Monday, 10 June 2019

Did you know No:24


Good afternoon everyone here my part of the world today is a public holiday so no school for the grandkids or work for Jessica, Tim however, is at work.

So anyway here are this weeks did you know facts.

Working Council in England held a special meeting to choose a name for their new indoor swimming pool. After much discussion and thought they finally hit on the idea: “Working Indoor Pool”.

Russia's Lake Baikal is a mile deep and contains more fresh water than any other lake in the world.

Dr.Samuel Mudd was the doctor who took care of John Wilkes Booth, the shame of the act gave raise to the expression “his name is mud”.

In the Great Fire of London in 166, half of London was destroyed but only six people were injured.

There is enough fuel in the tank of a jumbo jet to drive an average car around the world four times.


13 comments:

Margaret D said...

Interesting facts Jo-Anne.

Nancy Chan said...

All are new facts to me. Have a happy new week!

Carol Kilgore said...

I didn't know any of these things. Cool :)

menopausal mama said...

I didn't know that about Dr. Mudd. Interesting!

Chatty Crone said...

In the Great Fire of London in 166, half of London was destroyed but only six people were injured.
I didn't know they kept history from 166!

Janie Junebug said...

I think Dr. Mudd was maybe executed or put in jail for helping the assassin of the president, but I don't remember for sure. I'll have to look that up. I doubt if he even knew who he was caring for. It wasn't as if he could look up his patients on Facebook.

Love,
Janie

CWMartin said...

Y'know, my favorite part of these posts is when you explain how a saying came into being...I didn't know Mudd either.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Margaret......Thanks

Nancy.......Glad you liked them

Carol.......Come here and learn something

Mama........Pleased you like that

Sandie.....Same here

Janie......He was a doctor doing what doctors do

Chris......I am glad you like some part of it

Katie Isabella said...

I always enjoy these Jo-Anne.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

katie.....That's nice to know

Natalia said...

That is so interesting, I kust knew about Russia, I am following, greetings from Poland ☺☺

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Natalia.......Glad you found it interesting

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