DIDN’T KNOW THAT LAST WEEK 10.2.2021
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Wednesday 17th February 2021
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
DIDN’T KNOW THAT LAST WEEK 10.2.2021
1 Golf is the only sport to have been played on the moon. In 1971, Alan Shepard hit two golf balls on the lunar surface with a makeshift 6-iron.
2 You’re born with just 1 pint of blood, but by the time you’re an adult you have 8 to 10 pints.
3 A single sneeze travels 100 miles per hour and shoots 100,000 germs into the air.
4 The Pacific Ocean is larger than all land masses on Earth combined.
5 Ancient Romans used urine to whiten their teeth.
6 The pressure in the deepest part of the ocean is over 8 tons per square inch, which is equivalent to having 50 jumbo jets piled on top of you.
7 That apple you buy in the grocery store could be over a year old.
8 Cheese is the most shoplifted food in the world.
9 The first recorded reference to anyone in England having a cup of tea is in Samuel Pepys’ diary on 25 September 1660.
10 More people have been to the moon than the Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the ocean.
11 Tsunamis can move at speeds over 500 miles per hour!
12 Twister was considered a risqué game when it came out in the 1960s.
13 Flamingos turn pink due to the sheer amount of shrimp they consume.
14 After a waitress at a pizzeria helped a customer choose the numbers for a winning lottery ticketin 1984, he ‘tipped’ hrt $3,000,000 – half of his $6,000,000 prize money.
15 Daniel Radcliffe once wore the same dirty hatand jacket for six months in order to frustrate paprazzi because the pictures would always look “old” and couldn’t be sold.
16 Ronald Reagan suggested that Margaret Thatcher read Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy in order to understand Soviet thinking.
17 People played with a fifth suit of cards in the 1930s.
18 There are about three million shipwrecks lying on the ocean floor.
19 YouTube was originally meant to be an online dating site.
20 Ralph Little who played Anthony in the Royle Familyhad just started studying to be a doctor at Manchester University when he successfully audioned for the part. He actually says it was such a ‘Sliding Doors’ moment.
21 London Underground journeys take more than four times longer for disabled people.
22 Boris Johnson knows how to sing Ode to Joy in German.
23 The spice turmeric may help stave off dementia.
24 Sadness causes more road accidents than tiredness.
25 Agatha Christie disliked her creation Hercule Poirot, calling him ‘a detestable, bombastic, tiresome, egocentric little creep’.
26 Beer was legally classified as a soft drink in Russia until 2011.
27 A hot bath could be better than cycling at lowering the blood sugar levels of type-2 diabetics.
28 Australia is moving 7cm (2.75in) north every year.
29 Ex-Prime Minister Theresa May owns more than 100 cookbooks – but none by Delia Smith.
30 On his marriage document in 1582, William Shakespeare’s name was spelled ‘William Shagspeare’.
TOP TEN + FIVE OF THE DAY
TOP 15 POPULAR ROYALS
YouGov regularly interviews Britons to monitor how their opinion of members of the Royal Family has changed over time.
Latest released data, based on interviews carried out between October and December 2020, show the Queen’s popularity dropping and Prince William snatching the first position.
Here’s the full top 15 charts:
1 Prince William – 75 percent positive opinion.
2 Queen – 73 percent positive opinion.
3 Kate, Duchess of Cambridge – 67 percent positive opinion.
4 Princess Anne – 50 percent positive opinion.
5 Prince Philip – 49 percent positive opinion.
6 Zara Tindall – 47 percent positive opinion.
7 Prince Charles – 47 percent positive opinion.
8 Prince Harry – 41 percent positive opinion.
9 Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall – 37 percent positive opinion.
10 Sophie, Countess of Wessex – 33 percent positive opinion.
11 Meghan, Duchess of Sussex – 32 percent positive opinion.
12 Princess Eugenie – 29 percent positive opinion.
13 Prince Edward – 26 percent positive opinion.
14 Princess Beatrice – 25 percent positive opinion.
15 Prince Andrew – 6 percent positive opinion.
DON’T FORGET TO LAUGH EVERYDAY
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone. – Reba McEntire
Happiness is…a nice cup of tea and has been since Samuel Pepys days, 1660
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
My teachers told me I’d never amount to much because I procrastinate so much. I told them, “Just you wait!”
Love is …when you sit next to someone doing absolutely nothing and you feel perfectly happy.
A time for flamingos to eat shrimps to colour them pink…A time to have risqué game of Twister.
17th February 2015 EWAN MONKS MY 3RD GRANDCHILD BORN!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, EWAN
17th February 1904 – Madam Butterfly receives its première at La Scala in Milan, Italy.
1933 – Newsweek magazine is first published.
17th February 1938 The first Baird colour TV was demonstrated at the Dominion Theatre in London.
17th February 1956 ATV Midlands launched a weekday service and ABC began transmission at weekends in the same region the following day.
1972 – Cumulative sales of the Volkswagen Beetle exceed those of the Ford Model T 15,000,000.
LITTLE NUMBERS: SOME HORRBLE SOME NICE
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You come here to be cheered up. Over the last few weeks, we have avoided showing Covid-19 statistics for the UK as they have been depressing. But we seem to have turned the corner and the figures are looking far better and improving daily to give us so much hope. So, as an important part of cheering us all up we will show the daily improving figures.
Total Cases 4,058,468 Latest Daily New Cases 10,625
People in Hospital 21,001 Change on Day 72
Total deaths 118,195 New Deaths 24 Hr Period 799
Total 1st Vaccine Dose 15,576,107 Latest Daily Figure 279,956
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