today i learned – fri 28th july 2017

i don’t feel like i’ve been giving the blog enough time recently 😕 it’s been a super busy week, so all of these facts have been a little rushed 😒 #sozza.

i’m afraid that today’s is going to be the same 🙈 not only is it late but i’m mad tired after an 11 hour work day and have another early morning looming 🙃.

#tdil that the little dot that’s sits at the top of the letter ‘i’ actually has a name?! who knew! 😱 Continue reading “today i learned – fri 28th july 2017”

today i learned – thurs 27th july 2017

you know, nature is a pretty amazing thing … somehow, be it through god or otherwise, it has created incredible animals that adapt to all walks of life in unique ways.

even so, there are some combinations that even hollywood directors leave alone 😳 i feel that this is one of them.

#tdil of the existence (well … it used to be a thing) of a shark-like creature that basically had a buzzsaw in its mouth 🙃 Continue reading “today i learned – thurs 27th july 2017”

today i learned – weds 26th july 2017

so, it’s no secret that the government is all about cutting emissions at the moment … possibly because it’s trendy or possibly because they just hate cars #becauseboring 😒

anyway! whilst writing about today’s announcement that new sales of petrol and diesel cars will end in 2040 … i learned something amazing 🙊

#tdil part of the new plans to cut vehicle emissions could be the removal of speed bumps in the uk! 😬😬😬😬 Continue reading “today i learned – weds 26th july 2017”

today i learned – tues 25th july 2017

unlike yesterday’s failed attempt at a shark based fact for #sharkweek 🦈, today has been a success 😏.

because we’re damn super cool on this here blog, we’re gon’ be super awesome and combine two parts of popular culture – selfies and shark week #goals.

#tdil that (in 2015 at least) more people die due to selfies than shark attacks 😳 #awks Continue reading “today i learned – tues 25th july 2017”

today i learned – mon 24th july 2017

didn’t mean to learn this today … originally, i was looking for facts about sharks #sharkweek but i stumbled upon this and found it interesting! 🦈

it’s still relevant … because it’s still about animals … you just need to add land and remove all fins 🙈🐍

#tdil that cobras are actually deaf to ambient noises 😳 … bit embarrassing for all dem snake charmers 😅 Continue reading “today i learned – mon 24th 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 – sat 22nd july 2017

today i was made aware of something horrific … like, a thing of actual nightmares that totally exists in the real world 🙃. just because this blog is a happy place, i guess 👍🏻.

so yeah, there’s a scene in king kong (not the new one and not the original … the jack black one) where all the dudes get stuck in a hole with many bugs. amongst these bugs, there’s a mad worm with huge teeth … can’t be real … can it? 😳

#tdil that the terrifying toothy worm is totally a real thing and it has teeth made of metal … it’s basically a terrifying bond villain 🤙🏻 #rad Continue reading “today i learned – sat 22nd july 2017”

today i learned – fri 21st july 2017

today, we’re going to experience something that i’ve decided to name ‘blogception’ 🤓 … basically, we’re going to discuss blogs on a blog 😂

so yeah, this was actually inspired because i asked if i could write a guest post for someone … maybe i did, maybe i didn’t … at this point, you know better than me. anyway, shall we get on with it? 🙃

#tdil about the history of blogging! like, have you ever just stopped and thought – ‘where on earth did this wonderful idea even come from? 🤔’ (no? me neither until today). Continue reading “today i learned – fri 21st july 2017”

today i learned – weds 19th july 2017

i feel like it’s another day when i want to learn about animals 😏 … you know when it’s just been one of those days?

for this particular animal fact, we’re once again off to the arctic to look a polar bears … you might remember that we discussed polar bears not actually being white a little while ago (you can just go ->here<- for that).

#tdil that polar bears are the world’s largest land carnivores 🐻 (there isn’t a polar bear emoji 😔). Continue reading “today i learned – weds 19th 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 – mon 17th july 2017

ok, this is probably going to be a short one 🙈 … like, really short … but i just couldn’t miss this post out!

wondering why? well, it’s about emojis of course! 😂 possibly my favourite things in the whole entire world … i think i actually prefer emojis to people 🙃.

#tdil that today – 17th july – was #worldemojiday 😱😱😱 a whole day devoted to emojis?! #life 🙌🏻 Continue reading “today i learned – mon 17th july 2017”

today i learned – sun 16th july 2017

back to doing this blog post on time today πŸ‘πŸ» which is always good πŸ™ƒ. anyway, spent the day at the beach today … more specifically, the one where they filmed broadchurch!

whilst that may be, today’s fact has nothing to do with the uk … we’re delving into the wonderful world of korea 😬. this actually came around yesterday whilst watching many kpop videos of goodness with my bestie πŸ€™πŸ» (i looked into it today … so this is totally a thing that i learned today πŸ’πŸΌ)

#tdil that your age in korea is actually different to your age everywhere else in the world πŸ€” Continue reading “today i learned – sun 16th july 2017”