Saturday, 9 January 2016

Writing - 10 things we didn't know last week

The year seems to be beginning with more than its fair share of silly stuff.

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1. Dinosaurs may have danced to woo mates.

Who doesn't?


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2. Canadians are politer than Americans on Twitter.

After you, no - after you.


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3. Not one person managed to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 2015.

Why do I feel that is a good thing?


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4. The hypnotist Paul McKenna chose his wife, formerly his PA, after he was advised to make an Excel spreadsheet to find out who he really loved.



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5. People breathe in more bugs from tap water than from the toilet.

It stings when you snort it though!


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6. The smallest chameleons have the fastest tongues.

And that is important because ... ?


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7. People who blush tend to be considered more warmly than people who don't.

Oh great! I feel a whole lot better.


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8. Facebook discovered that just 5% of its accounts made up 85% of users of the "hide post" function, and a small proportion of these are "superhiders", hiding nearly everything they see.

A sure sign of insecurity.


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9. People have Neanderthal genes in their DNA that predispose them to allergies.

And no tissues - uugghh!


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10. A Swallows and Amazons adventure may contain the longest example of a lost Norfolk dialect from the last generation to speak it.

That be so interesting that be.

God Bless