Saturday, 9 July 2016

Writing - 10 things we didn't know

In the realm of sources of inspiration, writing and the like this week's unusual news items is a rarity ranging from silly names to the hardship women suffer.


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1. Australia has a town called Humpty Doo.

Sounds like something unpleasant one occasionally stands in!
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2. Every winter, great white sharks swim for 30 to 40 days to congregate at a particular spot halfway between Mexico and Hawaii. No-one knows why.

Return to the source of their conception.


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3. People touch their smartphones 2,617 times a day on average.

Sounds almost sexual.


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4. Alcoholics in Ottawa are given wine every hour as part of their treatment.

And their anthem is 'I'm in heaven ...'


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5. Three per cent of people think you should wait a month after the broadcast of a television programme before discussing the plot in a way that could throw up spoilers.

Best to say nothing - it is such a temptation!


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6. Even in the early 1970s women in the UK frequently had to get a male relative's signature to get a loan.

Then everything went pear-shaped.


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7. Pillows might easily have 47 different species of fungi living in them.

That's going to help me sleep more easily!


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8. The Chilcot report is four-and-a-half times as long as War and Peace.

Which is round about double the number of words I've published to date.


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9. There was a Victorian comic song called "Tony Blair".

There is a similar 20th century politician!


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10. Fewer than one in five listed statues in the UK are of women.

There are hundreds and not all are flattering.

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God Bless