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A lot of things have unusual origins, such as how Corn Flakes were originally made to prevent masturbation.  

Graham crackers too.

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We currently have three Irish exchange students in class and today they were asked to present a poem about the differences between Ireland and Germany. One of them finished with the sentence (and here also comes the fact I've learned from their poems):

'Ireland may be a small country but we are proud to have brought the world Ulysses, U2, James Bond and Dracula.' 

At least the last one surprised me a lot and during the presentation I somehow had to think about a certain forumpudlian...a-hard-days-night-george-10

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Not once does the diversity seem forced -- the genius of the record is how the vaudevillian "When I'm 64" seems like a logical extension of "Within You Without You" and how it provides a gateway to the chiming guitars of "Lovely Rita. - Stephen T. Erlewine on Sgt Pepper's

21 March 2017
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Martha said
We currently have three Irish exchange students in class and today they were asked to present a poem about the differences between Ireland and Germany. One of them finished with the sentence (and here also comes the fact I've learned from their poems):

'Ireland may be a small country but we are proud to have brought the world Ulysses, U2, James Bond and Dracula.' 

At least the last one surprised me a lot and during the presentation I somehow had to think about a certain forumpudlian...a-hard-days-night-george-10  

But I thought everyone here thinks Bono is a wanker!

 

Another surprising Irish contribution is Oscar Wilde, who yes was Irish and not English. 

 

Question time Martha, do they have good German? I imagine they're doing transition year which is why they're over in Germany (unless they're only there for a week). But I've generally found the foreign language standard of your typical Irish student is weak at best.

Also can I sneak over to your school and casually go on exchange, I could pass easily as a 15 year old!

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21 March 2017
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If you came over, that would raise the average language standard of our exchange students significantly (you would have to look like 17 though, not 15a-hard-days-night-john-1). Maybe they are a little shy but they even refused to introduce themselves in German and one of them has not spoken a single German word in my presence yet. But to be fair, they only stay for two weeks and have not had German for too long. Concerning their grade, after they have finished this grade, they still have two more years to go.

If you look at German students, their English knowledge is mainly acceptable because we learn English since we are seven or eight years old. However, our language skills in French, Spanish or Italian are quite little and in Irish mostly nonexistent, so I should probably not judge them for not talking in German so much. The only thing that makes me sad is that they seem to hate Germany because we are not that relaxed as you are in Ireland...ahdn_george_05

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Not once does the diversity seem forced -- the genius of the record is how the vaudevillian "When I'm 64" seems like a logical extension of "Within You Without You" and how it provides a gateway to the chiming guitars of "Lovely Rita. - Stephen T. Erlewine on Sgt Pepper's

21 March 2017
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Martha said
If you came over, that would raise the average language standard of our exchange students significantly 

Oh stop it you ahdn_ringo_09

Martha said
Maybe they are a little shy but they even refused to introduce themselves in German and one of them has not spoken a single German word in my presence yet. But to be fair, they only stay for two weeks and have not had German for too long. Concerning their grade, after they have finished this grade, they still have two more years to go.

Ah zee typical Irish, I WILL NOT SPEAK GERMAN, YOU SPEAK ENGLISH TO ME...PLEBS! a-hard-days-night-george-10

And I guessed right with my transition year assumption, bless their little hearts a-hard-days-night-george-9

Martha said
The only thing that makes me sad is that they seem to hate Germany because we are not that relaxed as you are in Ireland...ahdn_george_05  

Aww how can you not like Germany, lovely people, great food, and the trains run on time 😀 

What's there to complain about? heart

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There were probably quite a few things to complain about Germany.

https://youtu.be/52nwiTs7bk8

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There were probably quite a few things to complain about Germany.  

What did I say SS? (Oh there is some dark humour in your username abbreviation in this post 😛 )

 

DON'T MENTION THE WAR!!!!

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Like how sausage is gross.

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It's only as gross as you make it seem.

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Today I learnt: El Dorado is a mythical city of gold and not just something that George says in Revolution 9.   

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Dinosaurs are British!*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zpxx-jSS3JQ

And you thought it was the cockroaches that survive! No, my friends, the British have always survived, be they dinosaur or other!

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Actually Scottish, but any Scottish winner we call British until they start losing. Look at Andy Murray!

But, no, seriously, I find this stuff fascinating. One fossil rewrites everything that has been believed for over a century. It's what I love about the sciences, that they're not about proving an answer as right, instead looking for things that prove it wrong.

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The Statue of Liberty has a thirty-five foot (approx. 10.67 meter) waistline. 

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Apparently hand sanitizer has a best before date. Huh.

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Using Tropicamide eye drops makes you feel like you've taken illicit drugs. 

Pivotal Moments in Beatles History No.118:  Yoko helps herself to one of George's digestives. 

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Leppo said
Using Tropicamide eye drops makes you feel like you've taken illicit drugs.   

I sense a "Beatles Trivia, Even Easier" question coming on. What song did John write after using Tropicamide eye drops?

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Using Tropicamide eye drops makes you feel like you've taken illicit drugs.   

Does it? I think it makes you look like you're on acid as it dialates the pupils, but does it have a psychotropic effect?

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No there's no psychotropic effect although it can apparently cause a psychotic episode in infants. But I was referring to the visual effect. I had to have the drops this week and it was a strange visual effect when I was out on the street with everything blurring and looking a little strange.

On the subject of eyes I saw this which I think is awesome.

 

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That's indeed awesome! 

On a similar topic: In physics class we have quantum mechanics at the moment and we watched a video about quantum entanglement and the professor in this video said that it's possible all particles in the universe are still entangled as they were as the big bang happened and therefore space is only a construct, an illusion of distance. That's quite simplified but still mind-blowing.

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I have learnt the chords to yet another Neil Innes song! This time it's Lonely Phobia by The Rutles (which I think is a take on Things We Said Today, so I should be almost ready to play that too!)

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