Didn’t Know That Last Week 7th November 2019
20 things I didn’t know this time last week. I love learning new things. The more random the better.
1 The world’s longest flight has been a success, with 50 passengers and crew travelling non-stop for nearly 20 hours from New York to Sydney. Qantas Flight 7879 touched down in Australia on Sunday morning after travelling 16,200km (10,066 miles) in 19 hours and 16 minutes. The research flight was an experiment to see how ultra-long-haul travel affects those on board. Sky News
2 The average BBC viewer is over 60 years old
3 1 in 8 young Britons have not seen a cow
4 England is smaller than New York state
5 Female dragonflies’ fake death to avoid sex with males
6 Horseshoe crab blood costs up to $28,000 a pint
7 When dinosaurs roamed the Earth, days were only 23 hours long.
8 The largest-ever photo was 111 feet wide and taken with a pinhole camera three storeys high
9 The cuckoo in the world’ largest cuckoo clock weighs 23.5 stone
10 In 2017 there were three times as many robins in Britain as there were in 1987
11 A zeptosecond (a trillionth of a billionth of a second is the smallest unit of time ever recorded
12 A theist is someone who is addicted to tea
13 1 in 4 Americans did not read a book in 2016
14 The largest number of authors at a simultaneous book signing, according to the Guinness World Records is 1,423
15 Spiders tune their webs like guitars
16 40% of working Britons have less than £100 in savings.
17 1.7 million Britons haven’t got a bank account
18 The Pope doesn’t know how to use a computer
19 Westminster Abbey has a cleric called Canon Ball
20 Houses in Britain numbered 13 cost £9,000 less than average
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” – Helen Keller
Happiness is…seeing a cow in a field every day
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
“It all starts innocently, mixing chocolate and Rice Krispies, but before you know it you’re adding raisins and marshmallows – it’s a rocky road.” Olaf Falafel (2016)
TRACK OF THE DAY
Swing the Mood – Jive Bunny & the Mastermixes
Highest Chart Position: No.1 8th August 1989
WHAT DAY IS IT?
Thursday 7th November 2019
Men Make Dinner Day
Bittersweet Chocolate Almond Day
Hug A Bear Day
Project Management Day
NOVEMBER IS NOVEL WRITING MONTH!
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