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Kitkat
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100 things we didn't know last year

Post by Kitkat on Sun 1 Jan 2012 - 11:00

100 things we didn't know last year

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/magazinemonitor/2011/12/100_things_we_didnt_know_last_6.shtml


Some examples I've picked out:
(You can read the actual related article to each one inside the link)


13. Incan brides had to peel a potato to prove they would be a good wife.

17. People with full bladders make better decisions. (!)

23. YouTube's first video was called "Me at the zoo".

26. The word "loo" dates from medieval times, thought to have derived from the warning shout of "gardez l'eau!" given by those tipping chamber pots out the window. (my favourite!)

30. Swearing relieves pain. (So that's why the painkillers are not working - I don't swear enough)

41. Heart disease is less common among religious people.

71. Australians have a third choice when describing their gender on passport applications.

73. MI5 used to have special kettles kept solely for steaming open envelopes.
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Re: 100 things we didn't know last year

Post by Umberto Cocopop on Sun 1 Jan 2012 - 15:40

KitKat wrote:17. People with full bladders make better decisions. (!)
I'd have thought they'd make quicker decisions.
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Re: 100 things we didn't know last year

Post by Kitkat on Sun 1 Jan 2012 - 22:52

Umberto Cocopop wrote:
KitKat wrote:17. People with full bladders make better decisions. (!)
I'd have thought they'd make quicker decisions.

Yeah ... like "Gardez l'eau! Vite! Vite!" Laughing

as in ...
26. The word "loo" dates from medieval times, thought to have derived
from the warning shout of "gardez l'eau!" given by those tipping chamber
pots out the window.

    Current date/time is Wed 26 Jul 2017 - 23:27