DIDN’T KNOW THAT LAST WEEK
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG 30th April 2019
1 There are more lifeforms living on your skin than there are people on the planet.
2 When Twister was introduced in 1966, it was denounced by critics as “sex in a box.”
3 Madame Curie’s notebooks are still radioactive. Researchers wishing to study them must sign a waiver in order to do so.
4 The three wealthiest families in the world have more assets than the combined wealth of the forty-eight poorest nations.
5 All of the clocks in the movie “Pulp Fiction” are stuck at 4:20.
6 Dr. Seuss wrote “Green Eggs and Ham” to win a bet against his publisher who thought that he could not complete a book with only 50 words.
7 Forbes estimated in 2011 that Scrooge McDuck was worth $44.1 billion.
8 Two-thirds of the people on Earth have never seen snow.
9 You are 1% shorter in the evening than in the morning.
10 After racking up $40 in late fees for a VHS, Reed Hastings was inspired to start Netflix.
11 It would take over 1,000 years to watch every video on YouTube.
12 A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years.
13 Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.
14 The words written on Twitter every day would fill a book of 10 million pages.
15 French was the official language of England for over 600 years.
16 The chance of you dying on the way to get lottery tickets is actually greater than your chance of winning.
17 Elvis Presley got a ‘C’ in his 8th grade music class.
18 The average mattress doubles in weight over the course of 10 years due to accumulation of dust mites and dust mite poop.
19 The doctor who claimed there was a link between autism and vaccines created fraudulent data for his study and lost his medical license.
20 Going to work is statistically three times more dangerous than war.
21 A “jiffy” is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
22 Louis Armstrong played the trumpet so much that he got callouses on his lips. He cut them off with a razor blade.
23 Since 1945, all British tanks come with tea making equipment.
24 Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
25 A TI-83 calculator has six times more processing power than the computer that landed Apollo 11 on the moon
26 More than half of Brits now think EU poll was a bad idea. More than half the public – 55% – now think it would have been better never to have held the EU referendum. Some 72% of Labour voters believe it would have been better never to have had the poll. More Tory voters (49%) now think the referendum was a bad idea than believe it was the right thing to have done (43%). The Observer
27 Microsoft joins the $1 trillion club. Microsoft reached the club temporarily last week when shares of the company’s stock traded above the $130.50 mark, surging to as high as $131.37. Based on the company’s 7.663 billion outstanding shares, Microsoft had a $1 trillion valuation. The previous two companies to reach $1 trillion valuations were Apple and Amazon, both of which reached the figure last year before dipping below the figure as technology stocks dropped. The Times
28 Using ‘123456’ as your password? The easy-to-guess password has topped a list of the most widely used passwords on breached accounts, according to the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre. Evening Standard
29 Men can read smaller print than women. Women can hear better.
30 According to Chinese acupuncture, there is a point on the head that you can press to control your appetite. It is located in the hollow just in front of the flap of the ear.
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip – Caskie Stinnett 1911-98 American writer
Happiness is…a 50 word story
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
When you eat a lot of spicy food, you can lose your taste. When I was in Mexico last summer, I was listening to a lot of Michael Bolton.
Love is… when you are in it together
TRACK OF THE DAY
MERCY – Duffy
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WHAT DAY IS IT?
Tuesday 30th April 2019
International Jazz Day
Oatmeal Cookie Day
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