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Re: 10 things we didnt know last week.

Postby Lamb » 16 Jun 2017, 21:32

Dr Frook wrote:7. There's a schoolboy with a higher IQ than Stephen Hawking.

Not surprised. (It's also a girl.)
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Re: 10 things we didnt know last week.

Postby Dr Frook » 29 Jun 2017, 21:10

1. Brian Cant's audition for Play School involved him sitting in a cardboard box


2. Some British consumers in the 1960s enjoyed eating avocados with custard


3. Next year 1 billion people will be aged over 60


4. There are 3.7 sugar cubes in a serving of Frosties (Kellogg's)


5. You should not eat mangoes in a heatwave


6. Canada has released a glow in the dark coin


7. A baby born on a plane was given free flights for life


8. Older fathers have 'geekier sons'


9. Costa Rica's president accidentally ate a wasp during an interview on live TV


10. An Italian airport is defying the liquid carry-on rules, and letting passengers travel with large jars of pesto
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Re: 10 things we didnt know last week.

Postby Dr Frook » 10 Jul 2017, 21:08

1. More than eight billion cans of Spam have been sold over the past 80 years.


2. Sports Direct's Mike Ashley allegedly "vomited into fireplace" at a business meeting in a pub - a court has heard.


3. Rice - when prepared in the right way - can bounce.


4. The world's most detailed scan of the brain's internal wiring has been produced by scientists at Cardiff University.


5. The asteroid strike that killed off the dinosaurs could be the reason there are so many different kinds of frogs.


6. More than a third of Premier League football fans watch matches live online via unofficial streams.


7. The grandson of the first-ever NHS patient married the granddaughter of the prime minister whose government founded the service in 1948.


8. Roman concrete grows stronger over time.


9. If Facebook were a religion, it would be the second largest in the world (after Christianity).


10. Just 150 passengers use Wales's quietest train station each year.
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Re: 10 things we didnt know last week.

Postby DriveThru Whale » 10 Jul 2017, 21:58

Dr Frook wrote:5. The asteroid strike that killed off the dinosaurs could be the reason there are so many different kinds of frogs.



It could also be stated that the dinosaurs simply farted themselves to death.
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Re: 10 things we didnt know last week.

Postby Lamb » 10 Jul 2017, 23:34

DriveThru Whale wrote:
Dr Frook wrote:5. The asteroid strike that killed off the dinosaurs could be the reason there are so many different kinds of frogs.



It could also be stated that the dinosaurs simply farted themselves to death.

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Re: 10 things we didnt know last week.

Postby DriveThru Whale » 11 Jul 2017, 03:23

Lamb wrote:
DriveThru Whale wrote:
Dr Frook wrote:5. The asteroid strike that killed off the dinosaurs could be the reason there are so many different kinds of frogs.



It could also be stated that the dinosaurs simply farted themselves to death.

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Re: 10 things we didnt know last week.

Postby Dr Frook » 23 Jul 2017, 20:16

1. Apparently, flight attendants don't like passengers asking for diet coke because it takes too long to pour.


2. A security robot "drowned" in a fountain in Washington DC.


3. A man who earned a reputation as Britain's rudest bookseller, and charged customers a 50p browsing fee, is quitting his shop.


4. Daniel Radcliffe came to the aid of a mugging victim.


5. There's a real-life Rapunzel - and she's only 9 months old.


6. The frozen bodies of a Swiss couple who went missing 75 years ago in the Alps have been found on a shrinking glacier.


7. Russia's consumer rights watchdog is to investigate fidget spinners amid claims on state TV that the gadgets could be used by political opponents to lure children.


8. A nurse has quit the NHS over parking fines, saying she got an £80 ticket after working late to treat a patient who went into cardiac arrest.


9. Surgeons have removed 27 contact lenses from the eye of a woman who had been admitted to hospital for routine cataract surgery.


10. The UK's "most dangerous" bus stop has been revealed - and it's infested with 50p-sized false widow spiders.
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Re: 10 things we didnt know last week.

Postby DriveThru Whale » 23 Jul 2017, 22:55

Dr Frook wrote:2. A security robot "drowned" in a fountain in Washington DC.


OR WAS IT PUSHED IN?
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Re: 10 things we didnt know last week.

Postby Dr Frook » 15 Aug 2017, 01:59

1. Justin Bieber's tour made more than $250m (£192m) in ticket sales.

2. The Vikings ate frozen food.

3. The number of young people planning to go to university is at its lowest level in eight years.

4. Tony Blair was briefly a Trotskyite.

5. Oil can send birds off course and hamper migration.

6. Giant 1,574ft (480m) long pipes are washing up on Norfolk beaches.

7. Surgery waiting numbers in England are at their highest in decade.

8. Men from poor backgrounds are 'twice as likely to be single'.

9. You can rent Donald Trump's childhood home for $777 (£615) a night.

10. An asteroid the size of a house will come very close to the Earth in October.
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Re: 10 things we didnt know last week.

Postby Dr Frook » 27 Aug 2017, 04:56

1. Eminem says he's planning on moving to Scotland.

2. Two golden phonograph records were almost thrown off space probes Voyager 1 and 2 due to a rogue inscription.

3. Big Ben at Legoland is also silencing its chimes.

4. Taylor Swift's latest single contains "an interpolation of a melody" from Right Said Fred's 1991 hit "I'm Too Sexy".

5. Monkeys can see faces in inanimate objects.

6. The Babylonians developed their own form of trigonometry 3,700 years ago and it is "superior" to modern day methods.

7. Driverless lorries are coming to UK roads.

8. Climate change could make fish shrink in size by 30%.

9. French president Emmanuel Macron has racked up a €26,000 (nearly £24,000) make-up bill since May.

10. £203,583 in loose change was found on public transport in London over the past year, according to Transport For London.
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