in reply to Be careful what you wash for
Not in England from November through to April :-)
Up in the North East of England we Geordies are made of stronger stuff we ride our bikes throughout the year only stopping for snow drifts over six feet deep and floods when the water gets in our snorkles!.
You have snorkels? Luxury.
Athanasius <°(((>< contra mundum
I used to think that boats were the way to go when you get flooding but here in Oxford, a narrow boat broke free of its moorings, hit a bridge, and sank.
This just goes to prove everything is out to get us.
Ada Lovelace for the palindrome
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Alfred Nobel for his contribution to battlefield science
Burkhard Heim for providing the missing link between science and mysticism
Claude Shannnon for riding a unicycle at night at MIT
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Edward Teller for being the template for Dr. Strangelove
Edwin Hubble for pretending to be a pipe-smoking English gentleman
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