Interesting facts about where you live

Classic threads from OT live on here...
User avatar
McLilith
KVRAF
2065 posts since 7 Jul, 2003 from Huntington, WV

Post Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:27 pm

debra1rlo wrote:
Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:52 pm
I've met people who refused to dial telephone numbers if they had "666" in them.
If I had enough "666" in me, I wouldn't be able to dial telephone numbers either! :hihi:

Image
https://capegrim666vodka.com/

.
I'm involved with photography & audio. For more info, take a look at my site:
GlenVision.com

User avatar
Hink
Rad Grandad
31027 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Re: Interesting facts about where you live

Post Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:06 pm

I just posted this earlier this month but I'll post it here too so I know where to find it...my town, Bucksport Maine

https://youtu.be/9TL2be8TaVk
Why are so many guitar player jokes one liners? So the rest of the band can understand them.

User avatar
Forgotten
KVRAF
9871 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: Interesting facts about where you live

Post Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:46 pm

Where I live now is probably the least interesting place of all the places I have ever lived...

User avatar
an-electric-heart
KVRAF
2062 posts since 13 Jun, 2008 from Napier,New Zealand

Re: Interesting facts about where you live

Post Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:01 pm

I live in Napier, New Zealand. The most interesting thing about it, is the fact that it was completely leveled by an earthquake in 1931. New Zealand's an English colony, so buildings were built in the English style out of bricks. Nobody considered earthquakes at the time (New Zealand is right on fault line, so we have them all the time), so when a really good one hit, the whole city fell down, a fire followed and burnt anything that still stood.
Anyway, the whole city was rebuilt in the style of art deco, so that's a huge draw, people from all over the world come to see our architecture. Next week we have our annual Art Deco Festival... I work in tourism (at our museum)... it'll be an exhausting week :phew: .

https://youtu.be/tnoGpf6vpCY

User avatar
k-tronix
KVRist
113 posts since 13 Jan, 2004 from San Diego, CA

Re: Interesting facts about where you live

Post Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:39 pm

On my way to work, I pass by the house (or the place where the house used to be) where the Heaven's Gate cult committed mass suicide in order to hitch a ride on the Hale Bopp Comet. They took phenobarbital and put plastic bags around their heads. All 39 wore black shirts, sweat pants, and Nike Decades. they all had exactly $5.75 in each pocket for fare.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/hale-bopp-house
It's the music that makes the science worthwhile.

User avatar
Aleatoriac
KVRAF
1718 posts since 31 Dec, 2004 from betwixt

Re: Interesting facts about where you live

Post Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:11 pm

Get this... I live in a place in which people are SO SELFISH they actually create life forms which are going to suffer and die, for their own amusement. Hard to believe. Right?

Robmobius
KVRAF
3411 posts since 10 Sep, 2010 from A shit hole (Ireland).

Re: Interesting facts about where you live

Post Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:01 am

Dublin City Ireland is full of junkie heroin addicts...
Last edited by Robmobius on Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:01 am, edited 1 time in total.
“Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.”
― Christopher Hitchens

dune_rave
KVRAF
1576 posts since 23 Jun, 2006 from Hungary

Re: Interesting facts about where you live

Post Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:15 am

interesting topic, i'm adding my chapter:
my city is home to the oldest metro line of continental Europe. plus this city
has the largest synagogue in Europe.
this is a capital city , has more
thermal water springs than any other capital city in the world.

experimental.crow
KVRAF
6231 posts since 9 Mar, 2003 from the bridge of sighs

Re: Interesting facts about where you live

Post Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:28 am

it is illegal to tether your giraffe to a telephone pole ...
Image

User avatar
vurt
addled muppet weed
61373 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Interesting facts about where you live

Post Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:31 am

experimental.crow wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:28 am
it is illegal to tether your giraffe to a telephone pole ...
ha! its not here.

User avatar
Forgotten
KVRAF
9871 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: Interesting facts about where you live

Post Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:34 am

vurt wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:31 am
experimental.crow wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:28 am
it is illegal to tether your giraffe to a telephone pole ...
ha! its not here.
It’s a nightmare driving down your street at feeding time though, so who’s laughing now...?

User avatar
vurt
addled muppet weed
61373 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Interesting facts about where you live

Post Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:36 am

Forgotten wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:34 am
vurt wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:31 am
experimental.crow wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:28 am
it is illegal to tether your giraffe to a telephone pole ...
ha! its not here.
It’s a nightmare driving down your street at feeding time though, so who’s laughing now...?
the hyenas.
all their prey is tethered to lamps.

User avatar
vurt
addled muppet weed
61373 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Interesting facts about where you live

Post Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:44 am

here in the shadow of mount dorian, on the banks of the aeolian, in the phrygian wastes...

User avatar
Forgotten
KVRAF
9871 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: Interesting facts about where you live

Post Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:51 am

vurt wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:44 am
here in the shadow of mount dorian, on the banks of the aeolian, in the phrygian wastes...
...ah...music to my ears...

Meffy
Skunk Mod
21321 posts since 10 Jun, 2004 from Pony Pasture

Re: Interesting facts about where you live

Post Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:04 am

vurt wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:44 am
here in the shadow of mount dorian
The shadow of Mount Dorian reminds me of Gormenghast.

It's all Gray.

Return to “Off Topic Classics”