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Didge Doo answered HelpStop AnimalAbuse's question

Mrs Didge and I saw one once, just on dusk but with the setting sun behind it. We watched it drawing closer as we walked. Fascinating sight. And when it got close enough we realised it was the Goodyear Blimp. But it was unidentified until we identified it. Then it wasn't. :)

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Didge Doo thanked Pepper pot's answer

It isn't what it use to be. If you come to England the only thing that will let you know that your in England is the weather, castles, ruins, and green fields. The people, the culture, and the food is a mixture of every country, you could be anywhere in the world.  As Ray said, … Read more

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Didge Doo thanked hey cameron's answer

-Not all of Calfornia is warm and full of palm trees and beaches. There are feet of snow covering the mountains not far from here! We have every climate you can imagine here.

-Just because you come to L.A. Doesn't mean you're going to see a celebrity in person

-There's gonna be traffic

-You're gonna want to … Read more

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Didge Doo answered Anonymous' question

The wizard Michael Scott wanted to get from Edinburgh to Paris and conjured up his fiery steed, Diabalo.  His priest said, "You're crazy. You'll never make it." But Diabalo stamped his foot three times and far across the Channel, the bells rang in Notre Dame.

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Nah, it's not original. Well, not altogether. It was a … Read more

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Didge Doo answered Lisa Victoria's question

I love being out in it -- walking, running, cycling, swimming. Good fun. A guy called C.S.Lewis once said that he thought people who didn't like being out in the rain must have been raised by mothers who wouldn't let them play in it.

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Didge Doo answered LinXi Yoshioko's question

I'm only a kid but I use my grandfather's photograph as an avatar. (It's to keep the girls from hitting on me.

But your name has me confused. Lin Xi looks Chinese but Yoshioko has to be Japanese. You're not Scottish, are you?

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Didge Doo answered Ally Gh's question

Some web sites would be much better filtered but if you start with that, where do you stop? And who makes the rules? It's one of the weaknesses of the Internet that unpleasant people can get away with posting unpleasant, even inflammatory material.

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Didge Doo thanked Pepper pot's answer

Good question Didge, I had to search for answers, this ones from the ncbi site concerning mossies:-

There are two ways blood feeding arthropods can spread disease, mechanically, by simple transfer of virus between hosts by contaminated mouth parts, or, biologically, which would require virus replication in arthropod tissues (especially salivary glands). … Read more

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Didge Doo thanked Walt O'Reagun's answer

Mosquitos pass a few diseases to humans ... But I haven't heard that HIV is one of them.

I haven't heard of leaches passing diseases, at all.  Either they don't, or it hasn't caused an epidemic large enough to be reported, in modern times.