Friday, November 23, 2007

Friday`s Amazing Facts






Egyptians , Indians ands Turks search for sex on Google more than any other nationality. Hitler is the most popular in Germany Austria and Mexico. Nazi in Chile Australia and Britain and in Venezuela David Beckham gets the most hits ( Reuters 17.10)

20 million Britons receive tax credits ( DT)

Two thirds of the worlds people have never seen snow ( Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar 2008)

2600,000 Britons get incapacity benefit


In Britain the mean average weekly wage for foreign born workers is £424 compared with £395 for native born( Times 17.10)

Over 2,000,000 are on income support (DT )

In 2005/6 the City Of London Police Force carried out 6846 stops of pedestrians and vehicles without finding enough evidence to justify a single arrest ( Guardian 31.10.07)

The word trivia means Tri ( Three) via ( roads) and refers to a corner where women would gather to exchange ...trivia*( Me)

The Harrapan civilisation in what is now Pakistan had flushing Toilets in houses linked with drains in 2500BC


China won 63 medals at the 2004 Olympics 32 of them gold . India won one silver at shooting

About 11% of the British are left handed up from 3 % a century ago( Sunday Times 16.9)...SORRY FOR PREVIOUS TYPO

In Britain 11 walkers have dies as a result of cow stampedes in the last ten years ( Mail)

Last year more women than men were ordained in the C of E ( 244 to 234) Guardian

It is legal to kill an Scotsman armed with a bow and arrow in York ( Electro Kevin says ... )

In central London in the late 17th century post was delivered 12 times a day ( Confessions of a Literary hedonist Anne Faidman)


The three most common requests by people planning their own funeral are to be cremated with their pet , to have a mobile in the coffin and to ensure they are dead ( Age concern)

19 comments:

mutleythedog said...

I have been stampeded at by cows - it lacks humour as a activity...

Margorie said...

I am amazed that there are only 115 left handed people in Britain.

Newmania said...

Ooops Margorie that is a typo i `ll just chnage that......(ugh)

Ed said...

Do you think the number of left-handers has increased or just that these days people are allowed to admit it?

There are a surprising number of left-handers and they tend to congregate in niches - e.g. about half the people at this firm are, and a good chunk of people on my course at University were too.

Daisy said...

i remember going to school with a lefty and the nuns would tie his left hand behind his back at school to make him write right...i always thought it was cruel but he was listed as right handed...perhaps that is why there are more now...just a thought

Newmania said...

Its a wierd fact isn`t it . I wonder if right handers have a better survival rate in child birth and the death rate has gone down so much it doesn`t show

Philipa said...

Yup, think I'd want a mobile, with a back-up battery and guaranteed coverage.

tory boys never grow up said...

They used to encourage boys in Yorkshire to bat left handed even when they were naturally right handed - something to do with not hitting across the line. Chris Old was an example - although I'm not sure it helped that much in his case.

Nevertheless yet another example of what the North does today the rest of the World does tomorrow!

tory boys never grow up said...

They used to encourage boys in Yorkshire to bat left handed even when they were naturally right handed - something to do with not hitting across the line. Chris Old was an example - although I'm not sure it helped that much in his case.

Nevertheless yet another example of what the North does today the rest of the World does tomorrow!

Lord James-River said...

That's amazing, NM - glad you had the time to look all that up.

Nick Drew said...

aha, there you are TB ! Gordon Brown in fine fettle, I see

well, it's been a tiresome week all round

Philipa said...

Daisy - that's dreadful and Nuns did that? Just goes to show that religion does not necesarily go hand in hand with kindness or intelligence.

electro-kevin said...

Mermaid of Moorgate suggests that we invite Gordon Brown to an archery contest ...

... in York.

hatfield girl said...

You missed out the son of St Albans version of the Croatian national anthem which, according to transfattyacid, so cheered them they won.

CityUnslicker said...

child benefit should be scrapped full stop; and this from one who receives it.

the state wishes to make us all pleased to be in receipt of its gracious largess.

A saddening state of affairs.

Newmania said...

what the North does today the rest of the World does tomorrow!


God I hope not

Newmania said...

Sioirry unable to reply to everyone I have been off line all weekend and qwillr ermain so for a week

Newmania said...

Ha ! EK I see you poppee in to see your own name , I thought that was an excellent fact

mutleythedog said...

Well that is Lewes for you Mr N! I am surprised you have not been eaten or something already... they are only pretending you know, and biding their time...

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