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martin goddard

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Useless facts
« on: August 11, 2017, 04:07:57 PM »
Can we build up a hive of useless  facts for the western period?  A fact such as which type of weapon plains Indians used most is not what is needed.  What is wanted is those useless facts that gamers stop a game progressing by telling to all who are around.  Facts can include those related to the actors in Western movies too.

here are two
1. Doggie as in the rawhide "get along little doggie"  song is a young longhorn cattle.
2. Cowboys wear chaps. The pronunciation is "shaps". Similar to the pronunciation of High Chaparral.



24 more needed!  Then you can interrupt any game with confidence!

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Re: Useless facts
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2017, 05:43:51 PM »
The Gunfight at the OK Corral only lasted for 30 seconds and didn't actually take place at the Corral but in a nearby side street.

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Re: Useless facts
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2017, 09:03:59 PM »
The Stetson hat could be used as a drinking bowl for both the cowboy and his horse.

There were cowgirls (albeit not so many as the men, but doing the same work) as well as cowboys.

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Re: Useless facts
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2017, 09:14:04 PM »
The first Colt revolver was made in 1836. Until then, all "cowboy" pistols were single-shot.

Wearing two revolvers was not necessarily so that you could fire one in each hand, but rather to be able to swap to the second one without having to reload your weapon in the middle of a shootout.

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Re: Useless facts
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2017, 09:37:36 PM »
In Hondo John Wayne's dog is in fact Lassie with the white flash covered over.

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Re: Useless facts
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2017, 09:50:43 PM »
The Pony Express only ran for 19 months: from 3rd April 1860 to October 1861.

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Re: Useless facts
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2017, 10:02:09 PM »
Dried buffalo chips, (buffalo dung) were used as fuel on a fire and provided warmth as well as heat for cooking

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Re: Useless facts
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2017, 08:48:42 AM »
James Stewart used the same horse in all of his westerns.

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Re: Useless facts
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2017, 07:27:41 PM »
Single action and double action revolvers.

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Re: Useless facts
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2017, 08:09:06 PM »
James Stewart used the same horse in all of his westerns.

Yes, and:

a) it was called Pie
b) Yul Bynner rode it in The Magnificent Seven!


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Re: Useless facts
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2017, 10:10:08 PM »
There were only 8 recorded bank heists during the period.

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Re: Useless facts
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2017, 10:11:04 PM »
John Wayne couldn't shoot for toffee.

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Re: Useless facts
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2017, 09:12:56 AM »
The hell he could!

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Re: Useless facts
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2017, 09:15:22 AM »
Plains Indians combed their hair with a buffalo tongue.

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Re: Useless facts
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2017, 09:59:59 AM »
The surviving member of the Dalton bank robbers made more money from his real estate business after his jail sentence, than from bank robberies before.