Saturday, 15 February 2014

Writing - 10 things we didn't know

This week's collection include everything from crocodiles to road signs but I was surprised at the information about the late comedian, Les Dawson, and his sojourn into writing. Watch this space!

1. Crocodiles can climb trees.

I just didn't need to know that!
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2. Cate Blanchett and her husband share an email account.

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3. The brain reacts to :-) in the same way as a human face but (-: does not give the same response.

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4. The first reference to the tooth fairy appeared in print in 1927.

I remember that this mystical being used to yield 6d (3p) for each tooth. I believe that inflation has taken hold since the 1950s

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5. Mathematical formulae can evoke the same sense of beauty in human brains as artistic masterpieces.

Lies - all lies!!!!
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6. One in three British households owns Queen's Greatest Hits.

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7. South Australia has a higher rate of hypothermia deaths than Sweden.

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8. Comedian Les Dawson wrote a secret romantic thriller under the nom de plume Maria Brett-Cooper.

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9. The only McDonald's franchise in Vietnam is run by the Harvard-educated son-in-law of the country's Communist prime minister.

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10. The Land's End sign gets taken down every night.

God Bless