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    Just came across this bizarre information while reading a Wiki article on the Neo-Nazi bomber David Copeland:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Copeland

    British journalist Nick Ryan writes that, as a teenager, Copeland feared he was homosexual; when his parents sang along to the Flintstones theme on television—"we'll have a gay old time"—he reportedly believed they were sending him a message.
    I don't know that Wikipedia can be trusted, but nevertheless, I often end up reading random articles on there and finding interesting little tidbits of info, as probably you all do too.

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    This isn't particularly interesting or shocking, but it's a good statistic to bore your friends with when next its overcast in the middle of summer:

    The average total annual sunshine in the United Kingdom is 1339.7 hours, which is just under 30% of the maximum possible.[34] (The maximum hours of sunshine possible in one year is approximately 4476 hours.) The south coast of England often has the clearest skies because cumulus cloud formation generally takes place over land, and prevailing winds from the south-west keep this cloud from forming overhead. The counties of Dorset, Hampshire, Sussex and Kent are the sunniest areas, which have annual average totals of around 1,750 hours of sunshine per year,[35] and many South coastal areas of England receive more than 2000 hours of sunshine on regular years.
    This IS interesting:

    Parts of England are surprisingly dry, which is contrary to the stereotypical view—London receives just below 650 millimetres (25.6 in) per annum,[45] which is less than Rome, Sydney, or New York City.
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    When it rains in Sydney it buckets down so my guess is they get many more millimetres per year but fewer rainy days

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    There's places in East Anglia that are dryer than Beirut and Jerusalem, fact fans.
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    In July 2015 a drunken squirrel caused hundreds of pounds worth of damage to the Honeybourne Railway Club, when it emptied an entire barrel of beer onto the floor and knocked glasses and bottles from the shelves

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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    In July 2015 a drunken squirrel caused hundreds of pounds worth of damage to the Honeybourne Railway Club, when it emptied an entire barrel of beer onto the floor and knocked glasses and bottles from the shelves

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