Saturday, 23 July 2016

Writing - 10 things we didn't know

On this fine and warm weekend we have everything from repellent hens to grieving whales.


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1. Mosquitoes carrying malaria are repelled by chickens.

Should have always taken one to France with me!


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2. The original Bramley apple tree is still alive at the age of 207… but is suffering from a fungal infection.

Well we all get a little more fungal as we get older.
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3. Protestors at the Republican convention were banned from carrying tennis balls but were allowed to carry guns.

Can be deadly those tennis balls.


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4. In some remote areas of Malawi, parents pay a man to have sex with their daughters at the age of 12 or 13.


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5. In the run-up to the 2015 general election, Nick Clegg spent weeks recreating a Carly Rae Jepson music video.

Why?


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6. Whales grieve for friends and relatives and hold vigils.

Fair enough.


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7. People are selling their mobile phone videos of shootings to licensing companies - for a profit share.

Good to be speculative.


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8. Bees spit water at each other in hot weather.

Neighbourly!


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9. It's possible to serve draught beer on a plane - but the physics are tricky.

Cabin pressure, smooth flow, autovac would mess with the ale.


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10. You can't be nominated for a guest actor Emmy if you've been in a show for half of the season or more.

Oh wow!


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God Bless