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  1. HossC

    Life long fan, first time poster.

    If you're talking about the stunt models, I think those same photos that were at the dead link were later reposted in the Rare and Behind the Scenes Pictures thread - they start about 1/3 of the way down the page.
  2. HossC

    Life long fan, first time poster.

    Welcome to HNet, Matt. Feel free to dig up and comment on as many old threads as you want - there's a lot of good stuff here, and it doesn't hurt to be reminded of some of it.
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    Double Zero Mustang

    A recent passing mention I read to Kookie's T bucket hot rod from '77 Sunset Strip' (1958-1964) led me to an image search. I think I've only seen clips of the show, and they're in black & white. When I saw a color picture of the car, I noticed the similarity of the body color and the style of flames to the Double Zero. I wonder if the Double Zero's color scheme was a tribute or just coincidence.
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    NASCAR news

    You should see how much it costs to run an F1 team. According to this article from 2018, budgets ranged from $110m to $450m per team (two cars) for the year.
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    Word Association

    Countdown (because of the hit song by the band Europe) I seem to remember that Anne Frank wrote a rather famous diary about when war did come to your country!
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    The last 24 hours

    Soon after the new Minis came out, I was talking to someone who owned one with the checkered flag roof. Tongue-in-cheek, seeing as I'm in Ireland, I suggested they look better with a Union Jack roof. After that he would only talk to my colleague! Bearing this in mind, you can see why I had mixed feelings when I was asked to carry a Union Jack through the streets as part of a parade last year. To put it in context, it was for a remembrance event, and I was walking alongside the flags of the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Germany.
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    The last 24 hours

    Must've been something wrong with the camera. Here's how it should've looked :
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    The last 24 hours

    It's definitely got colder here since the middle of the week, and although parts of the UK have snow (reports say it could hit -12C (10.4F) tonight), so far there's no snow here. I did, however, find this rather beautiful frost pattern on my car roof this morning:
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    Cooter's Book

    I bought it and read it many years ago, but since then I've only dipped back into it for reference. Now that you've asked the question, most of memory of the book is the first half before he got famous - the (sometimes dark) stories of childhood, the college years and the drinking. My knowledge of his time on Dukes comes from many sources, so I can't remember exactly which bits came from the book. Despite reading the book to the end, I have very little recollection of the later years. Maybe I should take another look.
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    NASCAR news

    That's only about an hour's drive away from where I live - maybe I'll have to go and see it.
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    Word Association

    smooth (I didn't google that!)
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    Word Association

    Ken ----------------------------------------- After writing the Greenland story, I remembered another funny answer on a quiz show from a few years ago. I can't recall the question, but it concerned Central America (possibly something about countries and capital cities). The contestant seemed pleased that the question was about Central America, and claimed to have visited a couple of times. When the host asked where she'd been most recently, she said Iowa! Again, I don't remember the host correcting her, but I think she realized when the correct answer came up. I think my all-time favorite (which I may have mentioned before) is "Who was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas?". Contestant's answer below:
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    Post Christmas Blues

    Hey, Roger, you could become like Andy Park, aka. Mr. Christmas. He celebrated Christmas every day from 1993 for 23 years. I think he may still be doing it - he vowed to quit after December 2015 (he was overweight and broke), but only lasted two weeks before restarting his celebrations. From Wikipedia: And more from the Daily Express in 2016:
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    Word Association

    Long I've never heard that before, but in a quiz show I watched last week, the contestant was asked "Viking Leif Erikson established the first permanent settlement on which island?". Her two guesses were Iceland and Alaska, and she eventually went for Iceland. Why the host never told her that Alaska wasn't an island, I don't know. The answer is actually Greenland!
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    The last 24 hours

    I'm old enough to have learned both of the common scales, but have been using Celsius (or Centigrade as we were originally taught it) for many years now. Some useful conversions are: 0°C is 32°F, 30°C is 86°F and 100°C is 212°F. If you go somewhere really cold it gets very easy because -40°C is -40°F. I'm sure you've got an app to do the conversion, but otherwise you'll need to subtract 32 and divide by 1.8 (subtracting 30 and dividing by 2 gives a good approximation at normal temperatures and is easier to calculate in your head). I found a 2016 article which suggests that Fahrenheit is now only used by the United States (and associated territories), the Bahamas, Belize, the Cayman Islands and Palau. Don't forget that your car will measure speed and distance in miles because the United States (and Myanmar and Liberia) are still using Imperial measurements. Of course your gas will still be measured in gallons, but US gallons are only about 3.8 liters instead of the 4.5 liters that used to be in everyone else's Imperial gallon (so the fuel consumption isn't as bad as you thought!). At least you'll only be paying about €0.60/liter, which is about 40% of the price in the Netherlands (even Ireland is cheaper!)