- Sep 24, 2013
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Oops Erroneous childhood belief no.72: all Minis were made by Austin :lol:
You're confusing me now! I had to go and check on Wiki:garrick92 said:I have no recollection of Heath being PM: he was booted out just after my third birthday, and the earliest PM I can remember is a vague memory of Harold Wilson's final term.
I take it that annoying cryptic remark (bare naked URL, no relevence to topic) is aimed at me.garrick92 said:
Watched a lot of TV in the 70s, I take it?davidplankton said:Speaking of cars and erroneous childhood beliefs....
I used to think, for a very short time, that Ford Capris were driven exclusively by off duty coppers.
(Have just noticed this post.) Too right ! Also, this sentiment can carry on into later childhood.garrick92 said:...when you're a small child there is practically no lunacy of which the adult world seems incapable.
That was my second film! My first was the Hammer version of The Mummy with Christopher Lee in the title role, which I referred to as the Boo-Boo Man, because of the bandages. I naturally thought he was the hero, and came up with a convoluted answer to how he survived after the end of the film.When l was a kid my mum took me to see my first ever film, the Disney classic One Hundred and One Dalmatians.
My Mum applies this even when having a bath. I pointed out that it only applies when going for a swim.That one had to wait an hour after eating before going swimming lest you got a stitch and drowned. This was the bane of my young summers (as well as many other young Australians) as this was a common belief. Summer days at the pool or the beach often were met with cries of "I'm not hungry'' at lunch time otherwise you had to sit bored, counting the minutes down until it was safe to enter the water again.
Men tolerate the cold better because they usually have more body mass, thicker skin and usually dress more appropriately (for the weather). And they are generally able to put up with a lot of hardship.I read a feature in the Reader's Digest that stated the reason why women were more tolerant than men of the cold was because they had a naturally thicker layer of body fat for insulation. The story even came with a cartoon of a man dressed up in a coat and scarf in the snow, whilst the woman was posing in a bikini. Of course since growing up, EVERY woman I've met moans about being cold.