Monday, 29 June 2020

Facts Day Monday


Good morning world another cold day here in Newie have to have the heater on, I got dressed in the bathroom with the heater on.

Monday now and the start of the last week of school for term two, feels like they only just went back to school.

Anyway here are this weeks facts that you may or may not know.

There are more than 14,000 types of rice

Cornish pasties were the staple diet of Cornish miners about 150 years ago, the pasty was marked with the owner's initials at one end. The hungry man would start eating from the other end ,in case he couldn't eat it all,it still held his mark and he could finish it later.

The most difficult tongue twister is “the sixth sick Sheik's sixth sheep's sick” I can't say it

The oldest piece of chewing gum is over 9,000years old........what the hell

Norway is called “the land of the midnight sun” because in the north, the Sun does not set from May until the end of July


8 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

The oldest piece of chewing gum is over 9,000years old........what the hell????
So your schools did not close with the Covid virus?

Margaret D said...

Good ones Jo-Anne.
Loved that tongue twister.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Jo-Anne ... Norway is beautiful ... while 14,000 types of rice seems a little excessive ... chewing gum that's that old takes some believing ... but can believe they knew about it. Take care - Hilary

CWMartin said...

14,000 types of rice, and the only kind I eat has 3 elves on it...

Janie Junebug said...

I can't say that tongue twister. My mom's favorite was "I slit a sheet. A sheet I slit. Upon the slitted sheet I sit." When she said it she always recalled her mother's inability to say the "sit" at the end. She couldn't help replacing it with a profanity.

Love,
Janie

Juli said...

How do they know it's 9000 years old? Gross.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Sandie.........Schools closed for about 4 weeks only, then returned slowly for term 2

Margaret D......Pleased you liked it

Hilary.......Yeah that takes some believing

Chris......so many different types of rice and I on;y est white rice

Janie....Tongue twisters are beyond me

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Juli.......Yeah I think so too

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