I DIDN’T KNOW THAT LAST WEEK – 22nd October 2018
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG 22nd October 2018
1 Inequality deepens as UK ultra-rich numbers swell. The number of ultra-rich people in the UK has grown by 400 over the last year. This takes the number of people with fortunes of more than $50m (£38m) to nearly 5,000. According to a study by the Swiss bank Credit Suisse, the fortunes of the already very wealthy are growing at a much faster rate than the general population. The news has prompted fresh concern about growing inequality. The Guardian
2 THE TERM “ASTRONAUT” COMES FROM GREEK WORDS THAT MEAN “STAR” AND “SAILOR.”
3 The first man to urinate on the moon was Buzz Aldrin, shortly after stepping onto the lunar surface
4 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.
5 Even if they’ve never been able to witness it themselves, blind people smile when they are happy. Smiling is a basic human instinct.
6 Wayne Allwine and Russi Taylor, who respectively voiced Mickey and Minnie Mouse, were married in real life.
7 Michelle Keegan’s film debut Black comedy Strangeways Here We Come – about tower block residents who kill a loan shark – grossed just £1,502 in its first weekend then £160 a week later. She is an ex-Coronation Street actor. She only had a bit part. The production budget is not known.
8 $168,276,246 Budget: $36–40 million Facts for A Star is Born film starring Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper to 19.10.2018
9 The voice of Winnie the Pooh and Tigger, Jim Cummings, calls children’s hospitals in his spare time to cheer up sick children.
10 A group of kittens is called a kindle, A group of hedgehogs is called a prickle.
11 At one point, very briefly, you were the youngest person on the planet.
12 The kingdom of Bhutan uses “gross national happiness” as a key national indicator.
13 When rabbits get really excited and start to jump around, it’s called a binky.
14 In 1996 Mister Rogers (US children’s TV personality) was given the honors of pouring the wax that made the 1,000,000,000th Crayola crayon.
15 People in India are the world’s biggest readers, spending an average 10.7 hours a week.
16 The slowest-selling book is reputedly a 1716 translation of the New Testament from Coptic into Latin. The last of its 500 copies was sold in 1907.
17 The M6 toll road was built on two-and-a-half million copies of pulped Mills & Boon novels.
18 . The first book described as a “best-seller” was Fools Of Nature by US writer Alice Brown in 1889.
19 Around 150,000 new books are published in the UK each year.
20 One in five adults around the world cannot read or write, with the highest rates in South and West Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
Somewhere, someone is having the best day of their life.
Happiness is…being a Star Sailor
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
I was vegan for a while. I lost 6lb, but most of that was personality – Pippa Evans
Love is… Taking a new direction together
TRACK OF THE DAY
Radio Ga Ga – Queen
Highest Chart Position: No.2 18th February 1984
WHAT DAY IS IT?
22nd October 2018
International Stuttering Day
Caps Lock Day
We’ve all seen it, that one moron who doesn’t seem to know how to turn off the Caps Lock button, or worse, people who deliberately do it somehow feeling it gets their point across better. In one particular case, there was even a person who felt that Caps Lock made their RESUME look more professional. What in the world are we to do with people like this? How about we just campaign to remove the Caps Lock Button?
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