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Geoffphoto e2
8 13.5k United Kingdom
20 Oct 2008 2:32PM

Quote:For every gallon of fuel that the QE2 uses, she travels 6 feet !



Well what do I know ? - I was told that by somebody who worked for Curnard many years ago !!

I stand corrected !


But my uncle did sink the Titanic !!! ( he was at the helm ! )

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Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
20 Oct 2008 2:33PM

Quote:


But my uncle did sink the Titanic !!! ( he was at the helm ! )



Wow - fame and infamy...... all in one! Wink
BubbaG2000 e2
7 767 1
20 Oct 2008 2:36PM
Is it true the titanic wouldn't have sunk if it hit the iceberg head on?
Strobe e2
7 1.3k United States
20 Oct 2008 2:38PM

Quote:Is it true the titanic wouldn't have sunk if it hit the iceberg head on?
nor would it have sunk if they went around it
Tooth e2
9 5.8k 227 Ireland
20 Oct 2008 2:38PM

Quote:somebody who worked for Curnard


I always work for Cunard - don't get much thanks though Sad Smile
BubbaG2000 e2
7 767 1
20 Oct 2008 2:42PM
By my calculations...

QE2 - 34.2 miles per gallon per person. Somebody even more bored at work can correct me if they wish.

This has turned into a QE2/Titanic thread!
MikeRC e2
9 3.5k United Kingdom
20 Oct 2008 2:50PM

Quote:The length from the tip of your thumb to your wrist is the length of your


...can I use either thumb and either wrist ?

...Mike
MikeRC e2
9 3.5k United Kingdom
20 Oct 2008 2:54PM

Quote:For every gallon of fuel that the QE2 uses, she travels 6 feet ![/quote

....and not a lot of people believe it....LOL

....Mike

mark2uk e2
8 739 8 England
20 Oct 2008 2:58PM
'gullible' isn't in the dictionary.
conrad e2
10 10.9k 116
20 Oct 2008 2:59PM
Mark has a useless dictionary.
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
20 Oct 2008 3:01PM

Quote:By my calculations...

QE2 - 34.2 miles per gallon per person. Somebody even more bored at work can correct me if they wish.

This has turned into a QE2/Titanic thread!



Actually the more important figure is person-miles per gallon. (Sorry, my mistake - the mpg per person per gallon figure is meaningless.. and therefore ideal for this thread! Grin)

But the 34.2 figure is correct for PMPG. Smile

OK. let us assume a generous 12mpg for a large 4x4 on the school run with two passengers (mum + brat). We get a comparable figure of 24 PMPG.

So the QE2, for all its luxury, is a "greener" way to travel than a 4x4. We can, and no doubt will, argue about whether the correct parameters have been used. Should we include crew in the QE2 calculation - after all they are only there to serve the passengers. What if Mum has more than one brat in the 4x4.

So much to think about here..............

As for QE2 -v- Titanic (which is larger), we have already had that discussion. No clear cut answer. QE2 is longer, Titanic is heavier.

............................ who's snoring at the back there? Sad
mark2uk e2
8 739 8 England
20 Oct 2008 3:02PM
true.....

Mike Nesmith's (from the Monkees) Mum invited Liquid Paper
Simon_Palmer e2
8 759 11 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2008 3:44PM
Heres one for you:

**** is an acronym.

Years ago the British being the great naval nation that we were used to transport everything via boat. When we started to ship manure etc. on boats around the coast they were alarmed at how many boats caught fire etc. They then realised it was all the poo on board and the build up of gases and such and decided it perhaps better to carry it above deck.

They then put it in crates and marked the crates with Ship High In Transit. Didn't take long before everyone was calling it **** and it stuck Wink
discreetphoton e2
10 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2008 4:35PM

Quote:and it stuck


easily solved with Wet Wipes
MeanGreeny e2
9 3.7k England
20 Oct 2008 4:37PM

Quote:Elephants are the only animal that cant jump


The elephant is the only animal that all 4 knees face forward

................ apart from the ones that do yoga

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