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  • catflap
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    50gsm?! - that must be what Andrex use

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  • Richard1978
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    I remember one of the companies I used to work for normally bought 80gsm paper, but tried economising by ordering a batch of 50gsm paper, which had a habit of jamming up in the printers & photocopiers!

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  • catflap
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    Here's a paper game for you - take 16 sheets of A4 and weigh it. It will give you the gsm rating of the paper stock (because 16 sheets is the equivalent of 1 metre). Impress your friends when you sagely pronounce their stock is 80gsm or 100gsm.

    Yes, I have worked for a printing company in the past, please don't judge me - working out the weight of client-supplied paper was about as exciting as it got.

    Some days we would just take 8 sheets, weigh it, and double the weight to get the result - less accurate but we were risk-takers then and enjoyed the odd maverick moment.

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  • W1 Rover
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    Originally posted by Semi42 View Post
    There was a playground trend that happened in the summer where we made sort of origami cubes that could be filled with water , usually thrown or slammed on some poor victims head
    I remember those too.....all good innocent fun!

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  • Semi42
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    There was a playground trend that happened in the summer where we made sort of origami cubes that could be filled with water , usually thrown or slammed on some poor victims head

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  • W1 Rover
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    We used to make paper bangers. I think that the heavier grade arts/crafts paper used to be most effective. I can't remember the folds but essentially a very basic origami type of thing . Once folded you'd hold your banger in one hand and with a flick of the wrist bring it downwards, a pocket of air would unfold it causing a bang!
    Not a very big bang mind you, probably more of a pop.

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  • 80sChav
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    We just made Plaines out of them and was disruptive with them like on Grange Hill Lol

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  • Twocky61
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    Loved it though I didn't know how to fold it lol

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  • 80sChav
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    Re: Paper games

    We did what you mentioned O.P yer - this was generalyv with Boys v Girls and v versa to tell friends if they fancied somebody - which was back then almost (on reflection) like a message in a bottle!

    80sChav

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  • amethyst
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    Hangman was popular too

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  • amethyst
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    Re: Paper games

    Originally posted by 80sChav View Post
    Indeed - I am sure we had other similar games too amethyst!!

    Generally I did mix with the "tough guys" for such games lol yeah

    80sChav
    Noughts and crosses wasnt to keen

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  • 80sChav
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    Re: Paper games

    Originally posted by amethyst View Post
    Especially if you sat at the back of the classroom

    Consecuences xmark thats what I was describing too
    Indeed - I am sure we had other similar games too amethyst!!

    Generally I did mix with the "tough guys" for such games lol yeah

    80sChav

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  • amethyst
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    Re: Paper games

    Originally posted by 80sChav View Post
    Best paper games we played was Paper Airoplanes ... well cool it was too! See how far up the classroom you could make it fly or on the Teachers Desk you could get it too or in the bin was a total exclusive "bonus creadabilty point" with friends for the entire week!
    Especially if you sat at the back of the classroom

    Consecuences xmark thats what I was describing too

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  • xmark1234
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    Re: Paper games

    best one we did was a truth and dare ya folded paper into like a puppet using thumb and first finger on each hand you asked to pick a number then you open the puppet forwards and side way the amount of numbers then ask to pick a colour
    spell out the colour by doin same opening forwards and sidewards then you ask pick a colour again
    we unfolded the puppets mouth and under neath was a truth or dare question
    I forgot what the thing called now but I still now and again make one for kids
    if any one knows what im on about did they do this ????

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  • 80sChav
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    Originally posted by darren View Post
    Hah we all did that one didnt we.

    Not quite what amethyst meant that game was not teacher friendly.hah

    but i do remember playing those ones amethyst mentioned.
    I am unsure what amethyst meant too, Darren. I think that the Airoplanes was the best one easly though as too was any Orgami type games as well!!

    80sChav

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