Monday, 19 July 2021

More Facts

 

Good morning all another Monday is here so that means facts and here they are.............

In the 1580's a chain of warning bonfires across Britain could send only two messages. One was “help! The Spanish invaders are coming!”, the other was “Oh no! The Spanish invades are here!”.

2,400 years before the Ancient Greeks put together a system using sets of five torches they could send any letter of the Greek alphabet. The people who ran the torches burned different combinations of torches to send different letters. It must have been quite a show.

Emus lay emerald green eggs

The huge clock on the British Houses of Parliament was once slowed down when a passing group of starlings decided to take a breather on the minute hand.

99% of the matter in our solar system is contained in the sun.

8 comments:

Nancy Chan said...

Interesting facts which I do not know. Have a wonderful new week.

Margaret D said...

Didn't know any of those Jo-Anne.
The letters - would have been a beautiful show...clever way to do things back then.

Katie Isabella said...

I loved these. I didn't know any of them and the torches ideas they came up with...that was good thinking for back then. The humor you used telling it...the oh no, the invaders are here! cracked me up too. The starlings were fun to read about as well.

Kea said...

I didn't know any of these, either. I wonder if they set anything on fire with those torches -- let's hope not! LOL. All long ago, of course. Human ingenuity is pretty amazing...when it works for the Highest Good of All Concerned!

CWMartin said...

Wasn't there a third message about talking to you about your car's warranty?

Janie Junebug said...

I want to see one of those emerald eggs!

Love,
Janie

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Nancy........Pleased you liked the post

Margaret D........Now you do and yes it would have been

Katie......Thanks, glad you liked the post

Kea.......I wondered that too, yes the ingenulity is amazing

Chris.......Sounds about right

Janie......Yeah I get that

Debby said...

Wow, I did not know that. Thanks for the lesson!

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