Hello, and a very Happy Friday to you. If you’re still on Thursday wherever you live in this world, then take that greeting as an early one for tomorrow.
I’ve learned a few things this week which were real eye openers. The types of things that make your eyes increase to the size of saucers, and then your brain says ….. “Really? REALLY?? Are you sure?“. So, I went on a seek and find the truth mission and I list here a few of the things which I found out this week – which might make your eyes widen to the size of saucers too.
Britons eat 97% of the world’s baked beans. I was really surprised about this. I thought that it would be the USA who would have eaten the most baked beans … Cowboys and all that. But no. Us British are the Baked Bean Babies. We must have some Cowboys here and I don’t know about them! Yeeee Hawww!
There are more stars in the universe than words which have been spoken by all of the humans who have ever lived. I don’t know about you, but there’s something so romantic about that fabulous information. Something which made me stand at the window and look up to the night sky and quietly whisper a long, slow . . . w.o.w!
I also learned:
The Romans used powdered mouse brains as toothpaste. I’m not going anywhere with that one. I’m just putting it out there and saying nurthing. (I’m not judgemental).
And this gave me a moment of eye-popping when I heard about it . . .
France was still executing people by guillotine when the first Star Wars film came out. Yes, I didn’t believe it either. So I went on a seek and find mission to find out the facts just to make sure . . .
Yes … it’s true. France really was still using the guillotine for executions when the first Stars Wars Film came out.
The first Star Wars film was released on May 25th, 1977.
The last person to be executed in France was put to death in September 1977. The death penalty was abolished in French law in 1981. It is now also forbidden by the French constitution, and by several human rights treaties to which France is a party.
I’ve been chatting with Chicken Grandma this week about slugs (and their ability to nosh down on all my Hostas! grrr)…. and I learned this about the gardeners monster: Slugs …. have 4 noses. This is obviously how they found all my Hostas and ate them all. So… I motion that when we get a cold, we should all begin to sneeze over slugs so that they catch a cold and can’t sniff out their favourite treats in our gardens!
Well, I think we’ve reached that moment when we all sit back and enjoy ….
What’s brown and runs around the garden? . . . A fence
What do you call a snail on a ship? . . . A snailor
… and this is one you might have to say out loud . . .
How do you catch a unique cat? . . . Unique up on it.
How do you catch a tame cat? . . . Tame way, unique up on it.
one for the British folks….
How do you get two whales in a car? Start in England and drive west.
and finally …
my last words . . .
Life would be infinitely happier if we could be born at the age of 80 and gradually approach 18!
Y’know … I think that might be something I would give a try! What about you?
Thank you so much for coming and having a coffee with me. I so appreciate your company.
Sadly, this is the last of the regular weekly ‘Things I’ve Learned This Week‘ posts for a while. It’s going on a summer holiday. It will be touring the country, in a VW Campa van, soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying a coffee at each stop on the way. (I hope it sends postcards!)
Just to be clear: ‘Things I’ve Learned This Week’ is taking a summer holiday. Not me. I’m sticking around. You don’t get rid of me that easily! 😀
Until we meet next time, may life treat you kindly, may love find you, and … may you find something to smile about at various moments throughout your days.
With love ~