Didn’t Know That Last Week -30th April 2018
1 The Royal Baby is a boy – Born Monday 23rd April 2018 at 11.01am
2 The Royal Baby weighed 8lb 7oz
3 The Royal Baby’s names are Louis, Arthur, Charles, fifth in line to the throne
4 The price of a one-night stay at the maternity ward at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington where he was born is £5,900. No wonder Kate did not stay over night.
5 After eight years of austerity, borrowing has finally returned to pre-crisis levels. The annual overspend in the full 2017/2018 financial year was £42.6bn, £2.6bn below last year’s total and the lowest since 2006/2007
6 Casu marzu is a Sardinian cheese that contains live maggots. The maggots can jump up to five inches out of cheese while you’re eating it, so it’s a good idea to shield it with your hand to stop them jumping into your eyes.
7 The first man to urinate on the moon was Buzz Aldrin, shortly after stepping onto the lunar surface.
8 In 1993, San Francisco held a referendum over whether a police officer called Bob Geary was allowed to patrol while carrying a ventriloquist’s dummy called Brendan O’Smarty. He was.
9 The first American film to show a toilet being flushed on screen was Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho.
10 The longest musical performance in history is currently taking place in the church of St. Burchardi in Halberstadt, Germany. The performance of John Cage’s “Organ²/ASLSP (As Slow As Possible)” started on Sept. 5, 2001, and is set to finish in 2640. The last time the note changed was October 2013; the next change isn’t due until 2020.