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Author Topic: Things that make you go WTF? MkII  (Read 54759 times)
Banfili
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« Reply #925 on: June 26, 2019, 01:16:31 am »

I keep threatening to dye the white bits green ......

Have a go, then! People put purple, or pink, or orange - why not green?
As long as you can get out again, and you don't look as if you are going mouldy!
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« Reply #926 on: June 26, 2019, 06:55:10 am »

In Moscow, among informal girls, now fashionable to greenish color hair.

Although honestly, it looks so-so. Somehow on marsh.
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« Reply #927 on: June 27, 2019, 12:15:36 pm »

Restoring a 5" gauge loco.
Original one is in a museum in the UK. Folks there were kind enough to tell me the original paint code and the only supplier in the UK.

Emailed the company, asked for a price for the smallest quantity available.

1 Litre, 18 GBP.
With one litre I could paint about 20 locos of that type but as they are the only manufacturers I asked for a quote including shipping to Germany.

"Shipping would be an additional 77 pounds"

WTF ??

77 pounds for shipping 1l of paint?

I have had complete 5" gauge locos shipped to Germany for that price.

DHL quotes less than 20 Euros for the same...

No idea what to do now.
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« Reply #928 on: June 27, 2019, 12:28:25 pm »

How much?!?  Shocked

That's insane. 
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« Reply #929 on: June 27, 2019, 04:45:18 pm »

Restoring a 5" gauge loco.
Original one is in a museum in the UK. Folks there were kind enough to tell me the original paint code and the only supplier in the UK.

Emailed the company, asked for a price for the smallest quantity available.

1 Litre, 18 GBP.
With one litre I could paint about 20 locos of that type but as they are the only manufacturers I asked for a quote including shipping to Germany.

"Shipping would be an additional 77 pounds"

WTF ??

77 pounds for shipping 1l of paint?

I have had complete 5" gauge locos shipped to Germany for that price.

DHL quotes less than 20 Euros for the same...

No idea what to do now.
Find out if they can do sample quantities.
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« Reply #930 on: June 27, 2019, 05:15:50 pm »

Restoring a 5" gauge loco.
Original one is in a museum in the UK. Folks there were kind enough to tell me the original paint code and the only supplier in the UK.

Emailed the company, asked for a price for the smallest quantity available.

1 Litre, 18 GBP.
With one litre I could paint about 20 locos of that type but as they are the only manufacturers I asked for a quote including shipping to Germany.

"Shipping would be an additional 77 pounds"

WTF ??

77 pounds for shipping 1l of paint?

I have had complete 5" gauge locos shipped to Germany for that price.

DHL quotes less than 20 Euros for the same...

No idea what to do now.

Use an intermediary. I sometimes have to shop in your capitalist stores and  Ebey.
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« Reply #931 on: June 29, 2019, 05:45:51 am »

It's so hot in Spain, officials believe cow manure self ignited causing the great fire...

https://www-m.cnn.com/2019/06/27/world/europe-heat-wave-spain-wildfire-intl/index.html
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« Reply #932 on: June 29, 2019, 07:17:04 am »

It's so hot in Spain, officials believe cow manure self ignited causing the great fire...

https://www-m.cnn.com/2019/06/27/world/europe-heat-wave-spain-wildfire-intl/index.html

Hmmm... Pfffttt! (From Australia, where we have more than our fair share of kangaroo manure, sheep manure, cow manure and accompanying flies and have never been able to report a single case of 'spontaneous combustion' from any of them.)

Bushfires come from discarded cigarette butts, lightning strikes and/or idiots 'burning off' or leaving camp fires unattended.
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« Reply #933 on: June 29, 2019, 08:25:13 am »

It's so hot in Spain, officials believe cow manure self ignited causing the great fire...

https://www-m.cnn.com/2019/06/27/world/europe-heat-wave-spain-wildfire-intl/index.html

Hmmm... Pfffttt! (From Australia, where we have more than our fair share of kangaroo manure, sheep manure, cow manure and accompanying flies and have never been able to report a single case of 'spontaneous combustion' from any of them.)

Bushfires come from discarded cigarette butts, lightning strikes and/or idiots 'burning off' or leaving camp fires unattended.

Actually, great piles of manure and other organic material have been known to spontaneously combust - haysheds do catch fire occasionally, especially if the hay isn't bone dry when baled. As we don't stockpile our stock's manure - most of our stock are free range all year round - we don't have that combustion problem, but I can see how, if stock is mostly kept inside barns or sheds, great piles of hay and manure mix can overheat. After all, compost heaps and haysheds do.

And it really would have had to have been "inadequately managed"! However, if the fire started in a rural, forested or grassland area, the "spontaneous" combustion cause is most likely to have been human!
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« Reply #934 on: June 30, 2019, 06:04:57 am »

I'm silver white at the front and still dark brown at the bock. I just have to be careful when I put it up that I don't put the bun too high on my head or the colour contrast looks a bit extreme. When it's loose people tend to be complimentary and quite often assume I've had it dyed like that on purpose.
I keep threatening to dye the white bits green ......

A dear friend of mine has Waardenburg syndrome, which aside from giving her unique facial features (wider-appearing spacing between the *vibrant* blue eyes) and deafness in one ear, also resulted in a big strand of completely white hair.

As for me, I haven't started going grey yet, although at 33 I am significantly balding. Also, I've noticed that while my hair is brown, my beard is surprisingly reddish.
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« Reply #935 on: July 06, 2019, 09:53:16 am »

Before I started going grey/ white I had very dark brown hair. As I started getting a little salt and pepper I developed a single white spot Of hair above my left eye, which my lovely spousal unit declared to be a “Prince Spot” ... 

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« Reply #936 on: July 12, 2019, 05:32:21 pm »

Quite Steamgoth:
https://www.reddit.com/r/WTF/comments/ccbqi3/apparently_human_tooth_jewelry_is_a_thing/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app
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« Reply #937 on: July 13, 2019, 07:27:21 am »

I'm sorry Chicar, Goth, maybe. Macabre, totally. There needs to be some semblance of steam yet to be seen on this post.
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« Reply #938 on: July 13, 2019, 03:36:44 pm »

Not only that, but horribly reminiscent of what the Nazis did to the Jews in the concentration camps. *shudder*
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« Reply #939 on: July 13, 2019, 04:29:11 pm »

I'm sorry for the offense, i forgot than is not everyone who share my dark nature.
 
I was just thinking it wouldn't out of place in a steamgoth costume.
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« Reply #940 on: July 13, 2019, 08:13:06 pm »

It's so hot in Spain, officials believe cow manure self ignited causing the great fire...

https://www-m.cnn.com/2019/06/27/world/europe-heat-wave-spain-wildfire-intl/index.html

I believe my olfactory senses can detect the gender of the cow in question - it smells like pure bull to me....   Wink
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« Reply #941 on: July 13, 2019, 08:16:59 pm »


A little bizarre but period-appropriate as many sweethearts and widows kept momento mori such as locks of hair, pieces of bone, etc in lockets or picture-frames.

Although punching somebody with them on would drive a modern forensic pathologist crazy...
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« Reply #942 on: July 13, 2019, 09:38:05 pm »


A little bizarre but period-appropriate as many sweethearts and widows kept momento mori such as locks of hair, pieces of bone, etc in lockets or picture-frames.

Although punching somebody with them on would drive a modern forensic pathologist crazy...
One forgets just how delightfully macabre the Victorians were by today's standards - memento mori, death masks, death portrait photography... The science of embalming was invented entirely due to the Victorians' morbid dread of being buried alive.
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« Reply #943 on: July 14, 2019, 02:04:32 am »

It's so hot in Spain, officials believe cow manure self ignited causing the great fire...

https://www-m.cnn.com/2019/06/27/world/europe-heat-wave-spain-wildfire-intl/index.html

I believe my olfactory senses can detect the gender of the cow in question - it smells like pure bull to me....   Wink

Ah My Dear Monsieur Strange -

Spontaneous Combustion of manure piles actually IS a "thing"  - A manure fire in Southern California burned 6,000 acres in 2009,
and a 2,000 ton pile of manure in Nebraska burned for three months in 2005.

one in upstate New York, USA ( rural)
https://www.wired.com/2016/08/manure-fire-new-york/

one at a Vermont Goat Farm
https://modernfarmer.com/2013/09/goat-manure-spontaneous-combustion-thing/

and one in Beautiful California - Ventura County fire burns 6,000 acres; caused by spontaneous combustion of manure
https://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2009/09/ventura-county-fire-burns-6000-acres-caused-by-spontaneous-combustion-of-manure.html

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« Reply #944 on: July 14, 2019, 08:22:15 am »

Fireman here:

spontaneous combustion is a real problem.

Stacks of hay can ignite, even when wet. (or mostly then as the bacteria neet the water to start)
Some kind of bacteria starts working inside the stack and causes the temperature to rise.
This can lead to self-ignition.
Not seen this on manure yet but definitely with hay.
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« Reply #945 on: July 14, 2019, 08:44:23 am »

Sorry about that, chaps, I'm also in a profession where spontaneous combustion occasionally occurs, I just like playing with words.  Wink

Although I have also seen 'spontaneous combustion' investigations where the heat and chemical breakdown have converted raw product into cigarette butts when everyone present assured the investigator that they were all non-smokers...   Huh
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« Reply #946 on: July 14, 2019, 03:13:58 pm »

Sorry about that, chaps, I'm also in a profession where spontaneous combustion occasionally occurs, I just like playing with words.  Wink

Although I have also seen 'spontaneous combustion' investigations where the heat and chemical breakdown have converted raw product into cigarette butts when everyone present assured the investigator that they were all non-smokers...   Huh
There are also those cases of spontaneous combustion caused by friction between the insurance policy and the second mortgage.
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« Reply #947 on: July 14, 2019, 03:25:41 pm »

There are also those cases of spontaneous combustion caused by friction between the insurance policy and the second mortgage.

I've heard of a few of those - once read about an almost undetectable flammable fire starter - only detectable if the fire isn't intense for long enough for one reason or another.
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« Reply #948 on: August 25, 2019, 12:42:16 am »

Sorry about that, chaps, I'm also in a profession where spontaneous combustion occasionally occurs, I just like playing with words.  Wink

Although I have also seen 'spontaneous combustion' investigations where the heat and chemical breakdown have converted raw product into cigarette butts when everyone present assured the investigator that they were all non-smokers...   Huh
There are also those cases of spontaneous combustion caused by friction between the insurance policy and the second mortgage.

It's funny I think that in the mid-20th century there was a rash of furniture shop fires near the United States southern border. Insurance companies were kept very busy. The pretext was very hot weather, but I feel the real cause was very high insurance payouts.
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