Saturday, 19 December 2015

Writing - 10 things we didn't know last week

A fun week with bed swallowing, swearing ex-billionaires

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1. People who swear have larger vocabularies.

Whoever did this research hadn't spoken to a Newcastle Utd football supporter. They say a lot of words but with little variety.


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2. It's possible to trick the brain into thinking it can hear Mariah Carey sing All I Want For Christmas Is You.


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3. Most people who were dollar billionaires in 1995 aren't billionaires any more.

Somehow I just can't muster up any sympathy!!!!


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4. The European Space Agency has only ever held three recruitment rounds - in 1978, 1992 and 2008.

Is this news?


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5. People asked Google "What is 0 divided by 0?" in 2015 more than "What is Isis?"

Looking for similarities I've no doubt.

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6. The average American has 7.31 missing teeth, while the equivalent English person has 6.97.

0.34 of a tooth difference - is that a filling?


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7. You can buy a bed that will swallow you in the event of an earthquake.

Hope you're not claustrophobic.


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8. Lettuce requires three times the emissions per calorie to produce as bacon.

I knew that I am a salad for a reason.


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9. Among the USA's 1,000 most senior medical academics, there are more moustaches than women.

In a country that produced Bushes and Trumps why am I not surprised?


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10. There have been 727 references to Bob Dylan in scientific papers published since the 1970s.

So he is of special scientific interest.


God Bless