1000 facts

Good morning world, or good evening, depending on where in the world you are. This morning I overslept , I don’t remember the alarm going off at all, Jessica dropped Leo of at around 8.45am she had an appointment at the Royal Newcastle Medical Centre at 9.30am she had to have an MRI done.

It is a cold wet day and Tim wanted to take the car to work so she is going to take me to my appointment at 12.30pm I am having an ultrasound done of my left ankle which is much better and really I think it is a waste of time.

Anyway here is today’s did you know facts:

The Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is roughly the same size as San Francisco

There is a chemical called “Scrooge” which is specially designed to smell bad, much like a skunk’s smell but worse. A typical use of Scrooge is to spray it in doorways to unguarded inner city buildings to keep tramps away.

The oldest city in Britain is Ripon, which received its original charter in AD 886

A balloon released into the jet stream would take two weeks to travel completely around the globe

A baby Blue Whale gains 200 pounds per day while drinking 50 gallons of milk

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Have you heard of…….Leonardo da Vinci

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Ok here we are at another Thursday, and another have you heard of……………..

This week it’s Leonardo da Vinci, heard of him, unless you live under a rock in a cave I am sure you have indeed heard of him.

He was born on the 15th April 1452, in Tuscany Italy, he is famous for painting the Mona Lisa one of the world’s most famous and valuable paintings.

He also designed canals, cathedrals and castles with central heating, yeah central heating what the hell…………..

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He made drawings of what we know as a helicopter, hovercraft, tank, machine guns, cranes, parachute and a submarine. Drawings of things that will not be invented for hundreds of years to come. What a man…………….

He was largely self-educated and filled dozens of notebooks with drawings of his inventions, observations and theories but much of his writings and drawings were difficult to interpret and he was generally considered ahead of his time and many feel he was not fully appreciated as the genius he was.

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He was the only child his parents had together, they never married each other and they had other children with different people, he had around 16 half siblings.

He died on the 2nd May 1519 at Cloux he was buried nearby in the palace church of Saint-Florentin, during the French Revolution the church was nearly obliterated and its remains were completely demolished in the early 1800’s making it impossible to identify his exact gravesite.

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Lest we forget

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Good morning world, a late start for me today as I had a horrible nights sleep, with some strange dreams anyway here it is ANZAC Day a special day for us Aussies.

The 25th of April was officially named Anzac Day in 1916. ‘ANZAC‘ stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. On the 25th of April 1915, Australian and New Zealand soldiers formed part of the allied expedition that set out to capture the Gallipoli peninsula.

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The legend of Anzac was born on 25 April 1915, and was reaffirmed in eight months’ fighting on Gallipoli. Although there was no military victory, the Australians displayed great courage, endurance, initiative, discipline, and mateship. Such qualities came to be seen as the Anzac spirit.AnzacDayPoster#24Sinai-Palestine

The Anzac legend is also important because it encourages Australians to remember the soldiers who sacrificed their lives for their country. The legend has made such an impression on Australians that we continue to commemorate the landing of the ANZAC soldiers on the shores of Gallipoli on 25 April each year.

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Indestructible Creatures/Immortal Jellyfish

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Good morning Tuesday, it is a lovely Tuesday here, not hot nor cold just nice, I had a sleep in till 7am because I could and because I have nothing to do today, I plan to stay of my feet as much as possible, so my ankle can heal a bit.

As you know Tuesday is indestructible creature day and today’s creature is the Immortal Jellyfish, with a name like Immortal I guess it must be somewhat indestructible.

This mysterious jellyfish is a tiny blob no bigger than a fingernail and can do something incredible, instead of growing old it turns back time and grows young again as weird as that sounds.

Like other animals it reproduces normally and have larvae/ babies, which turn into a tree-like polyp on a seabed and the newborn jellyfish break off from it. However, when it gets old or ill, it can shrink itself into a blob, which turns into a new jellyfish tree and from that a new jellyfish is born. So one jellyfish can instead of dying keep turning back into a polyp and be reborn, now that is weird.

Scientists studying the jellyfish have seen them turn back into polyps again and again in their labs but out at sea there are a lot of predators that feed on the adult jellies, so it is unlikely that any one jellyfish really would live forever at some point it would be eaten.

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Did you know No:13

1000 facts

Hello Monday, what a weekend I have had some family drama, if you are my friend on Facebook you may have seen the drama. I am not going into it again, if you wish to read about it you can do so here: https://jamsthoughts.livejournal.com/

Anyway here are this weeks did you know facts.

Whales have been known to carry around up to one thousand pounds (450kg) of barnacles attached to their skin

The shortest advert ever on TV was for Frango Sweets: it was less than a quarter of a second long

The word Hamster comes from a German word that means “to hoard”

Napoleon was terrified of cats

The skin of a hippopotamus is one and a half inches thick and nearly bulletproof

Sleep

Well hello everyone, how is everyone on this Thursday morning or whatever day or time it is as you read this. I had a sleep in this morning didn’t get up and dressed till 7am.

So let’s talk about sleep, do you have trouble sleeping, when you go to bed do you fall asleep fast or do you toss and turn. Do you need a lot of sleep or not so much, I am one of those people who need around 10 hours a night, Tim however needs only around 6-7 hours of sleep a night.

I sleep on my side usually my left side but there are times when I wake up on my back but when I sleep on my back I end up with a backache which is not good.

Tim has to take phenergan each night to help him get to sleep, this he has been doing for 15yrs. I generally have no trouble getting to sleep at night and don’t need to take anything to help me get to sleep.