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Complain More, Live Longer And Other Weird Things!

by Adam Howarth, Editor
Do you know

Quack Attack!

  1. There are more English words beginning with the letter “s” than any other letter.
  2. The day after tomorrow is called “overmorrow”.
  3. On average, people who complain more live longer. Releasing tension increases immunity and boosts health.
  4. People are still finding 29,000 rubber ducks lost at sea in 1992, revolutionising our knowledge of ocean science.
  5. The Atlantic Ocean off Newfoundland, Canada, can freeze enough to play ice hockey on it.
Rubber Duck - Complain More, Live Longer And Other Weird Things!

Feeling a Little Nutty?

  1. Vanilla beans come from the world’s only fruit-producing orchid, the Vanilla planifolia.
  2. The King James Bible has inspired the lyrics to more pop songs than any other book.
  3. Vegetarians are 19% less likely to die from heart disease, a study found.
  4. The 15-minute chimes on Big Ben have lyrics: “All through this hour / Lord be my guide / And by Thy power / No foot shall slide.”
  5. Bolivia is the main exporter of Brazil nuts.
Brazil Nuts

A Nap a Day Keeps the Vet Away

  1. Over 250 cinemas in the UK have autism friendly screenings. The volume is lower, the lighting darker and you can take your own food and drink.
  2. Tokyo Disneyland was the first Disney theme park outside the US. It opened in April 1983.
  3. Giraffes only need 5 to 30 minutes of sleep in a 24-hour period.
  4. Glaciers and ice sheets hold about 69 per cent of the world’s freshwater.
  5. It is a criminal offence to drive around in a dirty car in Russia.
Giraffe - Complain More, Live Longer And Other Weird Things!

“Just Keep Swimming, Just Keep Swimming”

  1. The world consumes close to 2.25 billion cups of coffee every day.
  2. Only female mosquitoes drink blood. Males are vegetarians
  3. The father of Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, was a unicyclist in a circus.
  4. The Bororo people of Brazil are one of the few groups of people who all have the same blood type: “O”.
  5. The chlorine in swimming pools isn’t what causes red eyes. It is the chlorine binding to the bacteria in the water.

Let There Be Light

  1. India’s Hindu calendar has six seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn, winter and prevernal.
  2. The world’s oldest existing lighthouse is the Tower of Hercules in La Coruña, Spain. It dates from the first century and is still operational.
  3. In 1971, Argentina’s ex-president Juan Perón and his new wife had Evita Perón’s body exhumed and flown to Spain. They kept the corpse in their dining room.
  4. The inventor of intermittent windshield wipers failed to sell his idea to the auto industry. When they began showing up on new cars, he sued, and won.
  5. Ethan Zuckerman, the man who invented pop-up ads has apologised for creating one of the internet’s most hated forms of advertising.

Viva Las Vegas

  1. Most of Las Vegas’ iconic hotels and even its famous welcome sign aren’t technically in the city of Las Vegas. They are in an unincorporated township called Paradise.
  2. The sunrise in parts of China can be as late as 10am because the country combined its five time zones into one.
  3. Seven years of satellite data show that the Lut Desert in Iran is the hottest spot on Earth.
  4. Leonardo Da Vinci used to buy caged animals at market just to set them free.
  5. The Hawaiian alphabet has just 13 letters.
Las Vegas - Complain More, Live Longer And Other Weird Things!

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