TRIVIA SNIPPETS

TRIVIA SNIPPETS

Jeannie, Jeannie, Jeannie BLOG 15th January 2018

THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

I constantly trawl the internet searching facts and trivia and here are five snippets of interesting stuff I uncovered this week.

THANK YOU

53% of 18- to 24-year-olds say they send thank you letters for the Christmas presents they receive – a higher proportion than any other age group. Only 42% of over-55s, and 40% of 45- to 54-year-olds, send them. The Telegraph

 

HEADED FOR STARVATION

How many more can we feed? UN projections suggest that the current global population of 7.6 billion will rise to 8.6 billion in 2030 and 9.8 billion by 2050. Furthermore, the expanding middle classes of countries such as China are increasingly opting for the sort of high meat diets that were once the preserve of the West. The UN expects global meat consumption to rise by 70% between 2010 and 2030, three times faster than the rate of population growth. Daily Mail

BE BLOODY-MINDED

It pays to be bloody-minded. Amazon boss Jeff Bezos is the richest man alive, with an eye-watering £74bn. Second is Microsoft’s Bill Gates with £66bn, while Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is struggling on £38bn. This is all thanks to the “Vision Thing”. In just two decades, from a standing start, these inspired geniuses have revolutionised the way we shop, drive, bank and talk. If three men can do all that in the blink of an eye, why is Britain struggling to clinch a divorce deal with Brussels? It’s not rocket science. They managed it because they never took no for an answer. Theresa May should try being so bloody-minded. After a dithering, disastrous 2017, it is time to be bold in 2018  https://askten.com

PENSION POT

The bottom line. A worker needs savings of £300,000 to achieve an income equivalent to £18,000 a year in retirement, including the state pension. Evening Standard

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. ~Walt Disney

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is…never ever doing anything you do not want to do

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

As I watched the dog chasing his tail, I thought “Dogs are easily amused.” Them I realized I was watching the dog chase his tail.

LOVE IS…

Love is…what helps you through tough times

TRACK OF THE DAY

Stand By Me – John Lennon

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