Monday, 6 April 2020

Did you know these facts


Hello world, hello Monday, how is everyone doing?

I am fine, another warm day in Newie, this morning I rode my scooter down the road to post some letters and it felt good just getting out for a few minutes.

Anyway here are this weeks did you know facts.

A law passed in Nebraska in 1912 rally made life difficult for drivers, in the country at night they were required to stop every 150 yards, send up a skyrocket and wait 8 minutes for the road to clear before proceeding cautiously, all the while blowing the horn and shooting off flares.

Mosquito repellents don't actually repel the hide you, the spray blocks the mosquito's sensors so they don't know you are there.

The subject of the first printed book in England was chess.

The American showman known as General Tom Thumb was only 102cm or 3'4” tall he died in 1885

A teaspoon of neutron star material weighs about 10 million tons



9 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

A law passed in Nebraska in 1912 rally made life difficult for drivers, in the country at night they were required to stop every 150 yards, send up a skyrocket and wait 8 minutes for the road to clear before proceeding cautiously, all the while blowing the horn and shooting off flares.
WHO KNEW? BET IT IS NOT THAT WAY NOW.

Margaret D said...

Interesting Jo-Anne.
Nice to know you got out for a ride on your scooter.

Kea said...

Hello! I'm glad you were able to get out, even for a short time--makes a difference to one's mental health!

I knew none of these things...That old Nebraska law was very odd! LOL.

Take care, have a good week, stay well.

CWMartin said...

And I found it curious when a long time ago, the folks used to just blow a horn passing through a caution at night...

Rita said...

I knew about mosquito spray and Tom Thumb but the rest of the amazing facts I did not. :)

Sandi said...

"... law passed in Nebraska in 1912..."

It would be faster just to walk! 😂

Janie Junebug said...

I didn't know any of those facts. I guess the drivers in Nebraska didn't get very far.

Love,
Janie

Karen BakingInATornado said...

That Nebraska law is really funny, I can imagine a short trip taking a very very long time.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Sandie........So strange indeed

Margaret D......It is & it was

Kea......It was

Chris......Me too

Rita........Glad you liked it

Sandi.......I agree

Janie.......Now you do

Karen......A weird rule indeed

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