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10 and a half things you never knew about Sheffield

1) During the change over to Subscriber Trunk Dialling, Sheffield was cut off from the rest of the UK for 1 minute. The rest of Yorkshire has been cut off for 40 years.

2) The highest point in Sheffield in the Arts Tower - this was formally known as the Farts Tower due to the annual student's flatulence competition.

3) There is a dormant underground volcano situated underneath the Beaucheif area. Regardless of the riks, the Local Authority constitue this area as 'prime for fracking'.

4) Author of the Sherlock Holmes stories Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle worked in Sheffield as a doctor. Whilst working in the maternity ward he got the idea of Hound of the Baskervilles.

5) The Sheffield Ski Village is Europe's largest outdoor artificial ski resort. Sheffield have no representatives in this years Winter Olympics.

6) Sheffield declares itself the greenest city in Europe. A bit like Lewisham declaring itself as the Cultural Capital of the World.

7) The steel used to construct the Brooklyn Bridge was manufactured in Sheffield. It was made from melting down, 2.1m knives, 2.2m forks, 1.9m spoons, 1.7m t spoons and four cake knives.

8) Sheffield is the largest city in Europe without an international airport. It has trams though and somewhere to tie your horse to on every other corner.

9) Manor Castle isn't a castle, though the tours under castle market are very popular with the locals. They are free of charge.

10) The Cathode Ray Tube was first shown in Sheffield at Firth College on the corner of Leopold and West Street in 1879. To this day, there are no flat screen LCD or Plasma television screens in Sheffield.








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  • edited February 2014
    Incorrect I'm afraid. Both Katie Summerhayes and James Woods (the ski slopestyle representatives for GB are both from Sheffield.
  • edited February 2014
    Addickted said:

    8) Sheffield is the most massive city in Europe without an international airport. It has trams though and somewhere to tie your horse to on every other corner.




  • 11) Roughly a third of Sheffield lies in the Peak District National Park - no other English city includes parts of a national park within its boundary

    12) The number of people without a religion is above the national average at 17.9%. The biggest religous group is baptists. Sheffield also has more Rastas than any city in the world other than Kingston, JA and Hartlepool.

    13) the City has both the world's oldest football club (Sheffield FC) and the oldest football ground. Hallam F.C. still play at Crosspool

    14) Liquorice Allsorts have been made in sheffield for over 100 years

    15) It is still an offence to read comics on the streets of Sheffield



  • 16) If it was not for the massive gravitational pull of both Sheffield football clubs cancelling each other out a singularity in time and space would occur and a massive black hole would form and swallow Yorkshire. For that reason only we should hate Sheffield.
  • edited February 2014
    17. Scene of the famous 1842 ambush. A dozen kitchen workers, who had just returned from investigative travels to the sub-continent, had their wagons hijacked after crossing the River Loxley, and were murdered and buried in nearby grounds. The area become known as the Chef Field, before over time becoming known as Sheffield.

    Today, with a north easterly wind, the faint smell of coriander can still blight the city centre.
  • Oi I had 16) fella
  • 18/ Sheffield United will come good
  • edited February 2014
    Sheffield Wednesday was originally known as Sheffield Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday but had to change its name when Craig David sung possibly one of the worst songs in history about the days of the week.

    this resulted in then manager, Howard Wilkinson branding David 'a tosser'.

    deeply upset by this, David then shut himself away for six months in which time he scripted 'The Full Monty'. David made a fortune out of the film and ended up marrying one of the stars...........Sean Bean (allegedly).
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  • 21. During the Miners Strike, @OperationPig was hired by the Yorkshire Police to quieten down the angry mob by telling them a story about all the great things about Sheffield Wednesday.

    The comatosing impact was so successful, he is still used to this day during periods when Tazers are in short supply....

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  • 22. The name "Sheffield" is an amalgamation of the words "She" and "Field" and originates from Saxon times, when the women of the region were renound for their huge, cavernous vaginas, a characteristic which some say lives on to this day.

    Since 1863, the highlight of the Sheffield City Summer Festival has been the annual "Hide the Sausage" contest between the womanfolk of Sheffield and their counterparts from the Somerset town of Ladygarden.
  • 23. Sheffield is a city built on seven hills, and was founded by Romulus and Remus.
  • 24. Every resident of Sheffield is a personal friend of Pulp lead singer Jarvis Cocker and has 'amusing' stories to tell about him and his dad Joe
  • 21. During the Miners Strike, @OperationPig was hired by the Yorkshire Police to quieten down the angry mob by telling them a story about all the great things about Sheffield Wednesday.

    The comatosing impact was so successful, he is still used to this day during periods when Tazers are in short supply....

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    On fire today AFKA! Keep em coming.
  • Sheffield IS NOT officially a city...
    It's just a very large suburb of LEEDS
  • seth plum said:

    23. Sheffield is a city built on seven hills, and was founded by Romulus and Remus.

    Rome is the only other city built on seven hills and also has a crumbling sports stadium in its centre!

  • 11) Roughly a third of Sheffield lies in the Peak District National Park - no other English city includes parts of a national park within its boundary

    I'm pretty sure parts of Norwich are in the Broads National Park and possibly parts of Winchester, Chichester and Brighton in the new South Downs National Park
  • 25, Hillborough is so massive it is a national park in itself.
  • It the only place where both Jeff Beck and Showaddywaddy can still get an audience

    http://www.songkick.com/concerts/3728856-jeff-beck-at-sheffield-city-hall
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  • 26. It is an offence in the Borough of Sheffield not to wear a Donkey Jacket on Arthur Scargill Day
  • It has no Tory MPs or councillors unless you count Nick Clegg.
  • The first football rule book was written in Sheffield in 1857 - which probably explains why Wednesday felt they could commit more fouls than any other Championship side last season.
  • 27) it has electricity
  • edited February 2014
    Fans of Sheffield clubs look like this when their teams' concede:

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  • Sheffield is renowned for having the blackest black puddings; even the white bits are black.
  • Another strange but true fact about Sheffield. The women have hairy backs of their hands
  • Miss Piggy arriving home on his charger

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  • MSE7 said:

    Another strange but true fact about Sheffield. The women have hairy backs /blockquote>

  • edited February 2014
    I went out with a girl from Sheffield when I was on tour out in falaraki. Wild she was completely Insane in the brain. Nice girl bit to needy for me. Plus it had a ball bag dangling from its arse. Ended up changing my name by deed pole and my mobile number.
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