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Re: user names

Postby hubgearfreak » 5 Feb 2010, 11:06am

Si wrote:was then eaten by a pigeon with apparently no heat discomfort whatsoever :cry:

birds don't have heat /pain receptors in their mouths. so, the hotter the chilli, the less likely it was to be eaten by mammals. so they were left for the birds. so the seeds travelled further, the hotter the plant. and thus is the beauty of evolution. and those seeds that grew better in bird droppings, did better. if you try to grow some again, ask a friend with a parrot for the muck from the bottom of the cage.
in parts of southern africa, crops are surrounded by a hedge of chillies. it keeps the elphants off the food crop.

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Re: user names

Postby Mick F » 5 Feb 2010, 11:28am

hubgearfreak wrote:birds don't have heat /pain receptors in their mouths.


Are you sure about this?
Try giving a hot titbit to our parrot and she'll refuse it until it cools a little. I know her feet don't like to hold a hot chip, but if it was something small that I have to offer to her beak, she won't try until it's cooler. She knows hot food!

Also, the parrot food we buy has chillies in it, and she won't touch them. Maybe she doesn't like them!
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Re: user names

Postby hubgearfreak » 5 Feb 2010, 12:02pm

Mick F wrote:Are you sure about this?


yes - but chemically hot, not thermometer hot. :roll: :lol:

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Re: user names

Postby Rusty Spanner » 5 Feb 2010, 12:42pm

Hello all. My user name is a result of long-standing affection for popular Mancunian beat combo, The Smiths. Oh, and a lack of mechanical skill! Great thread, BTW.

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Re: user names

Postby Mick F » 5 Feb 2010, 1:32pm

hubgearfreak wrote:birds don't have heat /pain receptors in their mouths.

Yes, I understood the chemically hot suggestion, but you also said "pain receptors".
My mistake!

As birds don't have saliva, I actually don't know how they taste anything at all.
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Re: user names

Postby Si » 5 Feb 2010, 2:33pm

As birds don't have saliva, I actually don't know how they taste anything at all.


Damn, you put "anything" in there, and I was all gearing up for a crap joke :D

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Re: user names

Postby Mick F » 5 Feb 2010, 3:46pm

A friend of ours has an air rifle, and he's hoping to get a couple of wood pigeons - he reckons they are very tasty, especially the dark meat on the legs. Never tried pigeon, so perhaps I may ask for a taster!
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Re: user names

Postby Biscuit » 5 Feb 2010, 3:51pm

Gary is my name, 'bald' is my head thus .......................... (drum roll and cymbal bash) Biscuit! Did you see what I did there? Gary....... Baldey...... Gari-Baldi, Garibaldi, Garibaldi biscuit ....... gerrit eh, eh, eh?

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Re: user names

Postby Si » 5 Feb 2010, 4:28pm

Mick F wrote:A friend of ours has an air rifle, and he's hoping to get a couple of wood pigeons - he reckons they are very tasty, especially the dark meat on the legs. Never tried pigeon, so perhaps I may ask for a taster!


It's very nice :D

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Postby fausto copy » 5 Feb 2010, 8:17pm

thirdcrank wrote:Yes, we're campaigning to have Yorkshire Pudding given similar protection. :roll: Are you saying that usernames will also be rigorously checked to ensure regional authenticity? Look out, fausto copy :wink:


Well, this area is known as "Little England beyond Wales" so I am going to have my local patch known as "Little Italy beyond Wales". It's not as mad as it sounds as two of our villagers are actually Italian.
Maybe I could even invite Marco Panettone down too!
(Great name that, certainly better than my alternative moniker of Lance Strongarm).

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Re: user names

Postby Marco Panettone » 5 Feb 2010, 8:23pm

Thanks! :lol:
My round the world ride: I Were Right About That Saddle Though

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Re: user names

Postby thirdcrank » 5 Feb 2010, 8:28pm

fausto copy wrote: ... two of our villagers are actually Italian. ...


Any relations of Bella Lasagne? :wink:

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Re: user names

Postby Dean » 5 Feb 2010, 11:29pm

Quaker Mike wrote:I'm Quaker Mike 'cos Mike is what people call me, and being a Quaker is what keeps me from riding with the club on Sundays. Not because of any rules (we aren't puritans, as some mistakenly believe) but as an elder I need to be at meeting. Why can't more runs be on Saturdays? :( Perhaps I should start a new thread.


I had leapt to the conclusion that you were from Darlington...

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Postby CREPELLO » 6 Feb 2010, 12:24pm

Has it been said already, but why do we persist in using all lower case type for our user names? I know it must be to do with modesty and self effacement. Whereas MY NAME IS ALL IN CAPITALS AND there is a reason why. When I first filled in the application to join the forum, i didn't realise that the cap's key was switched on (+ it was late at night!), but when I tried to change the type, it was too late. So folks, I'm not really a load shouty egotist 8) ....honest.

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Re: user names

Postby reohn2 » 6 Feb 2010, 7:30pm

Dean wrote:
Quaker Mike wrote:I'm Quaker Mike 'cos Mike is what people call me, and being a Quaker is what keeps me from riding with the club on Sundays. Not because of any rules (we aren't puritans, as some mistakenly believe) but as an elder I need to be at meeting. Why can't more runs be on Saturdays? :( Perhaps I should start a new thread.


I had leapt to the conclusion that you were from Darlington...


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