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Old 09-25-2010, 09:29 PM   #1
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i've just spent a couple of weeks at work listening to the roofer trying to assert urban myths as truths,its painful to listen to,theres a collective silent groan when he walks into the lunch room!,heres some of his best-

onions make you sick,

once you cut an onion it begins to turn poisonous,save it in the fridge and use it the next day and your asking for trouble,
i pointed out i normally cut up an onion on sunday night and have it on my sandwiches all week without ever getting sick didn't deter him!


eyes popping out of your head,

he worked with a guy who'd worked with a guy who stifled a sneeze and the pressure caused his eyes to pop out of his head,yep,just dangled there by his optic nerve looking at his feet.
the mocking laughter didn't knock his confidence in this story one little bit

there are others which i can't remember right now but i'll post them when i do,

so what are yours?

 
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Old 09-25-2010, 10:12 PM   #2
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Probably the "don't swim for 30 minutes after eating/drinking." Proved that wrong on several surf/swim sessions.
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Old 09-25-2010, 10:41 PM   #3
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Richard Gere and the Gerbil

Jamie Lee Curtis being born a hermaphrodite

 
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Old 09-25-2010, 10:48 PM   #4
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Tannins.
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Old 09-25-2010, 10:54 PM   #5
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Oh man this guy sounds like my supervisor. He drives me crazy with his generalizations and speculations which he passes off as complete fact. At one point I thought about writing it all down and making a blog out of it -sort of something like the book, "$&#$ my dad says".

 
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Old 09-25-2010, 11:04 PM   #6
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Oh man this guy sounds like my supervisor. He drives me crazy with his generalizations and speculations which he passes off as complete fact. At one point I thought about writing it all down and making a blog out of it -sort of something like the book, "$&#$ my dad says".
its to the point now that everybody on site questions every word he says!

 
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Old 09-25-2010, 11:14 PM   #7
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Oh, man. If I knew this were to come up, I would have started writing some stuff down. We had this new guy at work come up with ALL KINDS of crap. The only thing I can remember off the top of my head was "there are more English speaking people in Australia than there are in the UK". A quick google check proved that one wrong. But it seemed like EVERY DAY there was something new that this guy was trying to pass off as fact.

Shoulda kept a notebook.
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Old 09-25-2010, 11:23 PM   #8
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Hot side aeration and autolysis.
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Old 09-26-2010, 02:21 AM   #9
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Loud motorcycles can affect your happiness!

 
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Old 09-26-2010, 03:07 AM   #10
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Pink fly swatters work best for fly killing because flys can't see pink.

That one is actually true. Try it.
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