Ten more things we might not have known…

The BBC web-site has articles as well as news and information about TV and radio programmes. I mentioned something posted there last week, ten things we didn’t know – apparently. Well, this week here are ten more things…

  1. Jamaica, Colombia and Saint Lucia are the only countries in the world where a woman is more likely to be a boss than a man – I guess this might be in the pub quiz, so maybe I need to know
  2. No-one has won a Spot The Ball competition for 10 years – I didn’t know they still had spot the ball
  3. You can buy a Lycra outfit for a camel – well, that’s rather a lovely thought… what colour I wonder?.
  4. Shredded Wheat’s early packaging recommended serving it with a poached egg – shredded wheat was first produced in 1890
  5. Edwards County, Texas, has roughly one person and 22 goats per square mile – maybe if you lived there you might be interested, or if you were a goat
  6. One in 10 of Britain’s train carriages flush toilet waste straight onto the railway tracks – I didn’t realise this still happened… pretty disgusting in 2015!
  7. Men are less promiscuous when women are scarce – pretty obvious I would have thought
  8. A recently published image of a thresher shark giving birth may be the only photograph ever taken of an oceanic shark in labour – OK…
  9. About 30 copies of Charlie Hebdo are sold in the UK in a normal week – most people had never heard of it until last week… sad that the reason we now know of it is because of the vile outrage committed at their offices
  10.  Thundersnow is like a thunderstorm but brighter, less noisy and with snow instead of rain – yes, the weatherman told me.


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