Saturday, 12 April 2014

10 things we didn't know last week

From tongues to spam!

1. Your taste buds go numb when you fly.

Or eat really hot curries!

2. Swedes will pay a lot for the first strawberries of the season.


3. Flies can completely change direction by rolling their bodies and giving a slight flick of their wings - all within five milliseconds.

So can I given the right kind of 'fuel'!

4. Hawaii consumes more spam than any other state in the US.

I used to enjoy spam fritters.

5. Professional musicians struggle to tell the difference between Stradivarius violins and modern instruments in blind testing.


6. Bank of England workers in the 1980s had to do dexterity tests using tweezers and washers.


7. Lawrence of Arabia was offered a job as a night-watchman at the bank. He turned it down.


8. Yellow sac spiders are strongly attracted to Mazda cars.


9. Only a steel shortage stopped the Soviet Union creating the world's tallest structure in 1922.


10. People called Eleanor are disproportionately likely to get into Oxford University.


God Bless