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Matt2000

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Every country has their kids TV shows that are frankly disturbing when you look back at them. I mean, look at the Teletubbies too. Creepy...
 

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In that case you really don't want to watch In the Night Garden - it's like a bad acid trip in the back of a mouldy Zafira!
 

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Bill Bailey introduced me to this. You've had some excellent entertainment..


And then, 2 minutes in this happens. :roflmao:
 

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On the subject of nightmarish children's TV characters there used to be a show aimed at 7-11 year olds called Jigsaw and featured a character called Mr Noseybonk.....

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Just looked at that picture. I'm having nightmares tonight.
 

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TIL that male dolphins have been observed to masturbate by wrapping live eels around their gentleman sausages.
 

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TIL we still make cars with drum brakes for the US market.

A family friend of ours just had their Civic rear-ended and they need a replacement as quickly as possible. Asked me for some assistance looking at Fiestas. Just got a text from him asking "are there any other than the ST that come with disk brakes on all 4 corners." I was convinced that he was accidentally looking at a page for Fiestas for 3rd world countries and surely all US spec Fiestas came with disks by now. Nope, the only Fiesta to come with 4 disk brakes is the ST. Even fully loaded Titaniums and the new faux-sporty ST-Lines come with rear drums.

Honestly, I'm a bit shocked.
 

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Lower spec VW Polos are the same. I found that out when our neighbour's one got seized brakes on the rear after being parked up while she was on vacation for two week.
 

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TIL that adding a sparkling drink to a Contigo bottle with the Autospout straw is a really dumb idea, as the gas builds up when the bottle is shaken up and propels the liquid out with some force when you unlock the sippy-cup spout. I'm sure the people in the cars around me were highly amused by seeing me drench myself while stuck in M25 traffic this evening. :roll:
 

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A letter bottle would have just sneakilly been forced slightly open, gradually leaking it's entire contents into your bag/onto your floor/car seat.
 
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