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FlagWagger

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#7
Nottingham is a corruption of Snotingaham, the settlements name in Saxon times - "inga" means "people of" and "Ham" means "settlement, so the settlement name literally meant "home of the Snot people".
 
#12
The shortest scheduled flight in the world is one and a half miles long from Westray to Papa Westray in the Orkney Islands of Scotland. The journey takes 1 minute 14 seconds to complete.
 
#16
A diamond is the hardest natural substance on earth, but if it is placed in an oven and the temperature is raised to about 763 degrees Celsius (1405 degrees Fahrenheit), it will simply vanish, without even ash remaining.
 

Ageing_Gracefully

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#19
R077 said:
A diamond is the hardest natural substance on earth, but if it is placed in an oven and the temperature is raised to about 763 degrees Celsius (1405 degrees Fahrenheit), it will simply vanish, without even ash remaining.
My bold - not quite true mate. A woman who has lost or had her diamond nicked is a damned sight harder 8O
 

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