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There's a world of difference between truth and facts, facts can obscure the truth.(Maya Angelou)
It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense. (Mark Twain)
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Re: Disposable Lighters :)~

Postby smartarse » Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:51 pm

IN 1957, Frank Sinatra was quoted as describing rock-and-roll as ;phoney and false' and 'written and played for the most part cretinous goons'
But when Elvis Presley left the army some years later. Sinatra paid him $125,000 to appear for six minutes on a TV special.
That's Rock n Roll :group
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Eating Cheese

Postby smartarse » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:45 pm

:indif
It is often said that eating cheese before bedtime will cause nightmares.
In 2006 the British Cheese Board - A nice play on words. :-D
:director The British Cheese Board is the voice of British cheese http://www.britishcheese.com/
The BCB made efforts to wrong this belief by giving 200 volunteers different cheeses to eat before retiring to bed.
The report went on to state that that the volunteers experienced weird and colourful dreams but none had nightmares.
So cheese before bedtime will not give you nightmares :moon
Staying on the the subject of dairy and sleep !
Milk contains an amino acid called tryptophan which in small quantities improves sleep.
Which in turn reinforces the the belief that a nice mug of warm milk before bedtime will aid a good nights kip.
sweet Dreams
SmA
:glasses
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Vertigo

Postby SmA » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:19 pm

Contrary to what I thought Vertigo is not a fear of heights :no
It's a form of dizziness in which sufferers experience a feeling of movement even when entirely stationary.
It's uselessly a complaint associated with the balance centres of the inner ear, and can cause both nausea and vomiting in sufferers

Alfred Hitchcocks movie Vertigo popularised an in-camera effect that distorts perspective to create disorientation, the dolly zoom.
acrophobia is a fear of heights :-D
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Re: Disposable Lighters :)~

Postby smartarse » Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:10 pm

Anatidaephobia is defined as a pervasive, irrational fear that one is being watched by a duck. :rotfl The anatidaephobic individual fears that no matter where they are or what they are doing, a duck watches.
Ochlophobia is the medical term for someone with a phobia of owls.
ergophobia (fear of work)
Phobophobia is the fear of phobia's
Amathophobia Fear of dust
Cyclophobia Fear of bicycles
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia a fear of long words :applause
supercalifragilisticexpialidocius which doesn't really mean anything - It was a made-up word from the Mary Poppins movie :thumbsup
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