Saturday, 14 January 2017

Writing - 10 more things

Snippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience.

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1. French time used to be nine minutes ahead of GMT, based on the time in Paris. 

Quel surpris


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2. Sugar level in strawberries is calculated on the Brix scale.


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3. The first known use of the word "slut" in printed English was from 1402.
The operative word is 'known'


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4. The hemlines of school skirts in South Korea have risen 10-15cm (4-6in) in the last decade.
Always my favourite fashion item


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5. The first British Tupperware party was held in Weybridge, Surrey in 1960. 

Awful stuff designed to be impossible to dry.


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6. A Christian doomsday group in the US is warning that the end of the world - or the Rapture - will occur on Saturday 21 May. 

At least I get my birthday in.

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7. It costs $60,000 to train a Navy Seal dog - like the one that accompanied US special forces on the Bin Laden operation. 

That's woof!

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8. Goats are able to recognise the voices of their very young kids, and differentiate them from other animals' offspring 

Better than humans then.

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9. Humans are naturally predisposed to believe in gods and life after death.
Until now when most seem to worship money.


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10. The government's wine cellar contains about £2m worth of wine and spirits 

Time ladies and gentlemen please.

God Bless