DIDN’T KNOW THAT LAST WEEK 4th July 2022
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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
DIDN’T KNOW THAT LAST WEEK 4th July 2022
1 There were two AI chatbots created by Facebook to talk to each other, but they were shut down after they started communicating in a language they made for themselves.
2 Nintendo trademarked the phrase “It’s on like Donkey Kong” in 2010.
3 To leave a party without telling anyone is called in English, a “French Exit”. In French, it’s called a “partir à l’anglaise”, to leave like the English.
4 If you cut down a cactus in Arizona, you’ll be penalized up to 25 years in jail. It is similar to cutting down a protected tree species.
5 The first movie ever to put out a motion-picture soundtrack was Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.
6 Forrest Fenn, an art dealer and author, hid a treasure chest in the Rocky Mountains worth over 1 million dollars. It still has not been found.
7 The Bagheera kiplingi spider was discovered in the 1800s and is the only species of spider that has been classified as vegetarian.
8 The Roman – Persian wars are the longest in history, lasting over 680 years. They began in 54 BC and ended in 628 AD. “War what is it good for? Absolutely nothin’. Say it again!!!
9 Ed Sheeran bought a ticket to LA with no contacts. He was spotted by Jamie Foxx, who offered him the use of his recording studio and a bed in his Hollywood home for six weeks.
10 An Italian banker, Gilberto Baschiera is considered a modern-day Robin Hood. Over the course of 7 years, he secretly diverted 1 million euros to poorer clients from the wealthy ones so they could qualify for loans. He made no profit and avoided jail in 2018 due to a plea bargain.
11 75% of the world’s diet is produced from just 12 plant and five different animal species.
12 Tirana, the capital of Albania has a lot of things in common with other European capitals – except one. It’s one of two capitals without a McDonald’s. The second is Vatican City.
13 Johnny Cash took only three voice lessons before his teacher advised him to stop taking lessons and to never deviate from his natural voice.
14 People who post their fitness routine on Facebook are more likely to have psychological problems.
15 Just Room Enough Island, also known as Hub Island, is an island located in the Thousand Islands chain, in New York, United States. The island is known for being the smallest inhabited island, which appears to be around 3,300 square feet (310 m2), or about one-thirteenth of an acre. Purchased by the Sizeland family in the 1950s, the island has a house, a tree, shrubs, and a small beach.
16 Medieval chastity belts are a myth. A great majority of examples now existing were made in the 18th and 19th centuries as jokes.
17 There is a punctuation mark used to signify irony or sarcasm that looks like a backwards question mark ⸮
18 As the second month of Summer, July is, on average, the warmest month of the year in the northern hemisphere. Its southern hemisphere equivalent is January.
19 In the southern hemisphere, though, July is, on average, the coldest month of the year, being the second month of winter.
20 On July 4, 1776, the 13 American colonies declared their independence from the British monarchy. The 4th of July, formally known as Independence Day, has been a federal holiday since 1870 in the United States of America. I obviously knew some of this but not all the dates.
21 Despite it being the first month in the second half of the year, July 1st is not actually the middle of the year. In a regular non-leap year, the midpoint is actually on July 2nd at 1 pm.
22 Bi-weekly has two different definitions: twice a week, or once every two weeks.
23 When you exercise, the burned fat metabolizes to become carbon dioxide, water, and energy. Meaning: you exhale the fat that you lose.
24 The Black Death killed so many people in the 14th century that the world population did not recover to pre-plague levels until the 17th century.
25 A bolt of lightning can reach 53,540 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s 5 times hotter than the surface of the sun, which is 10,340 degrees Fahrenheit.
26 The highest recorded fall without a parachute happened in 1972 at 33,333 ft. The victim, Vesna Vulović was in the hospital for 16 months after the fall.
27 “From 1953 to 1957, NBC’s Today Show had a chimpanzee co-host named J. Fred Muggs. It is estimated he brought in the network around $100 million. J. Fred Muggs (born March 14, 1952) is a chimpanzee born in the African colony of French Cameroon that forms part of modern-day Cameroon. Brought to New York City before his first birthday, he was bought by two former NBC pages and eventually appeared on a host of television shows on that network including NBC’s Today Show where he served as mascot from 1953 to 1957. Muggs worked in several television shows including a short-lived eponymous series, toured the world and worked at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida. He officially retired at age 23. As of 2022, Muggs was still alive. Chimpanzees have been known to live up to 70 years, though 50 is more commonly the animal’s lifespan.
Fred Muggs, Species: Common chimpanzee
Sex: Male Born: March 14, 1952 (age 70) Occupation: Television personality
Years active: 1953–1975″
28 Dwayne Johnson set a new Guinness World Record for the Most Selfies taken in 3 minutes. He took 105 selfies with fans at his movie premiere for San Andreas.
29 Ben & Jerry’s has an online flavour graveyard for their 10 discontinued ice cream flavours. Each one has a photo, life span, and epitaph.
30 Italy built an entire courthouse to prosecute the Mafia. They charged 474 members in a trial that lasted from 1986-1992. To date, it was the biggest trial in the world.
TOP TEN OF THE DAY
Official Top 50 Most-Streamed Disney Songs
|1||YOU’RE WELCOME||DWAYNE JOHNSON||MOANA|
|2||LET IT GO||IDINA MENZEL||FROZEN|
|3||HOW FAR I’LL GO||AULI’I CRAVALHO||MOANA|
|4||INTO THE UNKNOWN||IDINA MENZEL & AURORA||FROZEN II|
|5||HOW FAR I’LL GO||ALESSIA CARA||MOANA|
|6||FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FOREVER||IDINA MENZEL & KRISTEN BELL||FROZEN|
|7||UNDER THE SEA||SAMUEL E WRIGHT||THE LITTLE MERMAID|
|8||DO YOU WANT TO BUILD A SNOWMAN||KRISTEN BELL/AGATHA LEE MONN||FROZEN|
|9||WE KNOW THE WAY||FOA’I/MIRANDA||MOANA|
|10||WHERE YOU ARE||JACKSON/HOUSE/SCHERZINGER||MOANA|
|12||SHOW YOURSELF||IDINA MENZEL/EVAN RACHEL WOOD||FROZEN II|
|13||LOVE IS AN OPEN DOOR||KRISTEN BELL/SANTINO FONTANA||FROZEN|
|14||JUST LIKE FIRE||PINK||ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS|
|15||ALL I WANT||OLIVIA RODRIGO||HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL: THE SERIES|
|16||I JUST CAN’T WAIT TO BE KING||JASON WEAVER||THE LION KING|
|17||YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME||RANDY NEWMAN||TOY STORY|
|18||WHEN WILL MY LIFE BEGIN||MANDY MOORE||TANGLED|
|19||LIFE IS A HIGHWAY||RASCAL FLATTS||CARS|
|20||CIRCLE OF LIFE||CARMEN TWILLIE||THE LION KING|
|21||SOME THINGS NEVER CHANGE||BELL/MENZEL/GAD/GROFF||FROZEN II|
|22||CAN YOU FEEL THE LOVE TONIGHT||ERNIE SABELLA/JOSEPH WILLIAMS||THE LION KING|
|23||HAKUNA MATATA||NATHAN LANE||THE LION KING|
|24||A WHOLE NEW WORLD||BRAD KANE & LEA SALONGA||ALADDIN|
|26||I SEE THE LIGHT||MANDY MOORE/ZACHARY LEVI||TANGLED|
|27||QUEEN OF MEAN||SARAH JEFFERY||DESCENDANTS 3|
|28||PART OF YOUR WORLD||JODI BENSON||THE LITTLE MERMAID|
|29||ALL IS FOUND||EVAN RACHEL WOOD||FROZEN II|
|30||SPEECHLESS (FULL)||NAOMI SCOTT||ALADDIN (2019)|
|31||ILL MAKE A MAN OUT OF YOU||DONNY OSMOND||MULAN|
|32||CAN YOU FEEL THE LOVE TONIGHT||ELTON JOHN||THE LION KING|
|33||BEAUTY AND THE BEAST||ARIANA GRANDE & JOHN LEGEND||BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (2017)|
|34||IN SUMMER||JOSH GAD||FROZEN|
|35||FRIEND LIKE ME||WILL SMITH||ALADDIN (2019)|
|36||COME AND GET YOUR LOVE||REDBONE||GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY|
|37||I AM MOANA (SONG OF THE ANCESTORS)||RACHEL HOUSE & AULI’I CRAVALHO||MOANA|
|38||INTO THE UNKNOWN||PANIC AT THE DISCO||FROZEN II|
|39||LOST IN THE WOODS||JONATHAN GROFF||FROZEN II|
|40||WHAT’S MY NAME||MCCLAIN/DOHERTY/PLAYFAIR||DESCENDANTS 2|
|41||BREAKING FREE||CAST OF HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL||HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL|
|42||COLORS OF THE WIND||JUDY KUHN||POCAHONTAS|
|43||NIGHT FALLS||CAMERON/CARSON/STEWART/BOYCE||DESCENDANTS 3|
|44||WHEN I AM OLDER||JOSH GAD||FROZEN II|
|45||LET IT GO||DEMI LOVATO||FROZEN|
|46||THE BARE NECESSITIES||PHIL HARRIS||JUNGLE BOOK|
|47||I WON’T SAY (I’M IN LOVE)||EGAN/FREEMAN/LACHANZE/THOMAS||HERCULES|
|48||ROTTEN TO THE CORE||CARSON/CAMERON/BOYCE/STEWART||DESCENDANTS|
|49||AN INNOCENT WARRIOR||MAHINA/FOAI-AMIATU/INELEO||MOANA|
|50||PRINCE ALI||WILL SMITH||ALADDIN (2019)|
This list was published before “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” hit streaming sites. Earlier this year, it became the No. 1 song in America. Credited to Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz, and the Encanto cast —it has achieved more than 34 million streams, making it the most popular Disney song EVER.
REMEMBER: The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
– Nicolas Chamfort
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
- “Goodbye, blue Monday.” ―Kurt Vonnegut
- “So. Monday. We meet again. We will never be friends—but maybe we can move past our mutual enmity toward a more positive partnership.” ―Julio-Alexi Genao
- “When life gives you Monday, dip it in glitter and sparkle all day.” —Ella Woodword
Happiness is…having just enough room to live, on Just Room Enough Island.
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
“I saw a study that said speaking in front of a crowd is considered the number one fear of the average person. Number two was death. This means to the average person, if you have to be at a funeral, you would rather be in the casket than doing the eulogy.”
Love is…laughing together until you cry.
PEARLS OF WISDOM
“The same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg. It’s what you’re made of. Not the circumstances.” —Unknown
A time for LET IT GO – IDINA MENZEL from FROZEN…A time for YOU’RE WELCOME – DWAYNE JOHNSON from MOANA.
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