Tuesday, 30 November 2010

What I've learnt this week (slightly less late edition)

Gary Numan is, in fact, older than Gary Oldman.

Only about 75% of ginger cats are male.

Andrew Marr used to write the Bagehot column in the Economist.

Bernard Matthews, the most famous man in the British turkey industry, died on Thanksgiving.

Honesty is only for poor people, apparently.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

What I've Learnt (very late edition)

It can be very difficult to stop eating freshly-roasted pumpkin seeds.

Some people think Catherine Of Aragon might have had an eating disorder.

The reason I only like carrots when they're cooked certain ways might be to do with the sugar content. This also applies to many root vegetables.

The least-downloaded Beatles song last week was 'What Goes On' from Rubber Soul.

It was possible to take very vivid colour photos as far back as the 1950s, at least if you had the lighting conditions of Morocco.

Friday, 5 November 2010

What I've learnt this week

The association of red with the Republicans and blue with the Democrats in the US only seems to date back to the year 2000.

JML direct stands for John Mills Limited.

Japan has no daylight saving time.

e-books are subject to VAT, whilst of course printed books are not.

A colleague of mine once applied to become a firefighter. He didn't get the job.