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Things I've Learned This Week: 15th September 2017
1.  David Morris, now the
MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale, once appeared on Top of the Pops playing the
keyboards behind Rick Astley as Astley sang “She Wants to Dance With Me”. 2. The Oksapmin people of New Guinea count using base 27.
The system is based on...
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Things I've Learned This Week: 8th September 2017
1. In ancient Greece, victors at the Isthmian and Nemean Games
were crowned with celery. 2. Twiggy is the woman on the cover of David Bowie’s
“Pin-Ups” album. 3. In 1984 Bruce Springsteen and E. Street Band member Steven
Van Zandt, were thrown out of Disney...
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Things I've Learned This Week: 25th August 2017
1. Every
year, there’s a Microsoft World Championships. The 2017 World Excel Champion
(2016 version) is 17 year old Jack Dumoulin from Virginia. 2. Richard
Thompson’s first solo album, “Henry the Human Fly”, is believed to be the worst
selling album in Warn...
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Things I've Learned This Week: 18th August 2017
1. There are over 700 Confederate statues in the USA. 2. Actor and legendary children’s TV presenter Derek
Griffiths sang backing vocals on The Beatles’ "I am the Walrus". 3. A cockroach can run at about 80cm a second. 4. Evelyn Waugh’s first wife, also cal...
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Things I've Learned This Week: 4th August 2017
1. 80-90% of all adult Loggerhead Turtles are female. 2. There’s a museum devoted to Spam (the foodstuff, rather
than unwanted emails) in Austin, Minnesota. 3. Although Bob Dylan first recorded “All Along the
Watchtower” in 1967, he didn’t perform it live u...
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Things I've Learned This Week:14th July 2017
1. In 1992 Nuneaton became the first town in the world to
have an outdoor condom machine. 2. The storm that makes up Jupiter’s Red Spot has the
strength of a Category 20 hurricane. 3. The actress, Susan Skipper provided the first female
voice for a sat-nav ...
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Things I've Learned This Week: 7th July 2017
1. Barristers wigs are made of French horsehair and come
with a guarantee that they are free of anthrax. 2. Since 2010, the winner of the Nascar Race held at New Hampshire
Motor Speedway wins a giant lobster, traditionally called Loudon. After the
photos, t...
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Things I've Learned This Week: 30th June 2017
1. “The Rescuers” (1977) was the first Disney film to have a sequel. “The Rescuers Down Under” came out in 1990. 2. When John Travolta was learning his dance moves for Saturday Night Fever, the rehearsals were done using songs which didn’t appear in the fil...
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Things I've Learned This Week: 16th June 2017
1. Zeppo Marx, the 5th Marx brother, founded Marman Products, an aerospace manufacturer that made the clamps that held the atomic bomb released on 9 August 1945 above the Japanese city of Nagasaki. 2. The Howard Hughes designed Hughes H-4 Hercules flying bo...
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Things I've Learned This Week: 26th May 2017
1. Roger Moore’s star on the Hollywood Hall at fame is appropriately at 7007 Hollywood Boulevard. 2. Norfolk gets the least rainfall of any county in the UK. 3. Laszlo Biro, the man who invented the first commercially successful ballpoint pen, also invented...
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