DIDN’T KNOW THAT LAST WEEK 3rd SEPTEMBER 2018
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1 President Rosevelt used to read one book every day
2 In over 35 British divorce cases in 2012 alone, the video game ‘Football Manager’ was cited.
3 Take honey, not antibiotics. New advice from Public Health England advises patients with coughs or colds to self-medicate with honey, before they consider going to their GPs. The advice is intended to reduce the amount of antibiotics being prescribed, amid fears that overuse of the drugs is leading bacteria to build up resistance to them. Antibiotics help little with cold symptoms. The Times
4 Digitally weary users switch to ‘dumb’ phones.Sales of “dumb phones” – basic handsets that are not connected to the internet, and allow the user only to make calls and send texts – are on the rise as a growing number of consumers seek some respite from the digital world. Sales of the phones increased by as much as 5% last year. By contrast, those of smartphones rose only 2%. The Independent
5 There is no safe level of alcohol consumption. A global study published in The Lancet concludes that there is no such thing as a safe level of alcohol intake. While the team behind the Global Burden of Disease study – which looked at data from 195 countries – admitted there was a positive impact on heart disease from mild drinking, they said cancer risks outweighed this benefit. The Observer
6 In 2011, a woman named Aimee Davison purchased a ‘non visible’ piece of art for $10,000. She was promised an entire wing of the museum named in her honour & a title card with a description of the piece. The artwork in question was “Fresh Air”. – Source Daily Mail
7 Saddam Hussein was the author of a romantic novel called Zabiba and the King. And it’s available on Amazon. Source: omgfacts
8 Cockroaches were there 120 million years before dinosaurs roamed the earth. Sotce: BBC
9 Worldwide, women earn US$18 trillion but spend US$28 trillion
10 The world’s largest family stays in India. The husband has 39 wives and 94 children.
Source Daily Telegraph
11 Amazon holds a patent on 1-click buying; Apple pays them licensing fees.
12 A man planted 7,000 trees to make a guitar shaped forest as tribute to his wife
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
Real people are never perfect and perfect people are never real
Happiness is…being proud of not being perfect
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
I’d tell you a chemistry joke but I know I wouldn’t get a reaction.
Love is…a blast
TRACK OF THE DAY
Manic Monday – Bangles
Highest Chart Position: No.2 15th March 1986
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