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10 THINGS I DIDN'T KNOW LAST WEEK SEPTEMBER 2017

I Didn't Know That Last Week

19th September 2017

 

 
10 THINGS

I KNOW NOW I DID NOT KNOW ONE WEEK AGO

 

 

 

1              Morris Villarroel is a life-logger. For six years he has been recording his life in minute detail using a log-book, a camera and a fitness tracker.

 

2              The name for the shape of Pringles is called a ‘Hyperbolic Paraboloid’.

 

3              There are no bridges over the Amazon River.

 

4              Over the last 13 years of his life, Andy Warhol stored 300,000 everyday objects including a fan letters, a lump of concrete, used condoms and thousands of postage stamps in 610 cardboard boxes.

 

5              The largest hunting dinosaur probably ate whole sharks.  Find out more (New Scientist)

 

6              There are warehouses so big they have their own WEATHER.

 

7              When a male bee climaxes, their testicles explode then they die.

 

8              Blue whales heart is the size of a VW Beetle and that you could swim through some of its arteries.

 

9              You replace every particle in your body every seven years. You are literally not the same person you were 7 years ago.

 

10           A pencil has the potential to draw a line 38 miles long.

 

Taken from various internet sites

 

 

12th September 2017

 

 
10 THINGS

I KNOW NOW I DID NOT KNOW ONE WEEK AGO

 

 

 

1        More than 200 UK drivers are at least 100 years old.(Financial Times)

 

2        Women who eat full-fat yogurt regularly are less likely to be depressed. (New York Magazine)

 

3        The world's loneliest snail lives in Hawaii. (New Scientist)

 

4        Emailing is still the most common internet activity in Britain. (BBC)

 

5        A group of walkers in the Cotswolds claimed they were stalked by a "growling" big cat for more than a mile. (Gloucestershire Live)

 

6       About 10 million Britons may have skipped sleep or made themselves tired the next day because they were binge-watching TV. (BBC)

 

7        Driverless buses are now on the streets of the Estonian capital Tallinn - there have been "no major incidents" but a number of near misses. (BBC)

 

8        Bees understand the concept of zero.(New Scientist)

 

9        Food banks are running out of provisions because hungry children don't have access to free school meals during the summer holidays. (Independent)

 

10      The British Standards Institute has a 5,000 word report on the correctway to make a cup of tea (QI)

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)

 

 

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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