Tip of the day

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Cut out the middleman on St Patrick's Day by simply pouring your Guinness down the toilet, headbutting a wall and sleeping in a skip.

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Do not touch a chili pepper then your penis, some greengrocers get angry.

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The kitchen sponge is a bacteria breeding ground. 

 

Pop your wet sponge or dishrag in the microwave for 2 minutes to kill the bacteria. 

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Our house has a modern electrical system with earth leakage ('FI')

and trips (instead of old fashioned fuses).

 

So why did I get  belt (230v) off a wire I accidently touched when changing a light fitting ?

Of course I should have tripped the fuse to make sure the wiring in the room

was cold. But, I've done this before and there's a FI, so I'm safe....

 

My tip:

When the electrician is in the house doing some job for you,

ask that they also test the FI (not just press the button).

They can plug a meter into any socket and "prove" the FI is OK.

Doesn't cost much to replace the FI.

 

 

I know that now...

 

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Parents.

Make it an Easter to remember by simply putting  a few wasabi peanuts in with the Mini Eggs.

 

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D4ayfZWWAAEpFge.jpg

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A serious tip, don't sling out overripe bananas, hang them up in your garden or balcony:

 

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Butterflies go crazy for them. :) 

 

 

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On 27.3.2019, 09:30:53, HH_Sailor said:

So why did I get  belt (230v) off a wire I accidently touched when changing a light fitting ?

Of course I should have tripped the fuse to make sure the wiring in the room

was cold. But, I've done this before and there's a FI, so I'm safe...

Because due to your shoes and the type of floor you were standing on, the current was limited to less than  30mA, RCDs don't trip with such low currents...

 

or 

 

trip time can be up to 0,5s, you simply were faster away from the wire than the RCD could switch off

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Nöö,

It was actually a faulty FI.

The electrician tested different sockets in the house. Wiring OK but FI had given up the ghost.

 

Was replaced and tested. Now a lot safer! 

 

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Get into the spirit of Easter by simply shouting "Your egg hunt" at people.

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10 minutes ago, hooperski said:

Get into the spirit of Easter by simply shouting "Your egg hunt" at people.

 

I laughed! :D

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Always have your coffee grinder plugged in and filled in case Michael Buble comes on the radio.

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To quickly work your way to the top of the ladder, sleep with the boss.  It's working fine for Ivanka.

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Under NO circumstances whatsoever lend a Dutch male of my age a tin of cat food..as I did yesterday.

I was at my desk a few minutes ago and he banged so loudly on my door to bring me a  replacement, I got a shock and bashed my bloody right knee on the table leg...ouch...

:(

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On 4/18/2019, 4:52:59, hooperski said:

Parents.

Make it an Easter to remember by simply putting  a few wasabi peanuts in with the Mini Eggs.

 

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D4ayfZWWAAEpFge.jpg

They look like the pet rocks so loved in California way back in our youth, hoops! Mine was called Michael.

:D

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Vinegar or piss make an ideal alternative for Vegans that want to soak the short-arsed Nazi Tommy Robinson.

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Recreate the thrill of a dodgem ride by simply strapping a fishing rod to the top your car and driving the wrong way around a one way system.

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Trick your cat into thinking it's putting on weight by simply fitting a smaller cat-flap.

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Caution before taking kids to work...

An 8-year old girl went to the office with her father on 'Take Your Kid to Work Day'. As they were walking around the office, the young girl starting crying and getting very cranky, her father asked what was wrong with her.

As the staff gathered round she sobbed loudly, Daddy, where are all the clowns that you said that you worked with?
 

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