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CaaC (John)

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    Countries of the World

    There are a lot of countries that I have not seen but this place is one I would love to visit just to see the Northern Lights, I have seen them in Scotland years ago but nothing like this, stunning and it makes me shiver just looking at this photo. Nordic Islands are seen in their 'surreal light' Stefan Forster has made more than 80 trips to Greenland, Iceland, Norway and the Faroe Islands, capturing some of the beauty of the Nordic landscapes. FULL REPORT AND MORE PHOTOS
  2. CaaC (John)

    The Photography Thread

    Welcome to the forum @as_art, nice bit of photography work there and I hope you keep posting in TF365 and a Dortmund fan too, you should pop in here and tell us a little bit about yourself if you want, @God is Haaland is a Dortmund man and I am sure he will be glad you are aboard.
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    Goal of the Day (any day)

    Oh well, we have an On This Day thread I thought maybe a Goal of the Day past & present thread won't hurt, anybody has a particular goal over the years that they always look back on and say "Wow...what a goal..." even goals just lately too, I will start it off with...
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    Australians Only Thread

    Take care buddy.
  5. CaaC (John)

    Hello

    Welcome @FootballNut to the madhouse, keep posting and only you can choose the German team you would like to support, don't be influenced by members in here. I served my army days in Dortmund, a lovely place and they have a lovely football team too.
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    Guess the Movie

    @...Dan, you can do the next one if you want, I have not got any screenshots saved in my folders.
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    Australians Only Thread

    Western Australia hit by 'once-in-a-decade' storm Australia's western coast is being battered by a huge storm, with strong winds buffeting the main city of Perth. Torrential rains and waves of up to eight metres (26ft) are forecast in some areas. The severe weather is the result of the remnants of tropical cyclone Mangga interacting with a cold front, according to the Bureau of Meteorology. A senior official in the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) said it would be a "once-in-a-decade" storm. "Normally our storms come from the south-west and this will come from the north-west," DFES acting assistant commissioner Jon Broomhall told journalists. FULL REPORT
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    Countries of the World

    12 colourful spring scenes from around the world FRAMES - 1/13
  9. CaaC (John)

    Animals

    Berlin WW2 bombing survivor Saturn the alligator dies in Moscow Zoo "Yesterday morning, our Mississippi alligator Saturn died of old age. He was about 84 years old - and an extremely respectable age," the zoo said. Saturn was gifted to Berlin Zoo in 1936 soon after he was born in the US. He escaped the zoo being bombed in 1943. British soldiers found him three years later and gave him to the Soviet Union. How he spent the intervening years always remained a mystery, but since July 1946 the alligator has been a hit with visitors in Moscow. "Moscow Zoo has had the honour of keeping Saturn for 74 years," the zoo said in a statement. "For us, Saturn was an entire era, and that's without the slightest exaggeration... He saw many of us when we were children. We hope that we did not disappoint him." The zoo reported that Saturn knew his keepers, loved being massaged with a brush - and was able to crack steel feeding tongs and bits of concrete with his teeth if irritated. Mississippi alligators usually live to 30-50 years in the wild, it added. Saturn may even have been the world's oldest alligator - it's impossible to say. Another male alligator, Muja who is at Belgrade Zoo in Serbia, is also in his 80s and still alive. But it's doubtful any alligator could compete with Saturn if it came to selling their memoirs. The most headline-grabbing detail is the rumour that Saturn had belonged in Hitler's personal collection, which is untrue. "Almost immediately after the arrival of the animal, the myth appeared that it was supposedly in Hitler's collection, and not in the Berlin Zoo," Interfax news agency reports. It is unclear how the rumour started. Moscow Zoo dismissed such reports, noting that animals "do not belong to politics and mustn't be held responsible for human sins". 'It is surprisingly rare for an alligator to kill a person' 'Oldest known elephant in captivity' dies at 88 in India One of the last four known Yangtze giant softshells dies Saturn's death-defying escape in 1943 is unlikely ever to be explained. Berlin, the capital of Nazi Germany, was subjected to intense Allied bombing before the war ended in 1945. The so-called Battle of Berlin began in November 1943 and the night of 22-23 November saw extensive damage to areas west of the centre, including the Tiergarten district where the city's zoo is located. Thousands of people were killed or injured and many of the zoo's animals perished too. The zoo's aquarium building took a direct hit. One report said passers-by had seen the corpses of four crocodiles in the street outside, tossed there by the force of the blast. Saturn somehow survived and then lived for three years in a city ravaged by war, and a climate unsuited to alligators. It's reported he will now be stuffed and exhibited in Moscow's popular museum of biology named after Charles Darwin. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-52784240
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    TF365 Top 10...

    We will be doing the ladies 10 after and I did mine and got it out the way with.
  11. CaaC (John)

    TF365 Top 10...

    Naming my top ten actors was not a problem but naming Actresses was a wee bit harder and I named some golden oldies.
  12. CaaC (John)

    SPFL - On This Day

  13. CaaC (John)

    TF365 Top 10...

    True, he is a games master with a lot of the games he creates.
  14. CaaC (John)

    Which Video-Game Creature Would You Have as a Pet?

    Show's you I know fuck all about these things, wee Kaiden is more clued up than me.
  15. Not a video man-games fanatic but just saw this, what creature would you like to be amongst this lot below? or another choice of your own? I asked our grandson wee Kaiden and he said, Strider. Strider - Horizon Zero Dawn OTHER CHOICES
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    Which Video-Game Creature Would You Have as a Pet?

    I thought something like this you would go for @nudge
  17. CaaC (John)

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

    Sent away for a mask with a filter on it, only £3 odds 4 weeks ago, it arrived in the post yesterday, unwrapped it to try it on and it bloody broke at one end, got in contact with them and said I want my fucking dosh back, I will just keep using the one our son got.
  18. CaaC (John)

    TF365 Top 10...

    Could add a load more if he wants?
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    TF365 Top 10...

  20. CaaC (John)

    Guess the Movie

    Donnie Brasco?
  21. CaaC (John)

    Animals

    Canada v US: Loon stabs eagle through the heart As with global affairs, nature has its pecking order. And in a contest between the bald eagle, America's national bird, and a common loon, which is featured on Canada's dollar coin, few would bet on the latter to come out the victor. But sometimes the underdog comes out on top, as was revealed when an eagle was found dead in the water near a dead loon chick in a Maine lake. A necropsy revealed he was killed by a stab to the heart from a loon's beak. Baby loons are common prey for eagles, which are fearsome hunters. Bald eagles are protected in the US, and typically their remains are sent to them directly to the National Eagle Repository in Colorado. It is a crime in the US to kill an eagle, possess one or disturb its remains, except for special exemptions, such as in the use of Native American ceremonies. But after seeing a dead baby loon chick so near the carcass, scientists began to wonder if the eagle could have been killed by an enraged mother loon in an avian equivalent of David and Goliath. So they sent the eagle not to the eagle repository, but to the National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, Wisconsin where it could be examined by a loon specialist. There, a pathologist found that the eagle died by a quick stab to the heart from what appeared to be a loon beak, and the chick had eagle talon marks, indicating it had been captured by an eagle. A nearby neighbour also told wildlife investigators she heard a "hullabaloo" the night before. Wildlife biologist Danielle D'Auria, who works for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, shared the news on the department's blog, noting it is the first confirmed case of a loon slaying an eagle. "Who would think a loon would stand a chance against such a powerful predator?" she wrote. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-52779727
  22. Tony Brooks: Formula 1's last surviving race winner of the 1950s The formation of the Formula 1 World Championship in 1950 brought with it a production line of charismatic race winners who came to encapsulate an era of gruelling, dangerous and pioneering racing. Juan Manuel Fangio, Alberto Ascari, Stirling Moss, Jack Brabham, Nino Farina, Mike Hawthorn and Jose Froilan Gonzalez - legendary names all - were among the series' earliest race winners. Now, sadly, just one of their elite band remains. FULL REPORT
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    What did you have for lunch today?

    One of the wife's specialities, a roast beef salad with mashed cheese tatties.