DIDN’T KNOW THAT LAST WEEK 24th SEPTEMBER 2018
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1 If a female ferret does not have sex for a year, she will die.
2 . “Almost” is the longest word in English with all the letters in alphabetical order.
3 A librocubicularist is someone who reads in bed.
4 The human brain remembers more negative memories than positive ones. This is due to the negativity bias the brain sets up as a defense mechanism.
5 In Japan, the odds of being killed by a gun is about the same as an American’s chance of being killed by lightning.
6 In 2008, Microsoft had offered to buy Yahoo for US$44.6 billion. Yahoo rejected the offer. In 2016, it was sold for just US$4.8 billion.
7 ‘Grammar Pedantry Syndrome’ is a form of OCD where someone has a compulsive desire to correct every grammatical error.
8 In 2009, Facebook rejected co-founder of WhatsApp Brian Acton’s application for a job. WhatsApp was later created and sold to Facebook for $19 Billion.
9 Dickens believed that sleeping facing North, would improve his writing. He also carried a compass when travelling to make sure he was facing the right direction and he always touched things 3 times for luck.
10 War and Peace the 1400 page novel was copied around 7 times by Leo Tolstoy’s wife, Sophia, by hand – that’s love.
11 Microsoft founder Bill Gates bought ‘Codex Leicester’, one of Leonardo Di Vinci’s scientific journals for a whopping $30.8 million in November 1994.
12 Marcel Proust’s ‘Remembers of Things Past’ is the longest book in the world at 9,609,000 characters. The book is highly inspired by Proust’s personal experiences.
13 ‘SWIMS’ upside down still looks like ‘SWIMS’.
14 Sherlock Holmes never said, “Elementary, my dear Watson”.
15 There are only four words in the English language which end in ‘dous’: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
ROALD DAHL INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
‘Well, maybe it started that way. As a dream, but doesn’t everything. Those buildings. These lights. This whole city. Somebody had to dream about it first. And maybe that is what I did. I dreamed about coming here, but then I did it.’ – James and the Giant Peach
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
It’s a sad day when you find out that it’s not accident or fortune but just yourself that kept things from you.
– Lillian Hellman (Playwright, writer, 1905-1984)
Happiness is…knowing Sherlock Holmes never said, “Elementary, my dear Watson”.
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
Why did the chicken join the band? Because he had a fantastic pair of drumsticks.
Love is…the sparkle she/he puts in your life
TRACK OF THE DAY
Help Me Make It Through the Night – Gladys Knight and the Pips
Highest Chart Position: No.11 20th January 1973
©2018 Phil M Robinson