happy bank holiday y’all! gotta love a long weekend 😎 … means just four days at work this week 👌🏻 (for me, it’s four days before going off on holiday! 😬)
anyway, it’s a funny saying ‘bank holiday’ … ever wondered where it came from? 🤔 well, here you go 😉
#tdil when and where the name ‘bank holiday’ originated 🙌🏻 Continue reading “today i learned – mon 28th 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”
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 😂
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 😂. Continue reading “today i learned – tues 8th aug 2017”
as promised yesterday, today i’ve been looking into that whole taking a picture of a black hole thing that i mentioned 😏
headache gone and black hole sun blasting in my lug ‘ole 👂🏻 (it’s by soundgarden … it’s ace … get on it!) it’s time to go full science on this shizz 🤓
#tdil i learned that scientists may have managed to take a real life actual photo of a black hole 😱 … that’s actually nuts. Continue reading “today i learned – mon 7th aug 2017”
i has originally planned to be super efficient today … i was going to have this all written and posted by lunchtime! however, i’m not good at efficient – so, we’re back to racing against the clock! 😒
that said, i’m sooooo impressed with today’s fact … it has legit blown my mind 😵 like, what the actual?!
#tdil that an iphone 📱 with a full hard drive is actually heavier than it was the day that you picked it up 😱. Continue reading “today i learned – sat 5th aug 2017”
apparently it’s national beer day today … well, according to facey-b it is – so it has to be true?! as such, i was initially going to do a beer based fact today 🍺
however, in my search for beer based facts, i stumbled upon something much much better (and loosely related to beer).
#tdil of the existence of a sport called ‘wife carrying’ 😅 Continue reading “today i learned – fri 4th aug 2017”
now, i’m really really lucky to have a job that i properly enjoy … like, i basically do what i dreamt of as a kid 😍.
even so, i can’t help but really want the job that i learned about today 😬 i’m pretty sure you’ll agree as soon as you hear the job title 😏
#tdil that nasa is currently hiring a new ‘planetary protection officer’ 😎 … i’m sorry, but that is the coolest job title ever. Continue reading “today i learned – thurs 3rd august 2017”
have you ever just looked at someone fairly useless and just thought “how do you even manage to life?!” 😳
in the animal kingdom, i guess the equivalent entity to this would be the jellyfish … like, they have no bones, no heart and no brain … how are they even a thing?! 🤔 well:
#tdil how jellyfish are even alive 🐙 … i also learned that they aren’t even fish!? 🐠 (there isn’t a jellyfish emoji … so octopus will have to do 💁🏼) Continue reading “today i learned – weds 2nd aug 2017”
right, i’m going to get straight into it … the apocalypse is coming and it’s all facebook’s fault 😭 i know that we’ve had lots of possible apocalypses on this blog … but this one is legit 🤙🏻
(also, on a brighter facebook note, the blog now has a facebook page! you should go ->here<- and follow it so you’re always up-to-date! 😬)
#tdil that facebook shut down two robots earlier today because they taught themselves a new language that only they understood 🤖☠️ Continue reading “today i learned – tues 1st aug 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”
have you ever been having a whale of a time when suddenly your neck or back decide to become mad painful? 😣
you know, that sharp pain that makes it impossible to look in certain directions? subsequently making it really easy for lions to creep up on you? yeah, that happened to me today … minus the lions … made for a good fact though 😏
#tdil what knots in muscles actually are 🤙🏻 … turns out that they aren’t actually knots 🙃 Continue reading “today i learned – sun 30th july 2017”
despite the fact that i’ve spent all day with mad racing cars 🏎 … today’s fact is going to be about presidents and planes ✈️ (that should be an album).
originally, I’d wanted to get another shark week fact in there … but i didn’t learn anything fun about them today 😭
#tdil that air force one isn’t actually one plane … it’s any air force plane that the president is on 🤙🏻 Continue reading “today i learned – sat 29th july 2017”