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  1. frleon

    8. Rush Limbaugh

    There's also: "… but he his fame developed …"
  2. New King Gizzard album to be released in half an hour!
  3. frleon

    1. Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    Charles' photo sure looks significant at first glance but then again it's just one random frame. I don't think this research meets the strictest standards of royalology.
  4. frleon

    1. Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    Curious, the second coin-related topic in a row. Anyway, here's my two euro-cents: Over here, the only denomination with commemorative coins entering circulation are 2€. That's a value that's more likely to stay in circulation quite a while. Of course smaller countries' sets are smaller, too, and surface more rarely, e.g. German coins on the other hand are extremely widespread. There's an ongoing Bundesländer series with one different state (represented by some well-known monument) minted each year. Even the old ones (they started with Schleswig Holstein in 2005 and are set to end next year with Thuringia) still turn up in change sometimes, and I'm always excited to catch the new ones in the wild, usually around this time of the year (haven't got Saxony-Anhalt yet, though!).
  5. frleon

    25. Queen Elizabeth II

    Different but somewhat related story. Some time before the first world war – someone else look it up, please – there was a reform of German coinage. At the time, one mark (Reichsmark then) was worth 1/20 £ (suppose both were tied to silver so the rate was fixed?), and accordingly size and diameter were matched to the British shilling. This specification of the mark piece survived all the way to 2001. Both world wars and re-unification. It survived the currency reform after hyper-inflation in 1923. The post-war reform in 1948. The design changed so many times and the alloy, too – but diameter and size were unchanged, and the same held true for shilling/5p in the UK till the 5p became smaller in 1990. The exchange rate, however, changed massively in favour of DM. Hence, my uncles, whenever travelling to the UK, would collect as many 5p as possible and carry a huge jar home – these coins would be accepted by most cigarette machines. For 1DM you'd get six or seven 5p pieces.
  6. frleon

    25. Queen Elizabeth II

    Really funny to hear you Brits do that sort of thing as well. Over here across the channel you've got that with the euro introduction, of course, and occasionally you'll hear someone muttering in shock: "50€, that's a hundred Mark!", and presumably the same happens all over the euro zone. I'm born in 1993 and still got to pay not just with deutschmark, but, on holiday, with francs and shillings (Öschis, not the British sort of course) too, while my cousins all didn't.
  7. frleon

    how long till' the next hit ?

    11th of March
  8. frleon

    The D-A-CH-DeathList 2021

    Yeah, he was, I had him somwhere in my suggestions.
  9. frleon

    Phil Spector

    YES YES YES! I promise to never gloat at any death as much henceforth – but this is the first hit on my first shadow list. Great year so far as far as I'm concerned.
  10. frleon

    Thoughts and Opinions on the 2021 Deathlist

    Agree on not having to set a new highscore every year. I'd like to look out for other unusual data though. Have there ever been two deaths in a single day, for instance?
  11. frleon

    Thoughts and Opinions on the 2021 Deathlist

    No death yet and January's almost over. Do you think the list's broken somehow?
  12. frleon

    The D-A-CH-DeathList 2021

    If all notable foreigners were posted just there I couldn't be arsed to sift through all that, anyway. That "other" German thread you mention probably is out there somewhere, I fail to find it though. So basically this here is the general German/A-CH thread now, it just randomly also happens to have a list of 50 mentioned in it that someone left lying around accidentally. Have to dispute that, of course: Our list has been compiled in strict accordance with the up-to-datest science of deathlistry, as should be expected on this forum!
  13. frleon

    The D-A-CH-DeathList 2021

    Never heard. That's got nothing to say, of course – but this does! Wiki: "… chose to represent Liechtenstein in racing despite having no connection to the country "
  14. frleon

    The D-A-CH-DeathList 2021

    The Prince is 75 now, can't think of any other Liechtensteinites. Probably there's someone famous in ski or ice-skating or so who you'd always have assumed to be Swiss.
  15. frleon

    32. Yoko Ono

    "Witch" (source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yes,_I'm_a_Witch) Haven't got anything against her. But if DL picks are kind enough to provide a description themselves we should heed their advice.
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