Didn’t Know That Last Week – 27th January 2018
1 1. It would have taken 2.5 million seagulls to lift James’s giant peach into the air, not the 501 that Roald Dahl suggested. – The Guardian
2 Women look their oldest every Wednesday at 3.30pm – Daily Telegraph
3 Tall people are more likely to vote Conservative.
4 Being the sole breadwinner is bad for men’s health but good for women’s.
5 Only 2% of women in China use tampons
6 A hot bath could be better than cycling at lowering the blood sugar levels of type-2 diabetics
7 The Eurythmics’ Sweet Dreams is the most frequently misquoted song in the UK. – BBC
8 Asparagus contains a sulphurous compound called mercaptan (which is also found in rotten eggs, onions and garlic). When your digestive system breaks down mercaptan, by-products are released that cause the strange smell.
9 Bookshop customers are six times more likely to buy romance or cookery titles when they can smell chocolate. – Guardian
10 You need an 8ft-high table to ensure toast lands butter side up when droppe – Daily Mail