Saturday, 18 June 2016

Writing - 10 things we didn't know last week

Stealing planets, wiping out rodents and the Dalai Lama with a faulty memory are just some of the news items from round the world.

To begin with my own heartfelt condolences to the family of MP Jo Cox so cruelly and unnecessarily murdered this week.

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Jo Cox MP

Rest in Peace


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1. The speed Batman reaches while gliding through the air would probably kill him on landing.

What with those abs?


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Melomis Rubicola

2. An Australian rodent is probably the first mammal to be wiped out by man-made climate change.

According to scientists - but what do they know?

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3. The sun has "stolen" planets from other solar systems.

Finders! Keepers!


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4. The Dalai Lama can't remember if he's seen Caddyshack.

He's being polite - he really fell asleep!


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5. Exercising four hours after learning can help you remember information.

So that's why we did PE in school.

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6. The chord sequence in Stairway To Heaven may have been partially inspired by the Mary Poppins song, Chim Chim Cheree.

C'mon musical folks, there are only 8 notes

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7. A lump of butter buried for 2,000 years in an Irish bog can remain edible.

If you want to eat it - spread away.


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8. The so-called Islamic State's Twitter accounts are followed by thousands of porn bots.

They've reached their true level then!


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9. Rolls-Royce's first driverless car contains a silk "throne".

Who wants to take a dump in a roller?


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10. Although England's football team has suffered "50 years of hurt", France and the Netherlands have both endured longer periods without winning any international competitions.

This year the worm turns!

God Bless