, researchers say' Erenumab is a monthly injection that might soon be offered to patients on the NHS if the cost can be justified. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-43781227 Migraine is very common - it affects one in seven British people - and can be hard to stop. Th...
by Ketchup
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: Puzzling question .... ?
Replies: 12
Views: 614

Re: Puzzling question .... ?

PS: Yesterday the main ceiling light went off here in the living room. Kaput! It's one of those everlasting bulbs, long life - which hasn't been in there all that long .. 6 months at the most. Wasn't too bothered, turned off the switch and thought I'll put a new bulb in today - I've got plenty of ta...
by Ketchup
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: Puzzling question .... ?
Replies: 12
Views: 614

Re: Puzzling question .... ?

I showed my friend the photos and he said he could probably sort it out. Is it working now? ;) Is your friend Uri Geller? ...... :eek: I was about to answer by saying that the clock is still working, in that the hands still move, and the secondhand still goes around smoothly, but that it's losing t...
by Ketchup
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: Puzzling question .... ?
Replies: 12
Views: 614

Re: Puzzling question .... ?

It's now 9:00am next day and the clock is showing 7 mins past 6. Come to think of it - there is still a puzzling part to this .... bit of a mystery why my computer keyboard began playing up while I was fiddling with the clock, trying new batteries etc, and clock hands stuck and not budging(?) Wouldn...
by Ketchup
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: Puzzling question .... ?
Replies: 12
Views: 614

Re: Puzzling question .... ?

chaggle wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:26 pm
Post a photo of the offending timepiece and I'll see what he says.
This is the best I can do:

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by Ketchup
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Humour.
Topic: The Rochdale Herald
Replies: 16
Views: 1077

Re: The Rochdale Herald

'Royal baby has already earned more than you'
The new prince, who was born at St Mary’s Hospital, London, at 11:01, weighing 8lb 7oz, is already worth more than his equivalent weight in gold bullion, which currently stands at £949.76 an ounce.
by Ketchup
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: Puzzling question .... ?
Replies: 12
Views: 614

Re: Puzzling question .... ?

Oh, why didn't I think of that? :fp :mrgreen: Actually, it's no longer a puzzle. Even just in the last hour that's passed, it's 'lost' about 15 minutes! On closer investigation, I noticed a few little scratches on the glass face - THEN it dawned on me ... the clock actually had a fall - just over a ...
by Ketchup
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: Puzzling question .... ?
Replies: 12
Views: 614

Re: Puzzling question .... ?

I have since purchased a new battery which I have now inserted into the clock straight from the pack. The second hand is now moving as it should and so far it continues to show the right time. That was about 20 mins ago. I am going to check it every day at the same time to see whether it remains acc...
by Ketchup
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: Puzzling question .... ?
Replies: 12
Views: 614

Puzzling question .... ?

Just wondering if anyone might have an explanation for something that's been puzzling me for quite some time: I have a little carriage clock that I've had for many years. It runs on a single battery (an ordinary C size) - like this: http://picresize.com/images/rsz_1duracell-1-5v-c-type-mn1400-lr14-a...
by Ketchup
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Art And Photography.
Topic: Your own photos - new thread.
Replies: 73
Views: 3387

Re: Your own photos - new thread.

Oh no! WindyBindy - have you been misbehaving again? It looks like you've been imprisoned there - is that you on the end of that chain? :shock:
Allowed outside for 20 mins exercise around the block ...
by Ketchup
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Corbyn and Homeopathy
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: Corbyn and Homeopathy

Surely he is making the same mistake that lots of people seem to do - confusing herbal medicine with homeopathy? Lumping together herbal medicine with homeopathy gives the former practice the same air of impossibility and detracts from the demonstrated benefits and future promise of using plants as ...
by Ketchup
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: TV And Film.
Topic: Ant (not) and Dec
Replies: 7
Views: 348

Re: Ant (not) and Dec

I never watch the show either, but had a look at your clip ... Very clever. :thumb:

(Really had me baffled as to how they did it - then you get a clue right at the very end. :cool: )
by Ketchup
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Religion, Humanism and Philosophy.
Topic: The Pope doesn't believe in Hell...?
Replies: 6
Views: 291

Re: The Pope doesn't believe in Hell...?

There's a long history of Christianity changing what it believes in. Sometimes this leads to offshoot versions of the religion, sometimes it just gets absorbed. The one which doesn't change is Islam - one of the drawbacks of having a holy book which cannot be questioned. Since the Christian Bible b...
by Ketchup
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Music And Literature.
Topic: One very determined pianist!
Replies: 1
Views: 169

Re: One very determined pianist!

Fabulous! I love it! :clap