Saturday, 1 November 2014

Writing - 10 things we didn't know last week


A fine collection of useful snippets this week. How many could you use in your writing?


1. America used at least 1,000 ex-Nazis as spies in the Cold War.

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2. Scratching an itch really does make it itch more.


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3. Two per cent of Anglican clergy are not sure whether God is "more than a human construct".

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4. New York has its own species of frog that has gone undiscovered for decades.


Some would say the same about the people!
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5. There have been lions in London since the 13th Century - arriving either in 1210 or 1235 - although they may have died out briefly under Henry VI in 1436.

And enshrined in concrete.

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6. Sage enhances your brain's performance.


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7. The consumption of French fries and pizzas on the world's second largest cruise ship rises if there are more Americans and children on board.

I know I travelled on a similar boat.
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8. The Ritz in London still uses traditional keys rather than key cards.

So did Dauncey's in Weston super Mare.
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9. Danish people enjoy a long-form version of the happiness gene serotonin, while people from Britain and the US have shorter forms.

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10. Musicians have the same life expectancy as Zimbabweans

And how long is that?
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God Bless