DIDN’T KNOW THAT LAST WEEK 23rd March 2021
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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
1 The World’s Oldest Hotel Has Been Operating Since 705 A.D.The Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan in Yamanashi, Japan, holds the Guinness World Record for being the oldest hotel in the world. The hot-spring hotel sits at the foot of the stunning Akaishi Mountains and has been in operation since it was founded by Fujiwara Mahito in 705 A.D. Since then, it’s been in the hands of some 52 generations of the same family for more than 1,300 years.
2 It Takes 68 Days to Swim the Full Length of the Mississippi River
3 The Wizard of Oz’s Full Name is Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkel Emmannuel Ambroise Diggs
4 The Letter Z Was Removed from the Alphabet for 200 Years. It’s hard to imagine an alphabet that doesn’t include A, Z, and every other letter in between. However, around 300 BC, the Roman censor Appius Claudius Caecus had Z removed from the alphabet due to the fact that it wasn’t used that much. The letter S was also nixed and the letter G was added. It took another 200 years for Z to make its way back to the end of the alphabet.
5 The Chills You Get When Listening to Music Are Caused by Your Brain Releasing Dopamine
6 More People Tuned Into Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s Wedding Than for the Friends, Cheers, Seinfeld, and M*A*S*H finales combined
7 “Natiform” Is a Term for Something That Looks Like a Bum
8 Doctors Who Play Video Games More Than Three Hours a Week Make Fewer Operating Room Errors
9 Spam Mail Got Its Name from Monty Python
10 There’s a Word for When You Can’t Remember a Word (I forget what it is!)It’s “lethologica.” But is there a different word for when you can’t remember the word for when you can’t remember a word? Not yet!
11 Night Owls Tend to Be Smarter Than Early Birds
12 Every Dutch Police Car Has a Teddy Bear in It
13 There’s a Patron Saint for Dentists – Saint Apollonia
14 Hawaiian Pizza is Canadian
15 “Aviation English” Is the Language All Pilots Must Speak, No Matter What Nationality They Are
16 Barbie and Ken Have Full Names Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts. Ken’s full name is Kenneth Carson.
17 Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights Was Originally a Political Movie
18 “She Sells Seashells by the Seashore” Was Likely Written About a 1800s Female Paleontologist Who Sold Dinosaur Bones
19 Dextrophobia Is the Fear of Having Objects to Your Right
20 The Longest Underwater Kiss Lasted 20 Minutes and 11 Seconds. In March 2012, Nikolay Linder of Germany set the Guinness World Record for the longest underwater kiss at 20 minutes and 11 seconds (the other person involved in the smooch was unnamed in the record). This beat the previous 2010 record of 3 minutes and 24 seconds set by Michele Fucarino and Elisa Lazzarini.
21 Champagne Was Once Used as Shoe Polish. In the early 20th century, men of society eschewed traditional polish, using champagne to shine their shoes instead. In fact, Olga Berluti, a high-end shoe designer whose company is owned by the LVMH (Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton) umbrella, still uses Dom Pérignon to polish her famed shoes.
22 “Albert Einstein” Is an Anagram for “Ten Elite Brains”
23 The Bigger Your Brain, the Longer You Yawn
24 There’s a Flower Shop in the White House. There’s a flower shop in the basement of the White House, where flowers are stored for arrangements throughout the building.
25 The First 3D Film Was Shown in 1922. The first 3D film, called The Power of Love, had its premiere at Los Angeles’ Ambassador Hotel Theater on September 27, 1922.
26 The Largest Collection of Comic Books Is Nearly 102,000 Strong. If you’re an avid comic book fan, there’s no doubt that you’ll be impressed by the collection that Bob Bretall of Mission Viejo, California, has managed to put together. In 2015, he nabbed the world record for the largest comic book collection with 101,822 unique items.
27 The World’s Largest Teddy Bear Collection Numbers More Than 8,000. South Dakota resident Jackie Miley has 8,026 teddy bears living with her. That’s one for every nine people living in her native Rapid City.
28 You Can Die From Laughter. Chrysippus of Soli, a Greek philosopher, is rumoured to have died while laughing at a donkey eating figs. So, it is possible!
29 More Than 95 Percent of Passengers Involved in Plane Crashes Survive
30 What’s Love Got to Do with it?” Offered to Cliff Richard, Donna Summer and recorded but unreleased until 2000 by Bucks Fizz.
BONUS:The Killer’s “Mr. Brightside” Lyrics Repeat Because of Procrastination
TOP TEN OF THE DAY
Top 10 most popular shows this month on All 4
1 Married at First Sight Australia
2 Teen First Dates
5 The Circle
7 Below Deck Mediterranean
8 The Great Celebrity Bake Off for SU2C
9 The Inbetweeners
10 The Tudors
DON’T FORGET TO LAUGH EVERYDAY
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. Marcus Aurelius
Happiness is…you being you!
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
I became a vegetarian. Huge missed-steak!
Love is…a star that shines brightly.
A time for Bucks Fizz to record ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It?’…A time for Tina Turner to record ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It?’
1867 Alaska Purchase: US buys Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000 ($109 million in 2018), roughly 2 cents an acre
1955 27th Academy Awards: “On the Waterfront”, Marlon Brando & Grace Kelly win.
1959 Dalai Lama flees China and is granted political asylum in India.
1967 Cover picture of Beatles’ “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album is photographed.
One of the most famous album covers in music history, The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band, designed by artists Peter Blake and Jann Haworth.
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