Monday, 12 April 2021

More Facts

 Good morning everyone I am still coughing like I am trying to cough up a lung or something. This means I am unable to visit my Mum in hospital, yes she is hanging in there, just, we are going day to day.

Anyway here is this weeks five facts that should be correct but if not I am blaming my reference book.

The linen bandages that were used by the Egyptian's to wrap mummies were on average 1,000 yards in length.

Albert Einstein's last words will never be know, as he spoke them in German and his nurse didn't speak German.

Jamaica has more churches per square mile than any other country

According to the ceremonial customs of Orthodox Judaism, it is officially night when you cannot tell the difference between a black thread and a red one.

The post has been a target for thieves from the day the postal service started. Important mail had a picture of gallows printed on t to warn thieves who couldn't read what could happen if the post was stolen. Stealing Her Majesty's mail carried the death sentence.


Juli said...

We had to change out our main postal drop box last year because someone literally fished mail out of it. (They tie a sticky thing to the end of a string and pull letters/bills out)

You would think in the digital age that this type of theft would not still happen, but it does. Thieves wash out the checks and rewrite them for their own paydays.

Janie Junebug said...

Death for stealing mail is a harsh sentence. Your mum is tough.


Rita said...

Sorry you cant visit your mom. :(
Interesting facts today.

Kea said...

Thanks for more interesting facts! I guess putting a picture of a gallows (or prison) on online delivery boxes wouldn't deter today's porch pirates, more's the pity! :-P

I hope you feel better soon and I'm continuing to keep your mum, you and your family in my thoughts.

Nancy Chan said...

Hope you will get well soon so that you will be able to visit your mom.

CWMartin said...

I saw the post from Sandra, so very sorry for your loss. But she's with your Dad now.

Debby said...

What a time to be sick when your mom is in the hospital. I hope you get well soon so you can get on in there to see her.


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