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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 30th Dec 17, 9:59 AM
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    Pyxis
    Well! I never knew that!
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    • 30th Dec 17, 9:59 AM
    Well! I never knew that! 30th Dec 17 at 9:59 AM
    I was googling the difference between nuts and seeds, when I came across a reference to cashew nuts and how they grew!

    I was so surprised! "Well!", I said, "I never knew that!"

    I don't know what I expected, as I'd never thought about it before. That in itself was strange, as I've been eating cashews for years and years.

    Maybe I just assumed they grew in pods like peanuts, but they don't!

    They start to grow on the ends of flowers which turn into yellow or red pear-shaped cashew "apples".
    They grow inside a case which has an irritant chemical on it to stop animals eating it. This is removed by proper roasting of the cashews.

    Apparently the cashew apples are also edible, but being very soft, do not travel well. They can be made into a refreshing drink.




    It got me wondering what you may have come across, little gems of info about things you have taken for granted for years without knowing the true facts about them.

    Do tell!




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    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 4th Apr 18, 5:42 PM
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    Fruitcake
    I can feel a susurration of inkling coming on.

    I have a secret.

    Well come and inkle in my ear.
    Last edited by Fruitcake; 04-04-2018 at 5:46 PM.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 4th Apr 18, 6:30 PM
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    Pyxis
    I can feel a susurration of inkling coming on.

    I have a secret.

    Well come and inkle in my ear.
    Originally posted by Fruitcake
    Make sure you enunciate that last bit good an' proper!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom and Official Brainbox
    Founder Member: 'WIMPS ANONYMOUS' and 'VICTIMS of the RANDOM HEDGEHOG'
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 4th Apr 18, 6:33 PM
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    Pyxis

    I'm going to use "inkle" from now on.
    Originally posted by Jackmydad
    And thus was the Inkle Club born!


    All contributions written in size 1!





    And Courier font!




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    Last edited by Pyxis; 04-04-2018 at 9:50 PM. Reason: Courier font is a good idea, to simulate whispering!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom and Official Brainbox
    Founder Member: 'WIMPS ANONYMOUS' and 'VICTIMS of the RANDOM HEDGEHOG'
    I'm in a clique! It's a clique of one! It's a unique clique!
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 4th Apr 18, 9:30 PM
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    Fruitcake
    And thus was the Inkle Club born!


    All contributions written in size 1!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    It's as close as you can get to a secret society without actually being one.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
    "You're Safety Is My Primary Concern Dear" - Laks
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 4th Apr 18, 10:31 PM
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    Sleazy
    Inkle Inkle Little Star
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 4th Apr 18, 10:33 PM
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    Sleazy
    Make sure you enunciate that last bit good an' proper!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Did somebody mention a silent 'T' ?
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 4th Apr 18, 10:41 PM
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    Pyxis
    Did somebody mention a silent 'T' ?
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    shhh! Sleazy! Don't mention silent 'Ts' - everyone will want one!

    (And anyway, how does one mention a silent T?)
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom and Official Brainbox
    Founder Member: 'WIMPS ANONYMOUS' and 'VICTIMS of the RANDOM HEDGEHOG'
    I'm in a clique! It's a clique of one! It's a unique clique!
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 4th Apr 18, 10:45 PM
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    Sleazy
    shhh! Sleazy! Don't mention silent 'Ts' - everyone will want one!

    (And anyway, how does one mention a silent T?)
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Are you sure? Look at what's imvolved:

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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 17th Apr 18, 7:48 AM
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    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 17th Apr 18, 8:21 AM
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    Fruitcake
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Now that's my kind of science lesson.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
    "You're Safety Is My Primary Concern Dear" - Laks
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 17th Apr 18, 9:13 AM
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    Pyxis
    But how big a balloon?

    Gill, with her medication, might need a zeppelin-sized one!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom and Official Brainbox
    Founder Member: 'WIMPS ANONYMOUS' and 'VICTIMS of the RANDOM HEDGEHOG'
    I'm in a clique! It's a clique of one! It's a unique clique!
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 17th Apr 18, 9:21 AM
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    Sleazy
    But how big a balloon?

    Gill, with her medication, might need a zeppelin-sized one!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    I've been drinking fizzy water this morning and have been flactulating like a vuvuzela!

    I'm now wondering .... I suppose if more than one person farted in unison and to a tune, would that be a fartophony?
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 17th Apr 18, 11:03 AM
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    Pyxis
    I've been drinking fizzy water this morning and have been flactulating like a vuvuzela!

    I'm now wondering .... I suppose if more than one person farted in unison and to a tune, would that be a fartophony?
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Well, I hope I never find out!






    Edit....I had to google vuvuzela!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom and Official Brainbox
    Founder Member: 'WIMPS ANONYMOUS' and 'VICTIMS of the RANDOM HEDGEHOG'
    I'm in a clique! It's a clique of one! It's a unique clique!
    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 17th Apr 18, 12:01 PM
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    Jackmydad
    I've been drinking fizzy water this morning and have been flactulating like a vuvuzela!

    I'm now wondering .... I suppose if more than one person farted in unison and to a tune, would that be a fartophony?
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Or fartphony, pronounced as in symphony. . .
    Of course if you all lit your farts, after proper H & S training of course, you could have a sort of "sonne et lumiere" show.
    Or you could blow up balloons of course. . .
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