Saturday, 6 December 2014

Writing - 10 things we didn't know last week



Symbolism, sexism and ageism!



1. There is one female beer inspector in the UK (and 39 men).

They'll infiltrate everywhere!!!
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2. The Dalai Lama carries round "little treasures" in a bag - they are in fact Werther's Originals.

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3. When a person's age ends with a nine they are more likely to seek extramarital affairs, sign up for their first marathon, and run marathons faster than when they were slightly older or slightly younger.

Lies, damn lies and statistics.
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4. Eels can use their electric discharges to remotely control the fish they hunt.

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5. A commercial jumbo jet is a more equal place to be than America if you compare space provision on a plane with income distribution.

I hope someone hasn't paid a student to carry out this piece of rubbish.
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6. In the UK, heavy drinking during pregnancy is not a crime against the unborn child.

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7. Waxworms - the larvae of wax moths - can break down plastic.

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8. One of the males in the royal lineage was probably cuckolded between the reign of Richard III and the 5th Duke of Beaufort.

Could probably have guessed at that one.
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9. It's quicker - by about three hours - to read the Hobbit than watch Peter Jackson's movie trilogy.

This book I read in my mid-twenties and thought it was brilliant. The films have not been really true to the tale.
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10. IS fighters in Syria have a weakness for Red Bull and Pringles.



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God Bless