Today I learned (TIL)........

The Dreamer

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TIL that very sadly, a colleague of mine, who we all thought had beaten Covid, sadly succumbed to its effects yesterday. RIP Nick.

 

Xenomorph

Member
TIL that Dr. Christian Jessen, who you may recall was sued for libel by Arlene Foster, former leader of the DUP for tweeting about her non-existent affair, has the cheek to set up a GoFundMe begging page to pay for his £125k damages bill.
 

Plumsandpearls

Well-known Member
TIL that Dr. Christian Jessen, who you may recall was sued for libel by Arlene Foster, former leader of the DUP for tweeting about her non-existent affair, has the cheek to set up a GoFundMe begging page to pay for his £125k damages bill.
According to the Belfast telegraph he has £20,000 to his name (its behind the payroll, so can't reas past the headline).
I dont think anyone would think that tweeting nonsense would cost you do dearly.
 

Mr Incredible

Distinguished Member
TIL that French and Russian Helicopter designs have their main rotor turning clockwise, whereas others rotate counter-clockwise.

This in turn results is the situation where the Yaw pedals (which control the small rotor at the rear to compensate for torque on the main rotor) have to be used differently when applying power and adjusting the pitch of the main rotors for lift. In a US/UK helicopter, when applying power and lifting you compensate by pressing the left pedal to counteract the torque, whereas on a French/Russian helicopter you have to apply the right pedal to compensate. This makes it a bit tricky for a pilot to swap between 'makes' of chopper!
 

Notorious PIG

Well-known Member
TIL that Dr. Christian Jessen, who you may recall was sued for libel by Arlene Foster, former leader of the DUP for tweeting about her non-existent affair, has the cheek to set up a GoFundMe begging page to pay for his £125k damages bill.
It baffles me how some celebrities can spend years in the public eye and get loads of gigs and not have much money to show for it in the end. I’d have thought this chap earned a few quid from Embarrassing Bodies and subsequent bookings.

Katie Price is another one. Been in the public eye non stop for, what, twenty years+ ? Countless tv shows, guest appearances, magazine/newspaper interviews, brand deals, earned millions, now has dirty house and major money problems.
 

Xenomorph

Member
According to the Belfast telegraph he has £20,000 to his name (its behind the payroll, so can't reas past the headline).
I dont think anyone would think that tweeting nonsense would cost you do dearly.

Depends what you say though, and libel laws do exist. It's a lesson to us that you can't get away with spouting anything on social media. Expensive one for him I think. Thing is though, he was warned by a lawyer to take down the tweet. Had he done that, it wouldn't have cost him.
And I can't believe he's only got £20k. Practicing doctor, not a low paid profession is it? Plus his media contracts (Embarrassing bodies etc). You're not telling me he hasn't got a bob or two?


It baffles me how some celebrities can spend years in the public eye and get loads of gigs and not have much money to show for it in the end. I’d have thought this chap earned a few quid from Embarrassing Bodies and subsequent bookings.

Katie Price is another one. Been in the public eye non stop for, what, twenty years+ ? Countless tv shows, guest appearances, magazine/newspaper interviews, brand deals, earned millions, now has dirty house and major money problems.

Seems like anyone can piss away vast amounts of money, if they are stupid enough to do that.
Or maybe these people aren't stupid at all, and are hiding away their wealth for tax purposes?
 

Plumsandpearls

Well-known Member
Depends what you say though, and libel laws do exist. It's a lesson to us that you can't get away with spouting anything on social media. Expensive one for him I think. Thing is though, he was warned by a lawyer to take down the tweet. Had he done that, it wouldn't have cost him.
And I can't believe he's only got £20k. Practicing doctor, not a low paid profession is it? Plus his media contracts (Embarrassing bodies etc). You're not telling me he hasn't got a bob or two?




Seems like anyone can piss away vast amounts of money, if they are stupid enough to do that.
Or maybe these people aren't stupid at all, and are hiding away their wealth for tax purposes?
Oh I know libel exists- I shared that story myself, so Arlene will be after me next. :)
 

Notorious PIG

Well-known Member
Depends what you say though, and libel laws do exist. It's a lesson to us that you can't get away with spouting anything on social media. Expensive one for him I think. Thing is though, he was warned by a lawyer to take down the tweet. Had he done that, it wouldn't have cost him.
And I can't believe he's only got £20k. Practicing doctor, not a low paid profession is it? Plus his media contracts (Embarrassing bodies etc). You're not telling me he hasn't got a bob or two?




Seems like anyone can piss away vast amounts of money, if they are stupid enough to do that.
Or maybe these people aren't stupid at all, and are hiding away their wealth for tax purposes?
It’s just got to be the case with Dr Jessen. I find it difficult to believe he’s that stupid.
 

p9ul

Distinguished Member
Today I learned that if I press start on a Microwave, it'll automatically run for 30 seconds.
 

imightbewrong

Distinguished Member
Today I learned that if I press start on a Microwave, it'll automatically run for 30 seconds.

If you press it twice, it will run for a minute.
 

ruffage

Distinguished Member
If you press it twice, it will run for a minute.
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imightbewrong

Distinguished Member
I can't remember the last time I saw a microwave that said the right time. On our last one the only way to set the clock was to turn it on at 1.01 AM exactly, as this was the default time.
 

pRot3us

Distinguished Member

Flynch191

Well-known Member
Which tells me you probably have one of those fancy modern ones with the light-up numbers on the front.
Proper microwaves like mine of course have the original safety feature that they don't do anything if you haven't wound it up first.
That’s very eco of you using a wind up microwave... must take some winding to get it going. Every little bit helps. :lesson:
;)
 

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