about and tings (ignore if you’ve been here before πŸ‘πŸ»)

oh hey! welcome to my blog :). it’s basically a wonderful world of random facts, generally useless drivel and the odd genius bit of info. think old school karl pilkington facts with more actual facts.

i start every post with #tdil … in my head it means: today i learned πŸ™‚ … go ahead, use it for yourself πŸ™‚ (p.s – i do know how to use capital letters … i’ve just decided not to use them #becauserebel :D)

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today i learned – thurs 22nd june 2017

now, if you’ve read some of my previous blog posts, then you’ll probably know that i’m fairly obsessed with space #thefinalfrontier πŸš€. if you didn’t know until now … well now you do πŸ™ƒ.

anyway, today’s little fact is something that was unveiled earlier this week and basically confirms that at some point aliens are going to come and invade earth πŸ‘½ (it doesn’t … but in my head it does).

#tdil that the kepler spacecraft has found a shed load of planets during its mission … some of which are earth sized and could have water! πŸ›° Continue reading “today i learned – thurs 22nd june 2017”

today i learned – weds 21st june 2017

not going to lie, this one blew my mind a bit … it was one of those where i was looking around for something else and then this caught my eye.

to be honest, after actually researching the whole thing, it makes total sense but at first you’re going to be all like β€œerm…what?! πŸ˜³β€

#tdil that we share 70% of our dna with slugs 🐌 (yes, that’s a snail … blame apple)
Continue reading “today i learned – weds 21st june 2017”

today i learned – mon 19th june 2017

ok so, in my current state of melting, writing this has become somewhat of an effort πŸ˜… i know i moan a lot about the heat but honestly, my bed is now basically a bath 😭.

anyway! the net effect is that this may be quite a short fact i’m afraid (although, that’s partially due to the fact that there isn’t all that much to say about this one!)

#tdil that there are no end of corpses on everest that are used by climbers as waypoints!? ☠️ #morbid Continue reading “today i learned – mon 19th june 2017”

today i learned – sun 18th june 2017

it is literally so hot that my brain no longer works 😩 (i wanted to use a brain emoji there but apparently there isn’t one?!)

anyway, today’s random fact about life came about after a fancy auction appeared on my telly box and i started to wonder what the most expensive thing sold at auction ever was πŸ€” i didn’t actually find out the answer to that … but i did find this gem 😘

#tdil that there are some parking spaces in new york that cost $1,000,000 each!!! πŸ˜±πŸ’΅πŸ’΅ Continue reading “today i learned – sun 18th june 2017”

today i learned – sat 17th june 2017

being the geek that i am, i decided to update my phone to the ios11 developer beta and get the unstable first version of ios11 πŸ‘πŸ» turns out, the wordpress app doesn’t work with ios11 yet πŸ™ƒ #inconvenient.

anyhew, i’m now having to write this in notes and then i’ll hope for the best that this will copy and paste properly 😳 (the silverlining is that notes now has a very aesthetically pleasing font)

#tdil the reason why panting helps dogs to cool down when it’s mad hot 🐢 Continue reading “today i learned – sat 17th june 2017”

today i learned – thurs 15th june 2017

if you’ve been here before, then you’ll probably notice that the blog has had a bit of a spruce 😬 doesn’t it look epic?! 😍 i think this theme makes a bit more sense … easier to navigate πŸ‘πŸ» let me know what you think! 

anyway, getting straight into it today … need sleep. feel ill 😷. (possibly because i used the word ‘lush’ today. 

#tdil that when you have a kidney transplant, they don’t remove the old kidney πŸ€”.  Continue reading “today i learned – thurs 15th june 2017”

today i learned – weds 14th june 2017

i want to start today’s post with an update on something that i wrote about at the end of last month: apple always showing 09:41 as the time when they release an iphone πŸ“± (you can read that –>here<–). 

whilst doing a screen recording of my iphone earlier today, i found out that your phone automatically sets the time to 09:41! #mad. random fact no1 there πŸ‘πŸ» you can have that one for free 😬. anyway, on with the show…

#tdil that bill gates hacked his school’s class scheduling system so that he was put in classes with girls 😏 #slyoldfox (interestingly, iphones don’t try to capitalise bill gates’ name πŸ™ˆ #awks) Continue reading “today i learned – weds 14th june 2017”

today i learned – tues 13th june 2017

once upon a time, one of my fellow students raised their hand and asked our gcse science teacher – “sir, why do people grow old?” πŸ‘΄πŸ» (there wasn’t actually an emoji involved … they weren’t a thing back then).

the reply that sir gave was little more than “scientists don’t actually know … your cells always regenerate, so in theory you should live forever!” πŸ€”. he wasn’t wrong back then … the clever dudes and dudettes in white lab coats had no idea. now, however, it turns out that they do πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ”¬.

#tdil the reason why we grow old and why scientists can’t make us immortal πŸ‘΅πŸ» … prepare yourself people, this could be the most intellectual thing on the blog to date πŸ€“.  Continue reading “today i learned – tues 13th june 2017”

today i learned – mon 12th june 2017

after yesterday’s rather practical and usable fact, we’re going back to just random interesting stuff πŸ‘πŸ» … the blog is back to normal πŸ˜‚.

that said, today’s fact isn’t total drivel like a lot of the posts on here πŸ™‚ instead, it’s one that might just blow your mind. 

#tdil that soap doesn’t actually clean your hands by killing germs πŸ’€ … well, soap that isn’t antibacterial anyway (more on that later). Continue reading “today i learned – mon 12th june 2017”

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