today i learned – tues 29th aug 2017

more talk of food today ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป the best topic for a blog post (other than space and mythbusting) ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

much our last food fact (where we discussed the great wasabi conspiracy … read that ->here<-) weโ€™ve been lied to once again ๐Ÿ˜ญ

#tdil that french fries ๐ŸŸ didnโ€™t actually originate in france ๐Ÿ˜ณ (why so many lies food industry?!) Continue reading “today i learned – tues 29th aug 2017”

today i learned – thurs 24th aug 2017

alright gang, weโ€™re back to mythbusting today! ๐Ÿค“

what i hope you take away from this – if youโ€™re not already aware – is that you totally should trust the internet ๐Ÿ™ˆ treat it like a cute angry dog: give it a pat on the head and enjoy its company but donโ€™t trust it wonโ€™t try to eat you ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

#tdil the rumours about nasa confirming 15 days of continual darkness in november are full on fake news ๐Ÿ™ƒ Continue reading “today i learned – thurs 24th aug 2017”

today i learned – sun 20th aug 2017

today, weโ€™re going kind of mythbusters ๐Ÿ˜Ž these are undoubtedly some of my favourite posts! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ … second to space of course ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

unlike mythbusters, however, this is actually something true! ๐Ÿ˜ iโ€™ll be honest, i really really hoped that it was ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

#tdil there really is sometimes a green flash when the sunsets โ˜€๏ธ Continue reading “today i learned – sun 20th aug 2017”

today i learned – mon 14th aug 2017

now, what i actually learned today was a couple of things: firstly, my massive petrolhead uncle used to be a cyclist who deliberately rode uphill 😳 #umwhat. secondly, lots of many things about North Korea 🙃.

despite this, today’s fact isn’t either of the above 👍🏻 mainly because the first one probably won’t be useful in many pub quizzes and the second might end up with me being blown up by artillery or something #notideal 🔫

#tdil that it’s a myth that your entire body is replaced every 7-10 years 🤔 Continue reading “today i learned – mon 14th aug 2017”

today i learned – tues 8th aug 2017

admit it, last time you yawned, you tried to get as many people to join in as possible ๐Ÿ˜ go on … we all do it … if you donโ€™t, then you should! itโ€™s funny ๐Ÿ˜‚

that pretty much sets the tone for today! weโ€™re going all out yawn central up in this beast ๐Ÿ˜Ž

#tdil the reasons why scientists think we yawn and why yawns are contagious ๐Ÿ˜ฒ <- thatโ€™s as close as weโ€™re getting to a yawn emoji ๐Ÿ˜‚. Continue reading “today i learned – tues 8th aug 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 – weds 12th july 2017

today is another one of those days where weโ€™re going to dive back in time to look at another childhood myth ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป basically, iโ€™m going to ruin your childhood beliefs… again.

heading under the microscope today is an age old saying about what happens when you swallow chewy chewing gum ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

#tdil that swallowed chewing gum doesnโ€™t stay in your digestive tract for seven whole years ๐Ÿ˜… Continue reading “today i learned – weds 12th july 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 … itโ€™s an excuse to drink alcohol ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿธ

but wait, thereโ€™s more! itโ€™s also a way to stop mosquitos from trying to eat you ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป something that i for one really need in my life ๐Ÿ˜ญ

#tdil that drinking gin and tonic can deter mosquitos ๐Ÿ˜Ž … literally the best way to get rid of horrid insects that want your blood!ย  Continue reading “today i learned – thurs 6th july 2017”

today i learned – tues 4th july 2017

todayโ€™s fact is quite possibly going to debunk a myth that almost every child will have definitely heard whilst in the playground at school.

in fact, the thing that weโ€™re looking into today is something that actually terrified me during good ole hayfever season ๐Ÿ˜ณ

#tdil the reason why your eyes always close when you sneeze ๐Ÿคงย  Continue reading “today i learned – tues 4th july 2017”