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1. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 9y

Did you know . . . .

Paul Simon wrote the classic "Homeward Bound" while sitting in Widnes Central train station in Cheshire?

2. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

Quoting mikeyBoab

Did you know . . . .

Paul Simon wrote the classic "Homeward Bound" while sitting in Widnes Central train station in Cheshire?

I can't stand that song nor that nasally cheeseball singer.

3. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

Oh! The Only Living Boy in New York is a fabulous song...

Did you know..
Vincent d'Onofrio from Law&Order CI played Private "Gomer Pyle" in Full Metal Jacket? (I just rewatched it and I'm low on Did-you-knows...)

4. Posted by Ahila (Inactive 1529 posts) 9y

Did you know...
Leonard Woolf served in the Ceylon Civil Service in Jaffna and Hambantota for seven years? (I just read it ;))

5. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 9y

Did you know . . .

James Bond's father was Andrew Bond of Glencoe, Scotland. His mother was Swiss. His parents died when he was eleven and he spent the rest of his childhood in Kent with his aunt.

6. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 9y

Venus is the only planet that revolves clockwise

7. Posted by Ahila (Inactive 1529 posts) 9y

Quoting Clarabell

Venus is the only planet that revolves clockwise

From which angle of view was the 'clockwise' determined?

8. Posted by Ahila (Inactive 1529 posts) 9y

Did you know...
R.K. Narayan's first travel abroad was to America at the age of 50 for a nine month travel, which resulted in the publication of an award-winning fiction 'The Guide' and also resulting in another subsidiary publication: a travelogue 'My Dateless Diary: An American Journey' and the place that impressed him most in North America was the Grand Canyon?

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 5, 2007, at 6:39 PM by Ahila ]

9. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 9y

Quoting Ahila

Quoting Clarabell

Venus is the only planet that revolves clockwise

From which angle of view was the 'clockwise' determined?

Good point- i don't know but this still means it must revolve in the opposite direction to the rest. Useless information!

10. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

Quoting Clarabell

Quoting Ahila

Quoting Clarabell

Venus is the only planet that revolves clockwise

From which angle of view was the 'clockwise' determined?

Good point- i don't know but this still means it must revolve in the opposite direction to the rest. Useless information!

We could say that Venus is just weird.