Category Archives: Lessons

Apparantly we learn something new every day. To see if this is true my new years resolution is to record what I learn each day. Note it is not to learn something new every day so it must be something I learn as I go about my normal life.

Olympic Excitement

Olympic year is always a special one for lovers of the 4 times table… Continue reading

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December 29th – 31st

Wednesday 29th December (3 days to go) Some stick insects can grow up to 13 inches (33cm) long. Thursday 30th December (2 days to go) Sepp Blatter is up for re election next year as chief corruptor of football (ie … Continue reading

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December 22nd-28th….(nearly there!)

Penultimate list of daily facts Continue reading

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15th – 21st December

Wednesday As medicine advances the percentage of HIV carriers in a population tends to stabalise, so a reduction in this percentage could be a sign of poor health provision. Thursday Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency was based partly from ideas … Continue reading

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8th-14th December…

Wednesday The probability of drawing unique names in a secret Santa is an alternating series that eventually converges at 1/e. (Obvious once I realised that it is related to derangements). Thursday Individual African elephants can have different numbers of ribs. … Continue reading

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December Lessons (1st-7th)

Wednesday Anil Kapoor = Slumdog millionaire quiz host = President Omar Hassan in day 8 of 24. Thursday The wessex and essex saddleback pig can crossbreed to form the british saddleback. Friday The largest rabbit in the world is the … Continue reading

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24th – 30th November lessons

Wednesday The first 4 digits of the security number on a credit or debit card is the last 4 digits of the card. Thursday Brick cheese (which I was told does not exist when at school) is from the USA … Continue reading

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17th November – 23rd November Lessons

Wednesday The pigpen code is also known as the freemasons cipher Thursday A driving theory test costs £31 (on 17th November 2010). Friday Heathrow terminal 2 is due to reopen for the 2012 olympics Saturday hugh laurie’s father won an … Continue reading

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November 10th – November 16th

Wednesday I learnt how a XOR goat cardboard model works. Thursday Koch described the snowflake curve in 1904. Friday There is a train from Bridgwater to Taunton at 1.07 am on Saturday morning. Saturday I learnt the identity of South … Continue reading

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November 3rd – November 9th

Wednesday African Pangolins mainly give birth to one offspring at a time whereas the Asian ones are more likely to go for twins or triplets. Thursday The collective noun for hamsters is a horde. Friday The real Maria Von Trapp made … Continue reading

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