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Old 11-28-2012, 06:17 PM   #10291
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Oleander?

Branches used to cook hot dogs?
That's the one I was looking for. The branches are the perfect size and shape for cooking hot dogs over an open fire. Unfortunately, they are poisonous and just the small amount of sap that contacts the hot dog is enough to kill you.

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I've never heard of Tim Tams either. Are you sure they're British?
I'll take a look at the package the next time I'm in a shop that sells them. I was introduced to them by a British family, being sold in a British supermarket. I 'assumed' they were a British biscuit. Now you've got me wondering.


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Old 11-28-2012, 06:54 PM   #10292
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What does man love more than life
Fear more than death or mortal strife
What the poor have, the rich require,
and what contented men desire,
What the miser spends and the spendthrift saves
And all men carry to their graves?

What is it?
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:31 PM   #10293
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:42 PM   #10294
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I've never heard of Tim Tams either. Are you sure they're British?
A little research turned up that they are Australian!

The biscuit was created by Ian Norris, who was the director of food technology at Arnott's. During 1958, he took a world trip looking for inspiration for new products. While in Britain, he found the Penguin biscuit and decided to "make a better one".
Tim Tams went onto the market in 1964. They were named by Ross Arnott, who attended the 1958 Kentucky Derby and decided that the name of the winning horse Tim Tam was perfect for a planned new line of biscuits..... The original Arnott's bakery, opened in 1865, was located in Newcastle, New South Wales. To date, manufacture of Tim Tams and other Arnott's products has remained largely within Australia, including bakeries in Sydney, Adelaide, and Brisbane. In 2009, Arnott's invested 37 million dollars in a state-of-the-art production line at its Brisbane facility, expecting to boost productivity and increase jobs. At the Huntingwood bakery in Western Sydney, the production line turns out about 3,000 Tim Tams per minute and uses 20 tons of the cookie's cream filling and 27 tons of chocolate coating each work day.


I officially declare that Orlok is NOT a spy.


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Old 11-28-2012, 09:23 PM   #10295
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Not an Aussie one, at least.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:47 PM   #10296
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Tim Tams are one of our proudest inventions, and just for once, I don't think we pinched it from New Zealand!
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:00 AM   #10297
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Tim Tams are one of our proudest inventions, and just for once, I don't think we pinched it from New Zealand!
Quite right, Bookpossum!

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Old 11-29-2012, 01:29 AM   #10298
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:49 AM   #10299
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Tim Tams are one of our proudest inventions,
I thought that would be Jessica Gomes.

Anyway, I don't have a good question in mind, and I've a lot of photos to process (at least, I 'should' be processing them...) so if anyone has a good one, lay it on us!


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Old 11-29-2012, 05:15 AM   #10300
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Which mathematician sued a toilet roll manufacturer for copyright infringement?
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:04 AM   #10301
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Tim Tams are one of our proudest inventions, and just for once, I don't think we pinched it from New Zealand!
Looks like they are rip offs of the good old British Penguin though
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:07 AM   #10302
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Which mathematician sued a toilet roll manufacturer for copyright infringement?
You're just making stuff up now, right?
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:34 AM   #10303
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You're just making stuff up now, right?
Not at all. I thought someone would get this quickly.

I just need the name of the mathematician who sued a toilet roll manufacturer for copyright infringement.

A hint: the copyright infringement was related to the mathematician's work in mathematics; the profession isn't a red herring.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:02 AM   #10304
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John Nash?

He's the only modern day mathematician I can think of that other people might know. He's the guy from the movie A Beautiful Mind. If it isn't him I do have a few more guesses. At least I know the names of some mathematicians.
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John Nash?

He's the only modern day mathematician I can think of that other people might know. He's the guy from the movie A Beautiful Mind. If it isn't him I do have a few more guesses. At least I know the names of some mathematicians.
No, not Nash. The person in question is British.

And that's enough clues until tomorrow!

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