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Did you know the very first Home use Video Recorder was invented in Nottingham, I only know because I managed the Whitemoor Hotel Pub (Snooty Fox) and one of the Inventors Norman used to drink in there almost every day with his wife, to corroborate this I went to the Industrial museum at Wollaton Hall and his photo along with the prototype is in a case, It was so sad he made hardly any mony from it they sold the idea in the states and they made the cash with some more development. Typical no UK backing.

Thought you might like to know so we dont forget them.

Have you got any (DID YOU KNOWS). Cheers Alan.

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Did you know... Cat urine glows under UV light.

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Not quite as epic as a video recorder but the inventor of the Hornby Live Steam concept i.e. steam coming out the chimney of model electric trains was Nottinghams Richard Hallam .

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/2872506/Hornby-builds-head-of-steam-with-inventors-loco.html

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no not one of them but like my grapes cold never tried putting grapes in a mirowave but some interesting info there

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There is a small but interesting article on a BBC page about Nottingham inventors which mentions, very briefly, the video recorder inventors.

Also on that page are -

HP Sauce - Spinny Jenny - Stocking Kniting Machine - GM Tomatoes - Shin Guards - Bike Gears - The Tank - Video Recorder - Walking Clothes Dryer - MR Scanner - Invisible Bra (anybody could invent one of those :tongue: )

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nottingham/sense_of_place/facts/inventors.shtml

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hp sauce invented by a chemist on park rd lenton sorry if the article tells you that but did not read it paintent sold later to hp in birmingham

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Did you know that today is the oldest that you have ever been and the youngest that you will ever be?

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And food for thought.............................Did you know what was in a hot dog?

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Thanks for that juicy tid bit of info Trevor! I dread to think what else is in the Ikea hot dog, probably dog?

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Well at least they comply with the Trades Description Act?

Unlike Beefburgers!

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Did you know WD40 removes hair dye from clothing? Well you do now :D

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And food for thought.............................Did you know what was in a hot dog?

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Glad I'm a vegetarian!

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Did you know that you can't talk while inhaling through your nose?

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You can't sneeze without blinking.

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Did yo know that the world's first electric clock has been seen by me and I was born in Nottingham.

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Compo, I've found that Alexander Bain, a Scotsman, made the first electric clock in the mid-19th century. He patented the first electric clock system in 1841. Your post (#19) seems to infer that the first electric clock is in Scotland, is this correct?.

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and heres another along your lines trevor one my mum used to say

did you know your as old as your tongh and a bit older thanyour teeth or in some cases a lot older

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Yes Babs, know that one well and will still use it in the right circumstances.

Did you know that a large group of flamingos is called a flamboyance

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