• Visitors can check out the Forum FAQ by clicking this link. You have to register before you can post: click the REGISTER link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. View our Forum Privacy Policy.
  • FREE workshop: Preparing contractors for Autumn : Weds 29th Sep at 7.15pm. More details here.

You know not what you know...

Collapse
X
  •  
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    You know not what you know...

    Taken from the 'The Book of General Ignorance' (forward by Stephen Fry)

    Henry VIII had two wives, not six.
    Antarctica is the dryest place on Earth
    The Mosquito is the most dangerous animal on earth
    Kilts, Haggis, Whisky, Bagpipes and Tartan are not Scottish
    Baseball is an English invention
    The Earth has seven moons

    All true.

    Employment Businesses don't find contractors jobs.

    (OK, I added that last one!)

    #2
    The Earth has one moon. It may have the odd tiny asteroid or rock that orbits in a corkscrew fashion but where is the proof of these other Earth moons.

    Henry VIII had the following wives:

    1.Queen Catherine of England née Catherine of Aragon (Spanish: Catalina de Aragón) (December 16, 1485 – January 7, 1536) was queen consort of England as Henry VIII of England's first wife.

    2. Queen Anne of England née Anne Boleyn, 1st Marchioness of Pembroke (ca. 1504-19 May 1536) second wife and Queen Consort of King Henry VIII and mother of Queen Elizabeth I.

    3.Queen Jane of England née Jane Seymour (born c. 1507/1508 – d. 24 October 1537) was the third wife of King Henry VIII of England. She died of post-natal complications following the birth of her only son, Edward VI.

    4.Queen Anne of England née Anne of Cleves also known as "The Flanders Mare" (see below) – was the fourth queen consort of Henry VIII of England from January 6, 1540 to July 9, 1540.

    5.Queen Catherine of England née Catherine Howard (born between 1520 and 1525; died February 13, 1542) was the fifth queen consort of Henry VIII of England (1540-1542), and sometimes known by his reference to her as "the rose without a thorn." Her birth date and place of birth is unknown, (occasionally cited as 1521, probably in London). She was the daughter of Lord Edmund Howard, a poor younger son of 2nd Duke of Norfolk. Catherine married Henry VIII on July 28, 1540, at Oatlands Palace in Surrey, almost immediately after his divorce from Anne of Cleves was arranged. However, Catherine's marital conduct and past sexual history were known to be unchaste, and she was beheaded after less than two years of marriage on the grounds of treason.

    6.Queen Catherine of England née Catherine Parr (c.1512 – 7 September 1548), was the Queen Consort of Henry VIII of England (1543–1547), the last of his six wives. Dowager Queen of England, she has a special place in history as the most married queen of England, having had four husbands in all.


    Don't believe all the crap you read.
    I design idiot proof software. Trouble is, they keep making better idiots.

    Comment


      #3
      Originally posted by _V_
      The Earth has one moon. It may have the odd tiny asteroid or rock that orbits in a corkscrew fashion but where is the proof of these other Earth moons.

      Henry VIII had the following wives:

      1.Queen Catherine of England née Catherine of Aragon (Spanish: Catalina de Aragón) (December 16, 1485 – January 7, 1536) was queen consort of England as Henry VIII of England's first wife.

      2. Queen Anne of England née Anne Boleyn, 1st Marchioness of Pembroke (ca. 1504-19 May 1536) second wife and Queen Consort of King Henry VIII and mother of Queen Elizabeth I.

      3.Queen Jane of England née Jane Seymour (born c. 1507/1508 – d. 24 October 1537) was the third wife of King Henry VIII of England. She died of post-natal complications following the birth of her only son, Edward VI.

      4.Queen Anne of England née Anne of Cleves also known as "The Flanders Mare" (see below) – was the fourth queen consort of Henry VIII of England from January 6, 1540 to July 9, 1540.

      5.Queen Catherine of England née Catherine Howard (born between 1520 and 1525; died February 13, 1542) was the fifth queen consort of Henry VIII of England (1540-1542), and sometimes known by his reference to her as "the rose without a thorn." Her birth date and place of birth is unknown, (occasionally cited as 1521, probably in London). She was the daughter of Lord Edmund Howard, a poor younger son of 2nd Duke of Norfolk. Catherine married Henry VIII on July 28, 1540, at Oatlands Palace in Surrey, almost immediately after his divorce from Anne of Cleves was arranged. However, Catherine's marital conduct and past sexual history were known to be unchaste, and she was beheaded after less than two years of marriage on the grounds of treason.

      6.Queen Catherine of England née Catherine Parr (c.1512 – 7 September 1548), was the Queen Consort of Henry VIII of England (1543–1547), the last of his six wives. Dowager Queen of England, she has a special place in history as the most married queen of England, having had four husbands in all.


      Don't believe all the crap you read.
      All true, but 4 of the marriages were annulled and therefore, legally speaking, never took place. Hence he was only "married" twice. To Jayne Seymour in 1537 and Catherine Parr in 1543.
      Last edited by DaveB; 15 January 2007, 13:36.
      "Being nice costs nothing and sometimes gets you extra bacon" - Pondlife.

      Comment


        #4
        Originally posted by _V_
        The Earth has one moon. It may have the odd tiny asteroid or rock that orbits in a corkscrew fashion but where is the proof of these other Earth moons.
        That's splitting hairs. The Sun and the five planets go round the Earth, I've seen them, so they count. That's seven altogether.

        Comment


          #5
          the earth has two moons

          1) The moon (which we all know)
          2) Cruithine (probably spelt wrong) on a long elliptical orbit so it only really becomes a moon to be seen ever 3000 or so years

          .... allegedly

          Comment


            #6
            Originally posted by jh0711
            the earth has two moons

            1) The moon (which we all know)
            2) Cruithine (probably spelt wrong) on a long elliptical orbit so it only really becomes a moon to be seen ever 3000 or so years

            .... allegedly
            The earth either has 1 moon or 7 moons. But not 2. Cruithne is one of 6 large asteroids that have near-Earth orbits. So you either count all of them or none. IMO the Earth has 1 moon - that's why it's called "The Moon". HTH

            Comment


              #7
              i stand corrected - do the other 6 have names?

              (just for my own sad personal interest!)

              Comment

              Working...
              X