Monday, 24 January 2022

FACTS

 

Hello Monday here I sit drenched in sweat and not that hot either, here are this weeks facts.............


The phrase “rule of thumb” is derived from an old English law which stated that you could not beat your wife with anything wider then your thumb.


The colder the room you sleep in the more likely you will have bad dreams.


In 1987, a 1,000cc motorbike travelled one mile at the Illawarra mini bike club here in New South Wales, Australia. It was carrying 46 passengers.


Italy once had a campaign for Schweppes Tonic Water that translated the name into “Schweppes Toilet Water”.


November translated literally means the ninth month, even though now days it is the eleventh month.

7 comments:

Janie Junebug said...

I'd like to see a photo of the motorbike with all those passengers.

Love,
Janie

CWMartin said...

September, October, and December are like that too. Because Augustus added July and August.

Juli said...

I wonder what room temperature evokes good dreams?

Nancy Chan said...

If it is too cold, I won't be able to sleep. Have a great week.

Margaret D said...

Interesting facts Jo-Anne.
Gosh the rule of thumb, didn't know that one at all.

Kea said...

That Italy ad campaign one made me laugh.

But that rule of thumb...ugh. Sadly, even today far too many women and girls are victims of abuse at the hands of men.

Anyway, as usual, I didn't know any of those, so thanks for posting!

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Janie...........Me too

Chris..........Yeah, doesn't srprise me

Juli............Me too

Nancy.............I get that

Margaret............Thanks

Kea.............Yeah me too, I know such a law says a lot about how people thought/think of females.

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