Monday, 24 June 2019

Did you know No:26

Hello Monday, damn it is cold here again today, I was up at 6am but at 9am I was falling asleep so I went back to bed for a couple of hours. The first thing I did after getting up at 11am was vacuum the lounge room.

Here are this weeks did you know facts.

On average, lightning causes about 80 odd deaths in the United States each year.

The most expensive spice is saffron, which comes from the stigma of a crocus flower, it costs about $7-8 per gram.

As early as 600BC, in the province of Shanxi in China people refrigerated food by putting it within blocks of ice in underground pits.

The most played song on American radio during the 20th century was “You're Lost That Loving Feeling”.

The song is the only one in history to be played in different versions, over 8 million times on the radio. That adds up to about 45 years of continuous play.


Chatty Crone said...

The most played song on American radio during the 20th century was “You're Lost That Loving Feeling”. I had no idea - I would have guessed White Christmas.

Janie Junebug said...

Wow! That's a lot of lovin' feelings that have been lost. I have to look up saffron. I don't know anything about it.


Nancy Chan said...

All these are new facts to me. I know that lightning is kills but didn't know the number of deaths it caused.

Margaret D said...

Not a bad song is that one.
Interesting facts.
Cold down here in the mornings too - colder that what you have I'm sure.

Rick Watson said...

It will be close to 100 f here in Alabama today with humility that you can sip with a straw. I could use a little chilly weather right now.

CWMartin said...

I remember years back there was some condiment made from some insect in Vietnam that was even rarer than saffron- but they said the war was close to extincting it, so maybe it succeeded.

Janie Junebug said...

I do have cardamom in my spice drawer. It was quite expensive. I used it to bake lovely, delicious Christmas cookies, which I haven't done in a long time.

Love again,

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Sandie...Same here

Janie....That's what I thought

Nancy....You have now learnt something useless

Margaret......Thank you

Rick......When it's hot we want it to be cool, when it's cold we want it to heat up

Chris.....Didn't know that

Katie Isabella said...

Oh I remember that song "You've Lost That Loving Feeling" so well! I LOVED that song sung by the Righteous Brothers. No other version would do.

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