Saturday, 3 May 2014

Writing - 10 things we didn't know last week

There are even more strange and amusing facts this week.


1. There can be up to 30 security features on a single bank note.

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2. The code A113 is implanted in every Pixar movie.

Its all very well telling us its there but what is it for?


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3. Pennsylvania is the most linguistically rich US state - it has five dialects, compared with the typical two or three.

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4. Mice don't like the way men smell - the stress is the equivalent of a three minute swim - but the scent of a woman is okay.

I'm not fond of the way they smell either!!


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5. The Wiltshire village of Amesbury is the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in Britain.

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6. Divorce in older couples is more likely when the wife falls ill.

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7. Petrol is free for people in Turkmenistan - although the 120 litre free allowance will be phased out soon.

Don't tell everyone or they'll all want some!
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8. You can smell someone's gender.

Should that be finished with 'if you get close enough?'


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9. Southern Mexico has sensors that give residents of Mexico City two minutes notice that an earthquake is on the way - seismic waves travel at 7,000 mph (11265 km/h).

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10. A key character in Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel's latest collection appeared to her in a hallucination while she was high on morphine.

Having received yet another rejection slip this week perhaps I should turn to morphine!

God Bless