DIDN’T KNOW THAT LAST WEEK 25th JUNE 2019
1 Ultimate limit of human endurance defined. US researchers say they have found a formula for the top limit of human physical endurance after studying data from a 3,000-mile run, the Tour de France and other ultimate athletic events. The team, from Duke University, say the average person can expend at most 2.5 times the body’s resting metabolic rate per day – around 4,000 calories. BBC
2 10/06/1977 Apple ships its first Apple II computers.
3 The UK government has spent £97m in consultancy fees alone in its preparation for Brexit, according to the National Audit Office (NAO).
4 Amazon is launching a programme to put small businesses on the UK high street in a series of pop-up shops. The online giant’s Clicks and Mortar store opens in Manchester this week, with a further nine shops to follow. The outlets will sell everything from homeware, food and drinks to electronics and health and beauty products, and will open in as-yet undisclosed locations in Wales, Scotland, the Midlands, Yorkshire and the Southeast.
5 “Burnout” is now recognised as a medical diagnosis by the WHO. According to the World Health Organisation, doctors can diagnose someone with burnout if they have feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion; increased mental distance from one’s job or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job; or reduced professional efficacy. WHO notes burnout isn’t a synonym for stress – it’s the result of long-term pressure that hasn’t been dealt with by the sufferer or their employer. Inc.
6 Obesity surge is set to cause 100 cases of cancer a day. The obesity epidemic will eventually cause 100 cancer cases a day, say doctors. The NHS says that cancers caused by obesity will increase by 62% by the end of the next decade. At the moment the US has higher levels of obesity but the UK is catching up. Daily Mail
7 Netflix shows would take you four years to watch. A Netflix user could watch television day and night for nearly four years before reaching the “bottom” of its library of programming. The streaming service currently offers 32,600 hours of films and TV series and is spending pending billions of pounds a year on commissioning original shows and retaining classic box sets. There are 8,760 hours in a year. Amazon Prime Video, its closest competitor, offers 22,600 hours of programming. Now TV, Sky’s streaming service, is third with 12,600 hours. The Independent
8 On the run from the Nazis, Albert Einstein fled to Norfolk in 1933 before going to the USA. He lived for a month in a small hut on Roughton Heath near Cromer.
9 The Thames used to run through Norfolk. It was fed by an extinct river called the Bytham from the Midlands, and that was even larger.
10 The annual world snail championship is held at Congham, Norfolk on Saturday 20 July 2019
11 Arthur Conan Doyle first conceived the idea of the Hound of the Baskervillewhilst holidaying in Cromer after hearing local folklore tales surrounding the local legend of a ferocious dog called Black Shuck. It is not known if he was thinking of nearby Holmes Next The Sea when he named his famous sleuth
12 Cromer has the World’s lastend of the pier theatre
13 The Queen Mother used to have a beach hut at Holkham Beach, Norfok
14 A storm at sea off Great Yarmouthis the beginning of Daniel Defoe’s book Robinson Crusoe
15 The only food not rationed in the second World War was fish and chips
16 Horatio Nelson was born in Burnham Thorpe on the Norfolk Coast
17 The first exhibition by 19-year-old Pablo Picasso opened in Paris on 24th June 1901
18 Crocodile faces are 10 more sensitive than human finger tips
19 The first publisher willing to print copies of Lolita was Olympia Press.
20 Chapter 7 of Lord of the Flies is titled “Shadows and Tall Trees,” which U2 used as the final track on their debut album, Boy.
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.
– Richard Branson
Happiness is…the theatre on Cromer Pier
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
What can you catch but never throw?
Love is…living for each other
TRACK OF THE DAY
All My Loving – Beatles
First track on With the Beatles Album
Highest Chart Position: No.1 22nd November 1963 (Day Kennedy assassinated
- All My Loving The Beatles 2:09
WHAT DAY IS IT?
25th JUNE 2019
Global Beatles Day
Cat Fish Day
Colour TV Day
Strawberry Parfait Day
Goats Cheese Day
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