Frisk #123

bernooli

Sweet potatoes, it’s Frisk #123! That’s the BT phone number for the speaking clock. The last time I called the speaking clock, it said “at the third stroke, the time sponsored by Accurist will be…” which, a quick Google search tells me, must have been some time before 2008. Possibly as far back as 1986. When’s the last time you rang up to find out what the time was?

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10th February 2016 0 comments

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A Super Future for American Football in the UK

broncos

When will the first UK brands tap into its great potential?

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8th February 2016 0 comments

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Frisk #122

jpgandme

Holy mackerel, it’s Frisk #122! Pretty unstimulating number though, to be honest. It’s the police emergency number in Egypt. It’s the fire emergency number in Austria. It’s the police emergency number in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It’s the traffic emergency number in China. Um… that’s about it.
Oh, and the A122 is a road that doesn’t exist any more. It used to run from Epping to Chelmsford, but the bits that are still in use have been renamed A414.
Hungry for more of this kind of quality insight? Oh, do read on…

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3rd February 2016 0 comments

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Like death and taxes, cheating will always be with us

tennisnet

Planning Director Ian Hilton provides a viewpoint on cheating in sport, how it affects us, and if it even matters...

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28th January 2016 0 comments

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Frisk #121

babypod

Hell’s teeth, it’s Frisk #121! That’s the number Mazda stuck on their rebadged Ford Fiestas in the late nineties. It’s also the number of holes in a Chinese chequers board. The two facts are unrelated.

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27th January 2016 0 comments

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Frisk #120

cuvva

By the power of Grayskull, it’s Frisk #120! This is a belligerently confusing number that can be referred to as a ‘long hundred’, an Old Norse long hundred being six score (or 6 x 20). So a hundred and twenty is a hundred.
It’s also the atomic number of unbinilium – an element which is yet to be discovered. Oh, come on.

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20th January 2016 0 comments

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McDonald's - Eggs

'Is it a real egg?'
You may well ask. It's a good question. And in the ongoing effort to dispel the myths about McDonald's food, we're pleased to inform you that the answer is yes, these colourful discs did indeed come in ovoid form from feathered farm fowl. Look:

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18th January 2016 0 comments

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Frisk #119

kyocera

Jagger’s lips, it’s Frisk #119! Project 119 was a government program in the People’s Republic of China to maximise the number of medals they could win at the 2008 Summer Olympics, by focusing on sports they weren’t very good at and practising a bit more. But that has no relevance here.
119 is also the sum of five consecutive primes. So, there’s that.

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16th December 2015 0 comments

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