today i learned – mon 6th nov 2017

ever been on holiday to another country and then had to randomly drive on the β€˜wrong’ side of the road? (wrong definitely depends where you live! πŸ™ˆ) yeah, what’s with that!? πŸ€”

it was actually my mom that raised this question … it’s a real good one 😎

#tdil the reason why different countries drive on different sides of the road πŸš— Continue reading “today i learned – mon 6th nov 2017”

today i learned – sat 2nd sept 2017

whilst browsing the internetweb, looking for shizz to learn, i stumbled across this rather incredible fact about hot air balloons πŸ˜‚

like, it sounds like something that would be a good plot for an episode of the mighty boosh πŸ™ˆ #missyou

#tdil that the first things to travel in a hot air balloon were a sheep, a duck and a rooster 😳 πŸ‘πŸ¦†πŸ“. Continue reading “today i learned – sat 2nd sept 2017”

today i learned – tues 15th aug 2017

as you may have heard in the news, big ben is soon to fall silent for a while so that some important restorations can take place 👍🏻 (i think, i haven’t actually read about it).

anyway, with all of this talk of big ben, i thought i’d kind of jump on the band wagon by learning something giant london clock landmark based ⏰ (i’m sure that there used to be a big ben emoji)

#tdil the actual name of the big ben tower and that no one actually knows who the bell was named after 😂 #fail Continue reading “today i learned – tues 15th aug 2017”

today i learned – sun 13th aug 2017

right, i’m afraid this is going to be another one of those fairly quick ones 😅 got lots to do and all that 👍🏻

any way, today’s fact concerns itself with my dogs’ favourite toy – the frisbee (there’s no emoji for that ☹️).

#tdil that the dude who revolutionised the frisbee, was cremated and turned into frisbees when he died #rip … that’s commitment to the cause!? Continue reading “today i learned – sun 13th aug 2017”

today i learned – mon 31st july 2017

of all of the random stuff that has appeared on this blog … i’m going to go ahead and say that this is one of the more surprising 😂.

today, we’re heading into a wonderful world that combines corn with shoes 🤔 confusing, huh?

#tdil that the original measurement used for shoe size was ‘barleycorn’ 😳 Continue reading “today i learned – mon 31st july 2017”

today i learned – sun 23rd july 2017

today, i have had one of the most stereotypically english days ever … it has been ruddy glorious! it has been tweed galore!

it has also been filled with mad racing cars firing themselves up a really steep hill 🏎 … basically, i’ve been to goodwood but without any of the horrendous queues or commercialism. i also learned some stuff! 😏

#tdil how the phrase “flying by the seat of your pants” came about 🤙🏻 … there’s clue in the phrase, if i’m honest 🙃 Continue reading “today i learned – sun 23rd july 2017”

today i learned – tues 18th july 2017

today’s random little learning actually came about yesterday whilst waiting to be served at an audi parts store …

despite that, it has absolutely nothing to do with audi … or even cars at all 🚗, for that matter. i’ve no idea how it came about but somehow we’re today jumping back into the worlds of phrase origin and superstition 💀

#tdil how the phrase ‘touch wood’ or ‘knock on wood’ came about 🤔 (yes, this does still count as a tdil … only the question came about yesterday, the learning happened right now!) Continue reading “today i learned – tues 18th july 2017”

today i learned – sun 9th july 2017

i actually decided to look up today’s fact after it came to me during a formula one fuelled nap 🏎 … let’s be honest, it wasn’t the most exciting race that there has ever been.

i feel like i can’t be the only person who has ever wondered about today’s fact and it’ll totally be usable next time you watch f1 at the pub 😏

#tdil the reason why the three dudes on the podium spray champagne on the crowd below 🍾 Continue reading “today i learned – sun 9th july 2017”

today i learned – weds 10th may 2017

so, it was actually my mother who suggested today’s topic πŸ‘πŸ». when she did, i was all like “i already know the answer to that one” 😏.

regardless, i decided to do some research into the subject … turns out that i’ve been lied to my entire life πŸ˜’ last time i trust a ricky gervais podcast as a base of knowledge πŸ’πŸΌ

#tdil the reason that people started clinking glasses when doing a toast πŸ₯‚. Continue reading “today i learned – weds 10th may 2017”