Monday, 9 July 2018

Did you know No: 21




Hello world, hello Monday, been a busy morning for me I had a sleep in so didn't get out of bed till 8am I than got dressed and went to my aqua class after that I came home changed my clothes and went to the doctors to get a couple of scripts. Now I am home for the day, don't have to worry about Leo as there is no school for two weeks. When I asked him on Friday if he was looking forward to the holidays he said yes but then asked how long are the holidays when I said two weeks he growled and said ok. He does like going to school.

So here are this weeks five did you know facts.

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using only the letters on the top row of the keyboard

Pigs don't sweat, so they saying “sweating like a pig” is wrong

Before testing the first atomic bomb in the New Mexico desert on the 16th July 1945, some of the scientists working on the bomb calculated that there was a three in a million chance that an atomic bomb might melt down the entire Earth. They went ahead with the test anyway.

Polar Bears camouflage themselves by covering their black noses with their paws, not sure if I believe that or not,

Putting your two fingers up as an insult dates back to the Middle Ages when archers were caught by their enemies they had two fingers cut off so they could no longer fire any more arrows. So when an archer was shooting people he would put his two fingers up to say “Look I still have them” of course we now put up one finger and it has a different meaning.

6 comments:

Rita said...

I never heard about the archers getting their fingers cut off but I suppose that makes sense. Creepy though.

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Interesting Jo-Anne, a bit barbaric back in the middle ages..
School holidays down here two - had 5 grandchildren for the weekend, aged 12 to 4 - oh what fun :)

Chatty Crone said...

So they were really going to let the earth be blown up - nice.

CWMartin said...

Well, three in a million is better than the lottery most days...

Karen @BakingInATornado said...

I didn't know that about pigs but I find it pretty funny since I've often used the "sweating like a pig" analogy.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Rita..........Yeah creepy indeed I am glad I didn't live in such times

Margaret......Yes barbaric indeed, 5 grandchildren at once would be crazy'

Chatty.......I know talk about weird

Chris........Yeah but still scary shit

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