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5th September 2017

 

 
 
10 THINGS

I KNOW NOW I DID NOT KNOW ONE WEEK AGO

 

 

1              Daniel Radcliffe's stunt double was paralysed after an explosion on the film set of  'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows'

 

2              Big Ben at Legoland is also silencing its chimes whilst the real one is silenced.(Evening Standard)

 

3              Taylor Swift's latest single contains "an interpolation of a melody" from Right Said Fred's 1991 hit "I'm Too Sexy". (BBC)

 

4              Driverless lorries are coming to UK roads. (BBC)

 

5              French president Emmanuel Macron has racked up a €26,000 (nearly £24,000) make-up bill since May. (Guardian)

 

6              The Yellow Pages will stop printing from January 2019 after more than five decades, its owner has announced. Yell is to fully digitise the directory business, bringing to an end the publication’s 51-year run.

 

7              Morphine is named after 'Morpheus' the Greek god of dreams (sotruefacts.com)

 

8              Mobile Phone throwing is an international sport that started in Finland in 2000. Participants throw mobile phones and are judged on distance and technique  (sotruefacts.com)

 

9              The first selfie dates back to 1839 when a photography enthusiast named Robert Comelius tried to take a photograph of himself . He had to stay still for 3 minutes.(sotruefacts.com)

 

10           Studies show that reading a book before bedtimecan improve a child's brain function, memtal imagery, imagination and make a child more empathetic (sotruefacts.com)

 

 

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AUGUST 2017

I Didn't Know That Last Week

26th August 2017

 

 
 
 
 
10 THINGS

I KNOW NOW I DID NOT KNOW ONE WEEK AGO

 

 

 

 

 

 

1              Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind damages their spacesuits.

 

2              A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.

 

3              Sherlock Holmes NEVER said, "Elementary, my dear Watson."

 

4              Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

 

5              Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.

 

6              The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.

 

7              Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.

 

8              Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.

 

9              By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand.

 

10           The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

 

 

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14th August 2017

 

 
 
10 THINGS

I KNOW NOW I DID NOT KNOW ONE WEEK AGO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1              In a 2008 survey, 58% of British teenagers thought Sherlock Holmes was a real guy, while 20% thought Winston Churchill was not.

 

2              There is a garbage swirl in the Pacific Ocean the size of Texas.

 

3              If "The Simpsons" aged normally, Bart would now be older than Marge was in the first season.

 

4              The population of Ireland is still 2 million less than it was before the potato famine, 160 years ago.

 

5              When your mother was born, she was already carrying the egg that would become you.

 

6              On any given day half of the world's population are wearing jeans

 

7              If the human brain were a computer, it could perform 38 thousand-trillion operations per second. The world’s most powerful supercomputer, BlueGene, can manage only .002% of that.

 

8              Every winter on Uranus lasts 42 years

 

9              IKEA sells 1 bookcase in the world every 10 seconds

 

10           Facebook engineers originally wanted to call the "Like" button the "Awesome" button.

 

 

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1st August 2017

 

 
10 THINGS

I KNOW NOW I DID NOT KNOW ONE WEEK AGO

 

 

1              The 50-star American flag was designed by an Ohio high school student for a class project. His teacher originally gave him a B–.

 

2              The Arkansas School for the Deaf's nickname is the Leopards. The Deaf Leopards.

 

3              If you start counting at one and spell out the numbers as you go, you won't use the letter "A" until you reach 1,000

 

4              The medical term for ice cream headaches is sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia.

 

5              Quentin Tarantino played an Elvis impersonator on The Golden Girls.

 

6              Just before the Nazis invaded Paris, H.A. and Margret Rey fled on bicycles. They were carrying the manuscript for Curious George.

 

7              In 1999, the U.S. government paid the Zapruder family $16 million for the film of JFK's assassination.

 

8              The average four year-old child asks over four hundred questions a day.

 

9              A TI-83 calculator has six times more processing power than the computer that landed Apollo 11 on the moon.

 

10           Humans shed 40 pounds of skin in their lifetime, completely replacing their outer skin every month.

 

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When I was a lad at school around 13 years old, our Maths teacher used to call me Wol. At the end of the year as we were moving up a class I plucked up courage to ask why he called me Wol. He told meit was thename of the deslexic owl in Winnie the Pooh. With my Harry Potter glasses he said I looked like the Wise Old Owl in the Winnie the Pooh stories.

 

Being the vain person I am I took it as a compliment

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