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redjambo
6 hours ago, Worthing Jambo said:

Vertigo then?

 

Vertigo? The Birds? Psycho!

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Boof

Why aren't dogs' oxters tickly?

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superjack
11 minutes ago, Boof said:

Why aren't dogs' oxters tickly?

Mine aren't, does that make me a dog?

Could explain why I feel ruff today.

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Lemongrab

There's a tree near my house which gets loads, and I mean loads, of slug/snail trails on it, but I've never seen any of them on the tree, or nearby. They seem to be ignoring other trees around. Is there a type of tree slugs or snails like?

 

I don't actually know what kind of tree it is, but will have a look when I pass it later.

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graygo
14 hours ago, Lemongrab said:

There's a tree near my house which gets loads, and I mean loads, of slug/snail trails on it, but I've never seen any of them on the tree, or nearby. They seem to be ignoring other trees around. Is there a type of tree slugs or snails like?

 

I don't actually know what kind of tree it is, but will have a look when I pass it later.

 

They tend to come out at night, possibly why you're not seeing them. Loads of the wee feckers miraculously appear on my back doorstep at night.

They don't like salt. 😁

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Lemongrab
4 minutes ago, graygo said:

 

They tend to come out at night, possibly why you're not seeing them. Loads of the wee feckers miraculously appear on my back doorstep at night.

They don't like salt. 😁

It's just this one tree I'm seeing the trails on though, a Plane tree, and none of the other Plane trees nearby have any noticeable amount of trails. It's almost if they're having a snail party up the tree.

 

It's far enough away from my house for me not to wish them any harm.

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ri Alban
On 06/05/2020 at 11:55, Boof said:

 

I can confirm that birds can - and do - end up down chimneys. Don't know how, but they do!

They nest in the chimney flues. I've done a few loft cut outs in my time, because the nest is so big, the ball and brush or Rods won't shift them.

 

If your chimney isn't in use, put an end cap(Mushroom/Elephants foot) on it, or if it's gas, a GC2. The spinners are a pain in the arse to fit. But they all keep the birds and Heavy rain out.

 

My advice to anyone with a chimney, that is not in use. Have it take away and tiled/slated in. It is expensive, but the maintenance over the years will cost you a quite a few bob more, as a chimney head is just a constant rain leak in Scotland.

 

 

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Samuel Camazzola

Is Josef Fritzl still alive? 

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A Boy Named Crow
3 hours ago, Samuel Camazzola said:

Is Josef Fritzl still alive? 

 

Had to Google it, but aye, seems to be. According to Wikipedia he's still married too! I'd have thought his habits would put a strain on any relationship. 

Edited by A Boy Named Crow

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Tommy Brown
On 20/05/2020 at 23:38, graygo said:

 

They tend to come out at night, possibly why you're not seeing them. Loads of the wee feckers miraculously appear on my back doorstep at night.

They don't like salt. 😁

Yip to the salt.

Went through a spell last year with slug trails on the door mat and lino, just inside the back door.

Only seen seen a couple, but was happening almost every morning.

Salt on the doorstep stopped it.

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Ehllhayapeh

Who first had the idea to squeeze a cows udder, long enough so white liquid came out

then drink it?

 

On the face of it the first people to investigate milk were a bit strange.

 

 

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gjcc
24 minutes ago, Ehllhayapeh said:

Who first had the idea to squeeze a cows udder, long enough so white liquid came out

then drink it?

 

On the face of it the first people to investigate milk were a bit strange.

 

 


Handy though, if we’d not noticed then we’d all have been bottle fed. 

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Lemongrab
1 hour ago, Ehllhayapeh said:

Who first had the idea to squeeze a cows udder, long enough so white liquid came out

then drink it?

 

On the face of it the first people to investigate milk were a bit strange.

 

 

Not as strange as the first person to see an oyster and think, 'here, I'm having some of that.'

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superjack
6 minutes ago, Lemongrab said:

Not as strange as the first person to see an oyster and think, 'here, I'm having some of that.'

Or an egg.

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Samuel Camazzola
5 hours ago, A Boy Named Crow said:

 

Had to Google it, but aye, seems to be. According to Wikipedia he's still married too! I'd have thought his habits would put a strain on any relationship. 

👍 

 

Funnily enough, I read an article about Hibs winning the cup and I wondered if he was around to see it. 😂 I have him down as one of them. 

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Smithee
On 29/04/2020 at 14:04, highlandjambo3 said:

I have a national sports boat licence I got through the army........used to fly around the havel in Berlin on rigid raider boats with a 140hp engine.....super fast and great fun.

Bloody hell

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jambo89
On 20/05/2020 at 23:49, Lemongrab said:

It's just this one tree I'm seeing the trails on though, a Plane tree, and none of the other Plane trees nearby have any noticeable amount of trails. It's almost if they're having a snail party up the tree.

 

It's far enough away from my house for me not to wish them any harm.

 

They only like smoother surfaces so could be that the bark on the other trees is too rough compared to the one you’re seeing them on. I have slug problem each year out the back on my slabs, whereas the neighbour, who has chips, doesn’t get any.

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Ehllhayapeh
5 hours ago, superjack said:

Or an egg.

This is true

 

Oh look an embryo of an unborn chicken...lets crack that open and cook it

 

Although i still think interfering physically with an animal then drinking its excretion when youve no clue what it is isnt 

Logical either.

Edited by Ehllhayapeh

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Normthebarman
21 minutes ago, Ehllhayapeh said:

This is true

 

Oh look an embryo of an unborn chicken...lets crack that open and cook it

 

Although i still think interfering physically with an animal then drinking its excretion when youve no clue what it is isnt 

Logical either.

It's not a massive leap in logic to be fair. 

 

"Milk comes from human nipples. Probably a good chance milk comes from cow nipples. Human milk doesn't kill you. **** it, let's give it a bash." 

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Lemongrab
4 hours ago, jambo89 said:

 

They only like smoother surfaces so could be that the bark on the other trees is too rough compared to the one you’re seeing them on. I have slug problem each year out the back on my slabs, whereas the neighbour, who has chips, doesn’t get any.

Oh, it could be that. Further investigation is called for. 🕵️‍♂️

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