DIDN’T KNOW THAT LAST WEEK 10th SEPTEMBER 2018

DIDN’T KNOW THAT LAST WEEK 10th SEPTEMBER 2018

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG        2018

THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

1              If you were to take 1 lb. of spiders web and stretch it out it would circle the whole way around the world!

2              If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

3              The name of all the continents ends with the same letter that they start with.

4              The combination “ough” can be pronounced in 9 different ways; Read this: “A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed.”

5              If we could shrink the earth’s population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, there would be 57 Asians, 21 Europeans, 14 from the Americas and 8 Africans. Only 1 would own a computer.

6              The last man to walk on the moon, Gene Cernan, promised his daughter he’d write her initials on the moon. He did, and her initials, “TDC,” will probably be on the moon for tens of thousands of years.

7              Land and house prices push UK worth to £10trn. Soaring land and house prices added almost half a trillion pounds to the country’s net worth last year, figures from the Office for National Statistics have revealed.  – Source Daily Telegraph

8              You really ought to read this…! If you are slaving away for retirement at 65, you are missing the point because only 82% of people in the world actually live to 65. If you get to 65, on average, you only have about 15 more years left to live after you retire. Additionally, only 65% of people actually live to the age of 80. Do you really want to spend the majority of your life doing something that you hate doing? Source:   askten.com

9              Blue whales eat half a million calories in one mouthful

10           Thanks to 3D printing, NASA can basically “email” tools to astronauts

ROALD DAHL INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

On Thursday 13th September this week the world celebrates Roald Dahl Day. To help join in the celebrations we are posting a Roald Dahl qote every day. Here is today’s:

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”

This quote is from Roald Dahl’s last children’s story, The Minpins. In fact it is the very last line of that very last story.

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.” — Coco Chanel

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is…going to the moon and back

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

Last week a hypnotist convinced me I was a soft, malleable metal with an atomic number of 82. I’m easily lead.

LOVE IS…

Love is…the day we were married and every day since

TRACK OF THE DAY

Boys Cry – Particular People

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Highest Chart Position: This version did not chart but Eden Kane’s did at No.8 19th March 1964

 

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