Pickled Egg Quiz

This is the place for posts that don't fit into any other category.

Moderator: RichardW

User avatar
myglaren
Forum Admin Team
Posts: 21421
Joined: 02 Mar 2008, 14:30
x 2015

Re: Pickled Egg Quiz

Post by myglaren »

The inscription reads:-
Spoiler: show
Kilroy was here
User avatar
mickthemaverick
Donor 2022
Posts: 9203
Joined: 11 May 2019, 17:56
x 2493

Re: Pickled Egg Quiz

Post by mickthemaverick »

How about:
Spoiler: show
He Made The Desert Smile
User avatar
NewcastleFalcon
Posts: 19845
Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 11:40
x 2112

Re: Pickled Egg Quiz

Post by NewcastleFalcon »

That’s right, Gardeners World this morning did a piece at Alton Towers. Had an interesting diversion into photography in the 1800’s. and the work of H. Petschler

Maybe a bit too specialist for general consumption but I did enjoy this on his work on thatched houses

Https://thatchinginfo.com/photographic- ... -the1860s/

Regards Neil
User avatar
NewcastleFalcon
Posts: 19845
Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 11:40
x 2112

Re: Pickled Egg Quiz

Post by NewcastleFalcon »

The French Car Forum Interpretation Quiz

Well since first joining the forum in 2009 I have never bothered to find out what the heiroglyphics to the left of the forum post listings mean. Never really used them if indeed they are intended to be used. Active topics/your posts are about all I ever use.

So I'm sure others are much more switched on than me, and I can't even arbitrate in the quiz because I dont know what they mean! So maybe someone who does can enlighten me, or alternatively come up with some amusing alternative interpretations.

I look forward to being educated!
screenshot
screenshot
Regards Neil
User avatar
myglaren
Forum Admin Team
Posts: 21421
Joined: 02 Mar 2008, 14:30
x 2015

Re: Pickled Egg Quiz

Post by myglaren »

The ones in red are threads with new posts (unread posts) in them.
Flames are very active threads.
Stars denote threads that you have posted in.
The i is indeed Information pertaining to the forum and the lightbulb useful ideas outside the scope of the usual threads.
User avatar
NewcastleFalcon
Posts: 19845
Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 11:40
x 2112

Re: Pickled Egg Quiz

Post by NewcastleFalcon »

Thanks Steve I'll have to have a look back at my star postings in the "Ideas" category :-D

Regards Neil

PS Well I Never "Jokes which I found Funny" is one of those "ideas" threads so I'll reprise this, quite apt seeing as the Daylight Inn at Petts Wood has already had an airing this morning!
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 19:50
Quite a notable event at the Pickled Egg. Who should come in but God, looking a bit fed up to be honest.

The landlord, always mindful of the feelings of the punter, asked sensitively

"Everything OK?"

Stemming the tears, God said...

"Not really. I have been working my socks off, and have just created 24 hours of alternating light and dark but now everyone just takes it for granted, and there's no thanks for what I have done.....so...after a lot of thought......I've decided to call it a day...."

REgards Neil
User avatar
mickthemaverick
Donor 2022
Posts: 9203
Joined: 11 May 2019, 17:56
x 2493

Re: Pickled Egg Quiz

Post by mickthemaverick »

This is what happens when rain stops play in the test match:
Own work
Own work
User avatar
NewcastleFalcon
Posts: 19845
Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 11:40
x 2112

Re: Pickled Egg Quiz

Post by NewcastleFalcon »

mickthemaverick wrote:
27 Jul 2020, 14:26
This is what happens when rain stops play in the test match:
Mick have a pop over to remember these all our yesterdays and tell us what you know about Braziers :-D

Regards Neil :-D :-D
Hell Razor5543
Donor 2021
Posts: 12486
Joined: 01 Apr 2012, 09:47
x 1673

Re: Pickled Egg Quiz

Post by Hell Razor5543 »

Here is one for you. In what industry would you find people sitting on one legged stools (and why)?
User avatar
mickthemaverick
Donor 2022
Posts: 9203
Joined: 11 May 2019, 17:56
x 2493

Re: Pickled Egg Quiz

Post by mickthemaverick »

I am assuming James that in view of the general milkman discussions going on today you are referring to the traditional one legged milking stool used in the dairy industry to allow the milker to manouver around the udder as required!! :-D
User avatar
bobins
Donor 2021
Posts: 4413
Joined: 05 Jul 2012, 18:07
x 1462

Re: Pickled Egg Quiz

Post by bobins »

Isn't it something to do with the explosives industry or the jam making industry and stirring things ? If they stopped stirring the mix, very noisy things could happen or very messy things could happen, so the one legged stool was to make sure they were rudely awoken if they fell asleep on the job ?
Hell Razor5543
Donor 2021
Posts: 12486
Joined: 01 Apr 2012, 09:47
x 1673

Re: Pickled Egg Quiz

Post by Hell Razor5543 »

Mick, it is possible you answer is correct. However, bobins has answered the question with the information I was after. Alfred Nobel, in certain areas of his factories where nitro-glycerine was produced and then blended to make dynamite, had the people responsible for monitoring those stages sitting on one legged stools that required them to remain wide awake (or fall off if they started to fall asleep).
User avatar
mickthemaverick
Donor 2022
Posts: 9203
Joined: 11 May 2019, 17:56
x 2493

Re: Pickled Egg Quiz

Post by mickthemaverick »

Yes James both perfectly accurate answers, I just went for the one that was forum topical!! :-D
User avatar
bobins
Donor 2021
Posts: 4413
Joined: 05 Jul 2012, 18:07
x 1462

Re: Pickled Egg Quiz

Post by bobins »

I thought milking stools were traditionally 3 legged so they didn't rock when on the rough milking parlour floor ?
User avatar
mickthemaverick
Donor 2022
Posts: 9203
Joined: 11 May 2019, 17:56
x 2493

Re: Pickled Egg Quiz

Post by mickthemaverick »

This is what DDG popped up for me: https://farmandranchdepot.com/Milking_Stools/
I have now found 1,3 and 4 legged milking stools, it clearly depends on where you live!! :-D