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London Nose

 
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I forget who actually came up with the name...I'll donate any buns your way.

Whilst doing something else*, I came up with an idea for a interactive display, possibly in the Imperial War Museum, of the work of the London Nose during WWII.

Very few of the original brass nose cones are still available, but it should be possible to show how the network of noses triangulated the results of dogs trained to pick up the scent of sauerkraut from the bombers(in pitch darkness and up to 15,000ft) which so helped the night- fighters. In this way, fighter command were able to fight back under the very noses of the enemy, if you see what I mean.

Coming soon to whatever that channel on freeview that just seems to re-run WWII on a loop tape.

*I'm trying to breed sheep with binocular vision, to cut down on pub fights. The current situation of near 320- 340 degrees field of vision leads to far too many cases of "Are ewe you looking at me?"

Yes, that is worse than 8th's pun of this day.

not_morrison_rm, Jun 01 2016

London Ear The_20London_20Ear
First mention of a London Nose that I'm aware of [Vernon, Jun 01 2016]

Spaceframe Mountain Spaceframe_20Mountain
Annotation #6 [8th of 7, Jun 01 2016]

London Noses https://en.wikipedi...g/wiki/London_Noses
relevant [calum, Jun 03 2016]

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       // that channel on freeview that just seems to re-run WWII on a loop tape. //   

       That would be either "The Hitler Channel" or "UK Nazi Gold" ...
8th of 7, Jun 01 2016
  

       London knows everything.
xenzag, Jun 01 2016
  

       // worse than 8th's pun of this day //   

       Not as bad as our favorite pun ever, though ...   

       <link>
8th of 7, Jun 01 2016
  

       //<Dave Bowman>   

       "My God ! It's full of stairs ! "   

       </Dave Bowman>   

       // What, that one? I've heard worse...somewhere. Ok, guy 1 goes shopping, buys a new hat, walking home through the park a gust of wind blows his hat off towards towards guy 2 with a (male)dog. The dog catches the hat and starts trying to eat it. Guy 1 runs up, retrieves mangled hat from dog and remonstrates with guy 2, who doesn't seem inclined to shell out of a new hat. Guy 1 says "I don't like your attitude!" Guy 2 replies "it's not my hat he chewed, it's your hat he chewed".   

       Vernon - Damn, I hadn't noticed it was the Borg who made the first mention, but a promise is a promise, I'll send the bearer buns (if any) to that off-planet trust fund as per usual.
not_morrison_rm, Jun 02 2016
  
      
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