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Thu, Jun 16 2022 5:34 AM (1,222 replies)
  • pdb1
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    Thu, Mar 3 2022 9:20 AM

  • pdb1
    23,434 Posts
    Thu, Mar 3 2022 9:21 AM

    HAPPY SKULLS GIFS Giphy

  • pdb1
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    Thu, Mar 3 2022 9:36 AM

  • pdb1
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    Thu, Mar 3 2022 9:37 AM

  • craigswan
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    Thu, Mar 3 2022 11:57 AM

    elton john .

    candle in the wind .

  • BStanley6
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    Fri, Mar 4 2022 3:30 AM

    pdb1:

     

     

    I'll go with Greece as the originators I don't believe they have missed one & I'm pretty sure from my vague recollections of a year 7 project I did (mind you it was 45 years ago)   Australia have been to all of them but during WW1 we competed as Australasia as a combined team with New Zealand but I also think Great Britain have been to all as well..

  • ct690911
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    Fri, Mar 4 2022 5:21 AM

    Winter or Summer Olympics?

  • gonfission
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    Fri, Mar 4 2022 8:31 AM

    pdb1:

    White Christmas

     

    Bing Crosby’s (USA, 1903–77) “White Christmas” has sold an estimated 50 million copies worldwide. The festive favourite was written by Irving Berlin (USA, 1888–1989) in 1940, recorded in 18 minutes on 29 May 1942 and introduced in Berlin’s musical movie Holiday Inn (USA, 1942), starring Crosby and Fred Astaire (USA, 1899–1987). First appearing on a collection of songs from the movie in July 1942, “White Christmas” reached No.1 on the National List of Best-Selling Retail Records chart – a forerunner of the Billboard Hot 100 – in October 1942, where it remained for 11 consecutive weeks. “Candle in the Wind 1997”, Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s (both UK) tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales (UK, 1961-97), has sold 33 million copies worldwide and is regarded as the best-selling single since US and UK singles charts began in the 1950s.

    The interweb says so, so, it must be true. Unless 33 became > 50 while I was sleeping?

  • pdb1
    23,434 Posts
    Fri, Mar 4 2022 8:47 AM

    craigswan:

    elton john .

    candle in the wind .

    Very correct .

  • pdb1
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    Fri, Mar 4 2022 9:23 AM

    BStanley6:

     

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    ct690911:

    Winter or Summer Olympics?

     

     

    I'll go with Greece as the originators I don't believe they have missed one & I'm pretty sure from my vague recollections of a year 7 project I did (mind you it was 45 years ago)   Australia have been to all of them but during WW1 we competed as Australasia as a combined team with New Zealand but I also think Great Britain have been to all as well..

    You are right in Greece and Australia . I appreciate the other knowledge . It really helps make this thread more interesting .

    I am sure they are referring to the original Summer games .

    The Panathenaic Stadium. The stadium, originally built in 330 bce, had been excavated but not rebuilt for the 1870 Greek Olympics and lay in disrepair before the 1896 Olympics,

    Paris, France, 1900

    The second modern Olympic competition was relegated to a sideshow of the World Exhibition, which was being held in Paris in the summer of 1900.

    St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., 1904

    Like the 1900 Olympics in Paris, the 1904 Games took a secondary role. The Games originally were scheduled for Chicago, but the location was changed to St. Louis when Olympic organizing committee officials decided to combine the Olympics with the Louisiana Purchase Exhibition, a large fair celebrating the 100th anniversary of the U.S. acquisition of the Louisiana Territory. As a result, the Games suffered.

    Athens, Greece, 1906

    When Athens served as host of its second International Olympic Games, in 1906, more events were held and more countries participated than in the first three modern Games.

    London, England, 1908

    The 1908 Olympic Games originally were scheduled for Rome, but, with Italy beset by organizational and financial obstacles, it was decided that the Games should be moved to London. The London Games were the first to be organized by the various sporting bodies concerned and the first to have an opening ceremony.

    Stockholm, Sweden, 1912

    Known as the “Swedish Masterpiece,” the 1912 Olympics were the best organized and most efficiently run Games to that date. Electronic timing devices and a public address system were used for the first time.

    The 1916 Games, scheduled for Berlin, were canceled because of the outbreak of World War I.

    Antwerp, Belgium, 1920

    The 1920 Olympics were awarded to Antwerp in hopes of bringing a spirit of renewal to Belgium, which had been devastated during the war.

     

    Winter Olympics

    There have been 25 Winter Games since they debuted in 1924, and if you're wondering why the math seems off, you're not crazy. If we have these Games every four years and they debuted in 1924, shouldn't there be 27? There should. But the 1940 and 1944 Winter Olympics were canceled because of World War II .

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