Saturday, 17 May 2014

Writing - 10 things we didn't know last week

Everything from beer goggles to Boris Johnston.



1. "Beer goggles" do exist.


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2. Suckers on octopus arms attach to everything except octopus skin.
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3. The Pentagon has a plan for combating a zombie apocalypse.

Another government wasting money.
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4. If you translate Boko Haram word-for-word it means "fake prohibited" but it is shorthand for a longer phrase meaning "western education is a sin".

Both phrases that have no relation to each other.
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5. Kenny G's Going Home is used in public spaces in China to tell people to go home.

Who?
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6. Exercise can erase memories in mice.

I can verify that it has the same effect on humans as I can't remember the last time I exercised.
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7. Travis Kalanick, joint founder of Uber, used to be rated seventh-best Angry Birds player in the US.

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8. Boris Johnson could in theory be British prime minister and 14 years later become US president.

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9. Snails don't come back to a garden if they are thrown at least 20 metres (65ft) away.

An alternative to building up ones throwing muscles is to saute them in white wine.
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10. The sun has a sibling star that has been dubbed HD 162826.

It's the blue one on the right.
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God Bless