Didn’t Know That Last Week

Didn’t Know That Last Week

Didn’t Know That Last Week

1              If every person in China stood on a chair and jumped off at the same time…it would knock the earth off its axis!

2              A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night!

3              Rolling Stones band member Bill Wyman married a 19 year-old model Mandy Smith in 1988. At the same time Wyman’s son was engaged to Mandy Smith’s mother. If his son had married Smith’s mother, Wyman would have been the step grandfather to his own wife.

4              There was no punctuation until the 15th century.

5              When asked what they would do if they had to give up either chocolate or cheese for life, 50%of people say they’d forego chocolate. 47%would give up cheese. 3% don’t like chocolate or cheese. Daily Telegraph

6              Loss of night affects nature worldwide. German researchers say the amount of artificial light on Earth at night grew by 2% each year between 2012 and 2016 – and they are warning that the “loss of night” is causing problems for “flora, fauna and human well-being”. Much of the increase in night brightness occurred in developing nations in South America, Africa and Asia. The Observer

7              Paper loss for DVLA. Since paper tax discs were scrapped in 2014, the number of untaxed vehicles on the road has tripled, at a likely cost to the Treasury of £107m a year. The move was designed to save £10m a year in administrative costs. The Times

8              Commuting takes 27 days a year. Workers now spend an average of 27 days a year getting to and from work – five minutes a day more than a decade ago. A TUC study found that rail users face an average of 2h 12m a day, compared with 52m for drivers and 39m for bus. Metro

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

10           Black HP printer ink costs roughly 1,400 times as much as crude oil, gallon for gallon.

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