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    I am similarly guilty as RTS... As mentioned, the forum is a fantastic resource of information, useful information posted years ago can be read back through years hence. Often it is not necessary to ask a question as the question/answer are already there to be read. You don't get that with social media.

    When doing the BG and first doing long races such as OCT I spent many a fruitful lunch hour or evening reading through the threads and absorbing the helpful thoughts and advice posted there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheeze View Post
    Would love to revisit the heady days of...Yorkshire thug battering everyone in sight!
    Or even Mike Bate. It might have been unedifying but people did log on in huge numbers for the blood bath ...which they don't now with peace, love and psychotherapy.

    "Remember what the fellow said…in Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder, bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, and the Renaissance.

    In Switzerland, they had brotherly love. They had five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce?

    The cuckoo clock".



    (The Third Man - from the film, not the novel)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Breeze View Post
    In Switzerland, they had brotherly love. They had five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce?

    The cuckoo clock".
    And chocolate. And a brilliant railway system.

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    The cuckoo clock originated in Germany.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gej View Post
    The cuckoo clock originated in Germany.
    Well of course: but why let dull facts get in the way of a great film script?

    (Although the origins of the first cuckoo clock remain unknown, evidence dates similar, though primitive, objects to the mid-17th century. The first known description of a coo coo clock dates back to 1629 when a German nobleman named Philipp Hainhofer described a clock belonging to Prince Elector August von Sachsen. In 1650, scholar Athanasius Kirche documented the elements of a mechanical cuckoo clock in an engraving in a handbook on music, Musurgia Universalis. In 1669, Domenico Martinelli penned a handbook on elementary clocks, Horologi Elementari, and described how the cuckoo call indicates the time.
    The first Black Forest cuckoo clock is attributed to Franz Anton Ketterer, a clock maker from the village of Schönwald, who, inspired by the bellows of church organs, started incorporating the cuckoo’s sound into clocks. By the mid-18th century, many clock-making shops in the region were producing cuckoo clocks with wooden gears. Today, Ketterer is known as one of the founding fathers of the Black Forest clock making industry).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Breeze View Post
    Well of course: but why let dull facts get in the way of a great film script?

    (Although the origins of the first cuckoo clock remain unknown, evidence dates similar, though primitive, objects to the mid-17th century. The first known description of a coo coo clock dates back to 1629 when a German nobleman named Philipp Hainhofer described a clock belonging to Prince Elector August von Sachsen. In 1650, scholar Athanasius Kirche documented the elements of a mechanical cuckoo clock in an engraving in a handbook on music, Musurgia Universalis. In 1669, Domenico Martinelli penned a handbook on elementary clocks, Horologi Elementari, and described how the cuckoo call indicates the time.
    The first Black Forest cuckoo clock is attributed to Franz Anton Ketterer, a clock maker from the village of Schönwald, who, inspired by the bellows of church organs, started incorporating the cuckoo’s sound into clocks. By the mid-18th century, many clock-making shops in the region were producing cuckoo clocks with wooden gears. Today, Ketterer is known as one of the founding fathers of the Black Forest clock making industry).
    Thats what is great about this forum not only do you find all you want to know about Fell running and even running in general plus all things outdoorsy, but you get bonus asides about the most diverse subjects brilliant
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnK View Post
    Thats what is great about this forum not only do you find all you want to know about Fell running and even running in general plus all things outdoorsy, but you get bonus asides about the most diverse subjects brilliant
    I agree, it's a mine of information. I learned something else from it as well: JohnK is French. An English person would have said: ".....you get bonus asides about the most diverse brilliant subjects".

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    Some of the more colourful forum member seem to be likened to UKIP in terms of their arguably extreme views, now what would have happened if we'd had a forum referendum on the issues.
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