DIDN’T KNOW THAT LAST WEEK 27th August 2018
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG 2018
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1 Almost one-fifth of people aged 16 to 24 spend more than seven hours a day glued to their smartphones, new Ofcom data reveals
2 Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg’s new annual security allowance is now $10m. The award is up 25% from last year due to “specific threats” he has received and will pay for more bodyguards, improved security at his homes and the use of private aircraft. – Source Business Insider
3 Apple has become the world’s first public company to be worth $1 trillion (£767bn). The tech giant’s market value reached the landmark figure in New York on 3rd August as its shares closed at a new record high of $207 – Source BBC
4 The volume of calls have dropped despite mobile addiction. Many of us may seem glued to our handsets but the number of calls made on mobile phones in the UK fell for the first time ever in 2017. The total volume of calls made on mobiles fell by 1.7% in 2017, even though making them is the cheapest it has ever been. Ofcom says that on average people check their phones once every 12 minutes during their waking hours. The Independent
5 An estimated 755,755 new books are published every year. As of mid-2017, there are an estimated 134,399,411 total published books in the world. That’s a lot of books. – Mental Floss
6 The first book ever written using a typewriter was The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
7 The three most read books in the world are…The Holy Bible, Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung, and Harry Potter.
8 An Icelandic tradition called Jólabókaflóð exists, where books are exchanged as Christmas Eve presents and the rest of the night is spent reading them and eating chocolate. – Source
9 There is enough sperm in one single man to impregnate every woman on earth.
10 The Galop Infernal, composed by Jacques Offenbach for the opera Orpheus in the Underworld as a soundtrack to a man descending into hell, is better known as the Can-Can” song
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
The purpose of our lives is to be happy. Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions. – The Dalai Lama
Happiness is…from within
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
No good at talking to women. I’m 28 and recently my Grandmother and I had the “are you gay conversation”. She isn’t. Matt Rees:
Love is…a mixture of sunshine and showers
TRACK OF THE DAY
The Last Time – Rolling Stones
Highest Chart Position: No.1 18th March 1965
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