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Patdys
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My birthplace is more hardcore than yours because our birds intentionally spread bush fires...

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Observers report both solo and cooperative attempts, often successful, to spread wildfires intentionally via single-occasion or repeated transport of burning sticks in talons or beaks.


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Ian Climacus

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I was reading an article on that today!

When you don't bring a bottle of wine.

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Kinda hard to compare avian arsons with inner-city life, but I was born in Detroit in the early '70s, not long after people had burned much of the city down. (I didn't grow up in the city, but moved back here as an adult.)

Shoot, our city motto is, "It will rise from the ashes; we hope for better" - and we keep making that motto relevant, especially on Devil's Night (October 30). In my neighborhood, the resident ne'er-do-well who used to set fires is, as they say, "in a better place," following a hit-and-run accident a couple years ago. (RIP) And the city's demolished quite a lot of his handiwork, though not all.

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I was born in Jericho.


Not far from where I live now [Smile]

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I was born in Washington,D.C.

'Nuff said.

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Well I wasn't born in any particularly hardass town or city, but I was born on a couch in the hospital waiting room, delivered by a nurse cause the doctor couldn't get there in time.

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quote:
Originally posted by Nicolemr:
Well I wasn't born in any particularly hardass town or city, but I was born on a couch in the hospital waiting room, delivered by a nurse cause the doctor couldn't get there in time.

I was born in the hospital corridor because the taxi couldn't get my mum there soon enough.

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One of my daughters was born in the same Saskatchewan town I was in a cold February with the temp at -46°C (-51°F). Windchill was -64°C (-84°F). We'd had the minivan plugged in, and I'd also put an extra battery in the back, along with charcoal briquettes, lighter fluid and a garbage can lid.

Plugging in means an electric engine block heater. Extra battery for boosting the one in the vehicle. Charcoal to light and put under the engine with a blanket and tarp over the hood if all else fails to start it up. We got to hosp 13 mins before she was born. She's still early for everything.

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I was born in Nitro, West Virginia, a World War I boom town. (heh)

It was built by the United States Government to manufacture gun powder for the war effort. By the time I was in high school it had a dozen or so chemical plants, some of which occasionally blew-up. Red sky at night meant something different to us.

This was before anyone cared about chemical waste. My brother once went for a short swim in the local river (probably had a few beers.) After he came out and began toweling off, his top layer of skin rolled off just like after a sunburn.

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Not my birthplace (Blackpool "A better place to come from than to go to") but our four grandsons have been born in Newport, regularly cited as the "Crappiest town in Britain" and for that there is stiff competition.

[ 17. January 2018, 15:46: Message edited by: Sioni Sais ]

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There are lots of places called Newport ...
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My hometown is routinely listed among the Top 5 for annual murder-rate in Canada. Apart from that...

118th Avenue Edmonton Chicks fighting

(Bad language)

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My son-in-law was born in the back of a Mercedes in Lebanon.

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Luxury, I was born in a field and brought up in another field.

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My d-in-law was born on Christmas Day, literally under the Christmas tree. I didn't believe her at first, thinking she had been told a fantastical porky pie. However, she produced the local paper report from the time, with a picture showing the rather bedraggled tree. I guess it was that local reporter's dream story.

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balaam

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I currently live in a swamp.

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quote:
Originally posted by balaam:
I currently live in a swamp.

My entire state (Michigan) is swampland. It doesn't always feel like it, though, just in places...and in August when the humidity is high.

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Sioni Sais
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quote:
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There are lots of places called Newport ...

That's a maybe, but while ours is the crappiest. We run Gateshead close for the greatest proportion of unoccupied high street shops, about 30%.

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balaam

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quote:
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Originally posted by balaam:
I currently live in a swamp.

My entire state (Michigan) is swampland. It doesn't always feel like it, though, just in places...and in August when the humidity is high.
The name, Marsh, is all that remains that of the swamp, all the springs except one are now piped underground (to be eventually bottled as Pennine Spring Water.) People crossing the area no longer lose their donkeys in the mud, which has historically happened.

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quote:
Originally posted by Ian Climacus:
I was reading an article on that today!

When you don't bring a bottle of wine.

Teddy bear fight club!

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I join Moo in listing my place of birth as Washington D.C. back in the day when it's citizens had no local government or the right to vote in national elections. I am not so sure things have really improved by giving the city the vote.
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quote:
Originally posted by balaam:
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Originally posted by churchgeek:
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Originally posted by balaam:
I currently live in a swamp.

My entire state (Michigan) is swampland. It doesn't always feel like it, though, just in places...and in August when the humidity is high.
The name, Marsh, is all that remains that of the swamp, all the springs except one are now piped underground (to be eventually bottled as Pennine Spring Water.) People crossing the area no longer lose their donkeys in the mud, which has historically happened.
lots of famous Marshes in Australia, four of them cricketers and one of those also a selector of the Test team between 2011 and 2016.

Do you play cricket?

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quote:
Originally posted by Sioni Sais:
quote:
Originally posted by Baptist Trainfan:
There are lots of places called Newport ...

That's a maybe, but while ours is the crappiest. We run Gateshead close for the greatest proportion of unoccupied high street shops, about 30%.
...and you have some truly stupendously muddy mud! Oh, and a transporter bridge...

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And a very strange railway station.
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quote:
Originally posted by Baptist Trainfan:
And a very strange railway station.

That replaced a fine building from the 1930s.

Old UK Photograhs [sic]

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My birthplace has the longest pleasure pier in the world - and currently has a starring role in a Jamie Oliver cookery programme. The pier enables boats to dock at low tide - 2.16km from the shore. Low tide therefore means miles and miles of mud!

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Sioni Sais
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quote:
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And a very strange railway station.

Oh yes, "The Woodlouse".

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My birth place was on the kitchen table in a tenement in Clydebank, Scotland.

My brother was born in a beautiful room with angels painted on the ceiling. Overtoun House, in Dumbarton, had been owned by Lord Overtoun and then become a maternity hospital. Above the door was written, "Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord." Later on it became a Christian Arts Centre & community, which I was involved in. I believe it is a hotel now.

Our son was born in Senegal and when we took him for his British registration (he had been registered in Senegal by the clinic),he was passed around the office at the British Embassy in Dakar with everyone going "ohh" and "ahh".

Our grandson was born in a birthing pool in a London hospital.

A long way from the kitchen table!

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Born in Belfast, at the beginning of The Troubles. Though, I was brought up a few miles outside the city in a relatively countryside sort of place. Still, Belfast was our place for family days out - occasional bomb blasts, armed police, fortified security points and all. And where I had my singing/choir interests and my socialising as a teenager. You just had to be conscious of the obvious places to avoid.

It may sound strange but it felt entirely normal at the time. Didn't everyone spread their arms and open their handbags going into Marks & Spencers, to be frisked by security guards?

I was fortunate though to live in a very quiet area outside of the city where it was easy to be a happy, carefree kid enjoying streams, hills, fields and unsupervised playtime on building-sites and farmland! [Big Grin]

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