Saturday, 4 October 2014

Writing - 10 things we didn't know last week


Coffee, Cole and Chimps



1. At the Starbucks outlet in the CIA's Langley headquarters, baristas aren't allowed to write customers' names on their cups.

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2. Come September 1 and the Japanese stop swimming outdoors, regardless of the temperature.


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3. There is a "right" way to eat chocolate: you pop a piece in your mouth, let it melt between the tongue and the palate, and then breathe in through your mouth and out through your nose.

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4. "Cheryl Cole" is the UK celebrity search term that leads to the most malware links.


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5. Chimps use a leaf sponge as a tool to help them drink.


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6. When the RMS Queen Mary was launched in 1932, the bottle smashed against its hull contained Australian wine.


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7. Alcohol makes smiles more contagious for men but not for women.


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8. Early cancer hospitals in the US were modelled on French castles and served champagne.


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9. Sharks can be introverts or extroverts.


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10. Restaurant diners who sit by the window or at well-lit tables order more salad, while those in dark corners have more pudding.


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God Bless