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AUGUST 2017

I Didn't Know That Last Week

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.

 

 

ALL FOUND ON VARIOUS SITES ON THE INTERNET

 

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.

 

ALL FOUND ON VARIOUS SITES ON THE INTERNET

 

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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