today i learned – tues 29th aug 2017

more talk of food today πŸ™ŒπŸ» the best topic for a blog post (other than space and mythbusting) 😬

much our last food fact (where we discussed the great wasabi conspiracy … read that ->here<-) we’ve been lied to once again 😭

#tdil that french fries 🍟 didn’t actually originate in france 😳 (why so many lies food industry?!) Continue reading “today i learned – tues 29th aug 2017”

today i learned – thurs 24th aug 2017

alright gang, we’re back to mythbusting today! πŸ€“

what i hope you take away from this – if you’re not already aware – is that you totally should trust the internet πŸ™ˆ treat it like a cute angry dog: give it a pat on the head and enjoy its company but don’t trust it won’t try to eat you πŸ‘πŸ»

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

today i learned – sun 20th aug 2017

today, we’re going kind of mythbusters 😎 these are undoubtedly some of my favourite posts! 😬 … second to space of course πŸ‘πŸ»

unlike mythbusters, however, this is actually something true! 😏 i’ll be honest, i really really hoped that it was 😱

#tdil there really is sometimes a green flash when the sunsets β˜€οΈ 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 😏 go on … we all do it … if you don’t, then you should! it’s funny πŸ˜‚

that pretty much sets the tone for today! we’re going all out yawn central up in this beast 😎

#tdil the reasons why scientists think we yawn and why yawns are contagious 😲 <- that’s as close as we’re getting to a yawn emoji πŸ˜‚. 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 we’re going to dive back in time to look at another childhood myth πŸ‘πŸ» basically, i’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 😬

#tdil that swallowed chewing gum doesn’t stay in your digestive tract for seven whole years πŸ˜… 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 … 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”