May 2023:Quickfire A to Z of anything/everything

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Yttrium - it's made appearances on the OTCL before so should be familiar to some, but to the very few of you out there who've not come across it before.....

"Yttrium is a chemical element with the symbol Y and atomic number 39. It is a silvery-metallic transition metal chemically similar to the lanthanides and has often been classified as a "rare-earth element". Yttrium is almost always found in combination with lanthanide elements in rare-earth minerals, and is never found in nature as a free element. 89Y is the only stable isotope, and the only isotope found in the Earth's crust.

The most important uses of yttrium are LEDs and phosphors, particularly the red phosphors in television set cathode ray tube displays. Yttrium is also used in the production of electrodes, electrolytes, electronic filters, lasers, superconductors, various medical applications, using up odd letters in Scrabble, and tracing various materials to enhance their properties.

Yttrium has no known biological role."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yttrium
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NewcastleFalcon wrote: 28 May 2023, 21:11 .......... to refesh your memory of how it was played...

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Time for a little education:

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I know you'll all think this is a didgeridoo
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but that is actually just a white-fella nickname for the Yidaki. This is the correct name in Arnhem land, where the Yidaki was invented and where the indigenous people speak Yolgnu (which is pronounced something like Yungul).
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And to kick off Z day...

This one is a bit tenuous...

Zone3 - synonymous with triathlon, especially the swim leg...
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Taken yesterday at Mallory Park where I spent a very long day yesterday marshalling at a series of big triathlon races.
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This fits in two ways, Zastava and New Zealand
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Zadok the priest.



Wasn't expecting Clara Oswald* to pop up there!










*Jenna Coleman.
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myglaren wrote: 29 May 2023, 08:46 Zadok the priest.
Wasn't expecting Clara Oswald* to pop up there! *Jenna Coleman.
This her?...as Queen Victoria? Nice video/music Steve! Good start to Z-Day
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Z-Cars and a double Z as well A Ford Zephyr Zodiac, clagged both badges on the one car at one time

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NewcastleFalcon wrote: 29 May 2023, 09:34
myglaren wrote: 29 May 2023, 08:46 Zadok the priest.
Wasn't expecting Clara Oswald* to pop up there! *Jenna Coleman.
This her?...as Queen Victoria? Nice video/music Steve! Good start to Z-Day

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Yep, that's her. She has done all sorts and was superb in 'The Cry' and 'The Serpent' but she will always be Clara, just as Karen Gillan will always be Amy Pond (I had to look her real name up :( )
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What is the only other town in England which has a Z in its name... :?:

Ashby-de-la-Zouch (Leics), Devizes (Wilts), Marazion (Cornwall), Fazeley (Staffs)

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It (and they) were mentioned earlier but here it is in its own right.

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thus spake Zarathustra

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Zealand (Sjæland)
Largest island of Denmark.

(Not Kiwiland)
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Zealand is a large island that’s part of Denmark. It’s home to the capital, Copenhagen, and the city of Roskilde. Small towns and villages occupy the north, south and west coasts, which are popular holiday areas with sandy beaches and fjords. In the south, the towering white Møn’s Klint and Stevns Klint are fossil-rich cliffs with views of the Baltic Sea.
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