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by Ketchup
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: Puzzling question .... ?
Replies: 5
Views: 28

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: 15
Views: 716

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: 5
Views: 28

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: 5
Views: 28

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: 5
Views: 28

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: 2765

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: 2
Views: 33

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: 251

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: 212

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: 134

Re: One very determined pianist!

Fabulous! I love it! :clap
by Ketchup
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Great Quotes.
Topic: Winter advice from a Canadian.
Replies: 8
Views: 420

Re: Winter advice from a Canadian.

Some winter advice for Brits from a Canadian: via Twitter. 1. Layer your clothes, with a wind/waterproof on top, & hat! 2. Don’t drive unless you have to. 3. If you do drive have a candle/blanket/full phone & petrol. (Does he/she mean torch?) 4. Alcohol in moderation as it lowers circulation. 5. Do...
by Ketchup
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Jailed for being improperly dressed
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Jailed for being improperly dressed

She got off lightly. Women have been publicly stoned to death for much lesser 'crimes'. In Saudi Arabia, for instance: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_punishment_in_Saudi_Arabia Although the new guy in charge in S.A. has already set about radically (and quite controversially in some quarters) ...
by Ketchup
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: In The News.
Topic: When do you become "old"?
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: When do you become "old"?

It's pretty much a moving goalpost for most people. When you reach the 'old' 30 landmark yourself, you see things differently and then 40 becomes 'old', and so on ....

(I'm at the stage now where - 'old' is when you reach 90.) :|
by Ketchup
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Great Quotes.
Topic: Arthur C Clarke.
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: Arthur C Clarke.

Clarke was wrong. It's Scorpio the Sceptic. Saggytarians are believers. We Saggies are passionate believers in a lot of things ... incessantly & experimentally inquisitive, fiercely independent and unreserved believers in freedom (above all) - none of which precludes us from entertaining a healthy ...
by Ketchup
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: US Presidential Election.
Replies: 102
Views: 5358

Re: Exclusive Trump / Piers Morgan interview

Piers Morgan's interview with Donald Trump to be shown on ITV, Sunday (28th Jan) at 10:00pm. Should be fun. :ang http://news.tvguide.co.uk/piers-morgan-will-interview-donald-trump-presidents-first-international-interview/ It'll be interesting to see if Morgan employs his usual interview technique o...