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    Hey we only switched to the metric system like 30 years ago! these things take time
    I heard the British had a measurement standard of two horses butt's wide. They used that measurement to create roads and railways. Is this true?
    Also, what does a stone weigh? (in pounds or kg, I can convert, or not..)
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    I believe 1 stone is ~6 pounds....

    Hey, did you know that an American invented Canada?

    > They used that measurement to create roads and railways. Is this true?

    I heard that too - supposedly standard railroad rails are the same distance apart as standard wagon wheels were.

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    Done, I hereby accept 0.5 glory & blame

    How much you wanna bet the US invented telemarketing?
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    How much you wanna bet the US invented telemarketing?

    id put my life on it

    oter useful us inventions : Door to door sales, spam (the mail not the meaty substance), buger king (some of the most horrible food on the planet)
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    And the telephone was damn usefull.
    Considering that an aussie phone company invented both fiber optic cables and the basics behing object oriented technonogy. Then ditched its research dpt. to help make the company more profitable.
    I'd say we also invented a new form of logic. . . .

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    Hey, did you know that an American invented Canada?
    lol ya right... did you know that candians invented hockey and are the best at it? and while we are at it we burnt down your whitehouse in th 1800's a little know fact for americans wonder why... whitewashing your history again? that is what i call excesive antionalism or maybe just a crappy education system...

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    >>yeah, well at least REAL football is played by real men hwo use there feet to kick a ball around...... unlike those yank pansies who cover them selfes with more protection than a condom factory!!!

    Strewth!

    You pom's can't talk, Aussie Rules is a real game, mate.
    What other team game can you not get sent off in, no matter what?
    We have the Blood rule instead. An Aussie rules player has to go off the field if they are bleeding (happens most games).


    As to the Metric / Imperial debate, maybe should ask NASA which one to use.
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    >>> maybe should ask NASA which one to use

    Goodness, that was embarrassing wasn't it!

    >>> Aussie Rules

    Is there a reason why the pitches are shaped the way they are? I had wondered if it was an off season game for cricket ovals, but have never had that confirmed.
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    > We have the Blood rule instead. An Aussie rules player has to go off the field if they are bleeding (happens most games).


    oooooo - tough guy... Watch American football for two seconds and tell me how many bloodied people you see all over the place... Also people playing with broken bones (even big things like arms... the middle linebacker for my team played most of teh season with a huge cast on his arm)

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    > As to the Metric / Imperial debate, maybe should ask NASA which one to use.

    Ouch - low blow

    > that is what i call excesive antionalism or maybe just a crappy education system...

    No - it's true. Canada was invented by a man named Duane Canadia. He's from Scranton, PA. Also, this is another good illustration of the thing I brought up in the Al Gore thread... "You're a dumbass, but I can't spell antinationalism, or nationalism, or whatever it was... I also don't know the meaning of the word 'joke'"...

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    Why can't we all just get along?

    OK here's what we have so far:
    Canada was invented by the US,
    US was discovered by an Italian looking for a shortcut
    Canada is the best at Hockey, *lawndarts and snowboarding
    American beer is watery -low blow, sorry
    US is the best at US Football,
    Australia is the best at Australian rules rugby
    Britain is the best at International Rules Rugby
    No one in North America really knows how cricket works, but we're pretty sure we're not the best at it
    A Scottish-born man invented the telephone in Canada, patented is in the US, where the first telemarketer was invented.
    No one should have invented the bagpipes
    A stone weighs 6 lbs, or 2.73 kg
    British railways are 2 horses' ass' wide
    pop == coke == soda != Pepsi

    have I left anything out?

    *I'm not sure about the lawndarts thing, I know I'm pretty good though
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    I'd be willing to take on any Canadian in the hockey challenge...

    We'll see who's best in a couple weeks.

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    I dunno,
    Kids here are born with skates on. It could be because of the 10 months of winter and 2 months of bad skiing we have every year
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    Ditto here - remember - you're not that much farther north than I am....

    I like this:

    > 10 months of winter and 2 months of bad skiing


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    >>Is there a reason why the pitches are shaped the way they are? I had wondered if it was an off season game for cricket ovals, but have never had that confirmed.

    Same reason as the balls are egg shaped, we can't draw circles proppa down-under.
    Most likely off season cricket, but its hell on those manicured pitches. But I will ask those who might know.
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