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South Shields is the only constituency in the country never to have elected a Conservative MP.
I just started one.
OK, I'll transfer to yours. This thread is CLOSED
its got that authentic feel
my fact is clearly better.
as it's clearly not taken from an "on this day..." page. the descent of fact-o-rama into "on this day..." trivia saddens me, so good work!
lets just keep bumping it
on average, 100 people a year die from choking on ballpoint pens.
President James Polk (1845-49) was the first President to have his photograph taken... President Theodore Roosevelt (1901-09) was not only the first President to ride in an automobile, but also the first President to travel outside the country when he visited Panama... President Franklin Roosevelt (1933-45) was the first President to ride in an airplane.
I should have checked the spellling first.
they're all good facts.
Theodore ("Teddy") Roosevelt also gave his name to the teddy bear. There are several accounts of how this came about, but the most commonly-cited story is that he was out bear-hunting one day and refused to kill an old injured bear, calling it "unsportsmanlike". Newspapers picked up the story of "Teddy's bear", and the name became associated with the stuffed bear toys which were growing in popularity at the time.
please don't let my pedantry get in the way of the facts, they were indeed very good.
On Saturday Dean Green became the first Hendon player in history to be sent off in the first minute of a game during the Green's 2-0 defeat at Ashford Town. Over to our Claremont correspondent, David Ballheimer.
"Less than 30 seconds had elapsed when matters got even worse for Hendon. Dean Green had his foot stamped on ? deliberately, he felt ? and he reacted by pushing Ricky Wellard away which sent him to the ground. The assistant referee saw the first incident, but as the referee had seen the second, decided to do nothing about it.
The outcome was that Green was dismissed and the free-kick was awarded to Ashford. It was a foolish act by Hendon's leading scorer, and it left the match official with little alternative but to produce the sanction he did."
Thank you David.
Interestingly, Dean Green was not the only green shirted footballer to see red at about 3.01pm on Saturday as Matthias Doumbe of Plymouth Argyle was also dismissed in their game with Ipswich Town for a professional foul.
Sounds like he should be plaing for Albert Square First XI.
Poor show by Dean Green, though I do like his rhyming name.
Keaton is only the man's stage name. His real name is Michael Douglas, but changed it to Keaton as he fancied Diane Keaton.
I think this is fairly well-known, but early in his career Michael Caine (born Maurice Micklewhite) went under the stage name of Michael Scott. His agent soon informed him, however, that another actor was already using the same name, and that he had to come up with a new name immediately. Speaking to his agent from a telephone box in Leicester Square in London, Caine looked around for inspiration, noted that The Caine Mutiny was being shown at the Odeon Cinema, and decided to change his name to "Michael Caine". He once joked to an interviewer that had he looked the other way, he would have ended up as "Michael One Hundred and One Dalmatians".
was a tug of war between me and Joeymahone, here is a tug of war fact.
The tug of war became an official event at the second modern Olympic Games in 1900. However, it's time as an official Olympic event was short-lived and it was last played at the Olympics at the 1920 Games. Tug-of-war was not the only event to be added and then later removed from the Olympic Games; golf, lacrosse, rugby, and polo also shared its fate.
Cricket to that list.
Did you know that Bridge, along with Paragliding, Chess and DanceSport (and many others) are all 'recognised' Olympic sports...
Virtually everybody knows the name of the B-29 bomber that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima - the Enola Gay - but how about the one that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki 3 days later? This B-29 was known as "Bock's Car", and Nagasaki was not its original target - the intended target city was Kokura, which escaped as the bomber was under orders to attack only a clear target and the city was shrouded in smog at the time. Nagasaki was the first alternative target city.
Craig T. Nelson
Dave Hill from Slade
David E. Kelley
Robert Downey Jr.
Jamie Lynn Spears
Jonny Borrell, Graham Norton, David Blaine, Lemar...
And which Emerson? The former Middlesbrough player or current Real Madrid bench warmer?
As for Emerson, it's the latter - Emerson Ferreira da Rosa.
Alan Mahon? (any relation?)
I think I know the rest. Excuse my ignorance.
Kitty Kelley: American investigative journo who's written unauthorised biogs of Jackie O, Liz Taylor, Nancy Reagan and the Windsors, among others.
Daniel Cohn-Bendit: one of the leaders of the May 1968 Paris protests/riots, now a Green Party rep in the European Parliament.
Abdullah Ocalan: Kurdish activist and former leader of the PKK. Currently in jail in Turkey.
Aki Kaurismaki: Finnish director. Don't think I've seen any of his films, but Joe Cornish raves about him.
Barry Pepper: American actor. Great performance in "The 25th Hour" as Edward Norton's mate. Also in "Saving Private Ryan".
Alan Mahon (no relation as far as I know): plays football for Burnley, twice capped for Republic of Ireland.
of Frank Sinatra that is written by Kitty Kelly.
you are providing a valuable service
Martin Luther King, Jr
William Henry Harrison
only constituency that has survived since 1832 without electing a tory.
but i live in a constituency which has never elected a tory so y'know ... this isn't true
(I'm guessing you understand why "this is bollocks, sorry" is a fairly unhelpful reply.)
The post-Reform Act explanation would make sense. It probably needs that clarification. I take it you live in a relatively recently-created constituency - which one, and how old is it?
manchester central, 1974
i wanted to disagree quickly and then go and do some research to check i wasn't mental...
though there's no real need to reply quickly, as the page has hung around for four hours already. I stand corrected, anyway.
before i exploded. it's still a good fact when relayed correctly.
David Miliband mentions it on his website, so it must be top notch stuff
and the 1832 clarification is in there. It had obviously been simplified inaccurately when I saw it reported somewhere else.
I can't make out quite why I'm finding that photo of him so irritating...
I think it is because he looks gormless but yet is also leaning on those poor statues like he thinks he is so much superior to them
carrie the vocal coach off of fame academy with the red hair is married to the other vocal coach, the black one.
with kids and everything
I never knew this
david and carrie grant innit
are allegedly in a lady loving relationship.
was a trout farmer, handbag snatcher
it is true
This is fact-o-rama after all
Has Moira always been a melon hoarder or has Pam "turned" her?