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JULY 2017

9th July 2017

 

10 THINGS

I KNOW NOW I DID NOT KNOW ONE WEEK AGO

 

 

1              Fredric Baur invented the Pringles can. When he passed away in 2008, his ashes were buried in one.

 

2             More than eight billion cans of Spam have been sold over the past 80 years.Find out more (Live science)

 

3              In the mid-1960s, Slumber Party Barbie came with a book called "How to Lose Weight." One of the tips was "Don’t eat."

 

4              After OutKast sang “Shake it like a Polaroid picture,” Polaroid released a statement that said, “Shaking or waving can actually damage the image.”

 

5              In the mid-1980s, Fergie of The Black Eyed Peas was the voice of Charlie Brown's sister Sally.

 

6              Janis Joplin left $2,500 in her will for her friends to "have a ball after I’m gone."

 

7              12+1 = 11+2, and "twelve plus one" is an anagram of "eleven plus two."

 

8              Barry Manilow did not write his hit "I Write the Songs."

 

9              Reed Hastings was inspired to start Netflix after racking up a $40 late fee on a VHS copy of Apollo 13.

 

10           For the first time in history more than half of MPs 51% were educated at comprehensive schools. The New Parliament also has a record number of female MPs 207  32% of the total

 

ALL FOUND ON VARIOUS SITES ON THE INTERNET

 

2nd July 2017

 

 
 
10 THINGS

I KNOW NOW I DID NOT KNOW ONE WEEK AGO

 

 

 

 

 

1              Middle-aged office workers apparently spend more time sitting down than pensioners  (Mail Online)

 

2              Cambridge has been ranked as the most-vibrant place to shop in the UK (BBC)

 

3              Sweden has the lowest proportion of ATM machines in western Europe  (BBC)

 

4              Dutch students have powered a bus with ant venom (BBC)

 

5              People throw away eight million disposable nappies every day in the UK  (BBC)

 

6              Artists can now only have a maximum of three songs in the Top 100 Singles chart (Guardian)

 

7              Californian solar firms are making so much energy that they are paying energy companies in other US states to take it (BBC)

 

8              An adult is made up of 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (7 octillion) atoms. (The Factsite)

 

9              The longest interval between the birth of twins is 87 days. (The Factsite)

 

10           Of all the people in history that have reached 65 years of age, half of them are living right now. (The Factsite)

 

 

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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