Today I learned (TIL)........

Desmo

Distinguished Member
I gave up buying a newspaper many years ago, The Times if you must know. I did so because I realised that whenever there was an article in there that I had some first hand knowledge of, the reporting was usually wrong. It made me question whether the rest of the articles were equally inaccurate.

TIL that there is a term for this, coined by Michael Crichton:
I learnt this a long time ago, back in 1996 when I was 21. It was the Dunblane masacre, and what I read about handguns, their use and those who held firearms certificates was all complete rubbish. I had been shooting for a year or two at the time and so knew all about it and what was in the papers was, on the whole, nonsense. I learnt early on not to really take any notice of what they say.
 

Doug the D

Member
I learnt this a long time ago, back in 1996 when I was 21. It was the Dunblane masacre, and what I read about handguns, their use and those who held firearms certificates was all complete rubbish. I had been shooting for a year or two at the time and so knew all about it and what was in the papers was, on the whole, nonsense. I learnt early on not to really take any notice of what they say.
Isn't it a bit like an extended oxymoron though? Such as 'military intelligence' :laugh:

I always chuckle when I read a story about something like a bank robbery an the reporter writes 'it was planned with military precision'. I consider the times in my life when things were done with 'military precision'. It normally involved being told to be somewhere 5 hours before you need to be, then sitting around smoking, drinking brews and talking sh*t (soldiers refer to this as 'Hurry Up and Wait').

You eventually get to where you need to be and it's the wrong place and/ or time and just for sh*ts and giggles, you've usually got the wrong equipment to do the job, so have to 'Improvise, Adapt, Overcome'...:rolleyes:

If anyone actually planned stuff with 'military precision', it'd be a right cluster fudge!
 

Spiderpig

Distinguished Member
It’s just a nick. I won’t hurt at all when I drill through the nail to let the blood escape.
 

Doug the D

Member
It’s just a nick. I won’t hurt at all when I drill through the nail to let the blood escape.
I remember years ago having a blackened nail after slamming my entire hand in the side door of a van (good times). I ended up going to a walk-in medical centre and saw a doctor who used a cannula to drill through my nail by rotating it between his finger and thumb. When it broke through the nail, it hissed and loads of blood came out.

It felt amazing! A real big pressure release.

Ever since then, when I've had a similar injury (twice more in the past 10 year), I just heat up a sewing needle in a blue flame to sterilise it, then gently push the hot needle through the nail with a pair of pliers. Works the same as the doctor's way and saves a trip to hospital.
 

Tempest

Distinguished Member
^ you almost lost a leg, and were left with a 2mm scar.
Needs further explanation. What can almost take your leg off but only leave a 2mm scar?
 

HaRd2BeAr

Distinguished Member
^ you almost lost a leg, and were left with a 2mm scar.
Needs further explanation. What can almost take your leg off but only leave a 2mm scar?
A beast of a hedge trimmer, but i am younger than you lot so my body stitched me back together, it required a lot of duck tape to hold it in place for a month :D
 

HMHB

Distinguished Member
A few years back I cut straight down the middle of my little finger a few mm through the nail and the fleshy part at the end with my parents old hedge cutters. I stopped the bleeding and bonded it all nicely back together again with a few plasters and some electricians tape :) I did go to the chemist as Asda a couple of days later and get some tape from them though.

I threw the old hedge cutters away after that and got some modern ones where you had to keep both hands on to make it work.
 

Tempest

Distinguished Member
I can see the repeating pattern in all these accidents.
No beer was involved.
Having learned from this thread, I shall ensure at least 2 cans are consumed directly before the use of any large garden power tools to ensure my safety.
 

Tempest

Distinguished Member
If I leave the lid of my Gherkin jar, they will try and escape!

(Took this photo for Wee Scottish Lass) ;)

 

Tempest

Distinguished Member
T.I.L

From chatting to my neighbors girlfriends 7 years old daughter this morning.....

You can buy butterflies in the post to release.
Someone had a bright idea to make some cash there ;)

From what I could understand from her, I think she said you buy them online as caterpillar's then naturally they turn into a chrysalis, then you let them go.

Wish I'd thought of that idea!

I have some slugs, but not sure if they have the glamour :(
 

HaRd2BeAr

Distinguished Member
T.I.L

From chatting to my neighbors girlfriends 7 years old daughter this morning.....

You can buy butterflies in the post to release.
Someone had a bright idea to make some cash there ;)

From what I could understand from her, I think she said you buy them online as caterpillar's then naturally they turn into a chrysalis, then you let them go.

Wish I'd thought of that idea!

I have some slugs, but not sure if they have the glamour :(
Could try it with leeches, suckers
 

Doug the D

Member
I have some slugs, but not sure if they have the glamour :(
Years ago, I used to be into racing snails. A guy once told me to remove the shell to make mine go quicker, but it just made him sluggish...
 

Similar threads

The latest video from AVForums

LG CX 4K OLED TV Review: The best TV of 2020?

Trending threads

Latest News

Philips online events to replace IFA 2020 attendance
  • By Andy Bassett
  • Published
Marantz announces 8K ready SR series AV Receivers
  • By Andy Bassett
  • Published
Ennio Morricone: Legendary film composer dies aged 91
  • By Andy Bassett
  • Published
AVForums Podcast: 5th July 2020
  • By Phil Hinton
  • Published
Sky comedy panel shows back to film new series
  • By Andy Bassett
  • Published
Top Bottom