today i learned – sun 15th oct 2017

don’t ask how i came across this fact today … but we’re talking about house flies today πŸ‘πŸ»

it’s another one of those β€œyou’ve always thought this is true but you’ve been lied to” deals πŸ™ƒ

#tdil house flies actually live for between 15-25 days 🐝 (ios 11.1 has a grasshopper emoji and a t-rex emoji but still no house fly?!) Continue reading “today i learned – sun 15th oct 2017”

today i learned – mon 21st aug 2017

i’ll be honest, this is possibly going to be a slightly rushed one πŸ™ˆ granted, if i want people to read these posts, i probably shouldn’t start with something like that πŸ˜….

anyway, the reason for the rushing is partially due to #busy but also partially due to the topic of today’s fact!

#tdil the reason why insect bites start to itch more if you scratch them πŸ•· Continue reading “today i learned – mon 21st aug 2017”

today i learned – thurs 6th july 2017

this fact that i do in fact have for thee today may just make you very happy … it’s an excuse to drink alcohol 😬🍸

but wait, there’s more! it’s also a way to stop mosquitos from trying to eat you πŸ‘πŸ» something that i for one really need in my life 😭

#tdil that drinking gin and tonic can deter mosquitos 😎 … literally the best way to get rid of horrid insects that want your blood!Β  Continue reading “today i learned – thurs 6th july 2017”

today i learned – weds 28th june 2017

first of all, can we all just take a second to recognise that it is already almost the end of june?! what the actual futon?! 😱 #timegoestoofast.

anyhew, to business! today’s fact is possibly one to be avoided by anyone who suffers from spider based fears πŸ•·.

#tdil that there is an old wives tale that says spiders are scared of conkers πŸ€” (i also learned the correct spelling of conkers πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚). Continue reading “today i learned – weds 28th june 2017”

today i learned – mon 26th june 2017

for today’s lovely little fact of the day, we’re heading back into the disturbingly interesting world of tiny bugs.

this fact actually came from snapchat again … that is quickly becoming one of my major sources of content … i’m not really sure how i feel about this πŸ€”.

#tdil that there is a bug out there that has the power to turn you vegetarian πŸ”. Continue reading “today i learned – mon 26th june 2017”

today i learned – tues 11th apr 2017

despite the fact that we’ve been on holiday for almost a week now, last night was the first time that we’ve actually encountered the infamous cockroach (this year at least). 

as you’d expect, as charlie (that’s his name) came barreling towards our patio, there were screams & shouts and a rather large kerfuffle broke out. it was highly amusing watching multiple people jump onto chairs like the lady out of tom and jerry πŸ˜‚

after all of the excitement had ended and conversation began once more, there were no end of claims about how indestructible roachs are and how squashing them releases their eggs πŸ€”. 

i’ve subsequently investigated this fact πŸ‘πŸ» #tdil that you don’t release the young in some horror movie-esque way when you step on a cockroach (to be honest, you shouldn’t be stepping on them anyway … it’s mean 😠). Continue reading “today i learned – tues 11th apr 2017”