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How far back to get to where the past is a foreign country?

Less than five years.

Excepted from The Tonight Show Aug 21, 2015.

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1939 New York World's Fair or 1936 Berlin Olympics?

Or ??? :)
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Berlin. :figamagee:

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Remember folks, when you ride alone, you ride with you know who. ;)
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Witness wrote:
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Berlin. :figamagee:
What event?
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You do realize Don Trump is just a fast talking yankee con man...right?
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Fid wrote:
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You do realize Don Trump is just a fast talking yankee con man...right?
Not inconsistent with being president.
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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I want to see a pic of it in flight. :p
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https://www.italianways.com/the-caproni ... e-further/
Engineer Gianni Caproni, however, wanted to push that dream a little further: with eight American 400-hp engines, 750 square meters of wings and 23 of fuselage, his gigantic hydroplane was over nine meters tall and weighed over 15,000 kilos when empty. It was designed to carry one hundred people across the Atlantic.

Caproni had been thinking about this project since 1913, but started seriously working on it only after the First World War. It took a long time, also because Caproni was faced with a scatter of huge obstacles – and had to prove just how headstrong he was.

Nevertheless, on March 4 1921 he gave up. The huge machine, with former military aviator Federico Semprini in the cabin, climbed too much in an effort to pull away from the flat waters of the lake and broke a few components, shattering Caproni’s dreams
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That thing looks like a fucking disaster screaming to happen.
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Vegas showgirls, in the '50s

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Charley's 'ad 'em.
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