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Old 16-06-2020, 04:54   #11086
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And don't forget the Tasmanians are called twinheads. Supposedly from all the inbreeding.
Wasn't trying to fact-check you, but was am interested in etymology etc, and found this on the matter -

The joke about the second appendage is most likely to have come from the widespread cases of goitre in Tasmania throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.

Goitre is the swelling of the neck due to the enlargement of the thyroid gland.

And what causes an enlargement of the thyroid gland? An iodine deficiency.

Paul AC Richards is a retired professor of nuclear medicine, and worked with patients with thyroid conditions throughout his career.

"Tasmania is mildly iodine deficient, and during the 19th and 20th centuries in particular, there was a tremendous amount of goitre in Tasmania," Professor Richards said.

"Sometimes these goitres were very, very large, and so the joke went around that it was protruding like a second head."




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“Honey, are you on the turnpike?”

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“Well, be careful! I just heard on the radio that some maniac is driving in the wrong direction.”

“Dear, there's not just one maniac. There's hundreds of them.”
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I was testing children in my Dublin Sunday school class to see if they understood the concept of getting to heaven.

I asked them, 'If I sold my house and my car, had a big garage sale and gave all my money to the church, would that get me into heaven?' 'NO!' the children answered.

'If I cleaned the church every day, mowed the garden, and kept everything tidy, would that get me into heaven?' Again, the answer was 'NO!'

'If I gave sweets to all the children, and loved my husband, would that get me into heaven?' Again, they all answered 'NO!'

I was just bursting with pride for them. I continued, 'Then how can I get into heaven?'

A little boy shouted out: 'YUV GOTTA BE FOOKN' DEAD.

It's a curious race, the Irish. Brings a tear to the eye, doesn't it.
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Remember back in the 60s when the draft dodgers and commune types fled to Canada?

Well, the Canadian government learned it's lesson and closed the border. Now the 2020 version have taken over Seattle since they couldn't get any further north.
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