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.


2. Suckers on octopus arms attach to everything except octopus skin.

3. The Pentagon has a plan for combating a zombie apocalypse.

Another government wasting money.

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.

5. Kenny G's Going Home is used in public spaces in China to tell people to go home.


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.

7. Travis Kalanick, joint founder of Uber, used to be rated seventh-best Angry Birds player in the US.


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


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.

10. The sun has a sibling star that has been dubbed HD 162826.

It's the blue one on the right.

God Bless