Saturday, 20 December 2014

Writing - 10 things we didn't know last week



Look alikes and crushes played a part in the news this week.


1. The US National Security Agency used to have a Clown Club for staff members.

I never liked clowns. Spot the spy!!!
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2. There is a deep sea snail named after Joe Strummer.

Joe who?
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3. Main characters are more likely to die in children's cartoons than in films for adults.

Its tough at the top.
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4. The origins of Monopoly go back decades earlier than previously thought to the Landlord's Game, patented in 1904 by the feminist Lizzie Magie. It had a square board with nine rectangular spaces on each side between corners labelled "Go to Jail" and "Public Park".


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5. There is more water locked deep within the Earth's crust than previously thought - at about 11 million cubic kilometres it's more than all the world's rivers, swamps and lakes put together.


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6. The Star Wars character Han Solo was partly based on Francis Ford Coppola.

Who says so?
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7. The late Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe had a long-running fantasy about marrying Princess Margaret.


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8. Christingle started in Germany in 1747 but didn't reach the UK until 1968.


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9. The three escapees whose story was told in the movie Escape From Alcatraz (and who were never found) could have survived if they set off after midnight but before 01:00.


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10. Arctic ground squirrels hasten the release of greenhouse gases.

Exterminate!!!!
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God Bless