Frisk #185

Smokey Yunick, it’s Frisk #185! On June 12th 1979, a chap from Michigan by the name of Kevin St. Onge set a Guinness World Record by throwing a playing card 185 feet.
We’ve run this fact through the computer, and all the readings for usefulness are coming back negative.

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19th July 2017

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Frisk #184

Bang a gong, get it on, it’s Frisk #184! In the statistical mechanics branch of theoretical physics, Rule 184 is a cellular automaton capable of recognising majorities and simulating traffic flow, surface deposition, and particle-antiparticle annihilation reactions.
There are only four people in the world who know what that means. I am not one of them.

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12th July 2017

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Frisk #183

Great Caesar’s ghost, it’s Frisk #183! 183 Club is a Taiwanese boy band whose average height across its five members is 183cm; Yen Hsing-su is the only member who is actually 183cm tall.
I’ve tried, but I can’t think of a single situation in which this information would be useful. Sorry about that.

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5th July 2017

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Frisk #182

Mary Poppins, it’s Frisk #182! Fun fact about the band Blink-182 – they were originally called Blink, until an Irish band of the same name threatened legal action, so they randomly chose the number 182 to tack onto the end. It has no meaning.
(Blink have faded into obscurity; Blink-182 are still going)

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28th June 2017

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Frisk #181

Sweet Enola Gay, it’s Frisk #181! The Volkswagen Type 181 (sold as ‘Kurierwagen’ in West Germany and ‘Trekker’ in the UK) enjoyed the dubious pleasure of being called simply ‘Thing’ in the United States market. It was actually possible to go into a VW dealership in the 1970s and ask for a Thing. ‘What are you interested in, sir - the Beetle, the bay-window camper, the notchback Type 3?’ ‘Nah, I’ll just have that Thing.’ Imaginative.

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21st June 2017

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Remark #31

'Hoverboard ball boy'. That phrase alone makes this month's Remark sponsorship newsletter worth a click. http://joom.ag/XNGW

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9th June 2017

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Frisk #180

Three treble-twenties, it’s Frisk #180! Naturally Frisk is apolitical so I’m not going to make any wisecracks about U-turns, but… y’know.

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7th June 2017

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Frisk #179

Negative covfefe, it’s Frisk #179! That’s the number of days in a non-leap year that are even-numbered. [shrug]

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31st May 2017

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