today i learned – mon 28th aug 2017

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”

today i learned – mon 7th 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”

today i learned – sat 5th 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”

today i learned – fri 4th 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”

today i learned – thurs 3rd august 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”

today i learned – weds 2nd aug 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”

today i learned – tues 1st 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”

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 30th 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”

today i learned – sat 29th 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”

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”