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@JOlly - I said the "stories", I didn't say it was necessarily true, but these stories do pop up again and again in history with multiple famous historical figures, and this reminded me of it, that's all
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Makes me think of all the stories of people fleeing/confusing the enemy in medieval days by putting the horseshoes on their horses backwards so it would make it look like you were going towards someplace instead of away from it.
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This is not really something unusual, this is how most of the snowmakers get down slopes quickly at most ski resorts when they are setting up or adjusting snow guns.
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I have to clarify that George Villiers was not the first Duke of Buckingham, as it started with the Staffords. He was the first Duke of Buckingham in the Second Creation of the title.
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A restaurant in my town gives out these same type of wooden tokens or coins for a free glass of wine every time you come in basically. Same concept.
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I somehow always end up with dollar coins and I do try to use them, but it seems a lot of places won't take them, mostly because I think they don't know what they are or that they are legal currency. It's very frustrating so it os no wonder that no one wants them.
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Love this, I totally went and named one for my boyfriend, my whole theory of valentines day is if you cant say i love you every other day of the year then you probably shouldnt be in that relationship to begin with, why is valentines day any different? This was a fun way to say i love you and get a good laugh out of it, also its for a good cause!
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1609-1643: The secret is out. Chocolate makes it way across Europe, causing a sensation among the royal courts who are first introduced to it. France’s Sun King, Louis XIV is so taken with the delicacy that he appoints a representative to manufacture and sell it.

Louis XIV wasn't born until 1638, and would have only been 7 years old at the latest of these dates. Chocolate became famous in France when his future Spanish wife gave it to him in 1658 as an engagement present, this does not fall under 1609-1643.
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Or you know the fire that burned down half of london in 1666, 174 years before this, and I am pretty sure London has risen from the ashes pretty well.
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Somebody should tell them that Apple doesn't do sales, in their store or out, you can't get a product at discount unless you are a student or business.
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Is he part cat? I thought my pitty mix was agile (he jumps the 4.5 foot gate to the bedroom without any issues, but this guy jumps from one object to the other like my cats!
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That just seems unbelievably cruel, I am not against eating crab or lobster in general, just this seems somehow way worse than when you go pick it from a tank at the store...
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He really didn't "pull over" the motorist. I don't know too many people that see a cop standing on the side of the road and for no apparent reason decide they've been pulled over and actually pull off...
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I'm confused, are there more pictures then the ones shown at the link? The recap says every year except the war years, but there are big gaps for decades after that where it was only a couple years of a decade.
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Since sailing as a mate on ships this size is what I do for a living, I just find this funny, simply because most of the time cruise ships just don't hit seas like this and when they do they are built to be much more stable (usually extra wing ballast tanks and stabilizers) than cargo ships like the ones I sail on. On all of the cargo ships I have sailed on almost everything including furniture has a way of being anchored down, but cruise ships don't do that because the expense of doing that as well as lack of aesthetics for the customers. There are many other reasons cruise companies don't anchor things like furniture, but it is unfortunate to see in this situation when a ship did hit big seas, and no it doesn't take a rogue wave to do this, just heavy seas hitting the ship in the right place.
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My boyfriend's mother uses these for eventing, and it is completely necessary, I have seen too many people fall and be paralyzed or worse, and I myself have had too many close calls falling on top of jumps. These are a great invention and should be made mandatory for eventing and cross country events.
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I agree with Mary B in some ways, it really is replacing an addiction in an already addictive personality, one for another, which is why it does work for some people who have that personality.
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Having been one of those people to spend half an hour hiking upwind on a windy day, it sucks when that race is then canceled for whatever the reason may be. Having wasted all that energy and then losing the next race because you are absolutely exhausted is no fun...
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