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Here's a good one. Reporter Richard Whitely is covering a story about a hotel collapsing into the sea, when:

It does seem to discombobulate him, unless he was always like that.
 

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How convenient this coincidence happened right in this thread:
Earlier I had read Catseye's post in "More Vivid Dreaming During The COVID-19 Pandemic". She described a dream where her ex-husband wore a white suit. When I read Bad Bungle's post above, I wondered who Martin Bell was and looked him up. Found out "he is sometimes known as 'the man in the white suit' " . . .
 

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Quoting a Bible passage about earthquakes just as a rare earthquake occurs ...
Apt Bible passage at Catholic Mass coincides with earthquake

The Scripture quite literally came to life for several Catholic churches in North Carolina as a rare earthquake rattled portions of the state over the weekend.

According to a news release from the Diocese of Charlotte, Father Richard Sutter of St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church said the lector in the Sunday service had just reached the 19th chapter of 1 Kings, a Bible passage referring to the prophet Elijah, which said, “After the wind there was an earthquake — but the LORD was not in the earthquake.” It was then that parishioners felt the 5.1 magnitude earthquake centered near Sparta, the most powerful to hit the state in more than 100 years. ...
FULL STORY: https://apnews.com/33478d1002b8d27a590e51460d223ae0
 

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Maybe they should stop sermonizing about end times . . . :eek:
 

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There were some pins on my bedside table which I kept meaning to put away. Today I finally remembered to do it, and pictured my late Welsh Gran telling me that all dropped needles and pins should be picked up because they were dangerous.

An hour or so later Techy told me he'd been using a needle to adjust something on a gadget and had lost it on his bed. Durr.
 

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An hour or so later Techy told me he'd been using a needle to adjust something on a gadget and had lost it on his bed. Durr.
You'll find it tonight.
 

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I love 'ghost' advertising on old buildings that show their former use. Last month I took a picture of the Home & Colonial store In Berkhamsted that was one of the most successful retail outlets in the 1920s (now a collection of antique specialists under one roof). This morning I was looking at Castle Drogo on line, the last castle built in England (Devon, finished 1930). Drogo was commisioned by Julius Drewe, the founder of Home & Colonial. Coincidence that is.

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I recently looked up Werner Haas, a German pianist. I was aware that he had died quite young in a car accident.

Only the brief online biography I read stated that it was a motorcycle accident. I had the wrong Werner Haas.

Maybe it's a common name in Germany but the motorcyclist had perished just twenty years before. :oops:
 

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While riding home from litter-picking duties the other day I was trying to come up with Only Connect-style questions and was working on the first names in pairings of songwriters, starting with Chinn and going through Lennon, Goffin, Rodgers, Andersson, Bacharach etc, but specifically it was Chinn I started with. (Though I reckon the second partners' names would work better.)

I get home and the first song I hear – my wife's listening to Alexa – is the Sweet's Wig Wam Bam (not a commonly heard song in 2020!) and yes, it's by Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman.
 

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Last week a podcast was recommended on'ere which mentions the 1935 fillum The Ghost Goes West. Fun, I thought, I saw that as a kid and hadn't heard of it again until now! A day or two later it was mentioned in a R4 programme.

I'll have to hunt it down and watch it now.
 

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Last week a podcast was recommended on'ere which mentions the 1935 fillum The Ghost Goes West. Fun, I thought, I saw that as a kid and hadn't heard of it again until now! A day or two later it was mentioned in a R4 programme.

I'll have to hunt it down and watch it now.
Try one of these links:
 

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Here I quote a blog comment:

In a side note. Just rewatched Travelers on Netflix last week and one of the story arcs is that in the future climate change is so bad that in an attempt to fight it, they send people back in time with a virus to cull some of the population. Just food for thought.
 

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I love 'ghost' advertising on old buildings that show their former use. Last month I took a picture of the Home & Colonial store In Berkhamsted that was one of the most successful retail outlets in the 1920s (now a collection of antique specialists under one roof). This morning I was looking at Castle Drogo on line, the last castle built in England (Devon, finished 1930). Drogo was commisioned by Julius Drewe, the founder of Home & Colonial. Coincidence that is.

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This isn't quite ghost advertising but nearly. This slightly blurred photo is on the promenade in Morecambe:

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My eldest rang today and we were both saying that nothing interesting had been happening due to lockdown.
About 5 minutes after we hung up there was a loud screech of brakes and middle daughter and I looked out to see a black 4 wheel drive car turn around in the court.
As we looked it wobbled to the left and smashed into this expensive car parked outside one of the houses.
We expected them to stop but they just wobbled to the right and drove off.
The side back was smashed in and bits were on the road but noone came out to look, so presumably the owner wasn't home.
The police are never interested if you ring and I didn't catch the number plate although I think the car belonged to the ministry house.
You are not allowed to go into anyone's house at the moment so we felt there was nothing we could do.
Just thought it was odd that we had just said there was nothing interesting happening.
 
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