Saturday, 14 June 2014

Writing - 10 things we didn't know last week

Silly snippets of news.


1. The biggest impact of heavy drinking on rugby players' performance is on their jumping prowess.

I have the same problem!

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2. Rats can feel regret.

Oh no I don't!


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3. The playwright Sir David Hare was asked to write and direct two Star Wars films.

The force was obviously not with him.
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4. It's legal in the UK to have a primate as a pet.

The wife?

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5. Drinking strong black coffee cleans your teeth.


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6. The word "fit" to signify a desirable woman was used in Henry Hawley Smart's 1884 horseracing novel From Post to Finish.


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7. Britain's only Costa Rican restaurant is in Whitby.

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8. At the end of the 18th Century, the kind of language used in the Old Bailey barely differed for violent or non-violent crimes - this changed in Victorian times.


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9. South Koreans drink an average of 13.7 shots of liquor a week - the most in the world, twice as much as Russians.

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10. Elizabeth I had a rosier complexion than her traditionally depicted alabaster complexion - her reputed paleness is based on red pigments fading in portraits.


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God Bless