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Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by SWNZ, Jul 26, 2001.

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  1. ACERIMMERROCKS Jedi Master

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  2. Humble extra Jedi Youngling

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    //sighs

    back to ace again


    ummmm..........Red Dwarf is a fictional spaceship
  3. RogueJedi Jedi Knight

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    I 2 am a minor, with the exact same birthdate as Acer here
  4. ACERIMMERROCKS Jedi Master

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  5. SWNZ Jedi Master

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    I say this out of love for my Breathren...














    STAY ON TOPIC OR I'LL HAVE YOU TEMPORARILY BANNED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Asia Minor is more commonly known today as the Republic of Turkey.
  6. farmboynz Jedi Knight

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    Turkey is the traditional food at Thanksgiving in the US
  7. ACERIMMERROCKS Jedi Master

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    A turkey is a type of bird.
  8. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    Do hungry pigeons and seagulls ever annoy you? Try taking a trip to the aptly named 'Bird Island'. On this sub-antarctic island there is one bird (or seal) per 1.5 cubic metres.
  9. SWNZ Jedi Master

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    100,000 cubic meters of Travertine stone and 300 tons of iron were required to hold the Colosseum together.
  10. Humble extra Jedi Youngling

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    The Colosseum (sp) is correctly known as the Flavian Amphitheatre (sp), named after the dynastic name of the emperors Vespasian (father), Trajan (son #1) and Domitian (son #2), who ruled the Roman Empire in the later half of the first century AD.......the four levels roughly equate with the reigns of the various emperors, with the last two levels i think having being constructed during the reign of Domitian........it gained its more common name i believe because a giant statue of Nero was situated next to it, known as the Colossus of Nero, as part of his Golden House complex built in the centre of Rome after the great fires that occured during his reign......the amphitheatre taking possibly what was the position of the ornamental lake


    //finishes dredging up his Classics knowledge from 7th form Classics.....


  11. oy636 Jedi Knight

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    The roman empire is belive to have been started by Romulus, twin brother to Remus. Both who were raised by a she wolf.
  12. SWNZ Jedi Master

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    I Tried to post this earlier but couldn't.

    The Colosseum was used for about 450 years and it is said that a man was killed in it every 15 seconds over this period.
    It had the capacity of between 50-70,000 and could be both filled and emptied in 7 minutes.
    The Colosseum was also used for Naval battles, the stadium could be flooded in 15 minutes.
    Outside the stadium stood a large fountain where the gladiators (the ones that survived) would wash the blood from their bodies and pass their armour onto the next gladiators.
    During the reign of Mussolini(sp) the fountain was destroyed when he marched his troops through Rome, the fountain (and other historic structures) that were in the way were bulldozed with tanks.

  13. Humble extra Jedi Youngling

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    The Flavian AMpitheatre is constructed at its base of volcanic tufa, and makes extensive use of concrete in the upper levels
  14. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    Auckland city is home to 52 volcanoes.
  15. Humble extra Jedi Youngling

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    um......the Buzz Bar is in Auckland
  16. SWNZ Jedi Master

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    Buzzy bees and other insects theoretically shound't be able to fly because of their tiny wings. But! when they flap their wings a vortex of air is created along the wing span and creates a lift that enables the insect to fly.
  17. oy636 Jedi Knight

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    The humming bird is the only bird that can fly backwards, by using the same vortex method as insects, rather flapping as with other birds.
  18. Chansplace Jedi Master

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    Archaeopteryx was one of the first feathered creatures, and is thought to be the first true bird. It lived during the Jurassic period over 100 million years ago. Athough feathered and bird-like, it had many reptile-like features such as its teeth and bone structure. This suggests a link between modern birds and Dinosaurs.
  19. SWNZ Jedi Master

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    The "Stapes" (stirrup) bone is the smallest bone in the human body, it is found in the middle of the ear.
  20. Humble extra Jedi Youngling

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    my horse was named black beauty (seriously..thats what happens when you let your sister name the horse)....and she was an elegant demonstration of the fact that if you want to sell a disobediant horse, starve it for a while so the buyer will think it is calm if they are not to clued up horseswise (as my mother was not.....)


    caveat emptor
  21. oy636 Jedi Knight

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    The inner part of a horses foot is called the frog.

    Joe Sebeck are you there, I hear you are in Auckland.
  22. SWNZ Jedi Master

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    When frogs eat something that is poisonous or otherwise bad for them, they can throw up their entire stomach. That is, the stomach actually protrudes through their mouth and they wipe it with their right front leg.
  23. farmboynz Jedi Knight

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    and acoording to one email a horse's rear end is responsible for the size of the engines on the space shuttle
  24. SeanAGreen Jedi Knight

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    Jabba the hutt eats things that look like frogs!
  25. Norrad_Roff Force Ghost

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    When frogs eat, their eyes recede into their skulls and actually help them swallow.
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