Saturday, 25 January 2014

10 things we didn't know last week

You may wonder what this has to do with writing! Well each point is in its own way a source of inspiration. You could produce a short piece of writing on each of the points below. They may take you to some strange places but that really depends on how far you're prepared to let your imagination go.


1. Twin toilets of the kind spotted at Sochi are common at Russian football stadiums.

I don't know what the fuss is all about. The Romans didn't stick to just 2 toilets!



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2. Sprinkled sugar can help stop concrete from setting quickly.

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3. The world's oldest-known living cancer dates back 11,000 years to an ancient husky-like dog.

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4. All forms of corporal punishment - from smacking to hair-pulling - have been outlawed in Sweden since 1979.

Spare the rod and spoil the child!
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5. It's possible for a bat in the UK to fly across the sea to continental Europe.

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6. The average age of Japanese farmers is 70.

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Iranian musical instruments

7. Showing musical instruments has been banned by Iran's state broadcaster for the last 30 years.

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8. More French died at Gallipoli than Australians.

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9. The RAF keeps supplies of Viagra.

Shooting for the skies!!!!
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10. There are at least three different approved ways of saying Hyundai, depending on whether you're in South Korea, the UK or US.

God Bless