about and tings (ignore if you’ve been here before 👍🏻)

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 🙂 … go ahead, use it for yourself 🙂 (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 – tues 27th june 2017

i’m currently sat in an entirely dark room (due to a seemingly unending power cut) listening to the crackle of my brilliant wood wick candle … not gonna lie, it’s ruddy sublime 🙌🏻 should do this more often.

this isn’t a shameless plug of wood wick (because i have like five readers … i’d totally sell out for wood wick though 🙃) but you should totally purchase yourself one … smells great, sounds brilliant – it’s like having a fireplace in my room! 😍 anyway, this is totes irrelanvent … on with the show 🙈

#tdil the reason why beer fizzes up when you hit the top of the bottle with another beer bottle 🍺 … (told you that awesome sounding candles were totally irrelevant). Continue reading “today i learned – tues 27th june 2017”

today i learned – sat 24th june 2017

**note: i didn’t finish this before the taxi arrived … so it’s posted very late and half of it was written after much drink … 🥂🍾🍺🍸 #lol. right, on we go!**

alright, this one is going to have to be fairly quick … we’ve a taxi arriving in, like, ten minutes to take us into town and these posts usually take about thirty mins to write 😳

so, in lieu of a time machine that can be used to make me more productive earlier today, we’re just gonna have to get on with the show!

#tdil that it is a myth that sharks can’t get cancer 🦈 Continue reading “today i learned – sat 24th june 2017”

today i learned – fri 23rd june 2017

once again, you have snapchat to thank for this fact … which of course means that we’re totally getting weird and wonderful again today 🙈

(note: snapchat was just the inspiration 😅 i’ve used other sources to check this is legit and to get the details! #crediblesource)

#tdil there is a yearly festival in spain where people dressed as devils jump over babies 🙃👺 Continue reading “today i learned – fri 23rd june 2017”

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 🚀. if you didn’t know until now … well now you do 🙃.

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 👽 (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! 🛰 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 “erm…what?! 😳”

#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 😅 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 🤔 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!!! 😱💵💵 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 👍🏻 turns out, the wordpress app doesn’t work with ios11 yet 🙃 #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”

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