Saturday, 13 February 2016

Writing - 10 things we didn't know last week

A very sex orientated collection this week, from overpaid lesbians, underpaid gay men and male cheerleaders.


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1. At least 49 people have died in accidents involving selfies since 2014.

Mother taught it wasn't good to be selfish


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2. Horses can tell when you're angry.

Beautifully sensitive animals and this one can see who is the best looking!


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3. Kidderminster Harriers FC players are fined £20 if they wear a hat on match day.

Makes you wonder how the club knows.


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4. Some 2.25% of all American logos contained a heart shape in 2013.

It will come from some marketing theory


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5. Lesbians have a 9% wage premium over heterosexual women, whereas gay men face an earnings penalty of 11% compared with straight men.

Chicken or the egg - did their companies know of their sexual orientation or is it purely arbitrary?
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6. A subreddit inspired a scientific study into how people's minds are changed.

Another marketing exercise.
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7. Happy music makes colours appear brighter.

Hence the flower power era of the 1960's


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8. Neanderthal DNA in humans is linked with nicotine addiction and depression.

Bah! Humbug!


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9. Sir David Attenborough turned down the late Sir Terry Wogan for a presenting job on BBC Two in 1965 because the channel's chief announcer was from Dublin.

To be sure!


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10. The first American football cheerleaders were male and they dominated the sidelines until WW2.

Not the same!
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God Bless