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Re: Random Caption Competition!
« Reply #900 on: April 05, 2015, 12:28:03 PM »


The small family group easily warded off the invasion treat... the Navy counting themselves lucky after the savage encounter.

Treats, the invasion you can have between meals without ruining your Appetite for Destruction
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« Reply #901 on: April 05, 2015, 12:32:03 PM »

Due to austerity, the quality of materials in the latest navy ships is coming under scrutiny, after someone mentioned this vessel was designed from a fag packet instead of on the back of a fag packet
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Re: Random Caption Competition!
« Reply #902 on: April 05, 2015, 02:17:58 PM »

 
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Re: Random Caption Competition!
« Reply #903 on: April 05, 2015, 03:41:36 PM »

To keep to budget only duty free RN blue liner packets were used.

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« Reply #904 on: April 05, 2015, 04:35:32 PM »

I take it CAPSTANS, would have weighed it down to much
 
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Re: Random Caption Competition!
« Reply #905 on: April 05, 2015, 04:40:11 PM »

Of course
Afrter Players Navy Cuts.

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Re: Random Caption Competition!
« Reply #906 on: April 06, 2015, 04:59:58 AM »

I take it CAPSTANS, would have weighed it down to much


But not as much as these would

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Re: Random Caption Competition!
« Reply #907 on: April 06, 2015, 07:50:14 AM »

Nah you`d be OK with high....
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« Reply #908 on: April 06, 2015, 08:32:18 AM »

2/4d a hundred back in 1959 when I joined HMS Fisgard,
We apprentices were not entitled though.


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« Reply #909 on: April 06, 2015, 10:22:22 AM »

Ned,  It's a long time since I saw one of those packets

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Re: Random Caption Competition!
« Reply #911 on: April 10, 2015, 12:06:46 PM »

You're only supposed to blow the 'ruddy' doors off
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Re: Random Caption Competition!
« Reply #912 on: April 10, 2015, 12:28:24 PM »

So , back to the film. What was the solution to the predicament the guys in the bus found themselves in ? Assuming that no help came along the quiet mountain road. :-X {-) 
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Re: Random Caption Competition!
« Reply #913 on: April 10, 2015, 01:11:21 PM »

 
BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7845533.stm


By Pallab Ghosh
Science correspondent, BBC News

Michael Caine in the Italian Job (BBC)
How did Caine's character get out of his fix?

The Royal Society of Chemistry has announced the winner of a competition to solve the conundrum at the end of the iconic UK film The Italian Job.

In the film, the robbers' coach almost drives off a cliff, ending up balanced precariously on the edge, with the gang at one end and their gold at the other.

The RSC asked for ideas to get the gold off the coach before it tips over.

John Godwin from Surrey came up with the winning idea which involves draining fuel from the vehicle.

In the conclusion to the 1969 movie, Charlie Croker, played by Michael Caine, tries to reach the gold, but as he does so, the coach tips up dangerously.

Then gang leader Croker turns around and says: "Hang on a minute lads, I've got a great idea."

So what was the idea?

Some 2,000 members of the public put forward their own theories. Many of them were from children.

Twelve-year-old Thomas Nixon's homonym solution was for the gang to sing until they all got "frogs" in their throats. The frogs start to jump up and down which rocks the bus. They use the "rocks" to weigh down the end of the bus.

Eventually, the gang's throats become sore from the singing. And with the "saw" they cut the gold bullion in half. Because two halves make a whole - the gang could sneak the gold through the "hole".

But the winner, John Godwin from Godalming, had a more practical solution involving a three-stage process.

First, the coach needed to be stabilised. This involved smashing out the windows on the part of the coach overlooking the drop and smashing them inward at the front end to improve the weight ratio slightly.

One of the bullion raiders is then lowered outside and deflates the wheels to stop the coach from rocking.

Second, its weight distribution needs to be changed, particularly over the rear of the coach which is overlooking the drop. This involves emptying the fuel tank which John Godwin discovered was at the rear of the coach. This, he estimated, would contain 140kg of fuel.

Third, he would allow a member of the team to leave the coach and bring rocks in to the front of the vehicle to ensure it was stable and the gold could be removed.

"There're several sheets of maths here," said John Godwin.

"It was a good long day with a calculator. It's more than 20 years since I saw the film - I remember thinking there must be some way of getting that gold off the bus.

"I always had an idea of how they might solve this - so when the Royal Society of Chemistry put this out to the public as a competition it seemed like the ideal opportunity to see if it would really work or to see if it was hot air."

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Re: Random Caption Competition!
« Reply #914 on: April 10, 2015, 01:26:40 PM »

Aw, spoilsport <:( <:( <:( <:( <:( <:(
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Re: Random Caption Competition!
« Reply #915 on: April 10, 2015, 02:03:40 PM »

All they really needed to do was blow the bl**dy doors off.
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« Reply #916 on: April 10, 2015, 02:03:53 PM »

its easy really - all they had to do was find out who was the lightest, everyone gets to the front of the bus, find the lightest tee shirts and tie them together with a shoe lace at the end, then the doors are opened at the front and as many as possible strain forward to increase the momentum.
The lightest member then moves gingerly to the leading edge of the gold and ties the shoe lace to the corner of one of the gold cages, they then pull this cage off the corner and stack it up with the guys at the front, repeating this a couple of times would shift the weight significantly further to the front.
Finally - throw the driver out of the back of the bus for being a church call to prayer ringing device - end  O0
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Re: Random Caption Competition!
« Reply #917 on: April 10, 2015, 02:26:33 PM »

Easiest way to empty the fuel tank would be to leave the engine running.
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« Reply #918 on: April 10, 2015, 03:46:26 PM »

Easiest way to empty the fuel tank would be to leave the engine running.

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Re: Random Caption Competition!
« Reply #919 on: April 13, 2015, 04:33:10 PM »


Good ol' Dave, always up for a laugh!
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« Reply #920 on: April 13, 2015, 05:55:38 PM »

Granville will sort you out. He's over there.

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Re: Random Caption Competition!
« Reply #921 on: April 13, 2015, 06:09:59 PM »

And this one will have you up the bank and into the woods on just 9.6 volts!
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Re: Random Caption Competition!
« Reply #922 on: April 13, 2015, 06:32:07 PM »

 {-) And this the one we put in the mother-in-laws scooter and we have not seen her since  {-)
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« Reply #923 on: April 13, 2015, 06:49:33 PM »

Strewth! I'd never noticed I've got such a big hooter! Oy veh...........
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« Reply #924 on: April 13, 2015, 07:55:42 PM »


Camera trick?!
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