NICE LITTLE NUMBER

NICE LITTLE NUMBER

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Saturday 6th March 2021

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

NICE LITTLE NUMBER

 1          8 – The number of cows eaten by the average Briton over a lifetime.

2          1 – The number of shops that sold soft toilet paper when it first went on sale in Britain in 1947 (Harrods).

3          176 – The number of times lions are mentioned in The Bible.

4          8.5 – The number of KG of butter the average French person consumes annually (more than any other nation).

5          200 – The world’s average school day year. In the Us it is 180, in Sweden 170, in Japan 243, In China 245 days, & England 195

6          25 – The number of bottles of Coca-Cola sold in its first year (1886).

7          1792 – The steps in the Eifel Tower, Paris.

8          123 – The number of snails the average French citizen eats a year,

9          35 – During a lifetime, the average person eats 35 tons of food.

That’s equal to 1500 pounds or 680.4 kilograms a year!

10        2,000 – There are more than 2,000different types of cheese in the world.

11        10,000 – The number of chocolate bars the average person will eat in a lifetime.

12        1,040 – The number of islands around Britain. The smallest is Bishop’s Rock in the  Isles of Scilly – The Guinness Book of Records lists it as the world’s smallest island with a building on it

13        3 billion – The water we drink is 3 billion years old.

14        400 billion – Coffee is the most popular beverage worldwide with over 400 billion cups consumed each year.

15        22- Birmingham has 22 miles more canals than Venice.

16        30 – The number of days it takes for 1p to double daily to become over £5 million. Day 1:   1p, Day 2:   2p, Day 3:  4p, Day 4:   8p. Get it?

17        267 – 267 was the number of words of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

18        75 – There is no point in England that is more than 75 miles from the sea.

19        6000 – The number of trees used to make HMS Victory.

20        230 – It has been calculated that in the last 3,500 years, there have been just 230 years of peace throughout the civilised world.

21        413 – The number of beds owned by King Louis XIV of France. King of France from 14 May 1643 until his death in 1715.

22        117,000 – Abdul Kasserm Ismael, the Grand Vizier of Persia in the 10th Century, carried his library with hin wherever he went. The 117,000 volumes were carried in alphabetical order by 400 camels.

23        150 – The number of wigs owned by Queen Elizabeth I.

24        710 – The number of survivors of the Titanic.

25        1,513 – The number of passengers and crew lost when the Titanic sank.

26        800,000,000 – The number of adults in the world who do not know how to read or write.

27        240 – Thenumber of wives inherited by Sultan Murad IV was 240 when he assumed the throne of Turkey in 1744. He put each wife into a sack and tossed them one by one into Bosphorus. The Bosphorus is the 32 km (20-mile)-long north-south strait that joins the Sea of Marmara with the Black Sea in Istanbul and separates the continents of Europe and Asia.

28        45,000,000,000 – The number of chopsticks used annually in China.

29        15,000 – The number of dresses Tsarina Elizabeth who ruled Russia from 1741 to1762 left in her wardrobe when she died. She never wore the same dress twice.

30        86,000,000 – The number of bits of information per day that the human brain is capable of recording. That is 30 only another 85,999,970 to go!

 

TOP TEN OF THE DAY

Top 25 Most Watched TV in the Decade 2010-2019

All figures include HD and +1 where appropriate.

  1. The X Factor (ITV, Dec 12 2010): 17.7 million
  2. Gavin & Stacey (BBC One, Dec 25 2019): 17.1 million
  3. EastEnders (BBC One, Feb 19 2010): 16.4 million
  4. The Great British Bake Off (BBC One, Oct 26 2016): 15.9 million
  5. Coronation Street (ITV, Dec 6 2010): 14.7 million
  6. Bodyguard (BBC One, Sep 23 2018): 14.3 million
  7. Strictly Come Dancing (BBC One, Dec 18 2010): 14.3 million
  8. Blue Planet II (BBC One, Oct 29 2017): 14.0 million
  9. I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! (ITV, Nov 18 2018) 13.7 million
  10. Britain’s Got Talent (ITV, Jun 5 2010) 13.5 million
  11. Planet Earth II (BBC One, Nov 13 2016) 13.1 million
  12. Doctor Who (BBC One, Nov 23 2013) 12.8 million
  13. Sherlock (BBC One, Jan 1 2014) 12.7 million
  14. Come Fly With Me (BBC One, Dec 25 2010) 12.5 million
  15. Downton Abbey (ITV Nov 6 2011) 12.4 million
  16. Still Open All Hours (BBC One, Dec 26 2013) 12.2 million
  17. Line Of Duty (BBC One, May 5 2019) 12.1 million

18.The Voice UK (BBC One, Apr 14 2012)                                                  12.0 million

  1. Mrs Brown’s Boys (BBC One, Dec 24 2012) 11.7 million
  2. Broadchurch (ITV, Apr 17 2017) 11.6 million
  3. Miranda (BBC One, Dec 26 2012) 11.5 million
  4. Call The Midwife (BBC One, Feb 19 2012) 11.4 million
  5. The Royle Family (BBC One, Dec 25 2010) 11.3 million
  6. BBC News (BBC One, Apr 29 2011) 10.8 million
  7. Sports Personality Of The Year (BBC One, Dec 16 2012) 10.8 million

 

DON’T FORGET TO LAUGH EVERYDAY

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me. – Carol Burnett

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is…reviewing interesting numbers and statistics.

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

My Grandad always said, “as one door closes, another opens”,

lovely man, terrible cabinet maker.

(I know, I know, we’ve had that one before. But I just love it!)

LOVE IS…

Love is… just you and me.

TURN…TURN…TURN!

A time for hard newspaper toilet paper…A time for soft gentle on the bum, toilet paper.

YOUR HISTORY

6th March 1987: Hundreds trapped as car ferry capsizes

Forty-nine people are confirmed dead and dozens are missing as a car ferry capsizes just outside the Belgian port of Zeebrugge.

6th March 1974: Miners’ strike comes to an end

UK coal workers bring an end to a 16 week dispute following a pay increase of over 30%.

6th March 1961: ‘Ukulele king’ George Formby dies

One of Britain’s most popular entertainers, George Formby, has died after suffering a heart attack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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