NICE LITTLE NUMBER – 9th July 2018
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1 750 million – the number of people in the world, from a total population of 7m, living in extreme poverty which is less, than 1.90 international dollars a day.
2 £230m Federer the reigning men’s Wimbledon champion unveiled the world’s most valuable sponsorship deal, worth a reported £230m with Uniqlo clothing and lasting long after he is expected to retire from top-flight tennis
3 6% of people have their childhood dream job.
4 165 million the number of cups of tea drunk by British people
5 £2.5 million – The price the luxury villa featured in reality TV series Love Island has gone on the market for. The villa, known as Casa Amor, is famous for housing singletons in the drama-filled series in which contestants must “couple up” for the chance to win £50,000. The property, located on the east cost of Majorca, comes with a private vineyard and olive grove. Daily Telegraph
6 22,000 jobs to go. High-street retailers in Britain will shed nearly 22,000 jobs this year, according to BBC predictions based on latest data.
7 8 years old & 9 years old – The world’s youngest parents were age 8 and 9. They lived in China and had their child in 1910.
8 600, the number of water features at the Château de Versailles, France, principal residence of the Kings of France from Louis XIV in 1682 until the beginning of the French Revolution in 1789
9 300,000 the number of flowers planted each year at the Château de Versailles
10 700, the number of topiaries at the Château de Versailles
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes including you. – Anne Lamott
Happiness is…getting your dream job or as it is better known retirement
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
Meanwhile, in a parallel universe: “Oh for goodness sake! Where are all these extra single socks coming from?!”
Love is…what lightens the load
TRACK OF THE DAY
Summertime Blues – Eddie Cochran
Highest Chart Position: No.18 29th November 1958
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