NICE LITTLE NUMBER
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Wednesday 13th January 2021
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
NICE LITTLE NUMBER
Numbers are interesting don’t you think? Thake a look at these:
1 33% of adults still sleep with a comfort object.
2 80 times. The average drunk driver drives under the influence more than 80 times before being arrested the first time.
3 20 million more people live in Bangladesh than Russia even though the area of the country is 116,000 times smaller than that of Russia. 165.9 m population of Russia – 143.9m population of Bangladesh. (See front picture/map. Pink shaded area shows Russia at the top and Bangladesh bottom as comparison in size of land area.).
4 3 trillion trees on earth – According to statistics, there are more trees on Earth than there are stars in the Milky Way. Today, there are around 3 trillion trees and 400 billion stars.
5 22 times. The population of Earth has grown more than 22 times from the year 1000 to 2000. In July of the year 1000, there were 275,000,000 people; and in July of the year 2000, there were 6,145,006,989 people.
6 4.5 Times On average, a person makes 7,500 steps a day with an average life expectancy of 80 years. Using this data, scientists calculated that a person can walk 180,000 kilometres (112,000 miles) during their lifetime. This means that in your life, you can walk around the equator 4.5 times.
7 75 burgers a second. One of the most popular fast-food restaurants, McDonald’s sells around 75 burgers a second. They even have a special website which can help you track how many products have been sold and how many clients have been served.
8 30% of Facebook questions answered. Companies ignore 70% of Facebook questions. When Facebook fans post their questions online, only 30% of them receive answer.
9 100 million followers- the number of followers of Katy Perry – about 19 million more than the entire population of Germany.
10 4 billion. Around Four Billion People Are Active On The Internet Today.
11 1.2 billion As of January 2020, there are around 1.2 billion active websites on the internet.
12 5 million. More than 5 million blogs are published every day.
13 385,000 – On average, 385,000 babies were born each day around the world in 2020.
14 $1m – Dolly Parton donated $1 million to help develop a coronavirus vaccine.
15 1,460. The average person has 1,460 dreams a year whilst sleeping.
16 590 miles. The average human will grow 590 miles of hair in their lifetime.
17 99 Hours. World record: The longest Monopoly game in a bathtub was 99 hours long.
18 14 Trumps. – The average adult produces about half a litre of gas per day, which results in an average of about 14 trumps per day – silent or violent!
19 100 folds. The 100 folds in a chef’s hat represent 100 ways to cook an egg.
20 23,000 feet. There’s a woman in Cyprus who set the Guinness World Record for the longest wedding veil. How long was it, you ask? Nearly 23,000 feet, which is the same length as about 63.5 football fields.
21 3 Grammys. Elvis only won 3 Grammys. The King of Rock and Roll had 18 #1 hits in his career, but struck out on 11 of his 14 nominations. The record for the most Grammy wins actually belongs to George Solti, the long-time leader of Chicago Symphony Orchestra, with 31 awards to his name.
22 700 grapes. About 700 grapes go into one bottle of wine. That’s approximately 2.6 pounds, if you’re wondering how much “fruit” you get when you uncork your favourite red.
23 25 Tracks. The number of tracks on Spotify that have made 1 billion plays .
24 459 drinking straws. The world record for stuffing drinking straws into your mouth at once is 459.
25 7% of American adults believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows.
26 86 Penguins. Polar bears could eat as many as 86 penguins in a single sitting.
27 26 minutes. The average male gets bored of a shopping trip after 26 minutes.
28 20,000 bees. A swarm of 20,000 bees followed a car for two days because their queen was stuck inside.
29 38 Days. During your lifetime, you will spend around thirty-eight days brushing your teeth.
30 500 billion. We watch 500 billion videos on YouTube each day and spend 1 billion hours doing it.
Elvis was nominated for 14 grammys but only won 3, which were:
Best Inspirational Performance in 1972 for his recording of “He Touched Me”
Best Sacred Performance in 1967 for “How Great Thou Art”.
Best Inspirational Performance in 1974 for another recording of “How Great Thou Art.”
According to the Grammys Elvis was just a gospel performer.
It should be pointed out however that the Grammy’s only began in 1958 and Elvis had already had two great years before then. And the Grammys were slow to acknowledge Rock and Roll as a force worth rewarding.
TOP TEN + FOUR OF THE DAY
Elvis Presley Grammy Nominations
- RECORD OF THE YEAR – A Fool Such As I (Single).
- BEST PERFORMANCE BY A “TOP 40” ARTIST – A Big Hunk O’ Love (Single).
- BEST RHYTHM & BLUES PERFORMANCE – A Big Hunk O’ Love.
- RECORD OF THE YEAR – Are You Lonesome Tonight? (Single).
- BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE SINGLE RECORD OR TRACK, MALE – Are You Lonesome Tonight? (Single).
- BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE ALBUM, MALE – G.I. Blues (Album).
- BEST SOUNDTRACK ALBUM OR RECORDING OF ORIGINAL CAST FROM A MOTION PICTURE OR TELEVISION – G.I. Blues (Motion Picture) (Album).
- BEST PERFORMANCE BY A POP SINGLE ARTIST – Are You Lonesome Tonight? (Single).
- BEST SOUNDTRACK ALBUM OR RECORDING OF ORIGINAL CAST FROM MOTION PICTURE OR TELEVISION – Blue Hawaii (Motion Picture) (Album).
- BEST SACRED PERFORMANCE – How Great Thou Art WIN.
- BEST SACRED PERFORMANCE – You’ll Never Walk Alone (Album).
Bing Crosby Award – Name changed to GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award in 1982.
This was an award and achievement – not a nominated award.
- BEST INSPIRATIONAL PERFORMANCE – He Touched Me WIN.
- BEST INSPIRATIONAL PERFORMANCE (NON-CLASSICAL) – How Great Thou Art WIN.
- BEST COUNTRY VOCAL PERFORMANCE, MALE- Softly, As I Leave You (Single).
He was awarded the Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1971.
He has seven recordings in the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame, including 1.”Heartbreak Hotel,” 1995, 2.”Hound Dog,”1988 3.“That’s All Right” 1998, 4.“Suspicious Minds” 1999, 5.”Don’t Be Cruel,” 2002, 6.“Are You Lonesome Tonight?” 2007, 7.”Jailhouse Rock.” 2017.
DON’T FORGET TO LAUGH EVERYDAY
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
“Well done is better than well said.”
— Benjamin Franklin.
Happiness is…sleeping with a comfort object (or even person).
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
A perfectionist walked into a bar…apparently, the bar wasn’t set high enough.
Love is…something you would not exchange for all the money in the world.
A time to be dreaming (No.15 above)…A time to clean your teeth (No.29 above).
13 January 1785 – The first edition of The Times is published in London, under the name Daily Universal Register. It adopted its current title three years later.
©2021 Phil M Robinson