NICE LITTLE NUMBER 24th September 2021

NICE LITTLE NUMBER 24th September 2021

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Friday 24th September 2021

 THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

NICE LITTLE NUMBER 24th September 2021

1              44. Over the past century, “Michael” has been the most popular male baby name 44 times.

2              583.6. London gets an average of 583.6 millimetres of rainfall per year, making it less wet than Rome, Istanbul, Barcelona, Sydney, Miami and New York City.

3              8 billion. Drake was streamed more than 8 billion times in 2018 alone.

4              3% Only 3 percent of adults over 65 use Snapchat.

5              3. London is the only city in the world that has hosted the Olympics three times. In 1908, 1948 and most recently in 2012. The 1908 Olympics were also the longest in the history of the event – lasting a whopping 187 days.

6              1 billion. More than 1 billion people worldwide have some kind of vision impairment.

7              165 million. Tea is by far the most famous drink among Brits. It is estimated that they drink 165 million cups of tea every day. The fun thing here is that in the U.S. the tea’s consumption is 20 times lower.

8              300. London houses more than 8 million citizens who communicate via different languages. It is estimated that more than 300 languages are spoken in the city.

9              350. Standing at 1,107 feet or 350 meters, London’s Shard is the tallest object in the European continent.

10           40. In August 1896, the United Kingdom and the Zanzibar Sultanate fought for around 40 min; making it the shortest war ever happening in history. Only 1 British sailor was injured while casualties at the other end reached 500

11           1 billion. J.K. Rowling was the first writer to ever become a billionaire from her writings. In ’14, her total net worth reached $1 billion.

12           27% of the English population are declared atheists

13           0 – Zero. There are no active volcanoes in the U.K.

14           15. The U.K. has only 15 National Parks, but they cover 8% of British land.

15           1621 Corante was the first British newspaper. Its first-ever copy was printed in 1621.

16           81.52. The current life expectancy for U.K. in 2021 is 81.52 years, a 0.15% increase from 2020. The life expectancy for U.K. in 2020 was 81.40 years, a 0.15% increase from 2019. The life expectancy for U.K. in 2019 was 81.27 years, a 0.15% increase from 2018.

17           45. During Victorian times, Middle-class men were expected to live to about 45 and workmen and labourers maybe around half of that time. Children reaching the age of 5 were lucky, due to lack of vaccination.

18           170. London has over 170 museums.

19           27% of people in the U.K. are obese, the highest percentage in the world

20           17. Railway system in the U.K. is ranked as 17th largest railway network in the world.

21           394,000 kilometres. The UK has 394,000 kilometres of paved roads, enough to go around the world up to ten times.

22           500. There are over 500 pubs in the U.K. named The Red Lion.

23           488. Every year around 488 Brits are injured by zips.

24           296. French was the official language in the U.K., from 1066 to 1362 for 296 years.

25           150 million. British Library is the 1st/2nd largest library in the world, housing over 150-200 million items.

26           3,000. Shakespeare added approximately three-thousand words to the English language.

27           38. Every year a person in the U.K. gets through 38 kilograms of newspaper on average.

28           75. Uk is a vast country, but no matter where you stay, you’ll never be further than 75 miles from the sea

29           The U.K. has 31 heritage sites under Unesco protection.

30           77% of British people still watch conventional TV every day or several times a day.

 

TOP THIRTY OF THE DAY

TOP 30 Countries Ranked by Life Expectancy

                Country Name     2021 Life Expectancy

                                                In years

1              Hong Kong           85.03

2              Japan                     84.79

3              Macao                   84.42

4              Switzerland           83.97

5              Singapore              83.80

6              Spain                      83.74

7              Italy                       83.71

8              Australia                83.64

9              Channel Islands   83.30

10           Iceland                  83.22

11           South Korea          83.21

12           Israel                      83.19

13           Sweden                  83.03

14           France                    82.86

15           Malta                     82.75

16           Canada                  82.66

17           Norway                  82.64

18           Ireland                   82.51

19           New Zealand        82.50

20           Netherlands          82.49

21           Greece                    82.47

22           Luxembourg         82.47

23           Portugal                 82.29

24           Finland                  82.14

25           Belgium                 81.86

26           Austria                   81.77

27           Germany               81.57

28           Slovenia                 81.54

29           United Kingdom  81.52

30           Cyprus                   81.21

 

 

 

REMEMBER: The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

– Nicolas Chamfort

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

 “Worrying is like paying a debt you don’t owe.” – Mark Twain

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is…visiting just one of The Red Lion pubs (#22 above)

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

If attacked by a mob of clowns, go for the juggler.

LOVE IS…

Love is…a dish you never tire of.

TURN…TURN…TURN!

A time to live to the age of 45 years (in Victorian times) …A time to live to 81.52 years (2021)

YOUR HISTORY

24th September

1776 The oldest of the British classic horse races, the St Leger, was run for the first time at Doncaster Racecourse.

1853 Liverpool’s Northern Daily Times became England’s first provincial daily newspaper.

1957 BBC Television for schools began.

1975 The world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest, was successfully scaled for the first time via its southwest face by British climbers Dougal Haston and Doug Scott.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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